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Eric E. Harrison

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ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: Chris Stapleton, MercyMe headline concerts at AMP

posted: 07/24/2016 2:29 a.m. Discuss

This week at the Walmart AMP, 5079 W. Northgate Road, Rogers:

Restaurant Transitions: New catfish restaurant, Fuzzy's Taco Shop planned, new space for The Veg

posted: 07/21/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Candy Wilkerson says in a recent Facebook post that she will continue to operate Capital Smokehouse and Grill, 915 W. Capitol Ave., Little Rock, in the wake of the July 1 death of her husband, co-owner and chief cook, Doug Wilkerson: "The restaurant is indeed still open and I have no plans of closing it. Doug would want me to carry on with our dream so I will do it for him." Hours are 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday. The phone number is (501) 372-4227.

MUSIC: Picture Costner in El Dorado -- as a musician

posted: 07/21/2016 2:10 a.m. Discuss

Most folks picture Kevin Costner in motion pictures. He has played a couple of baseball players (as well as the son of a baseball player), a crime buster, a prosecutor, a golfer, a futuristic web-footed anti hero and a cavalry officer-slash-wolf-dancer in an Oscar-winning movie he also directed.


posted: 07/19/2016 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts:

Hoisting a historic salute

posted: 07/17/2016 2:22 a.m. Discuss

One of Arkansas' foremost preservers of history makes history this week.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: List of diversions is varied, from music to family history

posted: 07/17/2016 2:16 a.m. Discuss

Weezer and Panic! at the Disco, with opening act Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, will make a Northwest Arkansas stop on their Summer Tour 2016, 7 p.m. today at the Walmart AMP, 5079 W. Northgate Road, Rogers.

Restaurant Transitions: Longtime Little Rock BBQ restaurant closes; Bash Burger Co. in Little Rock shut

posted: 07/14/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Chip's Barbecue, 9801 W. Markham Street, Little Rock, has closed, with a sign on the door stating, "Please Notice: Effective July 6, 2016, This location will be closed. Thank you." At last check the phone -- (501) 225-4346 -- had not yet been disconnected but nobody answered it. The website,, baldly proclaims only, "Our Markham Street located (sic) is now closed." (If there are any other locations for the venerable barbecue joint, which has been around since 1961, we're not aware of them.) Chris Harcrow, an old friend of the Chipman family, who founded the venerable establishment in 1961, took it over in August 2013 following the 2012 death of paterfamilias Thomas Chipman. Bankruptcy listings for North Little Rock in Monday's paper include this filing: "Christopher Jay Harcrow (dba Honest Integrity LLC), ... July 6, 2016, Chapter 7."

Entertainment Notes: Miranda Lambert, opera to fill Ozarkians' ears

posted: 07/10/2016 1:43 a.m. Discuss

Country star Miranda Lambert, with special guests Kip Moore and Brothers Osborne, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Walmart AMP, 5079 W. Northgate Road, Rogers. Tickets are $35.50-$68.50. Call (479) 443-5600 or visit

Restaurant Transitions: Dixie Cafe location closes; Freddy's Frozen Custard in North Little Rock, Little Rock

posted: 07/07/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The Dixie Cafe at 10011 Interstate 30 (at Baseline Road), Little Rock, has closed. The phone number, (501) 568-6444, had not been disconnected as of Tuesday morning, but the manager who answered it told us June 26 was the last day of operation and that the phone would be cut off shortly. Chief Executive Alan Roberts told us sales had been declining, and "we did what we could to turn that restaurant around, but it wasn't enough." It's one of the minichain's oldest links -- almost 29 years in southwest Little Rock, 12 on Geyer Springs Road before it moved to I-30 and Baseline in 1999.

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Lilly's Dim Sum still shines

posted: 07/07/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Blame the constant influx of new places, especially new Asian places, but it's been a long while since we last visited the venerable Lilly's Dim Sum Then Some, in west Little Rock's Market Place Shopping Center.


posted: 07/07/2016 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: TODAY Young Millie An ambitious young woman in 1922 finds her plan to move to New York and marry a millionaire goes slightly awry in Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr., an adaptation of the stage musical and Oscar-winning film (new music by Jeanine Tesori, new lyrics by Dick Scanlan, book by Scanlan and Richard Henry Morris, based on the Richard Morris screenplay), which two casts of Benton’s Young Players will stage at 7 p.m. today-Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Royal Theatre, 111 S. Market St., Benton.

3-year effort raises $7.1M for Arkansas Symphony Orchestra

posted: 07/05/2016 5:45 a.m. Gallery Discuss

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra has met -- and exceeded -- the $7 million goal for its Orchestrating the Future fundraising campaign.

Historic Arkansas Museum toasts 75th year with signature tribute beer

posted: 07/05/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The Historic Arkansas Museum is getting ready to celebrate three-quarters of a century later this month with birthday cake, crafts, games, tours of the grounds and a special brew of, well, historic proportions.

JUNE TRANSITIONS: New River Market kiosks; North Little Rock brewery expands menu

posted: 06/30/2016 2:19 p.m. Discuss

Restaurant news from around the state that you may have missed in the last month.

Restaurant Transitions: Openings set in Little Rock for Bruno’s Deli, Soul Fish Cafe, Asia Buffet

posted: 06/30/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Bruno's Little Italy co-owner Gio Bruno says Tuesday is now the target for the opening of the next-door Bruno's Deli, a grab-and-go lunch expansion in the former Dundee's men's wear space, 308 Main St., Little Rock. Lunch hours: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday, possibly later to sell meats and cheeses, etc. Phone: (501) 313-4452.




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