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Back Roads And Big Stories

Hubbard’s fans still ‘dig lyrics with depth and weight’

Subscriber onlyRay Wylie Hubbard isn't hard to find these days. Check him out in the latest Eric Church video for the song "Desperate Man." Continue reading...

At The End Of The Tunnel

Hopeless situation gives hopeful voice to actors

Subscriber onlyDiversity, notes Kimille Howard, director of TheatreSquared's production of Dominique Morisseau's "Skeleton Crew," can be hard to find in regional theater, especially in the heartland of America. Continue reading...

'She Kills Monsters'

UA play takes on real life within magical realm

Subscriber only"But this story remains. And isn't that essentially all that life is -- a collection of stories? This is one of mine ..." Continue reading...

Words Matter

Author wants to help kids change the world

Subscriber onlyWhat's on Kwame Alexander's mind on a Tuesday morning in October? Continue reading...

FYI

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Through Living Eyes

Exhibit expands Indigenous art beyond stereotypes

Subscriber onlyEven before one steps through the doors to the new temporary exhibition at Crystal Bridges Museum, art is already on display, drawing the viewer in to the ongoing conversation of what exactly constitutes American art. "Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now" challenges the viewer to consider the often neglected perspective of Indigenous peoples as part of the American experience, and further, what exactly modern Native art can be in that context. Continue reading...

LIVE! in NWA

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A Carnival Atmosphere

Arkansas State Fair turns 79 and celebrates like a kid

Subscriber onlyIt's Arkansas State Fair time, and this year's autumn cornucopia of festivities is overflowing with frolicking sea lions, dizzy with roller coasters and giddy with goats -- not to mention mass quantities of fried everything. Continue reading...

Where Are They Now?

UA playwright takes on New York with ‘(I)sland T(rap)’

Subscriber onlyAustin Dean Ashford, a third-year student in the Master of Fine Arts program in playwriting and acting at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, performed his original play "(I)sland T(rap): The Epic Remixology of the Odyssey" for one night only Oct. 12 at an Off-Broadway venue in New York. Continue reading...

Halloween Haunts Rising Now

Subscriber onlyEverything Halloween abounds in Northwest Arkansas over the weeks until Oct. 31. Starting this week, What's Up! will keep you in the know about local events, starting with haunted houses. Send additional listings to lhightower@nwadg.com. Continue reading...

No Time Like The Present

Violinist celebrates marriage of musical styles

Subscriber onlyHe just won the 2018 Leonard Bernstein Award. He performs solo and with one of the most innovative trios currently touring. He's been described by the Boston Globe as someone who "plays classical violin with the charisma of a rock star." Continue reading...

REVIEW: "Maya: Raj and Rozenbridge"

Subscriber onlyWhen you get approval to use a confetti cannon for an event at Crystal Bridges, you really should take full advantage of it. Raj Suresh certainly did at his collaborative show with local duo Rozenbridge on Sept. 27. In an interview with What's Up! ahead of the performance, the stand-up comedian quipped that the green light for use of the confetti cannon was the only reason he chose the art museum as the host venue for his unique performance. And I have to admit, the cannons did give the show a special sort of something. Continue reading...

Come Sit A Spell

‘Front Porch’ facilitates cultural connections

Subscriber onlyUntil they sat down together, Charlotte Buchanan-Yale and Jeannie Stone might not have known they were courting the same audience. Continue reading...

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Musicians Bring Fresh But Familiar Global Palette To WAC

Subscriber onlyEast meets West at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville today as global fusion super group ASPADA takes the stage in Starr Theatre. Saxophonist George Brooks marries his love of world music -- particularly Indian classical -- with his jazz background as he teams up with Osam Ezzeldin on piano, Kai Eckhardt on bass and Selvaganesh Vinayakram on percussion for an evening of rhythmic exploration sure to surprise and delight Western audiences. Continue reading...

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