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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville is featuring a new exhibition titled “American Made: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum." The museum is based in New York. The collection of paintings, quilts, furnishings, and amusements, which opens to the public July 2nd, reflects the American experience as it evolved from the Revolutionary War through the early 20th century. 

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Willi Carlisle is a multitalented performer. He is a member of the Artists' Laboratory Theatre, he is a noted square dance caller in northwest Arkansas, and he is also a multitalented musician. His new EP, titled "Too Nice to Mean Much," will be released July 30 at Ryleigh's on Dickson Street in Fayetteville.

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