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Linda Haymes

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Theater: Church Basement Ladies back

posted: 05/19/2015 1:47 a.m. Discuss

Take a church, blend in a basement, stir in some ladies loaded with larger-than-life personalities and pepper it with potluck dishes. To top it off, add an appreciative audience and mix in a buffet meal. The result? A recipe for an entertaining experience -- Murry's Dinner Playhouse's presentation of Church Basement Ladies in A Mighty Fortress (Is Our Basement).

Paper Trails: Japanese beauty has ties in state

posted: 05/17/2015 3:25 a.m. Discuss

IT'S A SMALL, SMALL WORLD: The reigning Miss Universe Japan, Ariana Miyamoto, who was reared near Nagasaki, has an Arkansas connection. Miyamoto, 21, competes for the title of Miss Universe later this year. But she's already making international news as the first biracial Japanese (her mother is Japanese; her father is black) to hold the national title and has experienced criticism from some fellow Japanese.

Ask the Expert

posted: 05/16/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

I am thinking about putting my home on the market this summer. What are some quick, easy and cheap fixes I can make to facilitate its sale?

Hairdresser to celebrate 50 years of owning her NLR salon

posted: 05/12/2015 1:53 a.m. Discuss

A visit to Nell's Hairstyling & Boutique at 3700 Camp Robinson Road in North Little Rock's Levy neighborhood is a step back in time -- to a kinder, gentler, slower-paced era when ladies took the time to get to know one another by way of friendly chitchat to more meaningful dialogues.

Paper Trails: How much for Sinatra keepsake?

posted: 05/10/2015 3:58 a.m. Discuss

Alan Rackley, 50, of Little Rock has scored tickets to attend PBS' Antiques Roadshow when it visits the city July 25.

Ask the Expert

posted: 05/09/2015 2:07 a.m. Discuss

How can I get my entire family motivated to become more organized around our home and all working together to help declutter our living space?

Special Event: Disney On Ice is hot show

posted: 05/05/2015 2:01 a.m. Discuss

Those with small children looking for activities to fill in the gap between spring break and summer are in luck.

Paper Trails: Arkansan gets 2 bites on business

posted: 05/03/2015 3:35 a.m. Discuss

SHARKS BITE! Arkansan Brittany Hodak, now of New York, where she co-owns a startup business, ZinePak, recently landed two big ones. The Fort Smith native and University of Central Arkansas graduate appeared on ABC's reality show, Shark Tank, recently to pitch her business, which grew into a multimillion-dollar company in less than two years.

Paper Trails: Top writer pencils in Puzzle Day

posted: 04/26/2015 3:42 a.m. Discuss

PALS GET CROSSWAYS: Legal thriller novelist David Rosenfelt will speak at noon today at the eighth annual Arkansas Puzzle Day at the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock.

Pair organize model fundraiser

posted: 04/26/2015 2:49 a.m. Discuss

Want to make a bold statement? Support those organizations whose whole mission is helping others. Want to model? Model behavior like LeAnn Wolf's and Jacquelyn Harrison's, co-chairmen of Easter Seals Arkansas' The Fashion Event. Giving to others should never go out of style.

Music Review: Musical peeks in on 1956 jam session in Memphis

posted: 04/25/2015 2:59 a.m. Discuss

The magic of the early days of rock 'n' roll came together as the touring production of Million Dollar Quartet, presented by Celebrity Attractions and the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau, took to the stage at the Maumelle Performing Arts Center.

Theater: Comedy to raise funds for Community Theatre

posted: 04/23/2015 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Call it a two-act play. This weekend, Community Theatre of Little Rock will take to the stage with the world premiere of the comedy The Winning Numbers and also will raise money for the decades-old theater group before it launches its 60th season, which begins in September.

Paper Trails: 2 jumping in, pitching firm on TV

posted: 04/19/2015 2:32 a.m. Discuss

DIVING IN: Brittany Hodak, a Fort Smith native and University of Central Arkansas graduate who now resides in New York, where she and her business partner Kim Kaupe run their company ZinePak, will be featured on ABC's reality show, Shark Tank, this Friday. The two will be pitching their startup business to those on the show. The product, which creates enhanced fan-specific content and packaging for new music releases, was the subject of a 2013 feature section article in this newspaper. That article noted that the pair had grown ZinePak into a multimillion-dollar company in less than two years. The episode featuring them is set to air at 7 p.m.

Ask the Expert -- Roof wear

posted: 04/18/2015 1:48 a.m. Discuss

All the ice, snow and rain this winter has me worried about my roof. How can I tell if I'm getting close to needing a new one?

Return visit sweet at Chuy's

posted: 04/16/2015 1:59 a.m. Discuss

When Chuy's first arrived in central Arkansas at its west Little Rock location at 16001 Chenal Parkway two years ago, we were wowed.

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