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PHOTOS: Miss Arkansas greets VIPs, takes off on whirlwind tour

Subscriber onlyAfter a brief news conference on July 9, Savvy Shields, who not even an hour before was crowned Miss Arkansas 2016, paused outside a VIP reception at the Hot Springs Convention Center to greet her parents, Todd and Karen Shields of Fayetteville, and her brother, Dane, and to pose for a few photos. Once inside, surrounded by former Miss Arkansas winners, she said a few words of thanks and with smiles and hugs made her way around the room greeting friends, family and guests. Continue reading...

Sabine Schmidt

Photos develop images of home

Subscriber onlyPhotographer Sabine Schmidt recently completed a photo series featuring tiny paper houses that she designed and created herself. The idea for the houses came about one frosty February weekend when Schmidt found herself snowed in for four days. As she wrote about the genesis of the project on her blog, "If humans are capable of building structures that not only provide shelter but hold memory and a historical residue felt by passing strangers years and generations later, where is that human information contained? What is the principle of 'house'?" Continue reading...

High Profile: Supha Xayprasith-Mays

The former corporate wheeler-dealer is founder of the Multicultural Expo Center, through which she will be doing what she loves most — helping people reach their potential.

Subscriber onlySupha Xayprasith-Mays of Little Rock sounds for all the world like a motivational speaker, someone a Les Brown or a Tony Robbins might envy. Continue reading...

Retired lawyer gears up for Gridiron centennial

Subscriber onlyThe answer arrives with an accompanying this-reply-is-obvious laugh. Continue reading...

How do you spell fun?

Bingo Bash players take chances and win as storms subside

Subscriber onlyStorms and tornado warnings made for a slow start for the 10th annual Bingo Bash on July 14 at Our Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic Church. Continue reading...

RIGHT TIME RIGHT PLACE: He's still smitten with girl in Arkansas gas station window

Subscriber onlySeeing Evorie Brock pass by the plate glass window of his father's Esso station in Murfreesboro was the highlight of Lemuel Ward's days in 1939. Continue reading...

Shorts have wardrobe place if rules are followed

Subscriber onlyQ. My grandfather insists that it is never appropriate to wear shorts other than at home or on vacation. I believe that the options have expanded from his day, but I do recognize he has experience. So when is it acceptable today for a man to wear shorts? Continue reading...

Historic Arkansas Museum toasts founding 75 years ago

Subscriber onlyA daylong celebration Tuesday of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Historic Arkansas Museum was topped with speeches, proclamations, birthday cake and Historic Arkansas Ale in the museum's lobby. Continue reading...

El Zocalo garden party features tacos, trinkets

Subscriber onlyBernice Gardens in SoMa was the backdrop for the festive Tacos and Tianguis on July 16. The event was a fundraiser for El Zocalo Immigrant Resource Center, whose mission is to promote dignified life for immigrants in Arkansas. Continue reading...

Getting it straight

Subscriber onlyA photo of a house in the July 10 edition of High Profile was not 45 Edgehill Road as labeled. The 45 Edgehill Road house is pictured at right. Continue reading...

Couplings explained by science

Subscriber onlyYou've probably come across those couples where one partner is significantly more attractive than the other. It's often fodder for fictional comedy. In real life, of course, it's also a source of pain for some couples, who may be hurt and embarrassed to hear that their partner "could do so much better than you." Continue reading...

Couple has ups and downs during wedding on coaster

Subscriber onlyCHARLOTTE, N.C. -- It's easy to compare romance to a roller coaster, with heart-racing highs, plunging lows and unexpected twists. But for James and Cortni Music, roller coasters are where they fell in love -- and where they decided to make it official when they exchanged vows July 14 on the Fury 325. Continue reading...

Japanese sandals get a fashionable upgrade

Subscriber onlyHITA, Japan -- Colored carp, sunflowers, zebra prints and more. Colorful geta wooden sandals with these fancy patterns caught my eye when I visited Motono Hakimono Kogyo, a geta factory in Hita, Oita Prefecture. Continue reading...

Wedding's off: What is next?

Subscriber onlyYou've decided to cancel your wedding. How do you let family and friends know? What about the financial implications? Continue reading...

Remembering Bonnie Brown

Family instrumental in creating ‘Nashville sound’

Subscriber onlyThe recent death of Bonnie Brown Ring of Dardanelle reminds me of the important roles played by the Arkansas-born Brown family in the history of American country music. Bonnie was the younger sister of Jim Ed and Maxine Brown, and together they were instrumental, as one music historian has written, "in the development of the elegant, often orchestral 'Nashville sound,' which replaced the string bands of earlier eras." Continue reading...

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