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Gala nets $400,000 in late Razorback’s honor

There was so much praise going around the stage that it was at times hard to ascertain which speaker was the honoree.

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HIGH PROFILE: Richard Alan Huddleston

Rich Huddleston works tirelessly to make sure Arkansas children and families have a voice in the era of national health care reform.

Rich Huddleston is more of a "glass half full" than "glass half empty" kind of guy.

Each chef's Next Course is a win for Youth Home

Local chefs participating in The Next Course fundraiser for Youth Home Inc. knew exactly where to hit its supporter base -- in the taste buds and the tummy. The Sept. 28 affair, held for the first time at the Albert Pike Memorial Center in downtown Little Rock, featured flavorful food and fine wines served over five courses.

Mandela memories

Bill Clinton honors courage, heart of late South African president

While in town to help commemorate the 60th anniversary of the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School, former President Bill Clinton took time Sept. 24 to give a lecture at the Clinton Presidential Center about his close relationship with the late Nelson Mandela. The South African anti-apartheid leader is the subject of a new temporary exhibit at the center, "Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu."

Combat veterans convene to hear injured Ranger's talk

He was burned over 85 percent of his body and lost both arms below the elbow when a bomb blew up the military vehicle he was driving in Iraq. But retired Army Ranger Michael Schlitz exudes confidence and exemplifies the spirit of self-preservation.

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Broadway-theme Gala for Life raises $942,000 for cancer institute

The Statehouse Convention Center took on the sights and sounds of the Big Apple for the 22nd Gala for Life, the largest annual fundraiser for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.

Air Force marks its 70 years as military branch with gala

About 800 military personnel from Little Rock Air Force Base turned out in full dress uniform the night of Sept. 16 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Air Force becoming its own military branch. The formal affair for the easy-going bunch was presented by the Little Rock AFB Community Council with the theme "Breaking Barriers Since 1947."

Stepping out for kids

Dance competition raises $185,000 to battle form of childhood cancer

People will pay big money to see their friends and others perform on a dance floor in a competitive setting. Proof: the Children's Tumor Foundation's 10th annual Dancing With Our Stars, held Sept. 7 at the Little Rock Marriott ballroom.

Art-filled home the setting for Contemporaries party

Cantrell Gallery founder Helen Scott hosted a gathering at her Talmage Drive home the night of Aug. 31 for the Contemporaries membership group of the Arkansas Arts Center.

More to come in Arkansas, Cinema Society buzz says

Based on attendance and the amount of dialogue surrounding the Arkansas Cinema Society's three-day inaugural event, Premiere, there's more to come from the society's founder, writer/director Jeff Nichols, and ACS Executive Director Kathryn Tucker, both Little Rock natives.

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Inductee Quinn Grovey of Fayetteville signs footballs for Wes Sutton at an induction ceremony for Ar...

Inductee Quinn Grovey of Fayetteville signs footballs for Wes Sutton at an induction ceremony for Arkansan athletes into the Texas...

Published: October 27, 2016

 Bob Thonton, Tim Graham, Bill Schwyhart and J.B. Hunt.

Bob Thonton, Tim Graham, Bill Schwyhart and J.B. Hunt.

Published: September 12, 2010

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