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Oaklawn cancels Thursday's races

Oaklawn cancels Thursday's races

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Oaklawn management made the decision to cancel Thursday’s nine-race card after more than five inches of rain left the track too saturated for racing.

“The safety of the horses and riders is always our first concern,” said Director of Racing David Longinotti. “The rain began about 3 p.m. Tuesday and has barely stopped since.”

Oaklawn remains open for gaming and simulcast racing. The game room will remain open until 3 a.m. 

Live racing is scheduled to resume Friday with a 1:30 p.m. first post. 

Artist INC Live Argenta Applications Available

Artist INC Live Argenta Applications Available

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - In partnership with the Arkansas Arts Council, Artist INC and the Argenta Arts Foundation, Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) is now accepting applications from artists of all disciplines for Artist INC Live Argenta.

Artist INC Live Argenta is a ground-breaking program that will empower you to take control of your career and create opportunities you've only imagined. Limited to 25 participants, artists gather once a week for eight weeks to learn business
skills specific to their art practice and apply those skills cooperatively with their peers.

Legends in Argenta Festival Features Great Art, Delicious Food, & The Best Live Music

Legends in Argenta Festival Features Great Art, Delicious Food, & The Best Live Music

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Legends in Argenta, presented by 107 Liquor, will be held at The Argenta Plaza, 520 Main St., in the Argenta Arts District.

This free, family-friendly event takes place Saturday, May 30 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

There will be live entertainment by Runaway Planet, The Beckham Brothers Band, FreeVerse, ReCreation Studios & Cirque Arts and Paul Prater. The Waffle Wagon and Agrilla the Bun food trucks will be on hand for all your hunger needs. Diamond Bear Brewing Company and Moody Brews will be there to quench your thirst. There will also be local arts/crafts vendors for a unique shopping experience.

This is a fundraiser for the third annual Legends of Arkansas coming up on Saturday, September 19. Argenta events are possible because of sponsors 107 Liquor, Argenta Arts District, Argenta Downtown Council, Moody Brews, Diamond Bear and Rock Town Distillery.

Acoustic music series presents guitar great Vicki Genfan

Acoustic music series presents guitar great Vicki Genfan

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - As part of the Argenta Arts Acoustic Music Series on every third Thursday, singer and composer Vicki Genfan will add The Joint to her list of played venues.

Genfan has performed at the International Montreal Jazz Festival, Italy’s Soave Guitar Festival, Germany’s Open Strings Guitar Festival and more.

The show starts at 7:30 p.m. For more info, click here. (Courtesy Little Rock Soiree)

Artist INC What Works Workshop Scheduled

Artist INC What Works Workshop Scheduled

Want to find out more about Artist INC What Works? Through their work with over 3200 artists (from musicians, to writers, to painters, to filmmakers), the Artist INC program has identified the common behaviors of successful artist entrepreneurs. In the What Works/What Doesn't? Workshop we will share those behaviors and leave you ready to apply them to your own art practice.

Rescued Shih Tzu puppies up for adoption

Rescued Shih Tzu puppies up for adoption

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Shih Tzu puppies rescued from a puppy mill in Sherwood are now up for adoption.

The 10 puppies were rescued by Sherwood Animal Control on March 17 along with 21 adult Shih tzus from the puppy mill.

Now, Helping Hands for Little Paws says the first litter will be available for adoption at the end of this week.

Don't miss "I Love You But You're Sitting on My Cat" comedy at The Joint

Don't miss "I Love You But You're Sitting on My Cat" comedy at The Joint

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Central Arkansas' premier comedy company, The Main Thing, presents "I Love You, But You're Sitting On My Cat" every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., at The Joint Theater in downtown North Little Rock's historic Argenta Arts District.  

In this original comedy the Fertle Family from Dumpster, Arkansas, has fallen on hard times. The out-of-work kids have moved back home, and suddenly the Fertles are facing a financial emergency. So when the family comes up with a surefire method to win money gambling, they all take a bus trip to the glittering casinos of Oklahoma.