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Monday, June 30, 2008

Monday, June 30, 2008 - 19:20:30

Gridley's moves west

Kat Robinson reports from the Arkansas highway: Well, after six months of being empty, the Fudge Factory at Pickles Gap Village is open once more.  Better still, it's also the home of Gridley's BBQ -- a Memphis favorite branching out to Highway 65.  We stopped by on seeing the signs this morning -- and were shocked, SHOCKED that we happened to stumble in on the restaurant's opening day.  No matter.  Though the beef brisket wasn't available yet (it's marinating in its cola marinade) the chicken was smoky and delicious, and any barbecue connoisseur could find a good choice in one of the four sauces we were offered.  We'll be going back -- with my camera -- at some point in the near future.  The picture, by the way, is from my little cell phone.  Amazing technology, cell phones..

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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Saturday, June 28, 2008 - 07:09:59

Saturday: Waves on Waves, Graham Wilkinson and more

Waves on Waves. Nashville’s Waves on Waves have been called noir-pop.

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Saturday, June 28, 2008 - 07:08:17

Saturday To-Do: Arkansas GLBT Film Festival

ARKANSAS GLBT FILM FESTIVAL12 p.m., Easy Street. Donations.The Arkansas Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Film Festival kicks off on Saturday at noon with “The Golden Age of Broadway,” a documentary about the musical comedies, and their stars, that made Broadway what it is today.

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Friday, June 27, 2008

Friday, June 27, 2008 - 13:29:47

For-sale

This is the 21st Century, people!We've come to a point where kooky words can be written and, on the same day, t-shirts can be designed and up for sale.

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Friday, June 27, 2008 - 12:47:11

I missed the jackass?

Let's make t-shirts.   In case you missed it, Philip Martin is still huffing over my 24 word jab about the grade he gave "The Love Guru."

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Friday, June 27, 2008 - 06:32:16

Friday To-Do: Cool Shoes

COOL SHOES10 p.m., Downtown Music. $5.Here’s a slogan I can get behind: “Brought to you by dance music and cheap beer.” That’s the tag for Cool Shoes, the regular dance/art party that man-about-town TJ Deeter is hosting.

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Friday, June 27, 2008 - 06:12:19

Friday: Brad Williams, Sean Rock, Chris Denny and more

Brad Williams. Salty Dogs frontman Brad Williams and local singer/songwriter Sean Rock each perform solo sets at Studio Joe, 8 p.m., $3.

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Friday, June 27, 2008 - 06:08:59

Friday To-Do: Foamfest

If only FOAMFEST5:30 p.m., River Market Pavilions. $22-$30.The four keys to maximizing your Foam Fest experience: Eat a big lunch, make sure you’re hydrated, recruit 10 friends and line up a sober bus.

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Friday, June 27, 2008 - 06:00:08

Friday To-Do: Kyoto Boom / Browningham

Browningham. KYOTO BOOM / BROWNINGHAM9:30 p.m., Sticky Fingerz.

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Friday, June 27, 2008 - 06:00:00

Friday To-Do: Reel Stories

REEL STORIES7 p.m., Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, Petit Jean. $10.Like my homie Derek Jenkins always says, film is a medium made by a lot of people, for a lot of people.

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 23:11:52

Chocolate. Beautiful Chocolate.

If you are like me, a candy bar just won’t cut it. My dad says that I’m a food snob, but I just don’t think that he understands me. Luckily for me, a new store in the River Market, Cocoa Belle does.

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Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 16:26:08

Adding a little spice to your life just got easier.

If Donnie Ferneau could bottle whatever it is that he does to food that makes it so darn yummy, he could be a millionaire.

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Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 09:50:45

Thursday To-Do: Eclipse Glasses

ECLIPSE GLASSES8 p.m., Arkansas Flag and Banner. $5.What would you say if I told you that you could hear new, sure-to-be-compelling local music and support a good cause all in the same three hours?

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Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 09:44:38

Thursday: The Gettys, Blacklist Royals and more

Local collective Bear Colony should pack in the young folks at Vino’s. Gentleman Auction House and An Orangutan open, 8:30 p.m., $7.  Our bad.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 - 11:50:23

Arkansas blueberries

Julie Woolfolk, who took this photo for her own blog, graciously shares it with us, too.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 - 16:59:09

OA Best of and DVD

  The Oxford American "Best of Issue" is out July 1.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008 - 16:34:53

Tuesday: Denny Malone, Magic Hassle, Girl in a Coma and more

Denny Malone. Austin indie-folk-rocker Denny Malone is at White Water with American Princes side-project, Magic Hassle and local singer/songwriter Mandy McBryde, 10 p.m., donations.At Sticky Fingerz, Texas' Girl in a Coma, which has opened for the likes of Frank Black and the Pogues, plays an angsty brand of alt-pop, 9:30 p.m., $5The Arkansas River Blues Society celebrates its 24th anniversary with a big ol' blues jam at Juanita's, 9 p.m., $5.

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Monday, June 23, 2008

Monday, June 23, 2008 - 16:22:38

Bossa Nova brunch: It's boss

Brunch to me is a big deal. It’s less like an ordinary meal and more like a mini-vacation.

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Monday, June 23, 2008 - 16:04:44

Monday To-Do: 999 Eyes Freakshow

999 EYES FREAKSHOW10 p.m., Juanita's. $10 adv., $12 d.o.s.Those who recall with twisted fondness or wracked nerves the phenomenon known as the Jim Rose Circus on the 1992 Lollapalooza tour or Nine Inch Nails' 1995 Downward Spiral tour are well advised not to miss 999 Eyes Freakshow.

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Monday, June 23, 2008 - 15:21:55

A Midsummer Night's Trip

  When he's not opining about sports as A Boy Named Sooie, Times columnist Derek Jenkins is a huge movie geek.

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