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Monday, November 30, 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009 - 15:13:14

So, Soup.

Don't let the idea of turning out a great soup startle you.  Kathy Webb of Lilly's DimSum Then Some is serving up a heaping lot of knowledge on all things soupish Wednesday night from seven to nine with a class on liquid sustenance.  She'll be demonstrating the art of Asian Soup Making with six different varieties, including Hot and Sour and Sweet Potato.  You get to take home the recipes, too.  The class is $45 and will be held in the event room at Lilly's.  Call (501) 716-2700 or drop an email for more information. 

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Monday, November 30, 2009 - 14:27:30

Fill Your Pantry.

Any cook on your holiday list is going to be splendidly happy with a gift from War Eagle Mill.

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Monday, November 30, 2009 - 11:21:59

Monday To-Do: Malcolm Holcome

MALCOLM HOLCOMBE9 p.m., White Water Tavern. $5.Malcolm Holcombe comes from the Blue Ridge Mountains — Weaverville, N.C., just outside of Asheville.

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Monday, November 30, 2009 - 10:11:09

Spice Is Nice.

The problem with any gift guide, just about, is that there's a limit you have to consider.  Space has a way of being just a little too tight to fit everything in.  That's all right, though -- since the wonder of the Internet gives us the power to include more right here in the ether.

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Monday, November 30, 2009 - 09:31:03

OA celebrates release of new Arkansas-focused music issue today

It doesn't hit newsstands until tomorrow, but you can get the Oxford American's 11th Annual Southern Music issue at Cajun's today.

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sunday, November 29, 2009 - 18:36:34

We've lost the Juggalos

Insane Clown Posse. If you're not in the habit of trolling Rock Candy's comment section, let me point you to Robert Bell's scathing review of Insane Clown Posse's recent concert at the Village.

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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Saturday, November 28, 2009 - 13:52:00

Saturday To-Do: Big Silver / Love Ghost

BIG SILVER / LOVE GHOST9 p.m., White Water Tavern. $5.The dozen or so dudes playing White Water on Saturday represent the most prolific side of Little Rock pop music.

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Saturday, November 28, 2009 - 13:41:51

Saturday To-Do: Ear Fear

EAR FEAR9 p.m., Village. $5.So far this year, 607's landed a song on, one of the most influential DJ blogs in the indie world; appeared on a panel with industry bigwigs at Harvard Law School's Black Law Student Association's spring conference, and guest-starred in a Russian rap video.

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Saturday, November 28, 2009 - 13:37:51

Saturday To-Do: Thanks for the Laughs Comedy Tour

Bruce Bruce. THANKS FOR THE LAUGHS COMEDY TOUR8 p.m., Robinson Center.

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Saturday, November 28, 2009 - 12:55:46

Saturday To-Do: Brian Posehn

BRIAN POSEHN9:30 p.m., Juanita's. $20 adv., $23 d.o.s.Brian Posehn's been a dork for 30 years.

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Friday, November 27, 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009 - 15:21:09

Don't Pass on Pie.

  I recall holiday gatherings from my youth when relatives would spend hours cooking up their specialties, and how I and my cousins could reap the supreme benefit of a family full of cooks.

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Friday, November 27, 2009 - 10:09:49

Friday To-Do: Hayes Carll

  HAYES CARLL9:30 p.m., Sticky Fingerz. $15.

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Friday, November 27, 2009 - 08:29:47

What To Do With The Turkey.

The ideas and recipes are flowing in.  Norma Bates contributes Thanksgiving Pizza to the mix.  It appears to be a delightful, quick-and-easy application.

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009 - 21:14:47

Leftover Land.

So, what do you do with your leftover turkey?  One suggestion, a recipe of mine on the jump for Smoked Turkey & PurpleHull Peas.  I started cooking up my peas with smoked turkey in an effort to recall the glory of ham in the family pea pot.  What I discovered was even better.  Recipe on the jump.

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Thursday, November 26, 2009 - 09:28:26

The Gift That Gives... Twice.

What’s the best gift for the person who loves Arkansas food? A gift that not only feeds the recipient but also feeds hungry Arkansans.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 15:44:09

Last night: Tigercity

Tigercity, somewhere else. TigercityNov., 24, Sticky FingerzA friend once assured me that hipsterdom was moving past its characteristic ironic appreciation of the banal, plastic and wearily commercial.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 13:54:47

With Relish.

Still time to contribute your Thanksgiving recipes... and even post-Thanksgiving suggestions (I've already received a few).  On the jump, Kay Brockwell's recipe for Cranberry Salad. 

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 13:45:40

15-year-old beat-boxer, lots of other people beat Kris Allen at the charts

Not a great start for Kris Allen's burgeoning career as a pop star. His debut sold 80,000 copies in its first week, the lowest first-week number ever by an "American Idol" winner.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 11:52:11

Wednesday: Jonathan Wilkins, Epiphany, Grand Buffet and more

Grand Buffet. At White Water, Jonathan Wilkins and Brother Andy & His Big Damn Mouth, both backed by full bands, share a bill, 10 p.m., $5.The O.D. is a jam-packed local hip-hop showcase at Cornerstone that features just about everyone: Epiphany, 4X4 Crew, DK & Soulja T, Kwestion, Da Saw Squad and more, 8 p.m., $10.More white rappers making jokes: The long running duo Grand Buffet returns to town to play a bill with local noise act Ginsu Wives and the Super Smashed Brothers.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 09:41:50

Wednesday To-Do: Chris Denny and the Natives

CHRIS DENNY AND THE NATIVES9 p.m., Sticky Fingerz. $7.It's the 10th edition of Sticky Fingerz' Wild Turkey Wigout, an annual pre-Thanksgiving get-down, where the club gives away some turkeys and everyone gets cozy with family and friends in town for the holiday.

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