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Hairspray at the Rep Welcomes Mothers, Daughters

Hairspray at the Rep Welcomes Mothers, Daughters

Little Rock Family invites moms and daughters to enjoy lunch, hair and jewelry vendors in the lobby and a special matinee performance of Hairspray at 2 p.m. April 9, followed by a meet & greet with some of the cast after the show. Tickets are $40-$60.

Runaway Planet To Play Bluegrass at Dreamland Ballroom Saturday

Runaway Planet To Play Bluegrass at Dreamland Ballroom Saturday

Bluegrass band Runaway Planet will take the stage from 3-5 p.m. Saturday (March 26) at Dreamland Ballroom, 800 W. Ninth St., Little Rock. Admission to the all-ages show is $5.

'Pretty Girls Rock: Embracing Your Beautiful'

'Pretty Girls Rock: Embracing Your Beautiful'

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (MTCC), a museum of the Department of Arkansas Heritage in partnership with L’Oréal, will host Pretty Girls Rock! Embracing Your Beautiful on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 1:00 pm.

This event will be held at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, located at 501 West Ninth Street in Little Rock, Arkansas. Admission is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

MTCC will host an afternoon of beauty, entertainment and culture. The event will feature the reigning Miss Arkansas Alyse Eady, as guest speaker and entertainment.

Visitors will receive makeup tips and hands–on demonstrations from local makeup artists as well as free beauty products courtesy of L’Oréal.

For information please call 501-683-33593 or visit www.mosaictemplars.com.

Scholarships available at Oxford American Writers' Summit

Scholarships available at Oxford American Writers' Summit

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Oxford American will offer five scholarships (including tuition, room, and board) for Arkansas college students to attend the inaugural Oxford American Summit for Ambitious Writers occurring June 21–26, 2011, at Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain.

"These scholarships will allow the most promising young writers at Arkansas colleges to learn from some of the best writers and editors in the nation," said Marc Smirnoff, editor of The Oxford American.  "We are pleased to be able to extend this opportunity to our home-state students."

The scholarships will be awarded to the five best student applications (as judged by the Summit’s Fiction and Creative Nonfiction admission boards) received from two- and four-year Arkansas colleges and universities.

AETN, UALR Public Radio host free advance screening of ‘Pushing the Elephant’

AETN, UALR Public Radio host free advance screening of ‘Pushing the Elephant’

CONWAY, Ark. (AETN) — The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) and UALR Public Radio/KUAR FM 89.1 invite the public to a free screening of “Pushing the Elephant” as part of Community Cinema Monday, March 28, at 6 p.m. at Roosevelt Thompson Library in Little Rock.

“Pushing the Elephant,” a film by Beth Davenport and Elizabeth Mandel, tells the story of Rose Mapendo who lost her husband and her home during the ethnic violence that engulfed the Democratic Republic of Congo in the 1990s. When war came to Mapendo’s village, she was separated from her five-year-old daughter, Nangabire. Mapendo managed to escape with nine of her 10 children and eventually resettled in Phoenix, Ariz. Over a decade later, mother and daughter are reunited in the U.S., where they must face the past and build a new future.

The film follows Mapendo and Nangabire over the course of two years as they make up for lost time.

Registration deadline for historical conference extended to March 31

Registration deadline for historical conference extended to March 31

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Arkansas Historical Association has extended to March 31 the registration deadline for “A Gathering Storm: Arkansas Goes to War,” the seventieth annual conference of the Arkansas Historical Association, which will be held April 14-16 in Little Rock.

The conference will feature sessions on a variety of topics centering on events in Arkansas history as the state’s citizens prepared for military conflict. While many speakers will address events linked to the Civil War, other sessions will cover the U.S. Mexican War, World War I and the Korean War.

In addition to the history sessions, the conference includes a reception at the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, an awards banquet at the Clinton Presidential Library, and tours of Civil War sites in Central Arkansas, Mount Holly Cemetery, and Oakland-Fraternal Cemetery.

LRFW 2011 seeks best hairstylists in the state

LRFW 2011 seeks best hairstylists in the state

Are you the "baddest" hairstylist in town? Here's your chance to prove it!

Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW) is accepting applications from hairstylists and hair salons, wanting to showcase their hair designs at Little Rock Fashion Week 2011, scheduled July 11-16.

In its third year, LRFW is recognized as the one fashion experience that pushes the envelope when it comes to models' hair on the runway. A few lucky hairstylists and hair salons will be highlighted at LRFW's Posh Expression and Young & Fabulous fashion shows. Participating hairstylists and salons will compete to win the inaugural LRFW’s “2011 Best Hairstylists" award. The winner receives several prizes and perks for up to one year.

The application can be downloaded at http://www.littlerockfashionweek.com/.