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Restaurant Transitions: Openings set in Little Rock for Bruno’s Deli, Soul Fish Cafe, Asia Buffet

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Bruno's Little Italy co-owner Gio Bruno says Tuesday is now the target for the opening of the next-door Bruno's Deli, a grab-and-go lunch expansion in the former Dundee's men's wear space, 308 Main St., Little Rock. Lunch hours: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday, possibly later to sell meats and cheeses, etc. Phone: (501) 313-4452.

SPECIAL EVENT: PHOTOS: 33rd Pops on the River salutes another Fourth

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Music, more music and 4,000 fireworks are on -- and above -- the stage for the 33rd annual July 4 Pops on the River celebration.

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Bleu Flame Burger Co. has hefty lineup

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This busy college town is awash in a sea of restaurants. If you can't find something you're hungry for here, please don't blame Conway.

THE WEEKEND TEN

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1 FIREWORKS Children's activities, a car show, a big finale courtesy of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and a riot of fireworks will celebrate America's birthday at the annual Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Pops on the River, Monday in Little Rock's Riverfront Park.

TELL ME ABOUT IT: Hands off boyfriend who forbids walking hand in hand

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DEAR CAROLYN: My boyfriend has hang-ups about being touched in public. If we're walking side by side or weaving through crowds, he does not want to hold hands or touch in any way. He likes to be totally "unencumbered." Part of it seems to be his DNA and part a hang-up about any touch being a form of public displays of affection.

Weekend Calendar

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Events are free unless otherwise noted Art & Exhibits Central Arkansas ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER MacArthur Park, East Ninth and Commerce streets. Internet Cat Video Festival, 2 p.m. July 10, 6 p.m. July 12, $5.

Fast Forward

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Things to do next week and next month Next week Pulp fiction: Fill your bag with books for beach and pool at the Friends of Central Arkansas Libraries Used Book Sale.

The TV Column: Leary's edgy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll returns on FX

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Our favorite dysfunctional rock 'n' roll band returns tonight with as many shenanigans as ever.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

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Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: TODAY Bard on the boards The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre opens its hour-long, family friendly production of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at 2 p.m. today, with additional performances at 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall, University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway.

MUSIC SCENE: Country's Joe Diffie to play Oaklawn Spa Blast

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Country singer Joe Diffie will perform on the track infield 8-9:30 p.m. Friday for the 25th annual Spa Blast, the Independence Day celebration at Oaklawn Racing & Gaming in Hot Springs. Fireworks will follow. Opening acts are Hillbilly Vegas, Blackwater Trio, Jacob Flores, Jeff Hartzell and a Hot Springs dance group.

ARE WE THERE YET?: Rabbit Ridge off-road bike trail fine for novices

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For casual cyclists, the notion of tackling a mountain-bike trail can seem daunting. Won't there be rugged terrain and steep inclines, more rigorous than an off-road newbie could handle?

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

Helpful Hints

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DEAR READERS: Summer's here, and most children are out of school. The National Crime Prevention Council, ncpc.org, has some great hints for families to talk to their children about. Stranger danger is real. Teach children these hints:

Horoscopes by Holiday

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Happy birthday. Your heart is true and you express it beautifully, to tender and enthusiastic reception. The best projects have humble beginnings but take root quickly in July. The bare-bones way things start will be in stark contrast to the lavish way they end up next April. Your involvement in a church or school will open you to good fortune in August.

On Christianity

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DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I was really excited last year about my new job, but it involved moving to a big city, and now that I've moved here I'm really lonely and miserable. Why are cities such lonely places?

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