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Anthony Wappel

Passion keeps history alive

Subscriber only"Tony is one of the most important figures we've ever had when it comes to the knowledge and preservation of our local history," says author J.B. Hogan of his friend and collaborator, Tony Wappel. Wappel is the author of three books about Fayetteville history -- Once Upon Dickson, On the Avenue and The Square Book -- and is the archivist records manager for Washington County. There are probably a few people in Fayetteville who know more about the area's history than he does -- but there aren't many. Continue reading...

Crystal Bridges shows works by O'Keeffe, 20 others

Subscriber only"The Beyond: Georgia O'Keeffe and Contemporary Art," opening Saturday at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 600 Museum Way, Bentonville, features 35 O'Keeffe works (built upon the museum's O'Keeffe collection) and paintings, sculptures, photographs, collages and murals by 20 contemporary artists working in similar themes. Continue reading...

HIGH PROFILE: Blue Cross and Blue Shield exec Jim Bailey credited with winning over Arkansas' biggest companies as clients

Subscriber onlyBill Phillips remembers laughing the first time he saw Jim Bailey play golf, on an outing with other young go-getters at Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield. “He literally hit the ball sideways,” said Phillips, a lobbyist and Bailey’s former boss at the insurance company. Continue reading...

SUMMER MOVIE PREVIEW: Will audiences be winners or losers this season?

Subscriber onlyLawrence Alloway, one of a couple of men accused of coining the term "Pop Art" in the 1950s, argued that a critic's job should be solely journalistic. We ought to content ourselves with "mapping the field": describing works being made and leaving the choice of winners and losers to future art historians. Continue reading...

Soldiers' Angels volunteer honored by VA for service

Subscriber onlyWhen a rare health condition forced Susan Cookus to give up her job in the medical field, she knew she couldn't just sit still. Continue reading...

Feeding the multitude

Beebes honored at Empty Bowls benefit for Arkansas Foodbank

Subscriber onlyFormer Gov. Mike and Ginger Beebe were the honorees at Empty Bowls, the May 11 benefit for the Arkansas Foodbank. Continue reading...

She had her eye on that very nice 'cute sailor'

Subscriber onlyMarilyn Kirchner was enjoying a little girl time when she met a sailor in a resort town in Illinois. Continue reading...

Grounds for a benefit

Our House fundraiser set up on lawn of Terry Mansion

Subscriber onlyDinner on the Grounds was held on the front lawn of the Terry Mansion on May 11. This is the 13th year for the spring fundraiser for Our House. Continue reading...

Ex-Etiquette

Subscriber onlyQ I have a question about weddings. My fiance has two daughters, ages 5 and 7. Do they have to come to our wedding? I really want to start fresh, and besides no kids are invited. What's good ex-etiquette? Continue reading...

Young couple enlists tattoo artist for wedding reception and guests line up

Subscriber onlyNEW YORK -- Lindsay Morris and Stephen Munshin didn't have to step inside a tattoo parlor to get their first tattoos. All they had to do was attend the wedding of their niece Leslie Merinoff to Brian Kwasienski in October in New York City. Continue reading...

Pleats, cuffs out of style in trouser fashion today

Subscriber onlyQ I recently lost some weight and am now down to my waist size from 10 years ago, which means I can fit into some pants I've insisted on holding onto. I'm wondering if they are still in style though. Are cuffs or pleats officially out of style, and will they stand out as outdated? Continue reading...

UALR honors three alumni for their work

Subscriber onlyTroy Wells, Mauri Douglass and Lelia Rosenkrans were honored May 11 as the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's distinguished alumni for 2018. Continue reading...

Candlelight Dinner spotlights Quapaw Quarter home tour

Subscriber onlyThe Candlelight Dinner for the 54th annual Quapaw Quarter Association tour of homes was held May 12 at Philander Smith College. Continue reading...

Humanitarian efforts awarded by JCA at gala

Subscriber onlyJust Communities of Arkansas honored four Arkansans for their humanitarian efforts at a May 8 gala in the Jack Stephens Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Continue reading...

Putting on the dog: Models strut stuff

Subscriber onlySome of the furry four-legged models at Paws on the Runway on May 10 walked across the runway, some of the smaller ones were carried and one decided not to walk across at all. But nobody minded -- as they were all adorable. The 11th annual fashion show with the theme Vanity Fur was held at Next Level Events and was a fundraiser for CARE, an animal rescue organization. Continue reading...