Find Vocal Acrobatics and Cultural Experiences at Walton Arts Center Spring Festivals
With two unique festivals scheduled, Walton Arts Center is the place to be this spring. The center is bringing back a perennial favorite festival — focusing on tight harmonies, vocal acrobatics and fun performances — as well as a second festival that explores one of the many cultural tiles that come together to make Northwest Arkansas unique and diverse.
SoNA Presents Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto on March 21
Symphony’s 65th Anniversary Season Returns to Walton Arts Center with Featured Solo Clarinetist Trevor Stewart
Principal clarinetist Trevor Stewart will bring his brand of poise and elegance to Mozart’s sublime Clarinet Concerto when the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas returns to the stage to continueits 65th Anniversary Season.
Under the baton of music director Paul Haas, SoNA will present Masterworks III: Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto on Saturday, March 21, at Walton Arts Center. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. in Baum Walker Hall.
Destination: Siloam Springs
Get off the highway and be surprised
Want to get out of town for several hours of fun without spending a lot of time on the road? About 35 miles west of Fayetteville and a few blocks off Hwy. 412, downtown Siloam Springs may surprise you with public art, a walkable pub crawl, food inspired from around the world, a scenic creek, open green spaces and many locally owned shops.
“Once visitors realize how easy it is to come to our quaint and historic downtown Siloam Springs, they will keep coming back for memorable outings,” says Kelsey Howard, executive director of Main Street Siloam Springs. “You can turn off the highway and drive a couple miles down East Main Streetor Mt. Olive Street. Picture this: hundred-year-old buildings, a winding creek with fountains, parks and trails for the whole family, and plenty of local gems for dining and shopping. It’s no wonder everyone in Siloam Springs agrees downtown is the heartbeat of our whole community.”
Spring allergy season is here – although for many, allergies never end. We asked the doctors at Hedberg Allergy & Asthma, with offices in Fayetteville and Rogers, for the 411 on allergy season – what causes an allergic flare-up and what can be done to treat or lessen those miserable allergy symptoms. Read on to find out!
Types of Allergies
Allergies are a type of inflammation — usually occurring in the nose, sinuses and lungs — that cause symptoms of sneezing, itching, congestion (stuffiness), drainage, coughing, etc. These symptoms can be due to many types of allergens, such as dust mites, molds, animal dander, cockroaches, trees, grasses or weeds.
Profile: Jenny and Dave Marrs
As Seen on TV
For years, HGTV has given viewers inspiration to transform something outdatedor neglected into something fresh and beautiful. Fixer to Fabulous, featuring Bentonville couple Jenny and Dave Marrs, first aired on HGTV in October 2019 and has proven to be a viewer favorite. The show’s success is due in part to the couple’s creativity and ability to transform dilapidated homes into designer homes, but it’s likely also due to the fact that Jenny and Dave are happy and engaging individuals – a perfect representation of the type of people Northwest Arkansas is made of.
Both Jenny and Dave agree that being in the national TV spotlight is something they would never have imagined for their lives. Dave grew up in Denver, Colorado, where his father was a homebuilder and auto mechanics teacher and his mother was an ER nurse.
Living Spaces: Colorful Creations
A Fayetteville homeowner finds peace and calm in her colorful, collected home
Interior design styles come and go, and then, years later, many of those styles return – only to fade once again. Though the progression of change doesn’t move as rapidly as, say, technology upgrades on our mobile devices, having a home that’s always on trend can be challenging. But homeowner and interior decorator Andrea Brooks says that the simplest way to handle the revolving door of what’s in and what’s out is to fill your home with items you love and that reflect your personality, regardless of the current fad.
“Trends have a place,” she says. “They keep things fresh and motivate people to try new looks. But there really are so many ways to incorporate a trend. For myself and when working with clients, I like to flip through a variety of magazines, and I follow people from all over the world on Instagram and Pinterest to get ideas. It may not be that you copy the exact look you see, but it might spark an idea for a way to make a certain style your own.”
Sports: “Finishing What He Started
Senior Adrio Bailey finds success on the road less traveled for the Hogs
To say March Madness has been a bit too sane in Northwest Arkansas over the past 20 years would be an outright understatement. Not since the bygone days of Hall of Fame coach Nolan Richardson has the University of Arkansas men’s basketball program been nationally relevant when the Big Dance rolls around.
Since 1999, the Razorbacks have tallied only three NCAA Tournament victories, all in the first round. For a proud fan base, where passion runs deep for Hog-calling diehards, those doldrums can take a toll on our emotions. And it’s not just about sports. It affects the collective morale of the region.
Eats & Drinks: Tula
Delicious Mexican cuisine created with fresh ingredients
I find Mexican cuisine to be as diverse, interesting and narrative in nature as any other on the planet. Aside from its accessible, chill vibe and delicious fare, perhaps the greatest virtue of Tula, the newest restaurant to open on the Fayetteville Square, is its practice of exposing familiar, traditional Mexican food in a completely new, re-energized way.
Tula quietly opened its doors in early January in a former bank building that myriad eateries have occupied over the years –including some of my favorites. Rest assured, at Tula it only took one sip, a single bite followed by a deep sigh, to make me feel right at home.
Spotlight: Homegrown Success Story Winning Awards Around the World
Never underestimate Chris Goddard, founder and principal designer of the Goddard Design Group and a Fayetteville homegrown success story. When Chris was just 23 years old, his first interior design project was featured in Architectural Digest.Flash forward to today, 30 years later, and his business has grown to become a global brand, consistently winning awards around the world.
In 2017 and 2019, Chris was named one of the Top 100 Designers in the World by Andrew Martin Interior Design Review.