Tag Archives: Walton Arts Center

The best live shows in Northwest Arkansas in 2014

December 31st, 2014 at 12:33 pm

I made a goal of going to more shows in 2014 than I did the previous year. I accomplished that goal, and remembered both why I go to shows (I love them, and they transport me to wonderful places) and … Continue reading

Counting down the year, slowly

December 22nd, 2014 at 10:17 am

If this post could be compared to a social gathering, we’re at the handshake and hug portion of the evening. You know, the part of the evening where you’re getting ready to leave, but you want to make sure to … Continue reading

Going Mediaeval

December 9th, 2014 at 1:27 pm

I doubt many Christmas concerts feature songs performed in the Medieval French language. But not every Christmas concert is one offered by the Mediaeval Baebes, an all-female act from England. They’ll perform in that ancient language, and also in Cornish … Continue reading

Jazz up your Christmas

December 5th, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Holiday songs might sound easy to play, with those beautiful, easy-to-recall melodies. But that’s far from the truth, says accomplished saxophone player Ted Nash. He has performed with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra for 16 years, and he says the … Continue reading

Christmas with Clint Black

December 3rd, 2014 at 1:49 pm

There’s a distinction between a “Christmas” concert and a “Christmastime” concert. It might be a slight one, but it’s one Clint Black wants to make. A Christmas concert would probably only feature Christmas songs. He’s more familiar with the latter … Continue reading

A lesson on swearing and pop songs with The Dan Band

November 21st, 2014 at 11:39 am

Appropriately, The Dan Band started as a joke. Dan Finnerty decided to sing Helen Reddy’s “I Am Woman” at a karaoke bar. Soon after that, a friend asked Finnerty to jump onstage before her and repeat the process because she … Continue reading

Small instrument, big sound: Jake Shimabukuro and the ukelele

November 14th, 2014 at 12:37 pm

Ukeleles are cute. Particularly in the world of folk pop music, the ukelele is something that adds a little brightness or color to a song, but rarely serves as the leading attraction. But when Jake Shimabukuro plays his ukelele, it’s … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with The Dirty Guv’nahs and more

November 14th, 2014 at 5:03 am

All anyone wants to talk about is the weather. And I get it. It’s cold. But, it’s not as cold as it is in say, Denver, and we wouldn’t normally complain about mid-20s temperatures, unless they directly followed 70 degree … Continue reading

Not so standard: The sounds of the New York Standards Quartet

November 7th, 2014 at 10:51 am

When the members of New York Standards Quartet decided to start playing together after a gig at Smalls Jazz Club in New York City, they had two goals in mind. The members wanted to be a band, and not just … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with ticket sales and more

November 7th, 2014 at 5:03 am

Here’s what Wakarusa looked like last year. Tickets for this year’s event go on sale today. When the Razorback are off for a weekend, like they are this one, it seems like everyone else makes sure to host events. This … Continue reading