Monthly Archives: July 2017

Pretty As A Peach

Posted by Tony Reyes |

Festival celebrates sweet perfection BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com It all began in Clarksville in 1938, or so the story of the Johnson County Peach Festival goes. And according to Milisa Woodard, president of this year’s edition, at 76, the festival is the oldest outdoor event of its kind in the state. The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History…

What’s Good For The Goose

Posted by Tony Reyes |

Natural scents, plants repel unwanted visitors AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples If you’d like to keep your garden organic but free of pests, or if you’re simply looking for a way to discourage pets from getting into trouble, there are plenty of easy-to-find natural repellents. There is also the option of making inexpensive sprays from scratch,…

LIVE! in NWA

Posted by Tony Reyes |
Whiskey Myers — Built on the Lynyrd Skynyrd Southern rock template, complete with country and blues overtones, Texas group Whiskey Myers is back in Northwest Arkansas today for a free show at JJ’s Beer Garden and Brewing in Fayetteville. Their breakout album, “Early Morning Shakes,” led the way for their most recent album “Mud,” released in 2016, to debut at No. 4 on the Country Album charts. The group is joined by Stephen Neeper & the Wild Hearts. whiskeymyers.com.

Whiskey Myers — Built on the Lynyrd Skynyrd Southern rock template, complete with country and blues overtones, Texas group Whiskey Myers is back in Northwest Arkansas today for a free show at JJ’s Beer Garden and Brewing in Fayetteville. Their breakout album, “Early Morning Shakes,” led the way for their most recent album “Mud,” released…

Season And Series Satisfy

Posted by Tony Reyes |

Walton Arts Center overflows with entertainment   JOCELYN MURPHY jmurphy@nwadg.com The Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville announced its full 2017-18 season at the end of June, offering eight collections of diverse programming in addition to the Broadway Series that begins Oct. 3. The 2017-18 season will be the first non-abbreviated season in several years following…

A Gargantuan Exhibition

Posted by Tony Reyes |
Photo Courtesy ArtPrize/Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

“Elephants” by Adonna Khare, detail from the 2012 carbon pencil on paper, 89 feet, 7/8 inches by 32 feet, 3 inches. “Elephants” is now part of the Crystal Bridges permanent collection and is on show for the first time there in “Animal Meet Human.”

‘Elephants’ among works in ‘Animal Meet Human’   “It’s massive. It towers over you.” That’s the first thing viewers will notice about “Elephants,” Adonna Khare’s massive 40-foot-long pencil drawing. On show at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art for the first time in a temporary exhibit, “Animal Meet Human,” the 2012 work is a new…

Jazz Women

Posted by Tony Reyes |
TFW Cover

Series brings together ‘powerhouse’ musicians   Kansas City’s Lisa Henry and Fayetteville’s Claudia Burson have their own mutual admiration society. “Typically, I’m on a bandstand with all men; it’s just a reality of my life,” says Henry, a jazz vocalist. “The first time I worked with Claudia, it was so refreshing. She has this ability…