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Legacies & Lunch Hosts Music Industry Legend Bill Carter

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Who did the Rolling Stones call when they were arrested in Arkansas? Who represented Reba McEntire when she launched her career? Arkansas native Bill Carter will discuss his exciting, wildly varied career as an attorney, agent, and more at the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies' Legacies & Lunch on Wednesday, June 5, at noon in the Main Library's Darragh Center, 100 Rock Street.

Carter will talk about his childhood in Rector, Arkansas and his wild ride through the music industry, plus a stint as a Secret Service agent. As an attorney, he is noted for his work with the Rolling Stones, securing their ability to enter and tour the United States in the sixties. As an agent, he represented musical artists such as Tanya Tucker and Waylon Jennings. He also served as a Secret Service agent, which he addresses in his memoir, Get Carter. His book will be available for sale and signing at the program.

The Butler Center's Legacies & Lunch program is free and open to the public and supported in part by the Arkansas Humanities Council. Attendees are invited to bring a sack lunch; drinks and dessert will be provided.

The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies is a department of the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS). It was founded in 1997 to promote the study and appreciation of Arkansas history and culture. The Butler Center's research collections, art galleries, and offices are located in the Arkansas Studies Institute building at 401 President Clinton Ave. on the campus of the CALS Main Library.

For more information, call 918-3029.