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‘Journey Of Sacrifice’

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Arkansas effort helps Lakota Sioux remember BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com John Two-Hawks takes his Lakota Sioux heritage seriously. Being “Native” is ingrained in his life, in his music, in the teachings he shares with people around him. But Two-Hawks grew up “off reservation.” And he knew nothing about riding a horse. Still, he did not hesitate…

Fall In Love With Autumn

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NWA Fashion Week promises more to adore Melissa Arens Special to The Free Weekly If you are a local in Northwest Arkansas, you have probably heard of Northwest Arkansas Fashion Week by now in one form or another. Whether you thumbed through a local publication, you follow the organization on social media or you have…

Maker Space

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One Woman’s Treasure ‘Junker’ loves stories that go with odd, antique, abandoned things LARA JO HIGHTOWER lhightower@nwadg.com Shara Stacks has had a busy week: The Junk Ranch — the giant, open-air flea market in Prairie Grove that boasts over 150 different vendors — is Friday and Saturday, and Stacks, who has been with the show…

No Monkey Business

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Researchers take Sasquatch seriously BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com D.W. Lee — who is a man of science — says he has seen Bigfoot on 26 different occasions. Robert Swain — who is a man of God — says he’s heard rocks clapped together, tree knocks, whoops and the sound of the door handle of his car…

On A Roll

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Rally grows up to be regional event STACY RYBURN sryburn@nwadg.com Throttle jockeys can get the Bikes, Blues & BBQ experience without ever running tread on Dickson Street. What started in 2000 as a gathering of a few hundred riders to benefit Meals on Wheels has blossomed into a sprawling, thunderous regional event. Organizers quickly realized…

Do The Time Warp Again

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Iconic meets innovative in APT’s ‘Rocky Horror’ BECCA MARTIN-BROWN NWA Democrat-Gazette It was 16 years ago when Ed McClure directed a bare-bones version of “The Rocky Horror Show” for Ozark StageWorks. It had prerecorded music, a red and black set with borrowed restaurant chairs, slimy body parts in jars — and a cast of actors…

No Biz Like Show Biz

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Filmmaking finds secure foothold in NWA BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com “We shot overnight for two weeks in December in a mud pit in Sonora during the coldest temperatures of the year,” remembers Billy Chase Goforth. “The location was a dry pond, but we had rain just before the shoot, so it turned to slick mud. We…

Miss Arkansas shares heart with children

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‘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 her corner. “You’re beautiful,” 8-year-old Asher Ray of Little Rock assured the 22-year-old Benton before the evening gown competition on June 17. And she says…

‘Lettuce’ Fill Your Senses

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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…