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Piro's pizzas, salads make the cut

posted: 03/26/2015 2:07 a.m. Comment 1

While pizza has proliferated like, well, pizza across the landscape, until fairly recently actual Neapolitan-style pizza was hard to come by around here.

TRANSITIONS

posted: 03/26/2015 1:57 a.m. Comment 1

One of our sharp-eyed colleagues spotted signs announcing a new tenant for the former Super King Buffet, 4000 Springhill Plaza Court, off East McCain Boulevard, North Little Rock: Kirin Garden Japanese & Chinese Cuisine. The phone number on the sign, (501) 945-4802, is a holdover from the previous occupant and is not, or not yet, a working number.

Transitions

posted: 03/25/2015 11:35 a.m. Discuss

One of our sharp-eyed colleagues spotted signs announcing a new tenant for the former Super King Buffet, 4000 Springhill Plaza Court, off East McCain Boulevard, North Little Rock: Kirin Garden Japanese & Chinese Cuisine. The phone number on the sign, (501) 945-4802, is a holdover from the previous occupant and is not, or not yet, a working number.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: Kinky Boots, Mamma Mia! on Walton center's show list

posted: 03/22/2015 2:20 a.m. Discuss

Touring productions of award-winning musicals, including Kinky Boots and The Bridges of Madison County, will be on the stage of Baum Walker Hall at Fayetteville's Walton Arts Center for the 2015-16 Procter & Gamble Broadway Series.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

posted: 03/19/2015 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: Midtown Men Four stars from the original cast of Broadway’s Jersey Boys (Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and J. Robert Spencer) perform “’60s hits with a modern twist” in The Midtown Men, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Fine Arts Center, East Arkansas Community College, 1700 Newcastle Road, Forrest City, part of the college’s Spotlight Series.

TRANSITIONS

posted: 03/19/2015 1:49 a.m. Comment 1

With business license and health inspecti0n certificate now in hand, 5 p.m. today is the target for the opening for dinner of Ira's Park Hill Grill, formerly Elizabeth McMullen's E's Bistro, in the Lakehill Shopping Center, 3812 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock. Lunch is expected to start Tuesday. Chef/owner Ira Mittleman has made extensive changes to the front of the house, including a new granite-topped bar, which, when the liquor license comes through -- Mittleman says that could happen any time -- he'll open at 4 p.m. (The restaurant already has a license to serve wine and beer, the first Park Hill restaurant to get one after the previously local-option dry area voted to go back to "wet.")

MUSIC REVIEW: ASO pops concert a win for Gershwin fans

posted: 03/15/2015 2:25 a.m. Comment 1

I like a Gershwin tune -- how about you? Then you'll love the Arkansas Symphony's "Here to Stay, a Gershwin Experience" -- music by George, lyrics (where appropriate) by his brother Ira.

ASO season stays close to home

posted: 03/15/2015 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Jazz guitarist Ted Ludwig, a former New Orleans luminary whom Hurricane Katrina blew to Little Rock in 2005, will solo in the world premiere of a new jazz guitar concerto by D.J. Sparr as the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra closes its 2015-16 season in April 2016.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: UA faculty brass 5 to play; Farce of Nature at Murry's

posted: 03/15/2015 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Boston Mountain Brassworks, the University of Arkansas faculty brass quintet ( Richard Rulli and Chase Teague, trumpet; Timothy Thompson, horn; Cory Mixdorf, trombone; and Benjamin Pierce, tuba) will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fine Arts Building, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

MUSIC REVIEW: ASO's two serenades comfort, thrill

posted: 03/13/2015 2:22 a.m. Discuss

Two of the highest pinnacles of the string orchestra literature were on the program for the the second of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's Intimate Neighborhood Concerts, titled "Night Serenades," Thursday night at Little Rock's St. James United Methodist Church.

TRANSITIONS

posted: 03/12/2015 1:45 a.m. Discuss

Mr. Texano Mexican Restaurant has replaced Tamalittle at 102 Markham Park Drive, Little Rock, which closed Feb. 14, according to the restaurant's Facebook page, because the owners need to deal with "pressing family matters that require our full attention." Hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. The phone number is (501) 217-9085.

Entertainment Notes

posted: 03/10/2015 1:54 a.m. Discuss

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ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: Song, drums, dance, opera part of county talent show

posted: 03/08/2015 3:21 a.m. Discuss

Carroll County Music Group is sponsoring a "We've Got Talent" concert at 2:30 p.m. today at the Eureka Springs City Auditorium, 36 S. Main St., Eureka Springs.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

posted: 03/05/2015 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: Alma mater concert Singer-songwriter Bonnie Montgomery will return to her alma mater, Ouachita Baptist University, for a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Verser Theatre, Jones Fine Arts Center, 410 Ouachita Ave., Arkadelphia.

THEATER: Cat in the Hat fuses Seuss

posted: 03/05/2015 1:46 a.m. Discuss

Actress Courtney Bennett is going to have a hard time fitting through doorways. Not to mention negotiating the fairly low ceiling in the green room behind the stage at the Arkansas Arts Center.

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