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New exhibit at Museum of Discovery explores what lives "in the dark"

New exhibit at Museum of Discovery explores what lives "in the dark"

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 26, 2014)- The Museum of Discovery will reveal what thrives in caves, beneath the soil, under the sea, in the shadows of night and within other dark environments in the special exhibition In the Dark, on view September 27 through January 4, 2015.

In the Dark features five immersive zones, enabling visitors to see and experience some of these dark and largely unseen worlds, including the ways people have reacted to darkness throughout history. Each diorama uses mechanical displays, life-size animal models and informational panels to surround visitors with the sights, sounds, smells and sensations of several dark ecosystems. In the Dark's walk-through areas are:

The Darkness of Night

American Heart Association’s Festival of Wines celebrates food and wine

American Heart Association’s Festival of Wines celebrates food and wine

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (CHI) – Taste your way through Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock October 2 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. for the American Heart Association’s Festival of  Wines presented by CHI St. Vincent.

The 11th annual festival is the largest wine tasting event in Arkansas, and since its creation, Moon and Central Distributors have been sharing their wines from around the world. At this year’s festival there will be more than 500 wines from around the world available for sampling.

Patrons can pair the wines with delicious healthy hors d’oeuvres from area restaurants. Featured restaurants include: Arkansas Heart Hospital, Heart Café, Bar Louie, Boulevard Bread Company, Bray Gourmet, Cache, Cheers in the Heights, Chick-fil-A, Ciao Baci, Good Food by Ferneau, P.F Chang’s China Bistro, Samantha’s Tap Room and Wood Grill, Salut, Sweet Love, Table 28, Two Sisters Catering, Whole Hog North Little Rock, and Ya Ya’s Euro Bistro

Little Rock Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission Celebrates Annual World Fest

Little Rock Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission  Celebrates Annual World Fest

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (LR) - More than 2,500 Little Rock students are expected to participate in the 2014 World Fest.

The event happens Fri., Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at War Memorial Park.

Created in 1994 by the Little Rock Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission, World Fest is a multicultural event that offers a variety of learning experiences. Students are provided with a safe, fun and stimulating environment infused with diversity education. This award-winning festival provides rich learning opportunities to students of all grade levels.

World Fest will feature an international flag procession, showcase of foreign language skills, Native-American dancers, and a Samba Rio carnival, among others. Schools also compete in a world cultural fair contest where students prepare graphic board presentations representing a variety of countries.

You can find a schedule of events below:

9:15 – 9:20 a.m. Welcome and School Roll Call

ACANSA Arts Festival kicks off

ACANSA Arts Festival kicks off

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – ACANSA is an arts event never before seen in Central Arkansas.

26 special performances from opera to ballet and even mime will combine with special gallery exhibitions in Little Rock and North Little Rock to produce an event involving hundreds of artists.

On Tuesday, it all begins at the Governor's Mansion with a special reception.

The Governor and Mrs. Beebe will welcome visiting artists to the mansion and salute volunteers who have put it all together.

So where does the term ACANSA come from? It was a Quapaw Village and its name means "southern place." Many people regard the term Arkansas as being native American for "downstream people," but that's actually what "Quapaw" means.

By the looks of it, ACANSAS could certainly be the original Arkansas. But, whatever the history, it's making history in the arts.

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An 'Unforgettable' bridal & fashion show is coming to Hot Springs

An 'Unforgettable' bridal & fashion show is coming to Hot Springs

Little Rock, Ark - Brandon D. Campbell, Little Rock Fashion Week's founder and executive producer, will produce the bridal fashion shows at the 5th annual An Unforgettable Bridal Fair & Special Events Expo on Sunday September 28, 2014 at the Hot Springs Convention Center, located at 134 Convention Blvd. at Hot Springs, AR 71902.

“I’m excited to be working on the bridal runway shows again,” says Campbell. “The clothing styles that will be seen are going to amaze guests. Everyone should expect an out of the box type of bridal show that will provide a positive and enjoyable experience.”                                                    

Old Haunted Warehouse in Little Rock to begin fourth season

Old Haunted Warehouse in Little Rock to begin fourth season

Little Rock, AR - September 17, 2014:  The Old Haunted Warehouse, Central Arkansas’ Best Haunted Attraction, will begin its fourth season of operation on Friday, October 3rd at 3400 Brown Street in Little Rock beginning at 7 pm.  The professionally operated family oriented haunted attraction strives to deliver non-stop scares, entertainment, and laughs to all who visit.  This season will focus on the Blackout Experience where guests are led through the haunted attraction using only a glow stick.

11-year-old captures essence of Arkansas through photos

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV)- Every day we pass hundreds, if not thousands of people. We see their faces, we see their clothes, but we don't always see beneath their image to their essence.

One young Arkansas girl is trying to change that, one picture at a time.

11-year-old Katie Chandler began the Facebook page Humans of Arkansas in July as a way to tell the hundreds of stories we don't see every day.

"Some people reject us and some people are glad to do it," Chandler said smiling.

"Essentially what's she's trying to do is to capture the essence of Arkansas through photographs, and anecdotes, and quotes," added Katie's mother Amanda Chandler.

Even though she's from the tiny town of Newhope, Katie has traveled all over Arkansas, cementing moments in time in Hot Springs, Little Rock and Fayetteville, introducing new characters, triumphs, and tribulations with each snap shot.