Americans spend more than 33 hours per week watching video across the screens, according to the latest Nielsen Cross-Platform Report. But how they’re consuming content — traditional TV and otherwise — is changing. Demonstrating that consumers are increasingly making Internet connectivity a priority, 75.3 percent pay for broadband Internet, up from 70.9 percent last year; [...]View Post
Hamburg-born pianist, composer, educator and conductor Ratko Delorko, described by UA music professor Jura Margulis as “one of the most versatile musicians of our time,” will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 23) at the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall at the university. Delorko’s concert activity has taken him into the major German concert halls, Margulis [...]View Post
The Kansas-based group Deadman Flats is back on the road after a brief hiatus and touring with a new member — Brody Buster, a harmonica player. Deadman Flats plays a blend of fast-paced newgrass/Americana and has been doing so for about five years. The group performs at George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville tonight (Feb. 21) for that venue’s Fat Tuesday celebration. Joining them will be the fellow Kansans of Dumptruck Butterlips. The show begins at 9 p.m. Admission is $5.View Post brody, buster, concert, dumptruck, industry, majestic, majestic-lounge, show
Arvest Bank today released results of its mortgage lending and servicing activities in 2011. The bank reported an 8 percent increase in purchase money mortgages, from $553 million in 2010 to $598 million in 2011. In contrast, the Mortgage Bankers Association projected 2011 purchase loans to be down 14 percent nationally. “As the state’s largest [...]View Post Arvest, banking, mortgage
Laissez les bons temps rouler! It’s Fat Tuesday! Krazo Krawl The annual pub crawl in Eureka Springs starts at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Pied Piper Tavern and winds down Main and Spring streets. WHEN — Rendezvous at 4 p.m. Tuesday WHERE — Pied Piper Tavern in Eureka Springs COST — There is no charge [...]View Post
Walmart posted strong sales numbers of $122.3 billion, an increase of 5.8 percent, for the retailer’s fiscal 2012 fourth quarter. Sales at Walmart U.S. stores rose 2.4 percent to $72.8 billion, the company announced Tuesday morning.The company’s fiscal year ran Feb. 1 to Jan. 27. This also marked the second consecutive quarter Walmart U.S. posted [...]View Post earnings, retail, Walmart
How refreshing it is (downright historic) to see leaders from our rural state’s two metropolitan regions spend time together hashing over topics ranging from education to economics and tourism. Two dozen people representing the nonprofit Northwest Arkansas Council and Fifty for the Future from the Little Rock Chamber of Commerce in central Arkansas, each group [...]View Post
The Northwest Arkansas Advertising Federation presented its 2012 ADDY Awards for advertising creative excellence Saturday at the UARK Bowl. This annual dinner and awards presentation was attended by over 90 individuals of the local advertising and media businesses, according to the press release. Of the 128 entries received by the federation, 19 Gold ADDY Awards, [...]View Post advertising
Cody Ray Slaughter remembers his audition for a spot in the touring production of “Million Dollar Quartet” well. It was his first-ever audition, after all.
He left the audition shaking — and not in the way that Elvis Presley, the character he wanted to portray, became so famous for.
Slaughter assumed he wouldn’t get the role. He assumed wrong.
The 20-year-old Harrison native and longtime Elvis impersonator joined the cast for its first national tour last year. He continues in his role as Elvis, and will return to Arkansas for a series of eight shows that begin Tuesday (Feb. 21) and continue through Sunday (Feb. 26) at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville.
The show revolves around a real-life chance meeting of four legendary performers: Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis. All four crammed into Sun Studio in Memphis, Tenn., in late 1956. Slaughter performs as Elvis, singing many of his hits, such as “Hound Dog.” Other performers re-create the roles of the other performers.
At a creative conversation at the Walton Arts Center a month ago, Slaughter told a small crowd how excited he was to return to Arkansas and about his fascination with Presley, which started at an early age. You can learn more about Slaughter and his interpretation of Presley if you read my story in What’s Up! from Friday [Note: Subscriber content].
Tickets to the show range from $39-$49 and available by calling 443-5600 or through the venue’s website.
We’ll see you at the show.
Bonus: Here’s Slaughter performing as Elvis (although it should be noted this clip isn’t part of the touring musical):
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The Better Business Bureau warns accountants a new phishing email scam using the BBB name and email address. This latest scam uses a BBB.org email address in conjunction with the American Institute of CPAs logo and name. The message informs recipients that their CPA license is being terminated due to tax fraud allegations and encourages [...]View Post accounting