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As Much Fun As Ever

Exile opens Alma Performing Arts Center season

It doesn't matter to Marlon Hargis if it's a crowd of 20,000 in an arena or a crowd of 2,000 in a performing arts center.

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Reelin' In The Years

Trout Fishing duo shares ‘The Strangest Times’

Catch Ezra Idlet and Keith Grimwood in a great mood at the same time, and it's unlikely you'll get a serious answer to anything -- but they'll mean everything they say. After 41 years playing together as Trout Fishing in America, the musicians know each other better than anyone but their wives do. And that means they riff off each other verbally the same way they do musically.

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Ready For Their Closeup

Fayetteville Film Fest showcases variety of works

The original purpose and goal of the [Fayetteville Film Fest] has remained the same through the years: To celebrate the art of film and filmmakers," says this year's executive director, Morgan Hicks.

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'Modern Times'

New Shiloh Museum gallery chronicles growth, change

In the months she spent considering the latest new gallery at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, two words kept "bubbling up" for outreach coordinator Susan Young: Growth and change.

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VIDEO: Do The Time Warp Again

Iconic meets innovative in APT’s ‘Rocky Horror’

It was 16 years ago when Ed McClure directed a bare-bones version of “The Rocky Horror Show” for Ozark StageWorks. It had prerecorded music, a red and black set with borrowed restaurant chairs, slimy body parts in jars — and a cast of actors mostly never heard from again.

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Hidden Meanings

Russian composer’s symphony more than meets the ear

In the 1960s, fans of English pop rockers The Beatles looked for hidden meanings in their songs by playing the records backwards.

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Pieces Of Lives

Quilts are ‘scrappy,’ and so is quilter

Each morning, I jump out of bed and say to myself, 'What shall I make today?'" Jan Murray Brown says, grinning from ear to ear. "And then I'm out my door and walking through downtown Springdale, on the Razorback Greenway, past the Shiloh Museum and along Spring Creek, seeing the light, hearing the sound as I go.

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Playing In The Silence

Shadow Ensemble scores red carpet party

Ryan Cockerham thinks films are fine things. But that's not where his passion lies. He scores silent films with a live band -- which he calls the Shadow Ensemble -- to enjoy the juxtaposition of music, musicians and the movies.

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Filmmaking 101

Screenwriter believes anyone can, many should

Don’t wait around for permission.”

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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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