December 16, 2015

Happy Holidays!




Happy Holidays from The Arkansas CW Crew!


Thank you for Donating


Thank you to everyone who donated toys to go to the Northwest Arkansas Children's Shelter for children who have been abandoned, abused or neglected.  With your help we were able to raise over $3500 worth of toys.  We would also thank our sponsor RedwoodVentures LLC.
 
        






We would also like to thank Darby Bybee from 40/29 Get Ready Weather Team and Precision Fitness in Bentonville for their generous donations. 



Thank you for making the holiday season brighter for NWA children in need!


Local Toy Drive to Benefit NWA Children's Shelter



RedwoodVentures LLC and The Arkansas CW have teamed up to collect toys for the Northwest Arkansas Children's Shelter. 

Please help us by donating toys on Thursday December 17th from 2pm to 6pm at the Walmart Supercenter 4208 Pleasant Crossing Blvd in Rogers, Arkansas.   

Here is a list of items for area shelters' needs. Children's shelter wish list 

Help us bring holiday cheer to our local children's shelter!  

December 11, 2015

The National Circus and Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China Present Peking Dreams



The National Circus and Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China Present Peking Dreams United States Tour.  They are now at Walton Arts Center performing this Friday and Saturday December 11th and 12th.   

We had a chance to speak with the Artist Director Deng, Baojin today before their performance for area school kids. 

From left to right Harold Li, Wen Chen, Deng, Baojin and Drew Thompson at Walton Arts Center


Peking Dreams incorporates elements of acrobatics, Chinese circus and Peking Opera, and invites audiences into an artistic world full of history and wonder. The actors' flawless performance, colorful costumes and elaborate make-up will astound audiences with visual and aural treats.

Watch interview below.


We would like to thank Walton Arts Center, The National Circus and Acrobats of People's Republic of China and University of Arkansas Chinese Students & Scholars Association for assisting us in this interview.

Information provided by Walton Arts Center about The National Circus and Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China:

Peking (today known as Beijing), the capital of the People’s Republic of China, is a famous city with a history spanning 1,000 years and a wealth of precious Chinese cultural heritage, including the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace and the Temple of Heaven. Acrobatic art, Chinese circus and Peking Opera are Chinese cultural treasures that are beloved among the people of Peking. These art forms combine music, acrobatics, performance, mime and dance, and share many similarities with Western culture. Foreign tourists walking along the streets or strolling through the parks of Peking can often hear natives singing beautiful Peking opera, see them playing diabolo or see them performing other acrobatics.

December 10, 2015

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend / Jane the Virgin Golden Globe Nominations


Congratulations to Rachel Bloom of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Gina Rodriguez of Jane the Virgin. Both ladies snagged a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical.

You can catch Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Jane the Virgins Mondays starting at 7pm on The Arkansas CW.

The National Circus and Acrobats of the People's Republic of China


The National Circus and Acrobats of the People's Republic of China perform at Walton Arts Center, December 11-12.

Incorporating elements of traditional acrobatics, Chinese circus and Peking Opera, this distinguished group invites you to enjoy colorful costumes, elaborate make-up and visual and aural treats.  See them perform unique and inventive acts, such as Great Teeter-board, Grand Flying Trapeze, Group Contortion and other astonishing acts of agility.

For tickets and information click here! 

November 24, 2015

Legends of Tomorrow Trailer


Here is a first look at the highly anticipated new show DC's Legends of Tomorrow from The CW!



DC's Legends of Tomorrow premieres on Thursday, January 21st at 7pm on The Arkansas CW. 

Mid-Season Schedule


The CW Network has released it's primetime mid-season lineup and there are a few changes that you need to know about.  

The lineup for Monday through Wednesday will stay the same, the changes start on Thursday.  On Thursday, January 21st The CW will premiere the Arrow/Flash spin-off Legends of Tomorrow at 7pm followed by the season premiere of The 100 at 8pm

The fan favorite The Vampires Diaries and The Originals will move to Fridays, starting January 29th.  

To make room for these changes Reign will air it's winter finale on January 22nd and return at a later date.

November 23, 2015

40/29 and The Arkansas CW Feeding Hope Turkey Drive!



