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Year 300 a big one for N.O.

posted: 02/18/2018 2:08 a.m. Discuss

The Big Easy is celebrating a big birthday this year: 300 years since New Orleans was founded.

Travel in Europe: Smart cruisers skip ship's excursions, peak hours

posted: 02/18/2018 2:07 a.m. Discuss

Last year I spent two weeks on a Mediterranean cruise, filming a one-hour TV show that will present an honest look at the pros and cons of cruising and will equip travelers with the knowledge they need to be smart cruisers.

Permanent Collections

posted: 02/18/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

Northwest Arkansas enjoys museums that collect and interpret art, history, politics, retail and more. Here are some of them:

As Many Giggles As Scares

posted: 02/18/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is coming to Arts Live -- but director Jason Suel says the story of the eerie headless horseman might lack just a little of the scare power it has packed in other renditions of the legendary tale, thanks to Mark Landon Smith's witty adaptation.

Best Bets

posted: 02/18/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

Feb. 18

Flights Of Fancy

posted: 02/18/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

Cahoots NI returns to the Walton Arts Center Feb. 25 with a visual treat for families. The Northern Ireland children's theater company first visited in 2016 with its production of "Egg," and now the actors are back with a fresh tale of silliness, adventure and empathy -- all non-verbal.

FYI

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Feb. 18 (Sunday)

Poetic Possibilities

posted: 02/18/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

To begin at the beginning:

Personified

posted: 02/18/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

Tell us about your organization: Since 1959, Bost has been providing choices and opportunities in Arkansas for individuals with developmental and related disabilities so that they may live, work and play in the community.

EX-ETIQUETTE: Son a well-kept secret

posted: 02/18/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

Q. I've recently struck up a friendship with a guy I lived with five years ago. I left when I was pregnant and never told him. Our son is now 4, and after recently seeing my ex, I think I should tell him that Randy is his son. At our last meeting, things got sort of flirty again, and I think Valentine's Day might be a good time to get his attention. What's good ex-etiquette?

Club news

posted: 02/18/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at Foghorns Restaurant, 2221 W. Walnut in Rogers. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. The Sons of Union Veterans is a fraternal organization dedicated to honoring the heritage of those who fought for the United States during the Civil War. The meeting is open to all.

Local notes

posted: 02/18/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

CBCO issues

AT OUR BEST: Patrons, artists preview Soul

posted: 02/18/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

The George Billingsley Northwest Arkansas Razorback Club's annual Signing Day on the Hill on Feb. 7 was an opportunity for many Razorback fans to meet new head football coach Chad Morris and hear about the 2018 recruiting class.

The Eureka Connection

posted: 02/18/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

Mike Fleming grew up in St. Louis, went to college in Columbia, Mo., and has lived most of his adult life in Nashville, Tenn. But coming back to Northwest Arkansas to play at the Faulkner Performing Arts Center is still a lot like coming home. Fleming, now a standup bass player with the Grammy-winning Steeldrivers, performed at the one of the country music shows in Eureka Springs from 1981 to 1988, lived at Holiday Island, and he and his wife had their first daughter at the hospital in Springdale.

Packing Peanuts

posted: 02/18/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

The George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond, Mo., is as unique as the man it memorializes. Born during the Civil War, Carver was the first African-American to attend Iowa Agricultural College -- now Iowa State University -- let alone earn bachelor's and master's degrees there. And he was the first to have a national monument dedicated to him, just a few months after his death on Jan. 5, 1943.

Louder And Prouder

posted: 02/18/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

Arts Center of the Ozarks will be featuring the exhibit "Vox Femina II" through March 28. This will be the second time Autumn Brown and Eve Smith, ACO's director of visual arts, have co-curated an all-female art exhibit. Both women agree that increasing exposure for female artists is crucial.

LIVE! in NWA

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Feb. 18

Roll For The Save

posted: 02/18/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

To all appearances, Emma Aprea is a tattooed and pierced 24-year-old, a bartender and freelance photographer.

Big changes: Arkansas Flower and Garden Show moves to State Fairgrounds — and into March

posted: 02/17/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The 27th annual Arkansas Flower and Garden Show brings big changes. Instead of the last weekend in February, this year the show is on the first weekend in March, and for the first time, it won't be in downtown Little Rock.

Ex-atheist who wrote 'Case for Christ' to appear in Little Rock

posted: 02/17/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

Author, professor, speaker and teaching pastor Lee Strobel will be the second featured guest Tuesday at "City Center Conversations: Conversations About God, Life, and Faith in the City" at Little Rock's Statehouse Convention Center.

STEADFAST AMID STALEMATE

posted: 02/17/2018 2:25 a.m. Discuss

MARIB, Yemen -- Along a narrow road in Yemen choked by natural gas tankers and heavily armed soldiers lies an ancient temple neglected and threatened in a nation now at war.

Rodney Slater to speak at Bethel AME

posted: 02/17/2018 2:24 a.m. Discuss

Rodney Slater, the former U.S. Secretary of Transportation; and C. Dennis Edwards of Little Rock will speak at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 815 W. 16th St., in honor of its Men's Day on Sunday.

Religion Calendar

posted: 02/17/2018 2:24 a.m. Discuss

Faith United Methodist Church, 9820 W. Markham St., will have Lenten Lunch-Ins Wednesdays through March 28 at noon in the sanctuary, with a light lunch afterward in the Fellowship Hall. (501) 225-4286.

On Religion: Faith trumps divisive politics at prayer breakfast

posted: 02/17/2018 2:23 a.m. Comments 4

In the world of woke Twitter, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana is a white-supremacist, fundamentalist, homophobic NRA lackey who has tested God's patience by opposing gun control.

Survivor who led charge in Nassar case targets church

posted: 02/17/2018 2:22 a.m. Discuss

Rachael Denhollander's children recently asked her a question that continues to show her the cost of coming forward against sports physician and convicted sex offender Larry Nassar, a campaign which has given her a platform to speak out about a sexual abuse scandal in Sovereign Grace Ministries, a network of churches mostly based across the United States.

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