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UP AND COMING: Fashion Paws to counter alleged dog, cat blacklist

posted: 04/20/2014 4:12 a.m. Comment 1

The seventh Paws on the Runway fundraiser for Central Arkansas Rescue Effort for Animals is coming up May 1 at the Governor’s Mansion, and in a profile of event chairman Ashley Younger in Soiree this month, the theme “Rescue Is the New Black” was chosen, she says, “to raise awareness of the low adoption and high euthanasia rates of black cats and dogs in shelters.”

ARKANSAS DERBY: Unbridled fun

posted: 04/20/2014 4 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Sequins and flowers, fascinators and saddle oxfords. Sunglasses and sunburns, dogwoods and Apple Blossoms. These were a few of our favorite things at the 78th running of the Arkansas Derby on April 12 before a crowd of more than 63,000.

WEDDINGS: JENNIFER ALLEN LEE-MARK DANIEL GRINNAN

posted: 04/20/2014 3:42 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Jennifer Allen Lee and Mark Daniel Grinnan exchanged marriage vows at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 12, in Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church. Officiating were the Rev. Lynn W. Lindsey of the church and the Rev. John Childress of Episcopal Collegiate School.

A BULLY PORTER: Literary legends

posted: 04/13/2014 4:07 a.m. Discuss

The 3rd Porter Prize lifetime achievement award ceremony April 6 at the Governor’s Mansion brought out a handful of past Porter Prize winners and young writers who must have imagined a day when their contributions to the Natural State’s canon would be recognized on such a night.

TURNING POINTE: Merriment gets a bit serious with memories of Hamilton

posted: 04/13/2014 4:03 a.m. Discuss

It wasn’t exactly a pall that fell over Ballet Arkansas’ Turning Pointe fundraiser April 7, but the news earlier that day of the death of Broadway actor and Arkansas native Lawrence Hamilton certainly had a few people dabbing their eyes.

Renata Llyn Jenkins Byler

posted: 04/06/2014 4:18 a.m. Discuss

If you’ve ever been introduced to Renata Byler, or had her pointed out to you, you’d remember. Her 5-feet-10-inch frame is lean but not lilting; she’s athletic.

UP AND COMING: Our House’s fundraiser old-fashioned yard party

posted: 04/06/2014 4:16 a.m. Discuss

If there’s one thing I know about hip young people, they love the affectation and attire of the very, very old. Artifacts, sometimes.

FRIBOURGH AWARD: Honored St.Vincent chief contradicts Peter Principle

posted: 04/06/2014 4:02 a.m. Gallery Discuss

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s College of Science honored Peter Banko, president of St. Vincent Health System, with its fifth Fribourgh Award, which recognizes leaders for their contributions to Arkansas in the fields of health, mathematics or science.

Actor Hamilton dies after NYC surgery

posted: 04/05/2014 3:18 a.m. Comment 1

The Foreman native whose given name foretold a life on stage and who fulfilled that destiny — Lawrence Olivier Hamilton — died Thursday after an operation at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. He was 59.

MANY HAPPY RETURNS: Lovin’ Lubin

posted: 03/30/2014 3:52 a.m. Gallery Discuss

“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?” asked Aaron Lubin — a quotation he faithfully attributed to the Hall of Fame pitcher Leroy Robert “Satchel” Paige.

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