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Float trip outshines big parks

Subscriber onlySomewhere in the deep green heart of central Florida, an eagle's cry pierces the morning quiet. Soaring through the sunrise, she surveys her domain before landing in a cypress tree high above the St. Johns River. As she fortifies her nest, an alligator bellows from the riverbank. Together, they play a primeval role in a story that predates memory. Continue reading...

Contemporary Classic

Viola stars in AFO concert

Subscriber onlyComposer Jennifer Higdon hasn't had much time to bask in her recent Grammy win for her Viola Concerto -- she's been a bit busy with six premieres in four months and sticking to her constant commission and performance schedule. But Higdon was particularly excited when her 22,203-note concerto received this year's award for Best Contemporary Classical Composition. Continue reading...

'Selected' At Shiloh

Guest curators celebrate museum’s half-centennial

Subscriber onlyIt's huge and heavy, black and white, a monstrosity of a machine that no businessman could even imagine using nowadays. After all, our phones have calculators on them, right? This adding machine -- state of the art in its time -- is just a piece of the past of a little town called Pettigrew. Continue reading...

LIVE! in NWA

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Four Minutes, Four Questions Bluesman Austin Calvillo

Subscriber onlyA year ago, Austin Calvillo was representing Fort Smith at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tenn. Continue reading...

A Question Of Survival

‘The Gin Game’ personal to Smokehouse actors

Subscriber onlyPerhaps Jonelle Grace Lipscomb has the most personal perspective on "The Gin Game," the comedy-drama she's starring in this month with the new Smokehouse Players theater troupe. Continue reading...

Take A 'BITE' Of NWA

Culinary appetite expands event to three days

Subscriber onlyBITE NWA -- a celebration of the culinary wonders that can be found both in and outside of Northwest Arkansas -- will kick off on June 20 at the 8th Street Market in Bentonville. And this year, the food-centric event will run for three days as opposed to two, a result of its massive popularity. Continue reading...

The Voice Of The Rodeo

Longtime rider finds his calling in the saddle

Subscriber onlyJeff Lee learned plenty of lessons about rodeo growing up in Yell County. Continue reading...

New, But Familiar

Rock band aims to connect with new release

Subscriber only"The same, but different" is how pop rock group Plain White T's are describing their new album, "Parallel Universe" -- the band's eighth studio album and first release in more than three years. Just announced on June 15, the album is coming this summer, and frontman Tom Higgenson couldn't be more excited, or proud, of the project. Continue reading...

Personified

Foundation sparks hope for single parents

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Local notes

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Club news

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World War II flying ace

Arkansas-bornMcKennon real-life hero

Subscriber onlyTomorrow, on the 71st anniversary of his death, I will drink a toast in memory of one of Arkansas' greatest heroes of World War II -- Major Pierce W. McKennon. Destroying at least 20 German aircraft -- along with a host of other daring exploits -- earned McKennon the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal, the Purple Heart, the Distinguished Unit Citation and the French Croix de Guerre. Continue reading...

Wine walk, tasting dinner boost kids' programs

Arts center lauds Starr

Subscriber onlyFriends of The Jones Center Giving Circle members gathered for the third annual Wine Walk on May 31 at Sassafras Springs Vineyard in Springdale. Continue reading...

FYI

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