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Profile: Kate Mamiseishvili

Leading with Care

Kate Mamiseishvili’s life experience is probably quite different than that of the students she represents as dean of the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas, but that experience leads her to work even harder to provide national prominence through local impact.

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Arts & Culture: NORTH: A Performance Rooted in History, Music


Ashli St. Armant is bringing her debut theatrical production, NORTH, to Walton Arts Center’s stage this month. NORTH is a musical for kids and families. Set in the 1850s, the story is based on actual accounts of slave escapes through the Underground Railroad network as well as St. Armant’s family history of overcoming slavery in Louisiana. 

Arts & Culture: Space Makers: Indigenous Expression and a New American Art Opens at Crystal Bridges This Spring


On April 13, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art will open a new exhibition, Space Makers: Indigenous Expression and a New American Art. The installation will take a deeper look at the mid-century American art movement known as the Indian Space Painters. It will examine the relationship between non-Native painters, the Indigenous visual and material culture that inspired them, and artists from the modern Native art movement who expanded upon such creative explorations through their own visual heritage.

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Entertainment: Kick Off Outdoor Concert Season at the Walmart AMP

All your favorite musicians are coming to the Walmart AMP this summer, and it all kicks off this month. From classic country to hard rock to alternative rock, find the perfect concert for everyone.

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Community: Rogers Public Education Foundation Names 2024 Honorees

The 12th annual Wall of Distinction luncheon recognizes new inductees and a Legacy Award recipient

The Rogers Public Education Foundation has chosen two honorees to be added to its Wall of Distinction. The RPEF will also present its 2024 Legacy Award. 

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Sports: NWA Naturals Set to Enter 16th Season with New Look on the Field

The Royals’ Double-A affiliate has altered its color scheme and unveiled a new set of logos


With the 16th Opening Day in franchise history April 5, the Northwest Arkansas Naturals will be sporting a slightly new look when they take the field at Arvest Ballpark.

Eats & Drinks | Local Flavors with Fran Free

A wellness guru shares recipes for healthy living

Spending an afternoon in the kitchen with health guru, entrepreneur, adjunct professor and avid DIY-er Frances Bernice Free (also known as Fran), one can’t help but take a second look at the opportunities we have to make our own community better, smarter and healthier.

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Community: Embracing our Beloved Community

The Northwest Arkansas Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Council has grown and flourished in tandem with our corner of the state. What started out almost three decades ago as an area-wide Recommitment Banquet each January to honor King has become an annual event that now includes additional opportunities for everyone in the region to interconnect and celebrate our diverse community.


Education: Reaching for the Stars

Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences finds great success

As Arkansas residents prepare for this year’s rare total solar eclipse, thoughts of space are on the minds of many. But for University of Arkansas graduate students and professors at the Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences, extraterrestrial exploration plays a major role in their lives every day.

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Living Spaces: Healthy Living

This Fayetteville couple created an artful space that’s healthy as well as a relaxing place to come home to


Fran Free and her husband, Dennis Nelms, believe that good food, good sleep, low stress and plenty of movement are the keys to a healthy lifestyle. They’re teaching that philosophy to their three kids, ages 15, 14 and 11. “What they do with it is up to them, but they’re getting a good head start,” Fran said.



Outdoor Living: Sweeten Up Outdoor Spaces with the Pantone Color of the Year


With the celebration of Peach Fuzz, PANTONE 13-1023, Pantone marks the 25th anniversary of its Color of the Year program. The company describes the color as “a compassionate and nurturing soft peach shade conveying a heartfelt kindness, whose all-embracing spirit enriches mind, body and soul.”



Destination: Starry, Starry Night               

Planetarium Treehouse | 22457 E. War Eagle Road | Springdale


If you haven’t already heard about the Planetarium Treehouse in Springdale, then prepare to be amazed by this heavenly gem on War Eagle Road at Beaver Lake. Make note of it in the vacation section of your brain for a future getaway.

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