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Volunteers roll out Red Carpet

posted: 02/19/2017 2:10 a.m. Discuss

Wolfe Street Foundation volunteers Charlotte Linch and Karen Holderfield are struggling to get a giant wood cutout of an Oscar statuette out of the back of a friend's luxury SUV. The statuette's size and base make it clunky and awkward to handle, but the pair are determined.

INCREDIBLE, NONEDIBLE EGGSHIBITION: '17 Eggshibition cracks open some new twists at pre-party

posted: 02/19/2017 2:03 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Still riding high from a successful 2016 Eggshibition fundraiser and fueled by some new aspects added for the 2017 affair, officials and friends of Youth Home Inc. gathered at Drawl Southern Contemporary Art the night of Feb. 9 to help the excitement spread.

Personal Space

posted: 02/18/2017 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Dent Gitchel Jr.

SURROUNDED BY HER BEST: Not new to the zoo

posted: 02/12/2017 2:02 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Susan Altrui was surrounded by her besties during a Jan. 30 reception to celebrate her new post as director of the Little Rock Zoo. In December, she was named to replace longtime Director Mike Blakely, who retired in October. Altrui was assistant zoo director under Blakely.

RELUCTANT HONOREE: Woman of the Year

posted: 02/12/2017 2 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Melanie Jackson knew in advance she'd been named Woman of the Year by Women and Children First, but when it came time for her to stand up and be recognized, she slumped in her chair and cried tears of humility.

A GOLDEN AFFAIR: Heck of a haul

posted: 02/05/2017 2:05 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Everything that glittered was gold at Saints and Sinners 2017, the largest annual fundraiser for the Arkansas Repertory Theatre. Tables and chairs draped in gold cloths and a wall of iridescent balloons provided a shimmery atmosphere for the Jan. 28 affair held in the Grand Ballroom of the Little Rock Marriott. Co-chairmen Jay Barth and Chuck Cliett welcomed guests with hugs and handshakes, then presided over the program.

SOUP DAY FUNDAY: Slurps and robust burps signal another win-win

posted: 02/05/2017 2:04 a.m. Gallery Discuss

It was controlled chaos at the Statehouse Convention Center the afternoon and evening of Jan. 29 as seasoned patrons of the annual Soup Sunday fundraiser lapped up soup from tiny cups and bid on silent and live auction items. Some 2,000 people attended the 36th event, raising about $160,000 for Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

Melanie Bynum Jackson

posted: 01/29/2017 2:33 a.m. Discuss

When Keith and Melanie Jackson were invited to lunch by friends and philanthropists Chip and Cindy Murphy, the Jacksons readily accepted. Sitting around a restaurant table in Little Rock last summer, Cindy broke the news that Melanie was selected Woman of the Year for the annual fundraising gala for Women and Children First, an organization that provides crisis intervention and shelter for domestic violence survivors and their children.

PHOTOS: Arkansas fans attend parties, concert on Belk Bowl trip

posted: 01/08/2017 5:45 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Razorback fans attending the 2016 Belk Bowl found their way to The Queen City from points far and near, proving the team's support stretches well beyond the Arkansas border. Prior to the Hogs' Dec. 29 contest against the Virginia Tech Hokies, the Arkansas Alumni Association hosted a welcome reception/Razorback social at Rooftop 210 the previous night and then a game-day Hog Wild Tailgate at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Both venues are downtown.


posted: 01/08/2017 2:19 a.m. Discuss

Some 4,000 Hog fans sprinkled the stands at Bank of America stadium for the Dec. 29 Belk Bowl, but a glance at opposing Virginia Tech fans wearing the school's colors showed the Razorback faithful were well-outnumbered. Arkansas lost the game 35-24 in what has been called the worst second-half meltdown since World War II.






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