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Tell Me About It: Your own grief a consideration, but not only one, at funeral

posted: 07/21/2016 1:58 a.m. Discuss

DEAR CAROLYN: My mother has Stage 4 breast cancer and is near death. My family has begun to discuss funeral arrangements. Having lived in their community for 40 years, my parents have a number of friends and acquaintances that my father and siblings wish to invite to a church service and gathering.


posted: 07/21/2016 1:54 a.m. Discuss

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: If you had to put the heart of what you believe about God into just one sentence, what would you say? Or is that possible?

Restaurant Transitions: Longtime Little Rock BBQ restaurant closes; Bash Burger Co. in Little Rock shut

posted: 07/14/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Chip's Barbecue, 9801 W. Markham Street, Little Rock, has closed, with a sign on the door stating, "Please Notice: Effective July 6, 2016, This location will be closed. Thank you." At last check the phone -- (501) 225-4346 -- had not yet been disconnected but nobody answered it. The website,, baldly proclaims only, "Our Markham Street located (sic) is now closed." (If there are any other locations for the venerable barbecue joint, which has been around since 1961, we're not aware of them.) Chris Harcrow, an old friend of the Chipman family, who founded the venerable establishment in 1961, took it over in August 2013 following the 2012 death of paterfamilias Thomas Chipman. Bankruptcy listings for North Little Rock in Monday's paper include this filing: "Christopher Jay Harcrow (dba Honest Integrity LLC), ... July 6, 2016, Chapter 7."

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Dave & Buster's is a bellyful

posted: 07/14/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

It has the gravity-defying grub. And it has the bleep-blonking games.


posted: 07/14/2016 1:58 a.m. Discuss

1 MAXWELL One-name R&B singer-songwriter, record producer and actor Maxwell headlines a concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at North Little Rock's Verizon Arena, with "special guests" Fantasia and Ro James.

Weekend Calendar

posted: 07/14/2016 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Events are free unless otherwise noted. Art & Exhibits Central Arkansas ARGENTA ART WALK 5-8 p.m. third Friday of the month, downtown North Little Rock. Music, art, food. (501) 993-1234.

Fast Forward

posted: 07/14/2016 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Things to do next week and next month Next week "Daydream Believer": Mickey Dolenz and Peter Tork bring the 1960s to Oaklawn, 2705 Central Ave., Hot Springs, for an Evening With The Monkees, 7 p.m. July 22.

Disney's Bizaardvark sparks friendship for stars

posted: 07/14/2016 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Madison Hu and Olivia Rodrigo didn't know each other a year ago.


posted: 07/14/2016 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: TODAY Architecture on film The Breckenridge 12, in the Breckenridge Village Shopping Center, Interstate 430 and North Rodney Parham Road, will screen St. Peter's and the Papal Basilicas of Rome, part of the "Art & Architecture in Cinema" film series, 7 p.m. today.

Music: Maxwell marks 20 years with visit to Verizon Arena

posted: 07/14/2016 1:52 a.m. Discuss

It has been 20 years since Maxwell burst upon the music scene with a huge, messy Afro and a sexy tenor/falsetto voice that drove his Urban Hang Suite CD -- with hits "Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder)" and "Sumthin' Sumthin'" -- up the charts and on to a Grammy nomination.

Music: Creek Rocks duo Woolf, Bilyeu clicks on Ozarks music

posted: 07/14/2016 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Cindy Woolf and Mark Bilyeu -- who make up the duo The Creek Rocks -- are not only partners in music, they're partners in life.

Theater: Tony Award-winning play a show tunes bonanza

posted: 07/14/2016 1:50 a.m. Discuss

We all have that one friend.

Music Scene: Dixon on Magic Springs bill; 'Zeppelin' act at Rev Room

posted: 07/14/2016 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Pop singer Colton Dixon will perform at Magic Springs & Crystal Falls Water and Theme Park on Saturday. Dixon will play at 8 p.m. Season passes are $74.99 plus tax or $69.99 plus tax at Kroger stores; $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.

Selected restaurants

posted: 07/14/2016 1:45 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: Mating is no panacea and it's OK to be sad sometimes

posted: 07/14/2016 1:44 a.m. Discuss

DEAR CAROLYN: I am secure in the fact that I don't want kids, and at 35 and very single, I have learned how to be alone without feeling lonely. I date when I want to, but don't make that my focus. I've been successful at work and recently expanded my hobbies by starting my own website and creating a community of people around that. In short, I usually know what I need to do to fix feelings that don't feel good.





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