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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Celebrity sidewalk

Posted By on Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 11:32 AM

A new plan is in the works to put some star power on the streets of Little Rock.

Entertainment impresario Butch Stone of Maumelle has joined hands with the Peabody Hotel and the city of Little Rock to plan the Arkansas Entertainers Walk of Fame.

A committee will choose famous Arkies to be honored annually by a reception and a bronze award on a stretch of sidewalk in downtown Little Rock. (Not to be confused with the long-ago Metrocentre Mall's celebrity sidewalk, in which famous visitors put hand and footprints in concrete slabs for memorialization.)

Butch says he hopes to get the program underway in 2010.

The first nominees, from whom seven will be chosen:

Bill Clinton
Kris Allen
Billy Bob Thornton
Maya Angelou
Levon Helm
Johnny Cash
Black Oak Arkansas
Mary Steenburgen
Al Green
Ben Moody
Glenn Campbell
Alan Ladd
Conway Twitty
KT Oslin
Jimmy Driftwood
Charlie Rich

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