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Officials: Check written for CeeLo's Riverfest performance cancelled

Officials: Check written for CeeLo's Riverfest performance cancelled

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Riverfest organizers are reportedly refusing to pay CeeLo Green part of his payment for his performance over the weekend.

According to Chairman Cheddy Wigginton, Green arrived 35 minutes late and didn't fill his contracted time. He said the contract allotted Green 75 to 90 minutes, while his performance lasted only half of that.

Organizers said Green had received an up-front payment, believed to be about half of the contracted sum of more than $100,000.

Green's manager, Larry Mestel with Primary Wave Management, told THV11 Tuesday that they were given a check after his performance for the remaining balance. Officials said Wednesday afternoon, however, that the check has since been cancelled.

‘THV in Your Town’ feature: Pine Bluff

‘THV in Your Town’ feature: Pine Bluff

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - I spent the day visiting Pine Bluff, walking around and going to different visitor centers. Before I visited the area, I posted on Facebook that I was going to Pine Bluff (See original post: http://on.kthv.com/1jbwVrA). Based on some comments left by folks there, I half-expected to find a city in shambles, with decrepit buildings and sporting a mere shadow of a by-gone era. I was pleasantly surprised to find exactly the opposite.

Museum of Discovery, Clinton Presidential center to offer discounted Riverfest weekend deals

Museum of Discovery, Clinton Presidential center to offer discounted Riverfest weekend deals

Little Rock, Ark. (MOD) In support of and in cooperation with the 37th annual Riverfest, the Museum of Discovery and Clinton Presidential Center are offering visitors special deals on Memorial Day Weekend.

Both major River Market attractions will offer $5 admission all weekend - Friday-Monday, May 23-26 for the Clinton Center and Saturday-Monday, May 24-26, for the museum, which will be closed Friday, May 23.

Also, for Clinton Center, Clinton Museum Store and Museum of Discovery patrons not attending Riverfest, there will be free parking and a free round-trip shuttle from the designed lot located between 4th and 5th streets and Collins Street to each of the attractions.

New splash pad added to Riverfront Park

New splash pad added to Riverfront Park

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Just in time for warmer weather, a hot summer spot for families is opening in Little Rock. Today, kids enjoyed the new splash pad added to the Riverfront Park children's play area.

It's located behind the Marriot Hotel along the Arkansas River and is open to the public. Mayor Mark Stodola said the splash pad will add to downtown Little Rock's appeal.

"I continue to have people who come here and visit who have a chance to walk through this park and they totally blown away and amazed by not only the beauty of the park but all of the amenities," he said.

Two Little Rock businessmen, Wayne Woods and John Burkhalter, are funding the splash pad.

 

‘THV11 in Your Town’ feature: Arkadelphia

‘THV11 in Your Town’ feature: Arkadelphia

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (KTHV) – For my second THV 11 in My Town feature, I headed out to Arkadelphia for a day and found quite a few great things to highlight.

ARKADELPHIA ALLIANCE AND DEMOGRAPHICS

First, I stopped by the Arkadelphia Alliance (Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance and Area Chamber of Commerce if you’re not into that whole brevity thing). There, executive vice president Shelley Loe talked to me about some of the great features in Arkadelphia and what the city had to offer.

If you’re into numbers, the city is home to around 10,714 citizens with 3,736 households as of the 2010 census. (See demographics info: http://on.kthv.com/1hwqnsh) It also offers two accredited 4-year institutions – Henderson State University and Ouachita Baptist University, and the area is home to three school districts—Arkadelphia, Gurdon, and Centerpoint.

Events at Pinnacle Mountain for Spring Break

Events at Pinnacle Mountain for Spring Break

WEST LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (PMSP) - We invite you and your family to attend one of our regularly scheduled interpretive programs. All programs are FREE unless otherwise stated. Children 7-14 should ask at one of the programs on how to become a State Park Explorer.

MARCH 2

  • Morning Birding - 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Join Park Interpreter Maryanne (maryanne.stansbury@arkansas.gov) for a morning of birding with assistance from Central Arkansas Master Naturalists.  Please bring your binoculars and any field guides you find helpful.  We will walk a half-mile paved trail looking for the first signs of spring arrivals.  Wear comfortable shoes and bring water to hydrate. Meeting place: Arboretum Trailhead
Admission: Free

Downtown bridges to put on Valentine’s Day light show

Downtown bridges to put on Valentine’s Day light show

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The bridge in downtown Little Rock are becoming festive once again!

The bridges have been lit with pink and red hues, and on Feb. 14, they will display two special light shows at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. The displays are 5-10 minutes each.

The public is encouraged to take photos of the display and share them on social media with hashtags #riverlightsintherock and #southernaccent.