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‘Empanada Loca’ is also ‘good, old-fashioned scary storytelling’

Subscriber onlyWhen ArkansasStaged closes its season with Aaron Mark's gritty, one-woman play "Empanada Loca" on Sunday at 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville, the theater company will be engaging a variety of its audience's senses to make the most of the macabre show, which is loosely based on the legend of Sweeney Todd. Continue reading...

'The Power Of Music Is Contagious'

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo sets words to beats for kids

Subscriber onlyNothing about Joel "Cactus" Sullivan suits the stereotypes about rappers -- well, maybe the purple suit. But if the only rapper you know is Run DMC, Sullivan -- aka Secret Agent 23 Skidoo -- is a surprise on many fronts. Continue reading...

No Senior Left Behind

‘Every Day a Visitor’ a story of hope, friendship, loss

Subscriber onlyThe story offstage is just as entertaining as the one onstage at Arkansas Public Theatre. Continue reading...

3x3 Three Minutes, Three Questions Doug Robinson, 'Frankenstein' director

Subscriber only"Most people don't know what 'audio theater' is yet, even though the art is rooted in the familiar format of old-time radio drama," says Doug Robinson, director of this weekend's Northwest Arkansas Audio Theater production of "Frankenstein." "Our 'studio' audience will experience how talented voice acting, musicians and sound effects -- 'Foley' -- artists come together with great precision to create this immersive and imaginative experience. We've designed a format that brings this nostalgic art form to a modern audience, and we're acknowledging the live theatrical experience rather than one solely meant for the airwaves." Continue reading...

The End Is Near

Halloween is coming

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Creative Conversation

Context informs artist’s work

Subscriber onlyIn viewing any of artist Lynda Benglis' sculpture or painting work, the influences of growing up along the shores of Lake Charles in Louisiana, of crawfish digging in the mud or of the dichotomy of her religious upbringing split between Protestantism and Greek Orthodox may be opaque. But these are just a few pieces of her past that came to shape -- literally and figuratively -- the work Benglis produces and the answers she seeks in her art. Continue reading...

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'Tiny But Mighty'

ACO artists work small for ‘big impact’

Subscriber onlyEve Smith, visual arts and program director at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, calls it a "tiny but mighty fundraiser." Continue reading...

3x3 Three Minutes, Three Questions The Ghost of Paul Revere

Subscriber onlySelf-proclaimed "holler folk" group The Ghost of Paul Revere ventures down from its Portland, Maine, roots for a show at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville on Wednesday -- just days before the release of new album "Monarch." Lead singer/guitarist Griffin Sherry answered a few questions for What's Up! about the new music and the group's unique label. Continue reading...

No Trouble For Troubadours

New album, sold-out show for band

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas (and Oklahoma and Texas) favorites the Turnpike Troubadours welcomed some major changes in preparing for their fourth studio album, "A Long Way From Your Heart": It was their first experience working with an outside producer, and it is the first album to include steel/accordion player Hank Early. Continue reading...

Eat, Drink And Be Merry at Oktoberfest

Subscriber onlyThe Rotary Club will sponsor its fifth annual Oktoberfest on Center Street in historic downtown Eureka Springs on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., says Oktoberfest chairwoman and Rotarian Dorothy Guertin. Continue reading...

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3x3 Three Minutes, Three Questions James Dashner & Jennifer L. Holm True Lit authors

Subscriber onlyThe Fayetteville Public Library will host the fifth annual True Lit: Fayetteville's Literary Festival starting this Sunday and continuing through Oct. 29. Events scheduled during the Festival include author talks, writing workshops for children and adults, a Walton Arts Center performance by Grammy-winning hip hop artist Secret Agent 23 Skidoo and a yoga session that incorporates literary themes. Aspiring authors will even get the opportunity to pitch their ideas to and receive feedback from representatives from various publishing agencies. The festival closes at 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 29 with a performance by That's What She Said, a troupe of local storytellers. Continue reading...