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History Mysteries

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A costumed interpreter tells the story of Mary Bolin, the first murderess in Rogers, on a previous Rogers Historical Museum Ghost Walk.

Ghost Walks tell tales of very cold cases Death by poisoning. Murdered. Accidental death. Weather-related death. Murdered by family member. Death by injury. Murdered by a gang. It might sound like seven episodes of “Forensic Files.” But these cases are all cold — really cold — like 1891 to 1927 cold. They are the mysteries…

Boo To You!

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Virginia Graves and sister Jenny Graves of Bentonville get candy from Emerson Johnson, right, with Arkansas Public Theatre during last year’s Main Street Rogers Goblin Parade in downtown Rogers. This year’s trick-or-treat event is set for 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 31 beginning at Frisco Park.

Scares creep in on October nights The Expelled Unleashed WHAT — Haunted house in an abandoned slaughter house WHEN — 7 p.m.-midnight Friday WHERE — 29555 Arkansas 23, Huntsville COST — $20; must be 18 to enter without a signed waiver from legal guardian INFO —466-8556 or theexpelled.com Ozark Corn Maze WHAT — Three separate…

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…

Three Minutes, Three Questions – Michael Fothergill, Ballet Arkansas

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Michael Fothergill and his wife, Catherine Garratt Fothergill, both came to Ballet Arkansas from the Alabama Ballet. He is artistic director for the Little Rock company and she its associate artistic director. The season opens Oct. 13 with a special performance at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville.

Consider Michael Fothergill’s resume, and you might make an immediate mistake. You might assume he must be … venerable. Fothergill trained at the Milwaukee Ballet School, Boston Ballet School, the School of American Ballet and American Ballet Theatre in New York. He’s worked with the Milwaukee Ballet, City Ballet of San Diego, Ballet Contemporáneo de…

Jazzed Up!

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Crystal Bridges guests may be familiar with artist Stuart Davis’s work as five of his pieces are part of the museum’s permanent collection. Seen as an extensive collection, the exhibition highlights the jazz rhythms in Davis’s works even further with the soft sounds of jazz music played in the galleries throughout the run of the exhibition.

Art set to music “There’s not always a direct link between what [Stuart] Davis was painting and the world of jazz in terms of subject matter, but I think there always was a connection in the spirit of how he created.” Robert Ginsburg, executive director of the Northwest Arkansas Jazz Society and the jazz curator…

A Visual Stunner

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"The Kind and I."

Traditional ‘King and I’ still richly beautiful, beautifully moving Set Me Free … Weekly JOCELYN MURPHY If you’ve somehow never seen an adaptation of “The King and I” — most famously, the 1956 musical version with Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner, but also 1946’s “Anna and the King of Siam,” 1999’s animated musical “The King…

A Labor Of Love

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Work by artist and Art on the Creeks founder and coordinator Tania Knudsen will among that of 80 artists on show Saturday at Village on the Creeks in Rogers.

Art On The Creeks grows up into unique show and sale Professional artist, teacher and Art on the Creeks creator and coordinator Tania Knudsen says the art show has exploded since the first event was created seven years ago as a way for her students to share what they had learned and created with the…

Real News, ‘Fake’ Laughs

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Antoinette Grajeda, from left, Erin Spandorf and Julia Trupp rehearse.

Journalists take to stage to spoof their world DEBBIE MILLER Special to The Free Weekly “There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” — Charles Dickens The challenge for this year’s Northwest Arkansas Gridiron Show writers and cast wasn’t in finding material to lampoon. “It’s a funny show,” says…