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
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
Walmart announced Sunday that it reached an agreement to increase its investment in the holding company of Yihaodian, a fast-growing eCommerce website in China, to bring Walmart’s total ownership stake to approximately 51 percent. Closing of the transaction is subject to Chinese government regulatory approval, according to a Walmart release. Yihaodian launched in July 2008 […]View Post ecommerce, retail, Walmart
Josh Throneberry joined the Springdale Chamber of Commerce staff as a member account executive, the chamber announced today. Throneberry will work closely with Cindy Morris, vice president for Chamber Programs, in advancing membership investment throughout the community. In his role as member account executive, Throneberry will cultivate new investor leads, meet with new investors to […]View Post chamber
Click here to view the embedded video. Hope you aren’t sick of Cake. The band, who perform the song “Sick of You,” will return to Fayetteville on April 19. Update (2:01 p.m.) Feb.View Post amp season 2012, april-19-at-the-amp, arkansas, arkansas music pavilion, band, concert announcements, fayetteville, music industry news, nwa music news, pavilion