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A Perfect Fit

Acquisitions expand MONAH narrative

Subscriber onlyDavid Bogle, founder of the Museum of Native American History in Bentonville, didn't intend to cover the spectrum from Cherokee to Pre-Columbian. He didn't even intend to start a museum. Continue reading...

Packing Peanuts

There’s more to Carver, park ranger promises

Subscriber onlyThe George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond, Mo., is as unique as the man it memorializes. Born during the Civil War, Carver was the first African-American to attend Iowa Agricultural College -- now Iowa State University -- let alone earn bachelor's and master's degrees there. And he was the first to have a national monument dedicated to him, just a few months after his death on Jan. 5, 1943. Continue reading...

The Eureka Connection

Road to Grammy included stop in the Springs

Subscriber onlyMike Fleming grew up in St. Louis, went to college in Columbia, Mo., and has lived most of his adult life in Nashville, Tenn. But coming back to Northwest Arkansas to play at the Faulkner Performing Arts Center is still a lot like coming home. Fleming, now a standup bass player with the Grammy-winning Steeldrivers, performed at the one of the country music shows in Eureka Springs from 1981 to 1988, lived at Holiday Island, and he and his wife had their first daughter at the hospital in Springdale. Continue reading...

Return To War

Play reminds that peace still elusive

Subscriber onlyTen years has passed since TheatreSquared debuted "My Father's War," an original play by company founder Bob Ford based on the World War II recollections of his father-in-law. Continue reading...

Start Your Engines

Hot Wheels rev up fun at Amazeum

Subscriber onlyFor the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, "the idea for the exhibit was pretty simple at the start." Continue reading...

Er-Gene Kahng, Arkansas Philharmonic

Subscriber onlyFlorence Price is getting a lot more attention than she did during her lifetime. Born in 1887 to a middle-class family in Little Rock, Price attended New England Conservatory, one of the few conservatories that admitted African-Americans at the time. But it wasn’t until 1931, after she’d moved her family to Chicago and divorced her abusive husband, that Price began to write music for the orchestral world. She faced two challenges, she said in a 1943 letter to conductor Serge Koussevitzky, a story in this month’s New Yorker reports: “My dear Dr. Koussevitzky, To begin with I have two handicaps — those of sex and race. I am a woman; and I have some Negro blood in my veins.” Continue reading...

'Fifty From Fifty'

Shiloh Museum showcases pieces of past

Subscriber onlyCarolyn Reno has had a uniquely fortunate position with the Shiloh Museum for 34 years of its 50-year history. She is the one who knows its collections most intimately. Continue reading...

Historically Hilarious

APT actors follow in long line of funny ‘Producers’

Subscriber onlyZero Mostel and Gene Wilder. Continue reading...

Forever in my heart

Funny stories convey friend’s real mission in life

Subscriber only"There are some times in life when the only thing you can do to cope is to laugh." Continue reading...

Art OverView

Works address abstraction, ethnicity, ornament

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Wayne and June Martin, pictured in front of the old Mooney-Barker Drug Store in Pettigrew, were inst...

Wayne and June Martin, pictured in front of the old Mooney-Barker Drug Store in Pettigrew, were instrumental in the preservation o...

Published: April 7, 2017

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