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Bernice & Bryan Hembree

Subscriber onlyIt almost seems like fate that Bernice and Bryan Hembree met. The voices behind the popular and critically lauded musical duo Smokey and the Mirror blend beautifully while harmonizing, as though meant to be. As two-thirds of the team behind the Fayetteville Roots Festival -- their friend and partner Jerrmy Gawthrop is the other third -- it's obvious they work exceedingly well together. And the way they met was one of the most "small world" moments imaginable: A young man with whom Bernice attended high school in Mena met Bryan at Oxford while he was on a Fulbright Scholarship in England. Continue reading...

HIGH PROFILE: Respected physicist Al Ashley honored for efforts to lead more minority students into world of STEM

Subscriber onlyHe grew up in Tuskegee, Ala., the son of a well-read janitor and a substitute music teacher. Continue reading...

Empathy, home for patients goal of Hope Ball planners

Subscriber onlyThe temporary residents at the Hope Lodge near the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences come from all across the state and the country. They're of different religions, political affiliations, races, backgrounds, ages. But they have one word in common. Continue reading...

Sweet charity

Chocolate Fantasy Ball a fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities

Subscriber onlyDesserts were the first course at the Chocolate Fantasy Ball, where hundreds of delectable goodies enticed guests. Continue reading...

She wanted a date and eventually got a mate

Subscriber onlyMelony Medley just wanted a date for her college graduation. She got that -- and more. Continue reading...

Getting it straight

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Symphony Orchestra has guilds in Little Rock, Hot Springs Village and Russellville. The location of the guilds was incorrect in an Feb. 11 article about the work of the symphony guild in Little Rock. Continue reading...

Belts should run larger than waist size of pants

Subscriber onlyQ My weight fluctuates about 20 pounds, depending on the time of year. (It's actually not that big a deal, I'm tall and it's mostly about seasonal eating always coming at the same time, when I don't have time for exercise.) The question is whether my belts that keep switching from the middle hole to the last hole is a problem? Continue reading...

Party Gras

Hot Springs Jazz Society gets into Carnival spirit at annual fundraiser

Subscriber onlyHOT SPRINGS -- It wouldn't be Mardi Gras without the Costume Ball & Contest, a yearly fundraiser for the Hot Springs Jazz Society that always precedes Fat Tuesday. Continue reading...

Gala on a medical mission to serve humanity overseas

Subscriber onlyIn a heartfelt effort to raise money, the Arkansas Medical Mission hosted a formal Valentine-theme gala on Feb. 10 at Four Points By Sheraton Little Rock Midtown. Continue reading...

Business Hall of Fame hails four inductees during dinner

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Business Hall of Fame gained four new inductees during a dinner held Feb. 9 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. Continue reading...

Rutledge receives role model award

Subscriber onlyThe Gaines House presents the Sandra Wilson Cherry Award to a woman they consider a role model to their residents. On Feb. 8, Attorney General Lesley Rutledge was honored with the award at a dinner in the Great Hall of the Clinton Presidential Library. Continue reading...

'20s come rip-roaring back at chapter's 23rd Ivy Ball

Subscriber onlyThe 23rd annual Ivy Ball, An Evening at Club 1905 Where a Little Party Never Hurt Anybody, was held Feb. 10 at the Embassy Suites. The jazzy 1920s-theme ball was presented by the Beta Pi Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha and the Ivy Foundation of Little Rock. Continue reading...

Personified

Bost boasts wine benefit

Subscriber onlyTell us about your organization: Since 1959, Bost has been providing choices and opportunities in Arkansas for individuals with developmental and related disabilities so that they may live, work and play in the community. Continue reading...

Son a well-kept secret

Mom wants to reignite romance with Dad

Subscriber onlyQ. I've recently struck up a friendship with a guy I lived with five years ago. I left when I was pregnant and never told him. Our son is now 4, and after recently seeing my ex, I think I should tell him that Randy is his son. At our last meeting, things got sort of flirty again, and I think Valentine's Day might be a good time to get his attention. What's good ex-etiquette? Continue reading...

Club news

Subscriber onlyThe Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at Foghorns Restaurant, 2221 W. Walnut in Rogers. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. The Sons of Union Veterans is a fraternal organization dedicated to honoring the heritage of those who fought for the United States during the Civil War. The meeting is open to all. Continue reading...

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