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'Tis the Season

Rope, Tie, Win

Rodeo remains a tradition for many ELIZABETH GREEN egreen@nwadg.com The history of rodeos in Northwest Arkansas runs deep, dating back to 1926 when Springdale’s first rodeo took place at a

'Tis the Season

Four Minutes, Four Questions with John Jeter of the Fort Smith Symphony

BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com “We try to choose a concert season that is exciting, thought-provoking, artistically compelling and diverse for a wide range of musical tastes,” says John Jeter, music director

'Tis the Season

Fayetteville’s Final Frontier

WAC festival looks to the stars in 10th year JOCELYN MURPHY jmurphy@nwadg.com The Artosphere Festival was created by the Walton Arts Center to celebrate and bring awareness to sustainability, environmental

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All Hands On Deck!

Captain treats Belle like queen she is BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com “It’s almost like dancing, like an artform,” James Plybon says of helming the Showboat Branson Belle. She is, after all,

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‘We Dance In The Air’

Illusionist says there’s nothing like his Branson show BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com Rick Thomas has been performing since he was a child. He starred on more than 300 cruises and spent

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Fans, Friends And Bluegrass

Rhonda Vincent comes ‘home’ to Silver Dollar City BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com Coming back to Silver Dollar City is like coming home for bluegrass star Rhonda Vincent — and she means

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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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Art OverView

Quilts, baskets, a post office and model homes April 3 Artist of the Month — Priscilla Myers’ portraits, abstracts and landscapes in acrylics and oils, all month, Fort Smith Library

'Tis the Season

Take A (Spring) Break

Daytrips let families get away from it all LARA JO HIGHTOWER NWA Democrat-Gazette Not everyone can pick up and go to the beach for spring break — but if you

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Exceeding Expectations

Silver Dollar City brings tradition, innovation together BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com It isn’t always Christmas at Silver Dollar City. On the other hand, it’s never too early for a little magic