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Keen blasts off with lunar, looney Christmas show

LAURINDA JOENKS Robert Earl Keen grew up in Houston. In the 1960s. His high school mascot was the Apollos. It seems fitting that Keen, at the 50th anniversary of

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Next Level Giving

LARA JO HIGHTOWER Many of us look for ways to give back during the holidays as a chance to demonstrate gratitude for what we have by helping others who


APT finds the heart in hilarity

BECCA MARTIN-BROWN A critic once called “A Tuna Christmas” a kind of southern “Prairie Home Companion.” It is just as funny as its prequel by Jaston Williams and Joe


‘A Christmas Story’

JOCELYN MURPHY “Christmas was on its way. Lovely, glorious, beautiful Christmas, around which the entire kid year revolved.” — Ralphie Parker, “A Christmas Story” And some adults’ year, too.


Photographers find community in small-town libraries

BECCA MARTIN-BROWN “A Tuna Christmas” is set in a tiny town in the middle of nowhere, and that’s most often where you’ll find Don House and Sabine Schmidt —

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‘Best Pageant Ever’ returns to ACO

LARA JO HIGHTOWER “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” may be nearly 50 years old now — the novel was written by Barbara Robinson in 1971 — but it remains

8 Days a Week

8 Days A Week

Dec. 13 (Friday) Preschool Story Time — Christmas stories, 10 a.m., Bella Vista Public Library. Free. 855-1753. Featured Artisan Sale — Just For Pearls, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 13-15, Crystal

'Tis the Season

‘Tis The Season

Ongoing “A Christmas Carol” — A TheatreSquared original by Amy Herzberg & Bob Ford, through Dec. 27, TheatreSquared in Fayetteville. $18-$29. 777-7477. Art for the Holidays — Including works by

Maker Space

UA Museum takes its story to Fayetteville Public Library

BECCA MARTIN-BROWN “Museums provide an outlet to encourage curiosity about the world around us and how we interact within it,” muses Laurel Lamb, curator of the University of Arkansas

Making Ripples

Natural food coloring an experiment in progress

AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Sometimes we seek a return to the simpler ways of the past using the values of the present, in hope for a healthier future. But sometimes,