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You’re probably familiar with William Grant Still as a major figure in the world of classical music and opera. Still, who grew up in Little Rock, broke barrier after barrier in his career as an African-American composer: first to have a symphony performed by a major orchestra, first to conduct a major orchestra himself, and …
It may be a short month, February…but it’s not short on things to do in the Arkansas Delta! There is a quote from cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead that has been a favorite of mine for decades: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing …
Plato wrote “Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” Music is the soundtrack of our lives. In January, two great musical performances are being offered in the Arkansas Delta. Three Dog Night dominated the …
Wintertime is eagle-watching season, and January brings events and opportunities to go eagle-spotting in Central Arkansas! The main attraction this month is Petit Jean State Park‘s annual Eagle Awareness Weekend, which takes place Saturday and Sunday January 14-15, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We talked to park interpreter BT Jones, who outlined some of the …
I can’t think of a more appropriate place for a quilt trail than Stone County in Arkansas. The county seat is Mountain View, which bills itself as the “Folk Music Capital of the World.” It’s home to Ozark Folk Center State Park, America’s only park dedicated to Ozark folkways. Pioneer arts and crafts are practiced …
These three museums in Northwest Arkansas have gift shops that are so nice in their offerings they could stand alone. But, it would be a shame to miss the museum part, so make time to do it all and then take home a piece of the experience. Museum of Native American History Buy jewelry here. …
December in the Arkansas Delta is a magical time. This month brings holiday music events and beautiful light displays, all guaranteed to get everyone in the holiday spirit. The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Philip Mann, presents Home for the Holidays at the EACC Fine Arts Center in Forrest City on Dec. 3. …