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American Idol winner Scotty McCreery takes the stage on June 27

American Idol winner Scotty McCreery takes the stage on June 27

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Country star and American Idol winner Scotty McCreery will take the stage Saturday, June 27, at Magic Springs’ Timberwood Amphitheater in Hot Springs.

The show begins at 8 p.m. Nashville-based singer Cody Purvis opens at 7:00 p.m.

In Woods Expo Coming to Hot Springs June 18-20

In Woods Expo Coming to Hot Springs June 18-20

HOT SPRINGS, ARK. – The In-Woods Expo - a live, outdoor forestry event open to the public - takes place just outside of Hot Springs this coming June. The Arkansas Timber Producers Association (ATPA) and Hatton-Brown Publishers Inc. have partnered to bring a larger-than-ever expo show, sure to entertain families, educate forestry professionals from across the South, and exhibit the latest advancements in forestry and logging technology. 

215 Arkansas schools honored with reward funds

215 Arkansas schools honored with reward funds

UNDATED, Ark. (Arkansas Learns) - Being a high performing and improving school not only draws recognition and honor, it also can result in additional funding.

In the 2014-2015 school year, 215 public schools were recognized as high performing and gaining schools through the Arkansas School Recognition and Reward Program. The program recognizes the top 20 percent of schools based on academic achievement, academic growth and graduation rates.

According to the Arkansas Department of Education, “pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. §6-15-2107, the Arkansas School Recognition Program was created to provide financial awards to public schools that experience high student performance, student academic growth, and for a secondary school, high graduation rate.

ASMSA ‘Coding Arkansas’ Future’ through new program

ASMSA ‘Coding Arkansas’ Future’ through new program

HOT SPRINGS – The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts will serve as a leading provider of computer science education and educator training in the state through its “Coding Arkansas’ Future” program.

Coding Arkansas’ Future will provide expanded computer science education courses for schools across Arkansas through ASMSA’s digital learning program. ASMSA will also provide training, support and mentoring to teachers across the state in computer science. Bob Gregory, ASMSA’s dean of academic affairs, announced the new program during the school’s annual Community of Learning Luncheon, which featured Gov. Asa Hutchinson as the guest speaker at the Arlington Hotel on Friday.

Coming up at Magic Springs

Coming up at Magic Springs

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - Several activities are happening at Magic Springs this weekend, including an award-winning artist performing on the park's stage. 

The theme park will host Family Force 5 on Friday, June 12 and award-winning artist Lecrae on Saturday, June 13. Both performances will begin at 7 p.m. 

The Magic Springs Character Series will continue with "Thor" in the park on Friday. Lunch tickets available at the website and a free appearance at the Pine Cone Theater at 2:00 p.m. for those in the park. 

The Magic Springs Water and Theme Park is open 7 days a week for the summer season through August 16. 

Tickets and more information can be found at the Magic Springs website or call (501) 624-0100. 

Country star and native Son Joe Nichols set for Magic Springs on June 6

Country star and native Son Joe Nichols set for Magic Springs on June 6

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Country star and Rogers native Joe Nichols will take the stage Saturday, June 6, at Magic Springs’ Timberwood Amphitheater in Hot Springs.

The show begins at 8 p.m.  Arkansas native and country music artist Blane Howard will open the show at 7 p.m.

Nichols, born and raised in Rogers, has released eight studio albums: “Joe Nichols,” “Man with a Memory,” “Revelation,” “A Traditional Christmas,” “III,” “Real Things,” “Old Things New” and “Crickets.”

His albums have produced 14 Top 40 singles on the Billboard, Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts, including the No. 1 singles "Brokenheartsville," "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off," "Gimmie That Girl," "Sunny and 75" and the RIAA-certified Gold single "Yeah.”

The 2015 concert series will run Fridays and Saturdays through August 31.  The next concert weekend will feature Christian artists Family Force 5 on Friday, June 12, and Lecrae on Saturday, June 13.

Magic Springs Announces 2015 Concert Series

Magic Springs Announces 2015 Concert Series

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Magic Springs Water and Theme Park has unveiled its 2015 concert series, comprising a diverse lineup of artists including country, rock, hip-hop, Christian and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee.

“We have a great lineup for 2015 and believe our guests will be thrilled with the quality of entertainment we have coming,” said park general manager, Steve Honeycutt.  “It’s the best entertainment value in the state. Each concert costs a little more than $4 when you purchase a season ticket and you get access to the water and theme park all summer.”

The list of concert acts scheduled for 2015:

May 30-Randy Houser  

June 6-Joe Nichols

June 12-Family Force 5

June 13-Lecrae

June 20-Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

June 27-Scotty McCreery

July 4-The Charlie Daniels Band

July 10-Sidewalk Prophets

July 11-Newsboys

July 18-3 Doors Down

July 25-Loverboy and Lita Ford