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Anything But A Drag

TheatreSquared comedy has serious things to say LARA JO HIGHTOWER NWA Democrat-Gazette Matthew Lopez’s “The Legend of Georgia McBride” can be deceptive. On its face, the play is a wacky

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Music That Feeds The Soul

Rackensak is ‘medicine for your heart’ RACHEL FIELDS Special to The Free Weekly Anyone who has ever driven down I-49 has seen the many flashy screens and signs that lets

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Five Minutes, Five Questions: Bryan Hembree, Roots Fest

BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com Hard as it may be to imagine, it’s been 10 years since musicians Bernice and Bryan Hembree and chef Jerrmy Gawthrop put their heads together to plan

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‘Handshakes And Hope’

Springfest seeks return to simpler times on Dickson BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com In the 36 years since it was founded in 1983, Springfest has happened 34 times, in spite of weather

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High Fashion

From bikers to brides, NWA is stylin’ LARA JO HIGHTOWER lhightower@nwadg.com Since rebooting Northwest Arkansas Fashion Week in 2017, executive director Robin Wallis Atkinson has approached each subsequent run with

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‘A Bigger, Better Pie’

South By Southeast offers art and a beautiful country drive BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com Val Gonzalez is “a proponent of the idea that rather than each struggling for a perceived slice

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Good Versus Evil

APT’s ‘Stupid Kid’ offers a lot to think about BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com Too bad you can’t see “Stupid Kid” without the “hard R-rated” language. But don’t let it scare you

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Present-Day Prose

Theatre company modernizes The Bard JOCELYN MURPHY NWA Democrat-Gazette The bold and inventive Aquila Theatre Company that The New York Times calls a “classically trained, modernly hip troupe” returns to Fayetteville March

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Popular Demand

APT announces season BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com Ed McClure loves a secret. Actually, when this story was written, he had eight secrets — the eight shows he was planning to announce March 1

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Part Of The Pack

‘The Wolves’ a revealing slice of adolescence LARA JO HIGHTOWER lhightower@nwadg.com “When we start the play, we’re immediately on a planet of teenage girls,” playwright Sarah DeLappe said in an