posted: 07/20/2014 2:15 a.m.
The Junior League experience is what you make it, organizers of Tuesday's new member party and active members would have told each prospect, given the chance. But the Little Rock civic group's party started at 6:30 and wrapped before 8.
posted: 07/13/2014 2:47 a.m.
The promise of the Information Age was that one day we would make our own work schedules and do so in lounge pants and hoodies from our breakfast bar. No more subway commute! No more fourth-floor typing pool!
posted: 07/13/2014 2:44 a.m.
In it's 10th year, the art benefit Corazon: The Art of the Heart logged its most handsome haul to date -- $3,000 -- for the Center for Artistic Revolution, a community center for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) adults and youths based at First Presbyterian Church downtown. The curiously named nonprofit with the punnable acronym CAR was begun 11 years ago by Randi Romo.
posted: 07/13/2014 2:41 a.m.
As American as apple pie? That sure is a sweet simile, but some food historians trace the origins of apple pie back to the European Middle Ages or earlier, to Asia, where apples are believed to originate. So how about "as American as mini golf."
posted: 06/29/2014 2:29 a.m.
You know which cliche Arkansas Symphony Orchestra conductor Philip Mann hates? The one that goes, Make your passion your job and you'll never have to go to work. Blech. "While I'm lucky to do what I do, it's an extraordinary amount of work."
posted: 06/29/2014 2:18 a.m.
State Sen. Missy Irvin was prepared to give the blessing over the dozens of legislators and approximately 200 guests of the seventh Serving Up Solutions dinner at the Governor's Mansion on June 19, but first she made a plea on behalf of Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance and the reason for the assembly.
posted: 06/29/2014 2:15 a.m.
How the time flies! On June 11, Dennis Jungmeyer celebrated the 17th awards ceremony for the scholarship that bears his name. A past Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute Foundation board member, first lady Ginger Beebe said farewell to those in attendance, having hosted the annual midafternoon reception since 2007. Next year, assuming the award winners are presented in the same space, a new first lady will shake hands at the threshold.
posted: 06/29/2014 2:12 a.m.
As they have in the past, the Muses Creative Artistry Project came away from a performance at the Governor's Mansion on June 16 with a few more fans. The arts collective founded five years ago to preserve classical art and music through performance wowed the audience with nearly two dozen Broadway standards and classics.
posted: 06/15/2014 2:34 a.m.
How might we compare June 7's Beaux Arts Ball inside the Jeannette Edris Rockefeller and Townsend Wolfe galleries to its forebears of the late 1950s and '60s? Oh, it's impossible!
posted: 06/15/2014 2:31 a.m.
When Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees emerged from behind the dark curtain to the right of the dais, the din of the ballroom rose to a Superdome scream. New Orleans Saints fans peppered the cheers with "Who dat?" It was a super moment for a superstar quarterback, but it was preceded by a far more profound introduction -- that of the 200 standout high school athletes from around the state recognized for accomplishments in baseball, basketball, football, volleyball, softball, soccer, golf, tennis and track.
posted: 06/08/2014 1:51 a.m.
Who'd've thunk the most popular post-Riverfest show downtown would be a book signing for Architects of Little Rock: 1833-1950 at Historic Arkansas Museum? It was a madhouse, and Charles Witsell and Gordon Wittenberg were the architects.
posted: 06/01/2014 3:06 a.m.
In our popular culture, wives and golf sit opposed to each other. Tee times conflict with couples' time or else honey-do lists. The golf course is a bulwark for '50s era separation of the sexes. At its worst, the links are a husband's last refuge from a nettling wife; wives, meanwhile, encourage the outings just to be relieved of their men for a morning or an afternoon.
posted: 06/01/2014 3:05 a.m.
Throwing the right fundraising party is not unlike skydiving with your parachute in parts in a basket. You sign on to the party and all the elements are there, ready to go, so you leap. Your only job is to piece them together, and the end -- the party -- is a long ways down. You pull stuff out of the basket and they catch in the wind, and down below, the enormousness of the whole thing comes closer, closer.
posted: 06/01/2014 2:17 a.m.
Before there was smoke on the water, fire in the sky, it was flowing on the river, the pre-Riverfest wine tasting event in the River Market Pavilions on May 22.
posted: 05/25/2014 3:12 a.m.
My house, your house, Our House, Jan's house.