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Restaurant Transitions: Burger 21, Potbelly openings delayed; Loblolly, Nexus debut; Ninja Bar-Sushi-Grill coming soon

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The target opening date has been pushed back a week, to July 31, for the first central Arkansas outlet of Burger 21 in the shopping center at 12319 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock. The hours, tentatively, will be 10:45 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10:45 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. The phone number is (501) 916-2520; the website is (which, by the way, still only lists it as "coming soon"); and the Facebook page is

RESTAURANT REVIEW + PHOTOS: Rebuilt Hacienda in Little Rock working out kinks

posted: 07/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

What had been billed as a brief, three-week closure for renovations turned into a six-month total reconstruction — from the ground up — for La Hacienda on Cantrell Road.


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Weekend Calendar

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Events are free unless otherwise noted.

Fast Forward

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Heavy metal 1: The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History is gearing up for an invasion. The fifth annual Vintage Military Vehicle Show is scheduled for 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 29 on the museum grounds, 503 E. Ninth St., Little Rock. There will also be food vendors on site. Admission is free. Call (501) 376-4602 or visit

The TV Column: Lynch makes Hollywood Game Night watchable

posted: 07/20/2017 1:52 a.m. Discuss

It's Thursday. It's summer. It's hot. That means it's a heavy night for lightweight network game shows or "alternative" programs.

Comedy: 'Noble Ape' Gaffigan brings comedy to LR

posted: 07/20/2017 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Jim Gaffigan made his name as a stand-up comedian, but he's also an actor, writer, producer, author -- and the father of five.

Theater: '60s classic Charity onstage in Argenta

posted: 07/20/2017 1:50 a.m. Discuss

Charity Hope Valentine is an eternal optimist. Despite a job -- she's a "dance-hall hostess" -- that ensures constant exploitation by men, and a string of horrid personal relationships, she constantly holds out hope that some day she'll meet and marry just the right guy.


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Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts:

Music: Country songsmith Currey at Stickyz

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"I tried to leave a haunted home behind in Tarrant County/but it ain't been far enough."

Music Scene: 2 country veterans to rock theme park

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Country and country rock will combine Saturday night -- The Marshall Tucker Band will perform at 7 p.m. and Travis Tritt at 8 p.m. -- 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 4 feet tall and those age 55 and older are $36.99. Reserved seats are an additional $10 or $8. Parking is $10.

Special Event: Festival idea born as buds had beers

posted: 07/20/2017 1:45 a.m. Discuss

What began as an idea between a couple of friends casually sipping beers one night has now turned into one of the largest beer-tasting events in Arkansas.

Tell Me About It: Wife's 'teasing' has mate off-balance, unsure of judgment

posted: 07/20/2017 1:44 a.m. Discuss

DEAR CAROLYN: I know teasing can be a playful way to get close or nudge us not to take ourselves too seriously. But sometimes I feel my wife uses it to express an opinion or point about me without saying it straight out.

Helpful Hints

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DEAR HELOISE: I got tired of having to clean the bathroom mirror every time I flossed and brushed my teeth. I realized that if I leaned down over the sink to do the job and didn't watch myself in the mirror, the mirror stayed clean. An obvious solution, but one I didn't think of for years!

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 07/20/2017 1:43 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. Believe in yourself. You are much deeper, wider and greater than you sometimes give yourself credit for. You already know the direction. When you push harder, you'll be amazed at what you can do. You'll lead a trend in September.






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