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LIVE! in NWA

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Corey Smith — Georgia singer, songwriter and guitarist Corey Smith returns to Northwest Arkansas with a show at George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville at 9:30 p.m. on Friday. The country musician has developed a writing style that steers clear of the genre tropes of trucks and backroad bonfire parties and points instead toward a more natural view of what it is to be country in the 21st century. Guest Noah Guthrie joins Smith. coreysmith.com. $20.

Today (9/14) Jamie Wolfe — 6 p.m., After 5 Bar, Rogers. Roby Pantall Jazz Duo — 6 p.m., Crystal Bridges, Bentonville. Randall Shreve — Dickson Street Pub, Fayetteville. Eoto — 9 p.m., George’s Majestic Lounge, Fayetteville. $20. The Wild Feathers — JJ’s Beer Garden and Brewing, Fayetteville. Jeff Kearney — Kingfish, Fayetteville. Fetts Folly — Mojo’s…

‘A Fresh Heart And A Clean Slate’

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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,…

‘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…

Something (Not Quite) Familiar

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“What’s cool about Straight No Chaser is they do a very similar thing in the sense that they’re taking familiar material and twisting it into a new context,” says Postmodern Jukebox creator Scott Bradlee, center. “It’s a very entertaining show, and it has that kind of upbeat atmosphere that matches ours very well. You’re going to see two great acts that are doing really creative stuff and keeping the audience engaged throughout. It’s definitely feel-good entertainment.”

Groups add fresh twist to famous hits JOCELYN MURPHY jmurphy@nwadg.com Sunday promises a night of music to Northwest Arkansas unlike anything the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion has hosted before: a show of co-headlining performers taking today’s popular hits and turning them on their heads. Straight No Chaser is the all-men a capella group from Indiana…

An ARC For Bella Vista

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Heather Marie, a vocalist living near Branson, Mo., and Paul Price, who plays guitar and harp guitar, will bring a selection of cover songs to the ARC in Bella Vista tonight.

Historic structure now home to music and more BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com Raised in Bentonville, Sara Parnell remembers the brightly painted houses along U.S. 71 as the original Bella Vista — the resort, not the retirement village or the bedroom community it has become. And that’s what she wants others to see, too. So Parnell is…

LIVE! in NWA

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Zigtebra — She is Zebra. He is Tiger. Together, they make up lo-fi pop duo Zigtebra. The Chicago group is in the middle of a 120-day national tour this summer, including a stop at Backspace in Fayetteville at 7 p.m. Friday with Neon Glittery, Open Fields and PZA. With the release of “Take My Hand I’m Ready” last week, Zigtebra is keeping up with an ambitious 2017 plan to release a new song and music video every month for the entire year. zigtebra.com. $5.

  Today (7/13) Grady Philip Drugg — 9 p.m., with Buckle Up Baby, and The Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Boys. Backspace, Fayetteville. $5. 123 Andrés — 7 p.m. family concert, Crystal Bridges, Bentonville. Photosphere — 6 p.m., Fred’s Hickory Inn, Bentonville. Melody Pond — Gulley Park, Fayetteville. Stoney LaRue — with ShotGun Billys. JJ’s…

The Younger Set — Firefly Fling

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STAFF PHOTO ANDY SHUPE - Jules Taylor smiles as she performs with Shaky Bugs Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, during First Thursday on the Fayetteville downtown square.

  Shaky Bugs learning, fun at Firefly Fling It might seem as though Jules Taylor is everywhere in Northwest Arkansas — on movie sets, performing with Phunbags comedy improv, helping helm the Fayetteville Film Festival, directing at Arts Live Theatre. But nowhere is she happier than entertaining and educating children with her Shaky Bugs program….