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B.B. King is butter to the Biscuit Blues Fest.

Anthony Fletcher, M.D. Georgetown University

Fred Meadors, M.D. Baylor College of Medicine

Ali Krisht, M.D. Emory University

Kathleen Sitarik, M.D. Duke University

Carlos Roman, M.D. Tulane University

Lowry Barnes, M.D. Harvard

John Brizzolara, M.D. University of Arkansas

QUALITY PHYSICIANS HELP MAKE A QUALITY HOSPITAL You can tell a great deal about a hospital by the physicians who choose to practice medicine there. The superior quality, extensive training and outstanding reputation of the physicians who practice here is yet another reason you should choose St. Vincent.

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n It looks like the day many anticipated when Alltel was sold to Verizon in 2008 is getting here. The company has given a yet-to-be-determined number of highertier workers in Little Rock an ultimatum: relocate to other Verizon hubs out of state or face the ax. Verizon employees have told Arkansas Times that as many as 300 high-salary employees could be affected, with most of them asked to relocate to New Jersey, Texas, Illinois or Georgia. A Verizon spokesperson disputes that number, but wouldn’t specify how many have been asked to relocate. Accounts have been trickling into our newsroom since the last week of August, when the employees were informed. Lucie Pathmann, public relations manager for Verizon’s south central region, called the move a realignment of network teams, adding that it’s something that’s happening throughout the company. Pathmann said that the number of those asked to relocate is “significantly smaller” than the 300 we’d heard, but refused to be more specific. The employees involved all work at the company’s Little Rock office at 1 Allied Drive near Riverdale. “I don’t know how many will choose to relocate and how many will not,” Pathmann said. “We’re waiting hear back from those employees, so really I don’t have a ballpark number. We’re just not going to get into specifics.” Those who choose not to make moves will receive severance pay. Alltel once employed 3,000 in Little Rock. Verizon at one point said it had hoped to employ 2,000, an original estimate of 1,300 having been increased by call center jobs.

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Times that try men’s skoals n Given the bleak election outlook, liberals have a good reason to turn to drink. If you’d like to do that in company of like-minded folks, Little Rock has an affiliate of Drinking Liberally, an informal social group where progressives get together periodically to talk and commiserate and plot for better days. It meets at 6 p.m. the second Thursday of each month (that’s Sept. 9) at Khalil’s at 110 S. Shackleford. Go to for more information and a place to sign up for notices of Arkansas-specific meetings.

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n Little Rock National Airport has made it easier to leave the airport. It has installed machines in the terminal that allow you to pay for parking in airport lots before you get in LITTLE ROCK NATIONAL AIRPORT: Making your car. In theory, this leaving easier. should speed your way out of the parking lots and avoid being trapped in payment lines at ticket booths. The Exit Express service allows payment by credit card when you insert your parking ticket. There are two locations – one across from Bag Belt 5 and the other near the escalators at the end of baggage claim.

n Circuit Judge Mary Ann Gunn of Fayetteville has become something of a local TV celebrity by broadcasting her drug court on local public access channels. It apparently drew the attention of a commercial broadcaster in California interested in broadcasting the court nationally. Gunn sought advice from the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee and got quite a surprise. The committee, Judge Mary two retired judges Ann Gunn and a law professor, said not only was a tie-in with a for-profit company for national broadcast a bad idea, it also had many reservations about her existing broadcasts. Drug court is supposed to divert offenders — many youthful — from criminal proceedings, but the committee noted records of their court appearance are preserved forever on film. Once in that setting, the committee said, defendants and witnesses are reluctant to exercise their right to object to cameras. Wrote the committee in a 3-0 decision: “Does the taping, releasing to the general media and televising of drug court proceedings involving troubled and unfortunate individuals in a ‘number one’ ranked television show promote public confidence in the integrity of the judiciary? We think that the answer is that it does not.” Gunn said she “respected” the advisory opinion. At press time, she was still weighing whether to continue the local broadcasts. Drug court next meets Sept. 13.

8 The right to hunt

Does hunting really need constitutional protection? Yes or no, voters will get a chance to decide. — By Doug Smith

8 Science and the

West Memphis Three

With oral arguments looming on requests for new murder trials for the West Memphis Three, a new debate has emerged on DNA evidence in the case. — By Gerard Matthews

10 Fall fun

Ride the Arkansas Times blues bus to Helena. Or, if that’s not your speed, we’ve got the full list of all the other entertainment highlights of fall. — By Lindsey Millar and John Tarpley

Departments 3 The Insider 4 Smart Talk 5 The Observer 6 Letters 7 Orval 8-18 News 20 Opinion 23 Arts & Entertainment 39 Dining 45 Crossword/ Tom Tomorrow 46 Lancaster

Words n “Coach hopes for better from fraught receiving corps.” Fraught with what, one might ask. Butterfingers? Typically, fraught (“full of; accompanied by”) takes a with, and typically what you’re fraught with is something you’d rather not have. (“The halls are fraught with bullies.”) But increasingly these days we see fraught used by itself, meaning something like “distressed, troubled.” (“Leghorn tries to right a fraught campaign.”) I don’t like this usage, but that’s never stopped one before. n Speaking of hoping for better, the normal sequence is good, better, best. The opposite is bad, worse, worst. A sportspage report that “Woods shot the worse score of his career” was out of order. But there’s one notable exception. Logically, we should say “If worse comes to worst.” 4 SEPTEMBER 9, 2010 • ARKANSAS TIMES

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But we don’t. The standard form is “If worst comes to worst.” Who can explain it, who can tell you why? n “$40.2 million to aid state’s direst schools.” As with fraught, this is an odd use of dire (“causing or involving great fear or suffering”). We don’t usually think of a school as being dire, though a specific problem at the school may be. “The school is in dire need of additional funding.” “The school is direly understaffed.” Rudolf Flesch was not fond of dire in any sense. He wrote in 1964 “Dire

is a word that doesn’t belong in the 20th century.” Maybe it’s making a comeback in the 21st. n “Two top Cabinet ministers have voiced concern about the government’s accelerated expulsions of Roma, also known as Gypsies, to their home countries.” Iris Rizom writes, “Why can’t they still be just Gypsies, like they always have been? Do I have to sing ‘It’s just the Roma in my soul’?” Wikipedia says the plural Roma has been in use in English since the 19th century. I’m not sure why we needed another name for this ethnic group, but there may be an element of political correctness. The verb gyp (“cheat, swindle”) is derived from Gypsy, and is supposedly a commentary on the group’s lifestyle.

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The Observer and Spouse two churches we’d never seen or heard of, spent the Labor Day weekend painting one in a little white clapboard house, the Junior’s bedroom. (Yours truly will surely other next to it, a large new brick affair, set suffer for the statement above, given how amid older homes. We turned east on Sixth Street toward little we actually helped.) Junior’s bedroom has been a sickly music we could hear. We thought it was green for going on five years now — call it coming from a shiny Cadillac parked in “vomit� — a color made even more unflat- the drive in front of an old two-bay garage, tering by the dark woodwork and doors. but it was coming from a stereo system at Last weekend, buoyed by the prospect of the back of the neat, mostly empty strucan extra day of leisure and one less day of ture, a space obviously made for socialtoil, we pushed all The Kid’s stuff to the izing. Outside the garage, potted plants middle of the room, threw down a drop stood in a neat group, each poised atop an overturned fruit basket or a cube of wood. cloth and got started. Did The Observer mention how much We were wondering about the plants when we hate painting? We start fine, but fade our dog started sniffing the grass. Bang! A side screened door to the house quickly. By the end of any painting job, we’re doing a pretty good impersonation opened and a man came out waving his of those kids in the fence whitewashing hands, Off the grass! Off the grass! He was older man with a grizzled competition at Tom beard and an expression Sawyer days in Hannibal, Junior’s that was more exasperMo., slathering it on with bedroom has ated than angry, like we no mind for runs, drips or been a sickly should have known better. errors. Our lovely bride, however, is a machine, and green for going We apologized, showed him our plastic bag that pressed on. When she was on five years we’d intended to use if we done 12 hours later, the now — call it needed it and he shook his woodwork was a creamy head and said that wasn’t white and the walls a shade “vomit� — a the problem. He pointed bluer than sky. Spouse was color made to the screen door and said liberally covered in both even more there was a Rottweiler hues from hairline to foot. behind it “and he’s trained Scrub as she might, when unflattering to stay on the grass so he we went visiting on Labor by the dark [our dog] has to stay in the Day, and people asked what woodwork and street.� We complimented color she painted the room, him on his ability to train she held up her elbows, one doors. his dog to stay in the yard blue, one off-white. “See?� and he nodded and headed she said, and her smile was brighter than anything you’re going to find back to the house, yelling to someone in the house that he’d taken care of things. at Sherwin-Williams. We’d hoped the compliment, which we really meant, would start a conversaThe Observer has lived in Little Rock for many decades, and so we tion. We wanted to ask, “Why are each of are surprised when we find ourselves on a your potted plants on pedestals? How long street we’ve never been on. That’s the way have you lived here? Do you entertain in it is when you’ve lived in a place longer the garage? What’s the story with the tiny than half its neighborhoods have existed, church around the corner?� There was when your own neighborhood was once something really fascinating about this near the city limits. You figure you’ve seen old man, who wasn’t angry but insistent, who made us feel stupid for letting our it all. So we found ourselves walking down dog walk on his grass but not insulted. We Valentine Street early Sunday with the wanted to tell him we’d lived for nearly old dog, who now gets to go wherever 60 years in Little Rock, but had never she wants and won’t go wherever she been on his street. He probably wouldn’t doesn’t want anyway. She wanted to go have given a damn, but he’s old and south on Valentine toward the interstate, we’re old and it would have been nice to up a hill we’ve never gone up and past compare notes.

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The Democrat-Gazette has seen fit to assault U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln three times in less than a week on their editorial page. This level of repetition surpasses a mere pattern and might be deemed an obsession. Obsessive folks can be dangerous because they tend to ignore facts that don’t concur with their fixations. Newspaper editors who probably would not recognize a plow if it opened a furrow on their writing desks simply lack credentials on this topic. Yet, they hold forth to be experts on farm policy and the programs designed to accomplish that policy. Contrary to ignorance-based opinions, farm programs were not designed to make farmers wealthy. They exist to ensure that the nation has an adequate supply of food and fiber products. They do provide a safety net to producers of the major commodities that are the base of the world’s food supply but that net certainly does not guarantee a profit. I would defy any editor or other farm program critic to name another national food and farm policy initiative that has delivered the benefits to a society like our U.S. farm policy does. Senator Lincoln understands this. Many editors do not. Criticizing Senator Lincoln for standing up for a segment of her constituents that suffered severe crop damage from weather disasters in 2009 is not only unfair, it’s suspicious because critics have relied on editors at the Washington Post and the New York Times to advocate against Arkansas producers. Why? Why would a native give credibility to a big city editor far removed from the farm in an effort to harm their home state industry of agriculture? Seeking an answer to that question is liable to cause me to fall into the paranoia pit and it’s already crowded with tea baggers. From the farm community, I say bless you Miss Blanche and please don’t let the naysayers wear you down. You did us proud by being a Senator doing what a Senator should! Harvey Joe Sanner Des Arc

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In all the discussion of lethal injection protocols, no one has focused on the supplier of the key component, the drug sodium thiopental. Hospira Incorporated, the only supplier of the drug in this country, has been unable to obtain the active ingredient for the drug and apparently will not make new shipments until 2011. Kentucky Gov. Steven Beshear has held off signing two death warrants because his state’s supply of the drug expires Oct. 1. The Oklahoma Department of Corrections

recently tried to substitute another drug for the sodium thiopental for the execution of Jeffrey Matthews. His attorney challenged that substitution and a federal judge stayed the execution. Arkansas uses essentially the same protocol for lethal injections as Kentucky. Maybe now is the time for a moratorium on execution in our state while we review the death penalty to see if it is effective public policy. David L. Rickard Little Rock

Pulaski school woes

The parents, grandparents, guardians and others should be appalled at the leadership of the Pulaski County Special School District. The bell times were not well thought out and caused more problems than the solutions intended. The Board has not shown fiscal restraint with Board members who have not repaid funds to the district. The Board has made a debacle of its attempt to replace the Pulaski Association of Classroom Teachers as a bargaining agent for teachers with a personnel committee voted down by over 80 percent of the teachers. If the loss of 1,000 students this year is correct, that equates to roughly a $6 million shortfall. How does the District make up that much of a shortfall, while paying legal fees to fight the recognition of PACT? I can only hope the voters go the polls and I can only hope that the incumbents are defeated. I can also only hope that those elected do a better job and help restore some legitimacy to the second largest school district in the state. I’m sure the legislative audit committee is reviewing all of this and will ask about it in September when the PCSSD is due to report back to them. The only people happy about the turmoil in the PCSSD are the Little Rock School District Board and administration. Richard L. Moss Jacksonville

The ‘strong’ mayor

LR doesn’t have a strong mayor system of government. It has a hybrid mayor system, the only one that I can find in the U.S. LR is in the middle, almost all of the cities smaller than LR have a city manager and almost all of the cities larger have a strong mayor. A strong mayor runs the board meetings, sets the agenda, can vote in a tie (if given the power), has the power of veto and can direct hiring authority over all city departments. In the current system, the LR mayor runs the board meetings, sets the agenda and can only vote in a tie. The current structure has the board hiring two positions, the city attorney and the city manager. The city manager has direct authority over all city departments, except the city attorney’s office. Now, look at how at-large city directors came into being. That happened in 1957. The at-large city directors were created to disenfranchise a certain segment of the population in 1957. We tried to restore the

direct ward system, some 14 years ago, but kept three at-large positions. The three at-large directors will always follow the money (business interests), because that is where they draw the most support ($) for reelection. With at-large directors in tow, 2/5 of the city population and two ward tied city directors can rule the entire population of the city. The people of Little Rock need to understand what type of city government that they have. Then accept what they have or change it. I think a strong mayor and ward tied city directors would give the accountability needed to force the city’s fathers to address the problems that face the citizens. Joe Busby President, Little Rock Neighborhood Connections

The mosque debate

The enormous debate over the building of an Islamic Cultural Center near what used to be the Twin Towers of the New York Trade Center troubles me greatly. It seems tied to at least two other issues that are also debated of late: The personal religion of President Obama and the First Amendment to the U. S. Constitution. The proposed building of the center has been likened to placing a Japanese pagoda or symbol at the site of the bombing of Pearl Harbor or a Nazi symbol at the Holocaust Memorial. Well, anyone who would use those comparisons needs to go back to school. The bombing of Pearl Harbor was the work of the Japanese Empire, a nation state, and the horror of the holocaust was the work of the Third Reich, a nation state. As horrible as the bombing of the Trade Center was, it was NOT the work of a nation state or a religion. It was the work of a few fanatical individuals who have no allegiance to anything but what they concoct as their brand of whatever. They seem to wish to ally themselves with some form of Islam, but they are not representative of the religion of Islam. Those who make this association need to read and learn about Islam and perhaps get to know a few Muslims. This may shock many readers, but the few Muslim friends I have are some of the most Christ like people I have ever met. The personal religion of President Obama: He refers to himself as a Christian and that is good enough for me. However, if he is, indeed, a Muslim, so what!!! The First Amendment gives all of us that right. I quote: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” So, could we now lay these debates to rest and get on with solving the critical issues of the day: Education, the economy, the deficit, immigration, etc. Brenda Ball Tirrell Hot Springs Village

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The UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS. News that a federal grand jury is looking into financial transactions at the school during the presidency of Lu Hardin guarantees those old stories won’t disappear any time soon. STATE REP. BILL ABERNATHY. While still sitting in the legislature, the Mena lawmaker struck a deal to become a lobbyist for two-year colleges when term limits end his legislative career in January. This is more than an appearance of conflict of interest. CIRCUIT JUDGE MARY ANN GUNN of Fayetteville. She’d envisioned taking her drug court, already televised locally, to a national audience. A judicial ethics advisory committee said that was a terrible idea and, furthermore, said she should reconsider making a show even locally of drug defendants seeking rehabilitation and clean records. How can they do that with indelible video proof of past transgressions? SHILOH CHRISTIAN. Karma is a bitch. The private school, whose powerful football team has angered foes in Arkansas by running up the score, got a taste of its own medicine in a nationally televised Labor Day game in Cowboy Stadium in Dallas against Euless Trinity, a much larger high school. Final score: Euless 80, Shiloh 26. And it wasn’t even that close. ALSO

Jefferson Thomas, a member of the Little Rock Nine, died in Columbus, Ohio, of pancreatic cancer. He was 67, a retired Defense Department accountant and a combat veteran of Vietnam. It was only 53 years ago that it took federal troops to get him through the doors of Central High School. 8 september 9, 2010 • ARKANSAS TIMES

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New trial may hinge on DNA statute McDaniel ‘dodging and weaving’ on law, attorney says. By Gerard Matthews

n On Sept. 30, the Arkansas Supreme Court will hold a hearing to determine whether Damien Echols, one of the men now known as the West Memphis Three, will get a new trial. Nearly two weeks ago, some of the West Memphis Three’s most famous supporters gathered in Little Rock for “Voices for Justice,” an event to raise awareness about the case and Echols’ hearing. The event was considered a huge success by organizers, but the concert and star-studded press conference that preceded it perhaps overshadowed a key impediment to the three’s efforts to get a new trial. According to Dennis Riordan, an attorney for Echols, the attorney general’s interpretation of the state’s DNA statute, if accepted by the court, will not only keep Echols and co-defendants Jason Baldwin and Jesse Misskelley behind bars, but it also could prevent anyone from ever being granted a new trial based on DNA evidence. “This case has significance far beyond [the West Memphis Three], in terms of Arkansas society and protection of the act, passed this decade in line with all of the wrongful convictions in the country, to have a mechanism by which those convictions can be rectified. That’s what will be at stake at the court proceeding at the end of [this] month,” Riordan said at the press conference. In a brief filed in the case, Riordan argues the attorney general is urging the court to

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RIORDAN: Says if AG is right, no one could get a new trial based on DNA evidence. “interpret the state’s DNA statutory scheme so as to make it functionally impossible for the wrongly convicted to gain relief.” In 2001, the Arkansas legislature passed a law granting post-conviction access to DNA testing for those potentially wrongfully convicted of their crimes. Since then, DNA testing in the West Memphis Three case (the three were convicted in 1994 for 1993 crimes) turned up no trace of the defendants on evidence taken from the crime scene. The DNA evidence did suggest that a hair found in the rope used to tie up the victims belonged to Terry Hobbs, stepfather of one of the victims. Neither absence nor

presence of DNA alone is proof of guilt or innocence. Attorney General McDaniel has argued that using DNA evidence to overturn a conviction could be an unconstitutional conflict with the governor’s clemency power. “Such a request for relief from a criminal judgment without a claim of error in the underlying proceedings,” the attorney general wrote in a circuit court brief, “is a request for clemency, vested in the Governor… The General Assembly cannot delegate this power to the courts without Continued on page 9

Saving hunters from the anti-hunters That’s Amendment 1’s goal. By Doug Smith

n Although the Humane Society of the United States is blamed, or credited, for Amendment 1 being on the Arkansas ballot, the HSUS seems coolly uninterested in the proposal. Asked if the HSUS would oppose the adoption of Amendment 1, an executive of the group, Andrew Page, said, “This is not an issue on which we are working. We view these efforts as inconsequential and merely window dressing for the hunting lobby.” Amendment 1, referred to the people by the legislature, would establish a constitutional right for Arkansans to hunt and fish. Sen. Steve Faris of Malvern, the lead sponsor of Amendment 1 (there

are 42 others), said, “We need to assure that protections that previous generations have had are there for future generations. Nothing is a given anymore.” Faris said that animal-rights groups had succeeded in banning some types of hunting in some states. He mentioned the success of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) in ending dove hunting in Michigan, but it was the HSUS, not PETA, that was involved there. A PETA spokeswoman said her group had done nothing to stop hunting in Michigan or anywhere else. “We don’t lobby,” she said. “We encourage our members to oppose or support things.” PETA is not

planning an anti-Amendment 1 campaign in Arkansas, she said, although “We think these kinds of amendments are silly. Why not a constitutional amendment to shop, or play golf?” Although protection of hunting and fishing sounds like a no-brainer for the Arkansas legislature, it took three legislative sessions to get the measure on the ballot. In previous sessions, there were concerns that the amendment might weaken the state Game and Fish Commission, which has constitutional authority to regulate hunting and fishing, or that it might endanger property rights. Continued on page 9


Continued from page 8 infringing on the governor’s powers.” Aaron Sadler, a spokesman for McDaniel, later said in an e-mail that “the statute can be interpreted consistently with that power when interpreted only to provide a new trial.” Which is all Echols’s attorneys are asking for. “The attorney general’s interpretation of the statute ensures a convicted defendant the ability to establish his innocence. Such proof must be a very high bar, and is not likely to often, if ever, be met in cases like this in which DNA evidence offers little proof either way,” Sadler wrote. But that’s exactly the problem, Riordan says. “If they’re saying they’re not proposing a demise of the DNA statute then they’re dodging and weaving,” he says. “What they say is if you think about it, DNA alone can never ever prove somebody innocent. They say that doesn’t prove someone’s innocence because maybe he was standing next to the guy that actually did it and maybe he’s an accomplice. So, all DNA testing can prove

is that it wasn’t your DNA, it doesn’t mean you weren’t in on the crime. So alone it can never be enough.” The attorney general essentially agreed with this position in a court filing. “The forum the statute provides may well never yield relief due to confidence that the Arkansas criminal-justice system does not convict the innocent…” McDaniel wrote. So who’s right? That will be decided at the hearing. University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law professor Felecia Epps says it comes down to two views that are polar opposites. “The defense, based on the absence of DNA and the presence of the DNA from

other people, want to use the statute to be able to go back and get all the evidence at the trial questioned again, bring in all the things that we’ve heard since this trial went down,” Epps says. “They want to say that under the statute you can do all that. The attorney general wants it the other way and really wants to say, look, you’re limited to what you presented at trial and the only way this DNA evidence would be helpful is if it actually showed that you were not guilty. The language does support the defense when you look at that.” McDaniel says Arkansas still provides meaningful opportunities for defendants to overturn their convictions and that Riordan’s fears are unfounded.

The real question is if the state is so sure of the guilt of these three men, then why not grant them a new trial? The attorney general’s office had no response. “That’s a good question,” says Epps. “Sometimes we’re interested in finality and we make these slippery slope arguments like, if you do this here that’s going to open the door for all kinds of other cases to be re-litigated. And that might be what the legislature intended. In some instances, if a situation isn’t crystal clear, or there’s any ambiguity there, the defense gets the benefit of that. So maybe the defense should get the benefit here and if the legislature thinks that’s not correct, they’ll come back and change it.”

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Continued from page 8 This time, Faris said, “We worked with the Game and Fish Commission, and the NRA [National Rifle Association]. We have a document that doesn’t violate property laws and strengthens the role of the Commission.” Scott Henderson, director of the Game and Fish Commission, sent a letter to the House of Representatives saying the commission fully supported the proposed amendment. A Q&A memo distributed by Faris explained the need for the amendment in Arkansas: “Anti-hunting organizations such as the Humane Society of the United States have an annual budget of over $120 million. Their declared objective is to end all consumptive sporting practices. Through the initiative process, they have succeeded in enacting hunting bans in states considered to be sportsmen strongholds. For instance, three years ago in Michigan, a state with a million hunters, HSUS banned the hunting of doves, the most commonly hunted game birds in America. It’s only a matter of time before these anti-hunting activists, using the state’s initiative process, set their sights on the sportsmen of Arkansas.” Both sides of the issue know that the number of hunters in the population is decreasing. Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Vermont, Virginia and Wisconsin have established a constitutional right to hunt and fish. California and Rhode Island have established a constitutional right to fish, but not to hunt.

