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HIGH PROFILE: One woman's journey from the Arkansas Delta to the Iraqi desert

Her parents and The Brady Bunch inspired the Montrose native to become an architect, while she found a career at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

It's a long way from the tiny Arkansas Delta town of Montrose to the Iraqi desert. Yet, that's where Montrose native Brinda Jackson found herself, stranded on the side of the road, in the spring of 2003, only about a month into Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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RESTAURANT REVIEW + PHOTOS: Brewski's on Little Rock's Main Street offers a cacophony of flavor

Maybe somebody alerted Brewski's Pub & Grub staff that giant-size Jenga was a terrible idea.

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Why Johnny Cash matters: Musicians, music aficionados offer thoughts on The Man in Black’s music, life

A few thousand people will gather in Dyess, a dot-on-the-map Arkansas Delta town, and celebrate Johnny Cash from Thursday through Saturday afternoon.

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Beloved Memorial Garden at UCP left in capable hands

It's a small memorial garden, just a few square feet of greenery tucked inside the circular drive in front of United Cerebral Palsy of Arkansas' Little Rock Adult Center.

Cash Heritage Festival set for 3 days of music

The Johnny Cash Heritage Festival returns Thursday through Saturday with three days of music and more in Cash's boyhood home of Dyess.

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Dogs' Goodnight has old-time tone

The first thing a listener hears on The Salty Dogs' excellent new six-song EP, Goodnight, is the strum of a crackling acoustic guitar, scrambling through a staticky, buckshot speaker.

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RESTAURANT REVIEW + PHOTOS: In Argenta, Kamikaito's 200 dishes fill bill

There's no way over a couple of weeks a reasonable diner could make it completely through the expansive menu at Kamikaito, the new Japanese restaurant in North Little Rock's Argenta neighborhood. In fact, expansive doesn't even capture the menu from owner and chef Kiyen Kim, who also runs Kiyens Seafood Steak and Sushi in west Little Rock.

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Book delivers story of Arkansas' beer legacy

In the foreword to Brian Sorensen's entertaining, educating and, yes, intoxicating history of beer in Arkansas, aptly titled Arkansas Beer, state-based homebrewing guru James Spencer writes that today "the foothold for craft beer is secure" here.

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FALL/WINTER READING LIST: Cooler weather signals time for books with some meat on them

For reasons unknown, summer book reading lists get all the love. The headlines start screaming in May -- maybe even April: