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T2 unveils eclectic 12th season

Subscriber onlyThese are exciting times for Fayetteville's celebrated regional theater TheatreSquared: On March 7, the Fayetteville City Council, at the behest of Mayor Lioneld Jordan, voted to invest $3.1 million from the city's general reserve fund toward the company's ambitious new home at the southeast corner of West Avenue and Spring St. And, today, T2 officially announced the six scintillating shows of its 12th season, which includes two recent Tony Award winners. Continue reading...

A House Divided

Goddess Festival seeks unity through ritual

Subscriber onlyCatherine Williams characterizes her country and community as "divided" and says "things feel deeply unbalanced." Continue reading...

'An Abomination Of Desolation'

Hawkins House recalls task of spring cleaning

Subscriber onlyLife in the Rogers Historical Museum's Hawkins House -- built in 1895 -- tends to be seasonal. In the fall, the theme is usually mourning and turn-of-the-century funerals to complement Halloween. Christmas is celebrated in December, and Victorian weddings in the summer. Continue reading...

Mini Masterpiece

Small works show great talent

Subscriber onlyAsk J.P. Bell what type of photographer he is, and he's likely to say a nature photographer. But Bell's definition of the word "nature" might not be as traditional as others think. Continue reading...

Music On The Main Street

House concert series returns to ACO

Subscriber onlyArts Center of the Ozarks will turn its spotlight on singer-songwriter Cameron Johnson at Main Street Music Night at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Joining Johnson onstage for the cabaret-style event, now in its fourth year, is popular area musician and Trumann Railboys member Marcus Garoutte. Continue reading...

Family Harmony

Irish sisters share their lives, voices

Subscriber onlyNaomi O'Neill plays the traditional role of the middle child. Continue reading...

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REVIEW: Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage

Subscriber onlyFrom the very first moment of the show -- which opens with the same syncopated beats you expect from the movie -- the full house at Wednesday night's opening performance of "Dirty Dancing" at the Walton Arts Center was ready. The air was thick with anticipation. Really. Continue reading...

Tots To Teens

Theater troupes share stories for youngsters

Subscriber onlyThere have been an abundance of studies over the past 10 years that demonstrate the benefits of exposing children and teens to theater, including higher grades, improved literacy skills, higher graduation rates, lowered disciplinary and attendance issues and greater community engagement. Northwest Arkansas parents might count themselves lucky, then, to be in an area that offers plentiful theater opportunities. This weekend, two of the area's most established youth-centered companies are offering stimulating options for tots to teens. Continue reading...

The Cost Of War

Commemoration marks Battle of Pea Ridge anniversary

Subscriber onlyThe Civil War Battle of Pea Ridge, which took place 155 years ago on March 6-8, 1862, is often said to have preserved the state of Missouri for the Union, says Pea Ridge National Military Park ranger David Harkleroad. Continue reading...

An Appetizing Topic

Artist turned author serves up historical food

Subscriber onlyJill Rumoshosky Werner is not a food expert. She's an artist -- or she was, until she retired and moved to Bella Vista. Continue reading...

LIVE! in NWA

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Artfully Arranged

Flowers, art complement each other in inaugural event

Subscriber onlyFlowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals. Some seem to smile; some have a sad expression; some are pensive and diffident; others again are plain, honest, and up-right. Continue reading...

River Boogie

New Orleans icon celebrates the Buffalo

Subscriber onlyBruce "Sunpie" Barnes, a zydeco icon in New Orleans and across the globe, began his careers at the Buffalo National River park -- that is to say, his 30-plus years in the National Park Service, as well as building foundation for his music career. Continue reading...

Broadway Is Beautiful

Subscriber onlyAt first glance, the Walton Arts Center's just announced 2017-18 Broadway season might seem very traditional -- mostly musicals that might fairly be called "chestnuts." Continue reading...