posted: 12/19/2013 4:50 a.m.
The performing arts center at Maumelle High School will provide the stage for three of central Arkansas’ biggest performance presenters in the 2014-15 season while downtown Little Rock’s Robinson Center Music Hall undergoes renovations.
posted: 12/19/2013 3:27 a.m.
You’re probably already familiar with the strip center on Rodney Parham Road at Treasure Hill Road, because Layla’s is its southeast anchor.
posted: 12/19/2013 3 a.m.
Le Pops Gourmet Ice Lollies is closing its location Saturday in the River Market’s Ottenheimer Market Hall, 400 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock.
posted: 12/15/2013 4:01 a.m.
Grammy-nominated Irish-American ensemble Cherish the Ladies will offer up “A Celtic Christmas” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Fayetteville’s Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St.
posted: 12/12/2013 3:33 a.m.
Batesville native brothers Brian and Eric Isaac opened Ristorante Capeo just over a decade ago in a restored century-plus-old building in North Little Rock’s then nascent, now trendy, Argenta District.
posted: 12/12/2013 2:58 a.m.
Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: Arsenal concert Students at the Margaret Wyatt Piano and Vocal Studio will perform for the fourth annual “Holiday Music at the Arsenal,” jointly organized by the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History and the Gen. T.J. Churchill chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, 2 p.m. Sunday at the museum, 503 E. Ninth St., Little Rock.
posted: 12/12/2013 2:49 a.m.
Sai Gon Cuisine, 14524 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, has apparently closed. We got word late last week from one of our sharp-eyed observers headed there for lunch that the door was locked at noon.
posted: 12/10/2013 1:44 a.m.
Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: Brass quintet Pinnacle Brass — Larry Jones and Eric Liu, trumpet; Brent Shires, horn; Justin Cook, trombone; and Christian Carichner, tuba — will give a free concert at 7 p.m. today at the Faulkner County Library, 1900 Tyler St., Conway.
posted: 12/08/2013 12:54 a.m.
Fiddler Mark O’Connor and colleagues Carrie Rodriguez (vocals/violin/tenor guitar), Cia Cherryholmes (vocals/ banjo), Forrest O’Connor (vocals/mandolin), Joe Smart (guitar) and Kyle Kegerreis (bass) will provide the music for Mark O’Connor and Friends — An Appalachian Christmas, 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Riceland Hall, Arkansas State University’s Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro.
posted: 12/05/2013 2:55 a.m.
Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: Davidson headlines Actor-comedian Tommy Davidson (In Living Color) will headline two shows, at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Sunday at the Loony Bin Comedy Club, Breckenridge Village Shopping Center, Interstate 430 and North Rodney Parham Road.
posted: 12/05/2013 2:45 a.m.
The second Little Rock outlet of Fayetteville-based mini-chain Slim Chickens opens today in a former Arby’s in the Westchase Plaza shopping center, 301 N. Shackleford Road, Little Rock.
posted: 12/04/2013 4:29 a.m.
It’s a tale as old as time, but the stage musical version of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast can still tug at one’s heart — and tail.
posted: 12/02/2013 3:56 a.m.
The River City Men’s Chorus managed to pack a bunch of holidays into their “Holiday! 2013” concert Sunday at a packed Trinity United Methodist Church in Little Rock.
posted: 12/01/2013 3:20 a.m.
Hilary Maiberger is not worried about being typecast as a Disney princess.
posted: 12/01/2013 3:07 a.m.
The River City Men’s Chorus will celebrate “Holiday — 2013” in concerts at 3 p.m. today and 7 p.m. Monday and Thursday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1101 N. Mississippi St., Little Rock.
posted: 11/30/2013 3:11 a.m.
The Arkansas Arts Center’s Children’s Theatre has whistled up a trainload of perky performances, a few cow-catchy song-and-dance numbers and a powerful message about the power of positive thinking in The Engine That Thought It Could.
posted: 11/26/2013 1:01 a.m.
Serving roast turkey with challah stuffing? Wearing a yarmulke with a Pilgrim buckle?
posted: 11/24/2013 3:18 a.m.
