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Helaine Williams

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Features reporter, columnist

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WELL PLAYED: Glamour and goodwill

posted: 11/19/2017 2:12 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Patrons of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra gathered for the second year in the recently reborn Robinson Center to celebrate "Arkansas' Finest," as Herren Hickingbotham put it ... Arkansas' finest symphony orchestra. Arkansas' finest youth orchestra. Arkansas' finest chefs. Arkansas' finest patrons. Opus XXXIII, the uber-glam fundraiser for the music-education efforts of the orchestra, took place Nov. 11.

A BIT OF TOAST WITH THAT ROAST: 20 years as columnist earn John Brummett accolades

posted: 11/19/2017 2:11 a.m. Gallery Discuss

"I come to your class because you have an opinion on everything ... sometimes even a good one."

LET'S TALK: Nobody living high on the hog when the hog's too high

posted: 11/19/2017 2:03 a.m. Discuss

I'm trying not to fall into the stereotype of the person of mature age who declares everything to be too expensive.

Episcopal minister helps less fortunate with feast

posted: 11/12/2017 2:22 a.m. Discuss

Luke Gilbert, the family and young-adult minister at Saint Mark's Episcopal Church, believes in community. And he believes in the role of the church -- whose outreach tagline is "love comes first" -- as "a staging area to help our community."

COME TO THE CABARET: Moulin Rouge regalia, dance turn hospital benefit into ball

posted: 11/12/2017 2:17 a.m. Gallery Discuss

At the Baron's Ball, it's all about getting in line with the theme ... which means getting one's self a worthy costume.

DANCE LIKE EVERYONE'S WATCHNG: Friends' fancy footwork highlight of fundraiser

posted: 11/12/2017 2:16 a.m. Gallery Discuss

A troupe of Irish dancers stole the show, and the trophy, at the eighth annual Dancing Into Dreamland. The event, hosted by the Friends of Dreamland, was held held Nov. 3 in the ballroom, part of Taborian Hall Museum in Little Rock.

DONNING THEIR GAME FACES: O'Neill marks final turn as Hawgs for a Cause MC

posted: 11/12/2017 2:13 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Hawgs for a Cause, the fundraiser for Arkansas Enterprises for the Developmentally Disabled, was a little later than usual this year. Normally held in mid-October, it took place Nov. 2 at the agency's Little Rock multipurpose center.

LET'S TALK: Dancing: Dismiss it or go for it

posted: 11/12/2017 2:05 a.m. Discuss

I've mentioned before about how much I like dancing, which is an excellent way to get in some exercise. But like the other things I've written about in the past couple weeks, that, too, can be quite the undertaking in one's, ahem, "afternoon" (as opposed to twilight) years.

Clothing store H&M opens with fanfare — and lots of fans — in Little Rock's Park Plaza

posted: 11/07/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Hennes and Mauritz AB is one of the most popular retail chains on the planet.

DRESSING ROOM: The handbag you covet could be Arkansas-made

posted: 11/05/2017 1:33 a.m. Discuss

Pssst. About that gorgeous, clean-lined satchel bag with the contrasting stitching carried by the woman two restaurant tables away and over which you've been salivating. You think it might be a Kate Spade or a Michael Kors, right?






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