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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.

Celebrate an injury-free Independence Day

Celebrate an injury-free Independence Day

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Fireworks stands across the state are starting to do big business as Arkansans prepare to celebrate the Independence Day weekend.

Because Attorney General Dustin McDaniel hopes everyone has a safe and happy holiday, he issued these safety tips to remind Arkansans about state laws concerning fireworks.

Rodney Atkins Performs at the 2011 Pepsi Concert Series at Magic Springs

Rodney Atkins Performs at the 2011 Pepsi Concert Series at Magic Springs

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- Magic Springs Water and Theme Park presents American country music artist Rodney Atkins.   
 
The platinum-selling song “If You’re Going Through Hell” gave Rodney Atkins his true breakthrough, while ”Farmer’s Daughter” and “These Are My People” were among chart-topping hits as well.  In addition to the overwhelming radio and video airplay, Atkins has earned the Academy of Country Music’s Top New Male Vocalist award, plus five other ACM nominations and two Country Music Association nominations. Rodney Atkins is the sixth of 12 concerts scheduled every Saturday night through August 13, at Magic Springs Water and Theme Park.
 
The concert is Saturday, July 2, at the Magic Springs Timberwood Amphitheater.

Here’s what we’ve got on tap at Oaklawn in July!

Here’s what we’ve got on tap at Oaklawn in July!

 

Special Events

Spa Blast, July 1. Gates open at 5 p.m.

Camaro Giveaway, July 4. Earn entries July 1-3.

 

Poker Promotions

The Arkansas Poker Championship, 7 p.m., Every Monday and Wednesday in July.

Sundays, 10 a.m., Kick Off the Week Tournament.

Tuesdays, 10 a.m., $5 for $500 Poker Tournament.

Thursdays, 7 p.m., FREE $600 Ladies Only Tournament.

 

Simulcast Promotions

Twin Quin played Thursday, Friday and Sunday.

Plinko played Saturdays.

 

Gaming Promotions

Thursdays 6 p.m. – 10 p.m., $15,000 Winners Around The World Giveaway

Friday-Sunday, Tuesday, throughout the day, Treasure Trivia.

 

Food and Beverage Promotions

Happy Hour, Monday - Thursday 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Steak Night, Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m.

Musician hosts concert to benefite Walnut Valley tornado victims

Musician hosts concert to benefite Walnut Valley tornado victims

Oona Love and friends have pulled together a fund raiser or benefit for the recent tornado victims of Walnut Valley. There will be live music, games, raffle etc. Many local businesses are sponsoring it. HWY 7 North near Hot Springs Village. Should be a big event for the locals. It starts at 12 noon Saturday 6/18/11. Music by Oona Love and the Love Band! Contact Oona Love at 423-404-5671 for details!!!!

Chubby Checker kicks off Oaklawn Concert Series

Chubby Checker kicks off Oaklawn Concert Series

Oaklawn's Finish Line Theatre will open its 2011 schedule with the Chubby Checker Show on Thursday, June 16, at 7 p.m.  The new and improved Finish Line Theater will have the honor of celebrating the 50th birthday of "The Twist", the song which made Chubby Checker a household name in the 60s.

Not only will the crowd be entertained by an array of Checker hits, including "The Twist", but Chubby will offer up some of his famous impressions of great rock 'n roll stars of the past.

Chubby is particularly proud of the fact that the "Twist" changed the style of dancing in the United States.  He calls it "dancing apart to the beat".  Born in South Carolina and raised in South Philadelphia, Checker credits Dick Clark and his famed TV show "American Bandstand" for helping create a national audience for his music.  He also credits Clark's wife for his name.  "She added the 'Checker' to the Chubby," he laughs.

"The Twist" remains to this day the