Behind the Scenes

August 4, 2021

Arts & Culture

Nothing Like the Symphony

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The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SONA) recently announced its 2021-22 season with 6 performances starting in November.

  • Sound of music: The pandemic hit the mute button on SONA's 2020-21 season, but that's not stopping classically innovative sounds from spilling out of the symphony.
  • For the next song: From Mozart and Beethoven to Majestic Mahler, each performance brings a unique blend of instruments and symphonies that celebrates what SONA has learned over the last year.

You can listen to what SONA has in store for its 2021-22 season HERE.

Community

Maple Street Makeover

The City of Fayetteville and the University of Arkansas are planning a $6.4m revamp of a six-block area of Maple St. between Garland Ave. and the Razorback Greenway.

  • Streetscape: After remaining in the planning stages for several years, local leaders submitted the project plans to the USDOT for financial aid.
  • Long street short: The plans include solving several safety concerns by expanding the sidewalks and adding a bike lane that runs parallel to Maple St., linking campus to the greenway.

You can read the full Maple St. Grant Application HERE.

Entertainment

Move Over Hollywood

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Locals caught a glimpse of Hollywood in downtown Springdale yesterday - Actors Martin Lawrence (main actor in Bad Boys) and Melissa Roxburgh (in Star Trek Beyond) were filming outside of Mr. Taco Loco on Emma Ave.

  • Lights, camera, action: The two stars seemed to be sporting police wear and had spectators wondering if these shots will have anything to do with the Bad Boys 4.
  • Ironic timing: The 7th Annual Bentonville Film Festival also kicked off yesterday, celebrating the "diverse and unique voices and stories" of the region.

Find out more about the surprise visit and the Bentonville Film Festival HERE.

Sponsored by My HR Professionals

Teach Me How to HR

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HR is a key component to any business, but it can be difficult to manage, especially for small businesses. My HR Professionals takes care of the HR and payroll needs of customers across the nation, acting as their HR departments.

  • Much to learn, you have: My HR Professionals is looking to pass along some of its wisdom to businesses in the area with its upcoming event - Teach Me How to HR.
  • The deets: The lunch event, held at Home2 Suites in Springdale, will take place on Aug 19 from 12-3p.

If you or your company need to brush up on your HR knowledge, you can register for the event HERE.

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