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All In The Family

Musician’s solo project reinvigorates NEEDTOBREATHE

Josh Lovelace was raised on folk music and intentional family time spent together around the tunes. This foundation is what inspired him to become a musician. So when he finally had the opportunity to create his own family album and "come full circle with those really happy memories I had with my family," he was thrilled to realize his passion in a project his own children could enjoy -- his debut solo album, "Young Folk."

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It's Not Goodbye, It's So Long

Iconic Lynyrd Skynyrd bringsfarewell tour to AMP

The music will never go away. Skynyrd songs will be living on forever, so it's up to you to carry it on when we're all gone."

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Look To The Streets

Event, collection bring urban jive to NWA

Sasha Rayevskiy is a Northwest Arkansas artist known for the murals and street art he has produced in the area since his arrival a few years ago. His art covers walls from Jonesboro to Springfield to Fort Smith and his work has been displayed at events like Bentonville Film Fest and NWA Fashion Week. Now the creator is collaborating with local businesses Rock City Kicks, BLK MKT ARK and Baseline Collective for an experiential event, Beyond The Streets. He will debut his new apparel collection in an immersive night of fashion and music.

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Who Tells Your Story? - ‘Hamilton’ producer rewrote the game

"In New York, you can be a new man."

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Connected Through Culture - World musicians offer inspiration

"When people think of jazz, I think they [imagine] one thing in particular, and this one is just going to blow the doors off of whatever they think." -- Jennifer Wilson, WAC public relations director.

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Review: 'Late Nite Catechism' brings the laughs to Walton Arts Center

So, I'll be honest, I had to look up the definition of the word "catechism" (a form of teaching, for the also un-initiated) before I interviewed actress Nonie Newton-Riley ahead of her one-woman comedy show "Late Nite Catechism" at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville, which opened last night (9/6). I've been to a few Catholic weddings, but that's pretty much the extent of my experience with the religion. I couldn't tell you the names of more than a handful of saints, and I don't remember much of what I was taught in my own church growing up. But I can say even I -- along with the multitude of Methodists, one Jew, some converts, the nonreligious and a few "heathens" in last night's audience -- had a delightful time learning from "Sister" in the fully interactive show.

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Three Cheers

AMP raises glass to three years of festival fun

For the third year of the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion's music, beer and technology festival, just a few minor tweaks have been made. Because if it's not broken, don't fix it.

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Music Of The World

Singer shares stories of people, places

Daniel Champagne has had a guitar in his hands since he was 5 years old. Following in his guitar-playing father's footsteps, Champagne says this tender age is when he started trying to become a songwriter. Just over two decades later, the young performer's virtuosity is turning heads all over the world as he continues racking up more miles than most people will travel in their whole lives.

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Praying For Laughs - “Sister” returns with the gift of comedy

Spit out your gum, turn off your cell phone and end that conversation with your neighbor before the lights go down, because actor and comedian Nonie Newton-Riley is living out every performer's dream: calling people out who disturb her show. As the "sister" teaching the "class" in the play "Late Nite Catechism," Newton-Riley welcomes the opportunity to scold members of the audience -- and the audience tends to welcome it, too.

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Modern Classics

Rockers still offer surprises after four decades

Steve "Luke" Lukather will tell you, unpretentiously, how hard he and his band Toto have worked the past 41 years. In fact, the founding member, manager and guitarist will tell you anything you could want to know about the band and the history they've witnessed -- without much prompting -- and you can just sit back and listen.

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A cappella group Pentatonix performed at the Walmart AMP in Rogers Wednesday, July 25 with special g...

A cappella group Pentatonix performed at the Walmart AMP in Rogers Wednesday, July 25 with special guests Echosmith and Calum Scot...

Published: July 27, 2018

Sloths enthusiastically greet visitors to the Promised Land Zoo in Branson.

Sloths enthusiastically greet visitors to the Promised Land Zoo in Branson.

Published: May 20, 2018

Trumpet/sousaphone player Jon Lampley demonstrates his animated stage presence at the Walmart AMP in...

Trumpet/sousaphone player Jon Lampley demonstrates his animated stage presence at the Walmart AMP in May while performing with Ohi...

Published: October 13, 2017

Trumpet/sousaphone player Jon Lampley demonstrates his animated stage presence at the Walmart AMP in...

Trumpet/sousaphone player Jon Lampley demonstrates his animated stage presence at the Walmart AMP in May while performing with Ohi...

Published: October 13, 2017

Trumpet/sousaphone player Jon Lampley demonstrates his animated stage presence at the Walmart AMP in...

Trumpet/sousaphone player Jon Lampley demonstrates his animated stage presence at the Walmart AMP in May while performing with Ohi...

Published: October 13, 2017

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