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Michael Bearden

Subscriber only DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: April 12, 1980, in Searcy Continue reading...

Michael Ross Bearden

Ballet Arkansas artistic director also gracefully balances family, college studies and teaching at the University of Utah while landing Arkansas debut of Balanchine piece.

Subscriber onlyIn his second year as the company's artistic director, Michael Bearden has pulled off a big coup for Ballet Arkansas. Continue reading...

Partygoers stay home for Potluck

Subscriber onlyIt all started with chicken takeout. Continue reading...

Chef cookoff, swanky parties, everybody give!

Subscriber onlyHere are a couple of hot tickets this week. Pulaski Technical College hosts its Diamond Chefs preliminaries Tuesday at its Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute. On Thursday, inside its Jack Stephens arena, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock holds its 12th Taste of Little Rock. Continue reading...

Creative achievement

Hutchinsons, council honor 8 contributors to art in Arkansas

Subscriber onlyProbably the newest face among the Arkansas Arts Council's annual Governor's Arts Awards was the man himself -- Gov. Asa Hutchinson. Continue reading...

Roommate answers the door and love walks in

Subscriber onlyJoe Greenwood was looking for a girl from his past when he knocked on a door and his future wife opened it. Continue reading...

Dear Abby: Good manners scarce these days

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have two daughters whom we have taught to use good manners. We are proud that they always remember to use their "pleases" and "thank yous" and many people have commented how polite they are. Continue reading...

Out for a little spin

NASCAR racer Mark Martin leads the pack at Hot Springs procession

Subscriber onlyThe clockwise route of the First Ever 12th annual World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade was reversed on March 17 in honor of NASCAR racer and Arkansas native Mark Martin, this year's celebrity grand marshal of the Hot Springs parade. (NASCAR fans know that cars race counterclockwise around NASCAR tracks.) Continue reading...

Menswear has its seasonal runway shows and sales, too

Subscriber onlyQ. You just wrote about going to "Fashion Week," and the same day I heard a story about the new "Men's Fashion Week" and how they will have it every season. I realize that those aren't clothes that real people buy, but I can't imagine how they can even pretend there is a difference between spring and fall clothes. Beyond just trying to sell new expensive fashion to the wealthy, are there any supposed differences you experts insist on in spring vs. fall -- is it blazers? Continue reading...

Ballet Arkansas fundraiser has attendees on their toes

Subscriber onlyBallet Arkansas is the fourth leg of an arts "stool," said board member Alex Ray in an impassioned plea for charitable contributions, and among the other legs -- the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, and the Arkansas Arts Center -- it has the most upward mobility. Continue reading...

Alzheimer's Arkansas event honors three outstanding women

Subscriber only"Welcome to the Caribbean" was the theme of the Alzheimer's Arkansas Advocates of the Year Dinner at the Metroplex on March 19 inspired by a Costa Rica vacation package donated for the event's live auction. Continue reading...

Millennial males more keen on style are reshaping trade

Subscriber onlyLOS ANGELES -- The American male has long been judged a fashion dud. Continue reading...

Dorothy Chandler Blank - Michael Morgan Bailey Jr.

Parents of the bride are Pamela and Richard Harrod Blank Jr., 5618 Edgewood Road. Her grandparents are Dorothy Niblack Jackson and the late John David Jackson and the late Carol and Dr. Richard Harrod Blank, all of Tampa, Fla. Continue reading...

Taylor Renee Barrow - Andrew Hunter Thompson

Taylor Renee Barrow and Andrew Hunter Thompson exchanged marriage vows at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at First Free Will Baptist Church, North Little Rock. The father of the groom officiated. Continue reading...

Christine Denise Bourns - Derek Jordan Ward

Christine Denise Bourns became the bride of Derek Jordan Ward at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the Villa Marre. The Rev. Greg Kirksey of the Church at Rock Creek officiated. Continue reading...

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