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Arkansas Roots

Weekdays noon to 1:00 p.m. and Saturdays noon to 2:00 p.m.

Arkansas Roots  celebrates the music, arts and culture of Arkansas with interviews, vintage and current recordings, and news of upcoming arts and performance events. Program hosts Marty Scarbrough and Mike Doyle emphasize the state’s great musical heritage and its vibrant music scene today.

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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of February 16!


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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of February 9!


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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the Christmas & New Year’s holiday—December 22!


Sister Rosetta Tharpe, a pioneering gospel singer and guitar player from Arkansas, will be among the 2018 inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She was born in the Woodruff County town of Cotton Plant in 1915 and achieved fame in the 1930s.  Tharpe was among six acts announced Wednesday for next year's induction ceremony and will be honored in the category Early Influences. 

Stephen Koch, host of the weekly feature Arkansongs, says given her influence, it’s an honor long overdue. He spoke with KUAR during All Things Considered.

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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of December 15!


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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of December 8!


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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of December 1!


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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during Thanksgiving weekend--November 24!


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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of November 17!


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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of November 10!


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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of November 4!

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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of October 27!


The Little Rock-based Psych of the South record label recently released "Baby Doll," a CD featuring music by a 1960s band called the Playboys, which was a group of teenagers from Pine Bluff.  The group performed regularly in the region around Pine Bluff in the early 1960s.  Under the name The Magnificent Seven, the group released a 45 rpm single in 1962 on the Vee-Eight record label.  An unreleased, live recording of the band from 1963 was discovered, and the new CD features that recording and both sides of the 45 rpm record. 

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The Grammy’s are right around the corner, and 4 music artists from Northeast Arkansas were nominated.  One of the nominees, Jekalyn Carr, is a Gospel music recording artist from West Memphis who had her first hit single at the age of 14.  

Festival Fun -10/21 Weekend

Oct 15, 2016

Arkansas is hosting a variety of fun activities for all types of people- from musicals and wine festivals to corn mazes and haunts!

Travel Writer Kim Williams highlights some family-friendly events happening around Northeast Arkansas. If you or your kids love farm animals, hay mazes, and more fun activities, Williams has the perfect event for you.

Williams also has information on haunted houses, zombie shoot-ups, and a nighttime zip-line for the thrill-seekers.

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