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Paper Trails: LR native's film debuts at Utah fest

posted: 01/22/2017 2:46 a.m. Discuss

IN THE NEWS: As reported here about a month ago, Dayveon, a film by Little Rock native Amman Abbasi, premiered Thursday on the opening night of this year's renowned Sundance Film Festival in Utah.

Ask the Expert

posted: 01/21/2017 1:57 a.m. Discuss

My husband and I are preparing to put our house on the market so we can buy a new one. What's the best way to make our house more attractive to buyers?

Paper Trails: Arkansan tours as part of Don Henley's band

updated: 01/16/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

HE'S WITH THE BAND: When Don Henley takes the stage at the Robinson Center in Little Rock on Friday, he'll be joined by an Arkansan. Little Rock native Milo Deering is touring with him as a part of the band. Deering plays the steel guitar for the former Eagles member. The musician's brother John (this newspaper's chief editorial cartoonist) hopes Henley's itinerary is such that Milo Deering will have time to visit while the musician is in town. Milo last lived in Arkansas in the early 1970s.

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posted: 01/14/2017 1:50 a.m. Discuss

I've heard there are advantages to buying a house in the winter. Why?

Paper Trails: PAPER TRAILS: Arkansan sees song go viral; Tucker Carlson lands prime-time slot on Fox News

updated: 01/09/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

LOCAL VOICES: A couple of Arkansans have music featured in major releases. They include songwriter Shawn James of Fayetteville, who recently saw his song "Through the Valley" go viral on Spotify and YouTube after Sony PlayStation's reveal of the trailer for the video game The Last of Us II. Meanwhile, in theaters, the late Johnny Cash's recording of "Hurt" (originally recorded by Nine Inch Nails) is heard in recent previews for the film Logan featuring the Wolverine character from X-Men.

Open Door Outreach links volunteers, groups

posted: 01/08/2017 2:20 a.m. Discuss

Freddy Hudson brought his long-held love of volunteering with him when he moved to Little Rock in late 2009.

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posted: 01/07/2017 1:51 a.m. Discuss

It's a new year and I'm hoping to cultivate some good habits that will help me save money around my home. Any suggestions?

Paper Trails: PAPER TRAILS: Little Rock woman wins 11-month cycling competition; TV shows feature Arkansans

posted: 12/25/2016 6:44 a.m. Discuss

TRADING FEET FOR SEAT: Canyon-SRAM Corp. -- an acronym for the names of the bicycle component company's founders, Scott, Ray and Sam -- recently announced its Zwift Academy winner.

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posted: 12/24/2016 1:54 a.m. Discuss

I'm having a New Year's Day brunch in my home for the first time and want my space to be the best it can be for the gathering. What advice do you have for me?

PAPER TRAILS: Arkansas missile silo film Oscar list finalist

updated: 12/19/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

ON THE LIST: Command and Control, the documentary film about the 1980 Titan II missile silo accident in Damascus, is one of 15 finalists being considered for an Oscar nomination as the best feature documentary. The film, by Robert Kenner, was based on the book by Eric Schlosser. It was the opening film of the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, and its Little Rock premiere was held the same weekend by the Clinton School of Public Service in the Ron Robinson Theater. The film is set to air nationally on PBS in January.

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posted: 12/17/2016 1:54 a.m. Discuss

I'm dealing with piles of leaves in my yard and worrying about all the debris such as acorns, pine needles and small twigs that are hiding in and filling up my gutters. Do I have to clean the gutters, or is this a chore I can put off for a bit longer?

PAPER TRAILS: Arkansas natives to air 2 films at festival; UA senior wins T-shirt design competition

updated: 12/12/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! Arkansas is being represented by at least two filmmakers on the first day of the renowned Sundance Film Festival in late January in Utah. Amman Abbasi of Little Rock set his debut feature film Dayveon in Arkansas. The film tells the story of a 13-year-old who joins a local gang in a rural Arkansas town. Abbasi earlier worked extensively with Craig and Brent Renaud. Other Arkansans involved in the film's production include director and Little Rock native David Gordon Green. Meanwhile, North Little Rock High School graduate Adam Sobel has a film, The Workers Cup, which takes a look inside Qatar's labor camps. In those camps in the film, migrant workers from Africa and Asia are in the midst of constructing the 2022 World Cup facilities, and they take part in their own soccer tournament. Sobel currently lives in Chicago.

Nutcracker tradition returns to Little Rock

posted: 12/10/2016 2:57 a.m. Discuss

The magic of the season twirled, leapt and bounded into downtown Little Rock on twinkle toes in a lush and dreamy production of of Ballet Arkansas' The Nutcracker amid the backdrop of a gleaming-new, state-of-the-art renovated Robinson Center Performance Hall. More than 100 youngsters from more than 60 schools took part in the state's largest production of The Nutcracker.

Christmas in a crunch

posted: 12/10/2016 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Frugal yet festive. Those on tight budgets may wonder whether the two can combine for a happy holiday, but with a little creativity it's possible.

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posted: 12/10/2016 1:54 a.m. Discuss

I am going to entertain overnight guests -- relatives and friends who live out of state -- during the Christmas holidays. Got any tips for a stress-free experience?

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