He wants a ‘hemi’
Jon Reep’s comedy shtick includes more than being the “Hemi Guy” from the Dodge Ram commercials, but it’s that TV exposure that’s brought him major fame. Before that, he was already one of the funniest comics in American, playing clubs and colleges all over the U.S.
The native North Carolinian’s “hip hick” comedy, impressions, redneck dancing and hilarious stories will be on display at the Loony Bin Comedy Club in West Little Rock Jan. 5-8, with two shows on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 7-8, at p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Call 228-5555 for reservations. The Loony Bin is in the Breckenridge Village shopping center on North Rodney Parham Road and Interstate 430.
Keep on truckin’
The U.S. Hot Rod Association will be bringing its Monster Trucks to Alltel Arena for two nights of action Friday and Saturday, Jan. 7-8. The show begins at 8 p.m. both nights, and tickets are $16 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Call Ticketmaster at 975-7575 (or visit www.ticketmaster.com) or call the arena box office at 975-9000.
Acoustic guitar in Conway
Finger-style guitarist Steve Davison of Little Rock, a three-time finalist in the Arkansas Acoustic Festival Showdown, will play at Advent Arts and Acoustics Cafe in Conway on Friday, Jan. 7. Davison performs on both six- and 12-string guitars, and his style ranges from jazz to Leo Kottke-like classical/folk.
Kent Schreiber and Adrian James, members of a popular Conway-based Christian band Narrow Road, will open the show at 7:30 p.m. Advent Café is at 900 Farris Road in the Advent Lutheran Church. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for students. Children 12 and under are admitted free, and free child care is available. Call 450-3416 for more information.
It requires about a three-hour drive from Central Arkansas, but the largest holiday light show in Arkansas, the Lights of the Delta with its 6 million bulbs, will be on display through Friday, Dec. 31. The lights are set up at the southern end of the Arkansas Aeroplex between Blytheville and Gosnell. A loss of electricity because of inclement weather forced the lights off last weekend, so the display, which annually draws about 70,000 onlookers, will continue through Friday, with gates opening at 5 p.m. and closing at 10 p.m. Admission is $10 per vehicle. Call 870-763-2525.
Bob Scoggin, 50, the Department of Arkansas Heritage archeologist whose job it was to review the work of agencies, including DAH and the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, for possible impacts on historic properties, resigned from the agency on Monday. Multiple sources say Scoggin, whom they describe as an "exemplary" employee who the week before had completed an archeological project on DAH property, was told he would be fired if he did not resign.
Donald Trump, the president-elect of the United States, this morning made a public statement, via Twitter, that the flag burning should be disallowed by law: "there must be consequences — perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!"
Reforms promised by the Division of Children and Family Services are "absolutely necessary," the president of DCFS's independent consultant told a legislative committee this morning. But they still may not be enough to control the state's alarming growth in foster care cases.
Fake news is a new phenomenon in the world of politics and policy, but hokey economic scholarship has been around as long as Form 1040 and is about as reliable as the news hoaxes that enlivened the presidential campaign.
After a 2-1 start, including a “two-fer” sweep in Texas the past two weeks, the Arkansas Twisters Arena Football 2 League team plays its first home game of the season in Alltel Arena on Saturday, April 28, against Corpus Christi.