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GROUNDBREAKING VS. BRIDGE-BREAKING: UALR ceremony starts work on new art, design building

posted: 10/16/2016 2:27 a.m. Gallery Discuss

As the city locked in on social media surrounding the planned fall of the Broadway Bridge on Tuesday morning, some University of Arkansas at Little Rock administrators and benefactors put their muscle into breaking ground on the UALR Windgate Center of Art + Design.

UNCORKED: The wine was fine

posted: 10/16/2016 2:24 a.m. Gallery Discuss

At the outset of the 13th annual Festival of Wines, one repeat festivalgoer advised: "Hit the whites for the first hour and the reds in the second." The 1,000 or so who attended seemed to have their own plan -- or no plan at all -- as they roamed the concourse of Dickey-Stephens Park in search of new favorites.

HIGH PROFILE: KATV news anchor Chris May

updated: 10/10/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

After 18 years of delivering the news on television stations in Boston and Philadelphia, Chris May is home.

UNDER AN OPUS MOON: Fashionable patrons

posted: 10/09/2016 2:11 a.m. Gallery Discuss

A cloudless sky offset by a giant balloon made to look like a full moon provided the backdrop for the Opus XXXII Patrons' Party, orchestrated by hosts Chip and Cindy Murphy at their Edgehill home the night of Sept. 29. The Murphys are also co-chairmen of the forthcoming Opus XXXII The Symphony Grand Ball -- the first event to be held in the newly renovated Robinson Center.

CHEERS FOR GREERS: Conservancy lands $14M for rivers initiative

posted: 10/09/2016 2:02 a.m. Gallery Discuss

River silt and road erosion seem unlikely topics for a luncheon at the Country Club of Little Rock, but The Nature Conservancy likes to celebrate its environmental successes in style.

LATINO PRIDE: Latino scholarships fortified by banquet with recipients

posted: 10/09/2016 1:59 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Young, dapperly dressed Latin Americans -- and those who support their college education -- gathered in the Grand Hall of the Clinton Center the night of Sept. 30 for the 2016 League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council 750 Little Rock Scholarship Banquet.

LEGACY CONTINUED: Four honored for devotion to teen suicide prevention

posted: 10/02/2016 2:10 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Suicide among teens and young people -- more so the prevention of it -- was discussed openly and candidly during the Marie Interfaith Civic Leadership Awards program, held the afternoon of Sept. 25 at Temple B'Nai Israel. William McCastlain, along with the Blackwood family -- Steven, Cindi and Ariel -- were honored during the 12th annual awards event.

Welcome mat laid out for new UALR leader

posted: 10/02/2016 2:03 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Members of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's alumni board, foundation board and members of the Donaghey Foundation board clamored to meet the school's new chancellor, Andrew Rogerson, and his wife, Janessa, during a reception Sept. 22 at the Edgewood home of Dora Jane and Greg Flesher.

PARTY ANIMALS: Zoo and beer lovers have a fur-mented good time

posted: 09/25/2016 2:48 a.m. Gallery Discuss

There were well more party animals than zoo creatures at the Little Rock Zoo's sixth annual Zoo Brew, a craft beer festival with dozens of local and regional breweries plus food trucks and other food vendors. The throw-down was Sept. 15 at the zoo. Last call came later than the event's 9 p.m. ending.


posted: 09/25/2016 2:44 a.m. Gallery Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- The University of Arkansas launched its multi-year $1 billion Campaign Arkansas with a $450,000 black-tie gala at Bud Walton Arena on Sept. 16. The guest list included 400-plus of the heaviest hitters and the administration and development professionals who court them.

CHEFS’ BEST: 10-course feast serves as platform for awards

posted: 09/25/2016 2:39 a.m. Gallery Discuss

For true foodies, Pulaski Technical College's Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute wasn't a bad place to be the night of Sept. 15. The Chef Ball, the culmination of a long-running competition started by Pine Bluff Country Club general manager and executive chef Jamie McAfee, entailed a 10-course meal with something for brave and finicky palates. Tickets were $250 each.

Food truck fest to stop along Little Rock's Main Street

posted: 09/18/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The Downtown Little Rock Partnership is trying like heck to draw more people downtown, and organizers of the partnership-sponsored Main Street Food Truck Festival are ready to accommodate about 50,000 of them for the sixth annual eat-a-thon Saturday.

LADY OF THE HOUR: Nonprofit Alliance event applauds co-founder Lile

posted: 09/18/2016 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Pat Lile received not one, but two standing ovations when she took the podium at the 13th annual Leadership and Awards Event. The affair took place Sept. 7 at the Clinton Presidential Center under the direction of the Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance, which Lile co-founded.

LANGUAGES OF WOOD: Building on a legacy

posted: 09/04/2016 2:07 a.m. Discuss

Alumni of the University of Arkansas' Fay Jones School of Architecture migrated back to their alma mater Aug. 26-28 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the school's architecture and design programs. A highlight of the busy, pre-football season weekend was a performance of a site-specific classical music piece composed by Paul Haas, music director of the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas.

Women's Hall of Fame

posted: 09/04/2016 2:02 a.m. Gallery Discuss

For the second year running, Arkansas Business Publishing Group handpicked some accomplished Arkansas women for its self-created Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame. This year's class of eight -- nine if you include a group of 18 charming ladies representing the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas -- were lauded at a lengthy reception, dinner and award ceremony the night of Aug. 25 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.




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