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Abbi's tearoom is steeped in warming atmosphere

November 7, 2018
Abbi's tearoom is steeped in warming atmosphere
Tea and empathy. /more/

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An Arkansas blues crossword puzzle

November 7, 2018
An Arkansas blues crossword puzzle
Whether it's the gospel blues, the jump blues, Delta blues, electric blues or otherwise, Arkansas has been a vital incubator for the sound. /more/

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Max Brantley

For the teachers and for Kurrus

Events in the Little Rock School District prompt me to say more about the Little /more/

Gene Lyons

Addled

Among other eccentricities, I do not possess a smartphone and have never wanted one. It's bad enough that I spend my working hours flitting around the internet like an over-caffeinated sparrow without carrying Google in my pocket. /more/

Pearls About Swine

Any better?

November 7, 2018
The dismissal of Bret Bielema mere minutes after Arkansas Razorbacks' 2017 season finale was neither surprising nor totally unwelcome across the Razorback landscape. Fans had grown weary of what they perceived to be a coach well out of his so-called element, this godforsaken Yankee lummox who couldn't manage tight games and espoused a football philosophy that was completely incongruous with conventional "norms" of the Southeastern Conference. /more/

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Monday, November 12, 2018 - 14:09:00

Tax task force proposals benefit, surprise, corporations and the top 1 percent

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A new report emphasizes the obvious: Recommendations by a task force studying state taxes would benefit corporations and the 1 percent the most, while raising the tax burden on the poor. The proposals not only are unfair, they'd likely cripple the state budget.

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Monday, November 12, 2018 - 13:44:00

Monday: The open line and daily news roundup


The open line and daily news roundup on a dreary state holiday.

 

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 13:09:00

Hunter kills 72-year-old woman he mistook for a deer

40/29 reports from Johnson County on the shooting death of a 72-year-old woman.

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Friday, November 9, 2018 - 14:34:00

No Small Talk, Ep. 32: Charlie Hunter

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This week, we make some recommendations and talk with Charlie Hunter,

a brilliant jazz and blues guitarist whose long career has led him to a modified seven-string guitar, and his approach to collaboration means his live recordings are often peppered with the sound of his own laughter. He’s at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater tonight as part of the Arkansas Sounds series, that’s at 7 p.m., admission is $10, and you can find tickets at arkansassounds.org.



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Friday, November 9, 2018 - 11:34:00

Verizon Arena to be renamed in 2019

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  • STADIUM CROWDS: Fans wave hands and cell phones at a Keith Urban concert at Verizon Arena earlier this month.

Verizon Arena announced today that the naming rights to the 18,000-seat venue in North Little Rock have been secured by Simmons Bank. The arena will be renamed in 2019.


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Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 10:03:00

LRCVB in talks with live Nation to produce concert series at First Security Amphitheater

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  • LIVE NATION AT THE RIVERFRONT: Live Nation is in talks with the LRCVB to produce a concert series at First Security Ampitheater.

Last week, mammoth concert promoter Live Nation reported its best financial quarter ever, Billboard reports. In late 2019, a portion of that revenue could be garnered from bookings at the First Security Amphitheater in downtown Little Rock's Riverfront Park.

The Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau is negotiating with Live Nation to be the exclusive booking agent for the amphitheater after the LRCVB got the go-ahead from the Little Rock Advertising & Promotion Commission. The plan is for Live Nation to produce at least five concerts per year at the venue. Gretchen Hall, LRCVB President & CEO, said it would probably take several more weeks before an agreement is reached. The agreement would be the first of its kind since the LRCVB took over the venue's operation in November of 2009. (Up until that point, the venue was managed by the City of Little Rock's Parks & Recreation Department.)

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Looking for a hot and a cot in Little Rock

November 7, 2018
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Is Arkansas's work requirement rule working?

November 5, 2018
Is Arkansas's work requirement rule working?
Federal Medicaid agency says Arkansas needs better plan to evaluate work requirement. /more/
 

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