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April – Mercury Retrograde & the Path of the Eclipse

April 1st began with Mercury stationing retrograde in Aries, sign of the Initiator. Eight days later, on April 8 we have a total solar eclipse. Both events are important, appearing

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John Two-Hawks’ 31st album got a lot more personal with cancer diagnosis

It was December of 2023. John Two-Hawks had decided to return to his roots for a new album, No. 31 in his career as an Indigenous flute player. His wife,


APT returns to Victory Theater with Sondheim’s ‘Into the Woods’

Cinderella and Prince Charming have a secret: They’re in love. They’re getting married seven times on the Arkansas Public Theatre stage as the company finally opens Season 38 with “Into


Ozark Mountain Soul brings light, music to eclipse weekend

Less than 10 years ago, Opal Agafia was scanning tickets at local festivals and waiting for her chance to sing at picking circles around campfires in the Ozarks. Now she’s


Quick Pick: FSRAM Invites Guests For An Evening In Amsterdam April 26

FAQ Art ‘Round the World: Evening in Amsterdam WHAT — In addition to featuring Dutch cuisine, from appetizers and entree to Dutch apple pie, “Evening in Amsterdam,” a fundraising gala

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Western Arkansas Ballet dances down the yellow brick road Aprill 6-7

For Fort Smith’s local ballet company, there’s no place like home. So they want to put on more than just a good show with “The Wizard of Oz” this April.

8 Days a Week

8 Days A Week

Auditions for “Rent,” Vintage Market Days, author talks and a UFO conference? It’s all in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley! Do It Yourself! Auditions — For “Rent,” 6:30 p.m.


LIVE! Music: April concerts include Jackie Venson, Jon Batiste, Slaughter Beach, Dog, Willi Carlisle and more

There’s plenty of music happening in Northwest Arkansas that has nothing to do with the solar eclipse on April 8. Guitarist Jackie Venson returns to Northwest Arkansas to spread joy

In The News

Kyle Tuttle is Ozark Mountain Soul Artist At Large

Kyle Tuttle will be everybody’s buddy at Ozark Mountain Soul, but his title is “artist at large” for the April 4-8 music and arts festival. He explains that it’s a

Male Call

Use color to add pizzazz to drab

Q. I realize that when you wrote recently about black velvet or corduroy jackets you were  not a fan, but I’m trying to find something to make my clothing more interesting. My