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A Whole Different Hill

Sunday concert takes listeners from Arctic to Ozarks Courtesy Photo “The Stjerna family is very well documented and actually has a newsletter that comes out for all the relatives now


Hitting The High Notes

Opera in the Ozarks enjoys its niche Courtesy Photo Romance shares the stage with song at Opera in the Ozarks. “What they expect to get is some time on stage


Sharing Memories

Watercolors take artist back to the moment   Tom Hoehn calls his artwork — and even showing it for the first time — “selfish.” “I paint from photos I’ve taken


‘Ozark Mountain Soul’

Singer/songwriter rocks own style of ‘roots ‘n’ roll’ Opal Agafia says she “came out of the musical closet” two years ago. The metaphor makes sense when she explains that she

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A Bridge Or A Wall?

Courtesy Photo Rachael Small is Jean, a young woman whose life is changed by a “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” in the APT production running this weekend. Kris Isham plays the


Go With The Flow

Courtesy Photo   Bold colors, Bolder Coffee go together “In school years ago, I was the gal who got the ‘C’ in art — I couldn’t draw literally a stick


Summer Beats

Gulley Park rocks the heat For Ben Ringel, frontman of Nashville rock outfit The Delta Saints, the records that stick with him the most are ones with a narrative start-to-finish



Thursday Everclear — Oregon natives Everclear are crossing the country on their “So Much For The Afterglow Tour” — the same name as their most successful album to date, which

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Playing On The Patio

Patrons listen to Drake White and the Big Fire play songs from the catwalk of JJ’s Beer Garden and Brewing Co. on June 15. Outdoor music scene blossoming Jody Thorton,

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Sneak Peek Might Be Just That, Nothing More — Advice Goddess

Advice Goddess Amy Alkon My girlfriend of two years had me help her download photos from her phone, and I found about two dozen close-ups of her private parts. She