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Eric E. Harrison

Features Reporter/Columnist

Features reporter, columnist

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ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: Tedeschi Trucks Band joins brewers at Craft for Causes

posted: 07/23/2017 2:01 a.m. Discuss

The Tedeschi Trucks Band, on its Wheels of Soul tour, performs at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Walmart AMP, 5079 W. Northgate Road, Rogers. The Wood Brothers and Hot Tuna will be the opening acts. The Tedeschi Trucks Band has partnered with Craft For Causes, a nonprofit that pairs the craft brew industry with music groups to support charitable causes. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $31-$75.50 plus fees. Call (479) 443-5600 or visit

Restaurant Transitions: Burger 21, Potbelly openings delayed; Loblolly, Nexus debut; Ninja Bar-Sushi-Grill coming soon

posted: 07/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

The target opening date has been pushed back a week, to July 31, for the first central Arkansas outlet of Burger 21 in the shopping center at 12319 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock. The hours, tentatively, will be 10:45 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10:45 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. The phone number is (501) 916-2520; the website is (which, by the way, still only lists it as "coming soon"); and the Facebook page is

RESTAURANT REVIEW + PHOTOS: Rebuilt Hacienda in Little Rock working out kinks

posted: 07/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

What had been billed as a brief, three-week closure for renovations turned into a six-month total reconstruction — from the ground up — for La Hacienda on Cantrell Road.

Comedy: 'Noble Ape' Gaffigan brings comedy to LR

posted: 07/20/2017 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Jim Gaffigan made his name as a stand-up comedian, but he's also an actor, writer, producer, author -- and the father of five.

Theater: '60s classic Charity onstage in Argenta

posted: 07/20/2017 1:50 a.m. Discuss

Charity Hope Valentine is an eternal optimist. Despite a job -- she's a "dance-hall hostess" -- that ensures constant exploitation by men, and a string of horrid personal relationships, she constantly holds out hope that some day she'll meet and marry just the right guy.


posted: 07/20/2017 1:50 a.m. Discuss

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posted: 07/18/2017 1:47 a.m. Discuss

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HIGH PROFILE: David Rainey

updated: 07/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

David Rainey's retirement involves plenty of boardroom and practically no boredom.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: Drum Corps International taps Arkansas for 2 concerts

posted: 07/16/2017 2:20 a.m. Discuss

Indianapolis-based Drum Corps International makes two Arkansas stops on its 2017 summer tour:

Restaurant Transitions: Potbelly sets opening in downtown Little Rock; KFC looks to rebuild, permit shows

posted: 07/13/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Aug. 1 is the new target for the opening of the downtown Potbelly Sandwich Shop, in part of the former Cheers on Broadway space in the lobby of the Lyon Building, 401 W. Capitol Ave., Little Rock (the shorter building, housing U.S. Bank, next to the much bigger Simmons Bank Tower). It's the second central Arkansas outlet for owner-franchisee Ryan Hamra -- the first is in the Park Avenue shopping center, 314 S. University Ave., Little Rock -- and he'll add breakfast to the menu, which at lunch and after will include sandwiches, soups, salads, shakes, etc. Hours will be 7 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays. The phone number is (501) 747-1297. Hamra has said he plans to open three more shops in central and Northwest Arkansas in the next couple of years.






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