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Diving Deep

Chicago revisits classics for tour

Subscriber onlyComing off the longest break they've had in "years and years" -- a whole month -- rock gods Chicago returned to the road in May to make this their 51st consecutive year of touring together. Yep, let that sink in -- after five-plus decades and 36 albums together, the group Billboard has recognized as the "greatest of all time" American band in both singles chart success and album chart success is still rocking out. Continue reading...

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Talk The Talk

Rodeo has its own language

Subscriber onlyGoogle rodeo terminology and check out the "people also ask" suggested questions: Continue reading...

Art OverView

Exhibitions consider world around us

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Ride 'Em, Cowboy!

Rodeo of the Ozarks spurs on competition

Subscriber only"It's a motorcycle comedy act, but I don't want to give it away," says Troy Lerwill, doing exactly that for readers planning to attend the 74th annual Rodeo of the Ozarks. Continue reading...

The Hills Come Alive

Opera again echoes through the Ozarks

Subscriber onlyIt's been a staple of summer in the hills of Carroll County for 68 years, but Nancy Preis, general director of Opera in the Ozarks, says its goals have matured just as have the communities surrounding it. Continue reading...

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Summertime Means Music at Botanical Garden

Subscriber onlyThis summer marks a full decade since the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks in Fayetteville began hosting its annual Free Summer Concert Series. The series began as way to give families a reason to come to the gardens later in the day, after work, while also supporting local musicians. While there are three events that are part of the concert schedule, they fall in with BGO's larger summer program Terrific Tuesday Nights. The program features extended hours on Tuesdays throughout the summer and a variety of family-friendly events and activities. Continue reading...

The Play's The Thing

Frothy comedy has a deeper message

Subscriber onlyWilliam Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" is frequently cited as one of his frothiest comedies: Characters Benedick and Beatrice spend much of the play verbally sparring and angrily flirting. "There is a kind of merry war betwixt Signor Benedick and her. They never meet but there's a skirmish of wit between them," says Leonato of the couple in Act 1, Scene 1. It isn't long before they realize what the audience knew from the start -- they're made for each other. But the director of the Crude Mechanicals production of the show (and the company's artistic director) Zyan Ward cautions audiences to not dismiss the play as simply fun and froth. Continue reading...

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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...

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