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Arkansas Weekend: Beatles at the Ridge

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WALNUT RIDGE — Fifty years ago this weekend, Walnut Ridge enjoyed its figurative 15 minutes of fame when The Beatles touched down at the nearby airport, Jack Schnedler writes in Thursday's Arkansas Weekend section.

The Weekend Ten

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1 BROS Country star Eric Church (left) and cohorts Dwight Yoakam and Brothers Osborne are set to rock North Little Rock’s Verizon Arena as part of The Outsiders World Tour, 7 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $37.50-$77. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com. See story on Page 4E.

One Eleven is culinary heaven

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Once upon a time -- well, up until a couple of months ago, actually -- the Capital Hotel had a formal restaurant called Ashley's. It has always been at or near the top of local gastronomic excellence, but the advent three years ago of globe-trotting, award-winning chef Joel Antunes promised something even more extraordinary.

Calendar

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Events are free unless otherwise noted. Art & Exhibits Central Arkansas ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER MacArthur Park, East Ninth and Commerce streets."Acansa Festival: Poet in Copper: Engravings by Evan Lindquist," through Oct. 26.

Fast Forward

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Things to do next week and next month. Next week Ground speed: Silly canines feel the need for speed in Go, Dog. Go!, the newest production at the Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre.

The TV Column: Dead fans given Z Nation to ease gore craving

posted: 09/11/2014 2:56 a.m. Discuss

AMC's The Walking Dead doesn't return until 8 p.m. Oct. 12. Syfy hopes that's too long to wait.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

posted: 09/11/2014 2:54 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: Music Boston Brass -- Jose Sibaja and Jeff Conner, trumpets; Chris Castellanos, horn; Domingo Pagliuca, trombone; and Sam Pilafian, tuba -- will perform at 7:30 p.m. today at Christ Episcopal Church, 509 Scott St., Little Rock.

Music: Little Rock is second on Church's year-long tour

posted: 09/11/2014 2:50 a.m. Discuss

Country music singer and songwriter Eric Church returns Friday night for his second headlining show at North Little Rock's Verizon Arena.

Music: Songwriter Tony Joe White keeps it close to the swamp

posted: 09/11/2014 2:49 a.m. Discuss

Not many musicians with only a song or two that qualify as huge hits still manage to sound as continually and consistently laid-back as Tony Joe White.

Artbeat: Dombek show opens NLR gallery

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A new art gallery in North Little Rock's Argenta Arts District opens at 6 p.m. Friday with an exhibit by watercolorist George Dombek.

Special Event: State organization cooks up first Bacon Fest fundraiser

posted: 09/11/2014 2:47 a.m. Discuss

Behold the power of pork. It can brighten a drab morning. It can add that extra kick to other food from shrimp to chocolate. And now it can actually help pay for college, thanks to Bacon Fest.

Music Scene: 3 guitarists serve Finger Food; Green Seed at White Water

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Opportunities to hear guitars without vocals are few and far between these days, but Finger Food is around to provide a steady diet strumming -- with no humming -- at 8 p.m. today at The Afterthought.

Are We There Yet?: Cowie winery pours sips of the grape, history, fun

posted: 09/11/2014 2:01 a.m. Discuss

A winery equipped with a museum, a chapel and a belfry would be a novelty almost anywhere. That's more so the case in Arkansas, where the making of wine is something of a peripheral enterprise.

TRANSITIONS

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Friday will be the last day for Your Mama's Good Food, 215 Center St., Little Rock. The restaurant moved and changed owners, not necessarily in that order, from its previous location in the Catlett-Prein Tower Building, 220 W. Fourth St., Little Rock, in late 2011. The phone number, at least until Friday, is (501) 372-1811.

Selected restaurants

posted: 09/11/2014 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Weekly theme listings reflect a range of dining possibilities in central Arkansas, across a spectrum of settings and price ranges.

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