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The Task of Giving

One might presume that giving is an easy thing. All would agree that it is rewarding, but to do it well might not be as easy as one would think. Aristotle once said, “To give away money is an easy matter and in any man’s power. But to decide to whom to give it and how large and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in every man’s power nor an easy matter.”

 

Luckily, those of us in Northwest Arkansas have Jody Dilday to turn to in that situation.

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Arts & Culture: It’s a Noisy Hall, Where There’s a Nightly Brawl & All That Jazz

Walton Arts Center has a real knack for bringing the ol’ razzle-dazzle when it comes to the musicals included in the P&G Broadway Series. This season is no exception, especially when it comes to Chicago, appearing Nov. 8-13 for eight performances.

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Arts & Culture: Crystal Bridges Celebrates 11 Years with Special Guests and Engaging Exhibitions

Here’s how you can celebrate the museum’s birthday this fall

 

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is celebrating what’s known as a Golden Birthday this November: The art museum turns 11 on 11/11.

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Sports: Top-Ranked Recruiting Class Has Hogs High in Preseason Polls

Eric Musselman has masterfully managed his roster in his three years as head basketball coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks.

He has skillfully selected and incorporated transfers each of the last two years and guided the Hogs to 53 total wins and back-to-back NCAA Tournament Elite Eight appearances.

Community: Making a Mark: New Amazeum Exhibition Celebrates the Process of Creating

 

Since its opening in 2015, the Scott Family Amazeum has been Northwest Arkansas’ driving force in championing the “Maker Movement” — a term that’s been rapidly gaining traction and attention, though its definition is often misunderstood and underestimated.

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Living Spaces: All in the Family

These empty nesters gladly turned their remodel over to Aesthetic State, which happens to be owned by their daughters-in-law

According to Rich and Tami Allensworth, when your daughters-in-laws have a design business and want to remodel your house, you say yes! Two of their sons’ wives, Christyna Allensworth and Alex Evans, own Aesthetic State, which has a unique approach to design. “Instead of calling what we do interior design, we call it ‘home personalization’ because everyone has a story that needs to be told in their home,” Christyna said. “We incorporate our feeling of modern organic into each one and personalize it from there. Across our body of work, you can see each one feels like the person that lives there.”

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Eats & Drinks: Bauhaus Biergarten

326 Holcomb St., Springdale | (479) 770-5552 | www.bauhausbiergarten.com

Now that Northwest Arkansas has officially settled into sweater weather and the holiday season is quickly approaching, I find myself simultaneously revisiting old haunts and seeking out new destinations. There’s a fine, delicious line that separates my desire for nostalgic comfort and my craving for exciting innovation in cuisine…and one hunger is no more important than the other. Somehow, the Bauhaus Biergarten, located in the arts district of Springdale, captures not only the exhilaration of fine culinary collaboration, but also the important virtues of place and home. 

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Health: U of A Speech and Hearing Clinic Adds Unique Interventions for Adults

 

The Speech and Hearing Clinic at the University of Arkansas has been open to the public for 52 years. Speech-language therapy services continue to be available for children, and unique interventions are now available for older adults, people with swallowing disorders, and even those who have experienced a brain injury. 

Students in the U of A Communication Sciences and Disorders program also benefit. Every year they gain advanced skills through hands-on training in the clinic.

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Arts & Culture: Arts One Presents Kicks Off Its Second Season 

 

In its first year under a new moniker, Arts One Presents wowed audiences with a contemporary take on the Shakespeare classic Romeo + Juliet and Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame. More than 140 members of the Northwest Arkansas community were involved in these productions, making up the cast, crew, musicians and volunteers. Partnering organizations and local businesses like Don Tyson School of Innovation, Pink House Alchemy and Pearl’s Books joined the efforts to engage communities through the power of art, connecting mediums of printmaking, literature and culinary arts to theater.