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Revel in the Joy of Revisiting "School of Rock" and Other "Back to School" Flicks At CALS Ron Robinson Theater

Ron Robinson Theater

Ron Robinson Theater in Little Rock has outdone itself this month, with a lineup of classic films that will have you reliving your best school days.

  • Throwback flicks: From Jack Black's beloved "School of Rock" to the timeless "Mean Girls," there's something for everyone in this month's lineup. And don't forget the special screening of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," a classic for the whole family.

  • Mark your calendars: All screenings begin at 7 p.m. and cost $5, except for "Rocky Horror," which starts at 9 p.m. and costs $8.

Head HERE to get your tickets today.


BankLabs Launches Participate Loan Participation Platform, Receives Investments From FINTOP Capital and JAM FINTOP Banktech

Simmons Bank

BankLabs has launched a loan participation platform, Participate, with investments from FINTOP Capital and JAM FINTOP Banktech to make loan trading easier for financial institutions of all sizes.

  • Smooth sailing: The cloud-native technology simplifies selling a portion of a loan by reducing friction and automating processes.

  • Liquid assets: Participate is designed to increase liquidity, reduce concentration risk and improve net income for banks.

Find out more on the Participate platform HERE.


New Arkansas Laws Set to Take Effect Aug. 1: A Summary

Little Rock Daily

Arkansas has introduced hundreds of new laws effective from August 1, impacting areas like children's rights, education, firearms, health, economy, traffic, voting, and more.

  • Of note: Notable laws include the Arkansas LEARNS Act, which among other things raises the minimum teacher salary to $50,000 and funds private and religious schools.

  • Honorable mention: Other regulations address concealed carry permits, emotional support animals, early voting hours, foreign land ownership, delta 8, 9, and 10, and religious freedom.

Get all of the details HERE.


Little Rock to Kick Off Art Porter Music Festival with Free Event

Art Porter Music Education

Come enjoy and celebrate jazz music, and the legacies of Little Rock natives Art Porter Sr. and Jr., at the kick-off to the 2023 Art Porter Music Education Inc. Music Festival in the City Hall Rotunda on July 31.

  • Full of music: With performances from talented locals, a jam session and free admission to the Tuesday and Friday events, its a week-long extravaganza of live music.

  • Giveback: Proceeds from the festival go towards the Art Porter Music Education scholarship to help aspiring musicians.

For tickets and more information, HERE.

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In other news…

  • Golden apple: Little Rock teacher, Steven Helmick, was recognized as Arkansas Elementary School Principal of the Year.

  • Dinner and a side of fun: If you're ever looking for things to do in Little Rock, food is a great default, as we have no shortage of great restaurants. However, there are plenty of fun things to do that don't involve food. Here's a guide from Little Rock Soiree for a few of them.

  • Being utilized: More than 80 schools in Arkansas, both private and parochial, have applied to take part in the state's new voucher program.

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