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Entering A New 'Phase'

Combined music festivals set for fall debut

Farewell, Mulberry Mountain Harvest Festival. Continue reading...

Plugged In

Waka lineup takes fans in new directions

To co-opt a line from Matthew McConaughey’s townie sleazeball David Wooderson in the movie “Dazed and Confused,” I keep going to music festivals, and the other concertgoers there stay the same age. Continue reading...

Forever Blue

Fayetteville band relishes international opportunity

When Amanda Rey travels to Memphis, Tenn., next week for the annual International Blues Challenge, she hopes to makes some contacts and network. She went last year as a spectator, rooting for Eureka Springs-based band Brick Fields and the Chosen Ones as they competed. It's an important event for blues musicians, she says, and she hopes she might get a few gigs out of the trip. Continue reading...

Cranked Up

AMP’s first 2015 announcement boasts big names

"I don't think it gets much bigger than Dave and Kenny," says Brian Crowne, general manager of the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion. Continue reading...

Like a shot

Sheriff’s deputy returns to duty after injury

The tube hurt worse going in than the bullet did. Continue reading...

Mixing It Up

Competition seeks to stir growing cocktail community

Just a few years ago, finding cocktail artists in Northwest Arkansas would have been tough. They existed, but they weren't readily accessible. Continue reading...

A 'Storm' A'brewin'

Band on the run between solo, eclectic arena gigs

Success gets to a lot of bands. People ask Josh Smith, bassist for Halestorm, about the pressure all the time. And there's reason to wonder, considering the success the hard rock band experienced after the release of the 2012 album "A Strange Case Of ..." The band booked a spot on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and earned a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance courtesy of the rock hit "Love Bites (So Do I)." In doing so, the band became the first female-fronted band to win an award in that category. There's also the current arena tour with country star Eric Church. Continue reading...

Film Festival Announced For Bentonville

A town without a traditional movie theater will host at least 50 films later this year. Continue reading...

Going To Market

Seasonal goods from wintertime gardens make for colorful dishes

The farmers' market makes a great menu planner. I find inspiration when I walk through the Fayetteville market, located less than two blocks from my home. Strawberries, if you're lucky or strong-willed enough to get there early in the morning, yield themselves to great salads in the spring. When the hot peppers arrive in the late summer to early fall, I know it's about time to stock up for chili. Peaches and apples and nectarines, all arriving in mid-summer, cause me to ponder cobblers or sangria. Continue reading...

Bentonville Film Festival will be hosted by Geena Davis

A film festival involving Hollywood stars and several corporate sponsors will debut this year in Bentonville, running May 5-9. The Bentonville Film Festival, announced today, will focus on women and diversity in its films. 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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