Now might be the perfect time for Fayetteville to attempt “Kennedy Center” style awards show - before Bentonville steals that idea | Street Jazz

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Now might be the perfect time for Fayetteville to attempt “Kennedy Center” style awards show - before Bentonville steals that idea

Posted By on Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 10:22 AM

Yes, most folks are holding hands and singing folk songs as far as the Walton Arts Center goes, but maybe it’s time to start thinking about events to fill up WAC once the Bentonville behemoth (wow, I can use that phrase for more just Wal-Mart) is built.

Does anyone else recall when folks were promised (well, kinda/sorta) that local productions might also take place in the Arts Center? Yeah, never saw much of that, did we, outside of gallery presentations.

Part of the WAC might well be set aside for local theatre productions. We have a number of active theatre groups in Northwest Arkansas, after all.

I’ve written about this particular idea before, and it sank like a rock. But I’ve always thought that Fayetteville should have an awards show, much like the Kennedy Center does in Washington D.C., where the city could honor folks who have brought honor and prestige to Fayetteville.

Folks from all walks of life, honored for all manner of achievements.

I think folks would like this idea.

These are just a couple of ideas. But hey, better to start thinking of them now, before we have this big under-used facility in our midst.

******

Quote of the Day

You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, “My God, you’re right! I never would have thought of that!” - Dave Barry

rsdrake@cox.net


Sign up for the Daily Update email
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Richard Drake

  • Not quite the worst book in the world, but still . . .

    Sitting next to my keyboard is a book which just annoys the hell out of me, but I can’t give it away, and good conscience forbids me from throwing it in the trash.
    • Apr 15, 2018
  • Running for My Life . . .

    “We’ll see if we can get you an extra couple of years,” the doctor said, and my mind unaccountably went to Ben Gazzara.
    • Apr 8, 2018
  • Fayetteville: Is Alderman John La Tour capable of learning?

    One day, like Saul on the road to Damascus, John La Tour may well have an epiphany - namely, that the folks he rails against online are also his constituents, and deserve more respect than the felgercarb he likes to post online.
    • Apr 4, 2018
  • More »
 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation