The Early Bird Gets The Worm

December 15, 2022

Sponsored by Walton Arts Center

Tootsie Coming To Walton Arts Center This January

Walton Arts Center

The comedy-musical Tootsie will help kick off the new year at Walton Arts Center with eight hilarious shows running from Jan 17-22.

  • Tootsie role: This laugh-out-loud love letter to the theater tells the story of Michael Dorsey, a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until one show-stopping act of desperation lands him the role of a lifetime.
  • Rave reviews: Come experience this fresh new take on the 1982 film and see why it's being called a "musical comedy heaven" by Rolling Stone and "the most uproarious new musical in years!" by The Hollywood Reporter.

Surprise the comedy lover in your life with tickets for Christmas! Get yours HERE.

Economy

Northwest Arkansas Contributes To State's Future Mobility Goals

Walmart

Last week, the Arkansas Council on Future Mobility delivered the Arkansas Future Mobility Report outlining goals to make the state the global leader in the future mobility sector by 2030, and our little corner of the state will be a key contributor to that end.

Read more about the Future Mobility Report on Talk Business & Politics HERE.

Community

Sam Dean Shares His Experience As Executive Director Of The Amazeum

NWA Daily

Over 1.6m people have visited the Scott Family Amazeum in Bentonville since it opened in 2015. Executive Director, Sam Dean, joined the team at KUAF to share his story and what he sees in the museum's future.

  • All in: Ten years ago, Sam Dean was drawn to Northwest Arkansas by the exciting work happening to develop what has since become the Scott Family Amazeum. He shared his experience and why he sees Northwest Arkansas as a special place to continue investing.
  • Creativity abounds: In the coming years, the museum plans to increase its science programming, expand the facility to accommodate more design-rich experiences, and provide more programs for teens and adults.

Listen to the full KUAF interview HERE.

Community

Fayetteville's Rental Market Among Most Competitive In The Nation

NWA Daily

RentCafe recognized Fayetteville as the hottest small-sized rental market in the U.S. in a recent report on the most competitive rental markets of 2022.

  • Occupied: Fayetteville saw a record-high occupancy of 98.3% and has a lease renewal rate of 76.1%, making it difficult for prospective renters to find an apartment.
  • Line out the door: On average, a vacant unit in Fayetteville takes only two weeks to become occupied, and it's estimated there are 28 potential renters for every 1 apartment.

Read the full report HERE.

Events

Early Bird Tickets Available For FreshGrass Music Festival

NWA Daily

Early bird tickets are on sale now for FreshGrass | Bentonville, a two-day bluegrass festival coming to The Momentary in Bentonville, May 19-20.

  • Music and more: Along with a fantastic lineup of artists like Caamp, Mavis Staples, and Sierra Ferrell, the festival will include family-friendly activities, local food and drink, local vendors, and more.
  • Stocking stuffers: Tickets are on sale at early bird prices until Jan 10! Not a bad gift idea for the bluegrass and roots revival fan in the family.

Get your tickets HERE.

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