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Paul McCartney met two members of the Little Rock Nine after his performance Friday at Verizon Arena. During the show, McCartney revealed that civil rights events in Little Rock inspired The Beatles song "Blackbird."

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Paul McCartney met two members of the Little Rock Nine after his performance Friday at Verizon Arena. During the show, McCartney revealed that civil rights events in Little Rock inspired The Beatles song "Blackbird."

Paul McCartney meets Little Rock Nine members who inspired Beatles' song

Two members of the Little Rock Nine met Paul McCartney on Friday after his performance at Verizon Arena, where he revealed that civil-rights events in Little Rock inspired The Beatles' song "Blackbird." The women, Thelma Mothershed Wair and Elizabeth Eckford, were part of a group of black students w...

Restaurant transitions: Sonny Williams' remodeled, La Casa Real reopened, Mother's Day specials

We reported a few months back that Andy Agar, founder of Sonny Williams' Steak Room in the Museum Center, 500 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, had bought the restaurant back. The fruits of his "homecoming" have begun to surface. The restaurant recently underwent a remodel, and now has two separate private dining areas to accommodate ...

MOVIE REVIEW: Green Room

Rules are good things for young artists; they establish conventions that may be leaned into or subverted. It is in many respects easier to write a sturdy sonnet than successful free verse -- limitless options may invoke anxiety and paralysis. And so a genre film might be a useful enterprise for an aspiring young filmmaker, ...

TV news shows

Lineup of guests for today’s TV news shows: ABC’s This Week — Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas; former Defense Secretary and CIA Director Robert Gates. 8 a.m., KATV, Channel 7, Little Rock.

McCartney's show in North Little Rock nearly 3 hours, spans decades

So it took Paul -- oops, make that Sir Paul McCartney -- a few decades to work Arkansas into his busy performance schedule. No worries. That just meant he had more material to pick from when he finally did deign to drop in.

Fun in Philly

Here we are in the land of cheesesteaks, Benjamin Franklin, Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Rocky and Pixar.

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