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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.

Paper Trails: LR bakery in spotlight for April

posted: 04/12/2015 2:20 a.m. Discuss

RECIPE FOR SUCCESS: Joe Fox, who has owned Community Bakery in Little Rock for 30 years, is receiving national exposure. He and his business are featured on Office Depot's website as the "Small Business Spotlight" for April.

Music: Newlywed Aldean returns

posted: 04/09/2015 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Touring has changed for country star Jason Aldean over the years.

Paper Trails: Bluegrass' Stanley to pick in LR

posted: 04/05/2015 4:12 a.m. Discuss

ROOTS RUN DEEP: Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley may be 87, but he's still performing and recording, most recently on his new all-star album, Ralph Stanley and Friends: Man of Constant Sorrow, featuring Robert Plant, Dierks Bentley, Elvis Costello and more. One of Stanley's tunes, "Man of Constant Sorrow," was popularized by the Soggy Bottom Boys band in the Coen brothers' 2000 film, O Brother, Where Art Thou? Fans can catch Stanley; his grandson, Nathan; his band, the Clinch Mountain Boys; and others April 18 at Juanita's Cafe and Bar in Little Rock's River Market District. Tickets are $40. Visit drralphstanleymusic.com or juanitas.com for tickets.

Rectangle reconnoitering

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

Shopping for a new mattress amid all the available choices -- all masquerading as big white rectangles -- is enough to make one lose sleep.

Six steps simplify the mattress hunt

posted: 04/04/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Follow these six steps to simplify shopping for a mattress

Requirements key to picking the bed

posted: 04/04/2015 1:47 a.m. Discuss

Choosing the right mattress type: Innerspring -- This type of mattress uses a steel coil support system. Variations range from springs wired together into a single unit to individual, fabric-wrapped pocketed coils.

Paper Trails: New book gives space to architect

posted: 03/29/2015 2:45 a.m. Discuss

BUILDING RECOGNITION: Reese Rowland, an architect with Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects in Little Rock, is included in a recently released book, South: What it Means to be Here in Heart or in Spirit, by author Wendy Nilsen Pollitzer of Beaufort, S.C.

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