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Linda Haymes

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MUSIC REVIEW: Hall of Famers party for hours at Johnny Cash bash

posted: 08/17/2014 3:12 a.m. Discuss

JONESBORO -- The fourth annual Johnny Cash Music Festival, held at the Convocation Center at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro on Friday night, featured nearly four hours of solid entertainment by a trio of Country Music Hall of Fame members -- Loretta Lynn, Reba McEntire and Bobby Bare.

Johnny Cash Music Festival was solid entertainment

posted: 08/16/2014 12:16 a.m. Comment 1

The fourth annual Johnny Cash Music Festival, held at the Convocation Center at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro on Friday night, featured nearly four hours of solid entertainment by a trio of Country Music Hall of Fame members — Loretta Lynn, Reba McEntire, and Bobby Bare.

MUSIC: Johnny Cash festival stars three country legends

posted: 08/14/2014 2:05 a.m. Discuss

The fourth annual Johnny Cash Music Festival set for Friday features another all-star lineup.

Paper Trails: Central girl crowned Miss Teen

posted: 08/10/2014 3:05 a.m. Discuss

BEAUT OF A WIN: Blair Wortsmith, 17, of Little Rock was named Miss Teen International on Aug. 2 at the competition’s annual pageant in Jacksonville, Fla. Wortsmith competed against more than 40 contestants from around the world.

Pair's expo a 'thanks' to hospital

posted: 08/10/2014 2:17 a.m. Discuss

What began as a small gesture of gratitude from Fran and Michael Lanari of Little Rock has grown, to date, into a quarter-of-a-million-dollar endowment fund.

Paper trails: Mom picks a farm life for 3 sons

posted: 08/03/2014 3:32 a.m. Discuss

THEIR RURAL OASIS: An Arkansan is included in a Smithsonian magazine travel feature, "Exploring the American Experience: The Soul of the South." The article, appearing in the July-August issue, by noted travel writer Paul Theroux concludes with an interview with Delores Walker Robinson, 42, a black mother who returned to her hometown of Palestine to raise her three sons, ages 12 to 22, on a 42-acre farm. She says she did so to keep them away from the temptations and dangers often found in urban life.

Little stitches, homemade britches

posted: 07/30/2014 2:14 a.m. Discuss

Instructional books like Erin Bried's How to Sew a Button: And Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew (published in 2009) underscore how, in the midst of today's technological boom, the domestic arts have suffered a blow.

Paper Trails: Arkansan on the road with Parton

posted: 07/27/2014 4:17 a.m. Discuss

HELLO DOLLY! Ashdown native Kent Wells, a Nashville musician and producer with his own production company there, has spent years working as a musician, arranger and producer with various artists. In recent years, he's been working with Dolly Parton on albums including Backwoods Barbie in 2008, Dolly: Live from London in 2009 and Better Day in 2011 and most recently on Parton's new album, Blue Smoke.

ASK THE EXPERT

posted: 07/26/2014 1:58 a.m. Discuss

I will have some vacation time to take this summer and I would like to spend it painting a couple of rooms in my house to freshen them up and create a new look. Besides the traditional roller painting method, what are some of my other options for applying new color to these interior walls and ceilings?

Mason jars pack a variety of uses today

posted: 07/22/2014 2:04 a.m. Discuss

When it comes to the classic Mason jar, there's just no putting a lid on the endless ways this vintage vessel is being put to use lately.

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