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APPRECIATING THE PAST: Mansion merriment caps Tour of Homes

posted: 05/21/2017 1:58 a.m. Gallery Discuss

The Quapaw Quarter Association's media blitz that took place leading up to the May 13-14 Spring Tour of Homes didn't do it justice. The meticulous attention to period restoration -- and in some instances, a disregard for it -- was uniquely evident in the six homes on the tour: three on Arch Street, two on Gaines Street and one on State Street, all in the historic Governor's Mansion District.

ROBES FOR ROGERSON: Scottish rites

posted: 05/21/2017 1:57 a.m. Gallery Discuss

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Chancellor Andrew Rogerson's investiture involved a great deal of pomp and circumstance, as well as a seemingly endless string of academics and dignitaries draped in scholarly robes.

WILD NIGHTS: Zoo to-do

posted: 05/14/2017 2:12 a.m. Gallery Discuss

A variety of people came together in the name of the Little Rock Zoo for two days of wining, dining and animal-watching May 5-6. The events, dubbed Wild Wines, are held annually by the Arkansas Zoological Foundation, a nonprofit that raises money for the growth and development of the Little Rock Zoo.

BLACK-TIE, BIG APPLE: Oh what a night

posted: 05/14/2017 2:08 a.m. Gallery Discuss

The Arkansas Arts Center celebrated its 25th Tabriz fundraiser May 6 with a New York theme, complete with a performance by members of the original cast of the Broadway run of Jersey Boys.

SOPHISTICATED LADY: Private Peter Martin concert a 'friendraiser' for 2 entities

posted: 05/14/2017 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Kay Kelley Arnold was as surprised as anyone when she won a private concert and party with acclaimed jazz pianist Peter Martin during a fundraiser for Oxford American in October.

Quapaw Quarter area fan a natural to coordinate tour

posted: 05/07/2017 2:12 a.m. Discuss

Lawyer Chuck Cliett has an acute interest in historic places, mostly because he lives in one.

UALR FUNDRAISER: Food for thought

posted: 05/07/2017 2:09 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Table after table of tasty dishes from 35 of central Arkansas' marquee restaurants drew a record 700 people to the Jack Stephens Center the night of April 27 for the 2017 Taste of Little Rock, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's largest annual fundraiser.

BRINGING THE HILL TO HILLCREST: S.C. Republican takes lectern in lecture series

posted: 04/30/2017 1:53 a.m. Gallery Discuss

U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina was the keynote speaker for the Winthrop Paul Rockefeller Distinguished Lecture Series on April 20 in Fort Smith. But the night before, Lisenne Rockefeller welcomed a contingency of Republican office holders and others for a reception at her home in Hillcrest.

MONUMENTAL DISPLAY: Shachtman gets A for win

posted: 04/30/2017 1:50 a.m. Discuss

Stephen Shachtman's A, beat out a similar geometrically shaped sculpture and a banana on roller skates to win the 2017 Sculpture at the River Market Public Monument Competition, held April 21-23. Shachtman, of Denver, won the $60,000 commission to duplicate A full scale.

Huismans get the goods for 25th Tabriz's auction

posted: 04/23/2017 2:07 a.m. Discuss

Tabriz -- that two-night, every-other-year fundraiser for the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock -- is turning 25 this year, and organizers are taking the milestone seriously. The theme for the casual May 4 party and May 6 black-tie gala is "New York," complete with a performance by The Midtown Men, four performers from the original cast of Jersey Boys.

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