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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
Photo by Jay Paul
Billboard Magazine
Brad Paisley, X Ambassadors & Migos To Kick Off $100 Million Music Initiative in Arkansas, Billboard Magazine
When it comes to music and cultural epicenters in the United States, El Dorado, Arkansas isn’t typically at the forefront of peoples’ minds. The area in the south central part of the state, after all, has long been in decline since its 1920’s heyday as an oil boomtown and it doesn't have the music history of its regional neighbors like Memphis, New Orleans or even Muscle Shoals. Read More
Griffin Black & White
Workin' on the Weekend
Standing on the street corner over the weekend I watched as dedicated workers powered through their weekends to finish up some last minute details on the Griffin Buildings eastern facade. The one of the new additions to the building is a VIP balcony that will over look the amphitheater during outdoor shows. In addition, there is a private dining room that looks into the display kitchen where we will be creating some palate pleasing delights. Another balcony extends over the music hall from the same VIP access area. Read More
Klipsch, Hope, Arkansas
Searching for that Sound
Seventy years ago in a tiny tin shed in Hope, Arkansas a man decided to bring live music into his living room. Paul W. Klipsch a member of the engineering and science hall of fame created the Klipschorn which is still produced by hand in the neighboring small town. Read More