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Planting For Growth

Project to revitalize Fayetteville co-op, developer says STACY RYBURN Rickie Drain started working at the Farmers Cooperative feed mill in Fayetteville when he was 15 years old. He learned


Constructed With Care

Alma PAC promises season of variety, quality LARA JO HIGHTOWER As the Alma Performing Arts Center’s executive director, Teresa Schlabach is always on the hunt for family-friendly fare that


Bright Lights, Little City

Ex-Stax, Motown exec heading to Bentonville MARY JORDAN The musical potential of Bentonville has captured the attention of Al Bell, former chairman of Stax Records and former president of


Three Minutes, Three Questions with artist Kellie Lehr

LARA JO HIGHTOWER Kellie Lehr has an unusual background for an artist: She has a Bachelor of Science degree in International Economics from the University of Arkansas and held

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Pedaling Faster And Further

In 12th season, Trike Theatre is growing out LARA JO HIGHTOWER For Kassie Misiewicz, Trike Theatre founder and artistic director, choosing shows for the Bentonville-based theater’s 12th season is

'Tis the Season

Art In Context

Historical meets contemporary at Crystal Bridges, Momentary JOCELYN MURPHY When curators at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville look at building a new temporary exhibition lineup, they

Maker Space

A Safe Place

Friends hope to preserve legacy of ‘Pink House’ KIMBERLY DISHONGH Special to The Free Weekly In Conway, 1605 Robinson Ave. is known as “The Pink House.” “I loved this house


All The Tacos

Torchy’s opens on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Fayetteville They’re both faces you’re likely to recognize. Kinya Christian is an artist and CEO of 4209 Creative in Springdale. Her

8 Days a Week

8 Days A Week

Aug. 16 (Friday) “Shakespeare in Love” — With a cast of 18, dramatically choreographed sword fights and roving musicians, T2’s “Shakespeare in Love” is the perfect production to show off

Making Ripples

Adorable From A Distance

Porcupines rarely seen in Arkansas AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Porcupines are one of the most ironic of our native rodents. They pack 30,000 quills surrounding an unexpectedly adorable face. They