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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

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Hitting The Right Note

Old-time singing school this weekend in Springdale LAURINDA JOENKS joenks@nwadg.com The Northwest Arkansas Sacred Harp Singers will hold an old-time gospel singing school from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25

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We Were Singin’

American icon not ready to say bye-bye JOCELYN MURPHY jmurphy@nwadg.com It’s a double-edged sword, Don McLean admits, when you’re attached to something as colossal as a song like “American Pie.”

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Just Jazz

Series celebrates genre’s diversity JOCELYN MURPHY jmurphy@nwadg.com If you had to nail down a headline for this year’s Starrlight Jazz Series at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville, it would

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He’s Funny, Too

Younts tells stories as well as he plays songs BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com If things don’t work out with the Old Crow Medicine Show, Cory Younts might consider standup comedy. In