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Time In A Bottle

A.J. Croce makes peace, music with his dad

Subscriber onlyIt would make a story to rend the heartstrings: Little A.J. Croce sitting at his father's knee, listening to songs like "Bad Bad Leroy Brown" and "Time in a Bottle" being composed, knowing one day he would make Jim Croce a proud papa when he came into his own musical success. Continue reading...

Under 'A Broad Tent'

Former law school dean has message for MLK Day

Subscriber onlyCynthia Nance may hold some feet to the fire at this year's 21st annual Recommitment Banquet hosted by the Northwest Arkansas Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Council. Continue reading...

'Intense Conversations'

African American shares her cultural experience

Subscriber only"Inspire 365: A Journey through the Black Experience" is a four-part African American history seminar running at the Fayetteville Public Library for four consecutive Tuesdays starting at 5 p.m. on Jan. 10. Continue reading...

Seventy Years Of Success

Fort Smith Little Theatre announces 2017 season

Subscriber onlyCarole Rogers laughs when she says Fort Smith Little Theatre is even older than she is. Continue reading...

Keep On Rockin’

Local band celebrates 15 years

Subscriber onlyA staple on the lounge stage at George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville, local rockers The Odds are moving to the coveted garden stage tonight for a 15th anniversary celebration performance. Continue reading...

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Year-end music list combines favorites and ‘best of’

Subscriber onlyPutting together a “Best Of” list is never easy, no matter the subject. Best of what? Best of only what I was exposed to? Best of every single thing released this year? Of course the latter is completely improbable. What one person has time to listen to every album released in a single year? I’ll admit I tried my best, though. I sifted through hundreds of hours of music throughout the year, exploring beyond my comfort zone, so that I might discover the best 2016 had to offer. Continue reading...

Visually Speaking

January: A a month of installation, painting and sculpture

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FYI

Subscriber only"At Home in the Ozarks: 1974" -- A collection of photos by former Fayetteville resident Jim Simmons, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale. Free. 750-8165. Continue reading...

First Rate Last Night

2016 ends with music, comedy, food and fun

Subscriber onlyNew Year's Eve revelers who value variety most in their party choices for Dec. 31 should look no further than Last Night Fayetteville, the area's largest New Year's Eve event that takes place in and around the downtown square. Continue reading...

Out With The Old

Speakeasy-style party to ring in new year

Subscriber onlyStill looking for the perfect place to ring in the new year? How about America's Golden Age? Continue reading...

Let 2016 Burn!

New year promises better days and fun to come

Subscriber onlyOther people make New Year's resolutions, right? So here are yours, in the form of 17 things you really MUST see/do/experience in 2017. For those of you keeping score, they are in random order! Continue reading...

Not Unlike Reality

Crude Mechanicals bring raging ‘King Lear’ to mountain

Subscriber onlyThe Crude Mechanicals will close out the company's third season by producing one of Shakespeare's most turbulent tragedies, in which eyes are plucked out, multiple assassinations are planned, and madness is omnipresent. "King Lear" runs from Thursday through Jan. 8 at Mount Sequoyah's Clapp Auditorium in Fayetteville. Continue reading...

Looking Back, Moving Forward: Local Music Heals, Inspires

Subscriber onlyAs the year comes to a close, we take a look back at two of the biggest local music acts and the (sound) waves they made on the country music scene in 2016. Continue reading...

In A New Light

Large format photos show new side of Bentonville

Subscriber only"The biggest thing I try to do is put somebody in the picture -- to feel like they're sitting there and getting the real depth of the picture and take in all the perspectives." Continue reading...

Three-Dimensional Deception

Carved and colored artworks fool the eye

Subscriber onlyArtist Jim Nelson might not call what he does trompe l'oeil, but it is. His carved and painted wooden artworks deceive the eye in ways that surprise even him. Continue reading...