The Arkansas CW Crew, 40/29 News anchors, reporters, station volunteers and Feeding Hope Turkey Partner's collected Turkeys Friday to help feed local families in need this holiday season.


We want to thank everyone who donated at designated Walmarts in both Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley!  We had 2, 992 turkeys donated by viewers and by Butterball! Plus, Ocean Spray donated 2,000 cans of cranberry sauce.  




40/29 and The Arkansas CW is working with both the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank, Samaritan Community Center and the River Valley Regional Food Bank.  

40/29 and The Arkansas CW Feeding Hope Turkey Drive is a community outreach initiative developed with the support of Walmart, The River Valley Regional Food Bank, The Northwest Arkansas Food Bank, Samaritan Community Center, Land O'Lakes, Ocean Spray and Butterball.

November 18, 2015

The Flash / Arrow Crossover


Heroes joined forces on a two episode crossover event on The Arkansas CW.  The crossover introduced new characters and laid the ground work for the highly anticipated DC's Legends of Tomorrow.  




November 16, 2015

Walton Arts Center 10x10 Arts Series: The Clown Princes of Silent Comedy


Paragon Ragtime Orchestra presents "The Clown Princes of Silent Comedy". Tuesday, November 17th at 7pm at Walton Arts Center.

The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra (PRO) is one of the world's foremost silent film accompanists and the world's only year-round, professional ensemble re-creating "America's Original Music".

In this program, the PRO will accompany a screening of three short films starring Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd.



This all a part of Walton Arts Center's 10x10 Arts Series. A bold and diverse series of what's happening in the arts today.  From music, to dance, to film and more, the 10x10 Arts Series transforms an audience into a community of exploration, discussion and learning.

For tickets and more information go to:
waltonartscenter.org/



November 9, 2015

It's time for the Arkansas Anime Festival in Springdale!




It's time for the Arkansas Anime Festival in Springdale!  This Weekend!  Get your tickets now!  On November 13th, 14th and 15th the Arkansas Anime Festival will be held in Springdale at the Holiday Inn Convention Center.  The Arkansas CW is proud sponsor of Arkansas Anime Festival!  Plenty of fun activities for everyone! Cosplay contest, artists, vendors, video and table top competition.

For more information on event schedules and how to get your tickets go to www.arkansasanimefestival.com 


Fall guest are:
Voice Actress Michele Knotz

Michele is a voice actress in a popular anime series you may all too well "Pok√©mon"!  Other anime rolls you might know her from are Hajime Yagi in The World of Narue, Takako Kawashima in Shootfighter Tekken  and many more you can click here to read more about Michele Knotz.





Voice Actor Steve Staley
Steve is known for voicing Kamui Shiro in X, Neji Hyuga in Naruto, Toshiro Hitsugaya in Bleech and many more click here to read more about Steve Staley.







Other featured guest:

E.M. Ervin  
A consumer of fantasy and science-fiction literature, gamer and prankster.  Her book Wake up Call: Book 1 of the Nasaru Chronicles and she is currently working on second book.  You can click here to learn more.




Ben Reeder

Self-published novels in the zombie and paranormal genres, all which have made the top 100 in their genres.   You can learn more about him and his novels by clicking here.




Cosplay Guest:  Never After

Never After, a cosplayer, artist, and a girl who loves to help out anyone around her.  Her love and pride in making her costumes by hand has brought her numerous awards in contest showcasing her sewing skills. clicking here.



You can find a complete list of guest by clicking here.




The Arkansas CW Dance Party jump starts Friday night at 8:30 pm then slides into the rave at 9:30 on November 13th. The Arkansas CW Crew will be there along with featured DJ our very own DJ Shelbtronics! 

The Arkansas CW is the home of well received shows such as Supernatural, Arrow, Flash, Reign, Originals, iZombie and Vampire Diaries.  


Get your tickets now! For tickets and other event information go to  Arkansas Anime Festival Website now!



November 2, 2015

We want to thank everyone who came by the adopt a pet event at the Bentonville's Farmers Market



We want to thank everyone who came by our booth and visited with The Arkansas CW Crew and Pedigree! We also want to thank Bella Vista Animal shelter for hanging out with us at the Bentonville Farmers Market in downtown Bentonville.  A special thanks for Pedigree for covering the adoption fees.  We help find homes for four (4) dogs and one (1) cat!  If you are interested in adopting a pet you can call the Bella Vista Animal Shelter at 855-6020.

