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Boo! 2: A Madea Halloween


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Jigsaw, R Police link a mysterious madman's sadistic games of life and death to Jigsaw, the infamous killer who died 10 years earlier. With Matt Passmore, Callum Keith Rennie, Hannah Emily Anderson, Laura Vandervoort, Mandela Van Peebles, Brittany Allen; directed by Michael and Peter Spierig. Oct. 27

RESTAURANT TRANSITIONS: Blue Canoe's new space to debut; Core Brewing on South Main; Brewski's now open

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Blue Canoe Brewing Co. will hold a grand opening, noon-10 p.m. Saturday, for its warehouse facility at 1637 E. 15th St., Little Rock, with games, music, a prize raffle. Blue Canoe's Macie Fellows says the warehouse, primarily where the company's brewing will take place, will have an open-to-the-public game space (pool, foosball, shuffleboard and darts) and will serve a variety of new beers in its beer garden and outdoor bar (made from an old shipping container), 4-10 p.m. Friday, noon-10 p.m. Saturday and noon-8 p.m. Sunday. There won't be a kitchen, but they'll have food trucks. They will continue to operate their River Market District taproom, 425 E. Third St., 4-9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 4-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday and noon-8 p.m. Sunday. The phone number for both facilities is (501) 492-9378; Blue Canoe's website:

RESTAURANT REVIEW + PHOTOS: Share a bite at Southern Table

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Margie Raimondo's Southern Table, on Cross Street between cross streets (Third and Fourth), has a motto: "meant to be shared."

Special Event: Boo at the Zoo in Little Rock has fun, frights for all ages

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Zombies are about to join the penguins, tigers and capybaras at the Little Rock Zoo. And these new temporary residents can mean only one thing: it's time for Boo at the Zoo.

Tombstones talking

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"I'd rather be in a cemetery," said Abby Burnett of rural Kingston. "I talk tombstones. They are my people."


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Fast Forward

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Say cheese: A river of gooey cheese will flow through Little Rock's Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave., for the World Cheese Dip Championship, noon-3 p.m. Oct. 28. The benefit for Harmony Health Clinic features concoctions by amateur and professional dip makers. Tickets are $11.25 through Oct. 27, free for children 10 and under. Visit

The TV Column: Alaska gets its own paranormal story: Ghost Wars

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TV has been having a love affair with Alaska in recent years. It has been relatively tame so far.

Weekend calendar

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Events are free unless otherwise noted.

Music: Grammy-winning bluesman Negrito going solo in SoMa

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Blues singer Fantastic Negrito knows a little something about starting over. Born Xavier Dphrepaulezz 49 years ago, he was 12 when he moved with his orthodox Muslim family from Massachusetts to Oakland, Calif., and fell under the spell of that city's musical and social culture.


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Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts:

Music Scene: Mississippi's Hudson, Drury ready for gig at White Water

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Cary Hudson & Lynn Drury will perform at 9 p.m. today at the White Water Tavern. Admission is $6.

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 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Tell Me About It: Ask yourself three questions to see if he's who you really want

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DEAR CAROLYN: I've been dating "Z" off-and-on for 2 1/2 years. He is 39 and never had a serious relationship before. I'm 33 and have been in love once and had one other long-term relationship that ended in a healthy way.

Helpful Hints

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DEAR READERS: A recent poll suggests that almost 90 percent of kids ages 12 to 17 have a cellphone. When is the right time to give your child a cellphone? Here are some things to consider:

Horoscopes by Holiday

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Happy birthday. A relationship flourishes and love inspires you. The way you express yourself is developing in magical and most effective ways. Amateur attempts will be very lucky for you at the start of 2018. The less you know, the more you'll do with pure intent and open mind. You'll get places that pros can't.

On Christianity

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DEAR REV. GRAHAM: Does God ever give us a second chance? I've made a lot of dumb mistakes in the last few years, and I know I need to get on a different road. But sometimes I wonder if God has given up on me, and nothing is ever going to change.

Super Quiz: Nursery rhymes

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1. Where was the man going when he met a man with seven wives?

DEAR ABBY: Extreme hoarding poses risk to mom's house and health

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DEAR ABBY: My 36-year-old son lives with me, which benefits both of us. I am retired and his income helps. The problem I'm having is he hoards garbage.

My Roots Are Showing: 25 years later

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Twenty-five years. A quarter of a century. Two and a half decades. No matter how you frame it, it deceives you by sounding like a long time.

'Hercules' helps group

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Kevin Sorbo, best known for starring in the tevelevision series, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, will headline the Loving Choices benefit banquet Nov. 2 at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers.

People and Places

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UAFS employees

Remembering Rogers: Newspapers record history of Rogers

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Remembering the story of Rogers and the people who made it great would be impossible without the archives of the Rogers Daily News. The Daily News was born when Earnest Vinson and John Nance started the Rogers Daily Post on Jan. 1, 1910. In July 1927, James P. Shofner purchased the Post and changed the name to the Rogers Daily News. Shofner moved the paper into the basement of the Progressive Life building at Second and Poplar streets (now occupied by Levi's Gastrolounge and Low Bar). Shofner sold the Rogers Daily News to E.W. Pate on Oct. 1, 1929. When he acquired the paper, Pate wrote an editorial outlining the new policies and purpose of the Daily News:

The Rockwood Files: The lessons parents wish they didn't need to teach

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In the days after the Las Vegas shooting -- the deadliest mass shooting in American history -- I read an article that details expert advice on what regular people should do if we find ourselves in a situation with an active shooter. After reading it, I hovered my finger over the "share" button as I debated about whether or not to send it to my two oldest kids, ages 15 and 13. These were not the lessons I ever planned on sharing with them.






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