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Four Minutes, Four Questions: Victor & Penny

BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com Victor and Penny are neither characters nor alter-egos for Jeff Freling and Erin McGrane. Rather, Victor & Penny is the name of the band the two formed

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Three Minutes, Three Questions APO Maestro Steven Byess

BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com Love comes in all shapes and sizes, flavors and fantasies — and all of them come together every year for Valentine’s Day. According to its music director,

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Love Is Love

‘Falsettos’ challenges definitions of love, family JOCELYN MURPHY jmurphy@nwadg.com It’s a tale as old as time: Boy meets girl, boy marries girl, boy divorces girl when he realizes he is

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A Date With Destiny

Pianist reconnects with Steinway of his choosing BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com It’s not exactly a blind date. Andrew Tyson has met this particular temptress before, but their relationship was brief. Now,

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Silence Is Golden

Chaplin’s classic ‘City Lights’ brings orchestra centerstage BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com John Jeter loves old movies — truly old movies, like those made in the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s. In fact, he calls

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The Gypsy Genre

Jazz players swing into WAC JOCELYN MURPHY jmurphy@nwadg.com “We love playing for dancing because jazz started as party music. A lot of people don’t know this — they think you

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Bernice & Bryan Hembree

Musicians, promoters, Roots Festival founders Q. Five years ago, what effect did you want to have on the arts in Northwest Arkansas? Bryan: We wanted to shine a light on Fayetteville and

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Music To Our Ears

Region tunes in on what musicians want JOCELYN MURPHY jmurphy@nwadg.com As a region grows and develops, it stands that the culture and artistic infrastructure tend to grow and develop along

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Classical Music Everywhere

SoNA assistant conductor says it ‘unites us all’ BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com Sarah Pearson, new this year as assistant conductor for the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, sees orchestral music as the

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British Invasion Ongoing

Peter Noone still touring with Herman’s Hermits BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com It was rebellion. It was enlightenment. It was bell bottoms and long hair. And it was music unlike anything American