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Linda Haymes

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PAPER TRAILS: Museum's Alice deft with tidbits

posted: 10/23/2016 3:33 a.m. Discuss

ALICE AND HER WONDERLAND: On a recent visit to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, I jokingly told my daughter, "There's Alice's spot," referring to an empty reserved parking space near the entrance. Yes, that Alice, Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton's only daughter. An art lover who's spent years collecting some of the nation's premier works from colonial days to the present and who opened the 200,000-square-foot museum in 2011.

Ask the Expert

posted: 10/22/2016 1:54 a.m. Discuss

What fire safety precautions should my family take at home, especially during the colder months of the year?

Exhibit: Fab finds: 400-item Beatles exhibit opens at Clinton Center

posted: 10/18/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

In February 1964, our somber nation, still reeling from the November 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, was invaded. Not by communists but by the British.

PAPER TRAILS: Askew on CD up for a Grammy

posted: 10/16/2016 3:23 a.m. Discuss

HIGH NOTE: Stuttgart native Claude Askew, who serves on the faculty of the University of Arkansas at Monticello, is featured on a Grammy-nominated CD.

Historic 1944 steam engine to make stops in Arkansas; Arkansan on 'The Voice'

updated: 10/10/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

COMIN' ROUND THE BEND: Union Pacific's 844 is returning to Arkansas during its "Trek to Tennessee" to celebrate the Oct. 22 opening of Big River Crossing between West Memphis and Memphis. The historic high-speed passenger train steam engine was the last locomotive built for the Union Pacific in 1944. This trip is the massive steam engine's first multistate one since its return to service in July after a three-year major restoration. It can be seen in Arkansas the week of Oct. 20-25 as it passes through or makes brief 15- or 30-minute stops in Piggott, Paragould, Harrisburg, Memphis, Wynne, Bald Knob and North Little Rock (where it makes its longest stop, arriving at 2:15 p.m. Oct. 24 and departing 8 a.m. Oct. 25). Visit for the latest running times and scheduled stops.

Ask the Expert

posted: 10/08/2016 2:11 a.m. Discuss

I'm a homeowner whose budget is constantly being challenged by increasing household costs and a limited income. I'm looking for some simple home improvements I can do around the house for the least amount of money that will give me the most bang for my bucks. Any ideas?

CONCERT REVIEW: 'The Gambler' Kenny Rogers deals aces to fans in North Little Rock

posted: 10/07/2016 5:45 a.m. Gallery Discuss

During his yearlong tour, The Gambler's Last Deal, billed as his final worldwide one, country superstar Kenny Rogers treated fans gathered in North Little Rock's Verizon Arena Thursday to a nearly 2-hour musical journey through his storied career.

Music: Want to see Kenny Rogers? You've got tonight

posted: 10/06/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The Gambler would seem to be cashing in his chips.

Music review: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra opener earns warm response

posted: 10/02/2016 3:04 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and its music director and conductor, Philip Mann, opened the 2016-17 season with Mozart, Schubert & Mayhem on Saturday night at the Maumelle Performing Arts Center at Maumelle High School.

PAPER TRAILS: Arkansan chimed in at museum; local actor in 'Magnificent Seven'; Justin Moore's latest No. 1

updated: 10/03/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

RESOUNDING MOMENT: An Arkansan played a central role when President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, helped inaugurate the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Sept. 24 in Washington, D.C.

PAPER TRAILS: Bestselling author adds Arkansas connections to work; travel show spotlights Little Rock

updated: 09/26/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

WHAT'S IN A NAME: Tim Green, a former NFL player and New York Times bestselling author whose works include Football Genius and Unstoppable, has a new novel, Left Out, which includes a couple of Arkansas connections. One of the characters in his new book, set for release this month, is named Megan Nickell, in honor of a 12-year-old Central Arkansas Christian student who died in July 2015 after being hit by lightning while playing volleyball on an Alabama beach. The other is Brett Bell, an eighth-grader and fellow classmate of Megan's. The book centers on a boy with cochlear implants whose dream is to play football. The name of Bell (who has cochlear implants) is used for the character who befriends the hearing-impaired boy.

Ask the Expert

posted: 09/24/2016 2:05 a.m. Discuss

I am a first-time homeowner and this will be my first fall and winter in the home I bought earlier this year. What should I do to try to prevent any wildlife from moving in when the temperatures start to drop and cooler weather arrives?

Paper Trails: PAPER TRAILS: Little Rock girl gets new Miss America's 1st autograph; Beatles exhibit at Clinton Center

updated: 09/19/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A BEAUT OF A GIFT: When Little Rock resident Reagan Dennie turned 11 Monday during an East Coast road trip vacation with her family, an unexpected gift arrived -- a chance meeting with a fellow Arkansan, newly crowned Miss America Savvy Shields.

Rising from the ashes

posted: 09/17/2016 1:55 a.m. Discuss

After a fire in April 2015 destroyed the wooden Italianate Victorian home Jennifer Carman was restoring, she was crushed. But this spring brought a new love -- an even bigger Italianate, this one brick, just blocks from her now-vacant lot.

Ask the Expert

posted: 09/17/2016 1:55 a.m. Discuss

I am a huge fan of keeping clutter at bay in my life and home. I recently have a lot of stuff in my life and am looking for a stylish way to decorate my home's interior such as Scandinavian-inspired minimalism or midcentury modern that won't invite the dust collectors to return. What are some furniture and accessory guidelines that lend themselves to the spareness I'm seeking?




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