07 Oct

Family in Harmony

Family Band, Posey Hill, Brings Cross-Generational Sounds to Americana Music By Judea Robinett Photography by Jon Wisniewski Doug Burnett and two of his four daughters, Kristian Miller and Erin Wisniewski make up the core of Posey Hill, an “Acousticanna” band based in Donaldson. It’s all in the family now, but this was no Partridge Family […]

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21 Jul

Branching Out

From China to Central Arkansas, Y Illustrations Draws Perspective by Grace Ann Brown photography by Amanda Shelley Ledbetter Artistry takes talent, but to achieve true success, it takes a certain level of commitment and discipline; architectural artist Yang Luo-Branch knows all about discipline. At the ripe old age of 24, Luo-Branch emigrated from China to […]

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21 Jul

Band on the Rise

deFrance: A Sound You are Sure to Remember by Judea Robinett photography by Judea Robinett When was the last time you heard a real rock and roll song on top 40?” I’m leaning against a brick wall and Drew de France is pacing Main Street, outside The Joint in the Argenta Arts District of North Little […]

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19 Jul

Arts & the Park

Art, With a Side of Nature — Art is Placed Center Stage in a National Park by Zachary Powers photos courtesy of Hot Springs Area Cultural Alliance Hot Springs is an art town – no two  ways about it. It’s home to great arts organizations like The Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs, Hot Springs […]

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19 Jul

Professor Tele

A Guitar Prodigy Learned the Hard Way by Josh Williams photography by Amanda Shelley Ledbetter Every once in a while, a person comes along and teaches you something that you might not have known. Maybe it’s something about a certain artist. Maybe it’s something concerning yourself that you were in denial about. Maybe it’s the […]

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29 Jan

Ghost Bones

A Haunting Local Talent That is Taking Our Region by Storm by Josh Williams photos by Amanda Shelley Ledbetter   They tell you to go to a 150-year-old Victorian style home perched on a hill overlooking historic Prospect Avenue, filled with all the chilly, creepy vibes that one would expect to find there. The floors […]

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29 Jan

Living Off Art

Carole Katchen Truly Embodies Painting Pictures of Success by Grace Anne Brown photography by Amanda Shelley Ledbetter   Since declaring my majors I have become accustomed to hearing laughter when I announce that I’m going to school for English and Art. The usual response is “You know that writers and artists don’t really make that much […]

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22 Oct

Beastman Caravan

Making Art That is Literally Skin Deep by Angie Ezekiel photography by Jeremy Rodgers Leather working is one of man’s oldest crafts. As soon as mankind started hunting, they started tanning the hides of their kills to keep warm, to provide shelter, and to fashion tools and decorations. Early societies learned to soften the leather and make it useful. As their techniques […]

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22 Oct

Sweet & Lowdown

Magnolia Sons, the face of the Motown Renaissance by J. L. James photography courtesy of Magnolia Sons Take the soulful Motown sound, add a big band horn section topped with a little ska salsa, and then garnish with wedding suits, bowties and go-go dresses; yields one wicked soul, rock and blues 10-piece big band experience. They call it Magnolia Sons. On Saturday Oct. 3 […]

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25 Jun

Leavin’ this City

Award winning musician Melissa Carper is heaven-sent and Arkansas bound Written by J. L. James Photography courtesy of Sad Daddy The bass Melissa Carper manhandles stands nearly a foot taller than she. Her raspy, classic country voice scratches and rises through whatever country, blues, folk or bluegrass melody she’s created for whichever of the several musical outfits to which she belongs. In May, she […]

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