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‘A Fresh Heart And A Clean Slate’

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Photo courtesy Jacob Blickenstaff

The Record Company — 2016 Grammy nominees for Best Contemporary Blues Album — play a free show tonight at JJ’s Beer Garden and Brewing Co. in Fayetteville.

Record Company making the most of hard-won success JOCELYN MURPHY jmurphy@nwadg.com Since the release of their debut album in February of 2016, one might look at the meteoric rise of blues rock musicians The Record Company and see only the near-instant sensation they’ve become in the year-and-a-half since the album came out. The Grammy nomination,…

‘The Perfect Show’

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The cast of TheatreSquared’s “Fun Home” gathers for a photo.

T2’s ‘Fun Home’ delivers drama and joy LARA JO HIGHTOWER lhightower@nwadg.com Amy Herzberg, TheatreSquared co-founder and “Fun Home” director, knows the exact moment she decided that the exuberant musical — adapted from Alison Bechdel’s 2006 prize-winning, best-selling autobiographical graphic novel of the same name — would be a perfect choice for T2’s season 12 opener….

Gone To The Dogs

Posted by Sierra Murphy |
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Patrons slip and slide their way down Dickson Street on Sunday Aug. 28, 2016 during the Dickson Street Slide event in downtown Fayetteville. The giant water slide was a fundraiser for Soldier on Service Dogs.

Slip-n-slide supports canine cause Taking a trip down a 1,000-foot slip-n-slide on Dickson Street this Sunday could help a veteran suffering from PTSD get the furry, four-legged companion he needs to help him readjust to society.   The nonprofit Soldier On Service Dogs works to provide fully trained service dogs to area veterans with PTSD…

Saturn: Teacher, Guardian, Time-Keeper – Risa’s Horoscopes

Posted by Sierra Murphy |

All the planets at one time or another turn retrograde creating an inward-focused time. At present, Mercury, Saturn, Uranus, Pluto, Juno and Chiron are retrograde. During retrograde times we confront the past, sort out the dross, clean, clear, eliminate and bring forth closure. Then the planet turns direct again. Monday, after four and a half…

LIVE! in NWA

Posted by Sierra Murphy |
Music for Meals — The Elkins Meals on Wheels program is hosting its biggest fundraiser of the year from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Elkins Community Center. Music for Meals will feature performances by Northwest Arkansas bluegrass/country groups White River Junction (pictured), Thorny Creek Ramblers, and Jim Harvery and Jerry Stahl & Kids. Woody of KKIX 104 country music radio station will serve as the emcee. The ticket includes a meal and drink, and proceeds benefit the Elkins Senior Activity & Wellness Center and Meals On Wheels. $10. 643-2741.

Today (8-24) Clint Scrivner — After 5 Bar, Rogers. Kassi Moe — Dickson Street Pub, Fayetteville. Rick Atha — Foghorn’s on Green Acres, Fayetteville. Tom Bryant — Foghorn’s on W. 15th, Fayetteville. Pinetop Renegade — Foghorn’s, Rogers. Caleb Martin — Foghorn’s, Springdale. Ray Wylie Hubbard — 9 p.m., George’s Majestic Lounge, Fayetteville. $20. Voxana —…

‘Lettuce’ Fill Your Senses

Posted by Sierra Murphy |
The Fayetteville Roots Festival returns with expanded culinary programming and partnerships for its eighth year.

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 has continued growing and expanding its economic impact with each passing year. For Roots’ eighth year, though, even people who have watched the festival’s growth…

8 Days a Week

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Thursday (8/24) Author Talk — With Talya Tate Boerner, author of “The Accidental Salvation of Gracie Lee,” 5:30 p.m., Boone County Library in Harrison. Free. 870-741-5913. Opening Reception — For “Atmospheric Abstracts, Taking a Twisted Turn,” artworks by Jaquita Ball, 6-8 p.m., The Gallery at Midtown Associates in Bentonville. The exhibit is on show through…