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Conway man's 'Happy' rendition goes viral

Conway man's 'Happy' rendition goes viral

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) – With more than 53,000 views, it's safe to say that a Conway man's rendition of Pharrell Williams' "Happy" has gone absolutely viral.

Using wine glasses, cooking pans, and pencils for drum sticks, Dan Newbie said he made the video to prove how sometimes you don't need actual musical instruments to make music… He said, "Just as you don't always need a reason to be happy."

Newbie lives in Conway, Arkansas and according to his YouTube profile, he is a computer science student, music producer, photographer, and filmmaker. Check out his video here: http://on.kthv.com/1m8vuxF

10 more unsolved Arkansas mysteries

10 more unsolved Arkansas mysteries

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - We've shared with you10 unexplained mysteries of Arkansas, but don't think it stops there. Thank you to Brandon Howard with Highlands Today for the story.

10. Fire in the sky

'In the Heights' opens Feb. 7 in Cabot

'In the Heights' opens Feb. 7 in Cabot

CABOT, Ark. (CAPAA) – The award winning young artists of the Central Arkansas Performing Arts Academy present the Tony Award winning musical, “In the Heights”. This is the first time this modern musical has ever been presented in Arkansas. The show opens February 7 and runs through February 9, 2014.


Danelle Hoffer, Executive Director of CAPAA, said “This musical is an important accomplishment for our young performers. “In The Heights” is an artistically challenging, uplifting and beautifully written story about life in Washington Heights in New York City. We are proud to present our amazing work to the arts community and showcase our up and coming actors and their efforts.


In the Heights is a musical with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes. The story is set over the course of three days, involving an ensemble cast of characters in the largely Dominican-American neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York City.

Extras needed for film shoot in Little Rock

Extras needed for film shoot in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Extras are needed for a film shoot in LR on Saturday, January 25th, beginning at 10am. This will be for the movie teaser trailer for the Romantic Comedy WITH YOU, and we are in need of as many people as possible. This will be a non-paying role. Information is below:

WHERE: Junction Bridge over Arkansas River on the LR side (the one behind the Rivermarket- the old railroad bridge)

WHEN: Saturday, January 25th beginning at 10am (expected to be completed by noon, at the latest)

WHAT: Teaser Trailer/Promotional Video for Feature Film WITH YOU. Extras will be walking as pedestrians on the bridge, primarily as couples. ALL REAL LIFE COUPLES ARE WELCOME. Those individuals coming out will be paired up with a partner to walk with on the bridge.

AETN to hold Roaring ’20s cocktail reception, Downton Abbey: Season 4’ preview screening

AETN to hold Roaring ’20s cocktail reception, Downton Abbey: Season 4’ preview screening

CONWAY, Ark. (AETN) — The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Foundation will host a Roaring ’20s cocktail reception inspired by the Academy Award-winning “Masterpiece” series “Downton Abbey” Thursday, Dec. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at Wildwood Park for the Arts, 20919 Denny Road, Little Rock.

Fans of “Downton Abbey” are invited to join the AETN Foundation for an evening of elegance at a Roaring ’20s cocktail reception featuring cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, music, dancing, a period photo booth, costume contest and door prizes.

Jerry Butler and the Blu-J's to perform at KASU's Bluegrass Monday Aug. 26

Jerry Butler and the Blu-J's to perform at KASU's Bluegrass Monday Aug. 26

(ASU) - Jerry Butler and the Blu-J’s will perform a concert of traditional bluegrass and bluegrass-Gospel music on Monday, August 26, at 7:00 p.m. at the Collins Theatre, 120 West Emerson Street, in downtown Paragould, Arkansas.  The concert is part of the Bluegrass Monday concert series presented by KASU 91.9 FM.  KASU will literally “pass the hat” to collect money to pay the group.  The suggested donation is $5 per person.

Butler was raised in East Tennessee where he still makes his home, and he has been playing in bluegrass bands for nearly four decades.  He started his first band at age 12.  He has been the lead singer and guitarist for numerous groups including Pine Mountain Railroad, Lorraine Jordan’s Carolina Road, Lynwood Lunceford’s Misty Valley Boys, and the Joe Isaacs Band. 

Book Review — 'Revenge Wears Prada'

Book Review — 'Revenge Wears Prada'

By Terri Schlichenmeyer

Ten years ago, Andy Sachs famously quit her job at Runway with a big, Parisian f-bomb. But in the new book “Revenge Wears Prada” by Lauren Weisberger, she should’ve known that you can’t escape The Devil that easily.