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Intriguing, challenging, 'good for the brain'

Bridge tournament intended to addict more players to game

Bob Gromatka is a very enthusiastic man. He is determined that "if you build it, they will come" -- or in this case, if he can introduce potential players to bridge, he can keep them coming back.

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Pretty As A Peach

Festival celebrates sweet perfection

It all began in Clarksville in 1938, or so the story of the Johnson County Peach Festival goes. And according to Milisa Woodard, president of this year's edition, at 76, the festival is the oldest outdoor event of its kind in the state.

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Satisfy, Surprise, Surpass

SoNA season introduces more music to love

"For this season -- and really any season -- my goal is threefold," says Paul Haas, music director of the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas. "First, to satisfy the audience member, to give them something truly special. Second, to surprise the audience member, to surpass their expectations and give them a new approach to the concert experience. And third, to highlight the incredible musicians who make up this extraordinary ensemble."

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Still Innovative At 37

UAFS season offers ‘Cinderella’ and Steampunk

"It's one of the most balanced seasons we've ever had," Stacey Jones, associate vice chancellor for campus and community events, says of the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith's Season of Entertainment 37. "We have some of the top performers in the world in the areas of music and theater performing in this year's season."

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A King's Tribute

Fan brings Elvis to life on stage

Growing up in Shelby, N.C., Travis Powell started young. He was 4 years old, he says, when he was performing as Elvis in his grandparents' living room.

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The Younger Set

Shaky Bugs brings learning, fun to Firefly Fling

It might seem as though Jules Taylor is everywhere in Northwest Arkansas -- on movie sets, performing with Phunbags comedy improv, helping helm the Fayetteville Film Festival, directing at Arts Live Theatre. But nowhere is she happier than entertaining and educating children with her Shaky Bugs program.

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3x3 Three Minutes, Three Questions Margaret Rutherford

"This book is meant to be a reminder of some basic truths about the potentials of long-term commitment. And it is meant to affirm the importance of that commitment. Plain and simple."

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Greener Grass At Home

Symphony season celebrates best of Arkansas

The theme for the 2017-18 Fort Smith Symphony season is "Frontiers," and music director John Jeter is as excited as he's ever sounded about the selections and the guest stars.

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Sign Of The Times

Trimble speaks at Shiloh Sandwiched In

Is sign painting an art or a trade?

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Wayne and June Martin, pictured in front of the old Mooney-Barker Drug Store in Pettigrew, were inst...

Wayne and June Martin, pictured in front of the old Mooney-Barker Drug Store in Pettigrew, were instrumental in the preservation o...

Published: April 7, 2017

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