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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun September 14, 2014

Annual jazz festival opens Tuesday in Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS — “There is no rock, no blues. Just jazz, true to the tradition of the music from Dixieland, big bands and fusion. Most of the big festivals don’t do that,” said Gretchen Taylor, executive director of the Hot Springs Jazz Society. The group of the city’s jazz enthusiasts, with more than 300 members, has for 20 years attracted jazz musicians from across the country to perform in the Hot Springs Jazz Festival. The 23rd edition... READ MORE

Relic show provides closer look at Civil War

BENTON — This year has been a time of remembrance throughout the state and especially in Saline County.

Artist: Home demonstration clubs inspiring CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

ARKADELPHIA — Local artist Katherine Strause paints from a woman’s perspective. When she learned about the “home demonstration” clubs that have flourished in Arkansas for more than 100 years, she found a new source of inspiration.

Salt Bowl divides Saline Countians, not teaching couple MEREDITH SCOTT/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Football season is finally upon us — the Christmas of athletics in America. For the residents of Benton and Bryant, a new season and school year bring another opportunity for the rival schools to duke it out on and off the playing field.