November 30, 2017

We found Christmas in Midtown in the middle of Silver Dollar City, It was Spectacular!

A new addition this year to Silver Dollar City in Branson is Christmas in Midtown.  The Crew found so much to see with the sun goes down in Midtown!  There are over 1.5 million led lights.  We had a chance to check it out for ourselves. Click below to watch what the night at Silver Dollar City in Branson has for you.



The Crew Checks out the lights!








Rides and Attractions during the Holidays at Silver Dollar City in Branson.

Even during the holidays the crew found out the rides continue for all ages!  Click on the interview below to watch what all is available during the winter months at Silver Dollar City in Branson.







November 29, 2017

The Showboat Branson Belle holiday cruise, fun for the whole family.

While The Arkansas CW Crew was at Silver Dollar City in Branson we ran into Cameron Hansen who spoke to us about what the holiday cruise is like on the Showboat Branson Belle.  So much to do and a great cruise for the whole family!  Click below to find out what you can do during the holiday cruise on the Showboat Branson Belle.





The Crew Stopped at Hillcreek Pottery in Silver Dollar City.

We had a chance to speak with Master Potter Jeff Walker while we were checking out Silver Dollar City in Branson.  Jeff joined Hillcreek Pottery in 2010 after being a visiting Craftsmen during the National Harvest Festival for 14 years .  We found a lot cool gift ideas at Hillcreek Pottery!  Check out below some of the new stuff they are creating at the Hillcreek Pottery.







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November 28, 2017

The Crew Goes on a Food Adventure at Silver Dollar City!



Our second stop on our holiday tour in Branson was Silver Dollar City!  The first thing the crew did was take a food adventure through Silver Dollar City with Food Specialist Joel Smart.  Check out their adventure below.  


The Crew had a taste from these vendors: Apple Dumpling stand, Kettle Corn stand, Cakes and Cones, Buckshot's Skillet Cookery, Molly's Mill Restaurant Holiday Buffet and a S'mores stand.

 The image to the upper right is their famous Chester's Kettle Chips.

Click on the video below to check out some delicious food!







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November 27, 2017

Bentonville Film Festival announcement, Passes are on sale now!




Bentonville Film Festival announcement!  Passes are on sale now! Read release below.

Passes and Badges listed below are on sale starting Monday, November 27th and will remain available until sold out (please note that some badges and passes are limited, so early purchase is encouraged!)


BFF 2018 is proud to feature its Legacy Film Series which highlights films that pioneered diversity on the big screen and changed the national dialogue, its Showcase Films featuring recognizable talent that are mission aligned, its Competition Films showcasing the work of up-and-coming creators, as well as Shorts & Episodic blocks. From blockbusters to indie films, BFF has you covered!

The festival also includes many Discussion Events designed to promote diversity, create dialogue and inspire action, presented by MARS.  The Coca-Cola Music Lounge will return with nightly music and entertainment events featuring well known, nationally recognized artists.  BFF will also bring back its celebrity series of events presented by L’Oreal.


Special Guests in 2017 included Meg Ryan, William H. Macy, Judy Greer, Patty Jenkins, Terry Crews, Jewel, countless independent filmmakers, and industry and corporate changemakers. BFF 2018 is already lining up Industry leaders who champion INCLUSION. Don’t miss your chance to be a BFF!

FESTIVAL PASSES AND BADGES ON SALE NOW INCLUDE:

10 EVENT PASS PACKAGE: Regular Price $150 / Early Bird Special: $135.00 (This package is on sale through 12/31/2017 at 11:59pm)

Your Event Pass gets you the following:

Right to reserve a seat for the pass holder at one (1) of the following events:
Movies (Competition, Showcase, Legacy, and Studio Premiere)
Discussion Events (Panels, Talks, Workshops)
Spotlight (Studio sneak peeks)
Select Celebrity Events
Music Events

WEEKLY PASS: Regular Price $275  

Your Weekly Pass gets you the following:

Right to reserve a seat for the pass holder at only twenty (20) of the following events for the week:
Movies (Competition, Showcase, Legacy, and Studio Premiere)
Discussion Events (Panels, Talks, Workshops)
Spotlight (Studio sneak peeks)
Select Celebrity Events


PATRON BADGE: Regular Price $775  

Your Patron Badge gets you the following:

Right to reserve a seat for the badge holder at forty (40) of the following events:
Movies (Competition, Showcase, Legacy, and Studio Premiere)
Discussion Events (Panels, Talks, Workshops)
Spotlight (Studio sneak peeks)
Select Celebrity Events
Music Events
Welcome Breakfast (limited to badge holder plus 1)
Filmmaker Happy Hour (limited to badge holder plus 1)
Access to the filmmaker Lounge (limited to badge holder plus 1)

FOUNDATION BADGE:  Regular Price $1,575  

Your Foundation Badge gets you the following:

Right to reserve a seat for the badge holder at sixty (60) of the following events:
Movies (Competition, Showcase, Legacy, and Studio Premiere)
Discussion Events (Panels, Talks, Workshops)
Spotlight (Studio sneak peeks)
Select Celebrity Events
Music Events
Welcome Breakfast (badge holder plus 1)
Filmmaker Happy Hour (badge holder plus 1)
Access to the filmmaker Lounge (limited to badge holder plus 1)
Opening Ceremony (badge holder plus 1)
VIP Pre-Award Show Party (badge holder plus 1)

Get your passes here at the Bentonville Film Festival website to order tickets and Click here for more information on the event. 



