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Riverfest Launches Mobile App for May 27-29 Festival

A smart phone app can help you figure out where you want to go at Riverfest.

A free mobile application is available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Droid and features showtimes, a detailed map, shuttle stop information and more for Riverfest, to be held May 27-29 along the Arkansas River in downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock.

The mobile app is available for download at According to Apple, it will be available in the Apple App Store today (May 23).

Here's how to download the app:

1. Open from your smart phone’s Internet browser.

2. Bookmark the app address in your smart phone’s Internet browser and save it to your Home Screen by selecting Add to Home Screen for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch or Add Shortcut to Home for Android devices.

3. Touch the saved app button on your home screen to launch the Riverfest App.

Nationally known headliners at Riverfest this year include Widespread Panic, Blue October, Papa Roach, Barenaked Ladies, Digital Underground, Poison, Mike Posner, Pat Green, Nelly, David Nail, REO Speedwagon, Charlie Daniels Band and Trout Fishing in America.

A complete lineup, including times and locations, is available at

Advance tickets for Riverfest  are on sale -- $15 for three days' admission plus a 75 cent-per-ticket processing fee -- at 34 Walgreens stores. The advance ticket will be exchanged at any gateway for a wristband that can be used for admission into all three days of the festival.

Three-day passes sold at the gate will be $30. On Sunday, a one-day band will be $20 at the gate. Tickets are also available online at for the 2009 gate price of $25.

A $3 round-trip shuttle ride will take festival goers to Riverfest from the east side of War Memorial Stadium at Markham and Van Buren streets and the north parking lot of North Little Rock High’s West Campus at 22nd and Main streets and back.

Pain Relievers: What To Take And When

Choose the right over-the-counter pain medication to get relief.

Over-the-counter drugs are miracle workers when it comes to relieving pain. But some meds work better than others in certain situations, depending on what's causing the pain. Here's a guide from the May issue of ShopSmart on what to take, when to take it and how to stop pain before it starts.

Headache: Acetaminophen (Tylenol and generic). Prevention tip: Drinking water to stay hydrated can help prevent headaches. 

Muscle soreness: Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin and generic) or naproxen (Aleve and generic). Prevention tip: Stretch after working out when your muscles are warm. When taking on a new activity, don't overdo it. 

Migraine: Acetaminophen, aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin and generic), naproxen (Aleve and generic), or combination products such as Exedrin Extra Strength and Exedrin Migraine that contain acetaminophen, aspirin and caffeine. Prevention tip: Work with your doctor to figure ou what triggers your migraine (common causes include alcohool, chocolate, food additives such as MSG, dehydration, lack of sleep, jet lag and stress).

Joint pain: Acetaminophen, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, and generic), naproxen (Aleve and generic). Prevention tip: Exercise and stretch regularly. 

Back, neck or shoulder pain: Any over-the-counter pain reliever. Prevention tip: Move around, even if you sit in a chair all day, to help prevent stiffness. 

Get Discount at Gap By Donating to Goodwill

Get 30 percent off fun fashions at Gap by donating gently used clothing to Goodwill.

Gap and Goodwill have partnered to encourage people to clean out their closets and help spread the spirit of charity. Now through May 29, bring gently worn clothes to selected Gap locations, and they'll donate them to Goodwill for you. In return, they'll hand over a 30 percent discount off your entire Gap purchase (including full and sale priced items).

Participating Gap stores include:

  • Park Plaza, 6000 W. Markham St., Little Rock
  • Mall at Turtle Creek, 3000 E. Highland, Suite 205, Jonesboro
  • Pinnacle Hills, 2203 S. Promenade, Suite C-1110, Rogers
  • Scottsdale Center, 529 N. 48th Street, Rogers
  • 4201 N. Shiloh St., Fayetteville

Donations will be sold in Goodwill’s 19 stores throughout the state to support the organization’s mission of providing skills training programs and job placement services to people who want to work but need Goodwill’s help to find and keep good jobs.

