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Fairchild headlines Old Timers Day entertainment

May 11, 2015 9:05am

Country and gospel singer Barbara Fairchild will headline the entertainment at this year’s Old Timers Day festival.

The festival, sponsored by The Old Town Merchants Association, will be May...

Comedian coming to VBFAC

Apr 29, 2015 9:04am

Chonda Pierce, certified by the Recording Industry Association of America as the best selling female comedian of all time, is packing up her cheerful southern charm, musical talent and laser sharp...

<p>photo by JAMIE MITCHELL</p><p>Bill Flashpohler, lead guitarist for the band, The Troublemakers, rocks the crowd, Saturday, April 25, 2014, as the opening act for the first Van Buren Music Festival on Van Buren’s historic downtown Main Street.</p>

Music festival noon to midnight on Main Street in VB

Apr 25, 2015 4:04am

When it comes to musical talent, it’s tough to beat the skills and drive of area singers and instrumentalists.

That sentiment comes from Lonnie London when discussing the second annual Main...

Tritt to perform at Fine Arts Center

Nov 19, 2014 10:11am

Grammy award-winning artist Travis Tritt will perform at Van Buren Fine Arts Center Saturday, Dec. 6.

The concert is one of the stops on Tritt’s stateside tour, which has received rave...

Review: ‘Equalizer’ brings surprises

Sep 26, 2014 4:09pm

Was anyone out there clamoring for a remake of “The Equalizer”?

Heck, are any fans of “The Equalizer” even still alive?

Regardless, for one of the most head-scratching choices for a TV...

Review: While showcasing talent, story leaves off development

Sep 18, 2014 10:09am

Growing up, I must have seen “High School U.S.A.” a half-dozen times.

The 1983 NBC movie of the week crammed in more of the network’s young stars than should have been allowed by law....

Fall Movies Preview

Sep 12, 2014 4:09pm


It’s long been considered the Jan Brady of movie seasons.

The classic middle child, Fall isn’t as much silly fun as its sibling Summer nor as admired as the elegant Holiday.

<p>photo by ALEKSANDAR LETIC</p><p>Pierce Brosnan stars in Relativity Media’s “November Man.”</p>

Movie Review: “November Man” goes no where

Sep 10, 2014 11:09am

The world is a cold, cruel place for the women of “The November Man.”

Aside from the obligatory strippers and a bendy assassin (Amila Terzimehic) who wanders in and out of the action, every...

<p>photo by GEORGE “CLAY” MITCHELL</p><p>Van Buren cross country coach, Rod Ray, goes over the national letter of intent with Maria Valente (second from right) and Logan Edwards (second from left) before the ceremony on Thursday at Clair Bates Arena. Both Edwards and Valente signed with Arkansas Tech to join the Golden Suns cross country program. The pair is joined by their moms, Mara Edwards (left) and Rosa Valente (right).</p>

Prep Cross Country: Logan, Valente sign with Golden Suns

Jun 04, 2014 7:06am

A pair of Van Buren runners signed NCAA Division II national letters of intent to join Arkansas Tech’s cross country program during a ceremony Thursday at Clair Bates Arena.

Maria Valente...

<p>photo by ALAN MARKFIELD, © 2013 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation</p><p>Logan aka Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) finds himself in the distant past as he becomes the catalyst in an epic battle that can save the future.</p>

Movie Review: Bright days for latest X-Men outing

May 23, 2014 4:05am

Now that’s how you make a summer blockbuster!

Given what’s happening at movie theaters this month, it’s hard to fathom that the X-Men and Spider-Man ever occupied the same ecosystem, let...