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A Strong Foundation

Brothers team up for bluesy, folksy, jazzy collaboration

Subscriber onlyThe Wood Brothers' father was a folk musician. Chris Wood received classical training on the bass guitar. His brother Oliver Wood toured for years with a blues band. Continue reading...

Soul Survivor

Blues artist dives in after testing the waters

Subscriber onlyRobert Cray has always leaned in the direction of soul music. On his latest record, he's fallen in that direction head first. Continue reading...

Organized Chaos

Rocker combines business ability with wild onstage antics

Subscriber onlyAndy Frasco wants everyone to wake up. He wants people to follow their dreams. And he's not afraid to crowd surf to a shot of liquor to accomplish that task. Continue reading...

Branching Out

Fayetteville Roots Festival grows beyond new main venue

Subscriber onlyImagine all the good things about Fayetteville. Now smash them together into one manic weekend, and it provides a good approximation of the Fayetteville Roots Festival, Jerrmy Gawthrop says. Continue reading...

'Hope' Remains

Boston remembers departed member while also moving forward

Subscriber onlyGary Pihl has been involved with every tour by the band Boston. For every tour but the very first two, he was even a member. Continue reading...

A Natural Fit

Korean baseball fan gets proper Northwest Arkansas welcome

Subscriber onlyAfter some 6,000 miles in the air -- and another 250 on the road -- SungWoo Lee stepped out into a Arkansas rainstorm. Rain isn't supposed to fall during idyllic trips to faraway places. But summer days in this part of the country are tricky, and a thunderstorm forced crews to pull the tarp over the field at Arvest Ballpark in Springdale. Continue reading...

Not So Hot

Education can go a long way toward preventing heat illness

Subscriber onlyWhen an athlete such as a football player tells a coach he is overheating or exhausted, researcher Brendon McDermott suggests coaches give him the benefit of the doubt. Continue reading...

No Croaking

Reunited band revisits hit album for current cross-country tour

Subscriber onlyDoni Blair remembers the first time he heard songs from The Toadies' album "Rubberneck." He received a preview performance. Continue reading...

Full volume

New Rogers venue hosts a full week of concerts for diverse tastes

Subscriber onlyThe Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion will have a busy week, likely the exact kind of week planners had in mind when the idea for the multimillion dollar venue was conceived. Three concerts take place at the facility in Rogers during the next seven days, and several shows for the fall have recently been announced, too. A roundup of the events follows. Continue reading...

Steely Resolve

Reunited rock band continues cross-country tour

Subscriber onlySometimes, Jon Herington works on Donald Fagen's solo albums. Fagen, the lead singer for jazz- and blues-influenced classic rock act Steely Dan, sounds in a solo context much like he does with the band for which he's better known, Herington says by phone from a recent tour stop in Phoenix. Perhaps he's a little softer and a little sunnier when solo, Herington adds. Continue reading...

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The fried chicken at 6494 Bistro in Fayetteville is brined for 24 hours before being fried. It’s pai...

The fried chicken at 6494 Bistro in Fayetteville is brined for 24 hours before being fried. It’s paired with rosemary and white wi...

Published: January 3, 2014

The Alfredo sauce that tops the Cajun Alfredo at 6494 Bistro in Fayetteville contains cream and hint...

The Alfredo sauce that tops the Cajun Alfredo at 6494 Bistro in Fayetteville contains cream and hint of bourbon.

Published: January 3, 2014

The menu at Parks Purity Pie Company shifts daily and also reflects seasonal fruit availability. Off...

The menu at Parks Purity Pie Company shifts daily and also reflects seasonal fruit availability. Offered on a recent Tuesday were,...

Published: February 8, 2013


A collection from the FSRAM’s permanent collection is currently on display. The exhibit, “Faces of...

A collection from the FSRAM’s permanent collection is currently on display. The exhibit, “Faces of Arkansas: Selections of Portr...

Published: January 25, 2013

Halloween is just around the corner, and one of the popular activities for the holiday is pumpkin ca...

Halloween is just around the corner, and one of the popular activities for the holiday is pumpkin carving.

Published: October 26, 2012

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