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A&E News, Aug. 20


  • TEAM ARKANSAS TIMES: 'Fortuneate.'

A team sponsored by the Arkansas Times was a big winner in the Little Rock leg of this years' 48 Hour Film Project, a competition in which teams from cities all over the world write, shoot, edit and score a film over the course of one weekend.

Team Arkansas Times' film “Fortunate,” about the eccentric genius who writes the majority of the world's fortune cookie fortunes, won the Audience Choice Award and Best Film of the Festival. In addition, lead actor Bob Hulsey won for Best Male Actor, while Paige Reynolds, who also starred, won in a tie for Best Female Actor with Jenifer Hamel of Team Argenta for their film “Barola de Argenta.” “Homing” by iiwii and “Evie” by Amalgamated Motion Pictures were runners up for Best Film of the festival.

If you look closely, too, you'll notice one recently famous face in the cast of “Fortunate.” Katy Allen, wife of Kris, plays a nun.

Look for “Fortunate” and other 48 Hour Film Project films on the Times' video player in the coming days.


Taylor Swift is headed to Verizon Arena Saturday, Sept. 26. Kellie Pickler opens. Tickets range from $21.75 to $51.25 and go on sale on Friday at 10 a.m. via the Verizon Arena Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 or at www.ticketmaster.com.


Farther down the road, on Saturday, Oct. 24, the Drive-By Truckers come to Revolution, with James McMurtry in tow. Tickets are $25, and the show's open to those 18 and older.


The Man in Black lives on in “Guitar Hero 5.” The game, due out Sept. 1, features a guitar-playing Johnny Cash character, pompadour in full glory. “Ring of Fire” is featured on the game.


The name of Blytheville native George Hamilton is the 2,388th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. There was a ceremony last week on his 70th birthday.


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