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COUNTRY SUPERSTAR: Carrie Underwood plays Verizon Arena on Oct. 12

Fall into some music By John Tarpley


hat a summer, huh? Tornadoes, egg contaminations, exploding oil rigs and political tensions running almost as high as the record heat which, for whatever reason, has it out for Arkansas. It’s got us all ready for the relief that can only come with a change of season. Thankfully, there’s a torrent of great music slated for Little Rock, Fayetteville, Conway and the state at large, ranging from local mainstays (The Moving Front) to divisive megastars (Nickelback), cult favorites (Times New Roman) to bona fide American icons (B.B. King — twice!). Here’s our rundown of the best of what’s to come in the upcoming months. n The music season in Little Rock unofficially kicks off in one of the most sacred music venues in the Holy Land of rock that is Little Rock when Vino’s celebrates its 25th anniversary with two nights of raucous shows. Locals Underclaire and Andy Warr & His Big Damn Mouth (Sept., 17, Vino’s) start off the weekend with a Friday night gig. Saturday, the veterans band together to celebrate when pop-punkers Ashtray Babyhead, Christian death-metal forebears Living Sacrifice, local legends Ho-Hum and many more return to the venue where they got their start (Sept. 18, Vino’s). The long-buzzed Matador Records trio Harlem (Sept. 16, Sticky Fingerz) has long been on the brink of indie-rock success, thanks to its accessible twist on mod-influenced garage rock. The Hold Steady (Sept. 23, Revolution), masters of literate guitar rock, have earned an enormous, dedicated following thanks to their wildly successful, wittily anthemic albums about barhopping, John Berryman and redemption. The sound lies somewhere between genre-defining ’80s college staples The Replacements and the cryptic yelp of The Fall. The next night brings B.R.M.C., or Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (Sept. 24, Revolution), to the same space. Part of the swaggering “garage rock revival” of the early-aughts, the trio combines a sinister brand of pedalheavy psychedelia with a rough-edged rock sound that’s appreciated stateside, but feverishly adored across the pond. The same night, The Village, a hardcore-emo/metal venue on University, takes a turn for the rural with Robert Earl Keen (Sept. 24, The Village), the duke of Texas country who’s influenced virtually every twangy, acoustic singer/songwriter to follow in his wake. Another country music icon, the child-star done good LeeAnn Rimes (Sept. 26, UCA, Conway), is set to perform an afternoon acoustic set as part of the University of Central Arkansas’s Public Appearances series. He’s still rockin’. The most recognizable man in blues, B.B. King (Sept. 23, Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville) brings his famous tenor, not to mention the Lucille, an icon unto herself, to the hills of NorthwestArkansas. Red Dirt country specialist Stoney LaRue (Sept. 24, George’s Majestic Lounge, 10 SEPTEMBER 9, 2010 • ARKANSAS TIMES

Fayetteville) rolls in the next day and long-tenured rootsrock act The Black Crowes (Arkansas Music Pavilion, Oct. 2) ends the AMP 2010 Summer concert series soon after. Since releasing a self-titled debut in 2007, The Moving Front (Sept. 25, White Water Tavern) has maintained an enviable status around town thanks to its quick, politicallycharged blasts of Brit-tinged post-punk. This show marks the release of the outfit’s long-awaited sophomore album, “Everyday Dissonance.” Long in the making, loud in the buzzing, Brasher & Co. are joined by a lineup of guest locals including Velvet Kente mastermind joshua. Critically adored lo-fi trio Times New Viking (Sept. 28, White Water Tavern) make the jump from house parties to proper venue with this, its first show in Little Rock. Michael Franti and Spearhead (Oct. 1, The Village) is the festivalhopping unconventional jam band that infuses its jazzy noodling with hip-hop, funk and folk and is always a sure bet to bring out the hazy-headed masses. A real-life son of music royalty, Hank Williams Jr. (Oct. 2, Verizon Arena), brings

his country-rockin’ outlaw ramble to town. The “Rowdy Friends Tour” is his annual tribute to the armed services. The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (and its new head conductor, Philip Mann) kicks off its new “Masterworks” season with “New World” (Oct. 2-3, Robinson Center Music Hall), which features three pieces from Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin and Czech Romantic Dvorak. “Masterworks” continues with Mozart, Strauss and Mahler in “Titan” (Oct. 30-31, Robinson Center Music Hall) and Beethoven, Ponce and Stravinsky in “Beethoven in Blue Jeans” (Nov. 20-21, Robinson Center Music Hall). The Orchestra also offers the “River Rhapsodies” (Oct. 16-17, Nov. 30, Dec. 7, Clinton Presidential Center) series throughout the fall and will debut the 2010 “Pops Live!” run with “Halloween Spookfest” (Oct. 16-17, Robinson Center Music Hall), a night of costumes, trick-or-treating and tunes from “E.T.,” “Frankenstein,” the “Harry Potter” movies and more. “Pops!” continues the holiday theme Continued on page 14

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My blues


With a big assist from B.B. King, Dr. John and Taj Mahal, Munnie Jordan has the Arkansas Blues and Heritage Festival on the right track.

By Lindsey Millar


rawing name acts has never been a problem for Helena-West Helena’s annual Columbus Day Weekend blues festival. Genre legends like T-Model Ford, Robert Junior Lockwood and Pinetop Perkins have long made regular visits to King Biscuit — as the festival continues to be known to all who love it, regardless of who owns the copyright or the current mouthful of a name. But it’s safe to say that this year’s 25th anniversary festival, Oct. 7-9, is entirely without precedent. Blues god B.B. King opens the three-day concert on Thursday night, and piano man Dr. John and world blues pioneer Taj Mahal follow on Friday and Saturday nights, respectively. The all-star roster came together, according to those close to the festival, thanks to a little bit of scheduling luck and a whole lot of Munnie Jordan, the indefatigable executive director of the festival. Jordan, 67, first headed up King Biscuit from 1992 until 1997, a largely prosperous period for the festival, owing in large part to the arrival of casinos in Mississippi at Tula across the river from Helena and, down the road, at Tunica. Last year, when the Sonny Boy Blues Society found itself in financial disarray, it asked her to return as executive director. “It wasn’t really in my plans,” Jordan said. “I have six grandchildren. But our town depends on the festival. We’re devastated economically down here in the Delta.” Second only to reinstituting careful bookkeeping and budgeting — something she said was ignored in her absence — fund-raising has been Jordan’s chief priority in her second go-round heading the festival. The numbers testify to her success. Last year’s budget was around $300,000, according to Jordan. This year’s is $568,000, she said, with much of the increase going towards entertainment. Katie Harrington, the director of the Delta Cultural Center in Helena-West Helena, which contributed $50,000 towards this year’s main stage, said that Jordan’s tenacity has been key to the festival’s resurgence. “She’s the type of person who has her mind set on certain things, and she’s going to get her way. She’s getting things done.” The expansion of the festival extends beyond the big names. Its footprint extends well beyond the main 12 SEPTEMBER 9, 2010 • ARKANSAS TIMES

stage (the only area that requires tickets; they’re $25 and cover the entire weekend). This year there are five total stages — the main stage, an acoustic stage, an emerging Worldly: Taj Mahal headlines King Biscuit on Oct. 9 artist stage, a gospel stage and the “Bit town in the 19th and early 20th centuries. of Blues” stage, where child acts will perform — as “As we say, it’s ‘where long ago isn’t very far away,’ ” opposed to last year’s three. There’s a barbecue contest. Jordan said. But past glory isn’t always oppressive. A 10K and a 5K. A blues symposium. Helena is steeped in musical tradition. It’s where “We’re adding different things as we go along,” KFFA, the nation’s longest-running blues radio staJordan said. “We want to make it something for the tion was born in 1941. Where Sonny Boy Williamson whole family.” became a hero to future blues heroes — B.B. King, Another festival with a similar motto is a model, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters —with his radio show, Jordan said: “Our goal is to grow like Riverfest.” “King Biscuit Time.” Where Levon Helm learned to That might sound far-fetched for anyone who’s play drums. Where Conway Twitty put together his visited Helena, a sleepy Delta town that’s never found first vocal group. industry to replace the river trade that made it a boomAnd blues fans, arguably the most passionate of music aficionados, know the city’s place in history. Perhaps the world’s most famous blues geek, Robert Plant, has made several pilgrimages. When I interGood luck getting a hotel room anywhere near viewed him recently and mentioned this year’s festival Helena-West Helena with this year’s blues fest headliners, he was practically giddy. line-up. Even securing a spot in the famed “tent The same day I spoke to Jordan last week, four city” that the Helena-West Helena Fire Department foreign journalists — two from the Netherlands, one maintains could be tough this year if you’re not from Germany, and one from London — had requested prepared to take off from work. And driving back media credentials to cover the festival. to Central Arkansas late at night after a day of blues Europeans regularly volunteer and contribute money revelry? Please. towards the festival, Jordan said. With all that in mind, the Arkansas Times has “They give money, honey!” conceived a fourth way. We’ve chartered a bus Jordan, a lifelong Helena resident, sees the festival that will leave at 10 a.m. Saturday morning and as the best thing the city’s got going for it. return after Taj Mahal wraps up his set Saturday “It certainly gives the city an economic boost. It night. On the way, we’ll stop at Craig’s in Devalls gives our community a tremendous amount of pride. Bluff for barbecue and hear a performance, on Everyone — black, white, rich, poor — comes together the bus, from Little Rock’s blues standard-bearer, to make it happen. It’s a real unifying thing for our Bluesboy Jag. community. And it’s fun!” The cost—including the ride, lunch, the on-theIt’s a model she hopes to expand upon. bus concert and a ticket—is $99. Make reserva“My dream is that we can keep this going and build tions — soon, tickets are going fast — by calling the confidence of the whole state, so that we can build 375-2985. on festival weekends throughout the year.”

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Theater fix The Wicked Witch of the West, Eva Peron and Alfred Hitchcock inspire some of the season’s most anticipated stage plays.

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Center Music Hall. One of the longest running shows on Broadway since its debut there in 2003, it tells the back story of the Wicked Witch of the West before Dorothy “dropped” in and spoiled her reputation. Based on Gregory Maguire’s bestselling novel, the play is revisionist storytelling at its best and one of the most highly acclaimed new musicals of recent memory. The Weekend Theater, despite the limitations of its black box space, lacks no ambition this season. “Crumbs from the Table of Joy” (Sept. 10-25), a 1995 drama by Lynn Nottage, is a coming-ofage story about an African-American family in Brooklyn during the 1950s. After that is Kander and Ebb’s jailhouse musical set during Prohibition and Broadway’s most popular revival show, “Chicago” (Oct. 8-24). Its vaudevillian tunes and edgy plot dealing with saucy female criminals might be a challenge for the compact stage of The Weekend Theater, but chances are it won’t disappoint. Returning from the 1920s, the theater’s next show is Bert V. Royal’s “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” (Nov. 5-20), ROBINSON GETS ‘WICKED’: Vicki Noon and which finds the characters of the “Peanuts” comic Natalie Daradich star. strip re-imagined as teens. Because of copyright laws all the names president and her ambiguous relationship have been altered, and it departs from with the Argentine people. The musical the happy-go-lucky innocence of the makes its way back to the Rep after it original concept (at the beginning of first ran there 14 years ago. the play the main character must bury Following that at the Rep is his dead dog). Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” (Oct. 29-Nov. In Conway, UCA’s Reynolds 14), easily one of the most compelling Performance Hall features the musical dramas ever written. Although it has been “Forever Plaid” (Nov. 8) by Stuart adapted countless times to the screen and Ross, about a 1950s boy band that returns lent elements of its plot to many other from the dead after a bus crash and gets a stories, the brooding prince of Denmark second chance to become a musical legis best suited to the stage as he ponders end. If you’re into Hitchcock and inside vengeance and suicide. Shakespeare is jokes, Fayetteville’s Walton Arts Center timeless, and his most tragic protagonist offers “The 39 Steps” (through Sept. hasn’t endured since the Renaissance 19). Patrick Barlow’s farcical take on because he didn’t entertain. the classic thriller by Alfred Hitchcock Shedding a more humorous light on calls for a cast of only four actors and tragic characters that suffer against the throws out plenty of references for audiworld, Celebrity Attractions presents ences to enjoy. “Wicked” (Nov. 3-14) at Robinson hat with the heat, this summer was a good one to spend in movie theaters. Fingers crossed, fall will be a bit more temperate, although that shouldn’t keep you from indoor entertainment — especially something more highbrow than Hollywood. The season’s theater offerings are an even better excuse than 100-degree weather to give up a few hours in a dark, air-conditioned room. Misunderstood characters are best pitied on the stage, and sympathetic theatergoers this fall will not be disappointed. The Arkansas Repertory Theater opens its 35th season with Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice’s “Evita” (Sept. 10-Oct. 3), the story of Eva Peron’s rise to fame as the wife of a strongman



Continued from page 10 in the yule with “Home For the Holidays” (Dec. 17-19, Robinson Center Music Hall). Jesse Malin (Oct. 5, Vino’s) offers up his reformed-punk style of acoustic folk rock that’s sent him on continent-hopping tours. A cousin in spirit, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists (Oct. 7, Vino’s), returns to town, as well. As beloved an indie act as you’ll find, their sound is a fresh mishmash of clean power-punk and driving folk. Love ’em or hate ’em, Nickelback (Oct. 10, VerizonArena) have been an inescapable force on the radio for years due to their gruff, posturing modern-rock. They’re followed by brighteyed, American Idol country-pop megastar Carrie Underwood (Oct. 12,VerizonArena). In Helena, the King Biscuit Blues Fe … ahem, the Arkansas Blues and Heritage Festival (Downtown Helena, Oct. 7-9) celebrates its 25th year with a muscled lineup highlighted by B.B. King, Dr. John, Taj Mahal, Bobby Rush and many, many more. Creators of one of the biggest rock hits of the ’90s in “The Freshmen,” The Verve Pipe (Oct. 12, Juanita’s) throw it back for the nostalgists in town, while mainstay of the decade — albeit one whose career spans much further on both sides of the naughties — Chris Isaak (Oct. 12, Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville) plays his sultry style of traditional rock and roll right up the interstate. If you’re having trouble getting into the Halloween mindframe, perhaps two generations of shock-rockers could lend a hand when Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper (Oct. 21, Verizon Arena) get gory with their notoriously theatrical stage show. Portland, Ore., experimental folk rockers

Blitzen Trapper (Oct. 15, Revolution) have enjoyed a near-decade of success with a string of diverse, rolling compositions. Another indie-folk outfit, Dawes (Oct. 24, Sticky Fingerz), has also earned its fair share of accolades for sun-kissed California country; it returns to Little Rock again with another band on the brink of big-time success, The Romany Rye, a rambling, harmonic act backed by a cast of longtime Little Rock musicians. Cello and violin-laced, high energy Ra Ra Riot (Oct. 29, Revolution) keeps it sugary with sincere naïf-rock. Fresh off of winning Best Song at the Oscars, new golden boy Ryan Bingham (Oct. 27, George’s Majestic Lounge, Fayetteville) returns to bring Arkansas another dose of his twangy don’t-call-it-country folk stylings. November ushers in the 63rd Annual Ozark Folk Festival (Nov. 4-6, Eureka Springs) in the autumnal mountains of Carroll County; the town welcomes a gang of singer-songwriters including Lyal Strickland, Kim Richardson, Rebecca Loebe, Raina Rose and more. Since stepping into the national spotlight as the 13-year-old frontman for Radish, a mid-’90s indie rock act, Ben Kweller (Nov. 9, Juanita’s) has stayed strapped to a guitar, steadily churning out music and making at least one slack-rock classic in 2002’s “Sha Sha.” For those looking to kick-start their folk music with a bit of party-ready singalong, The Felice Brothers (Nov. 14, Sticky Fingerz) may be just the trick with their stomping harmonies and liberal dose of accordion. Even more twang goes upstate when the Mountain View Bluegrass Festival (Nov. 11-13, Ozark Folk CenterAuditorium) returns with Paul Williams, Louisiana Grass, Blue Highway and more in Mountain View.

fall arts calendar LITTLE ROCK EVENTS OCT. 7: Festival of Wines 2010. A fund-raiser for the American Heart Association, featuring over 600 wines from around the world. 6 p.m., $60 adv., $75 d.o.e. Dickey-Stephens Park, NLR. 379-1198, americanheart. org/lrwinefestivalheartball. OCT. 8-17: Arkansas State Fair. Livestock, rides, rodeo, music and everything else under the sun. $5 parking, $4-$8 gate admission. Arkansas State Fairgrounds. 3728341, OCT. 16: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The annual 5K run/walk to raise funds for breast cancer research. Starts at Second and Broadway at 8 a.m. 202-4399, OCT. 16: Tale of Two Farms Pumpkin Fest. Music, drinks and dinner to benefit Oxford American and Heritage Poultry Commission. $300/couple, $200/individual. P. Allen Smith Garden Home. OCT. 16-17: Harvest! Festival. Hayrides, food and craft beer. $10$25. Wildwood Park for the Arts, 20919 Denny Road. 821-7275, OCT. 23: Little Rock Mud Run 2010. The annual sloppy 5K, full of sloppy obstacles. 9 a.m., $20 REMEMBERING REVOLUTION: Miguel Angel adv., $35 d.o.e. Two Rivers Park. Covarrubias’ gouache of a seated Mexican woman is part OCT. 28: Big Boo!-seum of the “A Century of Revolution: Mexican Art since 1910” Bash. A museum-hopping night exhibit at the Arkansas Arts Center. The exhibit, part of of storytelling, games and prizes. Various locations. 376-4781, littlethe Arkansas Mexico 2010 commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Mexican revolution, features art from the OCT. 28: Gala For Hope: “An Evening with Al Green.” A celeUniversity of Texas at Austin by Covarrubias, Diego Rivera, bration of Arkansas Baptist College Jose Clemente Orozco, Jose Guadelupe Posada, Manuel and its impact on the community, Manilla, Arnold Belkin, Pedro Coronel, Jose Luis Cuevas, highlighted by a performance by the reverend. 6 p.m., $250. Rocio Maldonado, Julian Galan and others. The show runs Statehouse Convention Center. through Nov. 21. 539-0913, OCT. 29: “An Intimate Evening World.” 8 p.m. Sat.; 3 p.m. Sun. Robinson Center Music with Charlaine Harris.” The Arkansas Center for Hall, Markham and Broadway. 666-1761, arkansasthe Book hosts a night with the author behind Sookie Stackhouse. 7 p.m. 682-2874, arkansasreads2010. OCT. 5: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s “River Rhapsodies.” 7 p.m. Clinton Presidential Center. DEC. 4: Big Jingle Jubilee Holiday Parade. 3 666-1761, p.m., downtown Little Rock. OCT. 7: Randy Rogers Band. 8:30 p.m., $18. DEC. 4: 18th Annual Jingle Bell Run. A 5K sprint Revolution, 300 President Clinton Ave. 823-0090, by Santas and exercising elves to benefit the Arkansas Arthritis Foundation. 664-7242, arkansasjinglebellrun. SEPT. 24: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. 8 p.m., com $15 adv., $20 d.o.s. Revolution, 300 President Clinton Ave. 823-0090, FILM OCT. 5: Jesse Malin. 8 p.m., $10 adv., $12 d.o.s. OCT. 13: “La Rosa Blanca,” Arkansas Arts Center Vino’s, 923 W. 7th St. 375-8466, Mexican Film Festival, 6 pm. reception, 6:30 p.m. OCT. 7: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists. 7 p.m., showing. 372-4000. $13 adv., $15 d.o.s. Vino’s, 923 W. 7th St. 375-8466, NOV. 10: “Los Albaniles,” Arkansas Arts Center Mexican Film Festival, 6 pm. reception, 6:30 p.m. OCT. 10: Mountain Heart. 7 p.m., $25. Wildwood showing. 372-4000. Park for the Arts, 20919 Denny Road. 821-7275, MUSIC OCT. 10: Nickelback. 6 p.m., $55.90-$80.35. Verizon SEPT. 23: The Hold Steady. 8:30 p.m., $18. Arena. 800-745-3000, Revolution, 300 President Clinton Ave. 823-0090, OCT. 11: Rogue Wave. 8:30 p.m., $12 adv., $14 d.o.s. Revolution, 300 President Clinton Ave. 823-0090, SEPT. 24: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. 8:30 p.m., $18 adv., $20 d.o.s. Revolution, 300 President OCT. 12: Carrie Underwood. 7 p.m., $35.50-$55.50. Clinton Ave. 823-0090, Verizon Arena. 800-745-3000, SEPT. 24: Robert Earl Keen. 8:30 p.m., $21 adv., OCT. 12: The Verve Pipe. 8 p.m., $12 adv., $15 d.o.s. $25 d.o.s. The Village, 3915 S. University. 570-0300, Juanita’s. 1300 S. Main St. 374-3271, OCT. 15: Blitzen Trapper. 8:30 p.m., $12 adv., $20 SEPT. 25: The Moving Front record release show. d.o.s. Revolution, 300 President Clinton Ave. 823-0090, 10 p.m. White Water Tavern, 2500 W. 7th. 375-8400, OCT. 16-17: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s SEPT. 28: Times New Viking. 10 p.m. White Water “Halloween Spookfest!” 8 p.m. Sat.; 3 p.m. Sun. Tavern, 2500 W. 7th. 375-8400, Center Music Hall, Markham and Broadway. watertavern. 666-1761, OCT. 1: Michael Franti and Spearhead. 9 p.m., OCT. 21: Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper. 7 p.m., $25 adv., $28 d.o.s. The Village, 3915 S. University. $48.25-$59.30. Verizon Arena. 800-745-3000, ticket570-0300, OCT. 2: Hank Williams Jr. 7 p.m., $35.15-$149.45. OCT. 24: Dawes, The Romany Rye. 7:30 p.m., The Village, 3915 S. University. 570-0300, thevillage$10. Sticky Fingerz, 104 Commerce St. 372-7707, Continued on page 16 OCT. 2-3: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra: “New

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Continued from page 15 OCT. 29: Ra Ra Riot. 9 p.m., $15. Revolution, 300 President Clinton Ave. 823-0090, OCT. 30-31: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s “Titan.” 8 p.m., Sat.; 3 p.m. Sun. Robinson Center Music Hall, Markham and Broadway. 501-666-1761, NOV. 3: The Appleseed Cast. 9 p.m., $10. Juanita’s. 1300 S. Main St. 374-3271, NOV. 9: Ben Kweller. 9 p.m., $15 adv., $17 d.o.s. Juanita’s. 1300 S. Main St. 374-3271, NOV. 11: The Felice Brothers. 8:30 p.m., $10 adv., $12 d.o.s. Sticky Fingerz, 104 Commerce St. 372-7707, NOV. 20: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s “Beethoven and Blue Jeans.” 8 p.m. Sat.; 3 p.m. Sun. Robinson Center Music Hall, Markham and Broadway. 501-666-1761, NOV. 20: Reverend Horton Heat. 9 p.m., $25.

Juanita’s. 1300 S. Main St. 374-3271, NOV. 24: Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker.” 7:30 p.m., $34.60-$369.10. Robinson Center Music Hall, Markham and Broadway. 800-7453000, DEC. 17-19: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s “Home for the Holidays.” 8 p.m. Sat.; 3 p.m. Sun. Robinson Center Music Hall, Markham and Broadway. 666-1761,

THEATER THROUGH SEPT. 25: “Crumbs from the Table of Joy.” A widower finds himself in the middle of a culture clash after moving his family to 1950s Brooklyn. Weekend Theater, 7th and Chester. 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; $10-$14. 374-3761, THROUGH OCT. 3: “Evita.” A musical retelling of Evita Peron, second wife of Argentinian president Juan Peron, who rose from obscurity to political power and found herself the spiritual leader of the torn country. Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St. 7 p.m. Thu.; 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sun.; $20-$40. 3780405. THROUGH OCT. 10: “Smoke on the Mountain”

The original bluegrass gospel musical comedy about a service in a rural North Carolina Baptist church. Murry’s Dinner Playhouse, 6323 Col. Glenn. 6 p.m. Tue.-Sat.; 5:30 p.m. Sun.; $22-$30. 562-3131, SEPT. 17-OCT. 3: “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.” Join Tom, Huck and Becky for tales of pirating, treasure hunting and action-packed encounters with Injun Joe. Children’s Theatre, 9th and Commerce. 7 p.m. Fri., 3 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun.; $11-$14. 372-4000, OCT. 8-10; 15-17; 22-24: “Chicago.” The Tony and Oscar-winning musical about murder, celebrity and sex in roaring twenties Chicago. Weekend Theater, 7th and Chester. 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 2:30 p.m. Sun. $14-$18. 374-3761, OCT. 12-NOV. 14: “Death by Fatal Murder.” A murder at Bagshot Mansion brings out a cast of classic Agatha Christie characters in this comic thriller. Murry’s Dinner Playhouse, 6323 Col. Glenn. 6 p.m. Tue.-Sat.; 5:30 p.m. Sun.; $22-$30. 562-3131, OCT. 22-NOV. 7: “The Giant and the Beanstalk.” A contemporary twist on the legendary fairy tale where


a giant climbs down that famous, twisting beanstalk. Children’s Theatre, 9th and Commerce. 7 p.m. Fri., 3 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun.; $11-$14. 372-4000, OCT. 29-NOV. 14: “Hamlet.” Shakespeare’s tragic masterwork of power, lust, murder and vengeance in the royal courts of a war-torn Denmark. Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St. 7 p.m. Thu.; 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sun.; $20-$40. 378-0405. NOV. 3-14: “Wicked.” The Tony-winning blockbuster reimagines the Wicked Witch of the West and Glenda the Good Witch as teenagers in Oz. Robinson Center Music Hall, Markham and Broadway. $39.20-$139.55. 224-8800, NOV. 5-6; 12-13; 19-20: “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead.” Drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion and sexual identity collide in this dark comedy about being a stoned teen-ager. Weekend Theater, 7th and Chester. 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; $10-$14. 374-3761, NOV. 10-11: “Tyler Perry’s ‘Madea’s Big, Happy Family.’ ” The pistol-toting grandma returns in the latest in Tyler Perry’s successful series. Verizon Arena. 7:30 p.m. $66.75-$77.80. 800-745-3000, ticketmaster. com. NOV. 16-DEC. 31: “Boeing Boeing.” Bernard, an architect living in Paris, thinks he can easily cope with his three air hostesses, who all happen to be his fiancee. Murry’s Dinner Playhouse, 6323 Col. Glenn. 6 p.m., Tue.-Sat.; 5:30 p.m., Sun.; $22-$30. 562-3131, DEC. 3-26: “A Christmas Story.” A stage adaptation of the classic Christmas film in which Ralphie Porter, a young boy from an eccentric Indiana family, comes of age during the holidays. Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St. 7 p.m. Thu.; 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sun.; $20-$40. 378-0405. DEC. 3-4; 10-11; 17-18: “The Controversy of Valladolid.” In a sixteenth-century Spanish monastery, the church debates whether or not native Americans an ocean away should be treated as human. Weekend Theater, 7th and Chester. 7:30 p.m., Fri.-Sat.; $10-$14. 374-3761, DEC. 3-19: “Junie B. in ‘Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!’ ” Junie B. Jones and Room One are celebrating Christmas with songs, elf costumes and presents, but Tattletale May keeps ruining the first graders’ holiday glee. Children’s Theatre, 9th and Commerce. 7 p.m. Fri., 3 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun.; $11-$14. 372-4000,



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ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER, MacArthur Park: “A Century of Revolution: Mexican Art since 1910,” work by Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, Jose Guadelupe Posada, Manuel Manilla, Arnold Belkin, Pedro Coronel, Jose Luis Cuevas, Rocio Maldonado, Julian Galan and others from the collection of the University of Texas, through Nov. 21, Winthrop Rockefeller Gallery; “Bigger, Better, More: The Art of Viola Frey,” large-scale ceramic figures, through Nov. 28, Jeannette Rockefeller and Townsend Wolfe galleries; “42nd Collectors Show and Sale,” Dec. 1-Jan. 2; “37th Toys Designed by Artists,” Dec. 17-Feb. 20; “53rd annual Delta Exhibition,” Dec. 17-Feb. 20; “Currents in Contemporary Art,” “Masterworks,” “Paul Signac Watercolors and Drawings,” ongoing. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. 372-4000. ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER LECTURE SERIES, Lecture Hall: “Found in Translation: The Development of a Japanese Legacy in America,” Lee Love, 6 p.m. Sept 16; “A Century of Revolution,” Sarah Holian, 6 p.m. Oct. 21; “The Mexican Mural Tradition,” Phaedra Siebert, 6 p.m. Nov. 18; “Choosing Toys: A Juror’s Perspective,” Jim Bartz, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 16. ARKANSAS STUDIES INSTITUTE, 401 President Clinton Ave.: “Raices,” new mixed media work by x3mex about Mexican independence, through Nov. 30; “Luke Anguhadluq: Inuit Artist,” from the J.W. Wiggins Native American Art Collection, Mezzanine Gallery, through Oct. 9; “Making Pictures: Three for a Dime,” photographs and text by Maxine Payne, Sept. 10-Dec. 10; “Arkansas League of Artists Juried Exhibition,” Sept. 10-Nov. 27; drawings by members of the Arkansas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, Nov. 12-Jan. 29. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. 320-5700. CLINTON PRESIDENTIAL CENTER, 1200 President Clinton Ave.: “Headed to the White House,” an exhibit on the election process, Sept. 17-Nov. 21; permanent exhibits about policies and White House life during the Clinton administration. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. $7 adults; $5 college students, seniors, retired military; $3 ages 6-17. 370-8000. HISTORIC ARKANSAS MUSEUM, 200 E. Third St.: “Unprivate Mail: Arkansas Postcards and Cryptic Messages,” through Sept. 26, “Aspects of Abstraction,” paintings by Donnie Copeland, sculpture by Gene Sparling, through October; “Natural Wonders: Paintings and Drawings by Laura Terry,” Sept. 10-Dec. 5. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. $2.50 adults, $1.50, $1 children for tours of grounds. 324-9351.

