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A Mardi Gras good time rolls into Fayetteville, Eureka Springs

Subscriber onlyThe origins of Mardi Gras can be traced to medieval Europe, passing through Rome and Venice in the 17th and 18th centuries to the French House of the Bourbons. From there, the traditional revelry preceding Lent followed France to her colonies -- and outward to other communities in the New World. Although Mardi Gras technically refers only to Fat Tuesday, the Mardi Gras season actually begins on Epiphany, a Christian holiday celebrated on Jan. 6. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. Continue reading...

LIVE! in NWA

Subscriber onlyOld Dime Box -- 6 p.m., Bear's Place, Fayetteville. Continue reading...

Five Minutes, Five Questions

‘Border Cantos’ cculptor, composer Guillermo Galindo

Subscriber onlyArtist and composer Guillermo Galindo is the creative force behind the found-object sculptures seen in "Border Cantos: Sight & Sound Explorations from the Mexican-American Border," the current temporary exhibition on display at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. Galindo's sound-producing sculptures -- used as unconventional instruments -- provide a soundscape for the exhibition where, combined with large-scale photographs by Richard Misrach, they reveal stories of the border. Continue reading...

Hot From The Oven

Violinist Kenney heats up Sibelius with SoNA

Subscriber onlyViolinist Alexi Kenney obviously takes his music very seriously. He's been playing since he was 4 years old and has his own symphony of awards: He's the recipient of a 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant; winner of the 2013 Concert Artists Guild Competition, which led to a recital at Carnegie Hall; winner of top prizes at the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition (2012), the Mondavi Center Competition (2010), and the 2013 Kronberg Academy master classes. And he was praised by Strings magazine for his "beautiful, aching tone" for a performance of the Sibelius Concerto with the China Philharmonic Orchestra in Beijing during the Menuhin Competition. Continue reading...

March Art Overview

Subscriber onlyLocal Veterans Art Show -- The Veterans Administration will host Local Veterans Art Show with artwork by veterans. It is estimated that more than 80 pieces of art from 153 categories will be exhibited from noon to 3 p.m. March 3 at the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks, 1100 N. College Ave. in Fayetteville. 444-4087. Continue reading...

FYI

Subscriber only"Is He Dead?" -- A "new" comedy by Mark Twain as adapted by David Ives, 7:30 p.m. today & Saturday, Berry Performing Arts Center at John Brown University in Siloam Springs. $3-$16. 524-7382. Continue reading...

Look A Little Deeper

Art is more than meets the eye

Subscriber onlyIs the act of looking a choice or a compulsion? How about seeing? Are they the same? Continue reading...

Just The Right Note

Film remembers contributions of jazz musician

Subscriber onlyCount Basie. Duke Ellington. Ella Fitzgerald. Continue reading...

Dancing From The Heart

Love, joy, dance connect BodyTraffic, audience

Subscriber onlyLos Angeles-based dance company BodyTraffic aspires to have something for everyone -- both in the audience and on the stage. Founded a decade ago by dancers Lillian Barbeito and Tina Berkett, the company's repertoire has expanded to become a bucket list of contemporary choreographers for the performers. Continue reading...

Unlikely Candidates Warn Audience: Be Ready For Anything

Subscriber onlyIt's always been about the lyrics for Kyle Morris. They come naturally to him -- he doesn't have to manufacture what he's trying to say. And on his band's second EP, "Bed of Liars" -- released just last week -- Morris says he's introducing people to the grownup version of The Unlikely Candidates. Continue reading...

REVIEW: Circus Oz

Subscriber onlyStep right up, one and all, to see one of the greatest shows on Earth! Continue reading...

Grammy Winners

Percussion group performs, educates audiences

Subscriber onlyOn Sunday, Third Coast Percussion performed for industry greats and superstars -- including queen Beyonce herself -- at the 59th annual Grammy Awards. That was just before winning their first Grammy Award for their new album Third Coast Percussion | Steve Reich -- also marking the first time a percussion ensemble has won the award in the chamber music category. Continue reading...

Bridging Borders

Museum strives to explore American experience from diverse backgrounds

Subscriber onlyWhen the staff at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville were planning the temporary exhibitions schedule for 2017, they couldn't have known just how socially and politically relevant the first exhibition of the year would be. A collaboration between American photographer Richard Misrach and Mexican-American composer and artist Guillermo Galindo, "Border Cantos" uses large-scale photography and the sounds of instruments made from found objects to orient people with the abstract concept of "the border." Continue reading...

Singing to the Crowd

Girls of Joseph strive to offer audiences courage

Subscriber onlyIn writing this album, we kind of were thinking, what do people need, what do they need to hear and what can we give to them." Continue reading...

UA, UAFS Mount Contrasting Productions of Lysistrata

Script relevant with current politics, women’s activism

Subscriber onlyGiven the contentious election cycle that ended in November and the continuing political intrigue of the new year, it's not at all surprising that both the University of Arkansas and the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith chose Aristophanes' politically themed comedy Lysistrata for their theater seasons. But neither school's theater department could have predicted how on-the-nose the Greek comedy would appear in today's world of women's marches and female-centered activism. The play details how Athenian women banded together to end the Peloponnesian War -- by withholding sex from their soldier husbands. Continue reading...

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