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On The Avenue

Live music returns to Roots HQ BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com It has, without a doubt, been the strangest year ever for Bernice and Bryan Hembree. Playing together as Smokey & The

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Back In The Swim Of Things

Stream-A-Thon celebrates spirit of Roots Festival BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com When the coronavirus changed everything in March, Bryan and Bernice Hembree and their Roots Fest co-founder, chef Jerrmy Gawthrop, knew they’d

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Arrowheads To Animation

Sky’s the limit for MONAH online BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com “Stop typing and close your eyes,” David Bogle instructs a reporter during a phone interview. “Picture an American Indian in your

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Cereal Dreams Come True

FHS grad unveils unique food truck Saturday BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com Right now, Blue Brasher should be settling in at Pepperdine University in Southern California. She’d earned a full scholarship there,

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Another Angel Gets His Wings

Music community bids sorrowful goodbye to Hoobie RACHEL FIELDS Special to The Free Weekly “The good men perish; the godly die before their time and no one seems to care

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Mystic River Finally Falls

Silver Dollar City celebrates unique new ride BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com It happened without a lot of fanfare — because, let’s face it, it’s been a strange season at Silver Dollar

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Four Minutes, Four Questions: Evan Alvarado-The House of Songs

JOCELYN MURPHY jmurphy@nwadg.com As the coronavirus’ impact grows and shifts daily — and continues changing how artists and musicians create in its wake — The House of Songs in Bentonville

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Bee Buddies

Maestro conducts life on the land in New York BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com Editor’s Note: Inspired by the creation of a YouTube cooking show by two area actors, this summer series

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Quarantine Cooking

Actors turn kitchen into their own stage BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com Editor’s Note: A new YouTube show, “Cover to Cover Cooking,” created by local actors Sarah Mouritsen and Charles Riedmueller, inspired

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A Proud Community

LGBTQ+ voices support, encourage during covid days JOCELYN MURPHY jmurphy@nwadg.com It feels strange to use the word “celebrate” when the world is as it is. And yet, Pride Month is