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Queenly pursuits: Meet drag star Kassandra, Little Rock’s ‘lost Kardashian’

Subscriber onlyOn weekend nights, Kassandra Kardashian exudes confidence while she dances, heels clacking onstage, hair floating around her, blowing kisses to the audience. Continue reading...

Adopt-A-Vet delivers love in a bag

Subscriber onlyJacki Bruning was deep in talks about expanding her nonprofit to bring gifts to veterans more often when her youngest son broke his neck. Continue reading...

Memorial pays respects to 32 homeless Arkansans who died without shelter

Subscriber onlyThe flames from 33 candles flickered at the front of the church, casting a soft glow on the room where attendees at a memorial service -- for the homeless people who have died in central Arkansas -- were singing quietly. Continue reading...

Medium conquered: Artist works in silverpoint to make a statement

Subscriber onlySunlight filters in through the half-open window shades, classical music floats on the air and a mug of green tea is steeping on the coffee table in Marjorie Williams-Smith's house. Continue reading...

Singleton Snyder a force for change in church, city

Subscriber onlyChildren stacked the blue, yellow and green Lego blocks that sat on each seat in the sanctuary where the Rev. Betsy Singleton Snyder was about to begin her sermon. Continue reading...

Personal Space

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A whole lot of love: Arkansas couple raises 4 biological children, adopts 28 more

Subscriber onlyRUSSELLVILLE -- When the Johnsons adopted Estie, they didn't expect the baby to live. Continue reading...

Artistic intentions: Central Arkansas family lives to create art

Subscriber onlyPastels stay upstairs at Connie and Dennis McCann's house in Maumelle. Continue reading...

MUSIC REVIEW: Two choral groups aid symphony's holiday fare

Subscriber onlyMinimal theatrics in the first performance of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's Home for the Holidays concert highlighted upbeat musical presentations by the orchestra and the two choral groups that accompanied it. Continue reading...

ASO's 'Holidays' concert a musical conglomeration

This year's "Home for the Holidays" concert by the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will feature a variety of musical selections -- cozy Christmas favorites, classical tunes and a medley of Hanukkah songs. Continue reading...

Securing surrogacy: Arkansas is only one of 5 states (and D.C.) that allows parents to have children through a surrogate mother

Subscriber onlyJenny Scanlon named her daughter Holland to span a gap left by the absence of shared genes. Continue reading...

Nutcracker gets balletic reworking, added show

The Nutcracker performances of long ago all blur and mix in memory; the new and the old become as one in this year's rendition from Ballet Arkansas. Continue reading...

To those in need: Blessing Bags, shelter help among ways to aid homeless

Subscriber onlyIn 2015, Leslie Dean Drake's friend found him dead in a van. Continue reading...

Man behind The Van driven to help

Subscriber onlyAaron Reddin carries his work with him. Continue reading...

Arkansas centers tap into telemedicine; program helps get mental health services to more people

Subscriber onlyIn December 2008, the Jonesboro trees were bowed and cracking with ice; a winter storm had swept through the city and left roads slick, but Tina Light decided to drive to her friend's house anyway. Continue reading...

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