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Performing History

For symphonic music, the first few decades of the 20th century were “the best of times [and] the worst of times.” Composers like Aaron Copland and George Gershwin were writing

Entertainment Theater

Chaos With Chickens

The chickens have certainly come home to roost in Trike Theatre’s “Chicken Story Time”, a charming adaptation of Sandra Asher’s book of the same name. “The play is set around

Commentary Making Ripples

A Snake Worth Meeting

If you see a long green pencil eating spiders, it’s probably a Northern Rough Green snake, or grass snake. With adorable cartoon character eyes, beautiful green and yellow scales, and

'Tis the Season Features

Summer Camps And Classes

As a kid, having three months of lazy summer days stretching out in front of you is a dream. For parents, though, summer can be something of a nightmare as

Advice Advice Goddess

Waif Watchers


You Had Me At Hell

Waif Watchers I’m a 33-year-old woman, and I’ve always been thin. I lost about 12 pounds after a tough breakup. I’m working on getting back to a healthier weight. However,

Cover Story

The Face Behind The Voice

Susan Ericksen is a classically trained actor with a master of fine arts in acting from the Meadows School for the Arts at Southern Methodist University. So when asked about

Entertainment LIVE! In NWA


May 4 Famous By Friday — 8 p.m., Black Apple Crossing, Springdale. Route 358 — 7 p.m., Brick Street Brews, Rogers. Rochelle Bradshaw — Chelsea’s Corner Cafe, Eureka Springs. Shenandoah

Features Maker Space

Maker Space: The Art Of Beauty

Makeup artist and Northwest Arkansas Fashion Week board member Jodie Arrington Franklin can size you up in five seconds and tell you what color palette would look best on your


In Their Own Words

BFF directors share their thoughts in Q&As   The Free Weekly’s Melissa Gute exchanged questions and answers with three BFF filmmakers, just in time for the film festival’s last weekend: