Artist of the Week

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…

‘Ozark Mountain Soul’

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Singer/songwriter rocks own style of ‘roots ‘n’ roll’ Opal Agafia says she “came out of the musical closet” two years ago. The metaphor makes sense when she explains that she “always loved music, always loved singing” growing up in tiny Dover, Ark., but went to Arkansas Tech University in Russellville to study business. “Throughout college,…

Summer Beats

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Delta Saints photographed by David Bean in Nashville, TN

Gulley Park rocks the heat For Ben Ringel, frontman of Nashville rock outfit The Delta Saints, the records that stick with him the most are ones with a narrative start-to-finish — where each song represents a chapter or moment in that narrative. “You leave with a feeling. You may not know what the feeling is,…