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Exile — Born in Richmond, Ky., way back in 1963, “The Exiles” — as the band was first named — “cooked up rabble-rousing musical concoctions of rawknroll, R&B & LA-scenster pop.” The big break came in 1978, when “Kiss You All Over” spent four weeks at the top of Billboard’s pop chart, then the band turned country with hits like “I Don’t Want to Be A Memory” or “Give Me One More Chance.” Exile takes the stage at the Alma Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. today. Tickets are $25-$41 at 632-2129.

Today (9/21) Coverblind — After 5 Bar, Rogers. Buddy Shute & the Motivators — Bear’s Place, Fayetteville. Cameron Johnson — 6 p.m., Bike Rack Brewing Co., Bentonville. Nick Swaim & Triple Threat — 7 p.m., Choctaw Casino, Pocola, Okla. Dane Clayton’s Opium Western — Foghorn’s on Green Acres, Fayetteville. Taylor Jones — Foghorn’s on West…

Autumn Equinox On Horizon

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Canada geese outnumbered people during a snowy day on Thursday Dec. 12 2013 at Lake Atalanta Park in Rogers. Concerned residents want to be involved with planning a renovation of the lake and park.

Season marked by colors, harvests and farewells Our descent into winter’s darkness is contrarily marked by exuberant celebrations throughout nature. Trees explode into brilliant autumn colors and shower the sidewalks with a rainbow layer of fragrant leaves. Ripening orange pumpkins tempt us on their vines. White-tailed deer are entering their rut, running around the countryside…

Bikes, Blues & BBQ Schedule

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Riders make their way Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, along Dickson Street during the 17th annual Bikes, Blues & BBQ motorcycle rally in Fayetteville. Visit to see more photographs from the rally.

Today (9/21) 9 a.m.-5 p.m. — CAF AirPower History Tour, Arkansas Air and Military Museum 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. — Baum Motorcycle Village open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. — Arvest Ballpark open 11:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. — A&M Railroad shuttle Noon-midnight — Washington County Fairgrounds Saloon open 2-7 p.m. — Military Appreciation Event, Arvest Ballpark, Springdale 3-11 p.m….

8 Days A Week

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“The Rocky Horror Show” — With Michael Myers, Caity Church, Jeremy Reid Stuthard, Anna Knight, Cody Robinson & Matt Peoples, 8 p.m. today-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Arkansas Public Theatre in Rogers. $23-$35. 631-8988.

THURSDAY (9/21) Sunset Kayak Tour — With recreational kayaks, paddles and lifejackets provided, 5:15 p.m., Hobbs State Park near Rogers. $6-$12. Register at 789-5000. Arkansas Living Treasure Artists — A film screening, 6 p.m., Eureka Springs School of the Arts, just west of Lake Leatherwood City Park in Eureka Springs. A Q&A with the artists…

Bikes, Blues & BBQ

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Jason D. Williams

Festival stages vs. George’s stages Blues music has become inextricably entwined with the fabric of motorcycle rallies across the country. Perhaps it’s because of the deep American roots the bikes and the blues both share. Whatever the reason, blues musicians — and their genre-crossing peers with elements of rock, country and bluegrass — will once…

On A Roll

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Rally grows up to be regional event STACY RYBURN Throttle jockeys can get the Bikes, Blues & BBQ experience without ever running tread on Dickson Street. What started in 2000 as a gathering of a few hundred riders to benefit Meals on Wheels has blossomed into a sprawling, thunderous regional event. Organizers quickly realized…