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Helaine Williams

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Features reporter, columnist

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DRESSING ROOM: Born creator to show off clothing line on catwalk

posted: 02/19/2017 2:09 a.m. Discuss

Chavon Sewell Fortson designs for the woman who likes comfortable clothing with some punch.

EVENING OF ELEGANCE: Where the ivy twines

posted: 02/19/2017 2:08 a.m. Gallery Discuss

The 22nd annual Ivy Ball, themed A Timeless Evening of Elegance, took place Feb. 11 at the Embassy Suites Little Rock. The affair was hosted by the Beta Pi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and its nonprofit arm, the Ivy Foundation of Little Rock.

LET'S TALK: No need to sour on life just because it gives you lemons

posted: 02/19/2017 2:01 a.m. Discuss

Have you been dealing with your own personal flurry of mild and midlevel crises? Things of which you're reluctant to go around playing your own sad violin -- lest you be accused of always murmuring about molehills when so many others seem to be dealing with adult-size mountains -- but which have you mentally and physically exhausted because they have all have piled themselves on top of you at once?

A MUSICAL SMORGASBORD: Genre-busting event helps Porter fund keep grooving

posted: 02/19/2017 2:01 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Art Porter Music Education Inc. hosted its winter fundraiser -- For the Love of Art -- on Feb. 8 at Cajun's Wharf. The event is held in memory of the late jazz pianist Art Porter Sr., one of the organization's two namesakes, on what would have been his 83rd birthday.

Recipes for revolution: Professor’s book tells how food nourished the civil-rights movement

posted: 02/15/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Much of the civil rights movement was fueled and powered by food.

Black History Month: Arkansas luminaries describe books that inspired them

posted: 02/12/2017 5:32 a.m. Comment 1

"My alma mater was books, a good library ... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity."

LET'S TALK: Sagging pants hanging on to fashion by thread

posted: 02/12/2017 2 a.m. Discuss

The other day, while watching a 1991 movie featuring young people, I made a head-shaking realization.

INSIDE THE GREEN ROOM: Home party shines spotlight on Feb. 26 Oscar night gala

posted: 02/12/2017 1:59 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Patrons of the Wolfe Street Foundation's forthcoming Red Carpet 2017 (formerly known as Lights Camera Action), dropped in for an intimate gathering Jan. 31 at the west Little Rock home of co-chairmen Ashley and Allen Engstrom. The party was a precursor to the Feb. 26 gala, a black-tie Oscar night watch party benefiting the foundation.

REMEMBERING THE TRAILBLAZERS: 10 black Arkansans inducted to Civil Rights Heritage Trail

posted: 02/12/2017 1:56 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Ten black Arkansans became part of the Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Trail during a Feb. 1 induction ceremony in Central Arkansas Library System's Ron Robinson Theater downtown. The event was presented jointly by the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies and the Clinton School of Public Service as part of the Legacies & Lunch series, sponsored in part by the Arkansas Humanities Council.

Pair help Access shine for Starry Starry Night

posted: 02/05/2017 2:08 a.m. Discuss

Janna and Matt Toland's journey with Access began before their son Leighton came into the world in March 2008. Before the baby was born, he was diagnosed with Down syndrome and a congenital heart defect.

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