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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.


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.


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.


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.


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

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts:

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: Platoon of local lawyers set to lampoon the politicians

posted: 08/10/2014 2:14 a.m. Discuss

More than 75 lawyers and law professionals will spoof people and politics on the state and national levels in the Pulaski County Bar Association's biennial musical production, this year titled Gridiron Gridlock, at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, and 7 and 9 p.m. Friday at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St., Little Rock.


posted: 08/07/2014 2:11 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: History walk The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program's latest "Walks Through History" tour of the Ozark Courthouse Square Historic District in Ozark, one of the two Franklin County seats, starts at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Franklin County Courthouse, 211 W. Commercial St., Ozark.


posted: 08/07/2014 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Michael Chaffin, the chief operating officer of Little Rock's Capital Hotel, says the hotel's restaurant that used to be Ashley's at the Capital will reopen for dinner Friday as One Eleven at the Capital, reflecting the hotel's 111 W. Markham St. address. The restaurant has undergone a complete physical makeover that Chuck Magill, the hotel's marketing director, described in May as designed to make the place feel more "convivial" but still classy.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: Martin/Brickell, McGraw perform in 2 shows at Rogers

posted: 08/03/2014 2:59 a.m. Discuss

This week at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion, 5079 W. Northgate Road, Rogers:

'New' Lulav, classic flavors

posted: 07/31/2014 2:22 a.m. Discuss

"That place has more lives than a cat," proclaimed a colleague when the word arrived about another reincarnation of Lulav on Sixth Street between Louisiana and Center.


posted: 07/31/2014 1:54 a.m. Discuss

You could call it mixed signals: While one of our sharp-eyed readers was telling us that D'Carlo Ristorante & Pizzeria on Stagecoach Road at the Pulaski/Saline County line had recently started serving lunch, we were getting word from vendors that the place was shuttered tight as a drum during what were supposed to be business hours. They added that they were unable to get through by phone, sometimes not even getting the ancient voicemail message at (501) 407-0400 from founder Carl Orlando that new-ish owner Matthew Dodd never got around to changing.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: Art Porter organization sets week of jazz performances

posted: 07/27/2014 2:39 a.m. Discuss

A slate of jazz luminaries, including Grammy-nominated keyboardist and composer Jeff Lorber, former American Idol guitarist Paul Jackson Jr., saxophonist Everette Harp, keyboard player Alex Bugnon and former Art Porter Trio vocalist Martha Burks will headline the Art Porter Music Education Inc.'s A Work of Art.


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