MacARTHUR MUSEUM OF ARKANSAS MILITARY HISTORY, MacArthur Park: “In Search of Pancho Villa,” artifacts from soldiers of the period, medals and original sketches of the Mexican Punitive Expedition, the United States retaliatory action in 1916 against the Mexican general who attacked a small border town in New Mexico, through December; “Warrior: Vietnam Portraits by Two Guys from Hall,” photos by Jim Guy Tucker and Bruce Wesson, through November; exhibits on Arkansas’s military history. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., 1-4 p.m. Sun. 376-4602. MOSAIC TEMPLARS CULTURAL CENTER, Ninth and Broadway: “The Fine Art of Jazz,” photographs of Kansas City jazz musicians by Dan White; exhibits on African-Americans in Arkansas, including one on the Ninth Street business district, entrepreneurs, the Mosaic Templars business and more. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat. 683–3593. OLD STATE HOUSE, 300 W. Markham St.: “Arkansas/ Arkansaw: A State and Its Reputation,” the evolution of the state’s hillbilly image; “Badges, Bandits & Bars: Arkansas Law & Justice,” state’s history of crime and punishment, through March 2011. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. 324-9685. UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK: “El Grito (The Cry for Independence),” contemporary work by Mexican-Americans, Gallery I and II, through Oct. 10; “Drawings of Mexico by Louis Freund,” Gallery III, through Sept. 22; “Nosotros: Portraits of Latinas,” Oct. 21-Nov. 30; “Small Works on Paper,” Oct. 5-31. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 569-8977. UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK LECTURE SERIES, Fine Arts Building: Richard Lou, 12:15 p.m. Sept. 14; Delilah Montoya, 6 p.m. Sept. 23; Benito Huerta, 12:15 p.m. Sept. 30; Hugo Crosthwaite, 6 p.m.

BENTON EVENTS OCT. 31: Saline-O-Ween. An all day carnival with music, food, comedy and rides. 10 a.m., $3. Saline County Fairgrounds, 406 Fairfield Road, Benton. 501860-6585

BENTONVILLE VISUAL ARTS CRYSTAL BRIDGES AT THE MASSEY, 125 W. Central Ave.: “Danny Lyon: The Bikeriders,” photographs, through October; photojournalism by “David Hockney: Six Fairy Tales,” 39 etchings inspired by Grimm, Nov. 11-Jan. 7. 479-418-5700.

CONWAY COMEDY OCT. 20: Costaki Economopoulos. 8:30 p.m. Worsham Performance Hall, Hendrix College. 501-4504597,

EVENTS SEPT. 24: Deborah Norville. Inside Edition anchor to speak, 7:30 p.m., UCA Distinguished Lecture Series. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA. $10. 866-810-0012, SEPT. 28: Jeannette Walls. Author of “The Glass Castle” will speak, 7 p.m., Staples Auditorium, Hendrix College. 501-450-1263. OCT. 5: Cirque Shanghai Bai Xi. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA. $30-$40. 866-810-0012, uca. edu. OCT. 19: Dave Barry. A night with the Pulitzer-winning humorist, author and columnist. 7:30 p.m., $10. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA. 866-810-0012, OCT. 28: “An Evening of Humor with Lydia Davis.” The acclaimed author behind “The End of a Story” visits campus for a reading and lecture. 7:30 p.m. Reves Recital Hall, Hendrix College. 501-4504597, NOV. 17: “One Man Star Wars.” With no props or instruments, Charles Ross performs a one-man rendition of the sci-fi classic. 8 p.m. Staples Auditorium, Hendrix College. 501-450-4597, NOV. 18: Jonathan Safran Foer. The author of “Everything is Illuminated” and “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” highlights the college’s fall speaker series. 7:30 p.m. Staples Auditorium, Hendrix College. 501-450-4597, DEC. 7: Tribute Tree Lighting Ceremony. 5:30 p.m. Conway Regional Medical Center, 2302 College Ave.

MUSIC SEPT. 26: LeeAnn Rimes. 4 p.m., $40-$50. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA. 866-810-0012, OCT. 28: The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields orchestra. With Jonathan Bliss, piano soloist. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA. $30-$40. 866-8100012,

NOV. 5: The Capella Russian Chorus. 7:30 p.m., $30-$40. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA. 866-8100012, DEC. 12: Glen Campbell. 2 p.m., $30-$40. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA. 866-810-0012,

POETRY OCT. 24: Melissa Range. The award-winning poet speaks over brunch. Noon. Murphy Seminar Room, Hendrix College. 501-450-4597,

THEATER NOV. 8: “Forever Plaid.” A musical comedy ode to guy groups, a la The Four Aces, of the ’50s. 7:30 p.m., $30-$40. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA. 866-8100012, NOV. 10-13: “The Rivals.” Pretentious English society gets lampooned in this wordy, 18th-century comedy of manners. 7:30 p.m. Cabe Theater, Hendrix College. 501-450-4597, OCT. 28-29, NOV. 3-5: “The Bacchae.” An updated version of the Greek drama about Dionysus. 7:30 p.m., $10. Bridges-Larson Theater, UCA. 866-810-0012,


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EVENTS OCT. 1-2: El Dorado Musicfest. Two days of music, stuntmen, food and rides. Downtown El Dorado.

EUREKA SPRINGS EVENTS SEPT. 30-NOV. 3: 20th Annual Corvette Weekend. New and antique, Corvettes and their owners come from all over for the weekend of touring, talking and car shows. Various locations. OCT. 29: Mad Hatter’s Ball. The annual fund-raiser for the Eureka Springs School of the Arts. Crescent Hotel, 75 Prospect Ave. 479- 253-5384, NOV. 4-7: 63rd Annual Ozark Folk Festival. A weekend of folk singing, crafts, and food. Various locations. 888-855-7823,



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EVENTS SEPT. 29-OCT. 2: “Bikes, Blues, and Bar-B-Que.” One of the largest biker rallies in the nation brings out four days of music, food and roadhogs. Downtown Fayetteville. 479-527-9993, NOV. 15: “Bill Bryson: Notes from All Over.” A talk by the travel writer, with Q and A to follow and book signing. 7 p.m., Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson St. $34-$48. 479-443-5600,

FILM NOV. 4: 2nd Annual 540 Film Fest. Feature films, documentaries, shorts, and student films as well as music and education workshops. Various locations.

MUSIC SEPT. 23: B.B. King. 7 p.m., Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. $58-$100. 479-443-5600, SEPT. 24: Stoney LaRue. 9 p.m., George’s Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson St. $15. 479-527-6618, SEPT. 26: Umphrey’s McGee. 9 p.m., George’s Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson St. $25. 479-5276618, OCT. 2: The Black Crowes. 7 p.m., Arkansas Music Pavilion, 4201 N. Shiloh Drive. $20-$100. 479-616-6323, OCT. 7: Amy Grant. 7:30 p.m., Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. $25-$125. 479-443-5600, OCT. 8: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Mozart, Mendelssohn, Brahms. 8 p.m., Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson St. $10-$25. 479-443-5600, OCT. 8: Tierney Sutton Band. Jazz. 8 p.m., 10 p.m., Starr Theater, Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson St. $20$30. 479-443-5600, OCT. 9: “Omara Portuondo: 80th Birthday Celebration.” Latin singer. 8 p.m., Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson St. $10-$25. 479-443-5600, OCT. 12: Chris Issak. 7:30 p.m., $48-$88. Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. 479-443-5600, OCT. 14: Todd Snider. 9 p.m., $15. George’s Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson St. 479-527-6618, OCT. 22: Pat Green. 9 p.m., $25. George’s Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson St. 479-527-6618, georges-

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Presents OCT. 27: Ryan Bingham. 9 p.m., $15. George’s Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson St. 479-527-6618, NOV. 6: Kenny Barron Trio with David Sanchez. Jazz. 8 p.m., Walton Arts Center. $10-$25. 479-4435600, DEC. 9: Kathy Mattea. 7 p.m., $28-$54. Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. 479-443-5600,

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OCT. 19-24: “The Color Purple.” The musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer-winning novel. 7 p.m. Tue.-Fri.; 2 p.m., 8 p.m. Sat.-Sun.; $39-$49. Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. 479-443-5600, NOV. 11: “Spring Awakening.” Tony Awardwinning musical. Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. $39-$49. 479-443-5600, NOV. 19-20: “Spamalot.” Monty Python’s classic search for the Holy Grail comes to stage in this musical adaptation. 8 p.m. Fri.; 2 p.m., 8 p.m. Sat.; $59-$73. Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. 479-443-5600, DEC. 10-26: “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some).” Tired of performing “A Christmas Carol,” three actors rebel and set out to perform every Christmas story ever told. Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. $22-$24. 479-443-5600, DEC. 11: The Second City’s “Dysfunctional Holiday Revue.” Sketch comedy. 6 p.m., 9 p.m., Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. $23-$33. 479-443-5600, DEC. 14-19: “Young Frankenstein.” Musical. 7 p.m., Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. $29-$49. 479-443-5600,



through Oct. 1; “Black in White America,” vintage photos African-Americans in the South in the ’60s by Leonard Freed, Oct. 6-29; “Pyrogenesis,” sculpture by Reilly Hoffman, Nov. 3-24, 479-575-7987.

HELENA MUSIC OCT. 7-9: 25th Annual Arkansas Blues and Heritage Festival. Blues fans worldwide descend into the Delta for this yearly festival, this year featuring B.B. King, Taj Mahal, Dr. John and more. Downtown Helena. $25 three-day pass. Bluesandheritagefest. com.

HOT SPRINGS EVENTS OCT 1-3: Hot Springs Arts and Crafts Fair. More than 400 exhibitors. Garland County Fairgrounds, 4831 Malvern Road. 501-623-6841,

FILM OCT. 15-24: 19th Annual Hot Springs Film Festival. More than 100 documentaries are screened over nine days. $20 day pass, $50 festival pass. Malco Theater, 819 Central Ave. 501-321-4747,


Visit the private working studios of more than 30 artists on this FREE self guided driving tour in the scenic Ozark Mountains.

SEPT. 25: Rural War Room, Dragoon. 8 p.m., $5. Maxine’s, 700 Central Ave. 501-321-0909, OCT. 22: Casting Crowns. 7:30 p.m., $24.55$53.70. Summit Arena, 134 Convention Blvd. 800745-3000,

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EVENTS OCT. 23: Wheels & Wings Festival. Car show, motorcycle games, airplane rides, arts & crafts, concessions and entertainment. Mena Airport. 479-394-2912, NOV. 4: “Carving the Ouachitas” Motorcycle Rally. Scenic day rides in Western and Central Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma. 870-389-6196,

MORRILTON MUSIC OCT. 2: Colt & the Old 45s. 7 p.m. Rialto Theater, 215 E. Broadway St.

MOUNTAIN VIEW EVENTS OCT. 1-2: Herb Harvest Festival. Experts speaking on herbs in agriculture, cuisine, culture, gardening, medicine, textiles and trade. $55/one day, $105 weekend. Ozark Folk Center State Park, 1032 Park Ave. 870-2693851, OCT. 19-30: Harvest Festival 2010. Make sorghum, shear sheep, carve pumpkins, and more. Ozark Folk Center State Park, 1032 Park Ave. 870-269-3851,

MUSIC OCT. 30: Suzy Bogguss. 7 p.m., $15. Ozark Folk Center, 1032 Park Ave. 870-269-3851, NOV. 11-13: Annual Fall Bluegrass Festival. A weekend of traditional bluegrass with Blue Highway, Paul Williams and more. Ozark Folk Center, 1032 Park Ave. 870-269-2542,

VISUAL ARTS SEPT. 17-19: Ninth annual “Off the Beaten Path” Studio Tour. Self-guided driving tour of 31 artists’ studios in Mountain View, Calico Rock, Pineville, Leslie and Fox, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun.

PINE BLUFF THEATER SEPT. 16-19: “Bus Stop.” Comic drama by William Inge. Arts & Science Center, 701 Main St. 870-536-3375, NOV. 4-7: “Razzle Dazzle Redux.” A musical variety show. Arts & Science Center, 701 Main St. 870-536-3375, NOV. 18-21: “The Colored Museum.” A Tonywinning writer and director’s challenge to stereotypes of African-Americans. 7:30 p.m., $10. UAPB, 1200 N. University Drive. 870-575-8428,

MUSIC OCT. 10: “The German Musical Heritage.” Pine Bluff Symphony, 4 p.m., Convention Center Auditorium, 211 W. Third St., $25-$30 adult, $12-$15 student. 870-536-7666. DEC. 12: “Holiday Traditions: Music of the Season.” Pine Bluff Symphony, 4 p.m., Convention Center Auditorium, 211 W. Third St., $25-$30 adult, $12-$15 student. 870-536-7666.

SEARCY EVENTS OCT. 5: Bob Beckel and Cal Thomas. The alwaysbickering conservative and liberal columnists for USA Today debate. 7:30 p.m. Benson Auditorium, Harding University, 915 E. Market Ave. 501-279-4497,

THEATER OCT. 1-2, 7-9, 15-17: “Hocus Pocus.” Two brothers switch places hoping to escape the pressure of everyday life. 6:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat.; 1:30 p.m. Sun.; $13.50-$27. Center on the Square, 111 W. Arch. 501-368-0111, DEC. 2-4, 9-11, 16-19: “Miracle on 34th Street.” The classic story of the Macy’s Santa Claus who insists he’s the real thing. 6:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat.; 1:30 p.m. Sun.; $13.50-$27. Center on the Square, 111 W. Arch. 501368-0111,

SHERIDAN EVENTS OCT. 1-2: 27th Annual Timberfest. Arts and crafts, lumberjack competition, horseshoe tournament, music, food vendors, pet show, car shows and more. Free. Downtown Court Square. 870-942-3021, OCT. 10: 29th Annual Joe Weber Arky 100 Bicycle Tour. Scenic bicycle rides of 25 up to 100 miles. $30 entry fee. Community Center, 1511 S. Rose, Hwy 46. 501-912-1449,

TEXARKANA EVENTS SEPT. 17-26: 66th Annual Four States Fair. Food, rides, demolition derby, rodeos and music from Lee Brice, amongst others. $5 gate admission, $50 unlimited pass. 6:30 p.m. Four States Fairgrounds, 3700 E. 50th St.

MUSIC DEC. 12: A Cowboy Christmas with Michael Martin Murphey. 7:30 p.m., $20-$35. Perot Theatre, 129 Main St. 901-792-8681,

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n An outbreak of sanity on the University of Arkansas campus was quickly and thoroughly squelched last week. The Gearhart administration is efficiently irrational. An advisory committee recommended lessening the on-campus penalties for first-time use of marijuana so that the punishment would be the same as for underage drinking – education, community service, censure and fine. Marijuana users now face stiffer penalties, including one year of probation, 50 hours of community service and suspended parking privileges for a year. Somehow, the advisory committee’s recommendation was distributed on the Fayetteville campus as new university policy, which it should be. Then the administration said there’d been a mistake, that the advisory committee recommendation had not been approved – and would not be – by the executive committee, consisting of Chancellor David Gearhart and vice chancellors. Alcohol is far more destructive than marijuana, studies have shown repeatedly. Simple recognition of the truth should not be too much to expect of a state university, but the UA chooses to keep expectation and achievement low.

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n When a Little Rock civic leader asked last week, “How can we stop Tim Griffin?” we thought of the monkey that’s been terrorizing resort towns in central Japan, biting residents in large numbers and escaping all attempts to capture it. The latest report said that a biting-monkey alert was being posted on town websites, advising where the malevolent creature was last seen, and warning residents to keep doors and windows locked. Griffin too is possessed of low cunning and vicious instincts. The Second Congressional District candidate once contrived to get a U.S. attorney fired so that Griffin could have the job for himself. He soon surrendered the office, in the face of public outrage, but still mentions it in his campaign literature and implies that he came by it honestly. He does not mention his work keeping black people from voting in Florida, though insiders say that was his true metier. Unlike the monkey, Griffin has powerful allies, having long perched on the shoulder of Karl Rove, who taught him to attack all non-Republicans. Big Oil and other corporate interests finance his campaign. How stop him indeed? All we could tell our friend was to continue her support for state Sen. Joyce Elliott, a capable and honest candidate. Contribute to her campaign, tell your friends about her. Don’t give up, even though Elliott is at a disadvantage in an election year when hatred seems to be selling. Oh, and stay alert. Griffin likes to scuttle along in the shadows, eye out for unguarded digits.

STILL STANDING: Denise Curtis submitted this photo of an old house at Petit Jean to our Eye On Arkansas Flickr webpage.

Then there were 8 n Minnijean Brown Trickey wondered briefly Monday how to refer now to that band of brothers and sisters who endured taunts, violence, discrimination and the insidious punishment of shunning to desegregate Little Rock Central High School in 1957. She had confirmed to me news that Jefferson Thomas had died Sunday in Columbus, Ohio, shortly before his 68th birthday. Later, she mused, would the Little Rock Nine now be the Eight? They will forever, of course, be the Little Rock Nine — memorialized in book, song, school lessons, a Congressional medal and even statuary on the state Capitol lawn. Small irony: The statues are but a few steps from a Capitol cafeteria once converted to a whites-only private club by a henchman of Gov. Orval Faubus, who had earlier sparked a constitutional crisis by barring the Nine’s entry to the previously all-white Central High School. A Republican president, federal troops and the U.S. Supreme Court proved mightier than Dixie’s dream of “interposition.” Thomas, younger and smaller than most of the Nine, endured more abuse, his friends remember. It didn’t make him a bitter man. Testaments to his good humor abound. But UALR historian Johanna Miller Lewis, who interviewed Thomas in recent years for the oral history project at the Central High School National Historic Site, said he could invoke a dark emotion in recounting the anger and frustration he felt in the bad old days. No wonder. The Nine’s challenge did not end with federal troop protection. The school hallways were dangerous places and retribution occurred elsewhere, too, such as the firing of Thomas’ father from a good sales job because of his son’s historic role. The torment continued as Thomas proceeded to graduation from Central in 1960. Less than six years later he joined the Army, where he saw combat as a squad leader in Vietnam. The federal

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government that stood by the Nine in 1957 would become his employer. He retired after 27 years as a Defense Department accountant. He was active in his church and child mentoring programs. He was, by all accounts, the kind of man we hope our children will grow up to be. Fifty-three years is not so long ago. It is almost unbelievable today that a person like Jefferson Thomas — and all the other hand-picked members of the Nine — could be denied admission to a public school. That it would seem unbelievable is, I guess, a sign of progress. A resegregating Little Rock School District, however, is not progress. The failure of Little Rock and the rest of the country to produce equal academic achievement among blacks and whites is not progress. The subliminal messages that too many receive from a majority black school enrollment — poverty, crime — are not progress. The rejection of affirmative action, a Supreme Court majority turning an indifferent eye to racial injustice, a growing sense of white victimization on the political right — all these, too, are descendants of the great struggle for civil rights and the sacrifices borne by Jefferson Thomas and his brothers and sisters. They will always be the Nine, even when time has carried them all away. But Thomas’ death is a good time for reflection. The angry Tea Party protestors of recent days would do well to give some thought to real sacrifice and real government oppression. Jefferson Thomas could teach them a thing or two.