Check out some of the photos from the event below!!  We had a great time meeting everyone and their furry friends!





October 26, 2015

Real Men Wear Pink Zumba Party



Dustin sits down with Ben Hasan at Walmart headquarters and talks about the Real Men Wear Pink campaign.


Help Ben Hasan raise funds for the American Cancer Society with a 60 minute Zumba class. Have fun and dance as you help the fight against cancer.

Saturday October 31st at 10:30 a.m.
Downtown Nutrition NWA
204 W. Walnut, Rogers AR

Join in to inspire hope and awareness to help those facing this disease.  We encourage everyone to make a donation to the link below or bring your donation to the door, 100% of all donations will go to the charity. This is an event for everyone, bring your friends and family!

Click here to donate!

October 20, 2015

Help us adopt out local pets Saturday October 31st!



We have teamed up with Pedigree to help adopt out local pets on Saturday October 31st from 8am to 11 am!  It will be held in the Bentonville Square in downtown Bentonville at the farmers Market.  Pedigree has agreed to pay for the pet adoptions made during our event from 8 am to 11 am.  The Arkansas CW Crew will see you!

October 12, 2015

Crew Member Dustin Williams speaks with award winning actress Gina Rodriguez.



The Arkansas CW Entertainment Reporter Dustin Williams sat down with award winning actress Gina Rodriguez.  In The CW’s Golden Globe nominated comedy series “Jane The Virgin,” Gina Rodriguez stars as Jane Villanueva, whose meticulous life plans are suddenly turned upside down when she is accidentally artificially inseminated.

You can catch Jane The Virgin on Monday nights at 8 p.m. on the Arkansas CW! Check out what she had to say about the award winning show and cast members!





JANE THE VIRGIN is produced by CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television, in association with Electus, with executive producers Jennie Snyder Urman (“Emily Owens, M.D.”), Ben Silverman (“The Biggest Loser”), Gary Pearl (“10.5: Apocalypse”) and Jorge Granier (“Que el Cielo Me Explique”). 

Crew Member Dustin Williams speaks with cast members for the new series "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"


The Arkansas CW Entertainment Reporter Dustin Williams spoke to Rachel Bloom, Santino Fontana and Vincent Rodriguez III.  All from the new series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend on the CW Network.  

In The CW’s new comedy “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” Rachel Bloom plays Rebecca Bunch, a successful, driven, and possibly crazy young woman who impulsively gives up everything – her partnership at a prestigious law firm and her upscale apartment in Manhattan – in a desperate attempt to find love and happiness in that exotic hotbed of romance and adventure: suburban West Covina, California. (it’s only two hours from the beach! Four in traffic). 

Check out what the cast members had to say:








You can catch Crazy Ex-Girlfriend on Monday nights at 7 p.m. on the Arkansas CW. 



CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND stars Rachel Bloom (“Robot Chicken”) as Rebecca; Santino Fontana (“Frozen”) as Greg; Donna Lynne Champlin (“The Good Wife”) as Paula; Vincent Rodriguez III (“Hostages”) as Josh; Pete Gardner (“Project X”) as Darryl; and Vella Lovell as Heather (“Three Dates”). From CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television, CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND is also executive produced by Bloom, along with Aline Brosh McKenna (“The Devil Wears Prada”), Marc Webb (“500 Days of Summer,” “The Amazing Spider-Man” films), and Erin Ehrlich (“Awkward”).

Crew Member Dustin Williams speaks with cast members Xiomara and Rogelio from Jane the Virgin.





The Arkansas CW Entertainment Reporter Dustin Williams sat down with Andrea Navedo and Jaime Camil.  In The CW’s Golden Globe nominated comedy series “Jane The Virgin,” Andrea Navedo plays Xiomara, Jane’s (Gina Rodriguez) young and hip mom, who wants her daughter to have all the opportunities she wasn’t given.  Jaime Camil plays Rogelio, a famous telenovela actor, who gets unexpected news from Xo (Andrea Navedo) about being Jane’s (Gina Rodriguez) father.






