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Cheree Franco

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Recent Stories by Cheree Franco

Will Little Rock Film Festival be resurrected?

posted: 01/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

In March, the Little Rock Film Festival (LRFF) completed its second year of downtown screenings, a move hallmarked by the early 2014 completion of CALS' (Central Arkansas Library System) Ron Robinson Theater. In recent years, the festival had showcased a host of buzz-worthy films such as Academy Award contenders Beasts of the Southern Wild and Winter's Bone, as well being featured in Paste and MovieMaker Magazine.

Missing the bull's-eye

posted: 01/25/2016 2:15 a.m. Comments 3

Editor's note: This is the second part of two-part series about Lyme disease in Arkansas. Part one, about how the disease is diagnosed, appeared in Sunday's Style section.

Lyme test used on dogs promising for people

posted: 01/25/2016 2:13 a.m. Discuss

Some veterinarians use a two-tiered test to diagnose Lyme in dogs. The SNAP test detects the presence and quantity of antibodies for a single protein, called C6.

STARI symptoms similar to Lyme's

posted: 01/25/2016 1:59 a.m. Discuss

In the late 1980s, a Missouri physician, Dr. Edwin Masters, started noticing symptoms of what he thought was Lyme disease in his patients.

Lyme in Arkansas?

posted: 01/24/2016 3:54 a.m. Comments 4

Editor's note: This is the first of two articles about Lyme disease in Arkansas. This part looks at how the disease is diagnosed. Part 2, on treatments, will appear in the Monday Style section.

Most common tick-borne diseases reported by state

posted: 01/24/2016 3:05 a.m. Discuss

According to the Arkansas Department of Health, in 2015 Arkansas had 869 cases of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, 189 of ehrlichiosis, 23 of tularemia and 16 of anaplasmosis -- all tick-borne illnesses.

Personal Space

posted: 01/23/2016 1:50 a.m. Discuss

Where I live: In a 1917 Tudor Revival home in the Central High School Neighborhood Historic District.

IT'S CABARET: Rep's Mermaid cast dives in to delight fundraiser crowd

posted: 01/10/2016 2:50 a.m. Gallery Discuss

There was standing room only at The Lobby Bar, where the Stagehands (hospitality volunteers) with the Arkansas Repertory Theatre held a fundraising cabaret, featuring the cast of the sold-out production The Little Mermaid.

Spending Thanksgiving at Waffle Houses in the Little Rock area

posted: 12/16/2015 6:45 a.m. Comment 1

It's 8:30 a.m., chilly and overcast outside, hyper-lit and bustling inside. A man in a guard's uniform settles into a booth, reaching over the plastic divide to hand a waitress a pack of paper towels.

Dance review: Nutcracker enthusiasts will find it endearing

posted: 12/12/2015 3:09 a.m. Discuss

Ballet Arkansas' The Nutcracker is a frothy confection that caters to human zest for habit or, more kindly, tradition. Held at the intimate (1,200 seat) Maumelle Performing Arts Center, the production utilizes dancers from throughout the state for a combined cast and crew of over 300.

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