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Little Rock Fashion Week Media Mixer at the Lulav

Little Rock Fashion Week Media Mixer at the Lulav

On Wednesday night, July 13, Little Rock Fashion Week held their much anticipated Media Mixer for invitees and VIP's to come and commiserate their love of style.  The mixer was held at the Lulav (http://www.lulaveatery.com/), a posh dive in downtown Little Rock located at 220 West 6th Street.  The venue was swirling with models, designers, media and fashion enthusiasts alike to mingle with one another and enjoy the festivities.  

Listening to a jazzy saxaphone player while chatting with old friends and new was the toast of the town.  All was aflutter on this special evening hosted by Brandon Campbell, producer of Little Rock Fashion Week.  Designers were of varied experience and ages with the youngest, Aaliyah Fisher, being only thirteen years old.  The newbie on the block is Jo Claire Dodson who is an artist by trade crossing over into the fashion realm.

"The Great Escape" benefits Women's Shelter of Central Arkansas

"The Great Escape" benefits Women's Shelter of Central Arkansas

 The Women's Shelter of Central Arkansas has provided emergency assistance to domestic violence victims since November of 1995.  In an effort to generate community support, and ensure services in the future, the Women’s Shelter created the annual event known as “The Great Escape”.  The Great Escape is to be held on August 6, 2011 from 9:00 a.m-3:00 p.m. at the Conway Expo Center and Fairgrounds in Conway, Arkansas.

 The Great Escape provides a day for women to be pampered by massage therapists, skin professionals and manicurists. Spa services are $10 and proceeds are donated to the Women's Shelter of Central Arkansas.

Celebrate an injury-free Independence Day

Celebrate an injury-free Independence Day

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Fireworks stands across the state are starting to do big business as Arkansans prepare to celebrate the Independence Day weekend.

Because Attorney General Dustin McDaniel hopes everyone has a safe and happy holiday, he issued these safety tips to remind Arkansans about state laws concerning fireworks.

Searcy residents compete in singing showdown on national television

Searcy residents compete in singing showdown on national television

SEARCY, Ark. — Fourtify, a quartet from Searcy, Ark., has been selected to appear on a national television program, “America Sings” airing on GMCTV (Gospel Music Channel) June 29, 2011, at 9 p.m.eastern/8 p.m. central time. “America Sings” is a contest for singing groups all over the country to compete. Fans will be able to vote for their favorite group to win.

The four members of Fourtify are Kittrell Camp, Emily Eads, Lindsey Farley, and Jordan Simpson. Camp, Eads, and Farley graduated from Harding Academy in May of this year, while Simpson graduated in 2010 and is currently a sophomore at Harding University. All four are members of the College Church of Christ.

The quartet formed their group three years ago while all four were students at Harding Academy. All were members of the Harding Academy Chorus and also part of the ensemble, CrossEyed.

Divas Dressing Darlings makes more than 'fashion statement'

Divas Dressing Darlings makes more than 'fashion statement'

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Divas Dressing Darlings, held at RK Collections in the Chenal Promenade last Thursday evening, June 16, 2011 had a wonderful turnout.  The goal of the event was to bring awareness to the non-profit Little Dresses for Africa and The Compassion Fashion Project.  Guests were asked to bring in pillowcases that will be turned into dresses for little girls in impoverished areas of Africa.  Live music by Jessica Carder gave the ambience of a jazzy feel to the whole evening and created a light, fun atmosphere.  Speakers included Brandon Campbell, producer of Little Rock Fashion Week, Beth Goodrich, executive director of The Women's Shelter of Central Arkansas in Conway, Meredith Corning, founder of The Compassion Fashion Project and Robin Kratzke, owner of RK Collections.

Guests were dressed to the nines and spent their time shopping, sipping wine, enjoying cupcakes, eclaires and the festivities with one another.

Miss Arkansas Pageant offers free tickets to students

Miss Arkansas Pageant offers free tickets to students

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. –  The Miss Arkansas Scholarship Pageant is proud to announce that there will be free tickets for students available at this year’s pageant.  On Wednesday and Thursday, July 13 and 14, Junior High and High School spirit squads are invited to attend the Preliminary competition free!    Spirit squad members must wear their uniform / team gear in order to receive complimentary admission. 

On Friday and Saturday, July 15 and 16, fraternity and sorority members will be able to watch the final night of preliminary competition and the crowning night for free as well!  Greek members are asked to wear their letters or pin in order to gain complimentary admission. 

For both groups, there will be a table set up outside the Convention Center, on the Embassy Suites side near the box office.  Spirit Squad members and Greeks are asked to check in between 6:30 p.m.

New Movies: Hangover Part II, Kung Fu Panda 2, More

New Movies: Hangover Part II, Kung Fu Panda 2, More

The Hangover and Kung Fu Panda sequels are in theaters this week, along with World War II drama Winter in Wartime and documentary The Greatest Movie Ever Sold.