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Re-Fashion Bash to feature students' recyclable designs

Re-Fashion Bash to feature students' recyclable designs

BENTON, Ark. - Saline County students will be showcasing their recycled material fashion designs. 

On Saturday, April 11 at 5 p.m., be a part of Re-Fashion Bash “Where Green is the New Black.” It will be held at the Benton Event Center. This event will highlight Saline County students of all ages walking the runway turning trash to treasure. Come out and support your students on this memorable red carpet night.

Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the Saline County Regional Solid Waste Management District Office located at 114 W. Sevier Street in downtown Benton. Top recycled designs will receive prize money, with first place receiving $500, second place $250, and third place $100.

28th Annual Chancellor’s Benefit for the Arts set for February 21

28th Annual Chancellor’s Benefit for the Arts set for February 21

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (University of Ark. in Pine Bluff) - The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will host its 28th Annual Chancellor’s Benefit for the Arts February 21, 2015, at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.

The black tie event will salute individuals who have worked tirelessly and donated generously to promote activities and programs that benefit their communities and students attending the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

MC Lyte to speak during YMTF program

MC Lyte to speak during YMTF program

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) - Lana “MC Lyte” Moorer will be the speaker for this year’s Youth Motivation Task Force (YMTF) Program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB).

Sponsored by the Office of Career Services, the free, public event will be held Tuesday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the H. O. Clemmons Arena of the Kenneth L. Johnson, Sr., HPER Complex.

Benefit for the Arts honorees named

Benefit for the Arts honorees named

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) - Five outstanding individuals have been named as honorees for the 28th Annual Chancellor’s Benefit for the Arts.

A black tie gala that benefits performing arts programs at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB), the 2015 honorees consist of entrepreneurs, humanitarians and educators. They were selected for their extensive history of community involvement, philanthropic endeavors, and their exemplary record of service to the community. 

“They are very much deserving of the honor, and they are to be lauded for setting a positive example through their hard work and dedication in promoting growth at our university and in our community,” said UAPB Chancellor Dr. Laurence B. Alexander.

Model of the Year Faith Laureles embraces life on top

Model of the Year Faith Laureles embraces life on top

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (LRFW) - It has been one year since she was named the Oneofakind Baton Rouge Fashion Week 2014 Model of the Year, and model Faith Laureles is still in shock.

“I still can't believe it,” she said about winning the recognition.

Since receiving the Model of the Year award in Baton Rouge, Laureles was also named the Little Rock Fashion Week 2014 Model of the Year last summer and has embarked on a modeling career that continues to surprise her.

With an interest in the fashion industry, Laureles participated in the casting call in 2014 when her mother, Amy Laureles, was looking for a different experience for her daughter. Once announced as the Model of the Year, Laureles was able to advance her modeling career with a contract with talent agency, Oneofakind Talent Inc. The high school sophomore has strolled runways for LRFW, New Orleans Fashion Week, has been featured in photo shoots and has become the face of the second annual OBRFW and seventh annual LRFW.

BET Sunday Best contestant Rome Washington to headline Gospel Extravaganza

BET Sunday Best contestant Rome Washington to headline Gospel Extravaganza

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) – The Gospel Extravaganza remains one of the most popular events at the beginning of Homecoming Week at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) for students, alumni and the community.

This year the event will feature Season 7 BET© Sunday Best contestant Rome Washington. Sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA) the event will be held Sunday, November 2 in the J.M. Ross Theatre of the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Craft Beer: What Willis Was Talking Bout

Craft Beer: What Willis Was Talking Bout

Join us for the 3rd Annual Arkansas Times Craft Beer Festival presented by Edwards Food Giant, benefiting the Argenta Arts District, October 24, 6-9 p.m.

Enjoy All-You-Care-To-Taste sampling of over 250 American Craft Beers from 50 Brewers. Arkansas Ale House (Diamond Bear), Crush, Cregeen’s, Butcher & Public, The Fold, Whole Hog NLR, Bossa Nova, Old Chicago NLR, and Edward’s Food Giant will be providing delicious food samples to compliment the beer sampling at no additional charge.