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Jan 27
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Concert review: Florida Georgia Line

There aren’t many country music concerts where you’ll hear covers of Eminem, Meghan Trainor and Wiz Khalifa songs. That’s why some purists won’t claim Florida Georgia Line as count...
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Jan 27
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Stories behind metro slayings

A 15-year-old high school cheerleader, an 86-year-old grandmother, a well-known local musician, mothers, fathers, children, siblings, friends and neighbors. These are the 54 indiv...
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Jan 27
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LR boxing champion Taylor tows wins, troubles

Little Rock native and champion boxer Jermain Taylor, 36, has had a successful career that includes winning an Olympic bronze medal in 2000 and multiple title belts. But over the p...
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Jan 27
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Shovels & Rope take ‘less is more’ approach

American folk duo Shovels & Rope take the idea of “less is more” to the musical extreme. Guitarist and vocalist Cary Ann Hearst and every-other-instrument-player Michael Trent hav...
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Jan 27
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All that jazz

Sweetgrass Jazz & Blues Cafe serves Southern favorites

Located in a building at the corner of Markham and State streets, which has seen a rotating cast of restaurants over the years, Sweetgrass Jazz & Blues Cafe — which opened in Septe...
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Jan 27
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The Root takes home grant; Samantha’s Tap Room opens

Restaurant and retail news

Just a month after taking home a $25,000 prize on HLN’s Growing America: A Journey to Success, The Root Cafe has another reason to celebrate. The SoMa restaurant received a $150,00...
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Jan 27
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A labor of love

Local romance novelist Mandy Harbin has published more than 20 books and sets her latest release in Mayflower

Writing has been a passion for Mandy Harbin for decades. After years of juggling a family, a career and school, she now writes for a living. After getting married young and earnin...
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Jan 27
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Bill seeks academic research exemption to state Freedom of Information Act

A bill sponsored by Rep. Dan Douglas, R-Bentonville, would create an exemption to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act for ongoing academic research if passed.
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Jan 27
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Private option: A work in progress

The Arkansister: A column by Jessica DeLoach Sabin

Much to the dismay of many far-right-wing conservatives in Arkansas, Gov. Asa Hutchinson has thrown some temporary support behind the private option and has requested that it conti...
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Jan 27
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Coaches, governors and play calling

Right on: A column by Bill Vickery

It’s always struck me as funny that the biggest Arkansas political issue of the past two election cycles, Arkansas’ conservative take on Medicaid expansion — the private option — s...
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Jan 27
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Hill just the latest recruit to draw fans’ ire

Going Deep: A sport blog by Nate Olson

I first experienced it in 2002. That’s the year former Warren High School wide receiver Bret Smith spurned a University of Arkansas football scholarship offer to attend the Univers...
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Jan 27
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Quick Picks: Whirling Dervishes, pizza, beer, science and more

Top events in the central Arkansas metro

Celebrate a collaboration between Moody Brews and Damgoode Pies with this Moody Brews debut at Damgoode Pies’ 6706 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, location. There will also be $2 pizza...
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Jan 26
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Miranda Lambert to headline NLR concert Feb. 27

Tickets go on sale Friday

Verizon Arena officials released this morning the news that Miranda Lambert will visit the North Little Rock venue in February along with special guests Justin Moore, RaeLynn and J...
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Jan 23
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CALS announces Lit Fest lineup, more spring programs

On Thursday afternoon, the Central Arkansas Library System invited local media to join them for a multimedia announcement of the system’s programming for the spring. Among the plan...
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Jan 23
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Movie review: Comes an aristocrat, mustache flaring

Mortdecai might as well be called The Johnny Depp Movie, because its preening star, wearing an ascot and a walrus mustache that becomes a tiresome running joke, is the whole show. ...
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Jan 22
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Sync editor Nate discusses the Jan. 21 issue of Sync on 103.7 The Buzz

Nate discusses this week's issue, including the Republication takeover of the state government, Lost Forty Brewing and more on 103.7 The Buzz.
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Jan 20
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Arts Center announces 30 Americans exhibit to open in April

The Arkansas Arts Center announced Monday that an exhibit called 30 Americans will open April 10 in the center’s Jeannette Edris Rockefeller and Townsend Wolfe Galleries.
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Jan 20
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The road to red

Arkansas’ Republican dominance years in the making

As Gov. Asa Hutchinson took the oath of office Jan. 13, Arkansas entered a new political era. In 2012, Arkansas Republicans took control of the state Legislature for the first tim...
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Jan 20
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An Arkansas first

Leslie Rutledge, the state’s first female attorney general, talks about her critics, making history

Leslie Rutledge made history Jan. 13 when she was sworn in as Arkansas’ first female attorney general and first Republican elected to the post since Reconstruction.
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Jan 20
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Florida Georgia Line bring blend of country, rap to Verizon

It’s easy to classify duo Florida Georgia Line as a country band. Their songs have seen significant play on country radio stations across the country, and there’s no denying that t...
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