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Funny And Poignant

‘Making God Laugh’ a comedy about family drama

Subscriber onlyFort Smith Little Theatre's comedy "Making God Laugh" by Sean Grennan opened last night and will run through Sept. 30. Continue reading...

New Queen Of Pop

Horticultural artist finds perfect palette at Botanical Garden

Subscriber onlyFor horticultural artist Lissa Morrison, the 46-acre property of the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks is her canvas, plants and shrubs her medium and nature her collaborator. Though the BGO garden manager and designer's artistry is evident everywhere on the currently developed 6 acres, she says she didn't really consider her life's work "art" until recently. Continue reading...

Bikes, Blues & BBQ Harley Vs. Indian

Subscriber onlyA photographer asked Sturgis motorcycle rally Grand Marshal Jessi Combs to pose for a photo standing next to her Harley-Davidson motorcycle, The Rapid City Journal reported on Aug. 12. Continue reading...

Bikes, Blues & BBQ

Festival Stages vs. George’s Stages

Subscriber onlyBlues music has become inextricably entwined with the fabric of motorcycle rallies across the country. Perhaps it's because of the deep American roots the bikes and the blues both share. Whatever the reason, blues musicians -- and their genre-crossing peers with elements of rock, country and bluegrass -- will once again fill the weekend with free music for the annual Bikes, Blues & BBQ festival. Continue reading...

Delta Vs. Southwest Vs. Ozark BBQ

Subscriber onlyBetwixt Memphis and Texarkana, Kansas City and parts beyond, Arkansas stands at a crossroads of magnificent barbecue styles. Here, within our different geographical and geological regions, a blend of thick and thin sauces, meats and preparations, the varieties blend like hickory and oak as their smoke fills the pit. Continue reading...

Rooted In Enjoyment

KISS’ Paul Stanley also visual artist, proud dad

Subscriber onlyThe math says Paul Stanley is 65 years old. Continue reading...

3x3 Three Minutes, Three Questions Randy Rogers

Subscriber onlyTexas country outfit the Randy Rogers Band is back in Fayetteville for a show at George's Majestic Lounge on Sept. 29. Together more than 15 years and playing as many as 200 shows a year -- their last stop here was just this past May at JJ's Beer Garden and Brewing Co. -- the group isn't afraid of keeping busy. They're heading back to the studio this fall to record their next album, and the music video for the fourth single from 2015's "Nothing Shines Like Neon" debuted only last week. The group's namesake took some time to answer a few questions for What's Up! in advance of their show. Continue reading...

History Repeats Itself

Mercantile building finds new life

Subscriber onlyWhen the 8,000-square-foot Southern Mercantile Antiques store -- located at 107 E. Buchanan St. in Prairie Grove -- celebrates its grand opening Saturday, shoppers can rejoice in the the fact that the building's history is being restored and honored -- as well as the huge selection of vintage and antique goods found within. Owner Carrie Kass Nelson has taken great pains to leave the building's bones as they were when it was built around 1896, and the upscale antique market's contents -- many of which are authentic antiques, wood polished to a warm glow -- celebrate that earlier era. Continue reading...

Battle Not To Ban

FPL panel discusses censorship and right to read

Subscriber onlyThe Fayetteville Public Library will mark Banned Books Week by hosting a panel discussion on censorship and the history of banned books at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Continue reading...

No Damsel In Distress

Maid Marion no wallflower in new ‘Robin Hood’

Subscriber onlyWhen Arts Live presents its production of "Robin Hood' this weekend, audiences might be surprised to find a different tale than they're used to hearing about the folk hero. Director Natalie Lane, who adapted the script, says she's given the show a few twists to make it unique. Continue reading...

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Four Minutes, Four Questions Pokey LaFarge

Subscriber onlyPlenty has been said about musician Pokey LaFarge's image and sound blending the present moment in the immediacy of his themes and lyrics with the retro aura encompassing him. And his new album "Manic Revelations," released May 19, remains true to form. Here, the Roots Festival alum took some time to answer a few questions for What's Up! before his return to Northwest Arkansas for a show Saturday at George's Majestic Lounge. Continue reading...

Ready For Their Closeup

Fayetteville Film Fest showcases variety of works

Subscriber onlyThe original purpose and goal of the [Fayetteville Film Fest] has remained the same through the years: To celebrate the art of film and filmmakers," says this year's executive director, Morgan Hicks. Continue reading...

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