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Helaine Williams

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posted: 08/24/2014 2:01 a.m. Discuss

The setting was all white, down to the draped tables and chairs, the feathered centerpieces, the plush sofas, and the serene statuettes. Perfect, considering the event: A Night in White Affair, held Aug. 15 at the Metroplex in Little Rock and hosted by the Little Rock Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

A WINNING HAND: Make-A-Wish Mid-South puts the cards on the table

posted: 08/24/2014 1:57 a.m. Discuss

You had to know when to hold 'em and know when to fold 'em, but don't walk away.

FUTURE PRIESTS: Catholics answer call

posted: 08/17/2014 2:43 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Under ordinary circumstances, 44 presentable, mannerly and charismatic young men -- all unmarried -- might give 44 marriage-minded young women high hopes. Yet, these particular young men are not headed to the altar for such a union.

LET'S TALK: More than a sign of the times

posted: 08/17/2014 2:26 a.m. Discuss

A long footnote to my column of March 23 about visiting buffet restaurants: buffet restaurants that become your mom.

Let's Talk: Get 'help,' Facebook panickers

posted: 08/10/2014 2:19 a.m. Discuss

Who ya gonna call? Not Ghostbusters. And in the case of a malfunctioning Facebook, not the police.

Dressing Room: Chilly indoors? Cardigan stows in its own pocket

posted: 08/10/2014 2:18 a.m. Discuss

It's hot outside, but freezing inside the building. Or -- as in the case of the summer of 2014 in Arkansas, it's unseasonably cool outside ... and inside is Antarctica. And you've gone sleeveless.

JAZZ AGE: Jazz of all generations

posted: 08/10/2014 2:11 a.m. Discuss

The legacies of the late jazz pianist Art Porter Sr., and his son, the late jazz saxophonist and recording artist Art Porter Jr., were once again celebrated via A Work of Art. The annual week-long fundraiser for Art Porter Music Education was July 28-Aug. 2 in Little Rock.

Bell sets stage for Ballet benefit

posted: 08/03/2014 3:05 a.m. Discuss

Before Amy Bell came to be a graphic designer and restaurateur, she was a dancer. Her love for the art began at the age of 3 at Miss Karen's Dance Studio in North Little Rock and continued through her years at North Little Rock High School, where a special teacher helped her figure out what she wanted to do once she graduated. Bell went on to major in dance at the University of Montana at Missoula.

PHASE 1 AT BIG DAM BRIDGE: Bridging convenience gaps takes a party and an auction

posted: 08/03/2014 2:53 a.m. Discuss

A big, fancy pedestrian/bicycle bridge spanning the Arkansas River with only portable toilets for pedestrian/cyclist use? That's a Big Dam shame.


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