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ON THE COVER: Music Is Magic

Festival elevates aspirations in second year

In 2017, a new music festival brought songwriters and music executives from around the world -- plus some 2,800 fans -- to Bentonville to celebrate the art of songwriting and support the I'll Fly Away Foundation. Coming into its second year, the festival's approach has shifted just slightly, says organizer Betsy Brumley. Continue reading...

VIDEO: Unusual musical beautiful and heartbreaking

Looks can be deceiving. Jesse Tuck might look like a 17-year-old boy, but he's far from it. He's 102 -- and he has found the secret to eternal youth. Continue reading...

A Life In The Circus

Born into the business, well-traveled acrobat enjoys the journey

Subscriber onlyIvan Dotsenko didn't have to run away to join the circus. He was born into it. And that acrobatic life -- of artistry, balance and defying the law of gravity, not lions and tigers and bears -- has taken him all around the world, to Broadway and now to Silver Dollar City, where he's performing during this year's Festival of Wonder. Continue reading...

The Mane Event

‘Lion King’ roars into Little Rock

Subscriber only Disney's "The Lion King" roars into Little Rock's Robinson Center Performance Hall this weekend for a three-week engagement. Continue reading...

LIVE! in NWA

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FYI

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Best Bets

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The Game Is Afoot

T2 invites Sherlock Holmes fans to play along

Subscriber onlyIt is arguably Sherlock Holmes' most popular case -- or maybe Dr. Watson's. In "The Hound of the Baskervilles," the famous British detective and his sidekick investigate the gruesome demise of Sir Charles Baskerville, found dead on the grounds of his Devonshire estate. Sir Charles is wearing a horrified expression on his face, and footprints of a gigantic hound are found nearby. Could it be the family curse? Continue reading...

4x4 Four Minutes, Four Questions Sasha Masakowski

Subscriber only"Quite honestly," says Fayetteville jazz guru Robert Ginsburg, "Sasha and her brother Martin's music was not nearly as much on my radar as their father, Steve Masakowski. Steve is a renowned guitarist and educator who I booked at [the Walton Arts Center] in 2005 with the group he's worked with for 40 years, Astral Project. Continue reading...

A Dream Come True

Children’s book comes to Eureka Springs stage

Subscriber only"Willo Mancifoot The Musical" will make its world debut May 5. The play brings an inspiring story, with original music and a talented cast of young performers, to the historic Eureka Springs City Auditorium. Continue reading...

When Steel Is King

Bikes shine like gold for Fort Smith businesses

Subscriber onlyVisitors to Fort Smith's Garrison Avenue might hear the distant sound of rumbling engines as May 4 draws closer, heralding the approach of tens of thousands of motorcycles -- and their excited riders -- to celebrate the fourth annual Steel Horse Rally. Continue reading...

FYI - Weekend event calendar

Subscriber onlyToday "Natural Shocks" -- An ArkansasStaged staged reading of the play by Lauren Gunderson, 7 p.m., Fenix Fayetteville DownUnder, 16 W. Center St. in Fayetteville. Suggested donation of $10. Email arkansasstaged@gmail.com. Continue reading...

LIVE! -- Weekend music calendar

Subscriber onlyToday Ed Gerhard -- 7 p.m., Artist Retreat Center, Bella Vista. $20. Continue reading...

Renaissance Faire Finds Its Village In Siloam Springs

Subscriber onlyUntil now, the Renaissance Faire of the Ozarks has lived the gypsy life. Founded in Fayetteville, it moved during its five year history to Springdale and has now settled in Siloam Springs, where entertainment director Donald Rea says it has found a permanent home at Riverside Entertainment. Continue reading...

No Words, Just Music

Grammy winning guitarist lands at ARC

Subscriber onlySara Parnell is always ready to open her Artist Retreat Center to a musician passing through Northwest Arkansas. Continue reading...

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