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SELF PORTRAIT: Michael Bearden

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DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: April 12, 1980, in Searcy

Michael Ross Bearden

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In his second year as the company's artistic director, Michael Bearden has pulled off a big coup for Ballet Arkansas.

Partygoers stay home for Potluck

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It all started with chicken takeout.

UP AND COMING: Chef cookoff, swanky parties, everybody give!

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Here are a couple of hot tickets this week. Pulaski Technical College hosts its Diamond Chefs preliminaries Tuesday at its Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute. On Thursday, inside its Jack Stephens arena, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock holds its 12th Taste of Little Rock.

GOVERNOR'S ARTS AWARDS: Creative achievement

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Probably the newest face among the Arkansas Arts Council's annual Governor's Arts Awards was the man himself -- Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

RIGHT TIME RIGHT PLACE: Roommate answers the door and love walks in

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Joe Greenwood was looking for a girl from his past when he knocked on a door and his future wife opened it.

Dear Abby: Dear Abby: Good manners scarce these days

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DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have two daughters whom we have taught to use good manners. We are proud that they always remember to use their "pleases" and "thank yous" and many people have commented how polite they are.

WORLD'S SHORTEST ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE: Out for a little spin

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The clockwise route of the First Ever 12th annual World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade was reversed on March 17 in honor of NASCAR racer and Arkansas native Mark Martin, this year's celebrity grand marshal of the Hot Springs parade. (NASCAR fans know that cars race counterclockwise around NASCAR tracks.)

MALE CALL: Menswear has its seasonal runway shows and sales, too

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Q. You just wrote about going to "Fashion Week," and the same day I heard a story about the new "Men's Fashion Week" and how they will have it every season. I realize that those aren't clothes that real people buy, but I can't imagine how they can even pretend there is a difference between spring and fall clothes. Beyond just trying to sell new expensive fashion to the wealthy, are there any supposed differences you experts insist on in spring vs. fall -- is it blazers?

TURNING POINTE: Ballet Arkansas fundraiser has attendees on their toes

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Ballet Arkansas is the fourth leg of an arts "stool," said board member Alex Ray in an impassioned plea for charitable contributions, and among the other legs -- the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, and the Arkansas Arts Center -- it has the most upward mobility.

ADVOCATES OF THE YEAR: Alzheimer's Arkansas event honors three outstanding women

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"Welcome to the Caribbean" was the theme of the Alzheimer's Arkansas Advocates of the Year Dinner at the Metroplex on March 19 inspired by a Costa Rica vacation package donated for the event's live auction.

Millennial males more keen on style are reshaping trade

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LOS ANGELES -- The American male has long been judged a fashion dud.

Dorothy Chandler Blank - Michael Morgan Bailey Jr.

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Parents of the bride are Pamela and Richard Harrod Blank Jr., 5618 Edgewood Road. Her grandparents are Dorothy Niblack Jackson and the late John David Jackson and the late Carol and Dr. Richard Harrod Blank, all of Tampa, Fla.

Taylor Renee Barrow - Andrew Hunter Thompson

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Taylor Renee Barrow and Andrew Hunter Thompson exchanged marriage vows at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at First Free Will Baptist Church, North Little Rock. The father of the groom officiated.

Christine Denise Bourns - Derek Jordan Ward

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Christine Denise Bourns became the bride of Derek Jordan Ward at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the Villa Marre. The Rev. Greg Kirksey of the Church at Rock Creek officiated.

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