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Restaurant Transitions: New catfish restaurant, Fuzzy's Taco Shop planned, new space for The Veg

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Candy Wilkerson says in a recent Facebook post that she will continue to operate Capital Smokehouse and Grill, 915 W. Capitol Ave., Little Rock, in the wake of the July 1 death of her husband, co-owner and chief cook, Doug Wilkerson: "The restaurant is indeed still open and I have no plans of closing it. Doug would want me to carry on with our dream so I will do it for him." Hours are 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday. The phone number is (501) 372-4227.

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Casa Real-ly tasty, delightful

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It's the little building that could. The structure at the corner of G Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard in North Little Rock has been home to a variety of restaurants through the years with a few having more staying power than others.


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Melody: Magic Springs & Crystal Falls Water and Theme Park continues its summer concert series with country star Dwight Yoakam, 8 p.m. July 30.

The TV Column: Emmy nominee list a nod to online series' gains

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The 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be televised live at 6 p.m. Sept. 18 on ABC, with Jimmy Kimmel as host. That should take care of the entire Sunday lineup. Just be grateful that all 113 categories aren't covered.

Bogguss' voice shines with pared down, pure style

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"Oh, I love that room," says singer Suzy Bogguss when asked about her coming performance at the Central Arkansas Library System's Ron Robinson Theater in Little Rock. "The sound and the acoustics are just perfect. It's very intimate."

THEATER: La Cage aux Folles' concepts remain relevant 33 years later

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When it opened in 1983, La Cage aux Folles broke new ground. The first Broadway musical to star a gay couple, it tells the story of the owner and the star of a gay nightclub who comically attempt to act straight when the son they raised brings home his fiancee's conservative parents.

MUSIC: Picture Costner in El Dorado -- as a musician

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Most folks picture Kevin Costner in motion pictures. He has played a couple of baseball players (as well as the son of a baseball player), a crime buster, a prosecutor, a golfer, a futuristic web-footed anti hero and a cavalry officer-slash-wolf-dancer in an Oscar-winning movie he also directed.

Music Scene: Magic Springs all set to rock into the night with 38 Special

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Veteran rock group 38 Special will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, following a 7 p.m. opening set by David Adam Byrnes, at Magic Springs & Crystal Falls Water and Theme Park. Season passes are $74.99; $59.99 the day of the concert; free for children 3 and younger; $36.99 for children shorter than 48 inches and adults age 55 and older.

Are We There Yet?: Van Buren is a historic river town spilling over with sights

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VAN BUREN -- Bob Burns was an Arkansas teenager when he invented an oddball musical instrument whose namesakes helped win World War II four decades later.

Selected restaurants

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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. Bargain means a meal (without beverage or dessert) is typically less than $12. Moderate is $12 to $25. Expensive is $25 and up.

Super Quiz: Clothing

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1. Term for women's trousers that are long, baggy and gathered at the ankle

Horoscopes by Holiday

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Happy birthday. A surprise-ball of a year! Your attitude of receptiveness (tempered only slightly, which is more than enough, by your brilliant and constant common sense) invites the wonder and "zing" while leaving out the trouble.

Helpful Hints

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DEAR HELOISE: After our two daughters got around 9 and 14 years old, I had an epiphany. "Ladies," I said to them, "your mother works every day. Then comes home, makes dinner for us and cleans it up. From now on, at least once a week, the three of us will make dinner and clean the kitchen. In addition, we will clean up after every dinner that Mother makes."





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