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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…

Patriot Games

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The mural in the Historic Washington County Courthouse is the topic of a Sandwiched In program Wednesday at the Shiloh Museum.

DAR wants historic mural noticed BECCA MARTIN-BROWN NWA Democrat-Gazette If you didn’t know better, you might think LaNita Terry McKinney and Cheri Coley are talking about the latest machinations on “Game of Thrones.” Both of them can rattle off names and events that happened long before they were born — some secrets, some scandals, all…

Look At Those Choppers!

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Jan Willams, from left, dental assistant; Jordan Gall, pre-dental student volunteer; and Kayla Garibaldi, pre-dental student volunteer, assist dentist Jenna Waselues with fillings on a patient at WelcomeHealth in Fayetteville.

WelcomeHealth adds dental care for kids DAN HOLTMEYER dholtmeyer@nwadg.com Northwest Arkansas’ free medical and dental clinic is expanding its services to uninsured children, its director says. Pediatric services at WelcomeHealth in Fayetteville began July 31, says executive director Monika Fischer-Massie. The clinic relies on volunteer care providers and donations and has been gradually buying the…

We All Scream For…

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Tess Kidd, museum manager, explains a display about Arkansas in World War I on show at Headquarters House in Fayetteville. The traveling display will be in Cane Hill after Aug. 19 and was produced by the Arkansas State Archives of the Department of Arkansas Heritage through the work of the Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee.

Ice Cream Social still bringing community together LARA JO HIGHTOWER lhightower@nwadg.com The Washington County Historical Society will celebrate its 46th annual Ice Cream Social from 3 until 6 p.m. Aug. 19 at the historic Headquarters House in Fayetteville. The WCHS has been celebrating Washington County history since 1951. It acquired its headquarters, a Greek revival…

AMP’ed Up

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The Walmart AMP in Rogers will next host Brad Paisley’s “Weekend Warrior World Tour” on Sept. 1.

Walmart AMP continues summer music series Autumn might be around the corner, but the Arkansas Music Pavilion will be rockin’ into October. Here’s the rest of this year’s schedule: SEPT. 1 ‘Weekend Warrior World Tour’ Brad Paisley With Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant and Lindsay Ell 7 p.m. Tickets $35-$68.50* One of the biggest superstars in…

‘Music, Families, Food’

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Bob Livingston, perhaps best known as a member of the Lost Gonzo Band, is also an international ambassador for Austin music.

Livingston connects countries, continents with guitar BECCA MARTIN-BROWN NWA Democrat-Gazette   There’s a great quote about Bob Livington that pretty much says it all about the man and the musician: “Bob Livingston tugged on his cowboy hat, stuffed his jeans into his boots, hooked on his guitar strap and came onstage in Madras, India. ‘I’m…

The Man, The River, The Legacy

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Neil Ernest Compton of Bentonville was a physician of obstetrics by profession and a conservationist by avocation, states The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture. He is widely recognized as the founder of the Ozark Society to Save the Buffalo River, which he and his associates initiated on May 24, 1962, at a meeting in Fayetteville. He died in 1999.

Compton celebration honors environmentalist’s work LARA JO HIGHTOWER NWA Democrat-Gazette When the friends of Compton Gardens and Conference Center in Bentonville host their Dr. Compton Celebration today, they’ll be honoring the memory of a man who spent much of his life making sure the natural beauty of the Buffalo River was protected. Neil Compton founded…

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…