Ashley Batchelor

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Comedy, Cranked Up

T2 ‘stops at nothing’ in ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’

Subscriber onlyHair pulls, ear grabs, running into walls and silly fights are all part of the comedy of "One Man, Two Guvnors." Continue reading...

Meet The Musicians

APO opens season with focus on all the players

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra recently announced its 2014-15 season, which kicks off in November. Continue reading...

'Lifestyle festival' a chance to chill out, rock out and learn

Subscriber onlyA lifestyle festival featuring holistic eating, camping, rock climbing and more is coming to Northwest Arkansas next weekend. Continue reading...

Aloha and mahalo

Boys & Girls Club rides wave of fundraisers

Subscriber onlyAbout 350 guests donned leis, Hawaiian print shirts and other casual beach attire at the Boys & Girls Club of Benton County's annual Beach Party July 31 at John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers. Continue reading...

Negative And Positive

Photographer takes viewers back to the beginning

Subscriber only"Having a good negative is key to having a good final print," photographer Ron Lutz says. Continue reading...

Annual Firefly Fling Draws Large Crowd

Subscriber onlyMore than 2,500 people were drawn to this year's Firefly Fling on July 19 at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks in Fayetteville. Continue reading...

Opera to remember

Season finale pays tribute to Jim Swiggart

Subscriber onlyDuring the final number of A Special Gala Concert July 13 at Arend Arts Center, Opera in the Ozarks director emeritus Jim Swiggart was escorted to a chair on stage to watch the 2014 opera company and gala orchestra perform a salute to him. Continue reading...

A Muse On Skates

RLT’s ‘Xanadu’ a rollicking good time

Subscriber onlyEver since she had a roller skating accident when she was 8 years old, Lexie Hardcastle stayed away from roller skates ... until this summer. Continue reading...

Behind The Mask

Art Experience workshop encourages expression

Subscriber onlyJo Ann Kaminsky describes Masks for Change as "an art therapy group, but it's focused on personal growth." Continue reading...

Author explains how home can be a 'sweet spot' for anyone

Subscriber onlyAn Arkansas author returns to her home state today on a tour promoting her book "Create the Style You Crave on a Budget You Can Afford: The Sweet Spot Guide to Home Decor." Continue reading...

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