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3x3 Three Minutes, Three Questions Randy Rogers

Subscriber onlyTexas country outfit the Randy Rogers Band is back in Fayetteville for a show at George's Majestic Lounge on Sept. 29. Together more than 15 years and playing as many as 200 shows a year -- their last stop here was just this past May at JJ's Beer Garden and Brewing Co. -- the group isn't afraid of keeping busy. They're heading back to the studio this fall to record their next album, and the music video for the fourth single from 2015's "Nothing Shines Like Neon" debuted only last week. The group's namesake took some time to answer a few questions for What's Up! in advance of their show. Continue reading...

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Four Minutes, Four Questions Pokey LaFarge

Subscriber onlyPlenty has been said about musician Pokey LaFarge's image and sound blending the present moment in the immediacy of his themes and lyrics with the retro aura encompassing him. And his new album "Manic Revelations," released May 19, remains true to form. Here, the Roots Festival alum took some time to answer a few questions for What's Up! before his return to Northwest Arkansas for a show Saturday at George's Majestic Lounge. Continue reading...

One More For 'Ain't No More'

Musician, show consider dying arts, traditions

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas folk musician Willi Carlisle used to see himself as more of the singer/songwriter sort. In certain venues, he used to avoid playing the traditional sounds of the Americana and folk music he adores for fear people didn't want to hear it. But in the time he's spent with the old, dying folk singer he portrays in the one-man operetta he authored -- titled "There Ain't No More!"-- Carlisle feels the character and the story have brought him closer to who he really is as an artist. Continue reading...

Living A Legacy

Singer stays true to group’s past, looks to future

Subscriber onlyAll I am is just a product of hard work, focus and just being lucky. For me, an opportunity happened, and I was prepared enough to take it [and rise] to the next level." Continue reading...

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From Page To Stage

New book club enhances theater experience

Subscriber onlyNow that the Walton Arts Center is on the other side of all its construction -- and has one season under its belt with the beautiful new spaces of the facility -- staff members are looking for new ways to fully use all the resources at their disposal in engaging community. Continue reading...

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Dreams Do Come True

Paisley’s openers offer new music, good times

Subscriber onlyWhen country superstar Brad Paisley says he's taking you out on his tour as an opening act, you don't talk it over with your agent, you don't think about it -- you just do it. At least that was the case for musicians Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant and Lindsay Ell, who all join Paisley for select dates on his "Weekend Warrior World Tour" -- including its stop at the Walmart AMP tonight. Continue reading...

Roots Fest Day 4

Notes from 2017 Roots Festival

Subscriber onlyDay 4 of Roots Fest 2017, Saturday, was the only day the festival plaza -- location of the pop up bistro, festival merchandise, and art works created throughout the weekend -- was open to the public. The entire morning's schedule was open to the public, in fact, with music acts performing on the plaza and at the Fayetteville Public Library, a yoga class in the Pryor Center off the square, and back-to-back Taste & Talk panel discussions. This popular series that pairs chefs, farmers, brewers and other food experts with each other for discussions on their respective crafts was expanded from last year and hosted at intimate venue Stage Eighteen. The most noteworthy program of the morning, though, was the annual chef cook-off, which took place during the Farmers' Market. Continue reading...

Roots Fest Day 3

Notes from 2017 Roots Festival

Subscriber onlyDay 3 of Roots Fest 2017, Friday, was the first full day of Roots programming -- 9 a.m. to after midnight. With free community programming happening in both Fayetteville and Bentonville on top of the culinary events and music lineup, it is impossible for one to hit every single thing happening at Roots. It does, however, provide the opportunity to pick and choose from topics of interest or new experiences. Continue reading...

Roots Fest Day 2

Notes from 2017 Roots Festival

Subscriber onlyDay 2 of Roots Fest 2017 happened on Thursday and saw the annual VIP official opening party. New this year was a special lunch benefiting festival sponsor Feed Communities -- a nonprofit concerned with security and sustainability of local food systems. Continue reading...

Gone To The Dogs

Slip-n-slide supports canine cause

Subscriber onlyTaking a trip down a 1,000-foot slip-n-slide on Dickson Street this Sunday could help a veteran suffering from PTSD get the furry, four-legged companion he needs to help him readjust to society. Continue reading...

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Coming Home

Creatives establish new base in Ozarks

Subscriber onlyA songwriting conference in New Orleans is where it all started for Troy Campbell. Prepping for his turn to take the stage in a crowded, noisy room -- an "industry event" -- he saw backs literally turned to the performers as audience members drank and chatted. Campbell recalls his frustration. Continue reading...