When I was growing up, our parents got us season tickets to the local music theater in lieu of a big summer vacation. That meant that instead of traveling somewhere for a week, we were transported to another time and place through the arts several times throughout the summer.
The Christmas season is here! That wonderful, magical time of the year. We love attending a good play or show. Over the years we’ve seen plays like It’s a Wonderful Life, Mary Poppins, and Seussical the Musical. We’ve had some great times in the theater.
I don't know about you guys, but the little taste of spring we had this week has made me even more excited about being able to enjoy some live music and great weather in Rogers soon! If you've driven along I-540 in Rogers recently, I'm sure you've noticed the big changes on the west side of the interstate near exit 83. The Walmart AMP, located on Northgate Rd., right beside Embassy Suites off of I-540, is really coming along and will be ready to host concerts starting in June of this year. You can see just how far the AMP has come by watching a really cool time-lapse video of the construction here (plus a birds-eye view of the FOUR snow storms we've had this year). Spring will be here before we know it and music will be filling the air!
When I was invited to meet up with some new friends a week ago to watch a live production of Les Misérables at the Rogers Little Theater, I was excited… about seeing Les Miserables. (Confession time: I'm a huge fan girl who has seen six other versions of this beloved musical performed over the years, including a Broadway touring production).
With all of the cold weather and snow we've seen this winter, I'm sure most of you are jumping at the chance to get out of the house for a hot night out with your sweetie. If you're trying to figure out what to do this Valentine's Day, here are few ideas that would make a fun date night, girls night or family night.
The phrase "If I knew then what I know now..." comes to mind after my first experience at the Rogers Little Theater this past weekend. I'm a little embarrassed it took me so long to attend a show considering how long I have lived in northwest Arkansas. I knew immediately what I had to do so others wouldn't make that same mistake, so here it is... assignment #3 in the 100 Things to Do in Rogers series: go to a production at the Rogers Little Theater. You will thank me later for this fun and affordable date night idea!
Northwest Arkansas is abuzz over the Norman Rockwell exhibit at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. Those who have visited the museum in the past have been able to view the iconic "Rosie the Riveter" painting, which dipicts American life for women during World War II. While the men were fighting overseas, many women took on a new role by working in American factories making war supplies. That riveting inside look into every day life is what made Rockwell famous and now you can view even more of his art during American Chronicals: The Art of Norman Rockwell. This traveling exhibition features 50 original paintings and 323 Saturday Evening Post covers and runs through May 27. You can purchase tickets and learn more about the exihibit by visiting www.crystalbridges.org.