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Shakespeare in the Park

by Tracy Courage While 13 may be considered an unlucky number, Arkansas Shakespeare Theater celebrates the start of its 13th season this month with a selection of the Bard’s works that embraces the theme of “Fate and Chance.”  “It wasn’t by chance that we chose this theme for our 13th anniversary,” says Rebekah Scallet, AST’s…

More Than Meets The Eye

By Tracy Courage  |  Photography by Edward C. Robinson III EXPERIENCE To experience Robison’s images as they were intended to be experienced, download his app “Eureka Springs Augmented Reality” by visiting the Apple iTunes or Google Play stores on your smartphone. The app is free to download! Once you have downloaded the app, open it.…

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Bountiful Blooms

By TRACY COURAGE // Photography provided by each location April is one of the most perfect times in Arkansas. It’s the beginning of spring when trees are greening, flowers are blooming, and summer’s heat and humidity are still a ways off.  The Natural State has numerous gardens where visitors can enjoy flora and fauna. Some…

Classical Meets Contemporary: Ballet Arkansas Celebrates 40th Anniversary

By Tracy Courage | Photography by Jamison Mosley  Ballet Arkansas, which got its start in 1978, has grown into Arkansas’ premier professional ballet company, and the organization shows no sign of slowing down. The 2018-19 season includes the largest company of dancers performing a more extensive repertory of work than ever before. On March 30,…

Memory Care

By Tracy Courage Memory loss can be a normal part of aging. But when it interferes with daily living, it may be a sign of something more severe. With more awareness of Alzheimer’s and dementia-related diseases, more people are now seeking medical help. “Anytime that you are concerned about memory loss, it’s not inappropriate to…

Mending Broken Hearts

At one time, replacing a faulty heart valve meant one thing: open-heart surgery followed by an extended hospital stay and a lengthy recovery. That’s no longer the case. Newer technologies have made surgery less invasive and recovery times much shorter. Hundreds of patients have undergone transcatheter aortic valve replacement, or TAVR for short, at CHI…

20 Best Museums

Winter is here, and now is the best time to take advantage of indoor activities offered at Arkansas’ many specialty museums. The Natural State has hundreds of museums that reflect its diverse offerings — from arts and culture, to history and military, to math and science to the whimsical, Arkansas has a museum to fit…

Living Sober

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]aroline Ford, a recovering alcoholic, has also experienced a change in the way people view a different mental illness – that of alcohol and substance addiction. It is what fuels her passion for helping others through her work as executive director of the Wolfe Street Foundation, Arkansas’ largest nonprofit resource for people recovering from alcoholism…