Monthly Archives: February 2012

OPWC Presents: Leah Gould

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By Ginny Masullo TFW Contributing Writer When performance poet Leah Gould recites her original poetry this Tuesday for the Ozark Poets and Writers Collective monthly reading at Nightbird Books, she’ll be playing a ukulele behind some of her verses. This dynamic, award-winning poet performs like a natural, but she hit the poetry slam scene reluctantly….

Risa’s Stars

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We have a week of planetary shifts: celebrations, a new moon and a secret birthday. Thursday, Mercury and Chiron team up in Pisces, the sign of compassion and saving the world. Late Saturday night, the Sun enters Pisces, showering the Earth with the “Light of the World.” Pisces light reveals the Light of Life itself,…

Ozark Mountain Mardi Gras

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Fat Tuesday 2011, Dickson Street, Fayetteville — A man with a bushy gray beard wears a shirt that has been tie-dyed in bright, rainbow colors. His pants, which are tucked into leather hiking boots, are also tie-dyed. He is watching a street performance. A musician rakes his fingertips against a washboard that is strapped against…

A Clothed Case

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By Rachel Birdsell TFW Contributing Writer When, exactly, did it become OK to wear pajamas out in public? Somehow, we’ve gone from not dreaming of leaving the house without a hat and gloves on, to shopping for groceries in our slippers. But it’s not just sleeping attire that has my drawers in a bunch. While…

Live Music

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THURSDAY Chelsea’s Corner Cafe, Eureka Springs: Preservation Cherokee Casino, West Siloam Springs, Okla.: Darrel Cole Jammin Java, Fayetteville: open acoustic jam JJ’s Grill, Fayetteville: Mo Brothers JJ’s Grill, Rogers: Barett Baber Mojo’s Pints and Pies, Fayetteville: Tiffany Christopher Pesto Cafe, Fayetteville: Kevin Bennoch Rogue, Fayetteville: I Do Declare, No Name Kicker, Saucy Dogs Rowdy Beaver,…

Something Borrowed, Something New

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8/10 Stars for “Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning” By Mike Mahardy “Kingdoms of Amalur” is a conundrum. Although it succeeds in bringing new elements to the RPG table, it also borrows heavily from other titles of the genre. Many great new elements tend to be downplayed due to poor execution in other areas. The game teeters…