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Area chefs compete for Diamond title

Area chefs compete for Diamond title

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Chef Daniel Capello hopes to keep his title as Diamond Chef Arkansas for a second year in a row when the preliminary competitions heat up on March 2. The preliminary competitions take place 2-7 p.m. in the Peabody Hotel Lobby and are free to the public.

The competition begins with several rounds of preliminary cook-offs to select Chef Capello's opponent for the Diamond Chef Arkansas finale on June 7. Diamond Chef Arkansas, sponsored by the Pulaski Technical College Foundation, follows the format of the popular "Iron Chef" television series.

This year six Arkansas chefs are vying for a chance to advance to the final round against Chef Capello.

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.

Join Little Rock Fashion Week 2011

Join Little Rock Fashion Week 2011

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Little Rock Fashion Week is accepting applications for designers and sponsors for Fashion Week 2011! Little Rock Fashion week will be held July 11-16 at various locations in downtown Little Rock. Visit www.littlerockfashionweek.com for more details.

Books becoming a "snow necessity"

Books becoming a "snow necessity"

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – In addition to milk and bread, Pulaski and Perry County residents added books to their list of snow necessities. On Tuesday, February 8, Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) patrons checked out 14,661 items, doubling an average check out day. 

“It's encouraging that people wanted to make sure to have books and DVDs for their snow days," said Dr.