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Growing Freely

New music, new member lead band into future

Subscriber onlyNeo-soul, Boston-based pop-rockers Lake Street Dive had been together going on 14 years when they started shaping their seventh full-length album, "Free Yourself Up." The swaggering May release became not only an exhortation to the listener, but a statement of purpose for the band as they explored new territory in method, production and personnel. Continue reading...

FYI

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State Fair Will Rock

Subscriber only"We are excited about our headliner concerts this year," says Ralph Shoptaw, general manager of the Arkansas State Fair. "We're bringing in some great classic rock, popular country acts, several alternative rock bands and a few R&B artists." Continue reading...

All The Fixin's

BBQ — The Hive way

Subscriber onlyIn the dog days of a Southern summer, few things speak to the soul the way traditional Southern food does. The food that families gather for, that transports adults back to simpler childhood days and the food that a whole culture and way of life have built up around. Those special dishes are what you'll find at The Hive's next Fork + Bottle meal. Continue reading...

LIVE! in NWA

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Worth A Thousand Words

Photos reveal evolution of ‘Our Natural State’

Subscriber only"The photographers [chosen] for the exhibit are among the best to ever photograph in the Natural State," says Chuck Davis, photographer, photo historian and curator of "Our Natural State," on show through Aug. 17 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale. The nearly 90 images "convey the state's vortex of transitioning values, told from the point of view of the artists and their subjects." Continue reading...

Around The World In Two Semesters

UAFS adds international flair to 38th Season of Entertainment

Subscriber onlyAt first glance, the 2018-19 Season of Entertainment might appear to be more musical than in the past. Stacey Jones, associate vice chancellor for campus and community events at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, says it's probably more family friendly, too, but that's by happy accident, not design. Continue reading...

Let's Dance The Last Dance

Vans Warped Tour takes final bow this summer

Subscriber onlyThe Vans Warped Tour -- the music festival that has crossed the country each year since 1995 and is frequently called a "punk rock summer camp" -- is on its last run. Continue reading...

One 'Fine' Musical

‘My Fair Lady’ a joyous journey for FSLT director

Subscriber onlyWhen Lerner and Loewe's "My Fair Lady" opened on Broadway in 1956, it was an immediate sensation. The New York Times theater critic Brooks Atkinson called it a "wonderful" and "genius" production. Famed Broadway composer John Kander said it was "the perfect show." Continue reading...

Breathing Life Into Art

Retrospective looks at Pennebaker’s evolution

Subscriber onlyThe names Frank Lloyd Wright and E. Fay Jones often appear together in discussions of the sleek, sculptural architecture both created. Continue reading...

Botanical Garden Dresses Up For Magical Evening

Subscriber onlyOn July 21, the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks will look even more magical than it usually does, thanks to the addition of fairies and other woodland creatures at its annual Firefly Fling -- a four-hour family-friendly celebration that invites participants to dress up like enchanted storybook characters. Continue reading...

FYI

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LIVE!

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'Comic-Con For History Geeks'

Shiloh Museum hosts history fair Saturday

Subscriber onlyThe Shiloh Museum of Ozark History tries to leave no question unanswered -- and they come in at a daunting rate. The more complicated ones -- requests for research into building or home histories, family genealogy, obituaries, cemetery and land patent locations -- number 350 to 400 a year. And then, there are the others, some of which require Kleenex. Continue reading...

All Kinds Of Heroes - ‘The Tempest’ introduces youth to Shakespeare

‘The Tempest’ introduces youth to Shakespeare

Subscriber onlyJennifer Nesbitt is undertaking a challenging task: By directing her original adaptation of "The Tempest" -- William Shakespeare's stormy tale of the sorcerer Prospero and daughter Miranda -- she will be introducing Arts Live's young performers to the play years before they might study it in school. Nesbitt says she thinks the vibrant plot and characters will be just the thing to acquaint kids with the piece. Continue reading...

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