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‘AETN Presents’ to feature folk artists Still on the Hill Friday

‘AETN Presents’ to feature folk artists Still on the Hill Friday

 

“AETN Presents: On the Front Row With Still on the Hill” will premiere Friday, Nov. 4, at 6:30 p.m. on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN).

“AETN Presents: On the Front Row” is part of AETN Arts Fridays, featuring world class arts and culture programming and locally produced series.

Hailing from the Ozarks, Still on the Hill features a unique brand of Arkansan “folkgrass.” The accomplished multi-instrumental and 2010 Governor’s Arts Award-winning duo of Kelly Mullhollan and Donna Stjerna has produced seven albums since 2001. The group’s repertoire is primarily their own original compositions interspersed with new arrangements of traditional songs.

Still on the Hill performs songs from their newest CD, “Ozark: A Celebration in Song.” The project was born out of their travels in the Ozarks and from collecting song ideas from their audiences during their performances.

Campbell to be honored at Fashion Expo

Campbell to be honored at Fashion Expo

Little Rock Fashion Week’s founder Brandon D. Campbell is being honored by the Beauty Extravaganza Expo with the 2011 Outstanding Contribution to Arkansas Beauty and Fashion Industry award. The presentation will take place Sunday, September 11 at the 1st Annual Beauty Extravaganza Expo inside the Statehouse Convention Center.

“I’m very grateful to receive such recognition by the event organizers,” says Campbell. “Usually, I am the person giving out honors, so to have the light shined on my contributions to Arkansas’s beauty and fashion industry is humbling. To be the first person awarded is something I’ll always cherish.”

Hairstylist Geniese Buford-Simpson, the expo’s creator and organizer, worked as a hairstylist at Campbell’s Little Rock Fashion Week 2010 presentations.

Friday forecast 7/15

High pressure aloft will build over the region over the next couple of days. High heat and humidity will once again plague the region.

Slight chances of showers and thundershowers today with dry and hot weather Saturday.

Friday: Partly Cloudy, 20% T'Storms, H igh 95. Wind NE/SE 5-10.

Hillary Clinton's designer named LRFW fashion icon

Hillary Clinton's designer named LRFW fashion icon

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. --  Little Rock Fashion Week is proud to announce that it has named Martha Dixon as its 2011 LRFW Fashion Icon of the Year.  Martha Dixon was selected for the Fashion Icon of the Year Award because of her remarkable talents as a premier fashion designer, and her selfless contributions to the local community and national fashion industry. Dixon, a 65 year old Clark County resident, gained international recognition for designing elegant gowns for former first lady Hillary Clinton in the late 80s and 90s. Dixon designed the dazzling red satin and beaded gown that Clinton wore at the 1993 Presidential Inaugural Gala.

"Mrs. Dixon is a fashion legend within the community, and her story is one of triumph. She's in a unique category in Arkansas history that should be recognized and celebrated for many, many years.  I look forward to sharing her story with my future kids." Brandon D.

Arkansas's first all-girls fitness camp -- Camp iRock

Arkansas's first all-girls fitness camp -- Camp iRock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC), in collaboration with Arkansas Children's Hospital and Girl Scout-Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas will host its first ever residential fitness camp. Camp iRock is for girls in sixth, seventh and eighth grades and will be held at Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center in Little Rock on June 19-25.

The camp is a week-long program of activities, workshops and exercises aimed at promoting physical activity, healthy lifestyles, and building self-confidence in young girls. Campers will be equipped with the necessary tools and support to help them achieve and maintain optimum fitness and nutrition in their daily lives. The camp is free for 40 girls from around the State of Arkansas.

Lending hands to people homeless, hungry, hurting

Lending hands to people homeless, hungry, hurting

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – On the corner of Highway 161 and Fairfax sits a small church, and tucked just behind that small church is a small food pantry. The place may be small, but the volunteers there have big hearts – and ambitions.

I stopped by Full Gospel Temple to chat with Pastor Ken Mullen and other volunteers about “In Your Hands Ministry,” a program devoted to providing food for the poor and homeless. For eight years, they have devoted themselves to helping people they say are “homeless, hungry and hurting,” going so far as to bus in the homeless from downtown Little Rock for a hot meal and a prayer service.

Every Tuesday, the crew gives away food to needy families behind the church. They also take prayer requests and often have devotion on the spot for those who request it.

Tanaia Esaw: America's Next Top Model?

Tanaia Esaw: America's Next Top Model?

By Dawon Johnson (published in The Vision Magazine Spring Issue)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas has produced two “America’s Next Top Model” winners, and it could be home to a third. Well, if the show is on-air for 10 more years. That’s when Tanaia Esaw, an eight-year-old model from Little Rock, will be eligible for the highly rated reality show.

“I think I’m the best model. When I come out on the stage everybody screams my name,” says Esaw. “I understand when I’m doing good, because people scream out ‘go on girl’ and ‘you better work that stage.’ Modeling makes me feel very happy. It is my life.”

Esaw, a second-grader at Romaine Elementary School, got her start modeling in the summer 2009 at the inaugural Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW). Since her debut, she has appeared in several fashion shows, a commercial and the Martin Luther King Jr. Marade.