Meet Tim Griffin n Who said the George W. Bush Justice Department would never investigate injustice in its own ranks? Maybe it was me, but there is good evidence that it was capable of calling out its own blundering and lying leaders and their fellow conspirators at the White House. At least the professional offices where political hacks were not in charge could occasionally call ’em like they saw ’em. Up to a point. They pinpointed the deceptions by Justice and White House officials in the U.S. attorney scandals of 2006 and 2007 but concluded that while shameful and unethical they were not criminal. Yes, this is about Tim Griffin, the political gunslinger who ended his 15-year career as an oppo researcher and moved to Little Rock to make his own race for Congress. The report of the Office of Inspector General and Office of Professional Responsibility in the Justice Department on the firing of eight U.S. attorneys, including Bud Cummins in Arkansas, is now two years old, but the 33 pages recounting the machinations to get Griffin installed in Cummins’ job never got attention in Arkansas. Voters in the Second District would find it tedious but rewarding reading. They might still vote for Griffin. He is not the least sympathetic character in the narrative because he came across as an ambitious schemer, yes, but fairly honest with the Justice Department investigators, if not with the public. In the parlor intrigue that he instigated, Griffin seemed to become a helpless pawn pushed around by

Ernest Dumas his bosses at the White House, his Justice Department enablers and Congress, mainly Senator Mark Pryor, who thought he was unworthy of the job. Griffin’s career had been digging up dirt on Democrats, not practicing any kind of law that might be useful experience prosecuting lawbreakers in the Eastern District of Arkansas. You will remember that the Justice Department fired Cummins, the good Republican prosecutor, in 2006 at the urging of Karl Rove and Harriet Miers, Bush’s political adviser and chief counsel, so that Griffin could get the job to pad his resume for a future political race in Arkansas. The good guys in the IG report? Cummins emerges even better than his public persona. Although Griffin had schemed to get his job, Cummins arranges before leaving to hire him as an understudy so that it doesn’t look like Rove was masterminding the appointment. He also pulls his punches in public remarks so as not to embarrass Griffin. He is not rewarded for his magnanimity. The report rehabilitates Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, if only a little. Gonzales resigned over the prosecutor affair. He was accused of lying to Sens. Pryor and Blanche Lincoln about Griffin’s appointment. But it was only a little white lie. He never really intended to do what he

Jim Keet takes cake, drops ball n From the moment it happened, I knew the metaphor was entirely too easy but that I would prove unable to resist. This column was writing itself. It was doing so all over the floor of Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Keet’s campaign headquarters. Keet was reeling from reports that he hadn’t paid all his taxes. He was angry about a newspaper headline that overstated that he was blaming his wife. So what he did before his news conference began was call his wife, Doodie, to the front. Then he retrieved from the side room a 39th anniversary cake. Then he accidentally turned the cake upside down on the floor as he carried it toward her. You can imagine the quips emanating from press row. Here’s one: “That cake looks like it got thrown under the bus with Doodie.” The metaphor is that Keet’s campaign

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is pretty much smashed on the floor, too. He was in the untenable position at this news conference of essentially arguing that his nonpayment of property taxes on his personal airplane was but a diversion, not a real issue, not a big deal. Hey, he said, he got current on property taxes as soon as he learned — from the press — of his obligation. He said he wrote a check for about $2,000. And he was mad, transparently so, though not at himself. He was peeved at Gov. Mike Beebe for, or so Keet alleged, hiring a private investigator to look into such things. Beebe doesn’t like that phrase — private investigator. He says “opposition

did, which was to appoint Griffin under a stealth provision of the 2006 reauthorization Patriot Act so that he would not have to be confirmed and undergo questioning. Confidential Justice Department e-mails said Griffin’s Patriot Act appointment actually was permanent and that the plan was to act like they were looking for a permanent attorney and “gum it to death” while Griffin served the rest of Bush’s term. The IG report recounts that when Pryor indicated to him in a private meeting on Feb. 15, 2007, that he doubted he could support Griffin, Gonzales assured the senator that Griffin’s appointment was temporary. He would not ask the Senate to confirm Griffin and he would instantly seek nominations from Congressman John Boozman, the Arkansas Republican, to replace him. Back in Little Rock, Griffin was telling his staff and others that he would not go through the confirmation process but that he would serve for the rest of Bush’s term. Minutes after the conversation with Pryor, Gonzales’s assistant Monica Goodling (she had to resign, too) called Griffin and the White House with the bad news: he had to go. Gonzales told the investigators that the White House — Rove and Miers presumably — reacted furiously but that he had always thought skirting the confirmation process with the Patriot Act appointment was “a bad idea.” Griffin took the news like you’d expect he would. He quickly issued a statement saying that he had decided a couple of weeks earlier not to stand for the regular appointment because Pryor and other Democrats were being so partisan and that he no longer wanted to serve out the term. He said no one

suggested to him that he bow out. The IG report meticulously chronicles Griffin’s campaign to get the job, starting in 2005 when he’s a researcher for Rove. He is an Army Reserve JAG officer and a fourmonth White House leave and deployment to Iraq are arranged in April 2006. The lines between his office in Mosul and Washington are kept burning while the plans to dump Cummins are implemented. Griffin will one day get to run for office as both an Iraq war veteran and U. S. prosecutor. Over and over, the investigators take apart White House and Justice Department letters and testimony on the Griffin affair and conclude that they were lies — make that “misleading statements.” When the axe falls on Cummins and the other prosecutors who were out of favor at the White House, the Justice Department says it was because Cummins was a poor prosecutor, although the supervisor of the nation’s prosecutors told the investigators that Cummins was one of the nation’s top five. Justice officials would alternately admit it was simply to give Griffin the job and insist that it was because Cummins was deficient. Justice and White House officials who pressed for Cummins’ ouster and Griffin’s appointment told the investigators that they heard from many places that Cummins was “lazy.” They could identify only one source: Griffin. Griffin told the investigators that he could not remember telling each of them that Cummins was lazy but that, yes, he probably did. He did not think Cummins was lazy and he was only passing along what he had heard some people say. Your next congressman.

research” is common. Here you have a wealthy businessman just returned to Arkansas from Florida and offering himself as the Republican candidate for governor. He presumes to say he knows better than Beebe how to run the state. Yet he was in arrears on some of his local taxes. Here, then, is how he needed to handle revelations that he had an airplane of his own that he registered in Nevada for tax advantages but parked in Arkansas without paying the appropriate local property taxes: “I am more embarrassed about this than I can say. I am more angry at myself than I can say. This was the result of neglectful oversight, not any intent to avoid. But that doesn’t change the fact that I am singularly and wholly responsible. “I am very, very sorry. I want to thank the local newspaper for bringing this to my attention, at which point I immediately attended to the matter and paid the tax in full. “Not many people in Arkansas can afford a plane, and any Arkansan as fortunate as I to own one surely ought to keep the taxes current. “But don’t forget that airplanes are

legitimate issues in this campaign for more reasons than this. Gov. Mike Beebe rides in one that the taxpayers bought for him. I think that’s wasteful and, as one of my first acts as governor, I will sell that airplane. “It doesn’t make my mistake right, but I do wish to point out that what I’ll save the taxpayers by selling that everdepreciating hangar queen will be much more than the amount I was negligent in paying on my own airplane. “I promise that I will do better on management of my affairs. And I promise that, as governor, I will lead the state in doing better on management of its affairs.” But he didn’t say any of that. He dropped the ball, plus the cake. Oh, well. My proposed text is better, but hardly ideal and merely the best one might make of a bad situation. Keet’s candidacy is probably flattened on the floor no matter what he says. John Brummett is a columnist and reporter for Stephens Media’s Arkansas News Bureau. You can read additional Brummett columns in The Times of North Little Rock. • SEPTEMBER 9, 2010 21

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‘Evita’ shines at The Rep. By Wern e r Tries ch m a n n

n “The role is a beast. It’s a vocal marathon,” says Maria Eberline, the striking, raven-haired actress from San Diego who is taking on the role of Eva Peron in the Arkansas Repertory Theatre’s production of “Evita.” Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s mostly sung-through story of Peron’s rise to a position of power and influence in Argentina in the 1940s opens The Rep’s 2010-11 season Friday, Sept. 10. “It’s not just that this role is sung but it’s sung in the rafters,” says Eberline of her part. “She belts E and E flats, notes that only dogs can hear, you know?” Everything about “Evita” is largescale, including the cast, which is busting at the seams with 19 adults, nine children and an orchestra with nine members. That isn’t unusual for the shows of Lloyd Webber and Rice, who made their mark with the grand spectacles of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and “Jesus Christ Superstar.” The Rep wouldn’t have taken on the complex and expensive “Evita” unless it had a good idea that the musical, which is now more than 30 years old (it debuted in London’s West End in 1978), would draw in audiences. Indeed, the 2010 “Evita” marks the second time the show has found its way to The Rep and both times it has had the same director — company founder Cliff Baker.

‘EVITA’: Maria Eberline plays Eva Peron and David Villella plays Che in The Rep’s production opening Sept. 10. “Every young girl who has nothing would dream of being a star and that is exactly what she made of herself,” says Baker about Peron and about the ongoing popularity of “Evita.” Baker, now the director for Wildwood Park for the Arts, says his idea of Eva changed during the auditions. “I went in looking for an actress who can sing Eva because it’s so demanding,” says Baker. “I saw 25 women who had done Eva — at least 25 women. But [Eberline] walks in the room and nails the audition piece. It was a twist, it wasn’t what I was expecting. And I was nervous because all I get with each woman is 25 minutes.” The twist that Baker is referring to is that Eberline had not played the role

before (though she was an understudy for the part for a short time on a European tour) and that she has Latin heritage. For the film version of “Evita,” the much-coveted Eva role went to not-evenclose-to-Argentinian Madonna — much to the dismay of critics and music lovers everywhere. “I celebrate her [Eberline’s] ethnicity,” says Baker. “What would be more compelling for an audience than to see a Latin woman playing Eva? Even though Eva has bleached her hair and is wearing Dior, she still has Latin blood. It can’t be denied and keeps her in touch with the people, the people who brought her to power.” Baker, who says he honestly doesn’t remember much about how he staged

“Evita” the first time at the Rep, is clearly a fan of the show. He can single out another part of Rice and Lloyd Webber’s musical that he feels gives it enduring appeal. “It’s so non-traditional,” Baker notes. “It’s structured in way that if the audience doesn’t know the show, there is no way that they know what the next scene is going to be. And so it is exciting that way.”


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“CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY” 7:30 p.m., The Weekend Theater. $14-$18.

n It’s funny, it’s poignant, it’s bittersweet and it’s one of the most widely-produced pieces of theater in recent memory. Renowned playwright Lynn Nottage’s debut explores racial and moral issues of the 1950s through the perspective of 17-year-old Ernestine Crump, who, after the death of her mother, is uprooted from rural Florida by Godfrey Crump, her widower father, and plunked down in urban Brooklyn. When her sister-in-law, a flighty, gin-headed whackadoo who fancies herself a “free spirit” moves in and butts heads with the newly-religious Godfrey, the mood of the house becomes, in a word, tense. The familial mood becomes taut as the African-American Crumps find themselves with a new matriarch in Gerte, a German immigrant who turns the household multi-ethnic in a racially tense 1950 New York City. From the two productions I’ve seen, “understatement” and “subtlety” aren’t watchwords for this, a play originally aimed at teens, but the sharp, topical issues of politics, blind religion, feminism and multi-culturalism in a less-tolerant society stand as relevant now as ever. The production continues the following night and runs each Friday and Saturday through the month. JT


7:30 p.m., Cabe Theatre, Hendrix College. Free.

n Fifty-one years after his death, eccentric Heber Springs photographer Michael Disfarmer has managed to achieve a considerable place in the spotlight. He was the topic of an award-winning 2009 album by Bill Frisell, titled, yep, “Disfarmer”; inspired a full-length piece of Samuel Beckett-like puppet theater in New York called, again, “Disfarmer”; and had his iconic self-portrait nationally broadcast during the 2008 Academy Awards when the Coen brothers needed a photograph during the “Best Editing” nomination for their pseudonym, “Roderick Jaynes.” Now, the late folk iconoclast is the subject of another ode to his legacy, this time in — you guessed it — “Disfarmer,” a new play from local columnist, playwright (and frequent Times contributor) Werner Trieschmann. The production bounces from decade to decade from the portraitist’s career in the ’30s and ’40s to just last 26 SEPTEMBER 9, 2010 • ARKANSAS TIMES

CLEAN YOUR PLATE: The Weekend Theater begins its run of “Crumbs from the Table of Joy” this Friday. decade, when two New York City galleries rolled into town in a frenzied race to find as many original prints as possible by the newly en vogue photographer. This reading of the play launches Hendrix’s 2010-11 Public Events series and is followed by an audience and cast discussion. JT


7 p.m., Riverfest Amphitheatre. Free.

n Look, I’m as Hog-besotted as the next guy. I dream, often, of 12-win seasons and a 500-yard passing game. I plan my week around Saturdays. But a pep rally? Isn’t that a tradition that loses its pep after high school (if not before)? Maybe that just depends on the ingredients. Friday’s rally, the culmination of a week of Hog-geared boosterism in Little Rock, has some of the traditional

elements: the cheerleaders and the pom squad, the live mascot and the marching band will all do their things (the band is doing a rendition of “Ring of Fire”). But then things get interesting. 10 Horse Johnson, the self-described “Ozarks-born/LA-bred/ Little Rock-based country comedy band,” famous locally for penning a campaign song for Dwight David Honeycutt, will debut its new Hog call, “Woo Pig Fever.” After that, the Oxford American will present “A Night of Arkansas Music,” with three local treasures performing: honky tonk heroes The Salty Dogs, roots-tinged singer/songwriter extraordinaire Jim Mize and the True Soul Revue, a collection of artists who recorded for erstwhile True Soul Records, Little Rock’s finest soul and R&B label. Then, at 6 p.m. on Saturday, the Hogs win 70-0. Woo pig. LM

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9 p.m., The Village. $18 adv., $22 d.o.s.

n This weekend, I was scouring YouTube, trying to show a friend the single creepiest video lurking on the Internet. As a last resort, I searched “i feel fantastic hey hey hey.” Surprisingly, it worked (watch at your own risk). But unexpectedly, Ben Nichols’ familiar mug smirked back on the results page, four videos down. It’s just another sign of the Little Rock icon’s national omnipresence and the ever-expanding success of Lucero. The Memphis-based, Little Rockloved punk-country act is still the Lucero we know and love: a grunt-sung, wiry bastard son of Bruce and Hank, perfect listening for drinking yourself into a half-blind storm

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n Rockabilly revival veterans Three Bad Jacks grease down their hair and swagger into Hot Springs alongside Little Rock’s Josh the Devil and the Sinners for a night of driving juke joint punk, 9 p.m., $8. Revolution brings in Zoogma, who should be no stranger to readers who cruise the jam-festival circuit; they fuse electronica and psychedelia into their own brand of jam rock, 9 p.m., $7. The Dr. Rex Bell Jazz Trio gets smooth at The Afterthought, 8 p.m., $5. The River Market district hosts the weekly parties “Posh” and “In Too Deep” at Ernie Biggs and Deep Ultra Lounge, respectively, 9 p.m. If metal is more your speed, Downtown Music Hall offers Seasons of Evil and local trio Old Snake Head, 8 p.m., $6.


“NIGHTS LIKE THESE”: Cowpunk all-stars Lucero hit The Village stage for a night of stumbling Southern hymns about girls, whiskey and cars. jumps from Jesus to shoes as quickly as his music jukes from Schumann to jazz-gospel. Nine months and dozens of interviews later, I still haven’t met a more colorful, bubbling character. The famed pianist was born in Pine Bluff, was taught (and taught at) at the UC Berkeley School of Music and has played Carnegie Hall a whopping 26 times. This weekend, McKissic returns for the first time since delivering a sold-out lecture at the Mosaic Templars Center and performing to a packed house in the Clinton Presidential Center earlier this year. Given, the animated pianist is anything but predictable, but for this, a free show at the Trinity United Methodist Church, count on a potpourri of Romantic piano, ’40s jazz, Southern hymns and maybe even a reconstructed nursery rhyme or two. JT

of friend-hugging and ex-drunk dialing. Thanks in part to the success of its last album, “1372 Overton Park,” the beloved, whiskey-logged outfit has been praised by Spin, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, MTV and nearly every blogger worth their bandwidth. However, here in Arkansas, fans harbor a wildly different type of affection that borders on unwavering dedication. After all, this town has seen the band go from house shows to Bonnaroo in a whip-flash 10 years. Hometown affection? Call us guilty. Between the Hogs home opener that evening and, this, Lucero’s always-welcomed return to Little Rock, expect the night to be a Diamond State flag-flying, outpouring of Arkansas pride. The guys are joined by Glossary, another twanged alt-country act that’s no stranger to barhouse venues about town. JT


11 a.m., Pinnacle Mountain State Park. $10.

n While War Memorial Golf Course is echoing with hog calls, Pinnacle Mountain State Park will be filled with a full day of jazz, blues, R&B and rock. The “Pinnacle of Music” festival kicks off at 11 a.m. with Needles St., a local outfit that was known in the ’60s and ’70s for reimagining rock standards and has now reunited after a 30-year hiatus. Michael Burks, the Camden-born “Iron Man” himself, takes to the stage at noon for a marathon four-hour set of the muscled, soulful electric blues that’s brought him national acclaim. Gerald Johnson, KABF disc jockey and member of the eclectic Tuesday’s House, takes to the stage at 4 p.m. for a set of blues, jazz and reggae fusion. At 6 p.m., man about town and, doubtless,

HORN IN THE HILLS: Rodney Block headlines “Pinnacle of Music,” a day of blues, soul and R&B at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. Little Rock’s favorite master of the trumpet Rodney Block brings his fusion of soul, R&B and jazz to the mountains. JT

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6 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church. Free.

n Admittedly, my feet are still tender here in the hallowed halls of the Times building. But during my first week as a crack music writer — when my feet were tender as antique silk — I took afternoon coffee with Jimmy McKissic, the animated piano virtuoso whose warm, laughing banter


2 p.m., Clinton Presidential Center. Free.

n This fall marks the 200th anniversary of Mexican independence from Spanish colonialists and the 100th anniversary of the 1910 Mexican Revolution against autocrat Porfirio Diaz. This, my friends, calls for a party. La Pantera 1440 AM and the Mexican Consulate of Little Rock are taking the charge, heading up the celebration on the Clinton Library grounds. The day includes food and drink, a traditional “El Grito” (“Call for Independence”) ceremony, food, drink, dancing and music from a slate of bands including North Carolina’s Lider Musical, the “Prairie Home Companion”-featured Mariachi America and long-time master of the corridor, the famed Los Cadetes de Linares. JT

n Denton’s Trotline in Benton brings a big show to Saline County when country and western star Daryle Singletary cranks it up on the back porch; he’s joined by the steadily-gigging country young gun, Ryan Couron, 9 p.m., $30. Capi’s hosts singer-songwriter night with Courtney Sheppard and Mare Carmody, 8:30 p.m. Voodoo Sauce, the local bar-rockers formerly known as Whoop Ass, can be found at Town Pump, 10 p.m., $5. He’s leaving the George Jonestown Massacre behind this time, but Josephus returns to the Midtown Billiards corner stage for a solo show, 12:30 a.m., $8 non-members. One part country, three parts punk, Joe Buck returns to Little Rock to either rock or scare the dog shit out of you at White Water Tavern, 10 p.m. Omnipresent party band Tragikly White soundtracks a Friday night party at Sticky Fingerz, 10 p.m., $5 early admission.


n You’ve had today marked on your calendar for months now, so we don’t need to remind you that this Saturday marks the Hogs’ anticipated Little Rock opener. The Arkansas Razorbacks run the University of LouisianaMonroe Warhawks through the abattoir beginning at 6 p.m. In Hot Springs, lauded experimental-ambient heroes Hammock return for a much-anticipated show at Maxine’s; local slowcore duo Blue Screen Skyline provide support, 9 p.m., $8 adv., $10 d.o.s. There’s a new weekly party in town: “Luxe” (as in “de-luxe”) debuts at the Bill St. Grill and Pub; trumpet-driven soul/R&B act Rodney Block and the Real Music Lovers join soulstress Jeron and DJ Mike Blaze to provide the night’s soundtrack, 9 p.m. • SEPTEMBER 9, 2010 27


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Blue Man Group. Walton Arts Center, 7 p.m.; Sept. 10, 7 p.m.; Sept. 11, 2 and 8 p.m. 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. $59-$79. The Blue Party, Mockingbird. 18 and above. Sticky Fingerz Rock ’n’ Roll Chicken Shack, 9 p.m., $5. 107 Commerce St. 501-372-7707. Cory Branan. George’s Majestic Lounge, 9 p.m., free. 519 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. 479-4424226. D-Mite and Tho’d Studios Showcase. Cornerstone Pub & Grill, 9 p.m. 314 Main St., NLR. 501-374-1782. DJ Chucky P. Denton’s Trotline. 2150 Congo Road, Benton. 501-315-1717. DJ SilkySlim. Sway, $3. 412 Louisiana. 501-9072582. Dr. Rex Bell Jazz Trio. The Afterthought, 8 p.m., $5. 2721 Kavanaugh Blvd. 501-663-1196. www. J-One Presents: “In Too Deep.” Deep Ultra Lounge, 9 p.m. 322 President Clinton Ave. Jennings and Keller. Faulkner County Library, 7 p.m., free. 1900 Tyler St., Conway. 501-327-7482. Jim Dickerson. Sonny Williams’ Steak Room, 7 p.m., free. 500 President Clinton Ave. 501-324-2999. John Burnett Jazz Project. Town Pump, 10 p.m., $5. 1321 Rebsamen Park Road. 501-6639802. Luke Bryan. Arkansas Music Pavilion, 7 p.m., $20-$50. 4201 N. Shiloh Drive, Fayetteville. MIchael Eubanks. William F. Laman Library, 7 p.m. 2801 Orange St., NLR. 501-758-1720. Mr. Happy (headliner), Lyle Dudley (happy hour). Cajun’s Wharf, 5:30 and 9 p.m., $5 after 8:30 p.m. 2400 Cantrell Road. 501-375-5351. “Posh.” Ernie Biggs, 9 p.m., $5 early admission. 307 Clinton Ave. 501-372-4782. littlerock.erniebiggs. com. Seasons of Evil, Old Snake Head. Downtown Music Hall, 8 p.m., $6. 215 W. Capitol. 501-376-1819. The Ted Ludwig Trio. Capital Bar and Grill, 5 p.m., free. 111 W. President Clinton Ave. 501-374-7474. Three Bad Jacks, Josh the Devil and the Sinners. Maxine’s, 9 p.m., $5 adv., $8 d.o.s. 700 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Zoogma. Revolution, 9 p.m., $7. 300 President Clinton Ave. 823-0090.


Michael Mack. The Loony Bin, 8 p.m.; Sept. 10, 8 and 10:30 p.m.; Sept. 11, 7, 9 and 11 p.m., $6-$9. 10301 N. Rodney Parham Road.


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Razorback Club Meeting. RazorRock takes to the new press box at War Memorial. Visit for more information. War Memorial Stadium, 11 a.m. 1 Stadium Dr. 501-663-0775. Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. The Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame inducts Kris Allen, Lisa Blount, Jim “Moose” Brown, Barbara Fairchild, Albert King, George Newbern, Mark Sallings, Jerry McKinnis and Charles B. Pierce. Governor’s Mansion, 6:45 p.m. 1800 Center St. 36th Annual Big Brothers and Sisters Roast and Toast. 36th annual Toast & Roast event honoring Jeff Hankins, president and publisher of Arkansas Business Publishing Group. Reception begins at 6 p.m. with a silent auction. Dinner and program begin at 7 p.m. and includes a live auction. For more information, visit Doubletree Hotel, 6 p.m., $150. 424 W. Markham. 501-3724371. Business Lunch & Learn: “Coaching Your Business Team to Their Full Potential.” Executive educator There Stiefer leads a one-hour workshop or organizational coaching. Clinton School of Public Service, 11:45 a.m., $25. 1200 President Clinton Ave. 501-683-5239. www.clintonschool. Civil Rights History Town Hall. The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center will introduce a new civil rights project and gather local history to be be used in a traveling exhibit. Webb Community Center, 5:30 p.m., free. 127 Pleasant St., Hot Springs. National Women’s Leadership Summit. Roundtable discussions about energy and environmental issues. More information at The Peabody Little Rock, $100. 3 Statehouse Plaza. 501-906-4000. www. RazorRock After Hours. The week-long pep rally takes to the Little Rock Zoo for an evening of drinks and football talk. Visit razorrock for more information. Little Rock Zoo, 5 p.m., $10 adv., $15 d.o.e. 1 Jonesboro Dr. 501-6662406.


“Step Away From the Stone.” Riverdale hosts a six-day run of the locally produced and filmed film. Riverdale 10 Cinema. 2600 Cantrell Road. 501-2969955.


Daniel Hurley. The author of “Diabetes Rising” discusses his effort to chronicle the modern diabetes epidemic. Clinton School of Public Service, 6 p.m. 1200 President Clinton Ave. 501-683-5239. www.


“MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW”: Best known for bringing that traditional folk song back into the limelight on the ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’ soundtrack, country music staple and bluegrass demigod Dan Tyminski will perform Juanita’s at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Big John Miller Band. The Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. 2721 Kavanaugh Blvd. 501-663-1196. www. Blue Man Group. Walton Arts Center, Sept. 10, 7 p.m.; Sept. 11, 2 and 8 p.m. 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. $59-$79. Boom Kinetic. Revolution, 10 p.m., $10. 300 President Clinton Ave. 823-0090. Brother Andy and His Big Damn Mouth, Adam Faucett and the Tall Grass, William Blackart. Maxine’s, 8 p.m., $5. 700 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Call Off Classic. Cornerstone Pub & Grill, 9 p.m., $5. 314 Main St., NLR. 501-374-1782. cstonepub. com. Crash Meadows. Fox And Hound, 10 p.m., $5. 2800 Lakewood Village, NLR. 501-753-8300. Daryle Singletary, Ryan Couron. Denton’s Trotline, 9 p.m., $30. 2150 Congo Road, Benton. 501-315-1717. DJ Ja’Lee. Sway, 5 p.m., $5. 412 Louisiana. 501-907-2582. Disguising the Silence, Motives, Veridium. Soundstage, 7 p.m., $6. 1008 Oak St., Conway. First Class Fridays. Bill St. Grill and Pub, 9 p.m. 614 President Clinton Ave. 501-353-1724. Joe Buck. White Water Tavern, 10 p.m. 2500 W. 7th. 501-375-8400. Josephus. Midtown Billiards, Sept. 11, 12:30 a.m., $8 non-members. 1316 Main St. 501-372-9990,

UPcOMiNg EvENTS Concert tickets through Ticketmaster by phone at 975-7575 or online at unless otherwise noted. SEPT. 18: Vino’s 20th Anniversary with Ho-Hum, Ashtray Babyhead, Living Sacrifice, The Boondogs, Big Boss Line, The Baileys, Gino Delray. Vino’s, 923 W. 7th St. 375-8466, SEPT. 23: The Hold Steady, $18. Revolution, 300 President Clinton Ave. 523-0090, revroom. com. SEPT 24: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. 8:30 p.m., $18 adv., $20 d.o.s.. Revolution, 300 President Clinton Ave. 823-0090, revroom. com. SEPT. 25: The Moving Front Record Release Show. 10 p.m. White Water Tavern, 2500 W. 7th. 375-8400, OCT. 10: Nickelback. 6 p.m., $55.95-$80.35. Verizon Arena, NLR. 800-745-3000, OCT. 21: Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie. 7 p.m., $39.75-$49.75. Verizon Arena. 800-7453000, OCT. 28: Al Green. 7 p.m. Statehouse Convention Center, 7 Statehouse Plaza. 376-4781, Mare Carmody and Courtney Sheppard. Capi’s, 8:30 p.m. 11525 Cantrell Suite 917. 501-2259600. Nails, Sinsfromyouth, Wolves/Rats. Downtown Music Hall, 8 p.m., $6. 215 W. Capitol. 501-376-1819. The Oxford American Presents: “A Night of Arkansas Music.” The Salty Dogs, Jim Mize and the True Soul Revue perform as part of the RazorRock Rally. Visit for more information. Riverfest Amphitheatre, 7 p.m. 400 President Clinton Ave. PG-13 (headliner), Chris DeClerk (happy hour). Cajun’s Wharf, 5:30 and 9 p.m., $5 after 8:30 p.m. 2400 Cantrell Road. 501-375-5351. www. Shannon McClung. Flying Saucer, 9 p.m., $3. 323 President Clinton Ave. 501-372-7468. www. The Ted Ludwig Trio. Capital Bar and Grill, 9 p.m. 111 W. President Clinton Ave. 501-374-7474. www. Thomas East. Sonny Williams’ Steak Room, Sept. 10-11, 7 p.m. 500 President Clinton Ave. 501-3242999. Tragikly White Band. Sticky Fingerz Rock ’n’ Roll Chicken Shack, 10 p.m., $5 early admission. 107 Commerce St. 501-372-7707. Trey Hawkins Band, Chris Stillman. Juanita’s, 9 p.m., $10. 1300 S. Main St. 501-372-1228. www. Voodoo Sauce. Town Pump, 10 p.m., $5. 1321 Rebsamen Park Road. 501-663-9802.


