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Prepare To Be Amazed

Illusionists bring magic you’ve never seen before JOCELYN MURPHY NWA Democrat-Gazette The show the Toronto Sun calls “Dramatic, genius, death-defying and laugh-out-loud funny,” The New York Times deems “A high-tech magic extravaganza,” and the Daily

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Replaying The Silver Ball

HillBenders put twist on rock ‘n’ roll classic BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com “He’s a pinball wizard “There has to be a twist…” In 1969, Rolling Stone called “Tommy” — the rock

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Fly In To History

Historic aircraft share stories at BB&BBQ LAURINDA JOENKS ljoenks@nwadg.com A stepladder. A stepladder hanging from the side of a plane. Those simple three steps changed the fate of 13,000 young

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NWA Fashion Week

Strides into fall LARA JO HIGHTOWER lhightower@nwadg.com Now in the fourth show since its 2017 reboot, Northwest Arkansas Fashion Week is really starting to hit its stride, says CEO Robin

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Ready For A Closeup

‘Sunset Boulevard’ a soaring tale of love, loss BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com Don’t be surprised. Although he wrote it, “Sunset Boulevard” does not sound like Andrew Lloyd Webber — more like

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Big Voice, Big Dreams

Mezzo Soprano Sarah Mesko comes home to UA BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com Mezzo soprano Sarah Mesko might not be a household name — yet. But she’s only 33, and she’s sung

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The Sound of Hope

Musician spreads wings and message with new project JOCELYN MURPHY jmurphy@nwadg.com “No matter what you’re going through, I wanted people to just have a song they could listen to and

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Sensory Iconoclasts

In fifth year, ACO art event tackles pay inequality LARA JO HIGHTOWER lhightower@nwadg.com When Eve Smith, artist and Arts Center of the Ozarks director of exhibitions and public programs, and

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Tree Of Life

Roots Fest digs deep with legend Del McCoury BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com If Del McCoury knows he’s a legend, it doesn’t show in an interview. He doesn’t want to talk about

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Three Minutes, Three Questions: Artist Todd Gray

BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com “I cannot escape my love for pop art. I never could. It’s part of my DNA,” says artist Todd Gray. “I was born in the same year