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Double Duty

Fiddler Sara Watkins double-dips at Roots Fest

Subscriber onlySarah Watkins worried it might take a moment to make the physical and mental switch between her two primary bands. She left a gig with the Watkins Family Hour, caught a plane and flew to Canada to join her colleagues in I'm With Her. Continue reading...

Film festival to return in 2016

Subscriber onlyThe second Bentonville Film Festival will be May 3-8 next year, officials announced Thursday. Continue reading...

A Sunday Fun Day

Roots Festival continues to branch out

Subscriber onlyThe stage will be built. The fans will be there, too. It left Bryan Hembree and his team of organizers with the Fayetteville Roots Festival wondering why they shouldn't just keep the party going. An expanded Sunday night offering during the annual Roots Festival would be a natural extension of the growth the festival has experienced in the last five years, having started as a one-night showcase inside Greenhouse Grille. Continue reading...

Serious Potty Humor

Nashville rockers earn acclaim with four-guitar attack

Subscriber onlyA serious band that seriously calls itself Diarrhea Planet? Continue reading...

Ready To Strike

Classic rock band Whitesnake revisits past, moves into present

Subscriber onlyHere Whitesnake goes again, down the only road they've ever known. Right? Continue reading...

A New Groove

Funk rock band adds members, turns up ambition

Subscriber onlyThe weekend warrior approach works for a lot of bands. It goes something like this -- work a 9-to-5 job, practice when you can and play every Friday and Saturday. Lucky bands from this area can occasionally squeeze in a Tulsa or Little Rock gig, too. Continue reading...

An Apple A Day

Cider house in Springdale opens as first in Arkansas

Subscriber onlyThat apple juice-like taste of commercial ciders, the ones with fancy packaging but little to differentiate themselves as beverages? It's not to be found at the new Black Apple Crossing cidery in Springdale. The new cidery's "Dry Guy" beverage, one of four introductory offerings, tastes and reacts a lot more like champagne. The "Spice of Life," another of the new craft ciders, is modeled after cider maker Trey Holt's fond remembrance of the spiced hot cider he drank as a young child. Continue reading...

Stringing Fans Along

Bluegrass festivals strike very different chords

Subscriber onlyThree bluegrass festival strike their opening notes in the area in short order. Each festival features a variation on the idea of bluegrass music, and each also differs mightily in how the festival itself is presented. What follows are brief descriptions of all three events: Continue reading...

Making Their 'Peace'

New music festival seeks to provide diverse lineup, funding for Fort Smith charities

Subscriber onlyJeff Gosey has an idea what Fort Smith area music fans want. They want a little bit of everything -- jam bands, gospel, rock and more. Continue reading...

A Study in ‘Contrasts’

New season from Fort Smith Symphony promises diversity, complexity

Subscriber onlyIf the upcoming season from the Fort Smith Symphony were a meal, it would not be meat and potatoes. It would be something more gourmet, with a mix of influence from other countries, says the organization’s musical director and maestro, John Jeter. Continue reading...

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The alcoholic ciders offered by Black Apple Crossing use cold-pressed apple juice from Washington st...

The alcoholic ciders offered by Black Apple Crossing use cold-pressed apple juice from Washington state. It takes less than three ...

Published: August 7, 2015

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

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