Assistant What's Up! Editor
Pat Monahan told me early this month in our preview interview for What's Up! that his "Play That Song Tour" sounds like summer. After a beautiful, lightly breezy night at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion on Monday, I think I have to agree.
Concert explores classical music, cartoons, comics
Music lovers, assemble!
You’ll feel better; the WAC promises
If you still have yet to visit the newly renovated Walton Arts Center, an evening where you can explore the venue freely while sipping wine might be the perfect excuse to check it out. The 17th annual Art of Wine Festival begins June 8 and incorporates three nights of casually sophisticated partying.
Kids musical troupe welcomes new members
How many of us dreamed of the glamorous life we'd live when we grew up? Maybe we'd be a heroic police officer or firefighter saving others in danger; or maybe we'd be a graceful ballerina or energetic pop star touching others with our gift. We all had larger-than-life dreams when we were young. But a handful of talented kids are living their dreams now.
Train still going strong with new album, tour
If only Arkansans had known in 1998 that the San Francisco band traveling through the state was on the verge of becoming a cultural phenomenon, somebody could have come away with a pretty cool souvenir.
Musical piece encompasses Artosphere values
What do you get when you bring together just shy of 100 musicians, spread them around an outdoor venue and give them a piece of music that celebrates and blends with the nature around it?
"It's my life's mission to make it so that everyone is forced to learn how to garden!"
Musician gives 100 percent authenticity
If you ask one of his fans randomly, "Who is Ian Moore? What does he do?" he thinks they might point you to his latest album, "Strange Days."
Artosphere adds elements to connect with more audiences
Year eight of Artosphere -- dubbed "Arkansas' art and nature festival" -- continues this week with festival staples and new additions that expand outreach and inclusivity. For a casual experience, check out some of these performances:
Artist Diane Burko
Artist Diane Burko's work, focused on the effects on climate change on glaciers, blends her hopeful spirit with subtle scientific messages about these remote regions of the world. Her exhibition "Glacial Shifts, Changing Perspectives" is open at the Joy Pratt Markham Gallery inside the Walton Arts Center for the Artosphere festival and will be on display through September. Burko answered these questions for What's Up! just before the opening of her exhibition.