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Stroll celebrates neon works

Subscriber onlyThere's just something about neon. Singers are enamored with it; lonely hearts are comforted sipping a beer beneath its glow; it guides the excited and the weary alike as they roam their cities after dark. Continue reading...

Maker Spaces

Don’t just watch the world go by; dive right in

Subscriber onlySo you're new to Northwest Arkansas? Well, you've already found What's Up! (and its sister magazine, The Free Weekly, at freeweekly.com) to keep you "in the know and on the go" as far as arts and entertainment in 12 -- count 'em, TWELVE -- counties. Congrats! Continue reading...

Making Everyone Welcome

APO plans season, kids’ club to appeal to families

Subscriber onlyYou're never too young for classical music. Continue reading...

Three Minutes, Three Questions Rogers Experimental House

Subscriber onlyHosting creatives, builders and teachers from a multitude of disciplines, the Rogers Experimental House nonprofit has established itself as a platform serving the needs of the artistic and artisanal community of Northwest Arkansas. Art exhibitions, lectures, workshops, community groups, photo shoots and even a resident brewer have been hosted in the space as the organizers take advantage of its resources and share their craft with others. Two of the House's founders, Dayton Castleman and Karen Wagaman, answered these questions for What's Up! to offer some insight on the House's purpose and their hopes for its role in community growth. Continue reading...

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Loving Learning

Arts are on the menu to inspire aspiring adults

Subscriber onlyPolished school hallways, new shoes, rows and rows of school supplies on the store shelves: Nothing spurs the desire to explore new avenues of learning more than this time of year. If you're an adult hankering to learn a new skill or polish up an old one, Northwest Arkansas-area organizations have you covered! Check out these class offerings for ideas. Continue reading...

'Once' More, With Feeling

Play is heady, full of heart and nothing like a musical

Subscriber onlyTheatreSquared's 13th season -- and the last before it moves from Nadine Baum Studios to its brand new, state-of-the-art home across the street -- opens with the critically acclaimed, Tony Award-winning musical "Once." It seems fitting, as this particular show contains multitudes: a cast of 13 but an intimate story, a heart-wrenching plot line that manages to serve up a lot of laughs and a folk-rock score that will please musical theater lovers while hooking those who thought they might never enjoy a stage musical. Continue reading...

Headquarters House Hosts Signature Family Event

Subscriber onlyHeadquarters House was not a happy home for the Jonas Tebbetts family during the Civil War. Continue reading...

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Changing The World

Singer/songwriter seeks common ground

Subscriber onlyClaire Holley speaks quickly, with lots of emotion and enthusiasm in her voice. But at the same time, she chooses her words carefully. She wants to be clear in her meaning -- and she wants to be sure she doesn't come across as anything but grateful and humble. Continue reading...

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FYI - Weekend event calendar

Weekend live events calendar for Northwest Arkansas. Continue reading...

LIVE! in NWA

Subscriber onlyWeekend live music calendar for Northwest Arkansas. Continue reading...

Budding Artistry - Crystal Bridges’ grounds always ready for a closeup

Subscriber onlyMost everyone familiar with the museum knows how important complimenting, reflecting and celebrating nature is at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. The building itself was designed with these ideals in mind and is surrounded by a 120-acre park comprising areas with unique characteristics, more than 3.5 miles of trails and outdoor artworks and installations. Have you ever considered, though, the effort that goes into making the flora and fauna of the grounds another engagement opportunity for visitors? Continue reading...

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