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Scintillating The Senses

‘Iconoclasts’ events span food, film, art and music

Subscriber onlyIt's not easy to explain a "Sensory Iconoclasts" exhibit until you've seen one. Continue reading...

By Design

Subscriber onlyThe Windgate Art and Design building at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith is now open, thanks to the single largest donation in the school's history. The grand opening celebration was held last night in the lobby space of the $15.5 million building, which was completely privately funded. Though students have already been hard at work in the Windgate building for more than two weeks, visitors were able to tour the space for the first time during the open house and view the first professional exhibit to be on display in the main gallery. Continue reading...

Expect The Unexpected

Mural festival to put Fort Smith on the map for public art

Subscriber onlyIt all started over a cup of coffee. Continue reading...

Pickin' Party

Banjo rally celebrates 40 years of harmonious notes

Subscriber onlyThe way the world often imagines banjo music isn't exactly what happens at the Banjo Rally, which celebrates its 40th year in Eureka Springs this weekend. Continue reading...

Film For Film's Sake

Offshoot Festival encourages art of moviemaking

Subscriber onlyThe brand-new Bentonville Film Festival is about seeing films -- and being seen at them. Continue reading...

Pieces Of Her Heart

Longtime quilter a staple of annual Shiloh showcase

Subscriber only"She quilts from the heart," Carolyn Reno says of LoVina Payton. Continue reading...

A tall, proud endeavor

Fayetteville’s Roots Festival flourishing

Subscriber onlyExactly 50 years ago Aug. 30, Bob Dylan released one of his masterpieces, "Highway 61 Revisited." It chronicles an important juncture in Dylan's career. Just more than a month before the landmark album dropped, Dylan received a chorus of boos when he opted for an electric backing band at the Newport Folk Festival. Many folk musicians and other critics chastised their beloved political poet for abandoning his folk beginnings. Continue reading...

More Flavor

Food sampling event expands to include Bentonville

Subscriber onlyNational publications have taken note of Bentonville's growing dining scene. And so too has Faith in Action, a local charity that supports itself via an annual food fundraiser called Savor the Flavor. Bill Bradley, Washington Regional Health System chief executive officer, suggested the group explore taking the concept created more than a decade ago in Fayetteville and expanding it to include Bentonville. Continue reading...

Saturday In Springdale

Car shows bring new life to changing downtown

Subscriber onlyWhat two things would surely bring people of all walks of life together? Coffee and classic cars are a sure enough bet. Continue reading...

Feel The Heat

Popular Latin American entertainer visits AMP

Subscriber onlyThe Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion in Rogers is not forgetting to cater to the Spanish-speaking community of Northwest Arkansas right before the Hispanic Heritage Month festivities. Continue reading...

An 'Arkansas Living Treasure'

Potter Peter Lippincott may choose whole new world

Subscriber onlyIn 2010, potter Peter Lippincott of Fort Smith was declared an Arkansas Living Treasure. Continue reading...

Driving History

Tired Iron of Ozarks keeps the motors runnin’

Subscriber onlyJohnny Burger knows just how to get the attention of high school boys. When they weren't sure they cared about visiting the Tired Iron of the Ozarks living museum in Gentry, Burger pointed out a collection of hit-and-miss engines. Continue reading...

FYI

Subscriber onlyTODAY (9/4) Homeschool Friday Fun -- Create pop art inspired by "Warhol's Nature," 2-3:30 p.m., Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. For ages 5-12. $45 includes sessions Sept. 11 & 18. Register at crystalbridges.org. Continue reading...

LIVE! IN NWA

Subscriber onlyTODAY CRESCENT CITY COMBO — The Big Chill, Rogers. JUNCTION 80 — 7-9 p.m., Brick Street Brews, Rogers. MOUNTAIN SPROUT — 9:30 p.m., Chelsea’s Corner Cafe, Eureka Springs. Continue reading...

Splendor In The Trees

Home tour highlights best of Highlands

Subscriber onlyAlthough Denise Frazier compares her home on Bella Vista's Rath Drive to "living in a tree house," few tree houses would have all the amenities she enjoys. But she does have a tree house view. Continue reading...

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