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Nickel Creek’s back and the payoff’s rich

Subscriber onlyNickel Creek A Dotted Line Nonesuch A When bands take a timeout, as the gifted progressive bluegrass/ acoustic musicians Nickel Creek did in 2007, fans remain hopeful. That hope has been paid off with serious rewards in the renewed energy and fresh spirit that infuses A Dotted Line. It doesn’t retread what was, but presents what is and what might be. Continue reading...

World’s still ‘Mad for Minis’ a half century since debut

Subscriber onlyPatricia Banks of Little Rock remembers when Twiggy, the British supermodel of the 1960s, first came on the scene. Continue reading...

Kids learn Gettysburg Address in Burns’ film

Subscriber only“Four score and seven years ago …” And so begins what many consider the most famous political speech in American history. Fortunately, Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address didn’t live up to his prediction that “the world will little note, nor long remember what we say here.” In fact, his 272 words spoken Nov. 19, 1863, at the dedication of Gettysburg’s Soldiers’ National Cemetery live on each year in a special way at Vermont’s Greenwood School. Continue reading...

ON CHRISTIANITY

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: Did Jesus know in advance that He was going to be put to death? If so, why didn’t He just back away or try to escape? — N.H. Continue reading...

HOROSCOPES BY HOLIDAY

Subscriber onlyHappy birthday. You’re duty-bound to overcome whatever stopped you from achieving last year’s goal. Family supports a dream venture in May. Continue reading...

Before divorce, find you

Subscriber onlyDEAR CAROLYN: I have been unhappy in my marriage for a long time. So long, in fact, that it started long before it became a marriage. I always had an excuse for putting off ending the relationship. In the beginning it was, “I’ll wait until after the summer” ; “OK, now I’ll wait until after the holidays” … etc., etc., etc. Continue reading...

With six years done, Carey has made ‘Bob’s show’ his

Subscriber onlyLOS ANGELES — There’s so much noise during an episode of The Price Is Right that producers of the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful, which is taping nearby, need to be aware of the game show’s schedule so the rowdiness doesn’t disrupt the filming of a love scene. Continue reading...

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

Subscriber onlyElsewhere in entertainment and the arts: ‘Concussive’ talk Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru, authors of League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth” will give a talk titled “League of Denial” at noon today in Sturgis Hall, Clinton School of Public Service, 1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock. Continue reading...

HELPFUL HINTS

DEAR READERS: Recently, we asked you to send in hints on the ways you reuse those small, brown, plastic prescription bottles. Continue reading...

Super Quiz: History

Subscriber only1. By what name is June 6, 1944, popularly known? 2. In which city was John F. Kennedy assassinated? Continue reading...

Women in clinics hit stride for May 5K

Subscriber onlyThe rubber has hit the road for 60 Women Run Arkansas running and walking clinics across the state, with thousands of people more than halfway toward their goal of doing a 5K footrace May 10. Continue reading...

Happy Trails: Two Rivers Park Western Loop

Subscriber onlyTWO RIVERS PARK WESTERN LOOP Location: Take Little Rock’s Cantrell Road 2.65 miles west of Interstate 430, turn on Pinnacle Valley Road. Go 1.55 miles to County Farm Road, then straight 1.56 miles to park entrance. Park at the Learning Circle. Continue reading...

Devices put coach in a box

Subscriber onlyMillions of plodding, athletically challenged, wannabe jocks scour YouTube clips for coaching tips, enroll in sports lessons from local pros and buy bizarre and, frankly, embarrassing instructional aids. Continue reading...

Workout in the garden

Squatting, digging, planting can rake in fitness benefits

Subscriber onlyGardens, as Rudyard Kipling said, “are not made by singing, ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade.” All those neat rows of flowers and vegetables require, well — gardening, and gardening is work. But does gardening count as exercise ? Continue reading...

Bike riders, prepare: Jasper Disaster, straight ahead

Subscriber onlyIt’s not every bike rider who’s up for the Jasper Disaster, a 58-mile ride through Jasper and Harrison that’s the most challenging part of the Tour de Hills. Continue reading...