Author archives: Kody Ford

Arts & Culture in Northwest Arkansas

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Northwest Arkansas has developed a solid reputation for its vibrant art scene over the last few years. The month of February looks exceptionally strong for visual art lovers as the major towns each have exhibits and venues worth exploring.  Here is a breakdown of what to expect. BENTONVILLE Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Crystal Bridges Museum o[...]

'The Humans' Opens at TheatreSquared

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One of the top Broadway plays of 2016 is coming to Northwest Arkansas. TheatreSquared will host a production of The Humans by Stephen Karam beginning on Jan. 24 and running Thursday-Sunday until Feb. 18. Tickets are on sale now from $17-$47 and can be purchased online or by calling 479-443-5600. The Humans was the winner of the 2016 Tony Award for Best Pl[...]

New Year’s Eve Looks to be a Wild Night in Fayetteville

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It's hard to believe that 2017 is almost at a close. Now the question remains – what will you do to ring in the New Year? In Fayetteville, you can find parties all along Dickson Street or Block. But the biggest party of all is downtown on the square for Last Night Fayetteville. For seven years, Arkansas’s largest New Year’s festival has celebrated the end[...]

Northwest Arkansas Theaters Offer Holiday Entertainment

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Once the lights are up, the tree is decorated and the presents are wrapped, you’re going to need something to keep busy during the holiday season. But do you really want to watch the same old Christmas specials? If you’re in Northwest Arkansas, you’re in luck, as many theaters offer great holiday specials for the stage. FAYETTEVILLE A traditional Irish ens[...]

Northwest Arkansas Fashion Week Returns

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Springtime doesn’t have a monopoly on fashion, so why should that be the only time to showcase it? NWA Fashion Week is back for its fall shows on Nov. 9  and 10 at Drake Field in south Fayetteville.  NWAFW - THE SHOWS will feature two nights of both designer and boutique runway showcases - 22 shows in total. Look for talent from across the state during show-[...]

Brunching in Northwest: Briar Rose Bakery and Deli

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In Brunching in Northwest, Kody Ford will explore and review Northwest Arkansas’ best brunch spots. This week, Kody brunched at Briar Rose Bakery & Deli in Farmington. Recently, someone asked me to name my favorite food. Without hesitation, I said cinnamon rolls. Now, mind you, this is not a part of my daily diet, lest I rely upon a Rascal electric sc[...]

The Reality Show: Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival Returns with Hollywood Icons Werner Herzog and Kathleen Turner

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or over a quarter of a century, the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival has served as a cultural touchstone for nonfiction filmmaking. In the past, the festival has hosted films by icons like George Takei. This year, they plan to turn up the heat. Hot Springs native and filmmaker Jennifer Gerber recently took over as the festival’s interim executive dir[...]