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Cheree Franco

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Recent Stories by Cheree Franco

Rock around the clock

posted: 10/05/2015 2:09 a.m. Gallery Discuss

JASPER -- The entrance to the ranch -- a high sign between two posts -- perches atop a hill. The road is narrow and rutted, overhung, claustrophobic at night. If you're approaching by car, bats cut through headlights, and it seems there's an abyss just beyond that sign.

HOME: Baby steps, baby milestones

posted: 10/03/2015 2:40 a.m. Discuss

The prospect of sorting through roomfuls of floor-to-ceiling stuff is daunting at best, paralyzing at worst.

Comfort in clutter? A hoarder knows she needs help — but when she is ready

posted: 09/28/2015 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

SEARCY -- The front yard hosts a few cars, a no-trespassing sign, a porcelain toilet lying on its side, a tangle of scrap wood, unidentifiable mechanical bits and several cats who broadcast their relation via half-bobbed tails.

ONCE UPON A TIME: Jazz, dancing make night dreamy for palsy fundraiser

posted: 09/27/2015 2:07 a.m. Gallery Discuss

United Cerebral Palsy's annual event "Once Upon a Time" was held in the Courtyard Marriott ballroom, a space awash in twinkling lights and heady jazz courtesy of Rodney Block & The Real Music Lovers. (A slow, boozy rendition of the Gershwins' "Summertime" absolutely slayed.)

Personal Space

posted: 09/26/2015 2:20 a.m. Discuss

Where I live: Little Rock near the state Capitol.

Hodge a 'fun'-raiser for nonprofit

posted: 09/06/2015 2:34 a.m. Discuss

Most people detest asking for money. Al Hodge doesn't mind.

CHOREOGRAPHED PLAY: Dancers mix, make merry at pre-contest get-together

posted: 08/30/2015 4:06 a.m. Discuss

At a casual wine and hors d'oeuvres party at Good Food by Ferneau, company dancers from Ballet Arkansas and a handful of visiting choreographers mingled three days before the Visions competition on Aug. 22 at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Cochlear implants give the gift of hearing, but they’re not for everyone

posted: 07/20/2015 2:55 a.m. Discuss

For Ruthie Chaney it was a rhythmic "click, click, click, click" from a nearby clock. For Stacy Cockrell, it was "wah, wah, wah," which, thanks to stellar lip-reading skills, she was able to interpret as her mother's "I love you."

8-way battle of bartenders to help save historic places

posted: 06/14/2015 2:17 a.m. Discuss

Amber Crouch, a staff attorney from the Arkansas Securities Department, and her husband, Courtney Crouch III, like their buildings old. They live in an 85-year-old bungalow in Little Rock's Hillcrest. Courtney sits on the board of the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas -- a nonprofit that fights to save endangered historical sites -- and Amber is chairing the alliance's forthcoming fundraiser, the first Preservation Libations Master Mix-Off.

On a role

posted: 06/09/2015 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Ashlie Atkinson slinks through a giant Valentine in a shiny bubble-gum gown, gloves to her elbows and pink feathered fan fluttering. Men in tuxedos spin and grovel, lift her up, parade her down pink stairs.



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