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posted: 01/16/2018 1:43 a.m. Discuss

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ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: Touring Cabaret comes to Fayetteville, old chum

posted: 01/14/2018 2:12 a.m. Discuss

Roundabout Theatre Company brings its national touring production of Cabaret (music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, book by Joe Masteroff, based on John Van Druten's 1951 play I Am a Camera, adapted in turn from a short novel by Christopher Isherwood) to Fayetteville's Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St., with performances at 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21. It's part of the center's Procter & Gamble Broadway Series.

Restaurant Transitions: North Little Rock sports bar closes; Casey's Bar-B-Q sets Little Rock opening; Chili's moving

posted: 01/11/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The Fox & Hound in North Little Rock's Lakewood Village Shopping Center, 2800 Lakewood Village Drive, has closed. "RIP" was the sports bar's Facebook page terse Jan. 3 post. And the gentleman who answered the phone last week -- (501) 753-8300 -- confirmed the closure.


posted: 01/11/2018 1:42 a.m. Discuss

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ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: Art exhibitions fill schedule, state this winter

posted: 01/07/2018 2:13 a.m.

Painter Susie Henley and her husband, photographer Jim Henley, share their love of travel in "Paints and Pixels," on display Monday-March 31 at Christ Episcopal Church, 509 Scott St., Little Rock.

Restaurant Transitions: Cantina set for former Jerky's site; Aloha Poke now Ohia Poke

posted: 01/04/2018 2 a.m. Discuss

We now have a partial handle on what's going into the former Jerky's Spicy Chicken and More space, 521 Center St., Little Rock: It'll be a downtown outlet for Cantina Cinco De Mayo, a growing mini chain that also has two other Little Rock restaurants, on Rahling Circle and on Stagecoach Road, plus one in Bryant and one pending in Benton.

New blood pumps vigor to arts in 2017

posted: 12/31/2017 2:07 a.m. Discuss

It has been a banner year, 2017 has, for performances in classical music, theater and ballet, all of which have shown growth in numbers and artistic quality.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: Author to discuss Bullets at 'Legacies & Lunch'

posted: 12/31/2017 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Guy Lancaster will discuss his newly released book, Bullets and Fire: Lynching and Authority in Arkansas, 1840-1950, at the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies' "Legacies & Lunch," noon Wednesday in the Darragh Center, Central Arkansas Library System Main Library, 100 Rock St., Little Rock.

RESTAURANT TRANSITIONS: Aloha Poke, Poke Hula coming to downtown Little Rock; Movie Tavern opening set

posted: 12/28/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

You will recall our report last week that Aloha Poke is pending for the former Lulav/The Veg space, 220 W. Sixth St., Little Rock. Now we learn that it'll have a competitor: Poke Hula, going in at 425 E. Third St., formerly the Blue Canoe Taproom, in the River Market District. The Facebook page ( offers this exclamatory post: "We will be opened after the first of the year! We are getting everything set up as we type this! If you like our Facebook page you will be one of the first to know!" It also offers a sneak peek at the menu; expected operating hours (10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday); a web address (; and a phone number, (501) 246-3368, at which we could not get an answer by deadline.

RESTAURANT REVIEW: El Pollo Rico is rich in chicken dishes

posted: 12/28/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

The sign above the front of the restaurant at 824 W. Capitol Ave. in downtown Little Rock still says "Country Buffet." But it's not the same country.

Easy come, easy go: A look back at central Arkansas restaurants that came, went in 2017

posted: 12/19/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Fast away the old year passes. (Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la.)

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: Neverland in Fayetteville, Gift fundraiser at the Rep

posted: 12/17/2017 2:21 a.m. Discuss

The relationship between playwright J.M. Barrie and the family that inspired his creation, Peter Pan, is at the center of the musical Finding Neverland (music and lyrics by Gary Barlow, book by James Graham, based on the Academy Award-winning motion picture by David Magee and the play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee), onstage 7 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 1:30 and 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday at Fayetteville's Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St.

RESTAURANT TRANSITIONS: Casey’s Bar-B-Q coming to Cantrell; Hanaroo Sushi open after move; Agave Grill closed

posted: 12/14/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

A sign in front of the former Arkansas Burger Company building, 7410 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, says it's soon to be the home of Casey's Bar-B-Q. We do not yet know, but are checking to find out, whether it is, in fact, the reincarnation of the Casey's Bar-B-Q on Little Rock's Reservoir Road, which caused great wailing and gnashing of teeth when it closed after 22 years of business in 2005.

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Shorty Small's gets a needed face-lift

posted: 12/14/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

In 1980, the shack-like restaurant on North Rodney Parham Road that had been a sort of poor cousin to Anderson's Cajun's Wharf was reborn as Shorty Small's, complete with a fictional back story for the restaurant's fictional namesake.






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