Sitting in a theater is still worthwhile

There is a sense that we're losing touch with a lot of our traditional forms of interaction. A lot of the things that used to pull people out into the streets to mill around with strangers have been replaced by things we do in our homes, alone or with people we see every day. Absent a professional obligation, I don't go out to the movie theater much in the evenings anymore. That's kind of a shame, but there are too many options at my fingertips -- in addition to cable TV and Netflix there's a library of DVDs I'll never work my way through. Continue reading...

Art OverView

August: Hot Summer Art

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Music, Music And More Music

Big names sell out AMP shows, introduce hot new openers

Subscriber onlyIf you aren't familiar with Hailee Steinfeld yet, you might be living under a pop-culture rock. Besides the fact she's already been acting for nine years (including lead roles in the "True Grit" and "Romeo and Juliet" remakes), Steinfeld rocketed onto the scene last year when she showed off her pipes in "Pitch Perfect 2," became a regular member of Taylor Swift's ever growing "squad" and released her debut EP "Haiz." Continue reading...

FYI

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Roll With The Punches

Drama professor throws hat in ring with ‘Macbeth’

Subscriber onlyBob Stevenson has been training all summer for a once-in-a-lifetime fight. He'll step into the ring, so to speak, this weekend with Kenneth T. Vestrin, a New York professional -- actor, that is. The two play Macbeth and Banquo in a new adaptation of the Shakespeare tragedy, reset in the world of boxing. Continue reading...

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

‘Mary Poppins’ fills APT with joy, nostalgia

Subscriber onlyEd McClure, director of the Arkansas Public Theatre's production of "Mary Poppins," admits the large cast and tricky technical requirements of the show made it an ambitious choice for the Rogers-based theater. Continue reading...

Rain In The Forecast

FLST brings classic Gene Kelly musical to stage

Subscriber onlyIn the days of silent movies, a leading lady's beauty was enough. Her words, her songs, could be dubbed by a talented but invisible actress, and no one among her fans was the wiser. Continue reading...

5x5 Five Minutes, Five Questions Ben Miller

Subscriber onlyBen Miller Band will also play at the Peacemaker Music and Arts Festival this weekend. Earlier in the week, Miller answered five questions for What's Up! Continue reading...

Feeding Body And Soul

Peacemaker Festival contributes to community

Subscriber onlyThe second year of the Peacemaker Music and Arts Festival starts today when the gates open at 4 p.m. Five bands will perform today and five on Saturday for the second year's official lineup, but that won't be the end of the festivities. A companion event serving the hungover and the homeless -- literally -- will take place Sunday morning, bringing the festival to a close. "Praise God and Pass the Biscuits" is the brainchild of Mike Hart, a board member for the Peacemaker Festival, and will bring homeless members of the community together with festival-goers to enjoy a gourmet brunch. Continue reading...

LIVE! in NWA

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DEAR ABBY: Sweet man sours marriage by calling his wife fat

DEAR ABBY: I am a large, overweight woman. I have been in the process of losing weight for more than five years. I got married three years ago to an amazing guy. He’s the sweetest man I have ever met. Continue reading...

Sharknado lurks, offers respite from politics

Tonight is the final night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, so I can't say with certainty what will happen. Continue reading...

Batesville museum covers 19th century onward

In the 19th century, many Arkansas mothers were farm wives who needed to spend long hours helping husbands in the fields while also minding their babies. So how did they manage that double duty? Continue reading...

Daughter needs to refocus on Dad, embrace new family

DEAR CAROLYN: After many years of being single, my dad is getting married soon to a woman he loves very much. She has two daughters, younger than my brother and me, and my dad has gotten very close with them, which is overall good for him and for them. Continue reading...

Helpful Hints

DEAR HELOISE: I have black appliances, and when I clean them there is a cloudy film on the surface. Continue reading...

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