April 28, 2017

What you can expect at the Bentonville Film Festival



The Bentonville Film Festival is in it third year and continues to grow.  The festival will be held this year May 2nd through 7th.  We wanted to get the latest from the BFF office.

Jenna Farris had a chance to check back in with co-founder of Bentonville Film Festival, Trevor Drinkwater.  Check out what he had to say about BFF 2017!




  Single tickets are on sale and can buy tickets through the BFF app or their website    www.bentonvillefilmfestival.com .



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Local film finds its way to the Spotlight at the Bentonville Film Festival

Courtesy of Priscilla Tran
Painted Woman is a western produced locally by Chasing Sunsets Productions, a Northwest Arkansas based Production company.  This is their first feature film and already landed in the Spotlight Screening at the Bentonville Film Festival.  The film was shot in various places in Oklahoma.  Starring Stef Dawson (The Hunger Games Trilogy) David Thomas Jenkins (Return to the Hiding Place), Kiowa Gordon (Twilight Saga), with Matt Dallas (Kyle XY) and Robert Craighead (Tyler Perry's Too Close to Home). 
We had a chance to talk with associate producer, Priscilla Tran.  Check out the interview below.







You can find out more about this film by going to  https://www.paintedwomanfilm.com/ 

April 27, 2017

CW Finale Dates!


It's that time of year again, time for all of your favorite CW shows to finale.  Check out the picture below to find out what day your favorite show finales.  


KHBS/KHOG and The Arkansas CW back on DISH Network

Hearst Television announced that the signal for KHBS/KHOG-TV(ABC 40/29) & KHBS/KHOG-DT2 (THE ARKANSAS CW), and for the rest of its 30 television stations have been restored on DISH Network.

“We are grateful to once again have Hearst Television stations providing DISH customers the quality local and national programming which we invest so heavily to offer our local communities,” said Hearst Television President Jordan Wertlieb. “We are thankful to DISH subscribers and to our supportive advertisers for their extraordinary patience during this prolonged process.”



April 25, 2017

The Arkansas Anime Festival -River Valley Edition coming soon!

On May 26, 27 and 28th the Arkansas Anime Festival -River Valley Edition will be held in Fort Smith at the Fort Smith Convention Center.   so get your tickets now! (Click here for ticket information). 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:

Leah Clark, voice actress

Leah Clark is an American voice actor primarily associated with FUNimation productions.  She has done voices such as Mavis from Fairy Tail/Fairy Tail Zero, Mari on Yuri on Ice, Blair from Soul Eater, played voice of Carlita from the Pokemon movies and many more!  You can click here to find out more about Leah Clark.


Musical Guest:
International Rock Band from Japan, Kazha!
Kazha is a 3 piece rock band from Japan. Members of the band are lead singer and bassist Kazuha Oda, guitarist Hideki Matsushige and drummer Masaya Kondo.  Kazuha Oda has worked with world wide performers including Grammy award winner Bob James.  The band's work has appeared in iTunes top 100 charts in several different countries.  The band's first album was released in 2010 "Overture" and released a second album "Evolution" in 2013.  Click here for more on the band.


You can keep up with everything KAZHA by going to any of these links:



Author Ben Reeder

Ben Reeder is the author of a popular Demon's Apprentice series, the Zompoc Survivor series and Ash Fall.  You can find out more about Ben Reeder by clicking on this link.


Musical guest:
New Challenger
New Challenger is a hard rock band from Oklahoma City.   They will be performing a rock opera inspired by the Street Fighter series.  Click here to find out more about New Challenger.

Fan- Fiction Writer 
A.E. Taylor




Amy Elizabeth loves to write!  She is the admin of several Harry Potter themed fanfiction groups as well as a beta reader for other writers.  At A2F she will be talking about how  you can begin writing fanfiction and what it takes to make a great fanfiction story and much more.  For more about Amy go to http://arkansasanimefestival.com .  

The Arkansas CW Crew!

Meet the Arkansas CW Crew, get a free picture at our Superhero Photo Booth and chance to win prizes!

The Arkansas CW is also the home of hit shows such as Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Supernatural, Arrow, Flash, Reign, Originals, iZombie, Riverdale and The 100.  You can Click Here to find out more about The Arkansas CW.

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


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



The Arkansas Anime Festival is Arkansas' largest and longest running anime and gaming convention. 



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April 19, 2017

PLEASE WELCOME OUR NEW CREW MEMBERS!

