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Chickasaw Nation aims to cast film

posted: 07/24/2014 9:13 a.m. Discuss

TULSA — The Chickasaw Nation plans a casting search in Tulsa for Native American actors to star in a film about a trailblazing tribal entertainer.


posted: 07/24/2014 2:33 a.m. Discuss


Selected restaurants

posted: 07/24/2014 2:30 a.m. Discuss

Weekly listings reflect a range of dining possibilities in central Arkansas, across a spectrum of settings and price ranges. Restaurant reviewers' visits are anonymous and all expenses are paid by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Bargain means a meal (without beverage or dessert) is typically less than $12. Moderate is $12 to $25. Expensive is $25 and up. To read recent restaurant reviews in their entirety, visit

Cozy up to Andres breakfast

posted: 07/24/2014 2:29 a.m. Discuss

Before a trip to Andres Coffee Shop, I went online to see its menu. The “About us” section says that Andres is owned and operated by Edgar Gonzales and his family who live in the Little Rock area. The shop was created as a way to celebrate the life of Edgar’s grandfather, Andres, who grew up in Honduras and was a coffee farmer, and that sparked Andres’ love for the beverage.

Arkansas postcard past

posted: 07/24/2014 2:27 a.m. Discuss

Leslie, 1917 Students and staff gather in front of the Searcy County rural community's high school. Residents took pride in the public school buildings. The structures were often showcased on postcards that were sold at the local drug store for a penny apiece. Today the building is long gone.


posted: 07/24/2014 2:26 a.m. Discuss

In case you missed the news last week, chef-owner Justin Patterson announced his popular food truck Southern Gourmasian will be joining the brick-and-mortar movement by opening sometime in midfall a nonmobile location in the Sterling Annex, 219 W. Capitol Ave., in downtown Little Rock.

Are We There Yet?: Gangster Museum recalls when Capone slept here

posted: 07/24/2014 2:25 a.m. Discuss

HOT SPRINGS -- The famously notorious Al Capone was a ruthless mobster kingpin responsible for a string of gangland murders and a titanic flow of bootleg liquor during Prohibition. He was also a generous tipper, to judge from memories shared with visitors to the Gangster Museum of America.

Helpful Hints

posted: 07/24/2014 2:24 a.m. Discuss

DEAR HELOISE: I have some wicker furniture. It is dirty, and I was wondering what is the best way to clean it.

Pop composer Berns is finally getting his due

posted: 07/24/2014 2:24 a.m. Discuss

Even in his mid-1960s heyday, Bert Berns was barely known beyond the obsessives who studied songwriters' and producers' credits on 45 rpm records and LP album jackets. And then, after his death in 1967 at the age of 38, something truly odd happened: Though the songs he wrote and produced, like "Twist and Shout" and "Hang On Sloopy," proved to have durability, growing in stature and popularity as the years passed, Berns' reputation receded even further into obscurity.

Music Scene: Award-winning Skillet headlines at Magic Springs

posted: 07/24/2014 2:23 a.m. Discuss

Skillet will perform Saturday night at Hot Springs' Magic Springs & Crystal Falls Water and Theme Park.

Special Event: Cardboard boats will 'Keep Calm and Paddle On'

posted: 07/24/2014 2:22 a.m. Discuss

When a boat is made of corrugated cardboard, it's all about staying afloat -- or sinking in spectacular fashion.


posted: 07/24/2014 2:22 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts:

Tell Me About It: You're family; give pingpong playing in-laws a friendly 'no'

posted: 07/24/2014 2:21 a.m. Discuss

DEAR CAROLYN: My husband's family likes to play games, like pingpong, bean-bag toss or cards. I am not a real fan of games, I get incredibly self-conscious and I am not very good at most of them. Several of his family members are very competitive and the pressure to play well doesn't help.

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 07/24/2014 2:21 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. The large living you do in your mind will translate into large living in your life. Your home is a source of warmth and comfort to many through the next six months. You'll need peace and quiet after the social fun, and 2015 brings retreat and travel.

On Christianity

posted: 07/24/2014 2:20 a.m. Discuss

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: My doctor just called to say I need to go back to the radiologist for another X-ray, because something suspicious showed up on the first one. But I can't face going back. I'm so frightened that I might have breast cancer. I know that's stupid, but I can't help it. Why is God doing this to me?


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