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Prime Time For Singing

Schola Cantorum joins SoNA for Christmas concerts

Subscriber onlyStephen Caldwell is excited about Christmas -- not just because he and wife Maura have a new baby boy to share it with. The holiday season, says Caldwell, is prime time for groups like Schola Cantorum, the premiere choral ensemble he directs at the University of Arkansas. Continue reading...

Nothing Like Normal

Sedaris monologues put wacky spin on season

Subscriber onlyAnyone who knows the comedy of David Sedaris will almost certainly recognize "The Santaland Diaries," the tale of the Christmas season he spent as a Macy's elf. "Season's Greetings," another Sedaris monologue presented in the form of a holiday letter to friends, is less well known. The first is likely to elicit snickers, groans and nods of recognition. The second will probably produce gasps and guffaws, along with the shaking of heads in disbelief. Continue reading...

Beyond Beautiful

Silver Tea funds services for women in need

Subscriber onlyIt would be easy to put on party clothes and attend the Silver Tea just to feel festive. Happening the Thursday after Thanksgiving, the annual event comes with all the trappings of the season -- decorated trees, beautiful tablescapes, mountains of food, the historic setting of the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs and the camaraderie of the women of St. James' Episcopal Church, who have been hosting the celebration for 50 years. Continue reading...

Every Time A Bell Rings...

Silver Dollar City brings Christmas to life

Subscriber onlyEvery time a bell rings, Kevin Day gets his wings. But after four years, he's still hoping he'll learn to fly someday in his role as Clarence in the Silver Dollar City production of "It's a Wonderful Life." Continue reading...

Songs Of The Season

Choirs come together for Festival of Lessons and Carols

Subscriber onlyThe Festival of Lessons and Carols is much, much, much older than the soloist who will perform Wednesday evening at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Rogers. Continue reading...

Just A Spoonful Of Sugar

‘Mary Poppins’ swan song for veteran actress

Subscriber onlyAt 18, Mary Larkin Furlow is a veteran actress. She started working with Arts Live Theatre during her fifth grade year. Continue reading...

FYI

Subscriber only"Barefoot in the Park" -- The classic Neil Simon comedy about new love in a New York loft, 7:30 p.m. today & Saturday, Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale. $15. 751-5441. Continue reading...

Have A Holly, Jolly Christmas

Lights, parades and concerts kick off season of celebration

Subscriber only"He puzzled and puzzled 'til his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps ... means a little bit more!" Continue reading...

'Black Elk Speaks'

Balladeer Bridger brings Lakota story to MONAH

Subscriber onlyBobby Bridger is not an American Indian. But like his ancestor, Jim Bridger -- often described as the quintessential mountain man -- he has spent his life dedicated to the understanding of the American Indian, in his case through ballads of the American West. Continue reading...

'Parker's Anchor' Rising

NWA cast and crew invited to film debut on Monday

Subscriber onlyAs we speak -- or rather, as you read -- Jennica and Ryan Schwartzman and their 3-year-old son are driving cross-country from Los Angeles to Fayetteville. It's a homecoming of sorts for the filmmakers, who will be in town for the cast and crew debut of "Parker's Anchor," shot in Northwest Arkansas in the first two weeks of January. Continue reading...

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