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Apr 24
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Down but not out: One year later Vilonia still rebuilding from monster tornado

Heavy rain and lightning enveloped Lauren Morrow’s car as she sped home from her job at Chenal Health and Fitness in Little Rock on April 27, 2014. She knew the storm was bad, but ...
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Apr 21
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Concert Review: Fleetwood Mac

Nearly every member of Fleetwood Mac apologized for postponing the scheduled March 11 show at Verizon Arena because of an undisclosed sickness in the band. No one in attendance Apr...
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Apr 21
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Healing Hearts

East End couple finds support through infant’s tissue recipient

Little Eli McGinley’s life only lasted five days. However, a part of him lives on. Eli’s gift of life through the donation of a heart valve helped his parents, Jodie and Jesse McGi...
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Apr 21
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Arkansas Lit Fest

Meet authors while keeping kids busy – and learning

Although tickets to the Arkansas Literary Festival’s headlining speaker, Grammy-nominated writer and director John Waters, are already sold out, there may still be an opportunity t...
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Apr 21
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Community Theater of Little Rock premieres Winning Numbers

Locally written comedy to raise money for organization's 60th season

In January 2014, S. Christopher Boggs took a moment from his day job to pen a Facebook post asking, “What would you do if you won a million dollars?” The Community Theater of Littl...
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Apr 21
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Heading down to the corner

At The Corner capitalizes on downtown breakfast, lunch crowds

Since The Hop Diner closed its doors in November 2014, we’ve had our eye on the corner space at Markham and Scott streets, with fingers crossed that the new occupants would thrive....
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Apr 21
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Spy games

Local author Frank Thurmond’s account of British espionage highlighted at Arkansas Literary Festival

Frank Thurmond got more than a first-class education while studying at the University of Oxford in England in the early 1990s. Thurmond, who grew up in Little Rock, also discovered...
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Apr 21
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Chris Tomlin’s Love Ran Red Tour stops at Verizon

Throughout the past two decades, there’s been no bigger name in the genre of Christian contemporary music than Grand Saline, Texas, native Chris Tomlin. Since 1995, with the releas...
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Apr 21
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Heights Taco nears opening; Ristorante Capeo adds pizza

Heights Taco & Tamale nears opening, adds pastry chef Zara Abbasi Wilkerson, known for her desserts at Natchez and 109 & Co., has been added to the talent at Heights Taco & Tamale...
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Apr 21
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UAMS researcher aids in study of ‘selfish gene’

The foundation of genetics is still planted in Gregor Johann Mendel’s 19th-century experiments with peas. Through those experiments, our fundamental rules of genetic heredity were ...
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Apr 21
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Clinton throws hat in presidential ring; buzz abounds

Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy for president of the United States in a YouTube video April 12. The video was a collage of Americans of various ages and races, in which Cli...
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Apr 21
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Now is right time for some candidates to bash

Right On: A column by Bill Vickery

I watched a lot of TV in the ’80s. And one of the main themes was this underlying tension between the lead characters. Sam and Diane on Cheers, Maddie and David on Moonlighting, Ma...
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Apr 21
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Republicans need to worry about their primary

The Arkansister: A column by Jessica DeLoach Sabin

In America, “politics” has come to be a term that is synonymous with “consistent bickering and turmoil.” Political parties rarely miss an opportunity to lob attacks at one another....
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Apr 21
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All eyes on Hogs defense at Red-White Spring Game

Going Deep: A sports column by Nate Olson

Not many defensive coordinators were able to pull off what Robb Smith manufactured last year in his first year at Arkansas. The Razorbacks vaulted 66 places in the NCAA rankings to...
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Apr 21
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Motley Crue, Alice Cooper set NLR date

Arkansans’ social-media pleas were heard, and heavy metal band Motley Crue will bring its final tour to North Little Rock on Oct. 8.
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Apr 20

Little Big Town to stop at First Security Amphitheater

Little Big Town, winner of vocal group of the year at Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards, will make Little Rock its town on a concert stop Aug. 30.
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Apr 16
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Turkish Food Festival features kebabs, baklava, more

Got a hankering for some kebabs? You’re in luck because those are just one of the items that will be on the menu at the 2015 Turkish Food Festival on Saturday.
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Apr 14
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Art of revitalization

Artist Matt McLeod’s Main Street mural brings Creative Corridor development one step closer

When it comes to art, Matt McLeod likes working big. If you stroll by the corner of Sixth and Main streets in downtown Little Rock and see the massive brightly colored mural on the...
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Apr 14
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Religious Freedom Restoration Act highlight of legislative session

The regular 2015 session of the Arkansas Legislature will adjourn April 22, and so far the results are, well, all over the place.
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Apr 14
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Youth vs. experience

Tennis greats Courier, McEnroe, Roddick, Philippoussis square off in Little Rock

At 56, John McEnroe isn’t as nimble as he was when he won nine Grand Slam men’s singles titles and was one of the top tennis players in the world. However, the notoriously hot-head...
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