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HIGH PROFILE: Nancy Leggett Rorex

posted: 08/20/2017 4:28 a.m. Discuss

Mick Jagger wanted kidney. Stevie Wonder asked for nondairy pudding. Faith Hill and Tim McGraw requested chicken legs for their kids.

Flashback: The Central High School Photographs’ exhibit opens at Arkansas Arts Center

posted: 08/20/2017 4:27 a.m. Discuss

The passing of six decades has muted the suffering and shame of Little Rock's school desegregation crisis, by now a distant hum of history.

Education for all is goal of Seis Puentas advocate

posted: 08/20/2017 2:32 a.m. Discuss

Maria Touchstone has been teaching practically her entire life. She's a Mexican-American immigrant and the Hispanic liaison for the North Little Rock School District. She's also on the board of Seis Puentes, an educational center in North Little Rock that aims to teach immigrants English as well as assist them in other educational avenues.

OUTDOORS' FINEST: Conservation kudos

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The newest inductees to the Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame were invited to a Governor's Reception at the Statehouse Convention Center on Aug. 1. The affair preceded an awards banquet to honor them. They were former Sen. David Pryor; Ross Whipple and Mark Karnes, both of Arkadelphia; and the family of the late Lt. Gov. Winthrop P. Rockefeller, who posthumously received the Legacy Award.

RIGHT TIME RIGHT PLACE: RIGHT TIME RIGHT PLACE: Bum ankle, selfless pal helped sassy gal get beau

posted: 08/20/2017 2:31 a.m. Discuss

A sprained ankle turned into a lucky break for Sharon Hays. It's what cast her path into that of Larry Lovett in December 1965.

More people, even men, wearing shorts to work

posted: 08/20/2017 2:30 a.m. Discuss

Until this summer, Dan Dickson was not in favor of men wearing shorts in the workplace. Dickson, a 39-year-old creative director at the music-video platform Vevo, said he would judge those who arrived with their legs showing.

FASHIONABLE DEBUT: Designing success

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Harry Thomason -- he of Arkansas-bred producer-director fame with TV shows including Designing Women and Evening Shade and films including The Last Ride -- has now ventured a bit into the fashion world.

Luxury clothier's line includes $100,000 cuff links

posted: 08/20/2017 2:28 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- At the Stefano Ricci boutique on Park Avenue, Filippo Ricci, the brand's creative director, was recounting a story about one of his clients, a wealthy industrialist.

Middle-age spread weighs heavily on formerly thin men

posted: 08/20/2017 2:28 a.m. Discuss

Over avocado toast and coffee in New York, Michael Bailey held up his iPhone to show an image of himself taken 15 years ago, back when he was a fit model for a major clothing line. This was the photo he recently posted on his Facebook wall on his 52nd birthday.

A JOLLY GOOD FELLOW: Architect Kwendeche artfully greets admirers

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He's known for his unusual, booted bench in the South Main district along with other notable chair art. He's known also for his African masks, handmade from unusual elements.

Business is smashing at NYC Wrecking Ball anger room

posted: 08/20/2017 2:26 a.m. Discuss

Smashing things may not seem at first blush to be a winning idea to wrap a business around. Since March, however, nearly 1,500 people have shown up to break housewares, electronics and furniture at the Wrecking Club, two reinforced rooms in the basement of a building in the garment district of Manhattan.

MALE CALL: Leather elbow patches OK on blazers, but strictly casual

posted: 08/20/2017 2:26 a.m. Discuss

Q. I am wondering about leather patches on blazers and sport jackets. Are they really appropriate for business settings, or do they just show that I'm wearing worn-out clothes? Are there some blazers that are and aren't appropriate for them?

Instagram a no-no at these parties

posted: 08/20/2017 2:25 a.m. Discuss

LOS ANGELES -- As the evening sky faded to bluish white, Yifat Oren, 45, surveyed her handiwork. "Don't light the candles just yet," the event producer said to one of her assistants. "We need to wait for the wind to die down." Another assistant was sent to fetch the seating chart for a quick rearrangement.

TALES OF TALES: Dinner, film fest award honor gay writer Maupin

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At age 73 and long past the age of bashfulness, Tales of the City author Armistead Maupin regaled a crowd at South on Main on Monday night, mincing no words while talking about diversity, being gay and liberal among his Trump-supporting family members and the legacy of the book series that made him famous.

Events mark 60th anniversary

posted: 08/20/2017 2:24 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Arts Center is exhibiting Will Counts' photographs from 1957-59 as part of events to mark the 60th anniversary of the Central High School desegregation crisis.

Dear Abby: Husband balks about time she spends with her family

posted: 08/20/2017 2:23 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I have been married five years and have two children under 3. I grew up in a large Italian-American family; my husband did not. He doesn't understand the closeness I have with my family.

LET'S TALK: Try love; hate's just too tiring

posted: 08/20/2017 2:21 a.m. Discuss

One of the main things I hate ... is hate.

On Books: Thomas biography long due

posted: 08/20/2017 2:18 a.m. Discuss

I am just old enough for the name Lowell Thomas to have some resonance.

Critical Mass: Scott Miller is gone but his music lives

posted: 08/20/2017 2:17 a.m. Discuss

In April 2013, a middle-aged man named Scott Miller committed suicide.

The TV Column: Ferneau in Food Truck Season 8; Endeavor is back

posted: 08/20/2017 2:16 a.m. Discuss

If there's one thing that's improved in my 24 years on the TV beat, it's that these days there's almost always something on for everyone.

Spin Cycle: Dorm life was not so deluxe back in ol' Aunt Jenny's day

posted: 08/20/2017 2:16 a.m. Discuss

Aunt Jennifer would like to take this time to wish all those college-bound kiddos a great year at their luxury spas.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: Fayetteville troupe to open season with Fun Home

posted: 08/20/2017 2:15 a.m. Discuss

Fayetteville professional company TheatreSquared opens its 12th season Wednesday with Fun Home (music by Jeanine Tesori, lyrics and book by Lisa Kron, based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel) at Walton Arts Center's Nadine Baum Studios, 505 W. Spring St., Fayetteville. The show runs through Sept. 17; curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, with an additional 7 p.m. show Sept. 17.

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 08/20/2017 2:14 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. You'll be receptive to encounters with people who speak to your soul and help you grow. Many such special connections will be highlights of this solar return. The next three months are for moving to the edge, testing boundaries and pushing past fear. Free festivities and travel will happen in 2018.

Tell Me About It: Friend priced out of wedding

posted: 08/20/2017 2:14 a.m. Discuss

DEAR CAROLYN: My friend is getting married. It started with the idea of having a small ceremony in the park, going to her place afterward for dinner. Later we would put our children to sleep under a baby sitter's care and go out dancing to a club. Then it changed into something bigger -- rustic setting with bridesmaids but still a bit casual. Now it has blown into a big fancy place with matching outfits for bridesmaids. All seven bridesmaids have families with kids, and are now required to have same color dresses and professional makeup. My family is on one income and the expenses come up to over $1,000. How can I get out of it without hurting her feelings or breaking my bank (or robbing a bank)?

So far, so good

posted: 08/20/2017 2:13 a.m. Discuss

PERCE, Quebec -- This was going to be a story about lighthouses ... until I met a peony named Elsie. And the world's ugliest fish. And winkles in garlic-butter sauce. And a dented World War II German torpedo. And galleries. And whales. And waterfalls. And a moose. And 50,000 northern gannets on an island. And cod tongues in sea-urchin butter. And a very big box of live lobsters in yet another picture-book village ...

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