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Friday, August 29, 2008

Friday, August 29, 2008 - 12:53:26

Weekend To-Dos: Grand Serenade and co., Doc Watson and Guitar Shorty

Grand Serenade. GRAND SERENADE/ THE NOBILITY/ ISAAC ALEXANDER8:30 p.m., Sticky Fingerz.

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Friday, August 29, 2008 - 09:37:49

The Weekend: Damn Bullets, Big Silver, Spin Doctors and the Hogs

Busey as Buddy. FRIDAY 8/29Fresh from performing at the Democratic national convention, Chris Denny and the Old Soles perform at Sticky Fingerz with old-time rabble rousers Damn Bullets at Sticky Fingerz, 9:30 p.m., $6.

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Friday, August 29, 2008 - 09:33:51

Friday To-Do: Itals

THE ITALS9 p.m., Revolution. $10.

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Friday, August 29, 2008 - 09:30:39

Friday To-Do: Rodney Block

RODNEY BLOCK9 p.m., the Afterthought. $7.

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Friday, August 29, 2008 - 09:26:02

Friday To-Do: Saving Jane

SAVING JANE9 p.m., Juanita's. $10 adv., $12 d.o.s.You might remember Saving Jane from a few years back.

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Friday, August 29, 2008 - 09:22:04

Friday To-Do: Reel Stories: 'Who Killed the Electric Car'

REEL STORIES: ‘WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR'7 p.m., Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, Petit Jean Mountain. $10.The Rockefeller Institute's film series returns with a recent documentary that examines the origins and demise of the GM EV1, the first modern electric car.

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 09:25:29

Thursday To-Do: Black Stone Cherry

BLACK STONE CHERRY5:30 p.m., Riverfest Amphitheater. Free.On their way to becoming Central Arkansas regulars, Kentucky's Black Stone Cherry return to play Music in the Park, the Riverfest Amphitheater free concert series that Chesapeake Energy, your friendly neighborhood natural gas driller, is bankrolling.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 17:13:51

Cancelled

Eddie Griffin, scheduled to do stand-up at Robinson on Saturday, has canceled. There's no indication of a make-up date.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 15:24:53

Runway gossip

Have you seen this man? Word around the Little Rock fashion community is that Tim Gunn was in town earlier this week to check on Korto Momolu, leading to speculation that she's made the final  cut on "Project Runway," which airs on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on Bravo.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 15:19:34

Revolutionized

Wolf Parade. Downtown venue Revolution has updated its website to add an impressively diverse upcoming slate.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 14:44:20

Last Night: Dylan

Earlier flamboyance. Anyone secret a picture from last night?

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 11:35:23

FYI

I got hassled last night on my way into the Dylan concert, and then again in the comment box below, for not plugging the show on Rock Candy.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 11:07:27

If you happen through Crawfordsville...

A back room mural at Uncle John's. ...stop in at Uncle John's.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 10:59:38

The restaurant business is hard

A Hillcrest tipsters reports that following a staff meeting last night, the coffee house and restaurant Laughing Moon shut down this morning.After previously shuttering its dine-in operation, Bennett’s Market and Catering has closed its Rock Creek Square storefront to focus exclusively on contract catering.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 10:56:58

Sim's moving?

Update: A man working behind the counter of the 33rd location confirmed that the restaurant was planning to move into a "nicer place" nearby, likely before Thanksgiving.Sims BBQ has applied to the Capital Zoning District Commission for a conditional use permit for 2415 S. Broadway.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Tuesday, August 26, 2008 - 15:21:01

Denny and the Old Soles at the convention

I've got a little ways to go in Photoshop. The Arkansas delegation to the Democratic National Convention will be treated to the singular warble of North Little Rock's own Chris Denny and his crack backing band, the Old Soles, tonight in Denver.

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Monday, August 25, 2008

Monday, August 25, 2008 - 18:09:59

The Weekend in review: Oblivian, Stuart and fingertips

Similarly outfitted, but less rockin'. Ideally, this kind of thing would come early in the day, but today's been full with paper-related duties, so better late than never:Damn fine: Friday, I caught the tail end of the Thomas Jones Duo at White Water.

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Friday, August 22, 2008

Friday, August 22, 2008 - 14:54:38

Last Night: The Log!

Imagine this, but cloudy. Movies have been good to Kenny Loggins.

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Friday, August 22, 2008 - 14:47:58

Update: Aisha's

AISHA'S We made two wrong assumptions about this new location in North Little Rock. First, we thought the restaurant had closed the Little Rock location and moved north of the river.

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Friday, August 22, 2008 - 14:06:10

Coming soon: Taziki's Greek Fare

Longtime restaurateur and former state Rep. Jim Keet, in partnership with his sons Tommy and Jake, hopes to open Taziki's Greek Fare mid-September in the Cantrell Heights Shopping Center.

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