We would like you to meet our two new street team members, Dustin Lynch and Jenna Farris! We want to thank everyone who applied and tried out for the crew auditions! We would have loved to have you all on the team but we could only pick two!  Welcome to the team!


April 14, 2017

The Crew visits the Museum of Native American History


As part of our Do The Ozarks Series, We had a chance to check out the Museum of Native American History in Bentonville, Arkansas.  It is Free to the Public and Handicap accessible. The Museum is located at 202 SW O Street in Bentonville.
The museum is divided into to five different time periods that will guide you through the changing lives of the Native American, seen through their artifacts.  There are relics that date back as far as 14,000 years.  



Dustin spoke with the Museum of Native American History Director Charlotte Buchanan-Yale.  Check out what she had to tell us about the museum!










From June 2nd through the 4th, 2017, The museum will be hosting a Native American Cultural Symposium.  They will have writers, performers, storytelling and outdoor film series. Guest will include Bobby Bridger, John Inmon, Joseph Marshall III, Jr. Mathews, Gayle Ross, Sam Scinta and Fulcrum Publishing.  There will also be a Native American Fashion Show. More information to come on this event.  You can check out their website at www.monah.us .





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Check out some of the photos from the museum below.  You can check out other Do The Ozarks Series by going to Dotheozarks.com

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April 7, 2017

The Museum of Native American History Participates in NWA Fashion Week


We had a chance to catch up with Charlotte Buchanan-Yale the Director of the Museum of Native American History here in Bentonville.  We spoke to her about their involvement and some of the jewelry worn during during the Northwest Arkansas Fashion Week runway shows. 


The Museum of Native American History is Free to the public to visit.  They are open  Monday- Saturday 9 AM to 5PM.  It is located at 202 SW O Street Bentonville, Arkansas.


Baseball is in full swing in Northwest Arkansas!



The NWA Naturals opened up the season last night in Springdale at Arvest Ballpark.  It was a great night for baseball, unfortunately the Naturals fell to the San Antonio Missions 4-0.  The night was capped off by The Arkansas CW Fireworks spectacular.

If you missed the fireworks last night don't worry, a second night of fireworks is schedule for tonight.  So cheer on the Naturals as they take on the San Antonio Missions, then end your night with a bang with The Arkansas CW Fireworks Spectacular.  If you can make it tonight there will be chances this season to catch The Arkansas Cw Fireworks Spectacular.  To find out when the next fireworks show is click here!







April 6, 2017

There is a lot going on with this year's Bentonville Film Festival!



The Bentonville Film Festival is in it third year and continues to grow.  The festival will be held this year May 2nd through 7th.  We wanted to get the latest from the BFF office.



Dustin had a chance to talk with co-founder of Bentonville Film Festival, Trevor Drinkwater.  Check out what he had to say about BFF 2017!



Multi-event passes are already on sale at their website www.bentonvillefilmfestival.com .  Single tickets will be on sale April 7th and you will be able to buy tickets through the BFF app that will available on Friday also.



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April 5, 2017

Do you have what it takes to be a part of the Crew?

The Arkansas CW Crew is looking to add a new member to its team!  Do you have what it takes to be a part of the Crew? Gifted with a special talent for entertaining?  Do you have charisma and a lot of personality?

We are looking for one individual that is outgoing, energetic and has the gift of gab and at least 18 years or older to become the fourth team member for The Arkansas CW Crew.  It's an opportunity that's fun and flexible and gives you a great community experience! 

This paid position puts you in the middle of the action at some of the year's biggest events. You will be meeting viewers form all walks of life and engaging fans online and in person.  

To apply complete one Arkansas CW Crew Audition application, Provide links for photographs and a 1 1/2 minute video on why you should be picked to be a part of the Crew.  (You can use your phone to record a message for your video and send to ssearle@hearst.com.)

Deadline to enter has been extended to April 12th, 2017.

Here is a taste of what it is like to be a part of The Crew!






Complete form:


Participation of Eligibility (*Required) to be completed and emailed to ssearle@hearst.com 


Opening Day at Arvest Ballpark!



Naturals vs. Missions
Thursday April 6th at 6:25PM
Gates open at 5PM. 


Cheer on the Naturals as they open up the season against the San Antonio Missions then end your night with a bang with The Arkansas CW Fireworks Spectacular on April 6 & 7th! Get your tickets now at Arvest Ballpark



April 4, 2017

iZombie Season Premiere Tonight



iZombie returns tonight at 8pm on The Arkansas CW!  Stars Rose McIver and Rahul Kohli tell us what we can expect on season three of iZombie! Check out the interview below!