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MONAH considers contemporary Native America

Pride And Perspective

Subscriber onlyCharlotte Buchanan-Yale didn't grow up reveling in her Native American heritage. She says she probably has none -- but her "Aunt Isabelle by marriage" did. Continue reading...

Thoughtful Troubadour

Ray LaMontagne finds contentment in the moment

Subscriber onlyRay LaMontagne is as erudite and soft-spoken as fans of his thoughtful lyrics would expect him to be. Continue reading...

It's Getting Western

Young Actors Guild travels back in time

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'More Relevant'

UA theater season expands in scope, space

Subscriber onlyIt's been a big year for University Theatre. In its 2017-18 season at the University of Arkansas, the student performance company opened a black box theater on the downtown square; hosted the Arkansas premiere of Theatre For One, including seven original works by both local and national writers; and held the first ArkType Festival of New Works, which included the world premiere of three new full-length plays by faculty and MFA playwriting candidates, as well as original 10 minute plays by UA undergraduate students, a new one-person-show and a performance by LatinX Theatre. Continue reading...

The Words Of God

APT comedy lets ‘the Big Man’ have His say

Subscriber only"Irreverent" is perhaps the single word that best describes "An Act of God." Continue reading...

'The Social Hub On Campus'

Faulkner Center follows in footsteps of great entertainers

Subscriber onlyWhile University Theatre is considered the mainstage for the University of Arkansas campus, the Jim & Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center intends to be home to the sometimes smaller, sometimes quirkier performances that can bring the UA and the community together. Continue reading...

Getting In Touch

FSRAM opens new hands-on gallery

Subscriber onlyWhen Louis Meluso came to the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum Nov. 1 as its executive director, his first task was gathering artwork for an exhibit remembering John Bell Jr. Continue reading...

Better Than Par

FSLT tees up comedy on the golf course

Subscriber onlyThe show must go on. Continue reading...

FYI

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Farm Family Day Offers Fun For Everyone

Subscriber only"It all started with our temporary exhibit 'Hog Wild: Our Area's Love Affair with the Pig,' which highlighted the UA mascot, but also the tradition of farm families having at least a few hogs on the farm and the growing population of wild hogs," Terrilyn Wendling says of Farm Family Day at the Rogers Historical Museum. In its fourth year, it's become an annual event "families can count on" for the first Saturday in June. Continue reading...

Moments To Remember

Freedom Fest seeks to bring veterans, community together

Subscriber onlyBoth Dorothy Cardiel and her husband, Andrew, are veterans. He served in Vietnam in the mid-1960s, and she in California in the mid-1970s. Cardiel knows first-hand some of the challenges of finding services veterans desperately need. She also knows that many -- most -- of the younger veterans are not involved with organizations like the American Legion or Veterans of Foreign Wars and don't have access to the resources those groups can provide. Continue reading...

Peaceful Coexistence

Color finds its place beside corrosion

Subscriber onlyIn some ways, says artist Gregory Moore, his work has already survived its own apocalypse. Continue reading...

3x3 Three Minutes, Three Questions Lisa Wingate

Subscriber onlyLisa Wingate's book, "Before We Were Yours," has been chosen as this year's If All Arkansas Read the Same Book selection, and she'll kick off the event June 2 with a presentation and book signing at the Bentonville Public Library. But first, on May 20, Wingate will be one of the featured authors at the 12th annual Books in Bloom in Eureka Springs. She answered these questions for What's Up! prior to her visit to Arkansas. Continue reading...

Water, Water, Everywhere

Park offers families thrills, chance to chill

Subscriber onlyEarly in the morning, while the rest of Branson is waking up, Gerald Jenkins climbs to the top of the mountain and surveys his domain. Continue reading...

Summer Gets Serious

Long weekend shifts fun into overdrive

Subscriber onlyMemorial Day, observed this year on May 28, the last Monday in May, honors the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it became a federal holiday in 1971. Continue reading...