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5x5 Five Minutes, Five Questions Christopher Coletti

Subscriber onlyThe Symphony of Northwest Arkansas opens its season with Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony, "featuring some of the most beautiful instrumental solo writing ever," music director Paul Haas says. Continue reading...

Music, mirth and memory

Actors dig up Arkansas past for area students

Subscriber onlyFor me, learning was like finding gold. Continue reading...

By Any Other Name

‘Rebranding’ reflects gallery’s commitment to diversity

Subscriber onlyIn Sharon Killian's perfect world, the art gallery on the southwest corner of the Fayetteville square will look just like the developing region around it -- in all the community's "growing diversity." And the more that is true, she says, the more people from outside Northwest Arkansas will also see themselves reflected in the art and be comfortable in that space and in the community at large. Continue reading...

More Than One Love Story

Petticoats no small part of ‘King and I’ perfection

Subscriber only"Shall we still be together Continue reading...

Alohomora!

Movie opens doors to the power of music

Subscriber onlyA newcomer to the music he conducts might expect Shih-Hung Young to have a passion for movies or a heartwarming story about how the Chinese youngster transplanted from Taiwan to New York City learned English from his favorite films. Continue reading...

Hitched her wagon to a star

Dragonwagon lives life almost as charmed as her name

Subscriber onlyCrescent Dragonwagon is her legal name — albeit one she chose herself — and her life has in many ways been as charmed as that name might imply. Continue reading...

Bikes, Blues & BBQ Harley Vs. Indian

Subscriber onlyA photographer asked Sturgis motorcycle rally Grand Marshal Jessi Combs to pose for a photo standing next to her Harley-Davidson motorcycle, The Rapid City Journal reported on Aug. 12. Continue reading...

FYI

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Rooted In Enjoyment

KISS’ Paul Stanley also visual artist, proud dad

Subscriber onlyThe math says Paul Stanley is 65 years old. Continue reading...

Ready For Their Closeup

Fayetteville Film Fest showcases variety of works

Subscriber onlyThe original purpose and goal of the [Fayetteville Film Fest] has remained the same through the years: To celebrate the art of film and filmmakers," says this year's executive director, Morgan Hicks. Continue reading...

VIDEO: Do The Time Warp Again

Iconic meets innovative in APT’s ‘Rocky Horror’

Subscriber onlyIt was 16 years ago when Ed McClure directed a bare-bones version of “The Rocky Horror Show” for Ozark StageWorks. It had prerecorded music, a red and black set with borrowed restaurant chairs, slimy body parts in jars — and a cast of actors mostly never heard from again. Continue reading...

'Modern Times'

New Shiloh Museum gallery chronicles growth, change

Subscriber onlyIn the months she spent considering the latest new gallery at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, two words kept "bubbling up" for outreach coordinator Susan Young: Growth and change. Continue reading...

As Much Fun As Ever

Exile opens Alma Performing Arts Center season

Subscriber onlyIt doesn't matter to Marlon Hargis if it's a crowd of 20,000 in an arena or a crowd of 2,000 in a performing arts center. Continue reading...

Reelin' In The Years

Trout Fishing duo shares ‘The Strangest Times’

Subscriber onlyCatch Ezra Idlet and Keith Grimwood in a great mood at the same time, and it's unlikely you'll get a serious answer to anything -- but they'll mean everything they say. After 41 years playing together as Trout Fishing in America, the musicians know each other better than anyone but their wives do. And that means they riff off each other verbally the same way they do musically. Continue reading...

Hidden Meanings

Russian composer’s symphony more than meets the ear

Subscriber onlyIn the 1960s, fans of English pop rockers The Beatles looked for hidden meanings in their songs by playing the records backwards. Continue reading...