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Paper Trails: 'Whatever' is focus for filmmaker

posted: 09/21/2014 2:31 a.m. Discuss

PAINTING THE TOWN BLUE: Cabot native Dan Waymack, who splits his time between Little Rock and Chicago with his Little Rock-based film production company, Waymack & Crew, recently filmed an entire town -- Crested Butte, Colo. -- as it was taken over for a weekend and painted blue for a Bud Light commercial. Anheuser-Busch paid the city $500,000 for the use of it and invited more than 2,000 in a contest. Singer Vanilla Ice manned an ice cream truck and KC and the Sunshine Band and others performed.

Ask the Expert

posted: 09/20/2014 1:55 a.m. Discuss

We are updating our house after 27 years. I was wondering if you could provide some insight about a difference of opinion. One of us says to work top to bottom -- painting the ceiling, then the walls and lastly replacing flooring. The other thinks the flooring should be first in case the walls get marked up by the floor being installed. Then there is the theory that replacing flooring might be messy and create dust, so the better order may be flooring first, then ceiling and walls. The work being done includes removing carpeting in the bedroom, hallway and living room and replacing it with wooden flooring. We are undecided on the flooring for the kitchen and dining room which have tile with crumbling grout. Which is best?

Paper Trails: PB native gets a role in Scandal

posted: 09/14/2014 3:03 a.m. Discuss

RISING STAR: Pine Bluff native Mary Mouser has replaced Madeline Carroll in the role of first daughter Karen Grant on the fourth season of ABC's drama, Scandal. Mouser previously appeared on the ABC drama Body of Proof with Dana Delany from 2011 to 2013. Mouser, now 18, is set to debut on Scandal in an October episode.

Music review: Eric Church's '14 Outsiders tour stops by NLR arena

posted: 09/13/2014 2:22 a.m. Discuss

Country music singer and songwriter Eric Church performed his second headlining show at North Little Rock's Verizon Arena on Friday night.

Ask the Expert

posted: 09/13/2014 2:01 a.m. Discuss

I am preparing to move to another city due to my job and will be temporarily moving from my house to an apartment until I buy a new house. In the interim, I'll need to store some of my possessions in a mini storage unit. What tips can you give me regarding this?

Music: Little Rock is second on Church's year-long tour

posted: 09/11/2014 2:50 a.m. Discuss

Country music singer and songwriter Eric Church returns Friday night for his second headlining show at North Little Rock's Verizon Arena.

Paper Trails: Arkansan left Atari to educate

posted: 09/07/2014 3 a.m. Discuss

GAME ON! A recent New York Times article, "Saluting the Women Behind the Screen," examines the gender inequality in the gaming industry and notes the contributions of former Atari employee and Little Rock native Dona Bailey to the development of the classic 1980s video arcade game Centipede.

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.

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