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Friday, November 30, 2007

Friday, November 30, 2007 - 15:52:03

Cancellations

Bad news for all y'all biding your time before work ends to go grab your rain coat and yuck it up with Gallagher through "hilarious" songs and fruit smashing.

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Friday, November 30, 2007 - 14:25:37

Suga City ink deal with Koch

After months of speculation, local rap duo Suga City has secured a distribution deal with Koch, a national indie label, who put out albums by folks like Jim Jones, UNK and Styles P. Long affiliated with local collective Conduit, the duo, which includes Arkansas Bo (L) and Goines (R), is aiming for a mid-08 release, according to Conduit head dude Epiphany.

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Friday, November 30, 2007 - 13:56:57

George Strait returns

George Strait, who set Alltel's attendance record with more than 18,000 last year, returns to the arena on Sat., Jan. 12.

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Friday, November 30, 2007 - 10:05:20

Friday To-Dos: Hip-Hop Coup and 'Keely and Du'

HIP HOP COUP8 p.m., Vino's. $5.

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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 22:24:52

Irrational Dislikes

I was pondering what to post on my first entry on good ole Eat Arkansas, and after much thinking I decided that nothing says "hello" (and party) better than cake.

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Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 16:47:39

Thursday To-Do: Aids Benefit

Also: We got this info after deadline. Chris Denny is headlining a benefit for the Arkansas Aids Foundation tonight at Revolution, 8 p.m., $5.

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Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 16:38:49

Endorsements

  I'm done with this super-pitch-corrected, Roger Troutman shit, but this is pretty undeniable.

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Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 16:07:51

Thursday To-Do: R. Kelly

Linkage in preparation for tonight's R. Kelly show:My short sex-obsessed preview story.The complete "Trapped in the Closet" hip-hopera.A breathless review of the opening show on the "Double Up Tour" in the New York Times.

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Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 15:54:04

The lowdown on Velo Rouge

As we reported on Eat Arkansas last week, Velo Rouge Brasserie has opened on the corner of President Clinton Ave. and Cumberland, in the space that once housed Nu.

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Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 10:26:25

Thursday To-Do: Chris Cagle

CHRIS CAGLE9 p.m., the Village. $15-$30.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Wednesday, November 28, 2007 - 14:16:43

Afternoon waster: Tons-o-folk

Resident web troller David Koon points us to  hundreds of recordings, lyrics and sheet music of folk songs collected in Missouri, Oklahoma and (mostly) Arkansas between 1956 and 1976 by musicologist Max Hunter.You've got your murder ballads: "Naomia Wise" and "Long Black Veil."  Your stories of tragedy on the high seas:"Titanic" and "Remember the Maine."

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Tuesday, November 27, 2007 - 14:52:17

"Shotgun Stories" nominated for Independent Spirit Award

Jeff Nichols' debut film "Shotgun Stories," was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award today. The drama, which was filmed in Pulaski and Lonoke counties, landed in the John Cassavetes category, which awards directors, producers and writers of feature films made for under $500,000.

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Sunday, November 25, 2007

Sunday, November 25, 2007 - 18:27:22

Flight of Fancy

Flying high at Central-We're diving in!-Mrs. Belly gots the club-I gots the Chili Cheeseburger-It may be a bit off the beaten path- but you can't beat the ambience or the cheeseburger.   The food is very good here, and so is the service.   By all means- go out of your way.Tell us about your out of the way place.

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Sunday, November 25, 2007 - 06:57:38

Velo Rouge

Lindsey invited opening weekend comments on the new Velo Rouge Brasserie at Markham and Cumberland and an Arkansas Blog reader Jenny Robertson has provided a detailed report.

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Friday, November 23, 2007

Friday, November 23, 2007 - 15:12:16

Cheesecake shot

Says reader Kelly Hight: Thanksgiving should have been a golden opportunity for beaucoup de food photos... but when I reached for a camera, I closed on a fork instead - and never looked back.   So attached is the only shot I got -- the pumpkin cheesecake.

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Friday, November 23, 2007 - 07:39:00

Happy leftover day!

Hey, some people like to shop, I like to eat.We'll be eating on this one for a day or two.Breakfast of champions- 2 1/2 to 3 c. leftover stuffing or 1 pkg.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Wednesday, November 21, 2007 - 10:23:38

For those about to smoke

We salute you.Considering smoking a turkey?  The folks at the Sauce Company in the heights are here to help.I'm probably going with the pecan wood chips myself, mainly because I'm stuffing it with pears and apples.   I don't want to overdo it with fruitiness.  As a friend told me recently, less is more with turkey.Anybody else smokin?

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007 - 09:17:04

Thanksgiving Eve To-Dos: Big Silver/Jim Mize, Wild Turkey Wigout and Rodney Block

BIG SILVER / JIM MIZE9 p.m., White Water Tavern. $5.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 - 13:35:56

High on the hog

Yum. Jenny Robertson submits the photo and provides the commentary:

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