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“We are looking at ways to be creative and asking donors, if you normally give and attend events, still give. Don’t stop giving,” said Elizabeth Pulley, the executive director of Children’s Advocacy Centers.
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Arkansas Nonprofits Rebound in Fundraising, Live and in PersonLock Icon

For nonprofits, especially those that rely on fundraisers and events for their revenue, the pandemic caused anxiety and belt-tightening in 2020. read more >
Stephen Carroll of AllCare Specialty Pharmacy in Little Rock
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Carroll Elected to American Pharmacists Board (Movers & Shakers)

Stephen Carroll of Benton has been elected to the board of trustees of the American Pharmacists Association in Washington, D.C. read more >
Michael Fothergill, executive and artistic director of Ballet Arkansas, notes that most performing arts organizations employ a greater number of contract employees than they do regular full-time employees.
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A Reimagined World: Performing Arts in a PandemicLock Icon

Ballet Arkansas, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra are fighting to keep the lights on — and, where possible, Arkansans employed — while retaining their audiences. read more >
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The Rep Selects New Board Members (Movers & Shakers)

Steve Strickland, Jan Alman and others have been appointed to the board of directors of the Arkansas Repertory Theatre in Little Rock for the 2020-21 fiscal year. read more >
Fred Scarborough said Arkansas Children’s was enjoying a “very healthy, robust year” in philanthropy. “Then March hit.”
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Charity Challenge: Nonprofits Forced to Adjust to COVID-19Lock Icon

Easterseals Arkansas had auction items and flowers arrayed at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock last March, all set for its annual Fashion Event. But an invisible threat was rising. read more >
Cliff Baker shot on location in Capital Hotel Wine Cellar. Clothing provided by Dillard’s and Bauman’s. Styling by Heather Patterson.
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Compare and Contrast (Editorial)

Cliff Baker, founder of the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, died last week at the age of 70. Under his guidance, the Rep developed a national reputation for quality and engendered intense loyalty among theater lovers in the state. read more >
Three southwest Little Rock apartment properties were bought by BBR Oil LLC, led by Iowa City investor David Barker.
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Apartment Project Trio Spawns $20.3M Sale (Real Deals)Lock Icon

BBR Oil LLC of Iowa City bought the 280-unit Spanish Valley Apartments, the 181-unit Spanish Willows Apartments and the 109-unit Spanish Viento Apartments in southwest Little Rock. read more >
Ruth Shepherd
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$1M Raised, The Rep Aims for New Productions in 2019

The Arkansas Repertory Theatre plans to resume productions after the first of the year now that it has a new budget and raised enough money to pay off debt. read more >
The Peachtree Apartments in downtown Little Rock.
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Corrected: The Rep Sells Peachtree Apartments for $769K

The Arkansas Repertory Theatre last month sold its Peachtree Apartments, a 16-unit residential complex in downtown Little Rock, for $768,800. read more >
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Looking to Save The Rep, Board Finds Real Estate A ‘Cash Drain’

Since announcing in April it was halting operations, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre has received a groundswell of monetary donations from individuals and foundations but has a long way to go to meet its remaining goal of $2.3 million. read more >
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Rescue The Rep (Rett Tucker Commentary)

The bottom line is that The Rep is critical to our city’s cultural and arts development, but it is also vital to our economic development. read more >

‘Rally for The Rep’ Begins at 5 on Main Street

A group of community volunteers will hold a "Rally for The Rep" event Tuesday at 5 p.m. in front of the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, which announced last week that it would suspend its season due amid financial straits. read more >
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No Guarantees (Editorial)

There are no guarantees in life, and there are especially no guarantees in the life of a business. read more >
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Update: The Rep, Citing Money Shortfall, Will Suspend Operations

Arkansas Repertory Theatre's board of directors said Tuesday that it will suspend operations effective immediately and not complete the final production of its current season. read more >
Outside of the Arkansas Repertory Theater and Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's spaces. 
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After 5 Years of Waiting, Ballet Arkansas to Find New Home on Main Street

Five years after development began, Ballet Arkansas is finally moving into its new office and rehearsal space on Main Street Little Rock's "Creative Corridor." read more >
Anna Kimmell
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Anna Kimmell To Lead Education Department at The Rep (Movers & Shakers)

Anna Kimmell was recently named the new director of education at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre in Little Rock. read more >
Mark Stodola, the mayor of Little Rock, stands along Main Street between Capitol Avenue and 6th Street.
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Mayor Mark Stodola Looks to Keep Main Street Makeover Moving

A mix of retail and of-fice buildings that decades ago were part of the city’s historic commercial core have combined with new construction to recast a string of properties. A foundation of restaurants, apartments and the performing arts will be joined by a high-rise hotel redevelopment and the Little Rock Tech Park. read more >