November 22, 2017

Crew heads to Branson! First Stop is the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center.



We had a chance to hang out in Branson this past week.  We stopped at the Andy Williams  Performing Arts Center, first and checked out their "Maxine's Christmas Carol" presented by Hallmark.  The show was awesome and we found the performing arts center a very interesting place to visit.  After the show we had a chance to catch up with Maxine and talk about the show.  Click on the link below to watch.  







We also had a chance to talk to Whit Privette about the Andy Williams Performing Art Center





You can go here for ticket and information on the holiday shows at the Andy Williams Performing Art Center.  Maxine's Christmas Carol is only showing through December 16th, Get your tickets now!






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We had a chance to check out Fashion Designer Ashley Little's Fall line

We had a chance to catch with local fashion designer and owner of Material Concepts Ashley Little. Ashley was a participant in the NWA Fashion Week Fall Show.  Ashley has been creating unique designs since she was a child.  Her new line was inspired by fall in northwest Arkansas.  Check out what below she had to say about her line and her photo gallery.


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Interview with Ashley Little Part 2




Interview with Ashley Little Part 3





Ashley Little's Fall Line at NWA Fashion Week Fall Runway Show




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November 16, 2017

Alba Botanica NWA Fashion Week Fall Show Hit the Runway

The Alba Botanica NWA Fashion Week fall show was held at the Drake Field in Fayetteville November 9th and 10th.  They had 13 designers plus boutiques walk down the runway.  Over the next week we will be posting each of the designers runways and interviews.  


NWA Fashion Week is now a 501c3 nonprofit organization.  Proceeds help fund the development and production opportunities for our local designers.  

For more information on how you can support NWA Fashion week go here: http://nwafw.com/  

NWA Fashion Week is a non-profit organization and this is their mission:  Northwest Arkansas Fashion Week (NWAFW) exists to highlight designers, artists boutiques and other creative professionals who are committed to building a vibrant, inspired creative community in Northwest Arkansas.  


The NWA Fashion Week gave out designers awards for the first time.  One award went to Richard Cotto, who won the "Incubator Award". It was for a Arkansas-based designer focused on all original design work that have been shown off at other Fashion Week Events.

A second award was given to designer Sara McGuigan (Love Zelda), she won the "Emerging Designer Award". This award was created for Arkansas designers in their first three years of  their Career that submit their original collection.  



Participating Boutiques and Designers:  Love Zelda, Couture Bridal, Junque Rethuque, Hello Luvvy, Alberti & Co. Bride N Groom, Aimz Designer, Rosie Rose Designer, Masons, Melonhopper, Rulli Torres, Rustic Mule, Felix Bui Couture, HEM Apparel, Material Concepts, She Said Yes Bridal, Cordale J, RC by Richard Cotto, Vesta's Boutique, Down Right Denim, Chavon Shree, Brittany Nicole.


Proud Sponsors of NWA Fashion Week Shows:

The Arkansas CW, ABC 40/29 TV, Ropeswing 3W Magazine and Maybelline New York.  Ropeswing, Paris Presents , Uptown Eyes Glassware Gallery, Signature Bank of Arkansas, CitiScapes Magazine, Power 105.7, Real Techniques, Olive Tree Salon, KUAF National Public Radio, DiaGeo and Wedington Family Dental.





November 7, 2017

Almost 1,000 Local Teenagers Eligible for "Attendance is the Key" Car Giveaway.

McLarty Daniel Automotive is in their 2nd year of acknowledging area high school students’ attendance achievements with the McLarty Daniel “ATTENDANCE IS THE KEY” car giveaway.  There is four participating schools Bentonville, Bentonville West, Rogers and Rogers Heritage.  There are almost 1,000 local teenagers eligible from first quarter for a chance to win the cars from all four participating schools. Last Saturday, eligible students who stopped by the dealership were given an extra entry for taken the attend2win pledge!  




November 6, 2017

The Crew Checks Out Walmart's Toyland in Bentonville



Walmart held it's yearly toyland event in Downtown Bentonville on Friday November 3rd.  Toy makers from across the country took part in the celebration to showcase the toys topping every child’s wish list for Santa this year. 


There was your favorite characters like The Flash, Transformers, Power Rangers, Car, children’s activities, food and an opportunity to test out the top toys of the season.  


We stopped by several tents checking out what new toys are hot this year and hanging out with our favorite folks!  Check out the video below with some of the cool stuff coming for this year's holiday season!

Walmart's Toyland!  Check it out!  

       



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