Tag: Community

Blue Grass Monday to Feature David Davis and Warrior River Boys

PARAGOULD, Ark. — David Davis and the Warrior River Boys will perform a concert of bluegrass music on Monday, April 24, at 7 p.m. at the Collins Theatre, 120 West Emerson Street, in downtown Paragould. The concert is part of the Bluegrass Monday concert series presented by KASU 91.9 FM.

From Alabama, David Davis is continuing a family tradition of singing and playing bluegrass music. In the 1930s, his father and two uncles played and sang in the style of “brother duets,” a forerunner of bluegrass music as it is known today. Following World War II, David’s uncle, Cleo, was in the first incarnation of the Bluegrass Boys, the backing band for Bill Monroe, the man who invented the sound of bluegrass music. Continue reading “Blue Grass Monday to Feature David Davis and Warrior River Boys”

West End Spring Cleanup rescheduled


JONESBORO, Ark. – The West End Neighborhood Association annual Spring Clean-up has been rescheduled for April 29 because of the forecast of rainy weather this weekend.

The West End Neighborhood Association, the Mayor’s Office, the Jonesboro Department of Sanitation, and TRG-Jonesboro have been working together to coordinate the clean-up day, in which neighbors participate from 7:30-11:30 a.m.

Last year’s cleanup collected 15.2 tons of waste, 100 tires and 80 pounds of metal. Continue reading “West End Spring Cleanup rescheduled”

“Harvey” Opens Thursday at WBC

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. – The Williams Baptist College Theatre Program opens its final play of the 2016-17 season on Thursday night.  Mary Chase’s “Harvey” will run Thursday and Friday, April 20-21.

“Harvey,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy, is the story of a perfect gentleman, Elwood P. Dowd, and his best friend, Harvey — a pooka, who is a six-foot tall, invisible rabbit. When Elwood begins introducing Harvey around town, his embarrassed sister, Veta Louise, and her daughter, Myrtle Mae, determine to commit Elwood to a sanitarium. A mistake is made, however, and Veta is committed rather than Elwood! Eventually, the mistake is realized, and a frantic search begins for Elwood and the invisible pooka.

The show begins each night at 7:30 p.m. in WBC’s Old Chapel.  Tickets are $3 for students and senior citizens and $5 general admission.

Featured photo: Bethany Dorton, Maggie Morgan, MaKenzie Free, and Ethan Risley rehearse for WBC’s production of “Harvey,” opening Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

from Grace Stolz, Williams Baptist College Coordinator of Public Relations

Percussion Ensemble Joined by Small Group Jazz in Concert

JONESBORO – The Department of Music at Arkansas State University will present the Percussion Ensemble in its spring concert on Thursday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Fowler Center’s Riceland Hall.

In addition to their program, they will be joined by A-State’s Small Group Jazz ensemble. This concert is free and open to the public. Continue reading “Percussion Ensemble Joined by Small Group Jazz in Concert”

Now – April 24: Snack Pack Drive in Jonesboro

JONESBORO, Ark. – Several businesses are teaming up to help those in need.

Pierce Family Dentistry is hosting a “Snack Pack Drive” today through April 24 at three locations in Jonesboro. Desired snacks include protein and candy bars, water bottles, gum and other like items.

They will be donated to the HUB, Helping Underserved Belong, organization located in Jonesboro. Continue reading “Now – April 24: Snack Pack Drive in Jonesboro”