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Dinner, film fest award honor gay writer Maupin

Subscriber onlyAt age 73 and long past the age of bashfulness, Tales of the City author Armistead Maupin regaled a crowd at South on Main on Monday night, mincing no words while talking about diversity, being gay and liberal among his Trump-supporting family members and the legacy of the book series that made him famous. Continue reading...

Chamber chow-down

Bryant businesses, residents help commerce-boosting organization

Subscriber onlyOrganizers of the 18th annual Taste of Bryant, a fundraiser for the Greater Bryant Chamber of Commerce, may have undersold it as a "taste." Continue reading...

Personal Space

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Arkansas Beer Festival funnels money to charity

Subscriber onlyWhether you're into the lagers, the IPAs, the pilsners, the pale ales, the kolsches, the stouts or the good ole domestics, there was something for beer drinkers with all tastes at the fourth annual Great Arkansas Beer Festival, put on July 22 at the Statehouse Convention Center. Continue reading...

Anthony Marc Perrone

He began his career in his teens, working in a grocery store in Pine Bluff. Through decades of service to the union that helped him, he became its international leader.

Subscriber onlyMarc Perrone describes the benefits of union membership this way: "If you want to go somewhere fast, go by yourself. If you want to go long-distance, go with a group." Continue reading...

Bash gives revelers access to some big prizes, big fun

Subscriber onlyGroans, moans, cheers and jeers greeted every call of a Bingo ball during Access Group Inc.'s 11th annual Bingo Bash, held July 13 at Our Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic Church. Masters of ceremonies were KTHV's Craig O'Neill and Tyler "Moose" Bjornson from radio station KLAL-FM, Alice 107.7. Continue reading...

Artistic geographics

Progressive Hearne party spread across three art hot spots

Subscriber onlyThe night of July 8 was a great night to be Garbo Hearne's comrade or client. Continue reading...

Think tank

Arkansas Healthy Child Summit brings bright minds together for children’s causes

Subscriber onlyA June 28 luncheon held during the 2017 Arkansas Healthy Child Summit provided some alarming statistics along with the chicken and rice dinner that was served: Arkansas ranks between 45th and 46th out of the 50 states in terms of child well-being. Continue reading...

Easter Seals soiree a fundraising blast

Subscriber onlySome 200 people, including members and guests of the Easter Seals Arkansas Guardians board, hit the river-facing deck of the Little Rock Marriott's Grand Ballroom terrace for one of the best views of the Independence Day fireworks display. Continue reading...

Justice for one and all

Humanitarian Awards dinner helps JCA keep changing hearts, minds

Subscriber onlyJust Communities of Arkansas has crossed many a barrier since its founding in 1964, yet there is still so much more to do. That was the general sentiment among guests, speakers and honorees at JCA's annual Humanitarian Awards Celebration, held June 20 at the Jack Stephens Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Continue reading...

Chamber rolls out red carpet for crew of USS Little Rock

Subscriber onlyA four-day visit to the river city by the crew of the pre-commissioned USS Little Rock culminated with a catered barbecue dinner hosted by the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau the night of June 13 at historic Curran Hall. The crew, stationed near Jacksonville, Fla., includes one Arkansan -- Robert Dyer of Mountainburg. Continue reading...

Two directors become one, throw out romance rulebook

Subscriber onlyShe wore a short, off-white dress with lace; he wore a black tuxedo. Their cake was a replica of the state Capitol, where they wed. But the nuptials and after-party were anything but ordinary. Continue reading...

18 former CARTI patients get Jungmeyer Scholarships

Subscriber onlyThe latest round of Jungmeyer Scholarships was handed out to pediatric cancer survivors May 31 at the Governor's Mansion. This marks the 20th year the stipends were given in the name of Dennis Jungmeyer, director emeritus of the CARTI Foundation board of directors. He's a prostate cancer survivor who saw the pediatric cancer patients coming and going in the waiting room while he received his own treatments. Continue reading...

A lasting legacy

Building to be named for retiring UAMS Chancellor Dan Rahn

Subscriber onlyMembers and guests of the Society of the Double Helix's recent black-tie gala knew University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Chancellor Dan Rahn is retiring at the end of July. What they and Rahn didn't know was that university officials had committed to naming a building after him at UAMS. Continue reading...

Miss Arkansas fundraiser adds $85,000 to prize kitty

Subscriber onlyCollege-age women bearing sashes from their respective preliminary Miss Arkansas pageants mingled with supporters, sponsors and donors at the state pageant's largest annual fundraiser, Spikes and Stilettos, held May 21 at Pleasant Valley Country Club. Continue reading...

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