Michael Mack. The Loony Bin, Sept. 10, 8 and 10:30 p.m.; Sept. 11, 7, 9 and 11 p.m., $6-$9. 10301 N. Rodney Parham Road. www.loonybincomedy. com.


“Boys and Their Toys” fund-raiser. The annual fundraiser for the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation honors Dr. Fitz Hill, president of the Arkansas Baptist College. UALR, 6:30 p.m., $50. 2801 S University Ave. 501-569-8977. LGBTQ/SGL Youth and Young Adult Group. Diverse Youth for Social Change is a group for LGBTQ/SGL and Straight Ally Youth and Young Adults age 14 to 23. DYSC meets every Friday night at 800 Scott St. in Little Rock at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 244-9690 or search “DYSC” on Facebook. National Women’s Leadership Summit. See Sept. 9. RazorRock Rally. Pep rally in advance of the Arkansas Razorbacks first game of the season at War Memorial. With the Arkansas Razorback Marching Band, the U of A cheerleaders and pom squad and music by 10 Horse Johnson, The Salty

Dogs, Jim Mize and the True Soul Revue. Riverfest Amphitheatre, 7 p.m., Free. 400 President Clinton Ave. Street Machine Nationals. Three days of hot rods, street machines and street trucks competing in racing events, judged awards and other activities. River Market Pavilions, Sept. 10-12, 10 a.m., free. 400 President Clinton Ave. 375-2552. www.


Adrenaline. Flying Saucer, 9 p.m., $3. 323 President Clinton Ave. 501-372-7468. The Bad Choices open blues jam. Khalil’s Pub, 5 p.m. 110 S. Shackleford Road. 501-2240224. Blue Man Group. Walton Arts Center, 2 and 8 p.m. 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. $59-$79. Dan Tyminski, Ronnie Bowman. Juanita’s, 8 p.m., $20 adv., $25 d.o.s. 1300 S. Main St. 501-3721228. DJ Ja’Lee. Sway, 5 p.m., $5. 412 Louisiana. 501-907-2582. Down 2 Five (headliner), Jim Mills (happy hour). Cajun’s Wharf, 5:30 and 9 p.m., $5 after 8:30 p.m. 2400 Cantrell Road. 501-375-5351. www. Equinox with Cecil, Scotty B, DJ Stiletto, Crawley, Porter, N8. Downtown Music Hall, 9 p.m., $8. 215 W. Capitol. 501-376-1819. Hammock, Blue Screen Skyline. Maxine’s, 9 p.m., $8 adv., $10 d.o.s. 700 Central Ave., Hot Springs. The Juke Joint Duo. White Water Tavern, 10 p.m. 2500 W. 7th. 501-375-8400. www.myspace. com/whitewatertavern. Karaoke at Khalil’s. Khalil’s Pub, 7 p.m. 110 S. Shackleford Road. 501-224-0224. www.khalilspub. com. Katmandu. The Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. 2721 Kavanaugh Blvd. 501-663-1196. Little Rockin’ Ricky D. Town Pump, 10 p.m., $3. 1321 Rebsamen Park Road. 501-663-9802. Lucero, Glossary. The Village, 9 p.m., $18 adv., $22 d.o.s. 3915 S. University Ave. 501-570-0300. Lucious Spiller Band. Revolution, 9:30 p.m., $5. 300 President Clinton Ave. 823-0090. revroom. com. Luxe with Rodney Block and the Real Music Lovers, Jeron, DJ Mike Blaze. Bill St. Grill and Pub, 9 p.m. 614 President Clinton Ave. 501-3531724. Michael Shane (disco); Brandon Peck (lobby); Erika Norell, Taylor Madison Monroe, Whitney Paige (theater). Discovery Nightclub, 10 p.m., $10. 1021 Jessie Road. 501-6644784. Pinnacle of Music Festival with Needle St., Michael Burks, Gerald Johnson, Rodney Block. Pinnacle Mountain State Park, 11 a.m., $10. 11901 Pinnacle Valley Road. 501-868-5806. Randall Shreve, Fundamental Elements. Sticky Fingerz Rock ’n’ Roll Chicken Shack, 9:30 p.m., $5. 107 Commerce St. 501-372-7707. www. Seth Parker, Ryan Howell, Strawberry Swing, Tate Smith, J.A.M.E. Soundstage, 7 p.m., $6. 1008 Oak St., Conway. Shannon McClung. Cornerstone Pub & Grill, 9 p.m. 314 Main St., NLR. 501-374-1782. cstonepub. com. The Ted Ludwig Trio. Capital Bar and Grill, 9 p.m. 111 W. President Clinton Ave. 501-374-7474. www. Thomas East. Sonny Williams’ Steak Room, 7 p.m. 500 President Clinton Ave. 501-324-2999. Wisebird. Midtown Billiards, Sept. 12, 12:30 a.m., $8 non-members. 1316 Main St. 501-372-9990‚


Michael Mack. The Loony Bin, 7, 9 and 11 p.m., $6-$9. 10301 N. Rodney Parham Road.


Certified Arkansas Farmers Market. A weekly

outdoor market featuring produce, meats and other foods from Arkansas farmers. Argenta Market, 7 a.m.-12 p.m., free. 521 N. Main St., NLR. 501-3799980. Falun Gong meditation. Allsopp Park, 9 a.m., free. Cantrell & Cedar Hill Roads. Farmers Market. River Market Pavilions, 7 a.m. 400 President Clinton Ave. 375-2552. “Footsteps for Life.” A family-oriented walk designed to help raise awareness of illiteracy in Pulaski County. For more information, visit Big Dam Bridge - NLR Side, 5:15 p.m., $25/adults, $15/youth, $45/family. 4000 Cooks Landing Rd., NLR. National Women’s Leadership Summit. See Sept. 9. Street Machine Nationals. See Sept. 10. “We Remember.” The Arkansas chapter of the Trail of Tears Association presents an afternoon of free programs, including a short documentary, a children’s choir and lectures. Fayetteville Town Center, 1 p.m., free. 15 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville. 479-587-9944.


Arkansas Razorbacks vs. University of Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks. War Memorial Stadium, 6 p.m. 1 Stadium Dr. 501-663-0775.


Die to Yourself, Hope for the Dying, Creator Destroyer. Soundstage, 7 p.m., $6. 1008 Oak St., Conway. Jimmy McKissic. The internationally renowned pianist and Pine Bluff native opens the Trinity Presents Series with a performance featuring the works of Schumann. Call 501-377-1161 for tickets. Trinity United Methodist Church, 6 p.m., Free. 1101 N. Mississippi St. 501-666-2813. Shannon McNally, Mandy McBryde. Sticky Fingerz Rock ’n’ Roll Chicken Shack, 8:30 p.m., $7. 107 Commerce St. 501-372-7707. Successful Sundays. Ernie Biggs, 9 p.m. 307 Clinton Ave. 501-372-4782. littlerock.erniebiggs. com. Sunday Jazz Brunch with Ted Ludwig and Joe Cripps. Vieux Carre, 11 a.m. 2721 Kavanaugh Blvd. 501-663-1196.


“Family Fun-anza.” An afternoon to raise awareness and help a number of philanthropic groups in attendance. Highland Valley United Methodist Church, 3 p.m., free. 15524 Chenal Pkwy. 501-2246047. Mexican Independence Day Family Festival. A celebration of Mexico’s 200th anniversary of its independence with a day of food, drinks and music by Cadetes de Linares, Reflejos Meixanos and more. Clinton Presidential Center, 2 p.m., free. 1200 President Clinton Avenue. 370-8000. Street Machine Nationals. See Sept. 10.


Monday Night Jazz with Bill Harris, Joe Vick, Dave Rogers. The Afterthought, 8 p.m., $10. 2721 Kavanaugh Blvd. 501-663-1196. www. Traditional Irish Music Session. Khalil’s Pub, Fourth and second Monday of every month, 7 p.m. 110 S. Shackleford Road. 501-224-0224. www.


Jim Dickerson. Sonny Williams’ Steak Room, 7 p.m., free. 500 President Clinton Ave. 501-324-2999. Karaoke Night. Cornerstone Pub & Grill, 8 p.m. 314 Main St., NLR. 501-374-1782. Karaoke Tuesday. Prost, 8 p.m., free. 120 Ottenheimer. 501-244-9550. Karaoke with Big John Miller. Denton’s Trotline, 8 p.m. 2150 Congo Road, Benton. 501-315-1717.

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NIKITA 8 p.m. Thursdays The CW n While some might read too much into this statement, I’ve got a soft-spot for movies about bad-ass chicks in black leather who beat the crap out of people. Given that, it’s understandable that I’m a big fan of all the incarnations of the La Femme Nikita franchise that have appeared over the years. It all started with French director Luc Besson’s 1990 film “Nikita” (released in the States as “La Femme Nikita”). If you haven’t seen it, you should. In the film, a streetwise female junkie winds up killing someone in cold blood, and is sentenced to die for the crime. After her “execution,” however, she wakes up to find herself in the clutches of a doublesecret government program that churns out assassins. They give her a choice: get clean, learn weapons and kung fu, and kill for us, or we’ll finish what the executioner started. Soon, Nikita is one of the aforementioned Bad-Ass Chicks. The film version wound up spawning a number of remakes on the large and small screen, including the 1991 Hong Kong action movie “Black Cat,” a very entertaining 1993 American remake starring Bridget Fonda called “Point of No Return,” and a television series called “La Femme Nikita,” which was one of the top-rated shows during its four-year run at the end of the 1990s. Now, the CW is taking a bite at Nikita’s poison apple. While the network’s slate of young-’n’-buff fluff isn’t usually my cup of tea, I’ll definitely be tuning in for this one just to see what they can do with the source material. Action star Maggie Q (“Mission Impossible 3”) stars as Nikita, who has been on the run for three years since jumping ship from the secret agency that trained her to kill. Pursued at every turn but seeking revenge on her former bosses for killing her fiance, the old girl looks just as violent, sexy and fun as she ever did. Check it out.

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“Latin Night.” Revolution, 7 p.m., $5 regular, $7 under 21. 300 President Clinton Ave. 823-0090.


Farmers Market. River Market Pavilions, 7 a.m. 400 President Clinton Ave. 375-2552. The ROOT Cafe “Canning Kitchen” Summer Workshop. ROOT’s third annual summer series of food preservation workshops. Christ Episcopal Church, 6:30:30 p.m., $10. 509 Scott St. 501-3752342.

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ThiS WEEk iN ThEATER “The 39 Steps.” A man bored with his life meets a woman who says she’s a spy; soon the two are on the run from a mysterious organization in this adaptation of the Hitchcock classic. Walton Arts Center, through Sept. 19: Thu.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Sun., 2 p.m., $10-$28. 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. 479-443-5600. “Crumbs from the Table of Joy.” A widower finds himself in the middle of a culture clash after moving his family to 1950s Brooklyn. The Weekend Theater, Fri., Sept. 10, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m., $10-$14. 1001 W. 7th St. 501-374-3761. “Evita.” A musical retelling of Evita Peron, second wife of Argentinian president Juan Peron, who rose from obscurity to political power and found herself the spiritual leader of the torn country. Arkansas

Repertory Theatre, through Oct. 3: Wed., Thu., 7 p.m.; Fri., Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 and 7 p.m., $20-$40. 601 Main St. 378-0405. “Smoke on the Mountain.” The original bluegrass gospel musical comedy about a service in a rural North Carolina Baptist church. Murry’s Dinner Playhouse, through Oct. 10: Tue-Sat, 6 p.m.; Sun, 5:30 p.m.; first Wednesday of every month, 11 a.m., $22-$30. 6323 Col. Glenn Road.

MuSEuMS, GAllERiES New exhibits, gallery events ARKANSAS STUDIES INSTITUTE, 401 President Clinton Ave.: “Making Pictures: Three for a Dime,” photographs and text by Maxine Payne, Sept. 10-Dec. 10; Arkansas League of Artists juried show, Sept. 10-Nov. 27; reception 5-8 p.m. Sept. 10, 2nd Friday Art Night; “Raices,” new mixed media work by x3mex about Mexican independence, through Nov. 30; “Luke Anguhadluq:

Inuit Artist,” from the J.W. Wiggins Native American Art Collection, Mezzanine Gallery, through Oct. 9. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. 320-5700. BOSWELL-MOUROT FINE ART, 5815 Kavanaugh Blvd.: Tonya McNair, mixed media on canvas; Kyle Boswell, glass and metal; Eric Freeman, works on paper and panel. Opens with reception 6-9 p.m. Sept. 10; runs through the month. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. 664-0030. CANTRELL GALLERY, 8206 Cantrell Road: “L’esprit de la Fleurs and the People I Have Known,” paint on tarpaper by Rhonda Hicks, ceramics by Sarah Noebels, opens with reception 6-8 p.m. Sept. 10, show runs through Oct. 30. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. 224-1335. CANVASCOMMUNITY, 1111 W. 7th: “Portraits of Hope,” photos of missing children, portraits of those children with age progression, with talk by Colleen Nick at opening 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10; show through September. 5-7 p.m. Mon., Wed., Fri. www.

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“Shane.” Market Street Cinema, 7 p.m., $5, kids free. 1521 Merrill Drive. 501-312-8900.


Mike Tackett. The veteran political journalist will discuss the political climate heading into the 2010 midterm elections. Reserve seats by e-mailing or calling 501-683-5239. Clinton School of Public Service, 12 p.m., free. 1200 President Clinton Ave. 501-6835239.


The Academy Is, Polyphonic Breakdown. Downtown Music Hall, 6:30 p.m., $8 adv., $10 d.o.s. 215 W. Capitol. 501-376-1819. downtownshows. Acoustic Open Mic with Kat Hood. The Afterthought, 8 p.m. 2721 Kavanaugh Blvd. 501-6631196. Benjy Davis, Ingram Hill. George’s Majestic Lounge, 9 p.m., $8. 519 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. 479-442-4226. “Committed to Freedom” Benefit with Sad Daddy, Eyes Around, Mobley, The Walking Lawsuits. Maxine’s, 9 p.m., $10. 700 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Jim Dickerson. Sonny Williams’ Steak Room, 7 p.m., free. 500 President Clinton Ave. 501-324-2999. Karaoke at Khalil’s. Khalil’s Pub, 7 p.m. 110 S. Shackleford Road. 501-224-0224. www.khalilspub. com. Karaoke with Big John Miller. Denton’s Trotline, 8 p.m. 2150 Congo Road, Benton. 501-315-1717. Lucious Spiller Band. Sticky Fingerz Rock ’n’ Roll Chicken Shack, 9:30 p.m., $5. 107 Commerce St. 501-372-7707. Richie Johnson. Cajun’s Wharf, 5:30 p.m., $5 after 8:30 p.m. 2400 Cantrell Road. 501-375-5351. The Ted Ludwig Trio. Capital Bar and Grill, 5 p.m., free. 111 W. President Clinton Ave. 501-3747474. Through the Looking Glass. Soundstage, 7 p.m., $6. 1008 Oak St., Conway.


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n Friday night is so jampacked with art events that it’s hard to know where to start. How about from east to west, starting with with 2nd Friday Art Night? A venue added just last month to the downtown gallery tour from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. will include both an auction of aprons along with its lineup of artists and craftspeople; and two professors, one from Hendrix College and the other from the University of Arkansas, are showing work at River Market district galleries. The newish venue is the Village Commons, in the Bernice Garden AT HAM: Laura Terry’s abstracted landscapes. at 14th and Main streets conjunction with the exhibit “Portraits (or the building next door in case of rain). of Hope,” photos of missing children There, models will show off aprons made and age-progressed images, at 6:30 p.m. of vintage fabrics that will be sold to benefit Canvascommunity is at 1111 W. 7th St. Literacy Action of Central Arkansas. There The exhibit runs through September. will also be felted items by Tara Fletcher Gibbs, photographs by Aldo Fonticiella, n Heading west: Boswell-Mourot Fine art boxes by Lugene Woods, paintings by Art at 5815 Kavanaugh Blvd. in the Nathaniel Dailey and Melverue Abraham, Heights will host a reception from 6 beads by Oshara and purses and jewelry p.m. to 9 p.m. for its new installation of by Justin Bowles. There will be a raffle work by Tonya McNair (mixed media on for tickets to Wildwood Park for the canvas), Kyle Boswell (glass and metal) Arts performances. and Eric Freeman (work on paper and Hendrix art professor Maxine Payne panel). Cantrell Gallery at 8206 Cantrell has a photo installation based on her book Road opens “L’esprit de la Fleurs and the of the same name, “Making Pictures: People I Have Known,” paint on tarpaper Three for a Dime,” at the Arkansas Studies by Rhonda Hicks and ceramics by Sarah Institute, 401 President Clinton Ave. The Noebels; reception is 6-8 p.m. installation tells the story of an Arkansas The Boswell-Mourot show runs couple that traveled the state from 1937 to through the month; “L’esprit” runs through 1941 with a camera of their own making Oct. 30. and sold photographs three for a dime. Also at ASI, the Arkansas League of n We got word about a three art openArtists holds its first juried show, work ings in Hot Springs last week too late to selected by Townsend Wolfe. publish in the paper: Katherine Strause The Historic Arkansas Museum, 200 E. is showing new paintings at Artchurch Third, opens the exhibit “Natural Wonders: Studio, 301 Whittington Ave. The Paintings and Drawings by Laura Terry,” Museum of Contemporary Art has opened abstracted Southern landscapes, and there a show of abstract paintings by California will be live music as well. Terry is an assisartist Hessam Abrishami. MOCA is also tant professor in the Fay Jones School of showing photographs by Mark Story, Architecture at the UA. “Living in Three Centuries: The Face of Age.” At the Gallery@404B, Kat Ryals n At Canvascommunity Gallery, Colleen of Little Rock and Thomas Petillo of Nick, whose daughter Morgan was Nashville are showing photographs. abducted 15 years ago, will speak in


Continued from page 31 HISTORIC ARKANSAS MUSEUM, 200 E. Third St.: “Natural Wonders: Paintings and Drawings by Laura Terry,” Sept. 10-Dec. 5, opening reception 5-8 p.m. Sept. 10, 2nd Friday Art Night, with live music; “Aspects of Abstraction,” paintings by Donnie Copeland, sculpture by Gene Sparling, through Oct. 31; “Unprivate Mail: Arkansas Postcards and Cryptic Messages,” through Sept. 26. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. $2.50 adults, $1.50, $1 children for tours of grounds. 324-9351. LOCAL COLOUR GALLERY, 5811 Kavanaugh Blvd.: Tracee Gentry, featured artist for September. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. 265-0422. MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY, 500 President Clinton Ave.: “Cropping Party,” scrapbooking classes, Sept. 9-11, $25; “Alice’s Wonderland,” science and math exhibit for ages 3 to 10, through Sept. 15; “Harry’s Big Adventure: My Bug World!” Sept. 18-Jan. 9; interactive science exhibits. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. Admission: $8 adults, $7 children ages 1-12 and seniors 65 and up, children under 1 free, “Pay What You Can” second Sunday of every month. 396-7050. www.museumofdiscovery. org. UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK: Gallery talk by Richard Lou, performance artist, 12:15 p.m. Sept. 14; “El Grito (The Cry for Independence),” contemporary work by MexicanAmericans, Gallery I and II, through Oct. 10; “Drawings of Mexico by Louis Freund,” Gallery III, through Sept. 22. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 569-8977. n Batesville UA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT BATESVILLE: Work by 15 artists who open their studios for the Sept. 17-19 Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour in Mountain View, Fox, Calico Rock, Pine View and Leslie, Row Jones Library, through Sept. 14; closing reception 5 p.m. Sept. 14. n Bentonville CRYSTAL BRIDGES AT THE MASSEY, 125 W. Central Ave.: “Danny Lyon: The Bikeriders,” photojournalist’s portrayal of the Chicago Outlaw Motorcycle Club, Sept. 9-Oct. 31. 479-418-5700. n Hot Springs ARTCHURCH STUDIO, 301 Whittington Ave.: New paintings by Katherine Strause. MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, 425 Central Ave.: “Expressions of Love,” paintings by Hessam Abrishami, through November; “Living in Three Centuries: The Face of Age,” photographs by Mark Story; also work by Steve Kaufman, L.M. Chan, Nick Japaridze and Renzo. $5, $4 for seniors. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thu.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. 501-6099955. THE GALLERY @404B, 404B Central Ave.: Photography by Kat Ryals and Thomas Petillo. n Mountain View OZARKA COLLEGE: “Beads through the Ages,” slide show and lecture by Tom Holland, 7-9 p.m. Sept. 10; in conjunction with bead-making class at Arkansas Craft School, 110 E. Main St., by Beau Anderson Sept. 10-12. n Rogers ROGERS HISTORICAL MUSEUM, 322 S. 2nd St.: “Honky Tonk: Portraits of Country Music 1972-1981,” photographs by Henry Horenstein, Sept. 14-Nov. 6; “Buried Dreams: “Coin Harvey and Monte Ne,” photographs; “Rogers Auto-Biography: An Automotive History of Rogers,” through 2011. 479-621-1154.

a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. 372-4000. CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 509 Scott St.: “Summer Members Show,” work by Arkansas Pastel Society members Shirley Anderson, Ruth Byrn, S. Caruthers, Gertrude Casciano, Lois Davis, Marlene Gremillion, Sheliah Halderman, Mary Nancy Henry, Susan Hurst, Melanie Johnston, Sr. Maria Liebeck, Sue F. Lopez, Anne K. Lyon, Nancy Martin, Diana L. Shearon, Cathy Spann, Mary Ann Stafford and Debbie Strobel. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 9 a.m.noon Sun. 375-2342. CHROMA GALLERY, 5707 Kavanaugh Blvd.: Work by Robert Reep and other Arkansas artists. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. 664-0880. GALLERY 26, 2601 Kavanaugh Blvd.: Becki Lamascus and Katherine Strause, recent works, through Sept. 14. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue.-Sat. 664-8996. GREG THOMPSON FINE ART, 429 Main St., NLR: “Roger Carlisle: Light in the Landscape.” 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. 664-2787. HEARNE FINE ART, 1001 Wright Ave.: Paintings by

Larry Hampton and other artists. 372-6822. HEIGHTS GALLERY, 5801 Kavanaugh Blvd.: Arkansas artists. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. 664-2772. J.W. WIGGINS NATIVE AMERICAN ART GALLERY, UALR Sequoyah Center, 500 University Plaza: “Traditional Native American Art of Oklahoma,” paintings in the Studio or Flat style of the 1920s and ’30s by Archie Blackowl, Blackbear Bosin, Woody Crumbo, Fred Beaver and others, through Sept. 17. 569-8336. LAMAN LIBRARY, 2801 Orange St., NLR: “Small Works on Paper: Retro Works,” 30 pieces from past “Small Works” exhibits, through Oct. 11. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. 240-2327. LOCAL COLOUR GALLERY, 5811 Kavanaugh Blvd.: Work by members of artists’ cooperative. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. 265-0422. KETZ GALLERY, 705 Main St., NLR: “Summertime Blues,” first anniversary celebration show and sale of work by John Kushmaul, Rene Hein, Michael Lindas

and others, also continuation of “View from the Road,” paintings by Tim Jacob. 529-6330. RED DOOR GALLERY, 3715 JFK, NLR: Work by Twin, Robin Steves, Brady Taylor, Georges Artaud, Lola, Jim Johnson, Amy Hill-Imler, James Hayes and Theresa Cates. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. 753-5227. M2GALLERY, Pleasant Ridge Town Center: “Altered Perceptions,” mixed media work by Sean Fitzgibbon, photography by Don House, also jewelry and handbags, through Oct. 2. 225-6257. SHOWROOM, 2313 Cantrell Road. Work by area artists, including Sandy Hubler. 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 372-7373. STEPHANO’S FINE ART GALLERY, 5501 Kavanaugh Blvd.: Bronzes by Tony Dows, paintings by new gallery artist Jared Vaughn, work in all media by other artists. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue.-Wed., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thu.-Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. 563-4218. THEA FOUNDATION, 401 Main St.: “Classroom to Canvas: An Art Teacher Exhibition,” featuring the

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ARGENTA ART MARKET, 510 Main St., NLR: Outdoor artists and crafters market, 8 a.m. to noon every Sat. ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER, MacArthur Park: “A Century of Revolution: Mexican Art since 1910,” work by Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, Jose Guadelupe Posada, Manuel Manilla, Arnold Belkin, Pedro Coronel, Jose Luis Cuevas, Rocio Maldonado, Julian Galan and others from the collection of the University of Texas, through Nov. 21, Winthrop Rockefeller Gallery; “Bigger, Better, More: The Art of Viola Frey,” large-scale ceramic figures, through Nov. 28, Jeannette Rockefeller and Townsend Wolfe galleries; “Currents in Contemporary Art,” “Masterworks,” “Paul Signac Watercolors and Drawings,” ongoing. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., 11 • SEPTEMBER 9, 2010 33

‘LES HERBES FOLLES’: Eric Rohmer, master filmmaker and icon of the French New Wave, is back, as unpredictable and capricious as ever in “Wild Grass.” In the 88-year-old’s latest offering, two unsuspecting, middle-aged Parisians find themselves tenuously toeing the line between friendship and romance after married, unemployed Georges (Andre Dussollier) returns a stolen wallet to single, successful Marguerite (Sabine Azema).


