Back to Becca's profile

Stories by Becca Martin-Brown

RSS

VIDEO: Unusual musical beautiful and heartbreaking

Looks can be deceiving. Jesse Tuck might look like a 17-year-old boy, but he's far from it. He's 102 -- and he has found the secret to eternal youth. Continue reading...

The Game Is Afoot

T2 invites Sherlock Holmes fans to play along

Subscriber onlyIt is arguably Sherlock Holmes' most popular case -- or maybe Dr. Watson's. In "The Hound of the Baskervilles," the famous British detective and his sidekick investigate the gruesome demise of Sir Charles Baskerville, found dead on the grounds of his Devonshire estate. Sir Charles is wearing a horrified expression on his face, and footprints of a gigantic hound are found nearby. Could it be the family curse? Continue reading...

A Life In The Circus

Born into the business, well-traveled acrobat enjoys the journey

Subscriber onlyIvan Dotsenko didn't have to run away to join the circus. He was born into it. And that acrobatic life -- of artistry, balance and defying the law of gravity, not lions and tigers and bears -- has taken him all around the world, to Broadway and now to Silver Dollar City, where he's performing during this year's Festival of Wonder. Continue reading...

No Words, Just Music

Grammy winning guitarist lands at ARC

Subscriber onlySara Parnell is always ready to open her Artist Retreat Center to a musician passing through Northwest Arkansas. Continue reading...

Renaissance Faire Finds Its Village In Siloam Springs

Subscriber onlyUntil now, the Renaissance Faire of the Ozarks has lived the gypsy life. Founded in Fayetteville, it moved during its five year history to Springdale and has now settled in Siloam Springs, where entertainment director Donald Rea says it has found a permanent home at Riverside Entertainment. Continue reading...

Remembering Joey

Friends, musicians honor life of reggae artist

Subscriber onlyHari Newmark grew up with Joey Fennel. They went to Woodland Junior High and Fayetteville High School together. He was there when "Joey" became "Joseph," a step toward "breaking away from being a kid to becoming a man," Newmark says. And he remembers when Fennel's stage name became "Joseph Israel," a reflection of both his music and his spirituality. Continue reading...

One Man, Many Faces

Woody Guthrie speaks through one actor’s passion

Subscriber onlyRandy Noojin's reasons for writing and presenting a one-man tribute to Woody Guthrie are as multi-faceted as the show he has created. Continue reading...

Time For Innovation

Fort Smith Symphony plays new tune in 2018-19 season

Subscriber onlyIt's time, John Jeter says -- time for jubilation, Time for Three, time for Chaplin, time for the Fort Smith Symphony to lead the way into a new approach to concerts for the 95-year-old orchestra. Continue reading...

Look! Up In The Sky!

UFO researcher looks at paper trail of proof

Subscriber onlyRichard Dolan didn't have a sighting. He wasn't abducted. He didn't experience lost time or repressed memories. Continue reading...

Pieces Of The Past

Pettigrew community gathers for annual homecoming

Subscriber only"The Pettigrew Heritage Committee members had to step up to the plate after the passing of Wayne [Martin]," says Susan Collins, one of those members. "We had really depended upon Wayne to handle the details of deciding the years' themes, all the planning, decision making and preparation work. Continue reading...

Gone but not forgotten

Anniversary a reminder of laughter, lessons

Subscriber onlyShe walked into my honors English class with her cute little turned-up nose, shiny almost-black brown hair, a perfect size 10 figure -- and a purple doubleknit pantsuit with western lapels. Continue reading...

En Ingles y Espanol

WAC, ACO work together to reach bilingual audience

Subscriber only"As you're aware, the demographics of Springdale have changed significantly over the last 20 years," says Laura Goodwin, vice president of learning and engagement for the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. "Nearly a third of Springdale residents are Spanish speakers, and many are bilingual. Bilingual families are a significant part of the cultural fabric of Northwest Arkansas. The opportunity to share an arts experience as a family in Spanish is key for many who love Northwest Arkansas and wish to stay connected to their cultural heritage. Continue reading...

Making the best of it

Kermit hops in to save vacation gone awry

Subscriber onlyHere's what I expected from my weeklong spring break in Central Mississippi: Continue reading...

A Possible Dream

Actors, singers undertake quixotic quest

Subscriber onlyIt might have seemed he was tilting at windmills. But Michael Riha never gave up. Continue reading...

3x3 Three Minutes, Three Questions Andrew Markus Bell

Subscriber onlyGoogle Andrew Markus Bell, and the descriptors that appear are tantalizing: "Global contemporary," "abstract pointillism," "contemporary art," "art abstract." Continue reading...

« Previous