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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.

LRFW and non-profit organization partner to make 'big' influence

LRFW and non-profit organization partner to make 'big' influence

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW) is proud to announce that a new non-profit partner for LRFW 2011 is Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas (BBBSCA). Brandon D. Campbell, founder and executive director of LRFW, selected BBBSCA because of their significant contributions to improving the lives of children in our community.

Campbell knows the difference the organization makes in the lives of children because he too has been directly influenced by the organization.  From age eight to eleven years old, Campbell was a "Little."
 
"The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas provided me with so many great eye-opening first time experiences, so I think it's only fitting that I help give other children their first major fashion experience," Campbell explains.

Spots still available in youth filmmaking workshops

Spots still available in youth filmmaking workshops

CONWAY, Ark. (AETN) —  “Student Selects: A Young Filmmakers Showcase,” a production of the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN), scholarships will be awarded, student film selections will be screened and workshops will be held at this year’s Little Rock Film Festival (LRFF) to celebrate and support young filmmakers’ talent.

THEA Foundation scholarship winners include Elle Ternes and Christopher Marrin from Fayetteville High School for Screenwriting and Directing respectively;  Michael Xiques from Mountain Home High School for Cinematography; and Madison Heim from Springdale Har-Ber High School for Editing.  The public is invited to an awards ceremony sponsored by the Arkansas Film Commission on Saturday, June 4, 5-7 p.m. at Argenta Community Theater in North Little Rock.

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.

Party on the cheap with The Jay Jackson Band

Party on the cheap with The Jay Jackson Band

Wanna hear great music this weekend, but don't feel like paying $30 for a Riverfest ticket?

With skyrocketing gas prices these days, you've gotta make your money stretch. Come to Thirst 'n' Howl in West Little Rock Saturday night at 9 pm. Get down and boogie with the one-and-only Jay Jackson Band!

This time we're rocking out with the fantastic Angelyn Jolly sitting in on drums. There is no cover charge and patrons age 18 and up are welcome! We'll also be playing "musical chairs" with our instruments. It's live, folks; anything can happen!

Check out The Jay Jackson Band's upcoming shows at www.jayjacksonmusic.com.

Thirst 'n' Howl is located at 14710 Cantrell Road in Little Rock. For information and directions call 501-379-8189.

 

Playing pirate just isn't fun anymore

Playing pirate just isn't fun anymore

The first question that comes to mind is, "Why in the world would they make another Pirates movie?" The first one was fun, the second one too long, and the third one too confusing for a film that was based on a theme park ride. The franchise seemed to wrap itself up nicely, so why would they make another one?

The answer is money. The studio knows that people will go see it. I read that Johnny Depp was paid $55 million to resume the role of Captain Jack Sparrow, which brings me to two conclusions: either he had no interest in playing the role again and that was that magical number of zeros it took, or he is such a smart man that he knows how much money a fourth "Pirates of the Caribbean" film would make and that the studio knew it would sink without him manning the wheel.