The BBC’s Doctor Who marks 50 years on the air, making it the world’s longest-running science fiction series, with Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor, a live “cinecast,” 7:30 p.m. Monday at 300 U.S. movie theaters, including the Colonel Glenn 18 and Breckenridge Village 12 in Little Rock; the Tinseltown in Benton; and the Conway Towne Center in Conway.
posted: 11/21/2013 3:20 a.m.
Coffee shops and Argenta ought to go together like eggs and bacon, soup and salad and ships and shores.
posted: 11/21/2013 2:56 a.m.
Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: Dance Harvest Choreography from advanced students will be on display in the University of Arkansas at Little Rock theater arts and dance department’s UALR Dance Harvest 2013: Unbound, 8 p.m.
posted: 11/21/2013 2:52 a.m.
The Massachusetts-based Moscow Ballet has been recruiting local child dancers to supplement its principal artists for its touring Great Russian Nutcracker for more than two decades.
posted: 11/21/2013 2:41 a.m.
The Jackson, Miss.-based Newk’s Eatery minichain of “fresh casual restaurants” opened a Jonesboro franchise on Monday at 3410 E. Johnson Ave., with an official ribbon-cutting with the Chamber of Commerce and local dignitaries today.
posted: 11/17/2013 3:57 a.m.
Joe Bithorn has been a Beatle, after a fashion, longer than the Beatles were the Beatles.
posted: 11/14/2013 3:55 a.m.
It has been almost a year since the Capital Hotel announced it had, after a long and exhaustive search, hired Joel Antunes, who came with a titanic international reputation, as its executive chef. He replaced Lee Richardson, who had left the hotel’s kitchens that summer.
posted: 11/14/2013 3:37 a.m.
Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: Fifth symphonies The Conway Symphony Orchestra will play Ludwig van Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, the “Adagietto” movement from the Symphony No. 5 by Gustav Mahler and the Symphony No. 5 by Dmitri Shostakovitch at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall, University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway.
posted: 11/14/2013 3:30 a.m.
Some time in the next couple of weeks, pending the delivery of a couple of pieces of equipment, Alan Littlefield will be opening Littlefield’s Cafe in the Indian Hills Shopping Center, Suite 33, 6929 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock, in a free-standing building that most recently housed Metro Burger and before that Casa Mexicana and a Three Flamingos frozen yogurt store.
posted: 11/13/2013 4:31 a.m.
Guest cellist Inbal Segev and members of the Arkansas Symphony won two games of Crazy Eights Tuesday night at Little Rock’s Clinton Presidential Center.
posted: 11/12/2013 2:36 a.m.
Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: Fab Four tribute RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles, part musical performance, part stage show, will be onstage at 7 p.m. Thursday at Fayetteville’s Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St.
posted: 11/10/2013 4:22 a.m.
Ludwig van Beethoven likely never wore jeans. But the members of the Arkansas Symphony did, and so did a good chunk of the audience, at Saturday night’s uber-casual “Beethoven & Blue Jeans” concert at Little Rock’s Robinson Center Music Hall.
posted: 11/10/2013 3:30 a.m.
Pianist Richard Glazier, whom singer Michael Feinstein has described as having “Gershwin in his soul,” will put on an all-George Gershwin program at 6 p.m. today at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1101 Mississippi St., Little Rock.
posted: 11/07/2013 2:47 a.m.
Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: Dinner plus ukulele David Pengelly, entertainer, singer, humorist and concert ukulele player, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Pine Bluff Country Club, 1100 Country Club Lane, Pine Bluff, part of the Old Town Dinner Theatres series.
posted: 11/07/2013 2:33 a.m.
It will be “Beethoven & Blue Jeans” inside Little Rock’s Robinson Center Music Hall in concerts at 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.
posted: 11/07/2013 2:30 a.m.
Cupcakes on Kavanaugh, 5625 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock, closed its second location, Cupcakes on the Ridge, in the Pleasant Ridge Town Center, 11525 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, as of Friday.
posted: 11/05/2013 2:58 a.m.
The Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre stages shows for, and frequently, by children. But, says Alan Keith Smith, the company’s playwright-script doctor-associate director, there’s always a little something in them for the adults, to keep the hour-pluslong shows entertaining for grown-ups too.
posted: 11/03/2013 2:48 a.m.
