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Moments To Remember

Freedom Fest seeks to bring veterans, community together

Subscriber onlyBoth Dorothy Cardiel and her husband, Andrew, are veterans. He served in Vietnam in the mid-1960s, and she in California in the mid-1970s. Cardiel knows first-hand some of the challenges of finding services veterans desperately need. She also knows that many -- most -- of the younger veterans are not involved with organizations like the American Legion or Veterans of Foreign Wars and don't have access to the resources those groups can provide. Continue reading...

FYI

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Water, Water, Everywhere

Park offers families thrills, chance to chill

Subscriber onlyEarly in the morning, while the rest of Branson is waking up, Gerald Jenkins climbs to the top of the mountain and surveys his domain. Continue reading...

Summer Gets Serious

Long weekend shifts fun into overdrive

Subscriber onlyMemorial Day, observed this year on May 28, the last Monday in May, honors the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it became a federal holiday in 1971. Continue reading...

LIVE! in NWA

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Walk On The Wild Side

Zoo promises extraordinary experiences

Subscriber onlyDespite the billboard hanging there, it can still be easy to miss Branson's Promised Land Zoo as you're coasting down Shepherd of the Hills Expressway. Though the drive-through safari entrance calls to mind the Jurassic Park gate, it's easier still to misjudge the more than 75 acres of park filled with unique animal experiences that lies beyond. Continue reading...

Into The Night

New music series expands entertainment options

Subscriber onlyRopeswing Hospitality Group will host a new music series in June at its property Record off the Bentonville downtown square. The $5COVER Music Series aims to be a source of late night entertainment and a place for communal gathering for all ages (above 21), but specifically for young professionals of the area. Continue reading...

3x3 Three Minutes, Three Questions Lisa Wingate

Subscriber onlyLisa Wingate's book, "Before We Were Yours," has been chosen as this year's If All Arkansas Read the Same Book selection, and she'll kick off the event June 2 with a presentation and book signing at the Bentonville Public Library. But first, on May 20, Wingate will be one of the featured authors at the 12th annual Books in Bloom in Eureka Springs. She answered these questions for What's Up! prior to her visit to Arkansas. Continue reading...

Peaceful Coexistence

Color finds its place beside corrosion

Subscriber onlyIn some ways, says artist Gregory Moore, his work has already survived its own apocalypse. Continue reading...

Music Hits High Note On Holiday

Subscriber onlyLynn Berry, director of communications for the Branson/Lakes Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, rounded up 10 ways to enjoy the Memorial Day weekend in her neck of the woods. Continue reading...

4x4 Four Minutes, Four Questions Ravé Mehta

Subscriber onlyAward-winning composer, producer and pianist Ravé Mehta brings the unique experience of his yoga-inspired performance FLOW to the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville May 24 and 25. The show combines elements of both improvised and structured music, choreography, yoga and psychology’s states of “flow” to take the audience on a journey of connection. Members of the ensemble will participate in a pre-show creative conversation, an after-party with patrons and workshops open to the public on May 25. Show creator Ravé Mehta took a few moments to answer these questions for What’s Up! in advance of his visit. Continue reading...

REVIEW: 'The Sound of Music'

‘Sound of Music’ tour traditional, delightful

Subscriber onlyThe national tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved classic "The Sound of Music" wraps up its stay in Fayetteville this weekend with three more performances at the Walton Arts Center. I'll be honest, I've heard mixed reviews on the production. I've even heard it go so far as people have left at intermission because they were so disappointed. I'm not sure what day they attended the musical or what may have been going on on stage for that performance, but I'll say the opening night showing to a full house on Tuesday was, without a doubt, not worth walking out of. Continue reading...

LIVE! in NWA

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Young And Talented

Arts Live showcases budding playwright

Subscriber onlyTheater is my true passion," says playwright Charlotte McCombs, whose play, "Independence," is premiering this weekend at Arts Live in Fayetteville. "I love it more than anything else, and I also love writing. So I wanted to combine my two loves into playwriting, which is my main focus right now." Continue reading...

Poets Know It And Share Their Talent

Subscriber onlyRoses are red. Continue reading...

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