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Spectre Of War: Rockhill Studios film breaks barriers and hearts

BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com World War II is over, and Charlie Evans, a paratrooper who jumped into Normandy on D-Day, is coming home to Arkansas. It’s a sweet moment full of

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Classical Composition: APO introduces African-American composer’s 1947 sonata

It was 1989, and Helen Walker-Hill, a member of the piano faculty at the University of Colorado in Boulder, was working on a book titled “From Spirituals to Symphonies: African-American

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‘Twisted, Beaded, Braided’: Fiber arts go beyond traditional domestic function

BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com “I think fiber artists are often overlooked in the art world,” says John Rankine, a photographer and multi-media artist himself. He’s also one of the owners of

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Live On Stage!

‘Buyer & Cellar’ opens Feb. 5 at APT BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com It didn’t really dawn on Jacob Andrews until last week. “I knew there hadn’t been any live shows around

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Sheltered: Pandemic inspires artists to consider isolation, refuge

BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com “SHELTER,” an exhibit by artist Byron Keith Byrd, and “domicile” by Stefani Byrd, his niece, hold a unique place in the history of Fenix Fayetteville. Together with

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Governor’s Arts Awards

Northwest Arkansans honored in three categories BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com The 2021 Governor’s Arts Award is not the first one for lifetime achievement Trout Fishing in America has received. And Northwest

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Books And Beyond

FPL expands spaces for art, music, food, family, fitness LARA JO HIGHTOWER lhightower@nwadg.com “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of a library,” wrote Argentinian author Jorge

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People With A Plan

In 2020, individuals kept communities strong At this time of year, we at The Free Weekly usually suggest folks you might want to watch in the coming year — people we think

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Moving On: APT revamps Season 35 schedule

It’s official. “Meteor Shower” just became the longest-running play never to open on the Arkansas Public Theatre stage. Originally scheduled for March 20-29, the Steve Martin comedy was the first casualty of

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Pandemic Persistence

Actors, artists, museums and musicians lead the way BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com It is traditional that journalists look back at the end of the year, revisiting the stories that changed our