Glen Campbell's golden years have been dimmed by his struggle with Alzheimer's disease, diagnosed in 2011. But the Country Music Hall of Fame member and native Arkansan sought to bow out of the limelight with dignity and grace.
As president of Alliance Rubber Co. since 2008, Bonnie Spencer Swayze is like the product her family-owned, privately held company produces -- rubber bands. She's strong, steadfast, reliable, and can be stretched without breaking.
The expansive tan brick cosmetics factory off Interstate 40 in North Little Rock has been a central Arkansas landmark for nearly half a century. Viewed from the road, the building's west end proclaims Maybelline in vibrant red letters while letters on the east end spell out L'Oreal USA, the French firm that bought the company in 1996 for $508 million.
A FOND FAREWELL: Family, friends and fans gathered at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn., Monday morning for a public memorial service to honor longtime Grand Ole Opry member and Sparkman native Jim Ed Brown, who died of cancer June 11 at age 81.
HANGIN' WITH THE CONEHEADS: On the heels of their reworking of the "Jake with State Farm" commercial, the Coneheads (starring Saturday Night Live alums Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin and Laraine Newman) have a new one.