posted: 05/19/2013 4:37 a.m.
STAMP OF APPROVAL: The U.S. Postal Service will release its stamp honoring country-music legend Johnny Cash on June 5 at the Grand Old Opry in Nashville.
posted: 05/18/2013 3:21 a.m.
I live in a 1920s bungalow with small bedroom closets not much bigger than the width of the closet door. Physically enlarging them is simply not an option. Do you have any tips or tricks regarding how I can make the most of the limited space?
posted: 05/16/2013 3:22 a.m.
A classic children’s fairy tale is being plucked off the page and brought to the stage by Arkansas Festival Ballet.
posted: 05/12/2013 4:32 a.m.
HEADING HOME: Major League Baseball Hall of Famer and Little Rock native Brooks Robinson is helping preserve and renovate Lamar Porter Field, the historic ballpark where he played during his youth.
posted: 05/11/2013 3:11 a.m.
I’m ready to do some spring cleaning and spruce up my house. I’d like to give the exterior a good cleaning. Is pressure washing a good route to take? And if so, what’s the best way to do so?
posted: 05/11/2013 2:57 a.m.
For many busy moms, dads and working professionals, increasingly more time is being spent on the road in the family car, SUV or truck.
posted: 05/05/2013 3:53 a.m.
DESIGNING WOMAN: Little Rock area jewelry designer Kari Bryde has been chosen as a finalist in Belk’s 2013 Southern Designer Showcase Competition.
posted: 04/28/2013 4:21 a.m.
ROCK STARS: Mineral Explorers, a locally produced TV series that debuted on AETN earlier this month, airs again at 2:30 p.m. today.
posted: 04/27/2013 3:08 a.m.
Home, sweet home. Our nest, our haven. The place where we feel the safest and wrap our protective arms around our families. But in times of disaster, natural or man-made, our little corner of the world can quickly be turned upside down.
posted: 04/27/2013 2:58 a.m.
I am expecting my first baby soon and I want to start organizing and decorating the nursery. I’ve been given a second-hand natural oak rocking chair and a white painted crib. Can I mix the two colors and textures and, if so, what style should I choose for the changing table and dresser? How do I go about coordinating all of this?
posted: 04/27/2013 2:43 a.m.
A disaster supplies kit customized for those on the road should also be prepared and left in a vehicle to assist those who may become stranded.
posted: 04/27/2013 2:41 a.m.
Once a home emergency supplies kit is assembled, be sure to maintain it so the contents within are safe when they are needed, and place them where they are easy to find.
posted: 04/24/2013 1:46 a.m.
Each year, more and more baby boomers are inching closer to retirement. And during a down economy in a society where many spend more than save, a shadow of doubt and fear is cast over what once was regarded as life’s golden years.
posted: 04/23/2013 2:41 a.m.
Will Jessica keep her baby? Will Mike discover Mary has been cheating — with his evil twin? And will Brittany ever find her long-lost father? For the answer to these questions and more, tune in tomorrow! The evolution of the daytime serial television show is a long, convoluted story fraught with drama, intrigue, joy and sorrow. The twisting tale of how soap operas have evolved through the years is well … like a soap opera.
posted: 04/23/2013 2:35 a.m.
In addition to the classic daytime soap operas, prime-time television soaps — a serial with a large ensemble and prolonged story arcs rather than self-contained episodes that wrap up in an hour — have been around just about as long as television itself.
posted: 04/21/2013 3:57 a.m.
MUSIC ON MAIN: Oxford American magazine is launching a new restaurant and performance space within its downtown Little Rock locale, where Juanita’s was previously located for decades on South Main.
posted: 04/20/2013 3:11 a.m.
I have noticed there is a quarter-inch space between the wooden floor in my dining room and molding trim at the base of the wall. It’s also like that on the other side of the wall in the kitchen between the tile floor and the bottom wall trim.
posted: 04/14/2013 4:10 a.m.
Legendary Nashville producer and songwriter “Cowboy” Jack Clement, chosen last week to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, has some sweet Arkansas memories that inspired him to write at least one song about childhood days in Newport.
posted: 04/14/2013 4:06 a.m.
Country superstar George Strait filled the house with 17,036 on Friday night during his stop at North Little Rock’s Verizon Arena. The sold-out central Arkansas show was a part of the first leg of Strait’s The Cowboy Rides Away Tour. The two-year tour is billed as his farewell tour, sort of.
posted: 04/13/2013 3:15 a.m.
My teenagers are not as gentle with my kitchen counters as I would like them to be and the counters are beginning to look worn. I would like to revive them. What should I know before I begin and how should I go about doing this?
posted: 04/13/2013 2:55 a.m.
With the arrival of spring — and mowing season — now is a great time to open up that garage or backyard shed and restore order to that jumbled array of winter storage woes.
posted: 04/13/2013 2:41 a.m.
Country superstar George Strait filled the house with 17,036 on Friday night during his stop at North Little Rock’s Verizon Arena.
posted: 04/11/2013 2:38 a.m.
Your Mama’s is bringing it on home.
posted: 04/07/2013 4:10 a.m.
Historic-home owners often find themselves researching their homes’ history, and discover not just a tale of timber and bricks but a richer one of the people who resided within.
posted: 04/07/2013 2:57 a.m.
Forest Delano Roosevelt Ferguson was 8 years old in 1941 when he settled down on the stone hearth in his family’s farmhouse on Blockade Hill in Augusta, picked up a black ink pen and a piece of paper and began his fireside chat with Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the president of the United States.
posted: 04/07/2013 2:41 a.m.