Donating to Goodwill also has a positive impact on the planet by extending the life of usable items in environmentally sound ways.

For more information click here.

Piano Men Starring Jim Witter Ends ASO Season

Pianist Jim Witter

The Piano Men -- starring Jim Witter playing pop music of the 1970s by Billy Joel and Elton John with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra -- will entertain audiences at 8 p.m. today (May 21) and 3 p.m. Sunday (May 22) at Robinson Center Music Hall in Little Rock.

The performance will include Your Song, Movin' Out, Rocket Man, My Life, Just the Way You Are, Daniel, Crocodile Rock, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Don't Ask My Why, Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me, Candle in the Wind, Honesty, Philadelphia Freedom and Piano Man.

Tickets are $20-$65. It's the final concert of the ASO season. To purchase call (501) 666-1761 or click here. 

Breakfast, Saturday Lunch Now at Terry's Finer Foods The Restaurant

Terry's Finer Foods The Restaurant adds breakfast from 7:30-9:30 am. Monday-Saturday to its dining lineup. There's also lunch with a French accent from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and dinner from 5-9:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. The Saturday lunch is a recent addition.

The charming lunch menu includes salads such as Oeufs Mayonnaise, boiled eggs on a bed of lettuce covered with fresh mayonnaise made with Dijon mustard and Endive with Walnuts and Roquefort, soups (onion gratinee and white bean) and plates (served with choice of pomme frites, rice pilaf or fresh vegetables) such as Bruschetta with White Beans and Ham, Pate De Campagne with mustard, cornichons and baguette and Gratin of Macaroni with Bechamel.

Dinner offers dishes such as Dover Sole Meuniere, Veal Rib Chop, Shrimp Provencale and Turkey Roquefort. A full wine list is available at lunch and dinner.

For more information or to make a reservation call (501) 663-4154 or send an e-mail


Tokyo House Sushi Bar Opens in West Little Rock

Sushi is on the menu at Tokyo House in west Little Rock.

Tokyo House Sushi Bar and Japanese Seafood Buffet is open at 11 Shackleford Drive, Little Rock, serving sushi, a cold seafood buffet and noodle, tempura and teriyaki dishes.

The location formerly housed Tony Roma's, Gaucho's Grill and Rockstons American Grill & Bar.

Tokyo House hours are 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; lunch buffet 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; dinner buffet 5-8:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 5-9:30 Friday-Saturday. The phone number is (501) 219-4286.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Opens This Week

Johnny Depp returns as Capt. Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

To read reviews of these and other films click here.

Bloodworth (R for violence, language) After 40 years of roaming, a musician (Kris Kristofferson) returns to his rural Tennessee home where his abandoned wife and three sons still reside. With Val Kilmer, W. Earl Brown, Hilary Duff, Frances Conroy, Dwight Yoakam; directed by Shane Dax Taylor. 

Kill the Irishman (R for violence, language) An Irish thug in 1970s Cleveland (Ray Stevenson) gets at odds with the Italian mafia. With Ray Stevenson, Christopher Walken, Paul Sorvino; directed by Jonathan Hensleigh.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (PG-13 for action/adventure violence, sensuality, innuendo) Johnny Depp returns for the fourth time to his iconic role of Capt. Jack Sparrow, who encounters enigmatic Angelica (Penelope Cruz), who may be in love with him or may be a ruthless con artist who's using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. With Ian McShane, Geoffrey Rush; directed by Rob Marshall. 

Works by Sulac, Amber Uptigrove at Gallery 26

Ghost Pretends to be Sleeping by Sulac, at Gallery 26.

An opening reception showcasing recent works of Sulac and Amber Uptigrove will be held from 7-10 p.m. Saturday (May 21) at Gallery 26, 2601 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock.

Refreshments will be served. Admission is free. The show will remain through July 9. For more information call (501) 664-8996.

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