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LRFW's final call for fashion designers, boutique owners

LRFW's final call for fashion designers, boutique owners

Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW) is accepting applications from fashion designers and boutique operators, wanting to showcase their clothing lines at Little Rock Fashion Week 2011, scheduled July 11-16. The final postmark deadline is March 5.

In its third year, LRFW highlights the best fashions by local and national designers and boutiques at its Posh Expression and Young & Fabulous fashion shows.

Get your green on at St. Patrick's Day Parade

Get your green on at St. Patrick's Day Parade

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The 12th Annual Rock to North Little Rock St. Patrick's Day Parade will be held on Saturday, March 12 at 1 p.m.

The Parade begins on Third Street in downtown Little Rock near the main Post Office, passes Dugan's Irish Pub at Third and Rock Streets, travels through River Market, crosses the Main Street Bridge into North Little Rock ending in the Argenta Historic District. The reviewing stand will be located in front of Cregeen's Irish Pub at Main and Broadway in North Little Rock.

A program of traditional Irish music and dance will be held on the main stage in North Little Rock following the parade from 2-4 p.m.

The parade is presented by the Irish Cultural Society of Arkansas and sponsored by the city of North Little Rock and the Regional Recycling and Waste Reduction District. For more information, visit IrishArkansas.org or call 501-868-6416.

Buy a brick, support MOD

Buy a brick, support MOD

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Museum of Discovery extended the deadline for its "Buy a Brick" appeal to May 1, 2011. Funds from the campaign support the Museum's complete renovation to become a first-class science center.

For $100, individuals, businesses, community groups and families can receive a personalized brick with their own message. Each brick can have up to three lines of text with eighteen characters per line. The bricks will be featured in front of the Museum of Discovery's new entry.

"We are preparing to close the building on April 3 for the remainder of our renovations," says Meredith Poland, Development Director.

LRFW clothes, models reign supreme at Expo

LRFW clothes, models reign supreme at Expo

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Thousands of spectators flocked to the Metroplex to see Little Rock Fashion Week's fashion presentation at the Seventh Annual Midsouth Summit Black Expo, this past weekend. The show served as a sneak peak for audience members into Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW) 2011, which is scheduled July 11-16 in downtown Little Rock.

"This was a very important event for us. It was a an opportunity to reconnect with our followers in the community on a more intimate level, and reiterate our mission," says Brandon Campbell. "Little Rock Fashion Week isn't about just partying and fashion shows. It's about celebrating Arkansas communities, bringing people together with people, promoting people's talents and inspiring young people. These are examples of what makes Little Rock Fashion Week the best fashion experience in America.

LRFW brings style to UAMS Black Expo

LRFW brings style to UAMS Black Expo

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW) will headline the Seventh Annual Midsouth Summit Black Expo with a fashion presentation, highlighting a few clothing lines to be featured at Little Rock Fashion Week 2011.

The expo is February 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Metroplex, located 10800 Colonel Glenn Road. The LRFW presentation is scheduled for 1:40 p.m. The expo and fashion show is free and is open to the public.

Attendees will get a sneak peak into this summer’s favorite fashion experience. The LRFW showcase will preview sophisticated, trendy and couture fashions by Savers, the Nicole McGehee Collection (LRFW 2010 Clothing Line of the Year), NaJo by Natasha Rawls (LRFW 2009 Clothing Line of the Year) and introduce Graffiti by 13-year old fashion designer Aaliyah Fisher, who will become the youngest designer to ever showcase in a fashion week.

101 Runners bring Mardi Gras groove to Arkansas

101 Runners bring Mardi Gras groove to Arkansas

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - A faction of the New Orleans cultural phenomena collectively known as Mardi Gras Indians, the 101 Runners featuring Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, will deliver its unique fusion of tribal rhythms and swampy voodoo funk with a pair of shows in two of Arkansas’ most legendary venues.

A Hot Springs performance Friday, February 25, at the Arlington Hotel Resort Hotel & Spa marks the Indians’ Natural State debut, followed by a show Little Rock’s Historic Dreamland Ballroom on Saturday, February 26. Both celebrations begin at 7 p.m.

Featuring Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, the Biggest of the Big Chiefs and the current Godfather of Mardi Gras Indian Funk, the 101 Runners are among a rare breed of living relics celebrating bloodlines with storylines dating back to the roots and origins of the Big Easy.

Tickets on sale for Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

Tickets on sale for Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

CONWAY, Ark. — Tickets are on sale for the Bard Ball, a fine arts event benefiting Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, set for Feb. 18 at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion in Little Rock.

This year’s theme is “Arkansas Artists Pay Tribute to the Bard”.  The program, set for 6:30-9 p.m., will include performances by Graham Gordy, Trenton Lee Stewart, Philip Martin, Greg Brownderville, The Conway Twitties, Stephen Feldman, Suzanne Loerch and AST company actors. Garland Recital will provide live music.

Matt Chiorini, AST’s artistic director, will serve as master of ceremonies. Harry Thomason, the Arkansas filmmaker, producer and director, will give the opening remarks.

“"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to introduce our 2011 season in such an elegant setting, with a host of Arkansas artists performing original, live pieces on their experience with Shakespeare,” said Dr.