Miss Kitty's Saloon closed recently after its landlord opted not to renew the lease. Times photo intern Matt Amaro was on hand the final weekend to capture photos of the last drag performances. See his photo slideshow below. Longtime performer and advocate Sandy Sarlo (Justin Case) was also there. He offers a behind-the-scenes look at what its like to perform.
“Dralion’s” most cohesive quality is that of absurdity on display, set against eastern percussions, operatic soundscapes and new age melodies. Wobbly dragon-lion fusion creatures traverse lengthy seesaws, rolling giant balls underfoot. An acrobat unfurls from the sky in a breathless free fall of red ribbon and spin, and later, the stage becomes a glowing magical lantern of fragile, fantastic silhouettes.
Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families has been sounding the alarm on the potential lapse of ARKids benefits for some 100,000 children in the state if families fail to renew their coverage under new federal eligibility requirements.
Police were called today to the Mitchell Williams law firm just after 9 a.m. after State Treasurer Dennis Milligan and lawyer Luther Sutter got into an argument. Milligan accused Sutter of of pushing him in the chest.
"The Democrat-Gazette calls Courtney Goodson 'the ultimate insider,'" a male voice ominously intones. "Italian getaways, enriching trial lawyers — call Courtney Goodson and tell her to fight for Arkansans, not trial lawyers."
Courtney Goodson has announced the endorsement of the NRA in her race for Siupreme Court chief justice. The endorsement by a special interest group with intense interest in ongoing court cases raises many questions, even as it adds a proven vote-getter to Goodson's side of the ledger.