Ahead on this edition of Ozarks at Large, two of the Apollo 13 astronauts and the mission control director who helped them return safely to earth spoke on the U of A campus last night, and we have highlights from a press conference prior to that lecture. Also, NWA Ballet prepares for its performance of Sleeping Beauty this weekend, an in-studio performance of Joseph Israel, and much much more.
Fayetteville artist Jason Jones recently made a request for money from the city's Advertising and Promotion Commission to expand upon the idea of his "Shop Local" mural created last year. And the FLW Tournament continues on Beaver Lake today despite a stormy start this morning.
Yesterday, two Apollo 13 astronauts and a flight director from Mission Control in Houston spoke on the University of Arkansas campus. The trio's lecture was part of the university's Distinguished Lecture Series. Apollo 13's aborted mission to the moon took place 45 years ago this month.
NWA Ballet Theatre honors a great teacher as they prepare for their Master Series I. The classic tale of Sleeping Beauty is told through dance. The key to dancing onstage for more than an hour: technique.
Joseph Israel grew up in Fayetteville and even though his career has taken him to places like Tuff Gong Studios in Kingston, Jamaica he still feels very close to his hometown. Sunday night he'll perform at George's Majestic Lounge and this week he came to the Firmin Garner Performance Studio to talk about his latest music and perform the song Overcome. His musical friends Rochelle Bradshaw and Chris Meredith were also in the studio.