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Lights! Santa! Action!

Christmas arrives this weekend

Subscriber only'Tis the season to celebrate in the four central cities of Northwest Arkansas. Although it may seem to come earlier every year, the holidays officially kick off tonight in Fayetteville and Saturday in Bentonville. Continue reading...

Eyes All Aglow

Silver Dollar City lights up the season

Subscriber onlyWhat's another 1.5 million lights when the "city" already boasts 5 million? Continue reading...

Silent Film Superstar

Scheide shares Little Tramp’s ties to Arkansas

Subscriber onlyElvis Presley. John Wayne. The Beatles. Continue reading...

Watershed Illustrated

Subscriber onlyLike the beauty of the watershed for which it is named, the Illinois River Salon hasn't gotten as much attention as it deserved in the five years it has existed -- until now. This fall, the juried show -- which includes more than 60 works by more than 40 artists -- moves from being a relatively small part of the annual Illinois River Watershed conference to standing on its own as a relatively large exhibition at Art Ventures in Fayetteville. Continue reading...

Cuttin' Loose

Pilot Arts takes off

Subscriber onlyFate can intervene when it's least expected. Missy Speer Gipson knows that now. Continue reading...

Christmas Cheer Found Here

Showboat Branson Belle ready to celebrate

Subscriber onlyChristmas came early this year for the Showboat Branson Belle. Continue reading...

How do you define haunted?

Grand old hotel rattles with ghostly tales

Subscriber onlyNothing went bump in the night. In fact, I slept like a happy baby. 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...

Rest In Peace

‘Green burial’ advocate puts belief into practice

Subscriber onlyTo mark his 70th birthday, he rode in the Great American Cattle Drive. Continue reading...

'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...

Big Voice, Bigger Heart

Dee Daniels jazzes up Fort Smith Symphony

Subscriber onlyJazz singer Dee Daniels has a great big voice -- with a four octave range -- and a heart even bigger. Performing with an orchestra like the Fort Smith Symphony gives her a chance to project some powerful emotions to her audience. Continue reading...

Uniontown woman competes on national stage

Subscriber onlyTonight, on a stage in Atlantic City, N.J., one woman will be crowned. She will have earned that honor through competition in evening gown, talent and interview events, having already been named to represent her state. Continue reading...

Borne Aloft By Language

‘Night of the Iguana’ is Tennessee Williams in top form

Subscriber onlyBob Stevenson, director of theater at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, has a reputation. He's been the catalyst for staging edgy, unusual, trend-setting performance art, not just at UAFS but in competition in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. Continue reading...

History Mysteries

Ghost Walks tell tales of very cold cases

Subscriber onlyDeath by poisoning. Continue reading...

3x3 Three Minutes, Three Questions Michael Fothergill, Ballet Arkansas

Subscriber onlyConsider Michael Fothergill's resume, and you might make an immediate mistake. You might assume he must be ... venerable. Continue reading...

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