Just one bite. Maybe not even that much. That’s all it takes to send a food-allergic child to the emergency room in what could be fatal anaphylactic shock.
posted: 11/03/2013 2:33 a.m.
Comedian Brian Regan performs at 7 p.m. Saturday in Baum Walker Hall, Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. Tickets are $46.50.
posted: 10/31/2013 3:16 a.m.
Robert Tju, co-owner of Little Rock’s highly successful Sushi Cafe, travels a lot and keeps up with restaurant trends across the country.
posted: 10/31/2013 3:13 a.m.
When the Louisiana Street U.S. Pizza franchise operation suddenly closed earlier this year, it left a pizza hole in the downtown dining landscape.
posted: 10/31/2013 3:01 a.m.
Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: 1 piano, 4 hands Duo Arete — four-hand piano duo Tatiana Roitman and Kristina Marinova — will perform at 7 p.m.
posted: 10/31/2013 2:46 a.m.
The Riverfront Steakhouse, in the Wyndham Riverfront, 2 Riverfront Place, North Little Rock, recently instituted an 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday lunch buffet, each day with a different theme and price: Tuesday, Southern, $9.95; Wednesday, Italian, $8.95; Thursday, Mexican, $8.95; and Friday, catfish and ribs, $12.95.
posted: 10/29/2013 3:18 a.m.
Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: After the Tsunami The Clinton School of Public Service will screen the documentary After the Tsunami, written and produced by Arkansas filmmaker Larry Foley, at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Great Hall, Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock.
posted: 10/27/2013 3:51 a.m.
Tony and Grammy Award-winning Broadway actress-singer Audra McDonald and a three-piece band will perform Broadway musical hits in two Arkansas venues this week: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Arkansas Best Performing Arts Center, Fort Smith Convention Center, 55 S. Seventh St., Fort Smith.
posted: 10/24/2013 3:06 a.m.
Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: Dead, on their feet ImprovLittleRock is giving the “improv treatment” to George Romero’s 1968 classic horror movie Night of the Living Dead, 10 p.m.
posted: 10/24/2013 2:57 a.m.
Robert Tju, co-owner of Sushi Cafe, says work is in progress, with a January target opening date, on the restaurant’s new, smaller second outlet, possibly to be called Sushi Cafe Hub, inside the Eleven Two Eleven Center on Cantrell Road just west of Interstate 430.
posted: 10/22/2013 3:46 a.m.
Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: Jerusalem discoveries Israeli archaeologist Gabriel Barkay will give a presentation titled “Recent Discoveries in Jerusalem” at 7 p.m. today in Cone Chapel, Harding University, Searcy, under the auspices of the university’s College of Bible and Ministry.
posted: 10/20/2013 4:48 a.m.
A decade ago, a young violinist named Jennifer Frautschi gave a highly acclaimed performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Turkish” Concerto with the Arkansas Symphony at Little Rock’s Robinson Center Music Hall.
posted: 10/20/2013 3:39 a.m.
The New York-based Ailey II dance company will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Lily Peter Auditorium, Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas, 1000 Campus Drive, Helena-West Helena, part of the Warfield Concerts series.
posted: 10/17/2013 3:23 a.m.
We didn’t think we’d be back in the restaurant at 220 W. Sixth St. in downtown Little Rock so soon. After all, it was only January that then “proprietaire” J. Matt Lile III converted Lulav into The Italian Kitchen at Lulav.
posted: 10/17/2013 3:01 a.m.
Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: ‘It’s alive!’ An obsessed scientist brings to life a creature he has rebuilt out of stolen body parts in Frankenstein 1930, adapted by Fred Carmichael from Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s Gothic classic, which The Royal Players will stage at 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Oct. 25, 27 and 31 (a special Halloween show) and 2 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 27 at the Royal Theater, 111 S. Market St., Benton.
posted: 10/17/2013 2:56 a.m.
Paula Morrell confirms she and husband Jason, who had been co-proprietors of Starving Artist Cafe, 411 Main St., North Little Rock, are divorcing, “but the restaurant is staying open,” she says.