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Restaurant transitions: Raduno temporarily closed, Dixie Cafe applying for alcohol

posted: 02/04/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Raduno Brick Oven & Barroom, 1318 S. Main St., Little Rock, posted a Facebook explanation for its temporary closure this week: "Hey Little Rock, due to some unforeseen issues, we are going to take the rest of the week off to give our staff a small break as well as some general house cleaning. Raduno will reopen its doors Friday night or Saturday morning at the latest! We hope to see you at the 2016 SoMa Mardi Gras Parade. Thanks for your patience and understanding. Raduno & Crew."

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Loca Luna's face-lift fits well

posted: 02/04/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Our take on Loca Luna: We've always liked the food and enjoyed the atmosphere, but we just hadn't yet found the single menu item that would get us back as more than occasional customers. Given the diversity of the menu at this Riverdale neighborhood eatery and watering hole, that's always been kind of a surprise.

Entertainment notes

posted: 02/04/2016 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: TODAY Cheaper theater The Royal Players will stage Cheaper by the Dozen, Christopher Sergel's adaptation of the book by Frank B. Gilreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, 7 p.m. today-Saturday and Feb. 11-13 and 2 p.m. Sunday and Feb. 14 at the Royal Theatre, 111 S. Market St., Benton.

MUSIC REVIEW: Concertmaster, Stradivarius ace concerto

posted: 01/31/2016 2:41 a.m. Discuss

Hearing Kiril Laskarov ace Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor with his musical mates from the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra on Saturday night at the Maumelle Performing Arts Center: Spectacular.

Ephemeral blooms

posted: 01/31/2016 2:31 a.m. Discuss

As an art student in the Soviet Union in the 1980s, Nathalia Edenmont wasn't encouraged, and maybe wasn't allowed, to be creative.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: ASO's 'Mozart & Mendelssohn' in Clinton center's Great Hall

posted: 01/31/2016 2:23 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra musicians will assemble for a River Rhapsodies Chamber Music concert titled "Mozart & Mendelssohn," 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Great Hall of the Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock.

Restaurant transitions: 35th annual Soup Sunday participants, new openings in Hot Springs

posted: 01/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

This is as up-to-date a list as we have of participants in the 35th annual Soup Sunday (4-7 p.m. Sunday, Statehouse Convention Center, Markham and Main streets, Little Rock):

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

posted: 01/28/2016 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: TODAY Elvis Lives! Bill Cherry, Jay Dupuis and Dean Z, all finalists and/or champions from Elvis Presley Enterprises' annual worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artists Contest in Memphis, will take the audience on a musical journey through the life of the King of Rock 'n' Roll in Elvis Lives!, onstage at 7:30 p.m. today in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall, University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway.

Music: ASO soloist to share stage with historic violin

posted: 01/28/2016 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Kiril Laskarov, one of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's two concertmasters, will take the stage of the Maumelle Performing Arts Center this weekend to solo in the Violin Concerto in e minor by Felix Mendelssohn with an extra partner under his chin.

Theater review: The Rep's Starcatcher stage full of standouts

posted: 01/24/2016 3:53 a.m. Discuss

A dozen stars took the stage Friday night, the stellar cast of Peter and the Starcatcher, and you can catch them yourselves for the next three weeks at Little Rock's Arkansas Repertory Theatre.

Soup Sunday chief is a slurp vet

posted: 01/24/2016 3:47 a.m. Discuss

Hannah Vogler and Soup Sunday have kind of grown up together. She has firm and fond memories of attending the early incarnations of the Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families' fundraiser at Cajun's Wharf.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES : Author to discuss life as a Jew growing up in the South

posted: 01/24/2016 3:06 a.m. Discuss

Eli N. Evans, author of The Provincials: A Personal History of Jews in the South and Judah P. Benjamin: The Jewish Confederate, will discuss his life as a Jew growing up in the South in the Central Arkansas Library System's 2016 Sanders Distinguished Lecture, 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave., Little Rock.

Theater Review: Catch a star at the Rep

posted: 01/23/2016 2:45 a.m. Discuss

A dozen stars took the stage Friday night, the stellar cast of Peter and the Starcatcher, and you can catch them yourselves for the next three weeks at Little Rock’s Arkansas Repertory Theatre.

Music Review: 3 premieres warm orchestra listeners

posted: 01/22/2016 2:31 a.m. Discuss

It was a night of warm music against cold weather with three premieres on the program at the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's Intimate Neighborhood Concerts series' "Something NEW" concert Thursday night at west Little Rock's St. James United Methodist Church.

Restaurant transitions: Good Food by Ferneau closing, Skinny J's open for Sunday brunch

posted: 01/21/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Donnie Ferneau Jr. is closing his Good Food by Ferneau, 521 Main St., North Little Rock, which will hold its last meal service Jan. 30, to become the executive chef at the new 1836 Club, which, as you recall, is the private supper club going into the former Packet House, 1406 Cantrell Road, Little Rock. "I cannot thank my customers and the Argenta community enough for their support of Good Food," Ferneau says in a news release. "While I'm sad to leave, the opportunity ... was an offer I simply couldn't refuse." And this posting on the Good Food by Ferneau Facebook page: "Although this transition will be bittersweet, Chef Ferneau is very excited for the future. Until then, he will still be able to do private events, catering, and can even rent out party rooms and spaces at the new location once it is open. If you have any remaining Gift Cards, please use them before Jan. 30. ... [If] there is any furniture that you may like, feel free to contact us via Facebook for more information." Target opening is sometime this spring, but the deadline to submit applications to become a charter member is March 1; visit the1836club.com. Charter members won't have to pay an application fee; individual dues will be $250 monthly.

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