Crescent Dragonwagon, award-winning author of more than 50 books across five genres, returns to the Ozarks to teach a food writing class at Brightwater Culinary Institute

Dragonwagon's insight to the complexities and nuances of culinary writing provide a catalyst for a meaningful conversation and exploration of "the stories that are burning to be told." 

University of Arkansas

The University of Arkansas New Music Ensemble incorporates students from across the music department and focuses on performing recent compositions. This week, Ensemble director, Jamal Duncan, sat down with KUAF's Katy Henriksen to preview the upcoming performance.

The concert is Friday Dec. 1 at the Faulkner Performing Arts Center. Visit music.uark.edu for more information. 

courtesy of Jordan Haynes

The Huge Lightning Comedy Festival is back for a second year. Organizers and married couple Hope and Jordan Haynes will once again bring a wide variety of regional and national comedic acts, as well as musicians and other performers, together for a weekend of fun in Fayetteville.

This year's festival will take place April 20-22 at Path Outfitters on the Fayetteville Square. Haynes had the idea for the festival when he moved back to Fayetteville after spending over four years in the Chicago, he said.

Katy Henriksen


Although Stage 18 has quietly hosted shows, events and art nights since last November, the new performing arts venue just off the downtown square in Fayetteville celebrates its grand opening  this weekend with free all-ages events.