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posted: 10/08/2015 11:03 a.m. Discuss

One of the highlights of the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, which gets underway this weekend, is sure to be The First Boys of Spring. The film is about the history of spring training in the Spa City, written and directed by University of Arkansas at Fayetteville journalism professor Larry Foley and narrated by native Arkansan Billy Bob Thornton, who was born in Hot Springs.

Restaurant transitions: Mama B's new location, Lulu's new hours, Kemuri opens for lunch

posted: 10/08/2015 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The closure of the popular Mama B's Big Burgers, aka Burger Mama's, formerly at 10721 Kanis Road, Little Rock, to make room for outlets of chains -- to wit, Panera Bread and Dunkin Donuts -- caused great lamenting. A migrant location on Cantrell Road was short-lived. Now, phoenix-like, Mama B's is back in Little Rock, reopening a couple of weeks ago at 1200 W. Daisy Gatson Bates Drive (at Cross Street) in a building that previously housed Just for You Burgers. Hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, and, though they were closed this past Sunday, possibly 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays henceforth. The phone number is (501) 777-1126.


posted: 10/08/2015 2 a.m. Discuss

1 FAIR Rides, food, animals and tunes are highlights of the Arkansas State Fair and Livestock Show, Friday-Oct. 18 at the fairgrounds, 2600 Howard St., Little Rock. This year's music headliners include Eddie Money on Saturday, Styx on Tuesday and Grand Funk Railroad on Oct. 16.

Grill's rockin' a 'large' menu

posted: 10/08/2015 1:57 a.m. Discuss

It was a warm sunny day when my mom and I headed out to Nashville Rockin' Grill on Maumelle Boulevard in North Little Rock for a late lunch.

Weekend Calendar

posted: 10/08/2015 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Events are free unless otherwise noted. Art & Exhibits Central Arkansas ARGENTA GALLERY 413 Main St., North Little Rock. "Ashes in the Fruit Trees," Angela Davis Johnson, through Monday.

Fast Forward

posted: 10/08/2015 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Things to do next week and next month Next week Buy: Shopaholics rejoice. The Outlets of Little Rock, 11201 Bass Pro Parkway, is set to open Oct. 16, featuring a long list of stores, including Cole Haan, J. Crew and Lindt Chocolate Shop.

The TV Column: Ex-football Hog hosts Food Network's BBQ Blitz

posted: 10/08/2015 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Let's just think of it as going from one type of gridiron to another.


posted: 10/08/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: TODAY Violin-viola duo The Miller-Porfiris Duo -- violinist Anton Miller and violist Rita Porfiris, on the faculty at the Hartt School in West Hartford, Conn. -- will perform at 7:30 p.m. today in the Parish Hall, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1000 N. Mississippi St., Little Rock, the Chamber Music Society of Little Rock's 2015-16 season opener.

Special Event: Fun, food and frights galore fill 10-day State Fair

posted: 10/08/2015 1:51 a.m. Discuss

It's time for 10 days of soaring, spinning, singing, riding and petting, all dipped in batter, deep-fried and served on a stick. The Arkansas State Fair and Livestock Show kicks off Friday with its lineup of entertainment and the usual plethora of foods and rides, the combination of which could test the steeliest stomachs.

Music scene: Motley Crue comes to NLR near end of 2-year final tour

posted: 10/08/2015 1:50 a.m. Discuss

"All Bad Things Must Come to an End," promises the band Motley Crue as it continues on what it dubs The Final Tour, with a stop at 7 p.m. today at Verizon Arena.

Are We There YEt?: Dumas draws daddies, mamas to annual event

posted: 10/08/2015 1:49 a.m. Discuss

It's a Roaring '20s song long forgotten almost everywhere else. But Dumas still loves the tune, as proved by this week's public singing of its daffy lyrics to kick off the annual Ding Dong Days.

Selected restaurants

posted: 10/08/2015 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. 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. To read recent restaurant reviews in their entirety, visit

Tell Me About It: Why invite toxic, deceitful mother to your wedding?

posted: 10/08/2015 1:44 a.m. Discuss

DEAR CAROLYN: My mother and I have a very toxic relationship and have fought on and off over the years. When she gets angry she spreads half-truths that make me look bad, says hurtful things and tries to sabotage my plans. She's very narcissistic, manipulative and controlling.

Helpful Hints

posted: 10/08/2015 1:43 a.m. Discuss

DEAR READERS: Billie N. wrote that she was having problems with her front-load dryer. A piece of material would catch on the door, then twist all around. She said she contacted customer service (she did not say if she wrote, emailed or called). Billie, call, call and call again until you get a live person to talk with. If you don't get the answer you want to your question, hang up, call back and speak to another representative.

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 10/08/2015 1:42 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. On the day you were born, the sunshine streamed into your soul. This year you radiate that same brightness and warmth into the souls of others. The next three weeks show you promoting what you love and making a difference.





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