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An Underground Success

Unconventional karaoke a hit even though songs never were

Subscriber onlyThe thick books of laminated paper are common at karaoke clubs. And the songs they contain can be described as common, too. Continue reading...

A Dividing Line

Smokey and the Mirror reveal new studio album

Subscriber onlyThe "Thin Black Line" in the title of the forthcoming Smokey and the Mirror album pulls from many sources. It talks about the placement of pencil on paper, a reference to the Fayetteville-based roots act's emphasis on songwriting. It speaks to long, thin strips of asphalt in a wide world, an acknowledgment of the band's time on the road. It hints at separation, the kind of narrow dividing line between love and loss that emerged in many of the songs. Continue reading...

A Masterful Survey

Crystal Bridges exhibit illustrates continental connections

Subscriber onlyThe word "American" exists in the very name of the museum in Bentonville. So when Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art books an exhibit featuring European masters, it is significant for the organization and its patrons. Continue reading...

Media preview 'Van Gogh to Rothko' at Crystal Bridges

Big is the operative word for a new exhibit unveiled to media members earlier today at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. Continue reading...

A bird in the hand

UA student flocks to rare finds

Subscriber onlyMitchell Pruitt moves quickly even when he's walking. At 6 feet 4 inches and with long strides to match, his fellow researchers almost sprint to keep pace with Pruitt. Continue reading...

Saved

Financial guru practices what he preaches

Alvin Hall likes nice coats. He has a weakness for modern art, too. Continue reading...

Adding Some Punch

Roots Festival announces acclaimed artists for 2015

Bryan Hembree builds a festival roster like he builds a setlist. He has experience in both, as a guitarist and songwriter for Smokey & The Mirror and as co-creator of the Fayetteville Roots Festival. Continue reading...

Final Flight

Retired naval officer parts with military memorabilia

Even if these art prints never passed through the hands of Jerry Kelley, each would possess a story. The images, mostly of aircraft in flight, recall a different era of warcraft, the kind with propellers and names painted on each nose. Continue reading...

Home Again

Inspiration brings artists back to this corner of Earth

Pat Musick and Jerry Carr work together, and there's always been a pattern to their collaborations. Continue reading...

Entering A New 'Phase'

Combined music festivals set for fall debut

Farewell, Mulberry Mountain Harvest Festival. 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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