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The Arts Revitalize Arkansas's Original Boomtown, HERE Magazine
In many of America’s forgotten towns, the decision to stay has transformative potential. Thanks to the work of Austin Barrow, an Arkansas expat who returned home to build the newly minted Murphy Arts District, El Dorado has gone from deteriorating municipality to cultural hub. Read More
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The 12 Best US Cities to Visit If You Love Music, Pop Sugar
While a hub for arts and music may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about the Southern state of Arkansas, the town of El Dorado — a historic oil boomtown — is changing perceptions. Read More
El Dorado, AR
The 12 Best US Cities to Visit If You Love Music, Pop Sugar
While a hub for arts and music may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about the Southern state of Arkansas, the town of El Dorado — a historic oil boomtown — is changing perceptions. Read More
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In an Arkansas Town, Music Is Key to a Comeback, New York Times
The city of El Dorado, Ark., a two-hour drive south of Little Rock, probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind as an up-and-coming tourist destination, but if Terry Stewart, 71, the former chief executive officer and president of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has his way, this perception may soon change. Read More
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Migos, ZZ Top, Ludacris and Train will headline the weirdest music festival this year, Mashable
El Dorado, Arkansas: home of over 18,000 people, the heart of the 1920s oil boom, and now: The weirdest music festival ever. Come this September, Train, ZZ Top, Ludacris, Brad Paisley and Migos—yes, Migos—will be performing in a five-day festival literally unlike anything else meant to celebrate kick off the new Murphy Arts District (MAD) in El Dorado.  Read More