Category archives: Blog

'Flipped' Tells of Journey From Tragedy to Triumph

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Flipped, the tale of an Arkansas family’s powerful journey from tragedy to triumph, was released last week, along with a corresponding resource website for those struggling with similar experiences. The book details the journey of Northwest Arkansas’ Tommy Van Zandt and his family following a tragic neck injury that left him paralyzed. The book is written[...]

Arts & Culture in Northwest Arkansas

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Northwest Arkansas has developed a solid reputation for its vibrant art scene over the last few years. The month of February looks exceptionally strong for visual art lovers as the major towns each have exhibits and venues worth exploring.  Here is a breakdown of what to expect. BENTONVILLE Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Crystal Bridges Museum o[...]

Big Orange Shakes Things Up For Charity

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The Little Rock and Rogers Big Orange locations are raising money for charitable organizations in a colorful way. Throughout the month of February, proceeds from each Lucie’s Rainbow Shake sold in Little Rock will go to Lucie’s Place, a shelter and resource center for young, homeless LGBTQ adults. Big Orange co-owner Scott McGehee says the restaurant rais[...]

Tacos 4 Life to Open Six New Locations

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Arkansas restaurant chain Tacos 4 Life announced Monday that it would add six locations in 2018. The restaurant plans to expand with new taco joints in Springdale; Rogers; Fort Smith; North Little Rock; Charlotte, North Carolina and Jackson, Tennessee. The chain currently has two Conway locations, as well as locations in Fayetteville, Little Rock, Bent[...]

Ballet Arkansas’ Tour de Force

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Fill your February with fine art at all of the events Ballet Arkansas has to offer this month. First up is the ballet company’s Tour de Force, a multi-performance extravaganza from Feb. 16-18 at the CHARTS Theater in the UA Pulaski Tech Center for Humanities and Arts, where attendees will enjoy classical and contemporary dance. Watch for works by George B[...]

Lunching in Little Rock: Fantastic China

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In our Lunching in Little Rock blog series, Michael Kirkpatrick will explore and review the city’s best restaurants – all in time to get back to the office. This week, Michael ate lunch at Fantastic China. Comfort food comes in all shapes and sizes. I generally prefer some good home cooking from my mama, but my mama doesn’t make Chinese food, so sometimes[...]

Register Now For CALS Fiction & Fact

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Registration is open for the Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) Fiction & Fact: A War Dialogue with Veterans. The spring iteration of the program includes two discussions of veterans’ memoirs, a film screening, and a special session with an Arkansas Literary Festival guest author. Information about these events is below and can also be viewed at ca[...]

Arkansas Lifeline Call Center Opens in Little Rock

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The Arkansas Lifeline Call Center, which will take Arkansans’ calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, opened in Little Rock Tuesday morning. Prior to the Arkansas Lifeline Call Center’s opening, Arkansans’ calls were directed to out-of-state call centers, officials said. When calls are answered out of state, wait times can increase, Dr. Richard[...]