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Bobby Ampezzan

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UP AND COMING: Dance troupe envisions tapping in to a fun genre

posted: 02/07/2016 2:40 a.m. Discuss

Car dealers think a lot about saturation. Open a Ferrari dealership in Little Rock and people pump their fists. "We're finally Dallas!" Open two more and your salesmen start day trading from their desks.

BAR NIGHT: Class action was discovered at reception for legal eagles

posted: 02/07/2016 2:32 a.m. Gallery Discuss

The Arkansas Bar Association hosted an evening reception the first night of its midyear meeting, which takes place in January.

35th Soup Sunday: Soup fundraiser pours up $137,000 for families

posted: 02/07/2016 2:30 a.m. Gallery Discuss

The 35th bonanza of bouillabaisse!

CEO’S CLUB DINNER: Doing donors right

posted: 01/31/2016 2:07 a.m. Gallery Discuss

It was a cold night, and CHI St. Vincent hospital staff had trucked in golf carts to whisk dinner guests inside the Clinton Presidential Center, lest they get cold feet.

WALK KICKOFF: 2 with ALS inspire others to keep moving for a cure

posted: 01/31/2016 2:04 a.m. Gallery Discuss

The state's ALS Association held its fundraiser kickoff luncheon Jan. 21 at the Capital Hotel. Jim Bailey, representing the presenting sponsor, Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield, yielded the lectern for most of the hour to a video of a speech Tommy May gave in 2012 called "15 Key Elements for a Successful Career."

Personal Space

posted: 01/30/2016 1:46 a.m. Discuss

Whitney Patterson Where I live: the Central High School Neighborhood Historic District

UP AND COMING: Stately desserts shine on Mansion's crystal

posted: 01/24/2016 3:45 a.m. Discuss

Ooo, that lamestream media is up to its tricks! All the health stories this year are hatin' on sugar, the stuff of soda fountain romances and ice cream socials and Nanna's hot apple pies. Real America, don't let 2016 be the Year of Unsweetness. You have the governor's support on this.

ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN NETWORK: Meeting of the minds turns to revitalizing urban areas

posted: 01/24/2016 3:28 a.m. Gallery Discuss

More than a hundred people turned out Tuesday to hear a nonarchitect present at the monthly lecture series sponsored by Architecture and Design Network.

Elizabeth Elango Bintliff

posted: 01/17/2016 2:14 a.m. Discuss

Elizabeth Elango Bintliff is charismatic. She’s sharp and happy and traveled, so after a bit, when she makes a bombastic prediction, it’s all nods around the table. “Fifty years from now, it won’t matter … what country you’re from to be the president of that country,” she says. “Nationality is going to be an obscure concept. People will be hiring presidents, the best president for that country.”

LUNCH WITH THE SENATOR: Pryor pays tribute to legacy of Bumpers at monthly talk

posted: 01/17/2016 2:05 a.m. Discuss

It was perhaps a bit more somber, this Legacies and Lunch with David Pryor, coming as it did just days after the death of his contemporary in the U.S. Senate and fellow governor, Dale Bumpers. Legacies and Lunch is an ongoing collaboration between the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies and the Clinton School of Public Service. This one took place Jan. 6 before a nearly packed Ron Robinson Theater. Bumpers died Jan. 1.

PRESIDENT'S GALA: Bash before the Bowl

posted: 01/10/2016 3:04 a.m. Gallery Discuss

MEMPHIS -- The night before the University of Arkansas Razorbacks sullied Kansas State University's perfect .500 season, administrators, board members and VIPs of the two schools met inside the Peabody Memphis hotel's grand ballroom at the invitation of Liberty Bowl President Pat Caldwell.

LIBERTY BOWL: Memphis with emphasis

posted: 01/10/2016 2:59 a.m. Gallery Discuss

MEMPHIS -- Is it premature to say our Hogs own the Liberty Bowl? Um, yes. We've come through twice since 2010 and won both times, but there were those two stinkers in the 1980s. Hmm.

BEALE STREET CARAVAN: Fans in Memphis find kooky collection in parade

posted: 01/10/2016 2:51 a.m. Gallery Discuss

MEMPHIS -- If Hot Springs' Bridge Street is the site of the world's shortest St. Patrick's Day parade, Beale Street on New Year's Day was the setting of the kookiest collection of parade entrants red- and purple-clad football fans may have ever seen.

History drives pair to help kids

posted: 12/27/2015 2:15 a.m. Discuss

The loudest thing ever heard on Earth was the eruption of Krakatoa in 1883. They say the sound circled the globe four times and ruptured the eardrums of sailors as much as 40 miles at sea. Way, way down on the list, but still ear-popping, is the sound of school kids singing inside the Boys and Girls Club of Saline County.

CHAMBER'S 150TH: A year of yes

posted: 12/27/2015 2:12 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Another sesquicentennial has come and gone -- this one decidedly swifter than the one that celebrated the preservation of the Union.

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