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Good for the soul

The return of Say McIntosh, restaurateur

Robocalls are illegal

Robocalls -- recorded messages sent to thousands of phone numbers -- are a fact of life in political campaigns. The public doesn't like them much, judging by the gripes about them, but campaign managers and politicians still believe in their utility.

Riverfest winds down

With Cedric Burnside and Lightnin' Malcolm, Steve Miller Band, Robert Cray, Ludacris and more performing.

More Riverfest

Arkansas' biggest music festival continues with Uncle Kracker, Lucero, Bell Biv Devoe, Blake Shelton, The Black Crowes (pictured) and more.
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Rock 'n' Rollin' on the River

Riverfest debuts tonight with Cross Canadian Ragweed, Gary Allan, Earth, Wind & Fire and more performing.

The Romany Rye's 'Hello Goodbye'

Chris Denny's erstwhile backing band The Natives debuts its new project, led by promising California singer/songwriter Luke MacMaster, Thursday at Union Station

Zoo needs change of master plan

The Little Rock Zoo finds itself hemmed inside a shrinking city park, beset by rising operating costs and declining financial aid from Little Rock city government, and now challenged to comply with conflicting master plans.

The Fallen rise again

We Are the Fallen ends its U.S. tour at Juanita's this Tuesday. For members Ben Moody, John LeCompt and Rocky Gray, it's a fitting homecoming that can easily be seen as a dramatic statement from the three ex-Evanescence members who, years ago, found themselves embroiled in one of the messiest, most public band break-ups in years.
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Driven to distraction

Distractions cause wrecks. Cell phones distract drivers. So ...

Italian on the cheap

Pasta Jack's a solid lunch deal.

Birthday blowout

“We're getting older ... but much louder.” That's Travis McElroy's motto heading into the fourth anniversary of his label, which he says has evolved into what he always wanted it to be: “indie rock, noise.” Friday, Brother Andy, Androids of Ex-Lovers and a reunited Smoke Up Johnny help him celebrate.

Greek grub

After a quarter century slinging baklava and gyros, the Greek Food Fest has it down to a science. Don't want to stand in line? Order online from home in advance. Don't want to leave the hermetically sealed, air-conditioned bliss of your car? Drive through and order from a limited menu.
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Zoo needs change of master plan

The Little Rock Zoo finds itself hemmed inside a shrinking city park, beset by rising operating costs and declining financial aid from Little Rock city government, and now challenged to comply with conflicting master plans.

Muddy waters

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality is responsible for creating regulations to enforce federal water quality standards, but clean water activists fear a proposed change to one of those regulations could end up having a negative impact on drinking-water quality in Central Arkansas.

A tale of two races

It's probably fair to say that no other Senate primary contest in the country has garnered more attention -- in time, money, ad buys and interest from outside groups -- than the race between Sen. Blanche Lincoln and Lt. Gov. Bill Halter.

Four of a kind

May not be enough to beat one Democrat of another kind in the congressional race to succeed Congressman Vic Snyder, the seven-term liberal light of the delegation.

More matzo!

The annual, day-long festival of the best food Judaism has to offer returns to the River Market Pavilion. With tables upon tables of latkes, corned beef, brisket, pastrami and bagels, this yearly market is a rare chance to get a thorough taste of some savory traditional food not usually available in our state.

Paws on the Pavement

Saturday brings the 11th annual celebration of man's best friend: Paws on the Pavement. It's an all-day festival to benefit the volunteer-based Central Arkansas Rescue Effort for Animals (CARE).

To-Do

KUAR's annual celebration of Arkansas Heritage Month, “The Arkansas Flyer,” is back for its fourth year, with The Salty Dogs (pictured), John Craig and host Amy Garland. At Wildwood.

Ten for 10

Little Rock and North Little Rock will ignore the Arkansas River that parts them for 10 days in May, when ArtWeek '10 puts painters and poets and partiers in twin spotlights. The river cities will kick off that connection with a party, appropriately, in the middle -- on the Junction Bridge, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tonight.
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