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Arkansas Chef Named Semifinalist for James Beard Award

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Executive chef Matthew McClure of The Hive at 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville has been named a semifinalist for the 2018 James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards in the Best Chef: South category for the 5th year in a row. The full list of semifinalists can be found online. Established in 1990, and often referred to as the “Academy Awards of food,” t[...]

'Flipped' Tells of Journey From Tragedy to Triumph

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Flipped, the tale of an Arkansas family’s powerful journey from tragedy to triumph, was released last week, along with a corresponding resource website for those struggling with similar experiences. The book details the journey of Northwest Arkansas’ Tommy Van Zandt and his family following a tragic neck injury that left him paralyzed. The book is written[...]

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[...]

Sacred Space

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By Kody Ford | Photos by Kat Wilson Northwest Arkansas artists bring a 300-foot-long wall to life with new mural on College Avenue. As Arkansas comes to embrace public art as not just an urban adornment, but rather a true way of expressing the culture, it seems like almost every week photos pop up on Instagram or Facebook of a new project. Fayetteville[...]

'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[...]

Fat Bottomed Girl's Cupcakes to Add Second Location

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Hot Springs-based Fat Bottomed Girl’s Cupcake Shoppe announced this month that the business is planning to add a Northwest Arkansas location. Fat Bottomed Girl’s, which was featured in season two of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, has been in the Spa City since November 2011, according to the shop’s website. The shop is located at 120 Central Avenue, in the [...]

Fort Smith Celebrates 200th Birthday

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Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Fort Smith has extra cause to celebrate on Christmas Day with the kickoff of its year-long bicentennial celebration. The initial event is set for 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 25 at the Fort Smith National Historic Site, located at 301 Parker Ave. Re-enactors will portray the landing of [...]

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[...]

Culinary "Road Trip" Includes Stop in Arkansas

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Katherine Stewart, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism A new cookbook highlights American cuisine in a novel way: by dipping a spoon into the foodways of all fifty states. America: The Cookbook is an encyclopedic journey that explores the nation's main arteries — fried chicken, apple pie — and back roads (mashed wild wapato or ackee di[...]