You can catch Jane The Virgin on Monday nights at 8 p.m. on the Arkansas CW. 


JANE THE VIRGIN is produced by CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television, in association with Electus, with executive producers Jennie Snyder Urman (“Emily Owens, M.D.”), Ben Silverman (“The Biggest Loser”), Gary Pearl (“10.5: Apocalypse”) and Jorge Granier (“Que el Cielo Me Explique”). 

The Arkansas CW Entertainment Reporter Dustin Williams spoke to Ivonne Coll and Yara Martinez. Ivonne Coll stars as Alba, Jane’s (Gina Rodriguez) tough as nails, but loving grandmother.  Yara Martinez stars as Dr. Luisa Alver.






You can catch Jane The Virgin on Monday nights at 8 p.m. on the Arkansas CW. 


JANE THE VIRGIN is produced by CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television, in association with Electus, with executive producers Jennie Snyder Urman (“Emily Owens, M.D.”), Ben Silverman (“The Biggest Loser”), Gary Pearl (“10.5: Apocalypse”) and Jorge Granier (“Que el Cielo Me Explique”). 

Crew Member Dustin Williams speaks with cast members for the new series "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" in L.A.


The Arkansas CW Entertainment Reporter Dustin Williams spoke to Donna Lynne Champlin and Peter Gardner from the new series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend on the CW Network. 

In The CW’s new comedy “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” Donna Lynne Champlin plays Paula, the nosy, head paralegal at the law firm Rebecca joins in West Covina.  Once she discovers the real reason Rebecca has come to town: love, Paula becomes Rebecca's best friend and worst enabler.
 Peter Gardner plays Darryl, Rebecca’s boss at a West Covina law firm.  Darryl grew up in Orange County and considers himself very cultured and intellectual, a cut above the usual West Covina resident. He loves Rebecca because she is smart and well-educated, and he thinks she gives his firm instant credibility.






You can catch Crazy Ex-Girlfriend on Monday nights at 7 p.m. on the Arkansas CW. 



CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND stars Rachel Bloom (“Robot Chicken”) as Rebecca; Santino Fontana (“Frozen”) as Greg; Donna Lynne Champlin (“The Good Wife”) as Paula; Vincent Rodriguez III (“Hostages”) as Josh; Pete Gardner (“Project X”) as Darryl; and Vella Lovell as Heather (“Three Dates”). From CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television, CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND is also executive produced by Bloom, along with Aline Brosh McKenna (“The Devil Wears Prada”), Marc Webb (“500 Days of Summer,” “The Amazing Spider-Man” films), and Erin Ehrlich (“Awkward”).

Dustin Williams sat down with Justin Baldoni, Yael Grobglas and Brett Dier.







The Arkansas CW Entertainment Reporter Dustin Williams sat down with Justin Baldoni, Yael Grobglas and Brett Dier.  

In The CW’s Golden Globe nominated comedy series “Jane The Virgin,” Justin Baldoni stars as Rafael, the rich, hotel owner who has an on-again, off-again relationship with Jane (Gina Rodriguez), as well as a baby.  Grobglas stars as Petra, the scheming ex-wife of a rich hotel owner.  Brett Dier stars as Michael, a detective with the Miami Police Department, who would like nothing more than to get back together with Jane (Gina Rodriguez.)





You can catch Jane The Virgin on Monday nights at 8 p.m. on the Arkansas CW. 


JANE THE VIRGIN is produced by CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television, in association with Electus, with executive producers Jennie Snyder Urman (“Emily Owens, M.D.”), Ben Silverman (“The Biggest Loser”), Gary Pearl (“10.5: Apocalypse”) and Jorge Granier (“Que el Cielo Me Explique”). 

September 28, 2015

Do The Ozarks with The Arkansas CW Crew: The Crew stops by the NWA Escape Room in Fayettevi...

Do The Ozarks with The Arkansas CW Crew: The Crew stops by the NWA Escape Room in Fayettevi...:


The Arkansas CW Crew stop by to try out their inner sleuth at the new NWA Escape Room located in Fayettelle, Arkansas.  Click on the link above to check it out!

JOIN US FOR THE YOUTH TALENT COMPETITION TONIGHT IN FORT SMITH!!!!




