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January 5, 2023

Arts

SoNA Continues Season With "Mother And Child" Performance This Weekend

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas

Let the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas pull all your heartstrings this Saturday, Jan 7, at 7:30p in a performance that explores the love that exists across time between a Mother and Child.

  • Be still my heart: Experience the joyous notes of the show's namesake piece, Mother and Child, composed by William Grant Still, the first African American composer to be performed by a major symphony orchestra and heralded as the "Dean of African American Composers."
  • A mother's cry: The SoNA Singers will lend their voices to Leonard Bernstein's popular choral work, Chichester Psalms, and the haunting sounds of Henryk Górecki’s Symphony of Sorrows will be performed with help from award-winning soprano Miriam Khalil.

Get your tickets HERE before this becomes SoNA's fourth sold-out performance in a row!

Real Estate

Northwest Arkansas Projected As A Top 10 Real Estate Market For 2023

NWA Daily

The National Association of Realtors projected the Northwest Arkansas metro at #4 on their top ten list of real estate markets to watch in 2023.

  • On the rise: The information industry in Northwest Arkansas rose at twice the rate of the nationwide average in 2022. As an emerging tech hub that has remained relatively affordable, the real estate market will likely hold steady if not continue to rise.
  • Measurables: NAR determined its top 10 list based on various indicators, including housing affordability, the number of renters capable of affording median-priced homes, job and population growth, and other metrics.

Read the full report HERE.

Business

Medical Device Company In Fayetteville Receives $1.25m In Series A Funding

Lapovations

Lapovations, a medical device company out of Fayetteville, raised $1.25m in Series A funding, exceeding their $1m goal by 25% thanks to eager investors.

  • Ab day: Lapovation's flagship product is the AbGrab, an innovative device designed to lift the abdominal wall during laparoscopic surgeries, making the procedure less invasive and reducing complications.
  • Fifty-pack: AbGrab officially launched in October 2022, and the company has since expanded across eight states with a sales team of 50 representatives and plans to add at least 75 more within the year.

Read more on Talk Business & Politics HERE.

Events

The Fayetteville Farmers' Market Kicks Off Winter Markets Series

NWA Daily

The farmers may be cozied up for the winter, but the market is still open! The Fayetteville Farmers' Market begins its winter markets series this weekend, and as usual, you can shop vendors online for curbside pickup.

  • Inside: Indoor Saturday Markets at the Fayetteville Senior Center take place each weekend, Jan 7 - Mar 11, from 11a-3p, offering seasonal produce, baked goods, handcrafted items, and more.
  • Online: Orders placed on the Online Market each week between Sunday 6p and Wednesday 6a can be picked up curbside at the Fayetteville Public Library each Thursday from 4:30-5:30p.

Find more details in the Fayetteville Flyer HERE.

Sponsored by the NWA MLK Council

Northwest Arkansas MLK Council Hosts 27th Annual Recommitment Celebration

NWA Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Council

The Northwest Arkansas Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Council invites the public to the 27th Annual MLK Recommitment Celebration at the Fayetteville Public Library on Saturday, Jan 14, from 5-9p.

  • Recognition: Enjoy dynamic local entertainment and celebrate the recipients of the 2023 Salute to Greatness Award along with high school and college scholarship recipients.
  • Dreamkeepers: Focusing on the theme of Disruptive Love: The Foundation of the Beloved Community, the event will feature an intimate conversation with one of America's leading thinkers, Dr. Cornel West.

Purchase tickets for the event HERE.

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