After nearly two and a half years of work, a ribbon cutting ceremony is set for Thursday at 10 a.m. for Little Rock's Robinson Center. A $70 million renovation is being completed on the auditorium which first opened in 1939.
The project was funded by a two percent tax approved by Little Rock voters in 2013.
Gretchen Hall, president and CEO of the city's Convention and Visitors Bureau, has been overseeing the renovation and spoke with KUAR's Michael Hibblen from inside the newly rebuilt venue. You can hear the interview above.
As News Director, Michael Hibblen oversees daily news coverage for KUAR. He handles assignments for the news staff, helps develop story ideas and edits copy. Michael isresponsible for starting a news-sharing partnership between public radio stations in Arkansas in 2009 which laid the foundation for what became Arkansas Public Media. He is also a regular panelist and fill-in host on AETN's Arkansas Week, where journalists discuss issues in the news.