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Eyes All Aglow

Silver Dollar City lights up the season

Subscriber onlyWhat's another 1.5 million lights when the "city" already boasts 5 million? Continue reading...

When Puppets Grow Up

‘Avenue Q’ considers universal themes in unique way

Subscriber only"Avenue Q," the 2004 Tony Award winner for Best Musical that opens at University Theatre this weekend, begins with a sunny song that introduces the audience to an urban block of row houses, populated by puppets and humans alike. Fans of classic episodes of a certain PBS educational series of the 1970s and 1980s will find the scene familiar. Or they will until Princeton, a puppet who is a recent college graduate, launches into "What Do You Do with a B.A. in English?" which, in turn, segues into "It Sucks to be Me," a song that features puppets and humans arguing about who is the biggest failure. Continue reading...

LIVE! in NWA

Subscriber onlyNov. 12 Ray Bonneville -- 6 p.m. Eureka Springs House Concert, 17 Elk Street, Eureka Springs. eurekahouseconcerts.com. $15. Continue reading...

Iconic Times Two

Old Crow Medicine Show reimagines Dylan

Subscriber onlyBob Dylan has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Today, his work is considered "roots music" -- with a mix of folk, blues, country, gospel, rock 'n' roll, rockabilly and more. Much of Dylan's celebrated work dates from the 1960s, when he became a reluctant "voice of a generation," writing songs that became anthems for the Civil Rights Movement and anti-war movement, according to Rolling Stone magazine. Continue reading...

Truth in Lyrics

Singer returns to George’s with honest music

Subscriber onlyBrandy Clark likes things that live on the fringes. That is to say, the stories and characters that captivate her tend to be edgier, starker or more provocative than the mainstream can sometimes offer. Continue reading...

Silent Film Superstar

Scheide shares Little Tramp’s ties to Arkansas

Subscriber onlyElvis Presley. John Wayne. The Beatles. Continue reading...

Watershed Illustrated

Subscriber onlyLike the beauty of the watershed for which it is named, the Illinois River Salon hasn't gotten as much attention as it deserved in the five years it has existed -- until now. This fall, the juried show -- which includes more than 60 works by more than 40 artists -- moves from being a relatively small part of the annual Illinois River Watershed conference to standing on its own as a relatively large exhibition at Art Ventures in Fayetteville. Continue reading...

Heritage Shared

Subscriber onlyThere is no word in the Cherokee language for "goodbye," says American Indian flutist Tommy Wildcat. Instead, his people say "donadagohv'i" -- "we'll see you again." Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyNov. 12 American Music -- With the Ozark Mountains British Brass Band, 3 p.m., Walmart Auditorium in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies on the Northwest Arkansas Community College campus in Bentonville. Free. nwacc.edu. Continue reading...

Staying Out Of Jail

Pop-up art show seeks to raise awareness

Subscriber onlyA one-day pop-up art show featuring local artists will be held from noon until midnight Saturday in downtown Springdale. The show, called "Women in Jail," is the brainchild of Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette news reporter Scarlet Sims, who wanted to bring community attention to a troubling trend in the Northwest Arkansas area. Continue reading...

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APO Concert Combines Laughs, Classics

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra's upcoming concert "Humor in Music" is a good chance to poke a little bit of good-natured fun at the usually serious genre of classical music, says APO Executive Director Jason Miller. Continue reading...

Cuttin' Loose

Pilot Arts takes off

Subscriber onlyFate can intervene when it's least expected. Missy Speer Gipson knows that now. Continue reading...