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Wet Your Whistle

‘Waitress’ delivers cocktail class JOCELYN MURPHY Walton Arts Center staff members are constantly striving for compelling ways to engage guests and create dynamic connections to the shows they present.

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Magical, Marvelous, Mysterious

Festival of Wonder designed to defy expectations BECCA MARTIN-BROWN Silver Dollar City calls it the Festival of Wonder, but Rex Burdette, one of the creative minds behind it, might

8 Days a Week

8 Days A Week

April 12 (Friday) Vintage Market Days — Antiques, signs, furniture, repurposed, vintage inspired, clothing, jewelry, handmade, food trucks, specialty treats & more, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 12 & 13, until

Maker Space

Everything Old Is New Again

Vintage Market Days returns to Benton County Fairgrounds BECCA MARTIN-BROWN “Our favorite thing about shopping at Vintage Market Days is that you can find so many unique products all



April 12 The Whispering Willows — 8 p.m., Black Apple Crossing, Springdale. Candy Lee — Brick Street Brews, Rogers. Dance Monkey Dance! — Chelsea’s Corner Cafe, Eureka Springs. Western Justice


Food For Thought

‘Waitress’ celebrates ordinary women JOCELYN MURPHY The Tony Award-nominated musical “Waitress” has been lauded for many aspects of the show, chief among them its groundbreaking all-female creative team. The


The Joy Of Jazz

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

Making Ripples

No Sugar For You

Making smarter choices good for you and the world AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Sugar may not be the first thought that comes to mind when we think about making a

In The News

Some Place Like Home

Childbirth options evolve in Northwest Arkansas ALEX GOLDEN Sarah West Castle learned several months into her pregnancy her birthing plan was no longer an option. The 32-year-old Van Buren woman

Cover Story

‘Handshakes And Hope’

Springfest seeks return to simpler times on Dickson BECCA MARTIN-BROWN In the 36 years since it was founded in 1983, Springfest has happened 34 times, in spite of weather