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Eric E. Harrison

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Entertainment notes: Mixing of politics, religion is topic of lecture at library

posted: 08/31/2014 3:02 a.m. Discuss

Charles Kimball, author of When Religion Becomes Lethal: The Explosive Mix of Politics and Religion in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, will present the Central Arkansas Library System's Rabbi Ira Sanders Distinguished Lecture at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave., Little Rock.

Another Round raises the bar

posted: 08/28/2014 2:14 a.m. Discuss

At first glance, what you see as you walk through the front door of Another Round Pub & Grill (which, by the way, a friendly staff member opens for you) is, well, just another pub and grill.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

posted: 08/28/2014 2:01 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: Romantic reprise A woman (Marion Smith) weaves a tangled web of deception while her husband (Robert Bolden) proves that love can cover a multitude of sins as writer-director-producer Teretha Lowe offers a reprise performance of her When A Man Loves A Woman, 6 p.m. Saturday at Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave., Little Rock.

TRANSITIONS

posted: 08/28/2014 1:53 a.m. Discuss

The Heritage Grille Steak and Fin, the new restaurant in the Marriott Hotel, West Markham and Louisiana streets, Little Rock (formerly Pancetta Regional Kitchen & Wine Bar) is now open, says James Schelnick, the hotel's director of special events. The dinner menu, still going through some tweaking after an extended soft opening, focuses (as you might suspect from the name) on steak and fresh seafood, the latter depending heavily on what's available at any given moment (Schelnick noted the "nonfin" fresh oysters, lobster and crab).

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posted: 08/26/2014 2:30 a.m. Discuss

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Eureka! Cellist inspired to create music festival

posted: 08/24/2014 2:34 a.m. Discuss

Grammy Award-winning cellist Sara Sant'Ambrogio went to Eureka Springs two years ago for a concert with the Eroica Trio and something about the town spoke to her.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: Blues' Cray, rock's Foreigner to perform in NW Arkansas

posted: 08/24/2014 2:30 a.m. Discuss

Blues guitarist Robert Cray will perform with the Tulsa-based Steve Pryor Band at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Auditorium, 36 S. Main St., Eureka Springs. Cray is best known for his hit "Smoking Gun."

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posted: 08/21/2014 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: Country rocker Country rocker Logan Mize headlines the concluding show in the Showtime Concert Series, 8 p.m. Saturday on Union Square, 300 N. Jefferson St., El Dorado. Acts to be named will open the show at 7.

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posted: 08/21/2014 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Sometimes it takes a while for word to reach us, which is why we haven't reported previously on the closure of the Quiznos outlet at Fourth and Spring streets in downtown Little Rock. That leaves the sandwich chain/franchise operation, which used to have at least half a dozen Little Rock area outlets, just two -- kiosks at the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport and in the Donaghey Student Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. We've heard reports that a fairly distinguished Little Rock chef/restaurateur has taken over the storefront space, but as we have yet been unable to confirm them, we'll have to keep you posted.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: Cheech & Chong comedy tour to smoke through Rogers

posted: 08/17/2014 2:18 a.m. Discuss

The reunited comedy team of Cheech & Chong -- Richard "Cheech" Marin and Tommy Chong -- will take their "Up in Smoke" Cheech & Chong and War North American Tour to Northwest Arkansas this weekend, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion, 5079 W. Northgate Road, Rogers.

Restaurant Review: Beer-centric fare favors flavor

posted: 08/14/2014 2:20 a.m. Comment 1

Arkansas Ale House opened in mid-June in Diamond Bear Brewery's new digs on North Broadway in North Little Rock. (That's right, North Broadway -- it exists, and you access it by continuing to drive straight ahead once you cross the Broadway Bridge, or at least until the Broadway Bridge undergoes rebuilding and becomes inaccessible.

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posted: 08/14/2014 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: Small paper works The Arkansas Arts Council's traveling 2014 "Small Works on Paper" exhibition goes on display Friday in Gallery III, Fine Arts Building, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock.

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posted: 08/14/2014 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Here's an update, based on an invitation-only, preopening visit, on One Eleven at the Capital, which has replaced Ashley's as the higher-end restaurant at Little Rock's Capital Hotel, 111 W. Markham St. (See what they did there? The name also reflects the first address for the hotel's owners, the Stephens family, which was 111 Main St.)

Circus not all clowning around

posted: 08/12/2014 2:14 a.m. Discuss

Day in, day out, there's always some clown on the phone. It's part of the job around here.

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posted: 08/12/2014 2:05 a.m. Discuss

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