“It’s a fascinating job,” Kirsten Strigel Carter says of her work at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, N.Y.
posted: 03/31/2013 4:01 a.m.
RISING STAR: If fans of HBO’s show Girls think they’ve seen that 6-foot-3 male star who portrays Adam Sackler around central Arkansas, it’s because they might have.
posted: 03/30/2013 3:18 a.m.
I hope you can answer a question that I have had for 30 years. I have an oddly shaped room that ranges from a cathedral ceiling over the dining room portion down to a 7½ -foot high ceiling in the adjacent TV room.
posted: 03/24/2013 3:29 a.m.
COUNTRYSIDE: Vince Gill is set to headline the third annual Johnny Cash Music Festival on Aug. 17 in the Arkansas State University’s Convocation Center at Jonesboro. The 7 p.m. show, hosted by Cash’s siblings, Tommy Cash and Joanne Cash Yates of Nashville, also will feature Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers and Jimmy Fortune of the Statler Brothers. Tickets go on sale April 1 at www. tickets.astate.edu, www.johnnycashmusicfest.com, and (888) 278-3267.
posted: 03/24/2013 2:44 a.m.
Photographer Willie Allen left the Arkansas Gazette in 1960 to join United Press International.
posted: 03/17/2013 3:28 a.m.
WONDER WOMEN: This past week’s Live with Kelly and Michael featured four finalists in the show’s search for “unstoppable moms” and one, Katie Broadus, is an Arkansan.
posted: 03/16/2013 2:48 a.m.
With spring approaching, I am planning several dinner parties. I am looking for helpful hints and tips to help guide me in my planning process.
posted: 03/12/2013 2:58 a.m.
There is no place anything like this place, anywhere near this place, so this must be the place.
posted: 03/10/2013 5:23 a.m.
Some days remind us how fragile and fleeting life is, how today could easily be our last.
posted: 03/09/2013 3:03 a.m.
I want to turn the extra bedroom in my home into my office, which will also be used as an occasional guest bedroom. How can I make this space as efficient for work as possible?
posted: 03/09/2013 2:54 a.m.
A little warm-up exercise can help make spring cleaning a less-daunting, less-dreaded task.
posted: 03/03/2013 3:56 a.m.
POSTMARKED: Country legend Johnny Cash will soon be honored with a U.S. stamp in a “Music Icons” series, reports Rolling Stone magazine. Cash, born in Kingsland and reared in Dyess, died in 2003. The stamp debuts this summer.
posted: 02/24/2013 3:41 a.m.
ONE MAN’S TRASH: At Catholic High School in Little Rock, the annual Junktique sale is a storied tradition drawing shoppers from far and wide.
posted: 02/23/2013 3:01 a.m.
This year, I have resolved to get organized around my home — and stay that way. What advice do you have for me?
posted: 02/23/2013 2:52 a.m.
The Historic Arkansas Museum in downtown Little Rock is preparing to host a 21st-century seminar at which Honest Abe himself might feel right at home.
posted: 02/19/2013 2:25 a.m.
The Capitol Cafe, tucked away in the basement of Arkansas’ Statehouse, is a quiet, unassuming dining nook. The low-key atmosphere could easily lead one to believe it’s just an everyday, ordinary cafeteria.
posted: 02/17/2013 3:56 a.m.
BLOG BLUNDER: Little Rock-based freelancer Suzi Parker landed all over the Internet last week after mistaking a satirical news story about Sarah Palin as the real deal.
posted: 02/16/2013 3:03 a.m.
I have recently noticed I need to turn my shower faucets past their usual positions to get the same level of hot water. But when I run only hot water, it still feels just as hot as before. Does this mean my water heater is wearing out? Or is it just the winter weather making the water more cold than usual?
posted: 02/09/2013 3:01 a.m.
For many of us, subtlety rules when it comes to decorating our home’s interior. Emerald green walls in the living room? Get real. Tangerine in the dining room? Forget it.
posted: 02/09/2013 2:50 a.m.
I like tackling projects around my house myself, but dealing with electricity worries me and causes me to pause. What steps can I take to be as safe as possible when dealing with electricity?
posted: 02/09/2013 2:42 a.m.
Welcome to a new feature offering advice on how to organize and declutter your home, an ongoing struggle for many.
posted: 02/09/2013 2:38 a.m.
Designer and author Elaine Ryan challenges some established interior design beliefs in her Elaine Ryan Home Decorating Kit: Everything You Need to Know to Become Your Own Interior Designer ($69.95), which includes a 158-page guidebook, two fansets of color samples, a grid board and reusable furniture shaped stickers for creating floor plans, a booklet about designing a child’s bedroom and another in which Ryan questions popular design beliefs.
posted: 02/09/2013 2:37 a.m.
Each December, Pantone — a company best known for setting the standards to uniformly help render color across several platforms, most notably printing but also in paint and fabric — releases its annual prediction for the new year’s most popular colors.
posted: 02/03/2013 4:16 a.m.
HOT STUFF: To celebrate the forthcoming 60th anniversary of Ray Bradbury’s classic novel Fahrenheit 451, Simon & Schuster held a contest to design a new cover for it.
posted: 02/03/2013 3:09 a.m.
As the founder and owner of a medical supplies company, Kevin Lamb understands the importance of health-related organizations such as the American Heart Association of Central Arkansas.