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Volunteer Ballet Company Performs for Children

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By Terrah Baker There’s something magical about a group of children watching professional dancers in multi-colored ballet dresses, tiaras and fairy wings, move gracefully in front of them while enchanting music plays. One of the founding members of The Pineapple Tree Dance Company said she saw that magic when she performed for over 200 children…

Knowledge of Body is Strength in Yoga Instructor

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It’s safe to say yoga has become extremely popular in recent years. The Yoga Alliance — the largest U.S. nonprofit organization offering certifications and teacher registries — has pushed out thousands of teachers who inspire even more yoga lovers. But before it had hit anywhere but the West coast and a sprinkling in other places,…

Ancient Women’s Tradition Finds New Life

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In ancient cultures like that of Native Americans, Africans, Chinese and Christians, red was a symbolic color of the female strength, mystery and power. Because of this reverence towards womanly things, in many cultures, women were separated from men while menstruating and giving birth. The Red Tent was one of the hideaways that women in…

Bearded Beauties Pose For Calendar

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The beard. Everything about it screams “model calendar.” Well, maybe not, but that didn’t bother Scott Hutcheson and friends, creators of the Northwest Arkansas-based First Annual Beard Calendar for 2014. It all began back seven years before the beard calendar, when Hutcheson moved to St. Louis and took on photography. There, he had an abundance…

Outbreak of Indie, Alternative Ozark Music Streamed Free

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By Terrah Baker From the makers of Eureka Springs Zombie Invasion, and in collaboration with Outbreak.FM, Outbreak in the Ozarks is a new radio show highlighting the underground, indie and alternative music that the Arkansas, Missouri Ozark region has to offer. The show is hosted by local deejay Jeff Danos (Testube), with episodes clocking in…

OMNI Seeks World Peace With New Strategies

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By Terrah Baker What does the OMNI Center for Peace, Justice and Ecology headquartered in Fayetteville actually do? Organizers say they’ve heard this question many times. Maybe it’s hard to understand because in a world where everything has it’s place and every organization has a specific mission, OMNI’s is broad, and encompasses an all-human-inclusive world…

Acoustic Body Sculpting Hits U.S., NWA

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By Terrah Baker Acoustic Body Sculpting technology is one of those things Europe saw first. Then Harrison resident and ultrasound technician Larry Horton caught a glimpse and decided Arkansas needed to get in on the action. After being in the diagnostic ultrasound industry for 36 years, his research into the “successful” treatment technology led him…