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The Joy Of Jazz

Festival seeks to connect community, musicians JOCELYN MURPHY jmurphy@nwadg.com When Chris Teal moved to Northwest Arkansas from New York a few years ago, he brought with him a passion for

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Four Minutes, Four Questions: Chris Cross, Natural State of Mind

BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com It’s been 10 years since Deke Sharon’s “The Sing-Off’ introduced a capella choral music to the masses. In 2009, the NBC show had the highest ratings of

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Beauty And Darkness

Opera Fayetteville dives in to contemporary drama BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com “Dark Sisters,” selected by Opera Fayetteville for its eighth season, can be as deep as audiences wish to delve. Musical

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Writing, Rocking And Rollin’

Texas icon back at George’s LAURINDA JOENKS NWA Democrat-Gazette “After all these years, I have quite a few things in my arsenal,” 72-year-old Ray Wylie Hubbard says at being referred

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Bluegrass, Newgrass And More

Trout Steak Revival promises ‘unique perspectives’ BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com It’s never easy for a musician to describe what he does. Ask Casey Houlihan, bass player and vocalist for Denver-based Trout

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Five Minutes, Five Questions: Jim Yester, The Association

BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com You might not know the name of the band, but if you were around in the 1960s — or ’70s, or ’80s — you’ll remember the songs:

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Study In Contrasts

Musicians find common language in Bach concerto BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com It only takes hearing their names to know that Zsolt Eder and Miho Oda Sakon are going to be a

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Six Minutes, Six Questions With The Steel Woods

JOCELYN MURPHY NWA Democrat-Gazette Southern rockers The Steel Woods stop by George’s Majestic Lounge at 9 p.m. March 7 in support of their new album “Old News,” out in January.

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Three Minutes, Three Questions: Ordinary Elephant, Nick Nace, Ali Holder & Megan Palmer House of Songs musicians

LARA JO HIGHTOWER lhightower@nwadg.com The House of Songs Bentonville — the music collective started in Austin that seeks to link songwriters from all over the world — hosted seven songwriters

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Four Minutes, Four Questions: Victor & Penny

BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com Victor and Penny are neither characters nor alter-egos for Jeff Freling and Erin McGrane. Rather, Victor & Penny is the name of the band the two formed