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FHS grad brings old music home

Subscriber onlyBetse Ellis laughs at the suggestion, then says yes, perhaps she did go over to the dark side. "Fiddle" was certainly not an instrument she ever intended to play when she was learning violin as a youngster in Fayetteville. Continue reading...

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Score One Free For The Kids

New WAC program engages whole family

Subscriber onlySome parents may take their children to the theater every chance they get so they can bond over a shared love of the live art form (or just over the show tunes). And some parents may simply be looking for a family-friendly activity to get everyone out of the house during the winter break. In either case, the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville offers a fun new program fit for the whole family with Kids Night on Broadway. Continue reading...

Big Buzz

Environment pollinates artist’s canvas

Subscriber onlyAt first glance, the kudzu vines, honeycomb and giant bees spilling over the walls around The Hive -- the restaurant inside Bentonville's 21c Museum Hotel -- may seem like themed decor. However, closer inspection reveals curious objects and creatures that don't belong, imbuing the installation with mystery and even a sense of the macabre. The piece by Johnston Foster is titled "BuzzKill" and morphs The Hive itself into a work of art. Continue reading...

Double The Shopping Options

Little Craft Show grows bigger with second location

Subscriber onlyThe Little Craft Show isn't so little anymore: the homespun, grassroots craft collective that started in 2011 will kick off its winter season with a Fayetteville show -- featuring around 100 vendors -- on Nov. 25 and a Bentonville show two weeks later on Dec. 16. Continue reading...

Home Is Where The Music Is

Faroese artist joins House of Songs family

Subscriber onlyThe House of Songs Ozarks -- a new collaboration between Northwest Arkansas creatives and international songwriters and musicians -- continues the steady pursuit of its mission of building cross-cultural relationships through artist residencies with the arrival of Faroese folk musician Stanley Samuelsen this week. Alumnus of the premier program in Texas, Austin House of Songs, Samuelsen recently returned to the house in Austin and is now making his way to Arkansas for the first time. Continue reading...

Woven In Fun

‘Charlotte’s Web’ offers sweet holiday message

Subscriber onlyWhen Trike Theatre debuts its production of the classic "Charlotte's Web" Nov. 17, it will mark the beginning of a new relationship between the professional children's theater company and the Walton Arts Center. Continue reading...

Christmas Is Coming

Holiday events light the nights of Northwest Arkansas

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Celebrating 17 Seasons

New artists and favorites back for Holiday Art Show

Subscriber onlySusan Shore might be better known for her music than her art, but her catalog of wearable creations just keeps growing. What started with earrings she made for herself expanded last year to include felted wool vests, and this year, she'll debut a new collection of upcycled necklaces Dec. 1-3 at the Holiday Art Sale. Continue reading...

'A Grander Sense of Christmas'

Founded in 1993, ACO Chorale still singing for joy of it

Subscriber onlyAs far as she knows, Denice Parkhurst just might be the longest tenured director of the Arts Center of the Ozarks Chorale. Parkhurst credits her success -- 10 years, more or less, of the Chorale's 24-year existence -- to her abiding passion for community choirs. Continue reading...

'Time Traveler' Appears

Silver Dollar City unveils new roller coaster

Subscriber onlyThe curtains parted, the fog rolled out, and from it emerged a time machine -- or, more accurately, a machine from the future. "Time Traveler," the roller coaster opening next spring at Silver Dollar City, debuted Nov. 14 at the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions Expo in Orlando. The amusement industry's largest convention draws more than 32,000 professionals from around the world. Continue reading...

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Talk Spurs Empathy

Subscriber onlyD'Andre Jones, community activist and chairman of the Fayetteville Civil Rights Commission, has organized a panel discussion on peaceful protest in response to racial injustice in Fayetteville at 3 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Fayetteville ALLPS School of Innovation. Continue reading...

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