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Let's Talk: Upgrades, glitches as we age

posted: 09/21/2014 2:11 a.m. Discuss

So it has been established that faster than we can blink, Apple puts out a new iPhone. Well, actually two: There's an iPhone 6 with a 4.7-inch display and -- for those of us of a certain age who grouse that "they're making the danged pictures/type too small these days" -- the iPhone 6 Plus, which has a 5.5-inch display. As is always the case when a new iPhone comes out, the buyers are lined up around the block to make the iPhone their new MyPhone.

DANCING WITH OUR STARS: Fancy feet compete

posted: 09/21/2014 1:55 a.m. Gallery Discuss

While a new season of ABC-TV's Dancing With the Stars gets underway, Arkansas can take pride in its own celebrity dance machines: Thomas Blackmon and Vince Insalaco III.

DRIVE AWAY HUNGER: War against hunger 'fought' with food, fun and festivities

posted: 09/21/2014 1:44 a.m. Discuss

The spacious southwest Little Rock home of the Arkansas Food Bank proved a perfect indoor-outdoor setting for Drive Away Hunger, a new fundraiser held Sept. 13 that drew 300 guests.

All-white attire affairs all the rage

posted: 09/16/2014 2:22 a.m. Comment 1

It's a look right out of a celebrity magazine: a party venue filled wall to wall with attendees dressed head to toe -- or at least collar to ankle -- in elegant white outfits.

Air like an oven? Go lightly

posted: 09/16/2014 2:15 a.m. Discuss

Why no white after Labor Day?

Proper support is a must

posted: 09/16/2014 2:14 a.m. Discuss

Have you found an all-white-attire event to attend in the Natural State this fall? Planning to go to Miami for White Party Week, Nov. 26-Dec. 1? Or do you just want to be ready when things crank back up next summer?

MUSIC REVIEW: Marsalis jazz family plays sweet music for LR crowd

posted: 09/15/2014 3:20 a.m. Comment 1

Delfeayo Marsalis, a member of the Marsalis family of jazz musicians, showed a Little Rock audience his talent for giving sex appeal to the trombone, which seems to stand in the shadow of the trumpet or saxophone.

DRESSING ROOM: Miss America contestants wear Arkansan's designs

posted: 09/14/2014 2:39 a.m. Discuss

There she is ... Miss Texas, Miss Wyoming, Miss Florida, and yes, Miss Arkansas -- each wearing a gown designed by a native Arkansan.

BACK TO THE CAUSE: Return to the runway

posted: 09/14/2014 2:36 a.m. Discuss

Judging from the capacity crowd at Runway for a Cause, it was sorely missed during its two-year absence from Little Rock social calendars.

A LIFE WELL LIVED: 'Big Rascal' Betty Fowler celebrates 89th with friends

posted: 09/14/2014 2:32 a.m. Discuss

Around the same time Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Club made its debut nationally, Betty's Little Rascals premiered on Little Rock television. It, too, was for children and it, too, bore a club theme. Betty Fowler, the host of the show where "every Little Rascal wears a smile," garnered further statewide fame as a TV entertainer, pianist, performer, bandleader, voice coach and teacher.

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