China, learning kung fu from the hand of his apartment maintenance man. The Kids are All Right (R) — Two children in a SEPT. 10-12 non-traditional family discover their birth father, to the chagrin of their two mothers (Annette Bening All theater listings run Friday to Thursday unless otherwise noted. and Julianne Moore). Market Street: 2:00, 4:00, 7:00, 9:00. Knight and Day (PG-13) — When a spy realizes Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Because of the Labor Day weekend, all movie listhe wasn’t supposed to survive his last assignment, (PG) — The never-ending war between canine and ings were unavailable at press time with the excephe teams with an unassuming stranger to escape. feline comes to a ceasefire when they have to join tion of Market Street Cinema. Visit www.arktimes. Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. forces to defeat a rogue cat spy. com for updates. Market Street Cinema showtimes The Last Airbender (PG) — M. Night Shyamalan Charlie St. Cloud (PG-13) — A young man at or after 9 p.m. are for Friday and Saturday only. adapts the hugely successful action cartoon about takes a job as a caretaker at the cemetery where four magical defenders of the elements. his younger brother is buried. NEW MOVIES The Last Exorcism (PG-13) — A disillusioned Despicable Me (PG) — A skittish criminal masterLegendary (PG-13) — A bookish student surprises Baptist minister allows a documentary crew to film mind hiding in the suburbs plans to steal the moon, his family when he joins his high school’s wrestling his final exorcism. if only he can keep three orphaned girls away. squad to preserve his late father’s legacy as a wresThe Living Sea (NR) — An underwater tour of Dinner for Schmucks (PG-13) — A rising exectling star. With John Cena and Patricia Clarkson. Palau, Hawaii, California, Oregon, Alaska, Nova utive finds the perfect dinner mate in a clumsy, Market Street: 2:15, 4:20, 7:00, 9:15. Scotia and the Red Sea. Aerospace Imax: 10:00, dimwitted IRS agent (Steve Carrell). Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D (R) — In the newest 12:00, 2:00 (Thu.); 10:00, 12:00, 2:00, 7:00, 9:00 Eat Pray Love (PG-13) — Julia Roberts plays a installment of the video game-based franchise, (Fri.); 12:00, 2:00, 4:00, 7:00 (Sat.). woman who takes an eating, praying and loving zombie-killing, pistol-packing Alice (Milla Jovovich) Lottery Ticket (PG-13) — A young man in the tour of the world after her marriage ends. returns to shepherd innocent Los Angelenos to projects has to survive a three-day weekend after The Expendables (R) — Action’s biggest names safety. his neighbors find out he’s holding a lotto ticket band together in this movie about a gang of hired The Virginity Hit (R) — This teen sex comedy worth millions. mercenaries out to overthrow a South American follows four friends as they chronicle their misguided Machete (R) — A former renegade “federale” dictator. With Sylvester Stallone. attempts at losing their virginity. (Danny Trejo) rallies a group of illegal immigrants Get Low (PG-13) — Felix Bush, a notoriously Wild Grass (PG) — French auteur Alain Resnais to get revenge on the corrupt, powerful men who reclusive Tennessee hermit, surprises the townsreturns to the big screen with this tale of a retrieved doublecrossed him. With Robert De Niro. folk when he arranges a “living funeral” for himself. wallet and the tenuous romance between middleMarmaduke (PG) — The funny pages’ Great With Robert Duvall and Bill Murray. Market Street: aged Parisians that follows. Market Street: 1:45, Dane turns his family’s cross-country move into a 1:45, 4:00, 6:45, 9:00. 4:15, 6:45, 9:00. never-ending series of disasters. 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n moviereview Heads will roll In Mexisploitation ‘Machete.’ n You may not know his name, but Danny Trejo might have the most recognizable bad guy mug in film. With a craggy face, a perpetually furrowed brow and a handle bar mustache like an exclamation point on a steady frown, Trejo projects so much badass-ness, it’s almost as if he’s a cartoon — the meanest Mexican ever as drawn by Frank Miller, maybe. They say a man gets the face he deserves at 40, and Trejo, by the time he started acting in his early 40s, did plenty to

earn his. He got his first shot of heroin, he said in “Champion,” the 2007 documentary about his life, when he was 12. As a teen, he got in fights, pulled robberies, scored and sold drugs and, consequently, spent much of his young life in and out of juvenile facilities and prison. That Trejo’s post-prison acting career — one of the most prolific in the industry over the last 25 years — has been mostly a string of monosyllabic tough guys is one of the central jokes in “Machete.” Here

he plays the inversion of that Hollywood cliche: the monosyllabic tough guy as the leading man. It’s a role that grew out of a fake trailer Robert Rodriguez made for “Grindhouse,” the double feature ode to ’70s exploitation film that Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino released in 2007. The trailer, punctuated by Trejo’s Machete flying through the air on a motorcycle while firing a Gatling gun, spelled out the plot: a tough-as-nails, ex-Federale turned day laborer takes a contract job to assassinate a politician, is double-crossed and starts a revolution on his way to exacting revenge. The promise of that Mexploitation premise and, perhaps, the chance to do gratuitous sex and violence as farce (instead of with the veneer of earnestness Hollywood typically applies) helped Rodriguez nab an all-star supporting cast.

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Robert De Niro is a Texas politician trying to get re-elected on an anti-immigration platform that makes Arizona’s stand look almost progressive. Despite playing a priest, Cheech Marin (a Rodriguez regular) still manages a weed gag and gets to blast a small congregation of bad guys away with two shotguns. Don Johnson, looking an awful lot like a bloated Val Kilmer, reemerges from obscurity as the leader of a border patrol itching for a race war. And speaking of bloated former stars from the ’80s, Steven Seagal gamely stars as Machete’s nemesis, a Mexican crime lord (with perhaps the worst accent ever committed to celluloid), who’s always surrounded by a harem of nearly nude Asian girls. Machete has his ladies, too. Michelle Rodriguez is a taco truck vendor who lives a secret life as She (pronounced to rhyme with Che), the head of an immigrant support system called the Network. Jessica Alba is a federal agent trying to get to the bottom of everything. And Lindsay Lohan, in one of the film’s best gags, is drug addled want-to-be model who makes nude videos for her website; late in the film, she’s forced into a nun’s habit. True to the genre, Trejo, 66, beds them all. But mostly, he kills people gruesomely. Two of my friends who came along made a bet with each other on how many people would get beheaded in the film. The one who bet 15 had lost within about 15 minutes. Around that time, Machete impaled one of his pursuers, grabbed his intestine and used it like a rope as he crashed through a window. If that sounds like your idea of a good time at the cineplex, you’re in luck. The film did well relative to its budget, and Rodriguez has promised, as long as the film made a dollar, he would make a sequel. Danny Trejo might become this generation’s Charles Bronson. — Lindsey Millar

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n I tried Adderall for the first time recently. Today, actually. To write this column. For anyone who doesn’t know, Adderall is one of the many prescription medications on the market for A.D.D. I can’t say that I tried it “recreationally” because the purpose of Adderall seems precisely antithetical to recreation, but I did acquire it illegally, so maybe I can still chalk it up as a “funsie.” If you’re going to take my criminality as an affront, I should tell you that I’ve tried and abandoned illegal drugs before, not out of maturation really, but because because it’s hard to find a good dealer when you spend most of your time outside the house at Chik-Fil-A. I’m late to this party. As far back as my college days, some of my most functional and intelligent friends were using these “neuroenhancers” on a daily basis. Many of them still do. It’s something they would happily get illicitly, but the consensus is that you just have to go to your doctor and say, “I’m having trouble focus — ” and before you get the gerund out, there’s a prescription in your hand. The fact that these stimulants and “focus-meds” are surpassing marijuana as the most popular illegal drug on college campuses, I believe, is a sign of something larger. After all, marijuana is the drug of our parents; Adderall matches the tenor of our times. It does bring focus, but if you truly have an attention deficit, it’s just as likely to make you focus on something you don’t need to be doing as much as something you do. (For instance, before I wrote this paragraph, I stopped and read three chapters of a book that I had no business reading in the middle of a workday.) I have managed to plow through more than usual today, but writing is in some ways harder on Adderall. It’s focused, yes, but harder-won, clunky. Words seem to rattle from my brain rather than flow, and nice allusion or sharp metaphor doesn’t land at all gracefully, but has to be clawed at, fumbled and groped for. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing about the experience that’s unpleasant.


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Graham Gordy On the contrary, there’s a nice equanimity akin to a good night’s sleep and that mysterious perimeter just before the right amount of coffee becomes too much. The problem comes when I try to engage with the real world. Whether or not one of the drug’s listed side effects is a sense of superiority and annoyance that everyone else isn’t dealing with things as deftly as I am, I can attest that it’s present. The good news is that I feel more capable; the bad news is that it’s enhanced my road-rage, my condescension, and my general agitation at others. It’s a drug that, later tonight, will require me to drink three beers in order to get to sleep at 1 a.m., only to wake up wide-eyed three hours later. It’s a drug that leads me swiftly to volatility, past thought and well beyond reflection. It’s a drug, finally, that makes me better in terms of productivity, but worse in terms of human interaction. It’s all flashing neon and stock tickers and the recorded image, and it blunts out the embers and it deadens the stars. A few days after I wrote this, I ran into a friend from college who I know takes Adderall. He was his always-edgy self, a funny, kooky guy, enraged at the “jackass” that didn’t know how to parallel park, and the barista who asked him if he wanted a pastry after he’d already said, “Just the coffee.” Not long into the conversation, he grew irritated with me because I was misremembering the names and faces of people we had in a class together a decade ago. Because of my experiment, I knew how he was feeling. Here he was, tackling all life threw at him and asking for more, vexed only by the world’s lack of pluck, indignant that the rest of us seemed to be moving at half-speed. We were, after all. And on most days, the rest of us prefer it that way. CALICO ROCK ARTISTS COOPERATIVE, Hwy. 5 at White River Bridge: Paintings, photographs, jewelry, fiber art, wood, ceramics and other crafts. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Thu., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri.-Sat., noon-4 p.m. Sun. n Fayetteville FAYETTEVILLE UNDERGROUND, 1 E. Center St.: “North, West, East, South,” photographs by Thomas Petillo, Hive Gallery; Lin Chen, still lifes, Revolver Gallery; “Past Forward,” work by Jan Gosnell, Vault Gallery, all through September. Noon-7 p.m. Wed.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. www. UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS: “At the Edge of Eden,” paintings by Terry Rowlett, Fine Arts Center Gallery, through Oct. 1, talk by artist 5 p.m. Sept. 23. 479-575-7987.

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n Non-conference games result in casual analysis that tends toward hyperbole in one direction or another. This past weekend should be an apt illustration of that truth, with folks polishing their pitchforks in Oxford and reassessing their more reasonable expectations in Knoxville. It follows that any conclusions you can draw from a dominant performance against Tennessee Tech are speculative at best, specious at worst. That doesn’t mean Hog fans shouldn’t be encouraged by a few things. We even have a handful to be discouraged about. But it pays to be cautious. Coach Bobby Petrino might as well be wearing a lab coat and safety goggles on the sidelines. He’s tinkering with a machine. Lord knows most people take a Corvette for a test drive and immediately want to open it up. Petrino’s still kicking the tires. He arrived on campus intent on establishing a running game, and to this day it’s the only inconsistent aspect of the Hog offense. The running backs were banging their heads against a wall all through the first half, picking up a measly 51 yards on 13 carries. Broderick Green played a lot tougher than he has in the past, but he’s yet to find the open field. Smaller conference coaches like to talk about “maximizing personnel” — spreading the ball around and playing to the strengths of each of your players. This offense prizes the way that approach prevents defenses from keying in on a superstar, and if Petrino seemed unusually committed to rushing the ball last weekend, it was only to flex particular muscles in a live situation. For a while, it looked like each of the running backs was going to score a touchdown. After the running game finally got going, only Knile Davis failed to reach the end zone, but even he was instrumental in a drive that got Cobi Hamilton there. Even though Joe Adams got the most touches, the passing game works in essentially the same way. Every one of the five main targets will have his big game this season. It’s not quite a meritocracy — nobody doubts any of the individual talents at the Hogs’ disposal — but more a shared responsibility. The Hogs can pass the superstar mantel around week to week. It is a measure of the character and close-

ness of the Razorbacks, as well as the faith they have in their coaches, that a prima donna simply couldn’t have a place on this offense. But it’s the defense, and rightly so, that most people will want to mull over this week. Last week was the finest performance of the Willy Robinson era: the first time his defense held an opponent to single digits, the first time his defense hasn’t given up a touchdown, and the first time his defense has given up under 200 yards total offense. After the defense missed two tackles that resulted in a 39-yard pass to the oneyard-line on Tennessee Tech’s first drive, I joked on Twitter that “Steve Caldwell’s mustache just grew back of its own accord.” And something like that did happen. A change took place in the defense after that goal-line stand. They played well for the remainder of the game, overcoming the two failed fourth-down conversions on offense, and helped along by the excellent field position given them by Alex Tejada and the kickoff team. Anthony Leon seems to be assuming the role of an Eric Norwood-style hybrid defender: a dangerous blitzer, able to both drop back in coverage and stuff the run. I’d wager his eight tackles and two sacks are just the beginning. And though the D-Line was noticeably depleted, with Zach Stadther’s absence a mystery and Pat Jones sidelined by injury, Alfred Davis and DeDe Jones made mincemeat of the very heavy Golden Eagle line. There’s a lot to be said about not looking past non-conference competition, but that bromide gets tedious when you try to imagine how to prepare for a team from the Sun Belt. No one can protect themselves from nightmare scenarios. The best you can say is that the Razorback secondary will get more exercise next week against the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Senior quarterback Trey Revell is mobile and fairly accurate, which should provide a greater challenge to both the linebackers and corners and will be valuable experience heading into Athens. The Warhawk offense, which gave up roughly 350 yards per game last season against mostly mediocre competition, is quite simply doomed, and we can only guess which playmaker is going to drive the stake through their heart.


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4 SQUARE GIFTS Vegetarian salads, soups, wraps and paninis and a daily selection of desserts in an Arkansas products gift shop. 405 President Clinton Ave. No alcohol, All CC. $-$$. 501-291-1796. L Mon.-Sat. D Mon.-Fri. APPLE SPICE JUNCTION A chain sandwich and salad spot with sit-down lunch space and a vibrant box lunch catering business. With a wide range of options and quick service. Order online via 2000 S. University Ave. No alcohol, All CC. $$. 501-663-7008. ARKANSAS BURGER CO. Good burgers, fries and shakes, plus salads and other entrees. Try the cheese dip. 7410 Cantrell Road. Beer, Wine, All CC. $-$$. 501-6630600. LD Tue.-Sat. ASHLEY’S Little Rock’s premier fine dining restaurant. 111 W. Markham St. Full bar, All CC. $$$-$$$$. 501-374-7474. BLD Mon.-Sat. BR Sun. BONEFISH GRILL A half-dozen or more types of fresh fish filets are offered daily at this upscale chain. 11525 Cantrell Road. Full bar, All CC. $$$. 501-228-0356. D daily. BRAVE NEW RESTAURANT The food’s great, portions huge, prices reasonable. Diners can look into the open kitchen and watch the culinary geniuses at work slicing and dicing and sauteeing. It’s great fun, and the fish is special. 2300 Cottondale Lane. Full bar, All CC. $$-$$$. 501-6632677. LD Mon.-Fri. D Sat. BUFFALO WILD WINGS A sports bar on steroids with numerous humongous TVs and a menu full of thirst-inducing items. The wings, which can be slathered with one of 14 sauces, are the staring attraction and will undoubtedly have fans. 14800 Cantrell Road. Full bar, All CC. $$. 501-8685279. LD daily. BURGER MAMA’S Big burgers and oversized onion rings

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■ dining Irish eyes are smilin’ Hibernia a foodie find. n It’s mysterious why some countries are known for their cuisine and others aren’t. But once you start thinking about it, however, it’s really not that big a headscratcher. It’s all about the ingredients. Lots of fertile land? Then there’s room for crops and cattle. Crops lead to fine breads, tortillas, cakes, pies and pastries. Cows lead to milk, cream, butter, cheese and beef. Not so much land, or not enough grass? Then you’ve got chicken, pigs, ducks and geese. Surrounded by water? Then you’ve got fish, lobster, crabs, oysters, squid and all the other bounty of the sea. It’s understandable, then, FISH AND CHIPS: Just some of the traditional Irish fare you’ll find on Hibernia’s menu. that when people think of poor folks’ food is usually best food — but truly delicious little dish: diced wild the world’s great culinary hot spots, Ireland the result of people who can’t afford better ’shrooms, sauteed in a garlic-and-herbisn’t the first place that comes to mind. making delicious do with what they have. infused stout reduction. Served with toasted Like England (which might be even lower While it felt like we’d eaten the Blarney ovals of cheese-sprinkled black bread, it down the foodie food chain than Ireland), Stone by the time we threw in the napkin was a really fine way to start the meal. We the Emerald Isle is a windswept and rocky on the colcannon, the dish was the proof in found ourselves wishing there’d been a few place. It takes hearty souls and hearty stock the (thankfully blood-free) pudding. more pieces of that firm and lovely bread. to live there, and the edible raw material While Hibernia might be one of the best From the list of Irish entrees (look the that went into creating the foodways of a places in Little Rock to stop in for a pint menu over closely, as some of the tradicountry like France or Italy just aren’t on of Guinness (they’ve got it on tap ... duh), tional stuff is hiding among the more the menu. its big menu offers a little something for pedestrian fare), Companion went the easy That said, there is Irish cuisine, and the everybody — and a whole lot for foodies route with the fish and chips ($8.29). The few authentic samples of it we’ve found stalking Irish cuisine in the wild. Trying reviewer, meanwhile, went a little more over the years have been surprisingly good. to eat two pounds of ham, cabbage and adventurous and tried the colcannon (a Case in point: Little Rock’s new Irish tavern mashed potatoes before returning to work steal at $6.49). We didn’t go completely and restaurant, Hibernia. Located in a strip isn’t the smartest thing this reviewer has out on a limb, however, and try the Irish mall location but run by real Irishmen and ever done, but it was one of the tastiest. breakfast ($9.95) a feast of Irish sausages, featuring a menu full of Irish favorites, it’s bacon, fried eggs, tomatoes, potatoes, definitely a stop any foodie should make. It mushrooms and (the deal-breaker) black could very easily become a favorite. and white pudding. Think Jell-O meets Though the menu at Hibernia features blood and guts. more than enough American dishes like 9700 Rodney Parham Companion’s fish and chips turned out burgers, sandwiches, steaks and po’boys 501-246-4340 to be good: thick slabs of codfish, encased (as well as bar fare like hot wings, in a light and crispy batter and accomparella sticks, cheese dip and spinach dip), we nied by well-seasoned fries and a side of came for what we’d heard was the authentic Quick bite homemade tartar sauce. It was the colcaand interesting slate of Irish favorites. We One of the things we missed on our first go-round (but which will definitely be hitting in the future) nnon, however, that was a real eye opener. weren’t disappointed. is the Hibernia grilled cheese ($7.89), which the What arrived at the table wasn’t much to Irish food is working-man’s grub, stickmenu describes as artisan bread stuffed with Irish look at — thick chunks of smoked ham, to-your-innards hearty. There is a sturdy cheddar or pepper jack cheese, bacon, sliced tomato and roasted onion, all of which is then baked potatoes, carrots, fried cabbage and loveliness to it that you’re never going to buttered, grilled and topped with herbed mayo. buttery mashed potatoes, all layered into a get from food spawned in a country where Definitely the road to a slightly earlier grave, but bowl. The result, however, was much more it’s easier to get by, and the Irish items at it sounds so good that we’re willing to make that trade-off. than the sum of its parts. While cabbage Hibernia reflect that. As an appetizer, isn’t everybody’s bag, this was part of a we debated between the prawn cocktail Hours sweet little tune, all the flavors married ($6.49) or the thoroughly Irish curry chips 11 a.m. - 2 a.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to midnight Sunday. together almost perfectly. If we have ($3.89), but ended up going with the garlic learned nothing else from professional mushrooms ($6.49). Other info Full bar, all CC accepted and family friendly, with chef, chain smoker and globe-hopping While we didn’t know what to expect, a solid kids’ menu. curmudgeon Anthony Bourdain, it’s that it turned out to be a deceptively simple

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Restaurant capsules Continued from page 39 headline the menu at this down home joint. Huge $5 margaritas during happy hour. 10721 Kanis Road. Full bar, All CC. $-$$. 501-225-2495. LD daily. BY THE GLASS A broad but not ridiculously large list is studded with interesting, diverse selections, and prices are uniformly reasonable. The food focus is on high-end items that pair well with wine – olives, hummus, cheese, bread, and some meats and sausages. 5713 Kavanaugh Blvd. Beer, Wine, All CC. 501-663-9463. D Mon.-Sat. CAFE HEIFER Paninis, salads, soups and such in the Heifer Village. With one of the nicest patios in town. 1 World Ave. No alcohol, All CC. $$. 501-907-8801. BL Mon.-Fri., L Sat. CAPI’S Sophisticated yet friendly, the latest offering from the folks who created Trio’s features easy to share small bites in larger than expected portions. 11525 Cantrell Suite 917. Full bar, All CC. $$. 501-225-9600. LD Tue.-Sun. CAPITAL BAR AND GRILL Big hearty sandwiches, daily lunch specials and fine evening dining all rolled up into one at this landing spot downtown. Surprisingly inexpensive with a great bar staff and a good selection of unique desserts. 111 W. President Clinton Ave. Full bar, All CC. $$-$$$. 501-374-7474. LD daily. CAPITOL BISTRO Formerly a Sufficient Grounds, now operated by Lisa and Tom Drogo, who moved from Delaware. They offer breakfast and lunch items, including quiche, sandwiches, coffees and the like. 1401 W. Capitol Ave. No alcohol, All CC. $-$$. 501-371-9575. BL Mon.-Fri. CATERING TO YOU Painstakingly prepared entrees and great appetizers in this gourmet-to-go location. 8121 Cantrell Road. No alcohol, All CC. $-$$. 501-664-0627. L Mon.-Sat. CATFISH HOLE Downhome place for well-cooked catfish and tasty hushpuppies. 603 E. Spriggs. NLR. Beer, All CC. $-$$. 501-758-3516. D Tue.-Sat. CHEEBURGER CHEEBURGER Premium black Angus cheeseburgers, with five different sizes, ranging from the Classic (5.5 ounces) to the pounder (20 ounces), and nine cheese options. For sides, milkshakes and golden-fried onion rings are the way to go. 11525 Cantrell Rd. No alcohol, All CC. $$. 501-490-2433. LD daily. CIAO BACI The focus is on fine dining in this casually elegant Hillcrest bungalow, though tapas are also available, and many come for the comfortable lounge that serves specialty drinks until 2 a.m. nightly. 605 N. Beechwood St. Full bar, All CC. $$$-$$$$. 501-603-0238. D Mon.-Sat. COCK OF THE WALK Yes, the chicken and shrimp are great, but go for the unbeatable catfish. Plus, we say the slaw is the world’s best, 7051 Cock of the Walk Lane. Maumelle. Full bar, All CC. $$. 501-758-7182. D daily. L Sun. DIVERSION Hillcrest wine bar with diverse tapas menu. From the people behind Crush and Bill St. 2611 Kavanaugh Blvd., Suite 200. Full bar, All CC. $$-$$$. 501-414-0409. D Mon.-Sat. DOE’S EAT PLACE A skid-row dive turned power brokers’ watering hole with huge steaks, great tamales and broiled shrimp, and killer burgers at lunch. 1023 W. Markham St. Full bar, All CC. $$-$$$. 501-376-1195. LD Mon.-Fri., D Sat. DOUBLETREE PLAZA BAR & GRILL The lobby restaurant in the Doubletree is elegantly comfortable, but you’ll find no airs put on at heaping breakfast and lunch buffets. 424 West Markham St. Full bar, All CC. $$. 501-372-4311. BLD daily. DOWNTOWN DELI A locally owned eatery, with bigger sandwiches and lower prices than most downtown chain competitors. Also huge, loaded baked potatoes, soups and salads. 323 Center St. No alcohol, All CC. $-$$. 501-3723696. BL Mon.-Fri. DUB’S HAMBURGER HEAVEN A standout dairy bar. The hamburger, onion rings and strawberry milkshake make a meal fit for kings. 6230 Baucum Pike. NLR. No alcohol, No CC. $-$$. 501-955-2580. BLD daily. EJ’S EATS AND DRINKS The friendly neighborhood hoagie shop downtown serves at a handful of tables and by delivery. The sandwiches are generous, the soup homemade and the salads cold. Vegetarians can craft any number of acceptable meals from the flexible menu. The housemade potato chips are da bomb. 523 Center St. Beer, All CC. $-$$. 501-666-3700. LD Mon.-Fri. FIVE GUYS BURGERS & FRIES Nationwide burger chain with emphasis on freshly made fries and patties. 2923 Lakewood Village Dr. NLR. No alcohol, All CC. $-$$. 501-246-5295. LD daily. 13000 Chenal Parkway. No alcohol, All CC. $-$$. 501-225-1100. LD daily. FLYING FISH The fried seafood is fresh and crunchy and there are plenty of raw, boiled and grilled offerings, too. The hamburgers are a hit, too. It’s self-service; wander on through the screen door and you’ll find a slick team of cooks and servers doing a creditable job of serving big crowds. 511 President Clinton Ave. Beer, Wine, All CC. $$. 501-375-3474. LD daily. FRONTIER GRILL The well-attended all-you-can-eat buffet includes American, Mexican and Chinese food. 2924 University Ave. $-$$. 501-568-7776. LD. GRUMPY’S TOO Music venue and sports bar with lots of TVs, pub grub and regular drink specials. 1801 Green