15 lucky finalists will be performing in the Expo Center building on fairgrounds in Fort Smith at Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair Talent Competition today at 6:30 PM!  Come join us for some great entertainment!  See you there!

September 15, 2015

KONSPLOSION 2015!



Konsplosion 2015 was held this past weekend at the Fort Smith Convention Center!  We had a blast and wanted to thank everyone for stopping by and talking to us at the CW booth and for attending the CW Dance Party!  We will be posting below some of the fun from the weekend including an interview with Johnny Yong Bosch.




Roaming interviews with Konsplosion guests! 




September 11, 2015

Konsplosion Underway!

Pik-A-Chu adventures at Konsplosion begins!

Konsplosion this weekend!!   Stop by the booth and visit with The Arkansas CW Crew.  Grab a FREE photo with your friends and don't miss the CW dance party Saturday night at 9 pm!  

August 21, 2015

Join the Crew at Konsplosion 2015!




On September 11th, 12th and 13th 2015, Konsplosion will be held in Fort Smith Convention Center.  We are so excited about Konsplosion's special guest Johnny Yong Bosch! 



Johnny got his start as Adam Park the Black Ranger, Green Zeo and Green Turbo Ranger.  You might also know him Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach, Albert in The Count of Monte Cristo and many more!  You can click here to read more about Johnny Yong Bosch. 



Musical Guest for this year's 2015 Konsplosion is Eyeshine!  Eyeshine is an American edge rock band.  They have toured worldwide and self produced over 11 albums.   Their music was also chosen for promotional use in the Call of Duty Endowment project in 2013.  If you would like to read more about the band just click here.  

Other featured guest:

E.M. Ervin who is a consumer of fantasy and science-fiction literature, gamer and prankster.  Her book Wake up Call: Book 1 of the Nasaru Chronicles and she is currently working on second book.  You can click here to learn more.



Ben Reeder
self-published novels in the zombie and paranormal genres, all which have made the top 100 in their genres.   You can learn more about him and his novels by clicking here.



Returning Guests: Bound by Fire



Returning for 2015, A high energy stage show Bound by Fire!   Click here to learn more.



The Arkansas CW Dance Party will kick off Saturday at 9:00 pm on September 12th.   The Arkansas CW Crew will be there along with featured DJ our very own DJ Shelbtronics! 

The Arkansas CW is the home of well received shows such as Supernatural, Arrow, Flash, Reign, Originals, iZombie and Vampire Diaries.  

This is one Konsplosion you don't want to miss out on!  Get your tickets now! For tickets and other event information go to konsplosion.com!   



  





August 7, 2015

It's Time for the 2015 Youth Talent Competition!



Don't miss your opportunity to showcase your talent at the 2015 Youth Talent Competition at the Arkansas & Oklahoma State Fair!  
The Arkansas CW and the Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair want to see you shine!  If you have the passion to perform...show us what you got!
Deadline for Entries September 13th, 2015.
15 lucky finalists will be chosen for a chance to perform in the Expo Center building on fairgrounds at Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair Talent Competition on September 28th, at 6:30 PM!

August 3, 2015

Congratulations to Dustin and Kaitlyn-two newest members of The Crew!



We want to thank everyone who tried out for the Arkansas CW Crew!  We would like to congratulate the two newest members of the Crew...Dustin Williams and Kaitlyn Floyd!  

July 27, 2015

Vote Now!!


We are looking for outgoing, self-motivated, energetic individuals with big personalities and excellent people skills to join our promotional street team!

We are down to four finalists and we need your help!  

Go here to watch entries and cast your vote!


July 23, 2015

Mott's and The Arkansas CW Backpack Giveaway!




School is almost here!  Mott's and The Arkansas CW want to help your child get ready.
The Arkansas CW Crew powered by Dr Pepper will be giving out 400 FREE backpacks filled with items donated from Mott's and the Dr Pepper Snapple group, Walmart, Crayola and Avery.
Your child must be present and proof of being on some kind of government assistance or on your local school free lunch program is required for your child to receive a bag.  
This will take place on Saturday, August 1st starting at 9:00 AM located in the back parking lot of Walmart Store #1 (2110 W Walnut St in Rogers, AR.)  
There is only 400 backpacks once they are gone the event will be closed down.