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Big Shoes To Fill

New attractions add variety to Branson mainstays

Subscriber only"With so many new additions coming on the scene in 2017, there are more reasons than ever to bring your family to Branson." Continue reading...

Stuffed At Silver Dollar City

Classics meet creativity in culinary offerings

Subscriber onlySilver Dollar City serves up an amazing 250,000 pounds of chicken, 150,000 pounds of skillet dinners and 90,000 pounds of candy each year. But this year, the heavy hitting news for food lovers is an expanded variety within the Branson, Mo., theme park. Over the course of 2017, Silver Dollar City's "Year of Food and Craft," more than 200 new items will be introduced. Continue reading...

5x5 Five Minutes, Five Questions Laurie R. King

Subscriber only"It's hard for me to say what it's been like to grow up with Sherlock and Russell because they, like my parents, were simply always there," Zoe Quinton says of the popular stories by her mother, Laurie King. "Laurie wrote 'Beekeeper' when I was not even a teenager myself, so of course I (like all teenage girls) envisioned myself as Mary Russell: strong, smart and acerbically witty. In the longer term, growing up with fictional characters as part of my household shaped my own choice of career, as I have been working with Laurie to create and sell the Russell stories for over 10 years now. Soon they will become a part of my own children's lives, and the story will go on." Continue reading...

A Piece Of The Pie

Hootenanny ‘old-timey’ fun for artsy cause

Subscriber onlyThe Artist's Laboratory Theatre's artistic director Erika Wilhite knows exactly where the idea for the company's fundraiser "Hootenanny" -- a pie-fest of epic proportions -- came from. Continue reading...

5x5 Five Minutes, Five Questions Corrado Rovaris

Subscriber onlyThe Artosphere Festival Orchestra, under the baton of music director Corrado Rovaris, has been recognized as an important new voice in the classical music world by American Public Media's Performance Today, the nation's most popular classical music radio program. But who is the maestro who has accomplished so much in seven years? What's Up! asked Rovaris five questions. Continue reading...

Play That Song

Train still going strong with new album, tour

Subscriber onlyIf only Arkansans had known in 1998 that the San Francisco band traveling through the state was on the verge of becoming a cultural phenomenon, somebody could have come away with a pretty cool souvenir. Continue reading...

No Trouble Relating

‘Little Women’ speaks clearly to young actresses

Subscriber onlyDirector Natalie Lane appears thrilled to be mounting a production of Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" as Arts Live Theatre's next show. Continue reading...

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Sing Out For Summer

Classes and camps promise no time for boredom

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One With Nature

Musical piece encompasses Artosphere values

Subscriber onlyWhat do you get when you bring together just shy of 100 musicians, spread them around an outdoor venue and give them a piece of music that celebrates and blends with the nature around it? Continue reading...

Little Starz, Big Fun

Kids musical troupe welcomes new members

Subscriber onlyHow many of us dreamed of the glamorous life we'd live when we grew up? Maybe we'd be a heroic police officer or firefighter saving others in danger; or maybe we'd be a graceful ballerina or energetic pop star touching others with our gift. We all had larger-than-life dreams when we were young. But a handful of talented kids are living their dreams now. Continue reading...

LIVE! in NWA

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Celebrating Salvation

Clayton House marks 40 years since restoration

Subscriber onlyJulia Yadon wasn't a historic preservationist. What she was, says Julie Moncrief, executive director of the Clayton House museum, was "a little bored and realized she needed to do more than go drink coffee at church." Continue reading...

Fiddle Jamboree

Convention fills Harrison halls with music

Subscriber only"We're very informal here as far as musicians and fans are concerned," says Carl J. Wills. But that doesn't mean the annual Arkansas Fiddlers Convention, now in its 34th year in Harrison, can just be thrown together. Wills has been there for the past 27 years, and he's got this unique brand of juggling down to a science. Continue reading...

On The Avenue

Block Street Block Party thrills, delights

Subscriber onlyLocal business woman and Block Street Block Party co-founder Hannah Withers says that the inspiration for the first party was a particularly grueling period of construction on Fayetteville's Block Avenue. Continue reading...