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Blues in the Natural State

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  WIN TICKETS: For one lucky Free Weekly reader, Blues in the Natural State attendance is on us. Get a chance to win two weekend passes and a gift certificate to Jose’s? by emailing (editorfreekly@gmail.com) or texting (479-387-8794) your name and favorite musician on the line-up (www.ozarkbluessociety.org) by March 28. Winner announced March 31. By…

Arkansas High School Won’t Publish Gay Student’s Bio

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Dear Editor: Administrators at Sheridan High School, located just south of Little Rock, are refusing to include an interview with openly gay student Taylor Ellis in this year’s yearbook. The NWA Center for Equality, a grassroots advocacy organization working to achieve full equality for the LGBTQ and ally community, is calling on Sheridan Superintendent Brenda…

Pray Tell

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By Rachel Birdsell Lately, for whatever reason, I’ve been thinking about prayer. Not that I’m thinking about trying it, because I’ve done that and it never really worked out for me. Maybe that’s why I’ve been wondering why people pray and why they pray for the things they do. I can kind of see praying…

Writing From the Soul for NWA Youth

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By Terrah Baker Writing for the Soul Workshop of Northwest Arkansas, that features therapeutic writing techniques, just concluded one of their workshops geared towards troubled youth. It was created to provide an outlet for all teens, but specifically those who were struggling in school and society. Writing for the Soul is the brainchild of TGIM…

Women’s Music Festival Empowers and Enlightens

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By Terrah Baker Big Bad Gina is anchored in women’s music festivals, especially since their success at the national festival in Kansas City, Mo., winning the overall competition; Followed by two national headlined tours, a spot at women’s festivals in Michigan, Iowa and Ohio and Pride festivals across the country. They perform at them, attend…