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A Night On The Town

Springdale revival highlights community treasures

Subscriber onlyBeginning Saturday, the Downtown Springdale Alliance will kick off a new series aimed at showing off the best qualities of the city. The Downtown Revival Series will host a ticketed community event on the third weekend of every month through November, each with a different theme or feel. Continue reading...

4x4 Four Minutes, Four Questions Corrado Rovaris

Subscriber onlyLook up "globe trotter" in the dictionary, and there just might be a picture of Corrado Rovaris. In any given year, the conductor might be traveling throughout Europe, appearing on symphony stages, opera stages and in recording studios. But for the past six years, the end of May means he's in Northwest Arkansas. Continue reading...

LIVE! in NWA

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All aboard! Fort Smith national park tells the 'rail' story

Fort Smith National Park tells the ‘rail’ story

Subscriber onlyRailroads opened up the world. Continue reading...

No Lazy Days

Summer classes, camps keep kids too busy to be bored

Subscriber onlyIt's May -- and that means it's time to plan an enriching summer for the kids. Every year, What's Up! offers a list of summer classes and camps. Washington County appeared May 13, and Benton County, Eureka Springs and the River Valley this week. Please follow up with the venues for further information. Additions should be sent to living@nwadg.com. Continue reading...

Walkin' The Walk

Artists open studios, paint (and crochet) the town red

Subscriber onlyAs sure as April showers bring May flowers, the streets and parks of Eureka Springs blossom during the May Festival of the Arts. Two new events and one 26-year tradition are scheduled this weekend. Continue reading...

Classic With A Twist

Arts Live mixes old and new in ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Subscriber onlyIt's a love/hate thing: "Romeo and Juliet" specifically -- rival families with children who fall in love -- but its author's work in general. Continue reading...

Spreading Their Wings

‘Egg’ explores growning up, family bonds

Subscriber onlySetting out on a new journey can be exciting, but leaving behind one's family can be tough -- on everyone. Continue reading...

Rock Around The Block

Lady Jazmynne ‘makes history’ in Fayetteville

Subscriber onlyJazmynne Matthews, known by her grand stage name of Lady Jazmynne, started performing and entertaining in her church when she was a young child. Her mother was a pianist, among many other things, and her godmother an opera singer -- two women who trained and influenced her as a performer. Pursuing her talent professionally for nearly two decades, Lady Jazmynne travels the country performing her music, which mixes "soulful dance and timeless funk." Jazmynne also happens to be a male-to-female transgender person. Continue reading...

A Growing Artform

Garden tour lets woodworker carve his niche

Subscriber onlyWhen Dwain Cromwell opens the great outdoors around his home to this year's Omni Peace Garden Tour, he'll include something extra. In addition to his Japanese maples, hostas, peonies, lilacs, lilies, herbs -- and new this year, a commissioned "Dangling" from noted glass artist Ed Pennebaker -- he will display "about 12 of my turquoise inlaid wood bud vases, in both figured maple and native Ozark cedar," he says. Continue reading...

Outside the Lines an eclectic mix of music, fun

Outside the Lines an eclectic mix of music, fun

Subscriber onlyOutside the Lines is a jazz/gypsy jazz/newgrass/folk trio. But guitar player Ed Nicholson says if an audience doesn't have fun at a show, "we're not doing it right. That's why we do it." Continue reading...

Murder In The Express Line

Actors play dozens of characters in T2 mystery/musical/comedy

Subscriber onlyHow many characters is James Odom playing in "Murder for Two" at TheatreSquared? Continue reading...

Minimally Staged, Scantily Costumed

ArkansasStaged’s ‘Venus in Fur’ ‘good, kinky fun’

Subscriber onlyThe traditional expectation of a staged reading is that it won't be fully realized. Actors will read their lines from scripts, usually open on music stands. They will not be costumed or lighted beyond adequately. There won't be music or sound effects. Continue reading...

Hit The Road

Artosphere fills trails with sound of music

Subscriber onlyAs the signature event for the Artosphere Art and Nature Festival, it has been the goal of Trail Mix for six years to get Arkansans outside to explore and celebrate the beauty of the outdoors in Northwest Arkansas. An all-day event bringing together artists, musicians, the community and nature, Trail Mix is expanding this year to go from "square to square" -- the downtown Fayetteville square to the downtown Bentonville square -- with six major performance stops along the way on the Razorback Greenway. Continue reading...

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