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art, music, and theater

Former Bartlett author debuts novel, ‘Rooted’

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Idabel Allen’s fresh voice in in literary fiction is bringing a new, vivid novel to Amazon.com and other online booksellers on May 2. “Rooted” will be available in trade paperback and in both Kindle and Nook formats. The former Bartlett resident has two other works under her belt and another currently being considered by a […]

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‘Master of the Mind’ takes BPACC stage

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Author debuts ‘Just One Kiss’ on April 18

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A Memphis author’s erotic romance novel debuted earlier this month. “Just One Kiss” by B.B. McNeil became available on April 18. McNeil provided a summary of the plot and its two main characters. Leah Simone Bradshaw just arrived in Washington, D.C., hoping to put miles between her new life and the relationship turmoil left behind […]

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Bartlett student in All-State Band

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The wonder of ‘Willy Wonka’

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Bartlett youths kept the onstage fun flowing last weekend with multiple performances of “Willy Wonka — The Musical.” The production ran March 23-26 at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center. Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka followed enigmatic candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, as he staged a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious […]

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Youthful workers impress as they prep for ‘Willy Wonka’

The Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center is preparing for this weekend’s production of “Willy Wonka — The Musical.” The performance opens on Thursday, March 23, and runs through Sunday, March 26. Performance times are 7 p.m. March 23-25 and 2:30 p.m. March 26. Tickets are $10. “This is the second BPACC production that I have […]

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Gettin’ our kicks on ‘Route 66’

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“Route 66,” a musical comedy revue of 1950s hits, splashed across the stage at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center for two performances Friday. The dashing male dancers and singers coaxed a local resident on the stage with them for a dance and a song before returning her to the audience. The show was […]

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Suspicions ignited: ‘Crucible’ tells tale of Salem’s fears, grudges

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Bartlett High School actors in Puritan garb took to the stage of the Panther Playhouse March 2-4. They were acting out a community’s rising suspicions and long-held grudges that caught fire in 1692’s Salem, Mass. In their performance of Arthur Miller’s 1963 classic play, “The Crucible,” they showed how the line can blur between truth […]

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Bartlett High presents ‘The Crucible’ March 2-4

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The Panther Playhouse at Bartlett High School presents “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller. Performances are at 7 p.m. March 2-4 on the Panther Playhouse Mainstage at Bartlett High School. In the insular, Puritan community of 1692 Salem, Mass., a group of young girls are found dancing in the woods and immediately fall ill. When no […]

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Southern Whimsy to host devotional book signing

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Coffee, good friends, encouragement, spices, essential oils and lots of inspiration fill the pages of a recently released devotional book by Lynn U. Watson. Southern Whimsy gift shop in Bartlett is hosting a book signing for this local author on Saturday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In The Essence of Courage, the […]

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The sound of Arlington

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Pickin’ up steam

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