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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...

Movements And Momentum

Fort Smith Symphony hopes to further capitalize on recent success

Subscriber onlyLast year was the Fort Smith Symphony's 90th, and the organization celebrated. That celebration came with a gala event but was also reflected in the size of the orchestra and its collective onstage ambitions. Continue reading...

With Hooks, By Crook(ston)

Writer’s passions play out in story songs about life’s journeys

Subscriber onlyGeorgia O'Keeffe always did what she wanted, reasons Joe Crookston. She painted without regard for the conventions of her time. She painted the American Southwest when no one else did, and she was a strong female presence in a sea of male contemporaries. Continue reading...

The Heart Of The Matter

Record-setting sculptor Jeff Koons to speak at Crystal Bridges

Subscriber onlyJeff Koons' young children struggle with the idea the giant heart is no longer in the family. They saw it last at the Beyeler Foundation museum in Switzerland. They loved it then and still do. Continue reading...

Golden Opportunity

Army veteran boosts health by bowling

Subscriber onlyThe seven-ten split may be the death of Pat Groce. Or maybe just the 10 pin, standing in the back corner of the lane and unbothered by the straight-ball throws Groce sends in its direction. Continue reading...

Perfect Pairings

Guitarist finds success in Union Station, other collaborations

Subscriber onlyDan Tyminski has said no to many opportunities in his decades-long music career. Two of them turned out pretty well for him anyway. Continue reading...

One Man's Creed

Solo, Stapp promises better self, fresher perspective

Subscriber onlyNewton's Third Law of Motion, the one about actions being met with opposite ones, also works for rock stars. Scott Stapp, the voice of once infinitely popular rock band Creed, believes this. And that belief comes from first-hand experiences. Continue reading...

Turning The Wheels

Fans discover the new country side of Darius Rucker

Subscriber onlyDarius Rucker was content just to be on the road. Spending a tour as the opening act for Jason Aldean or the Zac Brown Band would have been just fine. Continue reading...

Still With Some Sting

Jazz fusion group The Yellowjackets recaptures ‘spark’

Subscriber onlyEven a band with 30 years under its belt can experience bumps in the road. Or, as jazz fusion band The Yellowjackets more gently labels them on the title of its newest record, "A Rise in the Road." Continue reading...

Something To Crow About

Online forum encourages, assists rookie chicken owners

Subscriber onlyDana Smith didn't really like chickens growing up. Her family owned a few, and it was her duty to collect the eggs. She sold them for a dollar a dozen, often to the elderly neighbor down the street. 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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