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'Arkansas Culture and Characters'

Crystal Bridges to open contemporary art space in downtown Bentonville

The New York Times was delivered the scoop by the Walton family on their latest addition to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (and Bentonville) — a new contemporary art space in a former Kraft cheese factory on E Street downtown.
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Riverfest plans changes next year

Riverfest, the Memorial Day weekend festival that started as an arts-focused event with a heavy emphasis on kids, is transforming itself into even more of a music festival.
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Texarkana whiz kid fused the atom at 14 plots his next move

Great read from the Guardian on Taylor Wilson, the 21-year-old Texarkana native who fused the atom at 14, the youngest ever to do so (an English 13-year-old later beat the record.

Common Core takes flight

From KAIT: “The Common Core has really been talking about mixed methods of teaching,” one student said. “Quail could be used as a way to talk to them about math and science and the incubation and things like that and how to integrate that into the classroom.”
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Here comes Huck

God is telling him: "Run Huck, Run!"

Bill Valentine, former Arkansas Travelers general manager, dies at 82

Bill Valentine, formerly general manager of the Arkansas Travelers, died this morning in Little Rock at 82. He'd been in failing health.
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Renaud brothers win Peabody for 'Last Chance High'

Little Rock filmmakers Brent and Craig Renaud have won a Peabody Award for "Last Chance High," their eight-part series for Vice News online.

Camden woman, 116, now reportedly world's oldest living person

With the death of 117-year-old Misao Okawa of Osaka, Japan. Gertrude Weaver of Camden, born July 4, 1898, has been officially recognized as the world's oldest living person, at 116 years, 8 months and 28 days old as of today.
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Huck hypocrisy

Mother Jones points out this morning, as Max did earlier this month, that Mike Huckabee probably isn't the one to be lecturing Hillary Clinton on government transparency, recounting a saga familiar to longtime readers.

Hot Springs scores high in barbecue

Hot Springs hits a national list for its barbecue offerings.
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Mike Huckabee threatens to leave GOP over insufficient bigotry, but still has time to endorse Bruce Westerman

Mike Huckabee is sick and tired of the Republicans waving the white flag of surrender on discrimination against gay people. He's mad as hell and he's not going to take it anymore.

Restored Johnny Cash Boyhood Home opens to visitors tomorrow

The Dyess Colony Museum and Johnny Cash's restored boyhood home will be open for visitors tomorrow after a restoration project that began in early 2012.
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