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posted: 02/26/2015 1:57 a.m. Discuss

1 MIRANDA Country superstar Miranda Lambert returns to North Little Rock's Verizon Arena at 7:30 p.m. Friday with special guests Jukebox Mafia, RaeLynn and Justin Moore. Tickets are $52.50-$69. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit

Bistro is epicurean's delight

posted: 02/26/2015 1:56 a.m. Discuss

It has been a natural progression for Boulevard Bread Co., from a fairly small-scale bakery/deli in the Heights, to a four-outlet mini-chain with an expanded menu, to the new, full-service, full-bar restaurant that recently opened next door to the original Heights bakery/deli.

Weekend Calendar

posted: 02/26/2015 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Events are free unless otherwise noted. Art & Exhibits Central Arkansas ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER MacArthur Park, East Ninth and Commerce streets. Architecture and Design Network Lecture Series: "Out of the Ordinary," Deborah Berke, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Fast Forward

posted: 02/26/2015 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Things to do next week and next month Next week Songbirds: Pure, young voices singing in unison will fill the Cabe Theatre at Wildwood Park for the Arts, 20919 Denny Road, when the world-famous Vienna Boys' Choir performs at 7 p.m. March 5. Tickets are $35 for reserved seats, $75 for VIP.

The TV Column: Netflix will deal next round of Cards on Friday

posted: 02/26/2015 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Are you ready to binge?

Music: Grammy-winning Lambert aims to shake up music

posted: 02/26/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

In 2003, a 20-year-old singer-songwriter from Texas made a significant mark on Nashville Star, a TV country music competition modeled after the wildly popular American Idol. That singer was Miranda Lambert, and she came in third behind winner and Arkansas native Buddy Jewel.

Music: Songwriting punk rocker blends variety of genres

posted: 02/26/2015 1:51 a.m. Discuss

To qualify as a "cult" musician requires a few nebulous qualities or attitudes -- at a minimum, avoiding interviews and interaction with the Internet. So singer-songwriter and punk rocker Jonathan Richman certainly can be found on the short roster of "cult" heroes in the rock 'n' roll world.

Special Event: Pretty, delicate eye-catchers to dazzle at 29th glass show

posted: 02/26/2015 1:50 a.m. Discuss

It starts with an inheritance or maybe a memory. A set of colorful water glasses that were at Grandmother's house. Or the glass pie plate handed down by Great-Aunt Edna.

MUSIC SCENE: Noted banjoist to play South on Main

posted: 02/26/2015 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Tony Furtado, one of the most acclaimed slide guitarists and banjo players on the Americana-bluegrass-jazz music scenes, returns to Arkansas for a show at 7:30 p.m. today at South on Main. Admission is $17.

Are We There Yet?: Exhibits show how once wild river was tamed

posted: 02/26/2015 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Before a network of 18 dams subdued the Arkansas River, the waterway was a raging force of nature that regularly wrecked boats and flooded lowlands.


posted: 02/26/2015 1:47 a.m. Discuss

It may be the first time this has ever happened, but Arkansas has two James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists this year, the foundation's 25th anniversary awards:

Selected restaurants

posted: 02/26/2015 1:47 a.m. Discuss

Weekly theme 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. To read recent restaurant reviews in their entirety, visit

Helpful Hints

posted: 02/26/2015 1:46 a.m. Discuss

DEAR HELOISE: I can't be the only one having this problem! With deep-pocket bed sheets, my sheets now roll into a ball in the clothes dryer -- usually with the pillowcases in the middle of the ball. I have to unroll the ball, continue the drying cycle and stop it again several times to unroll the ball. The end result is the same: very wrinkled sheets. Is there any way to solve this problem? By the way, my dryer is a large-capacity dryer.

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 02/26/2015 1:46 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. Your head and heart are in the right place now, so take action. The rewards will be delayed just enough to make them sweet for you. In April, you'll accept the responsibilities that go along with your goal and get someone's love as a bonus.

Tell Me About It: Aunt's role is to support and love, not question wedding

posted: 02/26/2015 1:46 a.m. Discuss

DEAR CAROLYN: My sister and I have a close relationship and talk often. Her son (who was born just after her 19th birthday) turned 18 last summer and graduated from high school a semester early to join the military. He will likely be posted overseas after his training is complete.


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