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Miss Arkansas shares heart with children

‘Giving Is A Gift’ BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com Every Miss Arkansas has a cheering section. But no Miss Arkansas before Maggie Benton has had the “spunkiest, craziest, wildest, happiest” cheerleader in

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‘Lettuce’ Fill Your Senses

For seven years, organizers of the Fayetteville Roots Festival have adeptly demonstrated how a successful festival can come together with equal parts music, food and free community programming. Each pillar

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Walk The Walk

Let us count the ways we love NWA It’s a list that’s 6 miles long, almost a century and a half old and includes about 180,000 names. As far as

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Culinary Connections

Museum feeds senses with art, food JOCELYN MURPHY jmurphy@nwadg.com Food is a cultural event, reasons Case Dighero. Dighero is the director of culinary programming and events at Crystal Bridges Museum

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Helming A Memorial

Musician’s fans hope for statue, restored boyhood home in Marvell Bill Bowden bbowden@nwadg.com The cotton fields of Turkey Scratch are occasionally invaded by foreign tourists taking pictures. They’re fans of

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Keeping It Conscious

Festival bigger, better, still sustainable   JOCELYN MURPHY jmurphy@nwadg.com Last year’s inaugural sustainable music festival Homegrown on the River recycled nearly 2,500 pounds of trash that otherwise would have gone

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Jazz Women

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

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All About Community

Music is glue that binds Highberry fans GRAV WELDON Special to The Free Weekly The neighborly music festival known as Highberry came home to The Farm this year. And while

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Healthy Is Beautiful — Fashion foundation built with good food, water, exercise

I wanted to focus on the aspect of health for this month’s fashion column. I have been interested in the fashion and beauty world since I can remember — when

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One Frozen Moment

Arkansas duo remembers day life changed Photo courtesy: Anna Moss Anna Moss, one half of the folk/funk duo Handmade Moments, says the biggest change she’s experienced since surviving a serious