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Bentonville festival combines music, art and technology
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Bentonville festival combines music, art and technology

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — A new music festival is coming to Bentonville Friday, Sept. 23 through Sunday, Sept. 25, and it’s promising to change the status quo. Organizers say the FORMAT festival is about breaking away from the norm, so its combining live music with art and technology. One example of this concept is an art installment called ‘Nova Heat’, where you enter through porta potties and walk through artwork to get to the stage. Another includes what’s called ‘The Cube’, a multi-level, 4D music experience. Art is woven throughout each of the many places to listen to music and most of it is being built on-site. If you are heading to the FORMAT Festival make sure to take a look at the free shuttle rides and transportation offered by the festival since park...
Young Huntsville Fire cadet dies after training exercise: City Officials
Fitness

Young Huntsville Fire cadet dies after training exercise: City Officials

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — A young Huntsville Fire & Rescue cadet has died after finishing a training exercise, according to Huntsville City officials. 31-year-old Bryant McGowan died on Thursday, July 28 at Huntsville Hospital, the City reported. One dead in overnight Huntsville shooting McGowan, who was hired by the City in March 2022, was training to become a firefighter. Officials say the cadet “became medically distressed” on Thursday after completing a training exercise. City officials say an on-site paramedic immediately helped McGowan. He was transported to Huntsville Hospital, where he later died. There will be an autopsy to determine the cause of death, according to officials. Mayor Tommy Battle is asking for the community to pray for the c...