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Korean baseball fan gets proper Northwest Arkansas welcome
After 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...
New Rogers venue hosts a full week of concerts for diverse tastes
The 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...
Reunited rock band continues cross-country tour
Sometimes, 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...