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Lip sync battle to be held May 14 at Old Timers Day

May 04, 2016 8:54am

New to this year’s Old Timers Day festival scheduled for May 13-15 in historic downtown Van Buren will be a lip sync battle.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 14, on the stage at...

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<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 4:05am

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 10:24am

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 4:25pm

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

Updated: Sep 18, 2014 10:05am

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 4:30pm


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 11:38am

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 7:50am

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...

<p style="text-align: left;" >The Gospel Troops will perform June 14 at the King Opera House in Van Buren.</p>

Group will perform at KOH June 14

Apr 23, 2014 9:23am

For more than five decades, the Gospel Troops of Belleville have been touring the state singing and playing through an extensive catalog of infectious soul-stirring gospel music much to the...

<p>photo by PHIL BRAY, Roadside Attractions</p><p>Elizabeth Olsen and Oscar Isaac star in “In Secret.”</p>

Movie Review: ‘In Secret’ … not so much

Apr 02, 2014 10:40am

You might think the marketing campaign for a movie called “In Secret” would play things a little close to the vest.


In a complete reversal of the trailers for last weekend’s “...

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