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Special Event: 2-man tour a blast for ex-MythBuster

posted: 03/28/2017 1:46 a.m. Discuss

Adam Savage used to do a tidy bit of scientific exploration, some of it pretty spectacular, on TV. For 14 years he was co-host of MythBusters on the Discovery Channel.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: Army's Jazz Ambassadors band to play 3 state shows

posted: 03/26/2017 2:18 a.m. Discuss

The Jazz Ambassadors of the United States Army Field Band, the official touring big band of the United States Army, will give three Arkansas performances this week of its 75-minute show covering the more than 100-year history of jazz. (Except as noted, admission is by free ticket.)

Restaurant Transitions: Hawgz Blues Cafe to open in ex-U.S. Pizza spot; The Meteor coffee shop/bakery sets May opening

posted: 03/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Hawgz Blues Cafe is going into the former Aydelotte's/U.S. Pizza mansion, 5524 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock, with a March 31 soft opening, featuring "A Taste of Hawgz Blues Cafe"; a special April 4 "Celebration Day Honoring Dr. Rev. MLK Holiday in Arkansas"; and a grand opening slated for April 14. A building inspector for the North Little Planning Director told our ace reporter Jake Sandlin that the move-in has involved just some cleaning up and adding some paint so the project has not required a building permit; however, according to a news release, "Currently, our restaurant is undergoing a major remodeling and refurbishing -- inside and outside."

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Focus shifts at The Main Cheese in Little Rock; cheese still rules

posted: 03/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

We somewhat shamefacedly admit that we never made it to the original incarnation of The Main Cheese on Cantrell Road.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

posted: 03/19/2017 2:01 a.m. Discuss

Violinist Drew Irvin, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s co-concertmaster, joins ASO harpist Alisa Coffey and organist Jason A. Pennington-Saugey for “With String and Pipe,” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 310 W. 17th St., Little Rock.

Restaurant Transitions: District Fare, Heights Corner Market look to open this month; La Hacienda weeks away

posted: 03/16/2017 4:30 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Tomas Bohm, who brought you The Pantry and Hillcrest's Pantry Crest, says he's still angling to get District Fare (briefly known as Hillcrest Market &; Nosh) up and running by the end of March, replacing former Hillcrest Artisan Meats at 2807 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock.

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posted: 03/16/2017 1:54 a.m. Discuss

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posted: 03/14/2017 1:53 a.m. Discuss

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Symphony season to showcase spectacles, in-house talent

posted: 03/12/2017 3:02 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Symphony will focus on two things in its 2017-2018 Stella Boyle Smith Masterworks series of classical concerts: musical spectacles and showcasing its musicians.

Cabaret, American in Paris on Walton Broadway season

posted: 03/12/2017 3 a.m. Discuss

The 2017-2018 Procter & Gamble Broadway Series of touring productions at Fayetteville's Walton Arts Center will include three "old" shows -- two by Rodgers and Hammerstein -- and three "new" shows.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: UALR hosts book collection crafted by 71 Cuban artists

posted: 03/12/2017 1:58 a.m. Discuss

"Binding Communities: Cuba's Ediciones Vigia and the Art of the Book and Entrepreneurism," a multimedia exhibit of handcrafted books by Cuban artists, goes on display Tuesday in the Ottenheimer Library, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 S. University Ave., with a 4:30 p.m. reception in the library's Room 535. Admission is free.

THEATER REVIEW: Fabulous Phantom worth wait

posted: 03/11/2017 2:18 a.m. Comment 1

The staging! The spectacle! The sumptuous sets, and even more sumptuous costumes! The special effects! The singing! The chandelier!

MUSIC REVIEW: Symphony animates Prokofiev's fairy tale

posted: 03/10/2017 2:27 a.m. Discuss

You usually don't get to hear Sergei Prokofiev's cautionary symphonic fairy tale Peter and the Wolf performed live outside of a children's concert.

Restaurant Transitions: New restaurant opening in former Juanita's spot; downtown coffee shop news

posted: 03/09/2017 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

March 16 is now the pretty firm target for the opening of Argentine restaurant Buenos Aires Grill and Cafe, 614 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, the final resting place of Juanita's. Co-owner Flo Bruzatori-Mullins says they'll be doing an invitation-only soft opening at the top of the week. The family-run first-floor restaurant will serve "family recipes crafted with passion," including "asado, empanadas, Graciela's famous chimichurri and more," according to the restaurant's Facebook page. Hours will be 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday; eventually they plan also to be open 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. for Sunday brunch. The phone number: (501) 904-2133.

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posted: 03/09/2017 1:49 a.m. Discuss

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