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'Best of the South Gala' attracts Hollywood actors

 FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2009 file photo, "American Idol" winner Kris Allen poses before announcing nominations for the People's Choice Awards 2010, i...
 FILE - In this March 7, 2010 file photo, Morgan Freeman arrives during the 82nd Academy Awards, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ma...

South Gala

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2009 file photo, "American Idol" winner Kris Allen poses before announcing nominations for the People's Choice Awards 2010, i...

South Gala

FILE - In this March 7, 2010 file photo, Morgan Freeman arrives during the 82nd Academy Awards, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ma...

Oscar winner Morgan Freeman and other Hollywood heavyweights will be in Little Rock this weekend for a celebration of Southern culture and art.
The Southern literary magazine The Oxford American is hosting Saturday's "Best of the South Gala."
Freeman is set to receive the magazine's inaugural award for Outstanding Contributions to Southern Culture.
"True Grit" author Charles Portis will receive the magazine's Lifetime Achievement in Southern Literature award, and reigning American Idol and Arkansas native Kris Allen will perform.
Money raised at the event will go to support The Oxford American, a nonprofit.


Updated : 2021-03-04 19:07 GMT+08:00