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Maumelle High School welcomes Canadian R&B band

Maumelle High School welcomes Canadian R&B band

MAUMELLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Victoria High School R&B Band from Canada is visiting Maumelle High School Friday, April 24.

This band made up of British Columbia Canadian high school students is expected to arrive in Maumelle between 9:30 and 10 a.m. The band is expected to hold two performances for the Maumelle students, which will occur in the cafeteria. 

The R&B band is working with Arkansas native Al Bell. Bell made an appearance at the Maumelle High School's banquet in 2014. Since then, the school has honored him by creating an 'Al Bell Award of Excellence', which is annually presented to a Maumelle High School band student.

Bell is known for being co-owner of Staxx Records in Memphis, Tenn., as well as being president of Motown Records. 

For more information on this performance, contact the Maumelle High School Booster Club. 

UCA professor promotes new book with 12-foot-long alligator gar

UCA professor promotes new book with 12-foot-long alligator gar

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) - Fish-writer and University of Central Arkansas writing professor Mark Spitzer is driving around Arkansas with a 12-foot-long alligator gar on top of his car to promote his new book, Return of the Gar, just out from the University of North Texas Press.

The last stop on his statewide tour will be at Hastings Books and Music in Conway on Saturday, May 9, from 1-3 p.m. Return of the Gar continues the conservationist crusade Spitzer began 13 years ago to de-stigmatize this monstrous-looking prehistoric fish. Alligator gar, the largest member of the gar family, can grow 11 feet long and weigh more than 300 pounds ― and they’re right here in Arkansas.

Acoustic Music Series Features Tim Sparks

Acoustic Music Series Features Tim Sparks

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Argenta Arts Acoustic Music Series will present Tim Sparks this Thursday, April 16, at The Joint in Argenta. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $20.

Musician Leo Kotke on Tim Sparks, "You can hear Tim Sparks think. He plays by choice not habit: ideas not licks. He's really one of the best musicians I know." 

Maumelle resident celebrates 100th birthday

Maumelle resident celebrates 100th birthday

MAUMELLE, Ark. (KTHV) - A woman born in Israel and now resides in Maumelle, Ark. will be celebrating her 100th birthday on Wednesday, April 15. 

Selma Salem Olaimey was born in Palestine, Israel. She became a citizen of the United States of America in 1999. 

Olaimey currently resides at The Lakes at Maumelle in Maumelle, Ark. where she plays bingo two times a week according to the HR/Payroll Manager Amanda Chatman. 

Olaimey and her family will be celebrating her turning 100 on April 15 at The Lakes at Maumelle. 

 

Monthly food truck meet up in West Little Rock

Monthly food truck meet up in West Little Rock

WEST LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (LRS) – According to Little Rock Soiree, you can now find your favorite food trucks at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church on the fourth Monday of every month.

The magazine said you can expect the trucks to open shop between 5 and 8 p.m. at 20900 Chenal Parkway. It kicks off March 30.

Some of the food trucks expected to attend include:

"Tip a Cop" benefiting Special Olympics Arkansas

"Tip a Cop" benefiting Special Olympics Arkansas

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Law enforcement officers from around central Arkansas will be waiting tables at the Texas Roadhouse locations in North Little Rock and Little Rock Thursday, March 12. 

The Battle of the Badges "Tip a Cop" is a competition between each agency. The one who raises the most money and awareness for Special Olympics Arkansas will have bragging rights as the agency with the most community support. 

All of the proceeds gained from their efforts will go directly to the Special Olympics Arkansas and provide year round training to the 14,000 Special Olympic athletes.

For more information, contact Officer Carmen Helton at (501) 690-2109 or Officer Shana Cobbs at (501) 813-6113.  

Into the Blue: An Evening with President Bill Clinton to Benefit Thea Foundation

Into the Blue: An Evening with President Bill Clinton to Benefit Thea Foundation

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Thea Foundation is excited to announce Into the Blue: An Evening with President Bill Clinton, an inaugural fundraiser to be held Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at the Clinton Presidential Library. This intimate evening will celebrate the work Thea Foundation has accomplished in its 13 years of advocating the importance of the arts in the education of Arkansas’s youth and showcase the talents of several young people who have won scholarships from the Foundation. Into the Blue is presented by Chip and Cindy Murphy, of Little Rock, and co-chaired by Dennis and Gayla Jungmeyer, of North Little Rock.