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Beauty Begets Beauty

Artists open studio doors for 10th year

Subscriber onlyLaura Dobbs of Jasper says Newton County just has a certain draw for artists. It did for her, anyway. Continue reading...

Bikes, Blues & BBQ

Enjoy the ride at 17th annual rally

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LIVE! in NWA

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All About That Bass

Rapper brings his classics back on new tour

Subscriber onlyIt's been six years since Anthony Ray -- or as he's better known, Sir Mix-a-Lot -- rolled out his last single, "Carz," and over a decade since the release of his album, "Daddy's Home." But that hasn't kept him from returning to the tour life or from continuing to be involved in the music industry. Continue reading...

The Boys Are Back In Town

Trout Fishing in America opens Eureka concert series

Subscriber onlyIt's been 40 years since Ezra Idlet and Keith Grimwood started writing and playing music together. Continue reading...

You Gotta Have A Fiddle In The Band

But the Quebe Sisters swing by having three

Subscriber onlyThe Quebe Sisters, all in their 20s, have been playing the fiddle for over a decade. For a twenty-something to have that much consistent experience on an instrument is unique, but for three siblings to turn their talents into an internationally touring Western swing group is something else entirely. Continue reading...

What Would Dick Renko Do?

Series continues to offer unique musical selection

Subscriber onlyWhen it comes time to book the next Artist Audience & Community Live! series in Fort Smith, Tom Ware admits he asks himself the same question every year: What would Dick Renko do? Continue reading...

Keeping It In The Family

Brubecks headline Jazz Eureka

Subscriber onlyChris Brubeck never set out to become a jazz musician. He was going to play music, sure, but with his touring rock 'n' roll group. As one of five sons of famous jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck, Chris Brubeck grew up in a house full of music with "honorary uncles" like Paul Desmond, Eugene Wright and Joe Morello around. But it wasn't until he started joining his father's group, the Dave Brubeck Quartet, on tour with his rock group that he began to consider jazz for himself. Continue reading...

Interactions Of Innovation

New exhibits inspire new conversations at Crystal Bridges

Subscriber onlyThe 2017 season of temporary exhibitions at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville will continue the museum's objective of exploring the American spirit through diversity of subject matter and of medium. Photography, sculptures, music and paintings spanning the development of American art will allow guests to enjoy new experiences with art while encouraging connections with the exhibitions' unique interpretations. Continue reading...

Timeless Tunes

APO opens season with box office best sellers

Subscriber onlyThey're tunes that everyone knows. Darth Vader's "dum dum dum dum-de-dum, dum-de-dum." Indiana Jones' "Raiders March." The "Flying Theme" from "E.T." Continue reading...

Man The Paddles!

Dragon boats fly in festival to benefit children

Subscriber onlyDragons will be flying around Fort Smith on Saturday -- not in the sky, but in the water of the Arkansas River. Continue reading...

Tricks And Treats

YAG musical gives girls momentum

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'Tree To Table'

Squirrel Cookoff delivers important message

Subscriber onlyJoe Wilson admits it. Men like to brag. And that's what inspired the World Champion Squirrel Cookoff, now in its fifth year in Bentonville. Continue reading...

Beyond The Bluebird

Art park gathers musicians to jam into autumn

Subscriber onlyThe beloved Bluebird of Happiness for which Terra Studios is best known is the proverbial tip of the iceberg for the nonprofit art park near Durham. Continue reading...