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Super Quiz: Questions for U.S. Citizenship

posted: 05/05/2016 1:40 a.m. Discuss

1. What is the Fourth of July?

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

posted: 04/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

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 parties of 10-55, separated from the main dining room by floor-to-ceiling partitions with "rich wood and beveled glass," according to a news release. That's in addition to an indoor patio private dining area that serves 34 that's been there since the restaurant opened in 1999. A new, red-tufted leather "celebrity booth" provides intimacy for up to a party of six.

Music: CONCERT PREVIEW: Paul McCartney's 'One on One'

posted: 04/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Maybe I'm amazed -- to quote Sir Paul McCartney -- that the legendary former Beatle, leader of Wings and now a solo artist, will be performing this weekend in central Arkansas.

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Bash better as a food truck

posted: 04/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

We don't want to bash Bash Burger Co.

THE WEEKEND TEN

posted: 04/28/2016 1:57 a.m. Discuss

1 'GET BACK' Sir Paul McCartney will give his first performance in Arkansas -- and supposedly make his first visit since The Beatles landed in Walnut Ridge in 1967 -- as his One on One Tour lands at North Little Rock's Verizon Arena at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Weekend Calendar

posted: 04/28/2016 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Events are free unless otherwise noted. Art & Exhibits Central Arkansas ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER MacArthur Park, East Ninth and Commerce streets."Bouguereau and the Hazards of Love," lecture by Stanton Thomas, 5:30-9 p.m. today, $10 for nonmembers.

Fast Forward

posted: 04/28/2016 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Things to do next week and next month Next week Pioneer party: The Historic Arkansas Museum, 200 E. Third St., Little Rock, will be hopping with living history, blacksmith demonstrations, dances and pioneer games during its annual Territorial Fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 7.

The TV Column: Wynonna Earp the Western equivalent of Buffy

posted: 04/28/2016 1:51 a.m. Discuss

In case you've missed it, there's a fun new series that has quietly set up shop at 9 p.m. Fridays on Syfy.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

posted: 04/28/2016 1:50 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: TODAY Jazz trio The Peter and Will Anderson Trio — Peter and Will Anderson, clarinet and saxophone, and Alex Wintz, guitar — will kick off Wildwood Park for the Arts’ 2016 House Concert series with a performance at 7 p.m. today in the Cabe Festival Theatre Studios at Wildwood, 20919 Denny Road, Little Rock.

Special Event: 35th annual Toad Suck Daze has something for everyone

posted: 04/28/2016 1:49 a.m. Discuss

There's a certain excitement that fills the air in downtown Conway as crowds gather to cheer on a unique collection of athletes. They are tiny. They are unpredictable. They are amphibians.

Music Scene: 7-time Grammy winner Underwood at Verizon

posted: 04/28/2016 1:47 a.m. Discuss

Country-pop singer Carrie Underwood will host The Storyteller Tour: Stories in the Round at 7 p.m. today, along with opening acts Easton Corbin and The Swon Brothers, at Verizon Arena. Tickets are $93.50 and $62.

Are We There Yet?: Quilt Trail cuts colorful path through Pocahontas

posted: 04/28/2016 1:46 a.m. Discuss

A number of Arkansas towns have downtown walls decorated with murals. But Pocahontas stands out with its Randolph County Quilt Trail, displaying reproductions of more than 50 quilts on buildings in its 17-square-block National Historic District.

Selected restaurants

posted: 04/28/2016 1:43 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.

Tell Me About It: Kids are reason to play nice with cheating sister-in-law

posted: 04/28/2016 1:42 a.m. Discuss

DEAR CAROLYN: My siblings and parents all live very close to one another back in my home state. They see each other frequently and are very involved in each other's lives.

Helpful Hints

posted: 04/28/2016 1:41 a.m. Discuss

DEAR HELOISE: I was shopping for an electric toothbrush and checked online at a major big-box store. The model I liked was $49.99, but I didn't want to wait for it to be shipped. I found that the store price for the same model posted on their website was $64.98!

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