Culinary Connections

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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 of American Art, where food is celebrated and connected to art by the creative minds of the culinary staff. “What really sets us apart as…

Helming A Memorial

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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 Levon Helm, looking for tangible evidence of the musician’s roots in the Arkansas Delta. After taking selfies with the city limits sign, they need someplace to…

Keeping It Conscious

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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 to a landfill, donated more than 300 pounds of food waste to a local pig farmer and through solar power, returned 80 percent of the…

Jazz Women

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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 a reality of my life,” says Henry, a jazz vocalist. “The first time I worked with Claudia, it was so refreshing. She has this ability…

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

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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 I was 9 years old watching Madonna videos and paying close attention to all the fine details of her wardrobe and hair, at 12 years…

Tasting The Music

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Contributor/JEREMY SCOTT Musician Bryan Hembree (center) and the whole House of Songs crew dances at Whitney Mountain Lodge on Feb. 10, 2017.

Contributor/JEREMY SCOTT Musician Bryan Hembree (center) and the whole House of Songs crew dances at Whitney Mountain Lodge on Feb. 10, 2017.   House of Songs returns for BITE NW Arkansas   Bryan and Bernice Hembree, along with Austin, Texas, native Suzanna Choffel, will bring the House of Songs sound back to the Ozarks when…

War Eagle Appreciation Day

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Saturday’s 13th annual War Eagle Appreciation Day featured a canoe-based stream cleanup on the War Eagle to remove trash from recent flooding and offer free family- friendly activities at Withrow Springs State Park’s Keith Ham Pavilion. The event featured local organizations with educational and interactive activities focused on water, wildlife, history, tourism and more. Cornerstone…