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4 Arkansans are known to have flown as WASP members

posted: 03/03/2015 2:08 a.m. Comments 6

At least four women with ties to Arkansas flew planes during World War II as members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP). The program was established to fly noncombat military missions in the United States under the Army Air Corps so male pilots would be available to fly in combat overseas.

Paper Trails: Director's career gets star billing

posted: 03/01/2015 3:26 a.m. Discuss

CENTER STAGE: Benton native Barbara Johnston Hubbard, 87, retired longtime special events director for New Mexico State University in Las Cruces and its Pan American Center, recently received Pollstar magazine's first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn.

Jim Ed Brown returns with tour

posted: 02/24/2015 1:50 a.m. Discuss

Longtime Grand Ole Opry member Jim Ed Brown is still pursuing his passion -- performing country music.

Paper Trails: Producers' visit finds real Cash

posted: 02/22/2015 3:25 a.m. Discuss

HOME IS WHERE HIS HEART WAS: The producers and cast of a new musical production, The Cash Legacy: A Musical Salute to the Man in Black, by Studio Tenn near Nashville, visited Johnny Cash's restored childhood home in Dyess on a quest to understand the man behind the music.

Ask the Expert

posted: 02/21/2015 1:58 a.m. Discuss

The garage in the house I just bought has a rough-in finish of exposed wood framing. I want to finish it out and add cabinets and shelving for storage. I'm not sure where to begin with this project. Can you give me some advice?

Paper Trails: Dylan high on charity for pal's aid

posted: 02/15/2015 3:30 a.m. Discuss

Ten-time Grammy winner Bob Dylan recently made a rare and revealing speech at MusiCares Foundation's 25th annual benefit in Los Angeles before the 57th annual Grammy Awards. The Grammy-related charitable organization, which assists musicians with their financial, medical or personal needs, honored the legendary rock musician as its 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year.

Music review: Anonymous 4 sings its goodbyes at LR show

posted: 02/14/2015 2:11 a.m. Discuss

After nearly 30 years of international touring and more than 20 recordings on the harmonia mundi USA label, the four-woman ensemble, Anonymous 4, is saying adieu with a final tour.

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posted: 02/14/2015 1:50 a.m. Discuss

All of the clutter in my home depresses me and at times, makes me feel claustrophobic. I am drawn to the popular movement to simplify. I want to clear all of the extra unneeded possessions out of my living space but how and where do I begin?

Paper Trails: Antiques Roadshow to visit LR

posted: 02/08/2015 3:52 a.m. Discuss

WHAT'S OLD IS NEW AGAIN ... PBS' longtime, popular series Antiques Roadshow, produced by WGBH Boston, is set to visit Little Rock in July as part of its six-city summer tour.

Ask the Expert

posted: 01/31/2015 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Is it important for me to check the grading around the perimeter of my home and if so, why?

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posted: 01/17/2015 2:10 a.m. Discuss

Now that we are in the middle of winter, I am wondering about the heating unit in my home. How long of a lifespan does one usually have; what's the best way to care for it; how will I know when it's time to replace it; and when it's time to do so, how do I go about choosing a contractor to do the work?

Seeing in stereo

posted: 01/13/2015 2:29 a.m. Discuss

Call it 3-D, Victorian style.

Paper Trails: Musician played with future stars

posted: 01/11/2015 2:34 a.m. Discuss

Wayland Padgett, a Texas native who first moved to Arkansas in 1953, spent most of his workdays as a heavy equipment operator. But he also loved music and spent many nights performing in clubs and with other musicians.

Paper Trails: Ex-teacher rocked by Elvis' grace

posted: 01/04/2015 3:59 a.m. Discuss

As celebrations for what would have been Elvis Presley's 80th birthday Thursday approach, Margaret Matson of Little Rock recalls a sweet memory involving the King of Rock 'n' Roll.

Ask the Expert -- Warm colors

posted: 12/27/2014 2:06 a.m. Discuss

I always find wintertime to be so dreary and depressing. I am looking for ways to warm up the interior of my home, not by turning the heater up and getting a fire going in the fireplace but by warming it up emotionally through additions or changes to my decor. How can I make it more cozy and comfortable?

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