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Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 06/23/2017 1:45 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. You'll thrive in many kinds of relationships this year. You'll have an easy give-and-take with some. For others it's a give and give, and this will teach you and grow your heart. You'll be repaid in July. Travel attracts new business in October.

On Christianity

posted: 06/23/2017 1:44 a.m. Discuss

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I never got along very well with my parents, and when I rebelled and left home I thought I was finally free. Well, I've done everything I ever wanted to do, but now I'm miserable and almost broke. I ought to go home, but I can't bring myself to do it. I don't know why I'm writing, but I guess you could pray for me.


posted: 06/23/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Baby Driver, R A talented getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) -- who relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game -- decides after meeting the woman of his dreams (Lily James) to ditch his shady lifestyle and make a clean break, until he's coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey). With Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Eiza Gonzalez, Paul Williams, Flea; directed by Edgar Wright. Opens Wednesday

New director takes helm of Han Solo 'Star Wars' film about three-quarters of way through production

posted: 06/22/2017 11:35 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK — Ron Howard is taking command of the Han Solo "Star Wars" spinoff after the surprise departure of directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.

Restaurant Transitions: Midtown Billiards reopening set; The Main Cheese closes; La Hacienda to return soon

posted: 06/22/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Work to rebuild the bar, billiards and burger joint Midtown Billiards, 1316 Main St., Little Rock, gutted by a Sept. 19 fire, has gone more slowly than expected, says general manager David Shipps, but all will be in readiness for the June 30 grand reopening, 3 p.m-5 a.m. Tickets -- $20 for happy hour, $25 for late-night, available online at -- guarantee membership in the private club; the late-night ticket includes the cover charge for the opening-night band and a free commemorative Midtown Sharpie. Hours will once again be 3 p.m.-5 a.m. daily. The phone number remains (501) 372-9990.

RESTAURANT REVIEW + PHOTOS: The Veg in Little Rock is full of surprises

posted: 06/22/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Wait a minute. Pulled BBQ Sandwich? BBQ Nachos? Lobster Roll? Buffalo Wings? Philly Cheesesteak? Isn't this place supposed to be vegan?

MUSIC REVIEW: 'Motown' as musical catches the energy

posted: 06/22/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The sounds of Motown music remain strong as the years go by, and Motown: The Musical makes a strong case for Berry Gordy's power and influence in the creation of all those hits. The musical, which opened a five-performance run at Robinson Center Music Hall on Wednesday night, was a well-crafted, engaging show of singing, dancing and telling the tale of how those hits came to be.

Special Event: 5,000 tae kwon do enthusiasts kick off convention in Little Rock

posted: 06/22/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The culmination of one year quickly sparks the beginning of another for the American Taekwondo Association as it holds its annual World Expo in Little Rock this weekend.


posted: 06/22/2017 1:58 a.m. Discuss


Weekend Calendar

posted: 06/22/2017 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Events are free unless otherwise noted.

Fast Forward

posted: 06/22/2017 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Crackle: The nation's birthday celebrations get going a little early this year. One of the pre- Independence Day festivities is 4th of July Weekend in the Park at Queen Wilhelmina State Park near Mena with family activities, watermelon and ice cream, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. July 1. Call (479) 394-2863 or visit Heber Springs hosts a Fireworks Extravaganza with music and children's activities starting at 7 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m. July 1. Admission is free but parking is $10. Call (501) 362-2444 or visit For more, visit

The TV Column: 'Talent' contests, drama, horror set for summer

posted: 06/22/2017 1:53 a.m. Discuss

For your summertime viewing pleasure, TV is rolling out three alternative (formerly called "reality") shows and three scripted programs over the next couple of days. Let's take them in order.


posted: 06/22/2017 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts:

Music Scene: Star of soap, singer of 1982 smash hit plays Hot Springs

posted: 06/22/2017 1:50 a.m. Discuss

Rick Springfield will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday in Timberwood Amphitheater at Magic Springs Theme & Water Park in Hot Springs. Season tickets (plus tax) are $69.99; adult one-day tickets are $54.99; and tickets for children under 48 inches tall and attendees 55 and over are $36.99. Reserved seats are an additional $10 or $8. Parking is $10.

Music: Ben Lee takes in Capitol View

posted: 06/22/2017 1:50 a.m. Discuss

"I have to call you back," says Ben Lee from California before quickly hanging up.






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