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Linda Haymes

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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.

Country trio earns musical merit

posted: 03/26/2015 3:27 a.m. Discuss

A trio of Arkansans -- Jim Ed Brown and his sisters Maxine and Bonnie -- have been chosen to become the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn., the Country Music Association announced Wednesday.

Paper Trails: LR pupils get in tune, give $750

posted: 03/22/2015 3:42 a.m. Comment 1

LIFE LESSON: The students at Romine Elementary School in Little Rock are learning more than reading, writing and arithmetic. Music teacher Holly Tidball recently led a project to have her students and the entire student body of 380 raise money for Heifer International, the Little Rock-based charity that works to alleviate hunger by helping families around the world raise farm animals. Last Thursday, the children -- most of them in poverty themselves and receiving free or reduced-price lunches -- presented a check to Heifer International for $750.

Newly renovated Mid-America Science Museum does not want visitors to keep hands to themselves

posted: 03/17/2015 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Please do not touch" signs? Velvet ropes separating visitors from exhibits? These things are not found here. The bright, shiny, new, and visually engaging contents inside the Mid-America Science Museum -- minus the four pieces of rare kinetic art sculpture -- invite being touched.

Paper Trails: Arkansan sings onto The Voice

posted: 03/15/2015 2:41 a.m. Discuss

A NEW REALITY: Another Arkansan has made it onto the eighth season of NBC's singing competition show, The Voice. Little Rock native Clinton Washington, who sang "Candle in the Wind" in his blind audition, was chosen by Christina Aguilera. "You have a magical tone and a very cool vibrato," Aguilera said after hitting her buzzer.

Paper Trails: Cinnamon not a spice to toy with

posted: 03/08/2015 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

THE REST OF THE STORY: On one of the wintry weather days in February that shut down schools, KARK-TV, Channel 4 morning show co-host D.J. Williams suggested activities for children at home. One was eating a spoonful of cinnamon.

Ask the Expert

updated: 03/05/2015 11:30 a.m. Discuss

With the way technology has so rapidly advanced, I am wondering how this affects homeowners and their homes and what are some of the latest developments in incorporating different control systems into residences. What's currently available and how have these home systems changed recently?

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.

Ask the Expert

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?


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