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Let's Talk: Lessons of our heroes’ falls, flaws

posted: 08/02/2015 3:49 a.m. Discuss

In the twinkling of an eye, as the biblical saying goes, it seems reputations are being wiped out, right and left.

A SEPARATE PEACE: Psychiatric institute dedicates calm outdoor oasis at UAMS

posted: 08/02/2015 3 a.m. Gallery Discuss

The Psychiatric Research Institute (PRI) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has a new addition that is prized not only for its aesthetics but also its healing capabilities. With the idea that a relaxing space can soothe a troubled mind, the Donna and Sen. Percy Malone Healing Garden, complete with sculptures donated by the Vic Jacuzzi family, was created. Named for its contributors — Percy Malone of Arkadelphia is a former state senator — the garden made its debut at a July 21 reception and dedication.

DRESSING ROOM: Fringe, capes, fur trim put '70s back in fashion

posted: 07/26/2015 3:33 a.m. Discuss

Everything old is new again -- and reimagined, judging from what came down the runways during the fall 2015 shows held earlier this year.

LITTLE ROCK FASHION WEEK: Takin' it to the streets

posted: 07/26/2015 3:31 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Little Rock Fashion Week 7's Big Night was more compact than it had been in previous years in terms of designers and attendees. And no 2015 Fashion Icon award was given.

Fashion symbol: Sericia Cole

posted: 07/26/2015 3:24 a.m. Discuss

This edition, Dressing Room introduces a new feature, Fashion Symbol.

THE SPICE OF LIFE: Stars Come Out illuminates Art of Dance competition

posted: 07/26/2015 3:06 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Temperatures in Little Rock climbed into the mid-90s on July 18, but it didn't stop the flurry of downtown activity on multiple fronts ... a fraternity's international conclave, an outdoor fashion show ... and a variety show competition. Luckily, The Stars Come Out Inc.'s Art of the Dance Variety Show and fundraiser took place away from the heat.

MY BROTHER'S KEEPER: Royal blue-jacketed visitors make LR mayor see green

posted: 07/26/2015 3:04 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola didn't hide his admiration for the people making up the sea of royal blue monogrammed jackets he saw before him July 15 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. The envious official jokingly asked how he could get one.

LET'S TALK: I'll explain: The rain in Spain stays mainly in ... the pleen?

posted: 07/26/2015 1:46 a.m. Discuss

Quick quiz: How do you pronounce "Helaine"?

Listen Up: Williams' solo album refers to uncivil split

posted: 07/21/2015 2:48 a.m. Discuss

Remake, remodel, reinvent. But be true. That's what singer Joy Williams, formerly half of the duo the Civil Wars, has done with her first post-breakup solo album.

ONE BIG FAMILY: Tae kwon do competitors, kin kick back for a little fun

posted: 07/19/2015 2:09 a.m. Gallery Discuss

The folks behind the ATA -- the rebranded moniker for the Little Rock-based American Taekwondo Association -- offered something a little different for their week-long annual World Expo this year: a Family Fun Night. Taking place July 10 on the grounds of the First Security Amphitheater in Little Rock, the carnival-like event featured rides, games, a rock climbing wall and a bouncy house, along with food-truck refreshments for sale.

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