TED TALLEY: The musical change of seasons

Region delivers multiple offerings for ears

August heat continues, yet summer nears an end. Seasons don't technically change until the Sept. 22 equinox, but events approaching on the calendar tell us autumn leaves will soon be aflutter. Just as New Orleanians know winter Carnival season is officially over when the Rex and Comus krewe queens meet in midnight pomp on Fat Tuesday, Northwest Arkansans know summer ends when Queen Concordia is crowned and the last spaghetti dinner is served at the Tontitown Grape Festival Saturday night. Pediatric metabolisms barely have time to expel the carnival midway cotton candy and funnel cakes before back-to school on Monday morning.

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