I’m still trying to figure out who, what, when and why an improvised explosive device wound up in the woods of Madison County? But the long, slender white device wrapped in tape and with four legs about three inches long was laying there in plain sight, found by a hiker in the Wildlife management area [...]View Post
In addition to a ton of Mardi Gras events — check out nwaonline.com/whatsup for a complete list — here’s some other things happening this weekend: Earl and Them — A collective of some of the most experienced musicians in Northwest Arkansas, blues rockers Earl and Them are scheduled for two shows in the coming days. [...]View Post
Hard to believe that baseball season is upon us, especially considering there was snow on the ground as recently as Tuesday morning.
But it’s going to be nice (relatively speaking) this weekend, so may I suggest going out and listening to some live music?
The Austin, Texas band Atomic Duo’s website comes with a slight warning: The duo may be playing folk songs, but there are no cozy feelings. Instead, the group returns to Fayetteville armed with songs “deeply immersed in Americana and old-time string band music” but with “intrepid puck rock conviction,” the band says. The duo plays tonight (Feb. 17) at the Smoke & Barrel Tavern in Fayetteville. Start time is 9 p.m. Admission is $3. Also on the bill is the Grisly Hand Band.
See you at a show or two?View Post atomic duo, austin, books, group, nightbird-books, nwa music news, smoke, smoke & barrel tavern
The Arkansas Agriculture Department announced today it is accepting applications for proposals to make Arkansas specialty crops such as fruits, vegetables, floriculture and nuts more competitive. Applications will be considered for inclusion in Arkansas’ grant proposal for funds provided by the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program administered by the Agricultural Marketing Service of the U.S. [...]View Post Agriculture
Consumer Reports released this article today detailing a study by researchers at Dartmouth College that found arsenic in some foods that use organic brown rice syrup as sweetener, including infant formula and cereal bars. The majority of the detected arsenic, a contaminant often found in rice, was the type that is known to be a [...]View Post health care
Just got this press release on an exhibit opening in April. I was excited! “Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs, 1851–1939,” a groundbreaking exhibition of extraordinary objects representing the pinnacle of science and artistic ingenuity, opens April 14 at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Mo. On show through [...]View Post
It’s hard to find a Leftover Salmon live track under 6 minutes. This one, “Breakin’ Thru,” clocks in at about 9 minutes.
How does one describe Leftover Salmon? Here’s how the band from Colorado does it: “the originators of the “Polyethnic Cajun Slamgrass” genre. Whatever that might be.
Perhaps it’s best to learn for yourself, which can be done when the band comes back to Fayetteville for a show on April 13, a Friday, at George’s Majestic Lounge.
The show begins at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and are $20.View Post colorado, fayetteville, friday, george's majestic lounge, industry, leftover, leftover salmon, music industry news, polyethnic, whatever
Arvest Bank announced today that Lisa Ray will become the president and chief executive officer of Arvest Bank in Springdale on April 1, the role that Dennis Smiley is surrendering to become president and chief executive officer of Arvest Bank in Benton County. Ray is president and CEO of Arvest Bank in Siloam Springs. Ray [...]View Post Arvest
Mike Huckabee, the former GOP Governor, presidential candidate and Fox TV commentator/political pundit, appears to be packing the pounds back on after dropping scores of pounds a few years back. Hey, I’m not criticizing, just observing what lots of others are bound to be seeing right along with me. So governor, if you’re reading (which [...]View Post
The neighbors on our western border are moving ahead with a proposed bill that says human life begins at conception. In fact, the state senate already has passed the measure and it’s now headed to the House where it’s expected to pass. I can’t say I blame them for taking this approach, or anyone else [...]View Post