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Shinedown to headline Carnival of Madness

Shinedown headlines ‘Carnival of Madness’

Subscriber onlyWhat do you call a tour that combines performances by Whiskey Myers, Black Stone Cherry, Halestorm and Shinedown? You call it exactly what it sounds like -- a "Carnival of Madness." The sixth annual tour, which kicked off Wednesday, is set to bring said madness to town Tuesday for a stop at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion in Rogers. Continue reading...

Peace, Music, Love

Growing festival enhances community

Subscriber onlyFort Smith, like many towns in Arkansas, is working to bring new life to the city. Perhaps unlike many other towns though, Fort Smith's revitalization is not focused solely on businesses or buildings; it involves a heavy artistic component. This is evidenced by the murals all over downtown left behind by the Unexpected Mural Festival from last year. Just before that festival took place, another new fest found a home at Riverfront Park: the Peacemaker Music and Arts Festival. Continue reading...

Bringing The Heat

Divas promise to set Botanical Garden on fire

Subscriber onlyAn Arkansas July is hot, but divas are hotter. You could even say they're on fire. Continue reading...

FYI

Subscriber onlyTODAY (7/22) Friday Morning Movie -- "Ice Age: Continental Drift," 10 a.m., Fayetteville Public Library. Free. faylib.org. Continue reading...

Christmas In July

WAC unveils another round of 2016-17 artistic gifts

Subscriber onlyOne might wonder if Jennifer Ross just likes keeping secrets. But then again, "Christmas" doesn't come until November at the Walton Arts Center. Continue reading...

LIVE! in NWA

Subscriber onlyToday Old Man Creaky Bones and The Astral Planes Walker -- 9 p.m., with Piss Shivers, and Drenched, Backspace, Fayetteville. Continue reading...

Matriarch Of Jazz: Claudia Burson 'embodies what this music is about'

Claudia Burson ‘embodies what this music is about’

Subscriber onlyJim Greeson, a musician himself, may say it best about Claudia Burson. Continue reading...

After Hours At FPL

New Pickin’ Post series expands library offerings

Subscriber only"He had that successful house concert series, so I knew he had an audience and a roster of artists that were well received," David Johnson says of folk music guru Mike Shirkey. "He just needed a new venue." Continue reading...

New Spin On An Old Classic

Classical Edge woos, not tames, Shakespeare’s ‘shrew’

Subscriber onlyThe Classical Edge's production of Shakespeare's early comedy "The Taming of the Shrew" promises to crackle and pop onstage: Director Steven Marzolf has set the play during the 1850 gold rush, and a three-piece band will entertain the audience with Shakespearean songs adapted to bluegrass music. Continue reading...

Wild World Of Dance

LDS school in Idaho takes elite troupe on tour

Subscriber onlyDancers in Northwest Arkansas might never have heard of the dance program at Brigham Young University's Idaho campus in Rexburg. But Kelly Fisher had -- even in Boston. Continue reading...

Second Star To The Right

Origin story spreads Peter Pan’s magic

Subscriber onlyA good story is often hard to shake. Readers often want to spend as much time as possible within that fictional world with those fictional characters. The more books, the better; the more films, stage plays, games, collectibles (Harry Potter, I'm looking at you) based on the book, the better -- any way to hold on to that magic, even a new story about a character before he becomes the character we know and love. Continue reading...

Continuing To Create

Jeter celebrates 20th season with Fort Smith Symphony

Subscriber onlyJohn Jeter might have a history of putting the cart before the horse. Continue reading...

Calming Beauty

Artist brings tranquility to UAFS

Subscriber only"My reason for being a painter comes down to a few basics: my love of nature, the positive beautiful glimpses of life which surround us, and wanting to share these personal perceptions and joy with the viewer." Continue reading...

UAFS Steps It Up

Season 36 combines local, national entertainment

Subscriber only"I would be remiss if I didn't mention that cost is a consideration," Stacey Jones, associate vice chancellor of campus and community events at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, says of the UAFS Season of Entertainment 36, just announced. "Tickets, as a general rule, are bought with disposable income, and while we love to bring the big events, we still strive to make sure the event stays in a budget that the audience can afford." Continue reading...

Get Out And Read!

‘Read Across NWA’ promotes reading outdoors

Subscriber only"Books are a uniquely portable magic." Continue reading...

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