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LRCVB Launches Text Updates for Robinson Center Events

Subscribers will receive timely alerts whenever new announcements are issued for upcoming events at the venue in downtown Little Rock. read more >
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LRCVB Hopes to Boost Tourism with 10-Year Master PlanLock Icon

The plan includes infrastructure investments as well as improvements to the city's downtown attractions. read more >
40 Under 40 honoree Alisha Curtis takes the stage, greeted by supporters via live video.
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Event Directors Innovate to Hold Safe Ceremonies

For Arkansas event planners, the pandemic created opportunities for new ways, born of necessity, of putting on a show. read more >
Gretchen Hall, president and CEO of the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau
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Little Rock Tourism Looks Beyond Loss of ATA World ExpoLock Icon

Tourism chief Gretchen Hall admits that losing the ATA Martial Arts World Expo and its 20,000 attendees was a kick in the head for Little Rock, but the former collegiate athlete is absorbing the blow. read more >
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Lion King Production Breaks Records In Little Rock

Disney’s The Lion King enjoyed a record-breaking, sold-out, three-week premiere engagement at Robinson Performance Hall in Little Rock, grossing over $3.5 million at the box office and entertaining more than 49,000 at 23 performances. read more >
The Robinson Center is a hub for arts in culture in downtown Little Rock.
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Robinson Center Earns LEED Gold Rating

The Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau says Robinson Center's renovation, restoration and expansion has exceeded original expectations to be LEED-certified, and has achieved a LEED Gold rating. read more >
A rendering of the future Arkansas Children's Northwest hospital in Springdale
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Tally of Largest Commercial Building Projects in Arkansas Hits $2.4 Billion

The dollar total of largest commercial construction projects in Arkansas registered nearly $2.3 billion this year. The tally reflected a 1.2 percent decline from more than $2.4 billion in 2015. read more >
The renovated interior of the Robinson Center. 
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Update: Robinson Center Re-Opens After $68.6M Renovations

The Robinson Center’s 28-month, $68.6 million renovation and expansion has concluded with a grand re-opening ceremony ahead of this weekend's first official event, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s Opus Ball. read more >
Luis Arroyo, a graduate of the construction training program coordinated through Pulaski Technical College, is helping finish work on the Robinson Center in downtown Little Rock. He is flanked by Scott Belt, project supervisor with CDI Contractors, and Meredith Williams, a CDI intern who helps coordinate the training program.
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Construction Contractors Team With Pulaski Tech with Free Training Class to Fill Spots

More companies are embracing the notion that on-the-job training is good business. Under that banner, members of the central Arkansas construction community are banding together to fill employment gaps in their ranks. read more >
Architect’s rendering of Robinson Center Auditorium ballroom expansion.
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Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Opus Ball to Kick Off Robinson Center’s Reopening

Those attending the ball will enjoy a cocktail reception in Robinson’s new ballroom, a silent and live auction, as well as dinner and dancing, with music provided by the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Big Band. Annual proceeds of the Opus Ball are expected to exceed $475,000. read more >
Christina Littlejohn and the ASO board did their homework so the orchestra could withstand two years outside of its normal venue.
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Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Ready for Its Return to Robinson

Meticulous preparation will allow the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra to return to the Robinson Center Music Hall this fall financially secure after overcoming what could have been a steep decline in revenue because of an unavoidable venue change. read more >
Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects of Little Rock is working with Ennead Architects of New York on the $68.6 million renovation of Robinson Center in Little Rock, including its auditorium.
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Slideshow: Robinson Center’s Renovation Poised for October Completion

A photographer’s tour of the city’s Robinson Center shows a project poised to come. read more >
A rendering of the terrace on the Robinson Center that will overlook the Arkansas River. 
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Robinson Center Adding Outdoor Terrace, Begins Booking Events

With only eight months until the reopening of the Robinson Center, the Little Rock Advertising and Promotion Commission on Tuesday approved the addition of a 5,800-SF outdoor terrace. read more >
The new ballroom in the Robinson Center will overlook the river. 
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Robinson Center Construction Progresses, Will Be Done Nov. 2016

Officials showed off new progress on the $70 million renovation of the Robinson Center Music Hall, a 25 month project set to be complete in November 2016. read more >
Rendering of the post-remodel interior of the Robinson Center.

Notable Facilities in Arkansas Boast Remodels, Upgrades

Whether or not you’re in the business of event planning, Arkansas’ big renovation projects have been almost everyone’s business over the past few years. Take a stroll through downtown Little Rock or a drive through the state’s western region and you’ll find whole cities who hardly go a day without mention of the shiny new venues and all the fun events that accompany them. read more >
The work will allow the auditorium to host productions like "Phantom of the Opera," announced Monday by Celebrity Attractions CEO Ed Payton, Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola and Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Gretchen Hall.
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Officials: Robinson Renovations Will Bring Bigger Shows Like ‘Phantom’ in 2017

With about 14 months remaining to finish a massive renovation, construction at Robinson Center is on target to be complete in November 2016, officials said Monday. read more >
The renovation of Robinson Center in downtown Little Rock is expected to finish by fall 2016.

Robinson Renovations to Cause Lane Closures in Little Rock

Ongoing renovations to the Robinson Center Music Hall will cause more traffic slowdowns in downtown Little Rock. read more >
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Best Quotes of 2014

They said it: The best quotes of the year. read more >
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Arkansas’ Iconic Meeting Venues Getting Facelift

Meeting planners, when doing what they do best, now have — or will soon have — some revamped spaces to consider in Little Rock, Hot Springs and Mena. read more >
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Leveraging the River (Editorial)

Money remains tight in what continues to be a slow economic recovery, but the plans for Robinson presented last week, which feature a stunning glass-walled conference space overlooking the river, use the city’s great asset, the fast-flowing Arkansas, to beautiful effect. read more >