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Mountain Drive. Full bar, All CC. $-$$. 501-225-9650. LD Mon.-Sat. HOMER’S Great vegetables, huge yeast rolls and killer cobblers. Follow the mobs. 2001 E. Roosevelt Road. No alcohol, All CC. $-$$. 501-374-1400. BL Mon.-Fri. THE HOUSE A comfortable gastropub in Hillcrest, where you’ll find traditional fare like burgers and fish and chips alongside Thai green curry and gumbo. 722 N. Palm St. Beer, Wine, All CC. $$-$$$. 501-663-4501. LD daily. JIMMY’S SERIOUS SANDWICHES Consistently fine sandwiches, side orders and desserts. Chicken salad’s among the best in town. Get there early for lunch. 5116 W. Markham St. No alcohol, All CC. $-$$. 501-666-3354. L Mon.-Sat. KRAZY MIKE’S Po’Boys, catfish and shrimp and other fishes, fried chicken wings and all the expected sides served up fresh and hot to order on demand. 200 N. Bowman Road. Beer, All CC. $$. 501-907-6453. LD daily. LOCA LUNA Grilled meats, seafood and pasta dishes that never stray far from country roots, whether Italian, Spanish or Arkie. “Gourmet plate lunches” are good, as is Sunday brunch. 3519 Old Cantrell Rd. Full bar, All CC. $$-$$$. 501-663-4666. L Sun.-Fri., D daily. LUBY’S CAFETERIA Generous portions of home-style food and a wider variety of meats and vegetables than most cafeterias. McCain Mall, 3929 McCain Blvd. NLR. No alcohol, All CC. $-$$. 501-771-4911. LD daily. LULAV A Mediterranean-California fusion eatery, and the delicious flavors are like none you’ll experience anywhere in the city. Good fish, veal, daring salads and much more. Plus, a hot bar to see and be seen. 220 A W. 6th St. Full bar, All CC. $$-$$$. 501-374-5100. BL Mon.-Fri., D Tue.-Sat. MILFORD TRACK Healthy and tasty are the key words at this deli/grill, featuring hot entrees, soups, sandwiches, salads and killer desserts. 10809 Executive Center Drive, Searcy Building. No alcohol, All CC. $-$$. 501-223-2257. BL Mon.-Sat. NEW GREEN MILL CAFE A small workingman’s lunch joint, with a dependable daily meat-and-three and credible corn bread for cheap, plus sweet tea. Homemade tamales and chili on Tuesdays. 8609-C W. Markham St. No alcohol, No CC. $. 501-225-9907. L Mon.-Sat. OYSTER BAR Gumbo, red beans and rice (all you can eat on Mondays), peel-and-eat shrimp, oysters on the half shell, addictive po’ boys. 3003 W. Markham St. Full bar, All CC. $-$$. 501-666-7100. LD Mon.-Sat. OZARK COUNTRY KITCHEN Football-sized omelets filled with the same marvelous smoked meats and cheeses that are heaped on sandwiches at lunch. Great biscuits and gravy, bacon, homestyle potatoes and a daily plate lunch special to boot. 202 Keightley Drive. No alcohol, All CC. $-$$. 501-663-7319. BL Mon.-Fri., B Sat.-Sun. PURPLE COW DINER 1950s fare — cheeseburgers, chili dogs, thick milk shakes — in a ’50s setting at today’s prices. Also at 11602 Chenal Parkway. 8026 Cantrell Road. Beer, All CC. $$. 501-221-3555. LD daily, B Sat.-Sun 11602 Chenal Parkway. Beer, All CC. $$. 501-224-4433. LD daily, B Sun. 1419 Higden Ferry Road. Hot Springs. Beer, All CC. $$. 501-625-7999. LD daily, B Sun. SALUT! Elevated pub grub that’s served late Wed.-Sat. With a great patio. 1501 N. University. Full bar, All CC. $$-$$$. 501-660-4200. L Mon.-Fri., D Tue.-Sat. SCALLION’S Reliably good food, great desserts, pleasant atmosphere, able servers — a solid lunch spot. 5110 Kavanaugh Blvd. Beer, Wine, All CC. $-$$. 501-666-6468. L Mon.-Sat. SHIPLEY DO-NUTS With locations just about everywhere in Central Arkansas, it’s hard to miss Shipley’s. Their signature smooth glazed doughnuts and dozen or so varieties of fills are well known. 7514 Cantrell Rd. No alcohol, All CC. $. 501-664-5353. B daily. SHORTY SMALL’S Land of big, juicy burgers, massive cheese logs, smoky barbecue platters and the signature onion loaf. 1100 N. Rodney Parham Road. Full bar, All CC. $$. 501-224-3344. LD daily 1475 Hogan Lane. Conway. Full bar, All CC. $$. 501-764-0604. LD daily. SONNY WILLIAMS’ STEAK ROOM Steaks, chicken and seafood in a wonderful setting in the River Market. Steak gets pricey, but the lump crab meat au gratin appetizer is outstanding. Give the turtle soup a try. 500 President Clinton Ave. Full bar, All CC. $$$. 501-324-2999. D Mon.-Sat. STAGECOACH GROCERY AND DELI Fine po’ boys and muffalettas — and cheap. 6024 Stagecoach Road. Beer, All CC. $-$$. 501-455-4157. BL daily. D Mon.-Fri. STOUT’S DINER American style diner featuring big breakfasts, burgers, catfish and monster fried pies. 26606 Highway 107. Jacksonville. No alcohol, All CC. $. 501-9830163. BL daily, D Mon.-Sat. TERRI-LYNN’S BAR-B-Q AND DELI High-quality meats served on large sandwiches and good tamales served with chili or without (the better bargain). 10102 N. Rodney Parham Road. No alcohol, All CC. $-$$. 501-227-6371. LD Tue.-Sat. (10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.). WEST END SMOKEHOUSE AND TAVERN Its primary focus is a sports bar with 50-plus TVs, but the dinner entrees (grilled chicken, steaks and such) are plentiful and the bar food is upper quality. 215 N. Shackleford. Full bar, All CC. 501-224-7665. L Fri.-Sun., D daily. WINGSTOP It’s all about wings. The joint features eight flavors of chicken flappers for almost any palate, including mild, hot, Cajun and atomic, as well as specialty flavors like lemon pepper and teriyaki. 11321 West Markham St. Beer. $-$$. 501-224-9464. LD daily.

■ UPDATE ABE’S OLE FEED HOUSE Once, there was a time when we were a fan of the idea of a potentially-infinite amount of food for one price — otherwise known as buffet dining. What could be more beautiful than the idea of walking into a place, hungry, knowing that you’ll leave as full as you want to be? It’s what mankind has been searching for since the dawn of time: a place of plenty. As the years have groaned on, however, we’ve come to realize something essential: that in life, love and food, quality is far superior to quantity. While buying in bulk may work out for those in need of motor oil, rice or copier paper, buying prepared food that way is usually a recipe for disaster. Case in point: Abe’s Ole Feedhouse near Benton. Our Saline County relatives have been raving over Abe’s country-cooking-style buffet for awhile, and on a recent Thursday night, we dropped in to see what all the fuss is about. We didn’t find the love they’d promised. The fried catfish fillets are as bland and forgettable as paper napkins. The ribs taste like they were smoked inside a truck muffler. Most of the sides taste like they were cooked by someone with something other than food on their mind. There are exceptions, of course: the rolls are fine, as were the frog legs, and the coleslaw, and the big cinnamon rolls they had for dessert. For the most part, however, it was just a meal we’d rather not think about anymore, not to mention further proof that food without love isn’t worth washing a fork and a plate. 510 Hwy. 5 North, Benton, 501-794-2219. LD Thu. - Sun. CC $$ No alcohol.

Asian ASIA BUFFET Massive Chinese buffet. 801 S. Bowman Road. Beer, Wine, All CC. $$. 501-225-0095. LD daily. CHINA INN Massive Chinese buffet overflows with meaty and fresh dishes, augmented at dinner by boiled shrimp, oysters on the half shell and snow crab legs, all you want cheap. 2629 Lakewood Village Place. NLR. Beer, Wine, All CC. $-$$. 501-771-2288. LD daily. FORBIDDEN CITY The Park Plaza staple has fast and friendly service, offering up good lomein at lunch and Cantonese and Hunan dishes. 6000 W. Markham St. Full bar, All CC. $-$$. 501-663-9099. LD daily. FU XING Chinese buffet. 9120 N. Rodney Parham Road. Beer, Wine, All CC. $-$$. 501-223-0888. LD daily. GINA’S CHINESE KITCHEN AND SUSHI BAR A broad and strong sushi menu with a manageable and delectable selection of Chinese standards. 14524 Cantrell Road. Beer, Wine, All CC. $$. 501-868-7775. LD daily. HANAROO SUSHI BAR Under its second owner, it’s one of the few spots in downtown Little Rock to serve sushi. With an expansive menu, featuring largely Japanese fare with a bit of Korean mixed in. 205 W. Capitol Ave. Beer, Wine, All CC. $$. 501-301-7900. L Mon.-Fri., D Mon.-Sat. KOTO Sushi and upscale Japanese cuisine. 17200 Chenal Parkway. Full bar, All CC. $$-$$$. 501-821-7200. LD daily. NEW CHINA A burgeoning line of massive buffets, with hibachi grill, sushi, mounds of Chinese food and soft serve ice cream. 4617 JFK Blvd. No alcohol, All CC. $-$$. 501-753-8988. LD daily. 2104 Harkrider. Conway. No alcohol, All CC. $-$$. 501-764-1888. LD Mon.-Sun. 201 Marshall Road. Jacksonville. No alcohol, All CC. $-$$. 501-753-8988. LD daily. ROYAL BUFFET A big buffet of Chinese fare, with other Asian tastes as well. 109 E. Pershing. NLR. 501-753-8885. LD daily. SEKISUI Fresh-tasting sushi, traditional Japanese, the fun hibachi style of Japanese, and an overwhelming assortment of entrees. Nice wine selection, sake, specialty drinks. 219 N. Shackleford,. Full bar, All CC. $-$$. 501-221-7070. LD daily. SHOGUN JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE The chefs will dazzle you, as will the variety of tasty stir-fry combinations and the sushi bar. Usually crowded at night. 2815 Cantrell Road. Full bar, All CC. 501-666-7070. D daily. WASABI Downtown sushi and Japanese cuisine. For lunch, there’s quick and hearty Sushi samplers. 101 Main St. Full bar. $-$$. 501-374-0777. L Mon.-Fri., D Mon.-Sat.

Barbecue BARE BONES PIT BAR-B-Q A carefully controlled gas oven, with wood chips added for flavor, guarantees moist and sweet pork, both pulled from the shoulder and back ribs. The side orders, particularly the baked potato salad, are excellent. 5501 Ranch Drive, Suite 4. Beer, Wine, All CC. $-$$. 501-868-7427. LD daily. CHIP’S BARBECUE Tasty, if a little pricey, barbecue piled high on sandwiches generously doused with tangy sauce. Better known for the incredible family recipe pies and cheesecakes, which come tall and wide. 9801 W. Markham St. Beer, All CC. $-$$. 501-225-4346. LD Mon.-Sat. DIXIE PIG Pig salad is tough to beat — loads of chopped pork atop crisp iceberg, doused with that wonderful vinegarbased sauce. The sandwiches are basic, and the sweet, thick sauce is fine. 900 West 35th St. NLR. No alcohol, All CC. $-$$. 501-753-9650. LD Mon.-Sat. KENT’S DOWNTOWN Big sandwiches, barbecue and plate lunches served up at the River Market’s Oppenheimer Hall. Affiliated with Kent Berry’s other operation, The Meat Shoppe in Gravel Ridge. 400 President Clinton Ave. No alcohol, All CC. $-$$. 501-325-1900. L Mon.-Sat. PIG AND CHIK Well-smoked meat with a thick, sweet sauce, plus nachos, huge burgers, country vegetables and lots of other stuff. 7824 Highway 107. NLR. No alcohol. 501-834-5456. LD Mon.-Sat.

European / Ethnic ALI BABA’S HOOKAH CAFE This eatery and grocery store offers kebabs and salads along with just about any sort of Middle Eastern fare you might want, along with what might be the best kefte kebab in Central Arkansas. Halal butcher on duty. 3400 S. University Ave. No alcohol, All CC. $-$$. 501-379-8011. LD daily.

CREGEEN’S IRISH PUB Irish-themed pub with a large selection of on-tap and bottled British beers and ales, an Irish inspired menu and lots of nooks and crannies to meet in. 301 Main St. NLR. Full bar, All CC. $$. 501-376-7468. LD daily. ISTANBUL MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE This Turkish eatery offers decent kebabs and great starters. The red pepper hummus is a winner. So are Cigar Pastries. Possibly the best Turkish coffee in Central Arkansas. 11525 Cantrell Rd. Beer, Wine, All CC. 501-223-9332. LD daily. LEO’S GREEK CASTLE Wonderful Mediterranean food — gyro sandwiches or platters, falafel and tabouleh — plus dependable hamburgers, ham sandwiches, steak platters and BLTs. 2925 Kavanaugh Blvd. No alcohol, All CC. $-$$. 501-666-7414. BLD Mon.-Sat. SILVEK’S EUROPEAN BAKERY Fine pastries, chocolate creations, breads and cakes done in the classical European style. Drop by for a whole cake or a slice or any of the dozens of single serving treats in the big case. 1900 Polk St. No alcohol, All CC. $$. 501-661-9699. BLD daily.

Italian AMERICAN PIE PIZZA Handmade pizza on perfect thin crust with varied toppings, and inexpensive. We liked the olive-oil-based margherita and supreme, plus there are salads, sandwiches and appetizers, all for cheap. 9708 Maumelle Blvd. Maumelle. Beer, Wine, All CC. $$-$$$. 501-758-8800. LD daily. 4830 North Hills Blvd. NLR. Beer, Wine, All CC. $$-$$$. 501-753-0081. LD daily. CAFE PREGO Dependable entrees of pasta, pork and the like, plus great sauces, fresh mixed greens and delicious dressings, crisp-crunchy-cold gazpacho and tempting desserts in a comfy bistro setting. 5510 Kavanaugh Blvd. Full bar, All CC. $$-$$$. 501-663-5355. LD Mon.-Fri., D Sat. CIAO Don’t forget about this casual yet elegant bistro tucked into a downtown storefront. The fine pasta and seafood dishes, ambiance and overall charm combine to make it a relaxing, enjoyable, affordable choice. 405 W. Seventh St. Full bar, All CC. $$. (501) 372-0238. L Mon.-Fri., D Thu.-Sat. GRADY’S PIZZAS AND SUBS Pizza features a pleasing blend of cheeses rather than straight mozzarella. The grinder is a classic, the chef’s salad huge and tasty. 6801 W. 12th St., Suite C. Beer, Wine, All CC. $-$$. 501-6631918. LD daily. IRIANA’S PIZZA Unbelievably generous thick-crust pizza with unmatched zest. Good salads, too; grinders are great, particularly the Italian sausage. 103 W. Markham St. Beer, All CC. $-$$. 501-374-3656. LD Mon.-Sat. OW PIZZA Good pizzas in a variety of ways, sandwiches, big salads and now offer various pastas and appetizer breads. 8201 Ranch Blvd. Beer, Wine, All CC. $-$$. 868-1100. LD Mon.-Fri. 1706 W. Markham St. Beer, Wine, All CC. $-$$. LD Mon.-Fri. (closes at 7 p.m.). U.S. PIZZA Crispy thin-crust pizzas, frosty beers and heaping salads drowned in creamy dressing. Multiple locations: 4001 McCain Park, NLR, 753-2900; 3324 Pike Ave., NLR, 758-5997; 650 Edgwood Drive, Maumelle, 851-0880; 8403 Highway 107, Sherwood, 835-5673; 9300 N. Rodney Parham, 224-6300; 2814 Kavanaugh, 663-2198. 5524 Kavanaugh. Beer, All CC. $$. 501-664-7071. LD daily. 710 Front Street. Conway. Beer, Wine, All CC. $-$$. 501-4509700. LD Mon.-Sun. ZAFFINO’S BY NORI A high-quality Italian dining experience. Pastas, entrees (don’t miss the veal marsala) and salads are all outstanding, and the desserts don’t miss, either. 2001 E. Kiehl Ave. NLR. Beer, Wine. 501-834-7530. D Tue.-Sat.

Mexican CANON GRILL Creative appetizers come in huge quantities, and the varied main-course menu rarely disappoints, though it’s not as spicy as competitors’. 2811 Kavanaugh Blvd. Full bar, All CC. $$. 501-664-2068. LD Mon.-Sat. COTIJA’S A branch off the famed La Hacienda family tree downtown, with a massive menu of tasty lunch and dinner specials, the familiar white cheese dip and sweet red and fiery-hot green salsas, and friendly service. 406 S. Louisiana St. No alcohol, All CC. $$. 501-244-0733. L Mon.-Sat. EL JALAPENO Less a taco truck than a snack bar that also has a few Mexican offerings, including tacos, flautas and mega-tortas. 9203 Chicot Road. No alcohol, No CC.

$. 501-772-7471. LD Mon.-Sat. LA MARGARITA Sparse offerings at this taco truck. No chicken, for instance. Try the veggie quesadilla. 7308 Baseline Road. No alcohol, No CC. $. LD Tue.-Thu. LA REGIONAL A full-service grocery store catering to SWLR’s Latino community, it’s the small grill tucked away in the back corner that should excite lovers of adventurous cuisine. The menu offers a whirlwind trip through Latin America, with delicacies from all across the Spanishspeaking world (try the El Salvadorian papusas, they’re great). Bring your Spanish/English dictionary. 7414 Baseline Road. No alcohol, All CC. $-$$. BLD daily. TAQUERIA KARINA AND CAFE A real Mexican neighborhood cantina from the owners, to freshly baked pan dulce, to Mexican-bottled Cokes, to first-rate guacamole, to inexpensive tacos, burritos, quesadillas and a broad selection of Mexican-style seafood. 5309 W. 65th St. $. 501-562-3951. LD Tue.-Thu. TAQUERIA LAS ISABELES Mobile taco stand with great authentic tacos, Hawaiian hamburguesas (burgers topped with pineapple and avocado) and more. 7100 Colonel Glen Road. No alcohol, No CC. $. 501-563-4801. L Mon.-Sat., D Sat. TAQUERIA SAMANTHA II Stand out taco truck fare, with meat options standard and exotic. 7521 Geyer Springs Road. No alcohol, No CC. $. 501-744-0680. LD Tue.-Sun.

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General ARGENTA MARKET The Argenta District’s neighborhood grocery store offers a deli featuring a daily selection of big sandwiches for $6.99 along with fresh fish and meats and salads. Emphasis here is on Arkansas-farmed foods and organic products. 521 N. Main St. NLR. Beer, Wine, All CC. $-$$. 501-379-9980. BL Daily.

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AMERICA 13-50 An American restaurant specializing in the cuisine of the first 13 colonies as well as regional foods from across the country. Brunch on Sunday. 1020 Garland. Conway. No alcohol, All CC. $$. 501-327-5050. L Tue.-Fri., Sun.; D Tue.-Sat. BEAR’S DEN PIZZA Pizza, calzones and salads at UCA hangout. 235 Farris Road. Conway. Full bar, All CC. $-$$. 501-328-5556. LD Mon.-Sat. BIG JOHN’S SUBS Submarine sandwich shop. 2100 Meadowlake. Conway. No alcohol, All CC. $-$$. 501-2050739. LD daily. BLACKWOOD’S GYROS AND GRILL A wide variety of salads, sandwiches, gyros and burgers dot the menu at this quarter-century veteran of Conway’s downtown district. 803 Harkrider Ave. Conway. No alcohol, All CC. 501-3293924. LD Mon.-Sat. BOB’S GRILL Cafeteria style breakfast and lunch dining in downtown Conway with made-to-order breakfasts. 1112 W. Oak St. Conway. No alcohol, All CC. $-$$. 501-3799760. BL Mon.-Sat. CROSS CREEK SANDWICH SHOP Cafe serves salads and sandwiches weekdays. 1003 Oak St. Conway. No alcohol, All CC. $-$$. 501-764-1811. L Mon.-Fri. DUE AMICHE ITALIAN RESTAURANT Stromboli, pasta, pizza, calzones and other Italian favorites. 1600 Dave Ward Drive. Conway. No alcohol, All CC. $$. 501-336-0976. LD Mon.-Sun. ED’S CUSTOM BAKERY Bakery featuring pastry classics, rolls, cakes, doughnuts and no-nonsense coffee. 256 Oak St. Conway. No alcohol, All CC. 501-327-2996. B Mon.-Sat. EL MEXICANO Three types of stuffed fried avocado are on the menu, along with nachos and a decent white cheese dip. Good sopapillas. 2755 Dave Ward Drive. Conway. No alcohol, All CC. $-$$. 501-764-1113. L daily, D Mon.-Sat. FABY’S RESTAURANT Unheralded Mexican-Continental fusion focuses on handmade sauces and tortillas. 1023 Front Street. Conway. No alcohol, All CC. $$. 501-5131199. L daily, D Mon.-Sat. 2915 Dave Ward. Conway. No alcohol, All CC. $-$$. 501-329-5151. LD Mon.-Sun. HOG PEN BBQ Barbecue, fish, chicken 800 Walnut. Conway. No alcohol, All CC. $-$$. 501-326-5177. LD Tue.-Sat. HOLLY’S COUNTRY COOKING Southern plate lunch specials weekdays. 120 Harkrider. Conway. No alcohol, All CC. $. 501-328-9738. L Mon.-Fri. LOS 3 POTRILLOS A big menu and lots of reasonably priced choices set this Mexican restaurant apart. The cheese dip is white, the servings are large, and the frozen margaritas are sweet. Try the Enchiladas Mexicanas, three different enchiladas in three different sauces. 1090 Skyline Dr. Conway. Full bar, All CC. $-$$. 501-327-1144. LD Mon.-Sun. MICHAELANGELO’S ITALIAN RISTORANTE Fine Italian dining in downtown Conway. Menu features brick oven pizzas, handmade sauces and pasta, salads, fish and seafood, steaks. Serves up champagne brunch on Sundays. Try the Italian Nachos, wonton chips topped with Italian sausage and vegetables coated in Asiago Cheese Sauce. 1117 Oak St. Conway. Full bar, All CC. $$$. 501-329-7278. LD daily. OLD CHICAGO PASTA & PIZZA Pizzas, pastas, calzones, sandwiches, burgers, steaks and salads and booze. The atmosphere is amiable and the food comforting. 1010 Main St. Conway. Full bar, All CC. $$. 501-329-6262. LD daily.

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Denton’s Trotline

Attention: Members and Guests. Denton’s Trotline is known for their award winning catfish and seafood buffet. Outstanding appetizer menu. Family owned, featuring a newly remodeled building with live music. Full service catering available.


DENTON’S CaTfiSh & SEafOOD BuffET — 24 Years In Business —

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Cajun’s Wharf

Food and fun for everyone when you pair Cajun’s Wharf’s succulent seafood and steak with the ever-evolving live entertainment. Enjoy the fabulous fresh seafood or aged Angus beef while listening to the rolling Arkansas River on the famously fantastic deck! They also boast an award-winning wine list.

2400 Cantrell Road 501-375-5351

2150 Congo Rd. Benton, 501-416-2349 Open Tues, Wed & Thurs 4-9 Fri & Sat 4-11


220 West 6th St. 501-374-5100 Breakfast Mon-Fri 6:30 am -10:30 am Lunch Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Dinner Tues-Sat 5-10pm V Lounge til 1am, Thurs-Sat

Dizzy’s Gypsy Bistro 200 S. Commerce, Suite 150 (501) 375-3500 Tues-Thurs 11am-9pm Fri & Sat 11am-10pm

1900 N Grant St Heights 501-663-8999

Fresh seafood specials every week. Prime aged beef and scrumptious dishes. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, over 30 wines by the glass and largest vodka selection downtown. Regular and late night happy hour, Wednesday wine flights and Thursday is Ladies Night. Be sure to check out the Bistro Burger during lunch. Jump start your day with bistro breakfast from Lulav featuring scrumptious omlettes, pancakes and more.

Casa Manana Taqueria

400 President Clinton Ave. 501-372-6637 6820 Cantrell Road • 501-280-9888 18321 Cantrell Road • 501-868-8822

Canon Grill

2811 Kavanaugh Blvd 501-664-2068

Stop in for Our ALL DAY LONG HAPPY HOUR SATURDAYS! Order up some homemade salsa & cheesedip with your happy hour beverage and stay for dinner! Tasty Quesadilla’s and Mexican chicken Pizza. There are menu items to accommodate those not in the Mexican food mood too. And of course, The Margarita cannot be missed!

Copper Grill & Grocery

An endless array of delicious dishes available in the Grill or grab your Gourmet-to-Go from the Grocery. Offering products by French Farm, Bella Cucina & Bittersweet Herb that promise to turn any recipe into a memorable masterpiece Copper Grill & Grocery is a wonderland for the gourmand.


Contemporary metropolitan bistro meets Southern smalltown hospitality in a neighborhood bar. SO offers the best in fresh seafood and hand-cut rustic meats, complimented by an extensive and diverse wine list, honored with Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence. Whether casual dinners, special occasions, meetings with clients, or private parties, our service will impress.  Reservations six and more.  Private Lounge.

Butcher Shop

Tremendous steaks, excellent service, fair prices and a comfortable atmosphere make The Butcher Shop the prime choice for your evening out. In addition to tender and juicy steaks, The Butcher Shop offers fresh fish, pork chop, 24 hour slow roasted Prime Rib, char grilled marinated chicken and fresh pasta. Ideal for private parties, business meetings, and rehearsal dinners. Rooms accommodate up to 50-60 people.


