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Kris Allen, Albert King, more into AR Entertainers Hall of Fame

Posted By on Thu, Sep 9, 2010 at 11:02 AM

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Tonight, the Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame sets up shop in the Governor's Mansion to induct this year's slate of notable Arkansans, living or dead, who have made their mark in the entertainment world.

Members of this year's class are:

-Kris Allen, 2009 American Idol winner from Jacksonville/Conway
-Lisa Blount, Oscar-winning producer ("The Accountant") and actress ("An Officer and a Gentleman") from Fayetteville/Jacksonville
-Jim "Moose" Brown, Grammy-nominated songwriter ("It's Five O'Clock Somewhere") from Jonesboro
-Barbara Fairchild, country/gospel singer ("Teddy Bear Song") from Knobel.
-Albert King, the late, legendary blues guitarist ("Blues Power")
-George Newbern, film/TV actor ("Father of the Bride," "Nip/Tuck") from Little Rock
-Mark Sallings, the late Stax Records session musician from McCrory
-Jerry McKinnis, host of ESPN's long-running "The Fishing Hole" from Flippin
-Charles B. Pierce, the late director/screenwriter ("The Legend of Boggy Creek," "The Town that Dreaded Sundown") from Hampton/Texarkana

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