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Paper Trails: Brickell to visit state, sign books

posted: 08/31/2014 5:09 a.m. Discuss

PAGER-TURNER: Former Camden resident Beth Brickell, now a filmmaker, author and former actress living in Los Angeles, will hold five talks and book-signings in Arkansas for her new book, The Disappearance of Maud Crawford. The book is based on the true account of the unsolved mystery surrounding the March 2, 1957, disappearance of the Camden-based prominent attorney and civic leader. The events will be held Sept. 26-30 in Camden, Hot Springs, Little Rock and Blytheville.

Paper Trails: NLR head of library said ailing

posted: 08/24/2014 3:33 a.m. Discuss

LITERARY LEADER: Jeff Baskin, 67, a New York native who moved to Arkansas in 1976, has been director of North Little Rock's William F. Laman Library since 1986.

MUSIC REVIEW: Hall of Famers party for hours at Johnny Cash bash

posted: 08/17/2014 3:12 a.m. Discuss

JONESBORO -- The fourth annual Johnny Cash Music Festival, held at the Convocation Center at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro on Friday night, featured nearly four hours of solid entertainment by a trio of Country Music Hall of Fame members -- Loretta Lynn, Reba McEntire and Bobby Bare.

Johnny Cash Music Festival was solid entertainment

posted: 08/16/2014 12:16 a.m. Comment 1

The fourth annual Johnny Cash Music Festival, held at the Convocation Center at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro on Friday night, featured nearly four hours of solid entertainment by a trio of Country Music Hall of Fame members — Loretta Lynn, Reba McEntire, and Bobby Bare.

MUSIC: Johnny Cash festival stars three country legends

posted: 08/14/2014 2:05 a.m. Discuss

The fourth annual Johnny Cash Music Festival set for Friday features another all-star lineup.

Paper Trails: Central girl crowned Miss Teen

posted: 08/10/2014 3:05 a.m. Discuss

BEAUT OF A WIN: Blair Wortsmith, 17, of Little Rock was named Miss Teen International on Aug. 2 at the competition’s annual pageant in Jacksonville, Fla. Wortsmith competed against more than 40 contestants from around the world.

Pair's expo a 'thanks' to hospital

posted: 08/10/2014 2:17 a.m. Discuss

What began as a small gesture of gratitude from Fran and Michael Lanari of Little Rock has grown, to date, into a quarter-of-a-million-dollar endowment fund.

Paper trails: Mom picks a farm life for 3 sons

posted: 08/03/2014 3:32 a.m. Discuss

THEIR RURAL OASIS: An Arkansan is included in a Smithsonian magazine travel feature, "Exploring the American Experience: The Soul of the South." The article, appearing in the July-August issue, by noted travel writer Paul Theroux concludes with an interview with Delores Walker Robinson, 42, a black mother who returned to her hometown of Palestine to raise her three sons, ages 12 to 22, on a 42-acre farm. She says she did so to keep them away from the temptations and dangers often found in urban life.

Little stitches, homemade britches

posted: 07/30/2014 2:14 a.m. Discuss

Instructional books like Erin Bried's How to Sew a Button: And Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew (published in 2009) underscore how, in the midst of today's technological boom, the domestic arts have suffered a blow.

Paper Trails: Arkansan on the road with Parton

posted: 07/27/2014 4:17 a.m. Discuss

HELLO DOLLY! Ashdown native Kent Wells, a Nashville musician and producer with his own production company there, has spent years working as a musician, arranger and producer with various artists. In recent years, he's been working with Dolly Parton on albums including Backwoods Barbie in 2008, Dolly: Live from London in 2009 and Better Day in 2011 and most recently on Parton's new album, Blue Smoke.

ASK THE EXPERT

posted: 07/26/2014 1:58 a.m. Discuss

I will have some vacation time to take this summer and I would like to spend it painting a couple of rooms in my house to freshen them up and create a new look. Besides the traditional roller painting method, what are some of my other options for applying new color to these interior walls and ceilings?

Mason jars pack a variety of uses today

posted: 07/22/2014 2:04 a.m. Discuss

When it comes to the classic Mason jar, there's just no putting a lid on the endless ways this vintage vessel is being put to use lately.

Paper Trails: Loss turns into a gain of $100,000

posted: 07/20/2014 2:54 a.m. Discuss

LOSE SOME, WIN SOME: Rebecca Privitera of Cabot was recently named the female winner in the 2013-2014 Beachbody Challenge at the company's recent annual Coach Summit in Las Vegas.

ASK THE EXPERT

posted: 07/19/2014 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Two years ago I bought a house that was built in the late 1950s or early 1960s. I have since found out that the electricity is improperly grounded. What needs to be done to correct this and how much will it cost?

Paper Trails: PBS series stars UCA bone guru

posted: 07/13/2014 3:03 a.m. Discuss

DIGGING UP THE PAST: Duncan McKinnon, an anthropological archaeologist and visiting professor at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, will appear on the PBS series Time Team America airing on AETN. The show features several scientific specialists and others conducting archaeological research across the country.

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