Monthly Archives: March 2008

Daddy Warbucks

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Growth, planning never easy While the national economy has slowed, the “growing pains” of Northwest Arkansas are still being felt. Over the past decade growth has caused a lot of the cities in the Northwest Arkansas corridor to face planning projects well into the future. Some of these strategic decisions have been easier than others….

Highlights

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Outformation Former Widespread Panic lead guitarist, Sam Holt, left Widespread Panic last year to tour with Outformation, the band he formed in 2002 with bassist Grady Upchurch and drummer and singer Lee Schwartz. The Atlanta based band now also includes keyboardist C.R. Gruver and percussionist Jeff “Birddog” Lane. Outformation had a big year last year,…

8 Days A Week

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SPECIAL EVENTS JONES JUGGLEFEST today, Friday and Saturday at the Jones Center for Families, 922 E. Emma Ave. in Springdale. Free. jonesnet.org or 756-8090. HUMANITARIAN AWARDS and Cultural Celebration honoring Becky Paneitz, Latrice Watkins, Jim Miranda and the Brian Buell family, at 6:30 p.m. today at the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. in…

LIVE MUSIC & CLUBS

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Thursday, March 20 Arsaga’s Crossover – Jazz jam Bayou – Pope County Bootleggers Bordino’s – Trio DeJaniero Deja Vu – DJ Revellution Electric Cowgirl – DJ Dayside George’s – Monte Montgomery Green Door – Jamie Hall & Bug Band Ice House – SoundChild Crew Tangerine – DJ Michael, Drag Show

E Wine of the Week, Bruce Cochran

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More trends in blends Hello Everyone, This month we continue our look at current trends in winemaking, such as blending wines from different grape varieties, different vineyards or different regions. This week we’ll discuss a winery that uses grapes from different vineyards from within one famous valley to achieve a complexity of flavors that’s similar…

Risa's Astrology

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Resurrection Festival This week is overflowing with festivals: Spring equinox and International Astrology Day with Virgo Moon on Holy Thursday; the Aries Full Moon Resurrection festival and Purim on Good Friday; Holi (Hindu Spring Festival) and United Nations World Water Day on Holy Saturday, and ending the 40 days of Lenten preparation and purification, Easter…

Arkansas Literati, By Carla R. Herrera

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The Natural State appears to be coming of age in literary fashion with internationally known authors descending upon the state during National Poetry Month in April. Beginning with the Arkansas Literary Festival, April 3-6 in Little Rock, there will be several venues offering Arkansas literati, book lovers, readers and writers many opportunities to enjoy literature…

Attention, paranoids, By Doug Thompson

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Attention, paranoid Democrats: The election with Barack Obama as your presidential nominee would be much easier to steal. Let’s walk through this. SurveyUSA came out with polls in all 50 states that show either Hillary Clinton or Obama beating John McCain. Obama beats him slightly more, 280 Electoral College votes to Clinton’s 276. The winning…