Thursday, September 12, 2013

Encyclopedia Of Arkansas Book Release!

Dear reader and visitor, you know I RARELY toot my own horn...but I was honored when Ali Welky of the Butler Center in Little Rock sent me this notice (edited for brevity):

"Mr. Stacey,

The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture is proud to announce the release of our first ever venture into print: the Encyclopedia of Arkansas Music. The book—published by Butler Center Books—is composed of more than 150 entries from the EOA website on all subjects musical. It also includes an introduction covering centuries of music in Arkansas, overviews of musical genres, a musical map of Arkansas, and a plethora of marvelous color and black and white photos.

What’s even more exciting is that you’re a part of it. Your entry on KAAY is included in the book, p. 120!

We would be honored if you could join us to celebrate the book’s launch in Little Rock on Sept. 19 at 5:30 p.m. in the Main Library’s Darragh Center."

"Even if you can’t make it to the event, the book can still be yours!

It is for sale at bookstores around Arkansas (including River Market Books & Gifts, WordsWorth Books, and Barnes & Noble); from Butler Center Books’ distributer, the UA Press (; and from other online retailers such as Amazon ( and Barnes & Noble (

Thank you for joining us in preserving and celebrating Arkansas’s musical history and culture.

Best regards,

Alexandra (Ali) Welky
Assistant Editor
Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture"

Unfortunately, I will be unable to attend for several reasons, but I intend on obtaining the book for my birthday next month!

Bud S. (

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