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Jul 23
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Professional Bull Riders to compete at Verizon Arena

Verizon Arena will be the third stop on the BlueDEF Velocity Tour on February 21 of next year at 7 p.m. 70 tons of dirt are brought in for each PBR event and seven semi trucks are ...
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Jul 23
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Quiz: Where to 'cue?

In the South, it seems you’re never more than a 10-minute drive away from barbecue. And in central Arkansas, that holds especially true. From pulled pork to ribs to smoked chicken ...
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Jul 23
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Wrestlers set to lay the SmackDown at Verizon Arena

WWE's famous Tuesday event SmackDown will be hosted by Verizon Arena Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. Wrestling fans can delight in the opportunity to see the likes of Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose...
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Jul 23
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Facing the Music: This Week's Music

Here's the music lineup in central Arkansas for this week and weekend:
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Jul 23
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Nate discusses this week's issue on 103.7's The Zone

Nate Olson took to the airwaves to discuss Sync's barbecue issue with The Zone's Pat Bradley.
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Jul 22
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Striving for ’cue excellence

Tricks of the competitive barbecue trade

The trophies at the Riverdale location of Whole Hog Cafe show the central Arkansas-based chain knows about championship barbecue. There are trophies big and small lining the entran...
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Jul 22
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Go west, young barbecue fan

From Malvern to Arkadelphia, there's good barbecue to be had along I-30

What does it take to eat at five barbecue restaurants in four hours? Planning. Plus a laissez-faire attitude toward cholesterol. And a few extra napkins. Though Arkansas barbecue ...
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Jul 22
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A bachelor's in brisket

Hendrix College president has passionately studied smoked meat for a lifetime

It’s a safe bet there aren’t many other college presidents as cool as Hendrix College president Bill Tsutsui. In a profession filled with stuffy, academic types, Tsutsui stands out...
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Jul 22
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Sweet Surprises

Le Pops and The Pie Hole are serving up a sugar high

Man cannot live on pie and ice pops alone. But we’ll sure as hell try. This summer, Little Rock diners can indulge in even more great local desserts thanks to the opening of Le P...
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Jul 22
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Making memories

Fayetteville duo Handmade Moments releases debut record

A sultry duo from the subtle hills of the Ozarks — that’s how the jazz-folk pair of Anna Horton and Joel Ludford refer to themselves as Handmade Moments. The seductiveness of Hand...
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Jul 22
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Curtain rises for Fiddler in Argenta

Since opening in 2011, Argenta Community Theater’s multipurpose facility has served as a venue for concerts, film screenings, special events and more. But once a year, in July, the...
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Jul 22
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Newly renovated fun park offers more entertainment

Getting out and about during the summer months can be a chore. Video games, binge-watching and a device-obsessed culture are working to make the indoors a hot spot for families. In...
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Jul 22
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Quick Picks

Robert Bean is a narrative artist from Little Rock who believes in combining words with images when creating his storyline art. Bean visits the Arkansas Arts Center for a painting ...
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Jul 22
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Sometimes the movie trump the book

By my calculations, I’ve watched Jaws 421 times. This number is a rough estimate, give or take a hundred or so viewings, but I feel pretty comfortable saying I’ve watched Jaws more...
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Jul 22
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Where is our crimefighter?

Keeping criminals in prison a problem in Arkansas

Maybe it’s because I’m the son of a former county sheriff, or maybe it’s because I believe in our law enforcement in this country so much, but law enforcement is the gold standard ...
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Jul 22
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Mike Ross takes a stand for women

Plans protect safety, empower financially

Last week, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross received national attention for his plan to strengthen protections for victims of domestic abuse. In an effort to create a c...
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Jul 16
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Arkansas Bites: Oishi Hibachi + Thai to open in The Heights

The former Cafe 5501 (which was previously known at RJ Tao) is set to return as Oishi Hibachi + Thai, with a tentative opening set for mid-August.
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Jul 15
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Handmade heroes

Local artisans share the processes and inspirations behind their carefully crafted wares

Cyndi Minister admits to an addiction: yarn. Having picked up knitting after having kids, Minister realized she could never find the colors and textures she was looking for in yarn...
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Jul 15
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A band name thing

American Lions debut new name, new sound on new album

Back in early 2012, Conway quartet This Holy House released their debut, 12 tracks titled Love and Hope in the War Times. The collection ranged from the furious, feedback-propelled...
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Jul 15
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A diamond moves across the Arkansas River

Diamond Bear offers a brewpub at new North Little Rock location

Since Diamond Bear Brewing Co.’s beginning, the Arkansas-bred-and-proud-of-it brewery had called Cross Street in downtown Little Rock home. The tiny space was cozy, and brewery tou...
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