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Susan Weinstein

Sue Weinstein has seen the winds of change. She was that rare female veterinary student and she had to fight the all-male stigma when she came to Arkansas.

In the 1960s and ’70s, while Sue Weinstein was earning her doctoral degree in veterinary medicine at Cornell University, she had a part-time job that was, you might say, a “waste” of time.

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LeAnn Rimes, Irish band on the bill at Walton Center

Grammy Award-winning singer LeAnn Rimes performs hits, past and current, plus traditional and original seasonal songs from her trio of Christmas albums in her "Today Is Christmas" concert tour, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Fayetteville's Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St.

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RESTAURANT TRANSITIONS: Dixie Cafes, Dickey's Barbecue Pit closed; Zaxby's on Kanis now open

Wednesday was the last day of operation for all nine Dixie Cafe restaurants in Arkansas and eight Dixie Cafe and Delta Cafe restaurants in Oklahoma and Tennessee. Dixie Restaurants Inc. CEO Allan Roberts said Monday in a news release, while thanking patrons, management and staff, that "After over 35 years in business, we have decided that we must close our restaurants. It is a very difficult operating environment for full-service, family-oriented restaurants. We have seen declining sales combined with increasing costs that has made this difficult decision necessary." Dixie Restaurants Inc. staff are also losing their jobs.

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Annie Moses Band, Voces8 among state music offerings

Folk-classical crossover ensemble the Annie Moses Band will give two Arkansas performances of "Christmas With the Annie Moses Band":

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RESTAURANT TRANSITIONS: Cock of the Walk closed; Copper Grill changing; Freddy's in west Little Rock opening soon

Cock of the Walk, 7103 Cock of the Walk Drive off Maumelle Blvd., North Little Rock, has definitely closed, not temporarily, but for good. We reported a couple of weeks ago that the down-home catfish restaurant's Facebook page sorrowfully told patrons, "Thank you all for the wonderful years, but sadly we are closed," but that the phone number, (501) 758-7182, returned a voicemail message that the restaurant would be closed only until Nov. 15. That phone number has now been disconnected, the Maumelle Boulevard-side marquee sign says "closed," and beneath it is a banner of the same size that says "For Sale: Restaurant and Land."

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RESTAURANT REVIEW + PHOTOS: More to see, taste and enjoy at new 42 in Clinton Center

Mike Selig has taken a great leap forward with the restaurant at the Clinton Presidential Center in the burgeoning eastern end of Little Rock.

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ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts:

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ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts:

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'Les Miz' returns to Robinson with familiar tale, new view

Les Miserables will once again storm the barricades this week at Little Rock's Robinson Center Performance Hall.

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Rudolph takes the stage; No Time Flatt performs bluegrass

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, a live-action stage show based on the perennial TV animated classic, will be onstage at 10 a.m. and 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday at Fayetteville's Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St.