Hunka Pie specializes in premium hand-crafted pies. We welcome all pie lovers to come share a slice today! Call ahead for whole pie orders. Chocolate Peanut Butter, Velvet Lips Chocolate Cream, Strawberry Cream Cheese, Chocolate Pecan, Coconut Custard, key Lime, French Apple Pie & more. Now Serving Lunch! Monster Frito Pie, Spinach & Feta Greek Pie, Toasted Artichoke Sandwich.

Flying Saucer

“A great place to hangout, experience great beer and authentic German specialties”. The Flying Saucer definitely offers a unique range of domestic and international draft and bottled beers, carrying over 80 beers on draft and 120+ different bottled beers, many which are seasonal.  Accompanying their unique beer line-up is a menu packed with flare.  Bratwurst is the house specialty served with German coleslaw, or you can try Brat Con Queso or Beer Brat Nachos. Be sure to leave room for dessert: Young’s Double Chocolate Stout Ice Cream Float offers the best of both worlds.

Buffalo Grill

The crispy off the griddle cheeseburger and hand-cut fries star at this family friendly stop and will keep you coming back. The casual atmosphere will have everyone feeling right at home. The options are endless for whatever dining mood you are in. Grilled Tuna Steak sandwhich to a loaded foot long hotdog to the crispy chicken tender salad. Buffalo Grill does not disappoint. Fast and friendly staff. Very affordable prices!

Brunch Sunday 11 am to 4 pm Lunch Tues-Sat 11 am to 4 pm Dinner Mon-Sat 4 pm to close 3610 Kavanaugh Blvd. 501-663-1464

Shackleford & Hermitage Rd. (501) 312-2748

Sharing good things with good friends is the motto at Fantastic China. A Central Arkansas favorite offering the Freshest Chinese Food in town. It’s made to order with 100% Vegetable Oil. The presentation is beautiful, the menu distinctive, and the service perfect. Fantastic China is one of the heights most reliable and satisfying restaurants and a local favorite. Full bar.

Voted Best Mexican 2007. Featuring authentic fare from the Puebla region of Mexico, the selections seem endless at your choice of 3 locations in the Little Rock area. You will find an array of dishes ranging from the salient Shrimp Veracruzana at La Palapa out west to great Guacamole in the River Market Taqueria. Or try tasty Tostadas that share the name of the original Cantrell location, Casa Manana.

Indulge in the culinary creations and intimate environment that define Capers Restaurant. Food and wine enthusiasts agree Capers’ sophisticated approach to dining is key to it’s many accolades including receiving the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for six years running.

300 West 3rd Street 501-375-3333

For the salad lover, Dizzy’s is an absolute paradise. Its list of eleven “Ridiculously Large Entrée Salads” runs the gamut of what you can do with greens and dressing. For example Zilpphia’s Persian Lime Salad, featuring grilled turkey breast, tomato, cucumber, onion, lime and buffalo mozzarella over romaine. For another: Mary Ann’s Dream, with grilled chicken breast, baby spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, cranberries, mandarin oranges, bourbon pecans and bleu cheese. Don’t that sound good?


Capers Restaurant 14502 Cantrell Road 501-868-7600

chinese Fantastic China

Homemade Comfort Food Daily Specials • Monday: Spicy Shrimp Stir-fry. Tuesday: Pot Roast. Wednesday: Meatloaf. Thursday: BBQ Plate or Shepherd’s Pie. Friday & Saturday: Fried Catfish.

10907 N. Rodney Parham Mon-Sat 10:30am-9pm Breakfast 6-10:30am 501-228-7800


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Hunka Pie

304 N. Main St. North Little Rock (inside Galaxy Furniture Store) 501-612-4754 Tues-Sat 10am - 6pm www. hunkapie

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Mediterranean Layla’s

9501 N. Rodney Parham 501-227-7272

Enjoy regional specialties such as Lentil soup, a huge serving of yummy Hummus, Baba Ghannnouj or Tabbouleh. And don’t forget about the Gyros, they’re sure to be heroes in your book!

400 N. Bowman Rd 501-224-0012 1611 Rebsamen Park Rd 501-296-9535 11am-9pm 11am-10pm Friday & Saturday

Brazilian Café Bossa Nova 2701 Kavanaugh Blvd 501-614-6682 Tues-Sat 11am-9pm Sunday Brunch 10:30-2pm

Try something different! Café Bossa Nova serves up cozy atmosphere and unique Brazilian dishes guaranteed to satisfy and served with that special Latin flare. Don’t deny yourself one of the delectable desserts prepared fresh daily or for an A+ apertif, drink in the authentic flavor of the country in the Caipirinha~a perfect blend of lime, sugar and Brazilian sugar cane rum. Dine with them tonight!

brew pub Vino’s Pizza•Pub•Brewery 923 West 7th Street 501/375-VINO (8466)

Beer, pizza and more! Drop in to Vino’s, Little Rock’s Original Brewpub! and enjoy great New York-style pizza (whole or by-the-slice) washed down with your choice of award-winning ales or lagers brewed right on site. Or try a huge calzone, our new Muffaletta sandwich or just a salad and a slice with our homemade root beer. The deck’s always open, you don’t have to dress up and the kids are always welcome (or not). Vino’s is open 7 days, lunch and dinner. You can call ahead for carry-out and even take a gal. growler of beer to-go. And guess what?? The bathrooms have just been re-done!


steak Sonny Williams

If you have not been to Sonny Williams lately, get there immediately and check out the martini/wine bar. Now you can enjoy 35 wines by the glass, 335 selections of wine, 6 single barrel bourbons and all different kinds of Scotch from the many regions of Scotland. Of course, don’t miss out on the nightly entertainment by Jeff at the piano. Sonny’s is a River Market mainstay and perfect for intimate private parties; free valet parking! As always, Sonny Williams has the best steaks in town along with fresh seafood and game. No Skinny Steaks… Call ahead for reservations (501) 324-2999

Faded Rose

Featuring the Best Steaks in town with a New Orleans flair from a New Orleans native. Also featuring Seafood and Creole Specialties. As Rachel Ray says “This place is one of my best finds ever.” Back by popular demand…Soft Shell Crab and New Orleans Roast Beef Po-Boys.

500 President Clinton Avenue Suite 100 (In the River Market District) 501-324-2999 DINNER MON - SAT 5:00 - 11:00 pm PIANO BAR TUES - THU 7:00 - 11:00 pm FRI & SAT 7:00 - Late

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Quapaw Tower is a unique property combining history, charm, convenience and value. Unit 12J is one of the most unique condo units available in the area, maximizing space and design aesthetic. The architectural design combines a multi-purpose kitchen/dining/living room area which features sleek, modern cabinets that double as living room storage and custom stainless countertops that double as a dining table. Other kitchen features include German sink & faucet, refrigerator/freezer and dishwasher drawers plus additional multi-purpose appliances. The bedroom is a calm oasis with shoji-style sliding doors opening from two vantage points into the living room, as well as opening into a spacious walk-in closet, the bathroom and additional floor-to-ceiling closets. The bathroom features tile from Waterworks, including heated floors, and a unique toilet & sink from

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Shoji-style doors separate the condo.

Simas of Italy, with a Gerberit flushing mechanism and a one-off Wenge cistern enclosure and floating vanity. Four individual flow controls manage a total of eight Kohler water tile shower heads. This unit has been featured four times in “At Home Arkansas”, including the showcase cover of a special designer’s issue. The condo was featured in an article on maximizing small spaces for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s Style section. It has also been included in the Chandler & Associates School of Design class tour, the bi-annual Quapaw Tower Tour of Homes and was a particular favorite in the 2008 Downtown Little Rock Partnership tour. It is offered for sale at $208,000 or for lease at $1,200 per month and is listed with Gold Star Realty. Call Gerald White at 501-680-3640 or Mary Johnson at 501-952-4318 for pricing or a private tour. Visit WWW.LRCONDO.COM for additional information and more pictures.

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Downtown City Center 5 STATEHOUSE PLAZA - New construction building on the east end of the Doubletree Hotel. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide exceptional views of river, ballpark and area activities. Enjoy the fireworks and River Market activity from spacious 200+ SF terraces. Only 6 left! Call Susan Desselle with the Charlotte John Company at 772-7100 or visit www. SusanSellingLittleRock. com 910 WELCH - $95,000. 3BR/2BA w/hardwoods, French doors, fresh paint & sits on 3 lots. Blocks from Presidential Library & Heifer. Jean Noell, CBRPM, 350-3297 QUAPAW TOWER Condo with architectural design, modern features and fabulous features. Shoji-style doors are a fantastic feature of the unit. Listed with Gold Star Realty. Call Gerald White at 501-680-3640 or Mary Johnson at 501-952-4318 for pricing or more info.


Hillcrest 312 DEL RIO - $189,900. 4BR/3BA, GREAT family home! Perfect inlaw/teen quarters. Walk to Catholic or Hall High. Call Susan Desselle of the Charlotte John Company for a private tour. 501772-7100.

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123 N. SUMMIT - Rare find close to ACH, UAMS, & Hillcrest. 2 BRs and a separate office, 2050 SF. Totally updated including cherry wood laminate flooring throughout, all new plumbing & electrical wiring, new kitchen counters, sink & dishwasher, new tank-less H2’ 0 heater, wired for computer network, audio/video and IR remote, a deck, fenced yard and oversized 2 car garage. A 21X17.6 ft sunroom w/vaulted ceiling, tile floor, water proof walls, lots of windows and sunken Jacuzzi hot tub. Located in Union Depot next to AR School for the Blind. Call Clyde Butler of CBRPM at 240-4300.

4101 C ST - $229,000. 3BR/2BA, 1836SF. Recently renovated! Enter MLS# 10255320 on www. for more photos. John Selva, Pulaski Heights Realty, 993-5442

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Arkansas times presents PULASKI COUNTY Real Estate sales over $100,000 Jeff Babcock to Derek S. Long, Natalie S. Long, 125 Grenoble Cir., Maumelle, $480,000. Donald Allen, Mary Allen to Jordan T. Cooper, Hannah R. Cooper, 201 Chimney Rock Dr., Sherwood, $475,000. Donald F. Mitchell, Gertraud M. Mitchell to Ben Selman, Lot A5 B13, Chenal Valley, $435,000. Scott A. McElmurry, Angela G. McElmurry to Steven Prior, 7 Sawgrass Ct., $420,000. Woodhaven Homes, Inc. to Stephen G. Stanger, Tennille H. Stanger, 129 Baronne Way, NLR, $411,000. HRH Builders Inc. to Robert M. Brewer, Jr., 14014 Foxfield Ln., $405,000. T. M. Bauer, Kathryn S. Bauer to Jerry W. Adams, Margaret D. Adams, 1 Gelan Ct., $387,000. Mark Cathey, Cindy Cathey to Mitzi G. Warren, Bryce A. Warren, 19 Fontenay Cir., $385,000. Woodhaven Homes Inc. to Terry L. Smith, Jennifer R. Smith, 211 Lucia Ln., Maumelle, $358,000. Joshua H. Johnson, Amelia C. Robinson to Christina K. Hulett, 225 Ridgeway Dr., $354,000. Taypac Homes LLC to T. M. Bauer, Kathryn S. Bauer, 7 Highfield Cove, $335,000. Frank H. Barnes, II, Izabela L. Barnes to Rausch Living Trust, William J. Rausch, Joanne G. Rausch, L28 B7, Woodlands Edge, $335,000. David A. Gray, Sandra K. Gray to Mitchell L. Henson, Amber D. Henson, 148 Challain Dr., 44 September 9, 2010 • ARKANSAS TIMES

$305,000. Richard S. Ainsworth to Terry B. Gray, Lindsey L. Gray, L47 B19, Chenal Valley, $304,000. Hoffmann Joint Revocable Trust, Mary F. Hoffmann to 609 Brookside LLC, L6, Glenhaven, $300,000. Marcela D. Sablan, Alfred W. Sablan to Judge Thornton, Marilyn Ford, 319 Country Club Pkwy., Maumelle, $267,000. Brent J. Young, Shasta D. Young to Jammy Eaton, Rachel Eaton, 135 Beaver Creek Ln., Maumelle, $258,000. Mitchell L. Henson, Amber D. Henson to Jeffrey M. Young, 2319 S. Gaines St., $255,000. Renee R. Myers to Shawn M. Flate, 125 Hibiscus Dr., Maumelle, $246,000. Lochridge Estates LLC to Bill Bowers, Marion S. Bowers, 18907 Lochridge Dr., $245,000. Gerald V. Hall, Jr., Michelle L. Hall to Rebecca L. Ray, Angela M. Willis, 1301 W. Republican Rd, Jacksonville, $235,000. KCA Development LLC to William O. Schwall, Nancy S. Schwall, 32 Kanis Creek Pl., $232,000. Karl B. Boehle, Amy J. Boehle to Scott D. Tosch, Diana Tosch, 7 4 3 2 R i d g e Po i n t C o v e , Sherwood, $229,000. Derald W. Johnson, Tomiko Johnson to James K. Miller, Liv E. Miller, 166 Lily Dr., Maumelle, $229,000. James D. Cornwell, Mary O. Cornwell to C. D. & Leslie Williams Living Trust, Charles D.

Williams, Leslie P. Williams, L52, Windsor Court Townhomes HPR Phase 4, $228,000. James C. Terry, Becky A. Terry to Wilbert L. Parks, Nichole Parks, 1521 Hidden Creek Dr., Sherwood, $227,000. Jarrod S. Parrish, Anna C. Parrish to Camaron D. Lacy, Sr., Megan L. Lacy, 12 Frankfort Ct., $215,000. Jane L. Limback to Anthony B. Cimino, Elizabeth H. Cimino, 301 Forest Oak Dr., Jacksonville, $208,000. Elizabeth Clark, Elizabeth A. Earlywine, Christopher C. Clark to Jerry G. Wicker, Patricia A. Wicker, 107 Harmony Loop, Maumelle, $207,000. Elizabeth Brown to Gary D. Reeves, Brenda K. Reeves, 120 Margeaux Dr., Maumelle, $200,000. Ronnie D. Hair to Ricky L. Pruett, Pamela K. Pruett, 1002 Steeple Chase Cove, Jacksonville, $199,000. Prudential Relocation, Inc. to Antionette L. Mullens, 130 O r l e a n s D r. , M a u m e l l e , $188,000. Fitzhugh Construction Inc. to Margaret Chapple, 1 Sanibel Cove, $180,000. Pamela W. Whittom to Michael R. Wilson, 3900 Dunkeld Dr., NLR, $180,000. Thomas E. Cox, II, Patricia E. Cox to Joan Diehl, Ls8-10 B32, Lincoln Park, $180,000. David F. Rickett, Patricia A. Rickett to David L. Veasey, 19 Raleigh Ln., Alexander,

$175,000. Scott W. Brewer, Amy L. Brewer to Chris Puckett, Rebecca Puckett, 10213 Pomegranate Ave., NLR, $170,000. Deere Builders LLC to Tammy M. Deatherage, 3309 Brundle Ct., Sherwood, $167,000. William M. Bale to Elvin Price, Andrea D. Price, 11 Wild Cherry Ct., $167,000. American International Relocation Solutions LLC to Eric P. Bursk, Jessica L. Bursk, 6921 Ponderosa Dr., NLR, $164,000. Samuel E. Cates, Jr., Samuel D. Cates, Jr., Diana K. Cates to American International Relocation Solutions LLC, 6921 Ponderosa Dr., NLR, $164,000. Centre Rock Land LLC to Jenine N. Evans, 2701 S. Gaines St., $158,000. Janice McNeil, Janice Hay, Michael J. McNeil to Micah Dipippa, 1513 War Eagle Dr., NLR, $155,000. Newcomb Construction Company, Inc. to Harry J. Smith, L44 B1, Stagecoach Crossing Phase I, $155,000. Keith A. Futch, Pamela D. Futch to Rebecca A. Bradley, 1028 Kierre Dr., NLR, $155,000. Davidson Living Trust, Sidney D. Bennett, Nannette B. Maris to Gregory M. Brown, Payton A. Brown, 708 Beaconsfield Rd, Sherwood, $150,000. Lee R. Walker, II, Meagan Walker to Luke T. Strickert, Shelly L. Strickert, 8 Yellowstone Cove, Maumelle, $149,000.

Barbara J. Price, Jane J. Price, Deborah Price to Roger D. Lynch, Shelia F. Lynch, L5, Plaza Terrace, $147,000. Tidwell Group LLC to Nicole T. Turner, 701 Cedar Ridge Dr., $145,000. Akil R. Herbert, Breoni J. Gilmore to Bank Of America NA, L6 B1, West Heights Place, $144,567. Rausch Coleman Mid Ark LLC to Dennis M. Powers, 1105 Yarrow Dr., NLR, $140,000. Lewis I. Messick, Elizabeth L. Messick to Jason T. Gibson, Joanna Gibson, 532 Oneida St., Jacksonville, $140,000. Bill Goodrich, Scott Goodrich to 11405 Ashwood LLC, L93, Birchwood, $137,333. Japheth K. Langat, Clarice R. Langat to Tiffany M. Szumila, 1 Spring Grove Dr., Sherwood, $137,000. Saeid Shaaf to Marla Lemmerman, John D. Lemmerman, 24 Willow Oak Ct., $135,000. Jerry W. Mauldin, Valerie J. Mauldin to Alan K. Carlson, Devon J. Carlson, NW NW 24-3N-12W, $133,667. Tracy L. Burrell, Amanda K . B ur r e ll t o Fr o nt Po r c h Investments LLC, 14145 Shady Ln., NLR, $128,495. Gar y May, Deborah May to Charles D. Na gel, 100 Heatherbrae Ct., Sherwood, $125,000. Pamela Tucker, Eddie Tucker, Debra Fountain, Wallace G. Fountain to Charles H. Hurley,

Emma S. Hurley, 8417 Oakridge Rd, Sherwood, $125,000. Real Estate Commercial 1 Inc. to Carlos K. Kennedy, Randy L. Dees, L103, Edgepark Phase 1, $124,000. Triple J. Builders LLC to Rausch Coleman Mid Ark LLC, Ls2, 9-12, 19, 21-22 & 29-30 B1, Valle, $120,000. Anthony May, Lisa May to Logan W. Payne, Hilery J. Payne, Steve W. Payne, 98 Point West Cir., $119,000. Gregory M. Brown, Payton A. Brown to Felicia G. Sands, 209 Latona Ln., NLR, $119,000. Greg Evans to Jenifer L. Sellers, 5 Spring Grove Dr., Sherwood, $115,000. J e n n i f e r M . Wa g n e r t o CitiMortgage Inc., 3501 Lilac Terrace, $112,521. LRG Investments LLC to Amy Wiedower, L14, Bella Rosa Estates, $109,000. Haskel R. Flowers, Sue M. Flowers to Brian S. Willis, Sarah A. Willis, 4408 N. Olive St., NLR, $108,000. Triple J. Builders LLC to Samantha Stricklen, 200 Saunders Dr., NLR, $103,000. Qiana J. Brown to Jacqueline G. Dyer, 7520 W. 40th St., $100,000. Cathy L. Stricklin, Carol E. Stricklin to Keyanna T. Watson, 17 Leprechaun Ln., Alexander, $100,000. Robert B. Woodall to Centre Rock Land LLC, E/2 SE 15-1S11W, W/2 SW 14-1S-11W, E/2 NE 15-1S-11W, $100,000.



Pebble Beach/ Pebble Beach Estates 2 CAPE COD - $259,900. 4BR/2.5BA, 3250 SF.Traditional home w/wood privacy fence. Sits on cul-de-sac. Jean Noell, CBRPM, 350-3297

Neighboring Communities 21854 WILLIAM BRANDON DRIVE - $168,500. Enjoy country living on five level acres only 15 minutes from downtown Little Rock! Like-new home with 4BR/2BA, wood-burning fireplace, granite counters, stainless appliances & more! Call Clyde Butler of CBRPM at 501240-4300. GREERS FERRY LAKE Spectacular view! 5 acres. Utilities, covenants, seller financing. Owner/agent. 501-825-6200

730 SLOPE - $269,000. New Must See! 4BR/3BA, gameroom, computer area, custom tile shower, granite countertops, wood & tile. MLS# 10251178 Linda Roster White Real Estate, 501-730-1100 or 501-679-1103.

Greenbrier 28 VALMONT - $169,900. Fantastic floor plan! 3BR/2BA new home. Large kitchen with hearthroom. Fireplace, beautiful floors and cabinets. Walk kids to school. MLS# 10262566 Linda Roster White Real Estate, 501-7301100 or 501-679-1103 37 INDIAN SPRINGS - $152,000. New construction! Charming 3BR/2BA home w/gas fireplace, breakfast bar, tile backsplash, smooth top cooking surface. Jet tub, stained & scored concrete floors. Deck with view. MLS# 10253103 Linda Roster White Real Estate, 501-730-1100 or 501679-1103 53 WIN MEADOW - $229,900. A little bit of country with all the modern amenities! 4BR/3BA with large kitchen w/oak cabinetry, double pantry, cook’s dream island, breakfast nook with large windows. Across from 55-acre lake. MLS# 10257940 Linda Roster White Real Estate, 501-730-1100 or 501-679-1103

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4924 HILLCREST AVE $475,000. 3BR/3BA plus 3-car garage. 2600 SF. Recently renovated home on large corner lot. Call John Selva at Pulaski Heights Realty at 501-9935442.

31 BERNARD - $149,900. Sparkles and shines like new! 3BR/2BA, huge living room with cathedral ceiling, oversized breakfast area, wood-burning fireplace, large bedrooms, 2” blinds thru-out. Fenced yard. MLS# 10253781 Linda Roster White Real Estate, 501-730-1100 or 501-679-1103


423 N. VAN BUREN - $174,900. Over 2700 total SF. Buy now & have renter offset your mortgage payment. Main level is 2BR/2BA, 1500 SF. Upstairs studio rental is approx 550 SF ($525/mo.) Also, has 700+SF walkout basement. New Paint! Owner is licensed agent. Call John, Pulaski Heights Realty, at 993-5442 for more info.

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Tarball Yodda Yodda n Friday night football is back again, and I don’t want to let the season pass without another appeal to update our team names and mascots. The names in use today are so 20th century. How long since you were scared stiff by a wampus cat, a curley wolf, a grizzly bear?Yet those remain the operative symbols or totems or embodiments of the kind of ferocity we expect from our schoolboy athletes. Replace them, I say, with some more contemporary boogers. Slime weasels, loan sharks, staphylococci. Our ancestors had to contend with wildcats, bobcats, leopards, panthers, badgers, bearcats, cougars, and bears, but we don’t — and virtual encounters with Evil Otto or Robocrook are about the closest our offspring and descendants come. Even the non-scary mascots have become antiquated, and many were inappropriate from the gitgo — for example, five teams still named for Indian tribes, and not a one of them for the tribes that were native to Arkansas or prominent here. A dozen Bulldogs and not one Blue-Tick Hound. Back in my playing days (the early Jurassic) for the Sheridan Yellowjackets, I never came to appreciate being assigned a stupid bug as my doppelganger or avatar — an indignity I shared with players from Fordyce, Bryant, Wynne, Clinton, and

Bob L ancaster Harmony Grove, among others, and the big boys from Arkansas A&M. Yellowjackets are still out there, I suppose, but a minor consideration in Century 21, like poison ivy, and we don’t even have Boll Weevils in Arkansas anymore. And so forth. So here are some update team-name nominations. Alma Airedales become the Alma Alamos. Ashdown Panthers become the Ashdown Awesomes. Altus Owls become the Altus Spodie Odies. Bald Knob Bulldogs become the Bald Knob Gobblers. OK, then, Turkeys. Jeez, I’m not trying to offend anybody here. Barton Bears become the Barton Finks. Or Coliseums. Batesville Pioneers become the Bates(ville) Motel Psychos. Bauxite Miners (with Reynolds andAlcoa long gone) become the Bauxite Whatever. Benton Panthers become the Benton Slingblades. Brinkley Tigers become the Brinkley Hinkies. Bryant Hornets become the Bry(Fire)Ants. Calico Rock Pirates become the Calico

Rock Stars. Cave City Cavemen give way to the Cave City Geckos. Clarksville Panthers become the Clarksville Snarks. Clinton Yellowjackets become the Clinton Willards. Conway Wampus Cats become the Conway Twittiers. Dardanelle Sand Lizards become the Dardanellys. Delight Bulldogs become the Delight Fantastics. DeQueen Leopards somehow or other become the Bohemian Rhapsody. Dierks Outlaws become the Dierks Dorks. Dumas Bobcats become the Dumas Deep Doo-Doo. Earle Bulldogs become the Earle Snoop Doggs. Elaine Panthers become the Elaine YoddaYoddas. Fayetteville Bulldogs become the Fayetteville Triumph FMTPOs. Flippin Bobcats become the Flippin Burgers. Fordyce Redbugs become the Fordyce Bedbugs. Glen Rose Beavers become the Glen Rose Pencil-neck Gleeks. Greenbrier Panthers become the Greenbrier Gnarly Dudes. Green Forest Tigers become the Green Forest Gumps. Guy-Perkins Thunderbirds become the Guy Caballeros. Hope Bobcats become the Hope High High Hopes. Hot Springs Trojans become the Hot Springs Trojans-ENZ. Jonesboro Hurricane becomes the Jonesboro Jonesing. Lake Village Beavers become the Lake Village People. Little Rock Catholic Rockets become the Catholic High Mass. Little Rock Central Tigers become the Little Rock Central Perennial Integration Crisis Anniversary




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