Hangin’ with Rodney

Rodney Carrington is brash, raw and has a bit of a mouth. But more than that, he’s honest. The comedian is traveling next week from his home just outside of Tulsa, Okla., to the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers for a night of stand-up that he calls “truthful comedy.” “This act is all new, … Continue reading Hangin’ with Rodney

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Identity: a Discovery

Amy Tan didn’t expect to be a best-selling author. “I sent two or three of my stories to the New Yorker, mostly to get that rejection letter that would signal to end that story and begin a new one,” she said. “I would pin that rejection letter on my bulletin board. I had a whole … Continue reading Identity: a Discovery

“Jerry! Jerry!”

His name is a chant, and his talk show is a hoot. He is one of the biggest faces in sensationalized daytime talk and a host to guests whose on-camera kerfuffles would make Spartacus proud. But he won’t be bringing any of those “Springer” moments to Northwest Arkansas, he says. Jerry Springer is once again … Continue reading “Jerry! Jerry!”

Busted!

As it turns out, if a mouse crawls out of a hollowed-out dung ball, it will spook an African elephant walking nearby. Sometimes things are surprising and life can be a bit unpredictable, but for engineer and special effects artist Jamie Hyneman, that's half the fun. Co-host of the Discovery Channel show "Mythbusters," he says that … Continue reading Busted!

Dog Day Night

This ain't Star Wars, and he's no Boba Fett. But Duane Chapman, aka Dog the Bounty Hunter, is known for his determined and successful tracking of some of the country's most notorious criminals. He rose to fame (or infamy, as some would describe it), in 2003 with the capture of Andrew Luster in Mexico and … Continue reading Dog Day Night

Barefoot in Blue Jeans

Jake Owen, one of country's most popular singer-songwriters, will be bringing his Days of Gold tour to the Walmart AMP in Rogers next week as part of a whirlwind 75 city tour charming audiences throughout the United States and Canada. But for Razorback fans, there might be a problem. "I'm a huge football fan! Florida … Continue reading Barefoot in Blue Jeans

Good Vibrations

Tommy Chong says a stoned audience is the worst audience to play to. And he would know. Over nearly 50 years in the business of hemped-up entertainment, he and comedy partner Richard "Cheech" Marin have performed all over the world, promoting a lifestyle that doesn't exactly make the audience particularly responsive. "It's hard to keep … Continue reading Good Vibrations

This is How They Roll

"Baby, you a song. You make me wanna roll my windows down." Country music fan or not, these opening lyrics lead many to break out singing "Cruise," a summer anthem released in 2012 by Florida Georgia Line, skyrocketing the young country duo to international fame. "It was life changing," says singer Brian Kelley. "It was … Continue reading This is How They Roll