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On a high note

Christian legend says final thank you

Subscriber only"I was kind of a shy kid really," says the smiling woman with the big voice. "Words were hard for me. But I could learn a song and more comfortably tell somebody what was on my heart. It's always been my way of communicating." Continue reading...

Just The Right Note

Film remembers contributions of jazz musician

Subscriber onlyCount Basie. Duke Ellington. Ella Fitzgerald. Continue reading...

Hot From The Oven

Violinist Kenney heats up Sibelius with SoNA

Subscriber onlyViolinist Alexi Kenney obviously takes his music very seriously. He's been playing since he was 4 years old and has his own symphony of awards: He's the recipient of a 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant; winner of the 2013 Concert Artists Guild Competition, which led to a recital at Carnegie Hall; winner of top prizes at the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition (2012), the Mondavi Center Competition (2010), and the 2013 Kronberg Academy master classes. And he was praised by Strings magazine for his "beautiful, aching tone" for a performance of the Sibelius Concerto with the China Philharmonic Orchestra in Beijing during the Menuhin Competition. Continue reading...

Puttin' On The Ritz

APT promises hilarity in Mel Brooks musical

Subscriber only"If 'The Producers' and 'Rocky Horror' had a baby, 'Young Frankenstein' would be it," says Ed McClure, director of the Arkansas Public Theatre production opening tonight. "I had the luxury of seeing it in New York, on Broadway, and it checks all the boxes -- big musical numbers, singing and dancing, and it's as hilarious as the movie." Continue reading...

One Billion Rising

Women dance, sing and drum to end domestic violence

Subscriber only"Bring a drum, sing the song, share your story," encourages Mary Jo Rose. "It's a depressing subject, but it's an upbeat event." Continue reading...

Child Prodigy

Filip Pogady grows up with violin in hand

Subscriber only"Nobody expected me to be a professional musician at all," says Filip Pogady. Continue reading...

Decadent Delights

Chocolate delicious start to Valentine’s Day celebration

Subscriber onlyNothing says Valentine's Day quite like chocolate -- and fans of that confection can find more variations than they can even imagine Feb. 11 at this year's 13th annual Chocolate Lovers' Festival and Emporium in Eureka Springs. Continue reading...

When Time Stands Still

SoNA debuts Adam Schoenberg’s ‘Slo-mo’

Subscriber only"My music comes straight from the heart -- striving to be beautiful and inspiring and simultaneously challenging and rewarding." -- Adam Schoenberg Continue reading...

Still In Love

Concert series celebrates Buffalo River

Subscriber onlyKelly Mulhollan was born and raised in Northwest Arkansas. He tried leaving, he says, but "I always felt the Ozarks pulling me back like a magnet." Continue reading...

Over The Moon

Traveling exhibit brings the universe to Bentonville

Subscriber onlyKatherine Auld is over the moon about the exhibit opening Saturday at the Bentonville Public Library -- and the pun suits her perfectly. Continue reading...

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