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Northwest Arkansas musicians see their names in lights

JOCELYN MURPHY & BECCA MARTIN-BROWN jmurphy@nwadg.com bmartin@nwadg.com “I swear, I’m living in a dream world!” Jenee Fleenor enthused just days after the 53rd annual Country Music Association Awards ceremony. If

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Maker, performers set the tune for Northwest Arkansas

BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com “For many of us, Ed has come to represent the Ozarks of old,” Kelly Mulhollan muses. “A time before generic electronic media-driven culture swept over our regional

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SoNA holiday concert ‘a beautiful gift to the community’

BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com “It’s pretty hard to leave ‘A Very SoNA Christmas’ without a feeling of joy — about the mystery of Christmas and about the fellowship that a concert

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‘A Christmas Story’

JOCELYN MURPHY jmurphy@nwadg.com “Christmas was on its way. Lovely, glorious, beautiful Christmas, around which the entire kid year revolved.” — Ralphie Parker, “A Christmas Story” And some adults’ year, too.

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Boston Brass brings friendly, informal performance to WAC

JOCELYN MURPHY jmurphy@nwadg.com It’s a categorically Christmas performance when the world class Boston Brass brings their show “Christmas Bells Are Swingin’” to the Walton Arts Center on Dec. 8. The

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Five Minutes, Five Questions for Adams Collins of Arkansauce

BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com Arkansauce musicians just marked their five-year “bandiversary” in October, says banjo player Adams Collins. “We use Hillberry Music Fest as our marker,” he explains, “as the last

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UA’s ‘Hansel and Gretel’ magical, director says

LARA JO HIGHTOWER lhightower@nwadg.com The University of Arkansas Opera Theatre will present the opera “Hansel and Gretel” by the 19th century composer Engelbert Humperdinck on Nov. 21 and 22 at

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‘Good Music Is A Celebration’

Martha Redbone combines cultures in ‘brilliant collision’ BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com Growing up in the Appalachian hills of Kentucky, Martha Redbone never worried about what she was. “When you’re home, you’re just who

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Ozark Folk Festival Rises Again

BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com “This year’s festival is very exciting,” enthuses Tracy Johnson, special events coordinator for the Eureka Springs City Advertising & Promotion Commission. She’s talking about the 72nd annual

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Creative Conversations

SoNA conductor, violinist want to share their world BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com Paul Haas says he “wouldn’t dream of coming to a SoNA concert without attending the Creative Conversation beforehand.” Of