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‘Sports As A Lens’

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Evin Demirel is a Rogers-based writer focusing on the intersection of sports, race relations and history. For more information, visit his Website at

Author takes unique look at race, civil rights, politics BECCA MARTIN-BROWN “Right here in Fayetteville, in the 1930s, blacks — wearing Razorback uniforms and being coached by Razorback coaches — were competing against whites in football,” says author Evin Demirel. “Young men representing two races were competing each other and building friendships despite laws trying to…

Fayetteville Film Fest Opens Tuesday

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Tuesday High School Connections At Fayetteville High School 6 p.m. — “Uncontrolled Variables: A Science Fair Story” by Dale Carpenter 7 p.m. — “Leaving a Legacy” by Brenda Yelvington 8:30 p.m. — Q&A with filmmakers Wednesday Documentary Features At Pryor Center Noon — “Charlie Vs. Goliath” by Reed Lindsay 1:30 p.m. — “For Ahkeem” by…

Filmmaking 101

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Screenwriter believes anyone can, many should BECCA MARTIN-BROWN NWA Democrat-Gazette “Don’t wait around for permission.” “Don’t be afraid to make your own stuff.” “Don’t wait for somebody to tell you you’re good enough.” Russell Sharman believes anyone can be a filmmaker — maybe not a great filmmaker, but a filmmaker nonetheless. “The first few things…

Rusted But Not Old

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The main medium for Joel Armstrong’s art is rust. For paintings, he has added gold and blue paint for contrast. Armstrong’s work will be displayed during September at Studio 18 in Fayetteville.

Siloam Springs artist uses colorful medium LAURINDA JOENKS Joel Armstrong finds inspiration for his art in stories. Stage 18 in Fayetteville has chosen Armstrong’s work for “Rusted,” the September featured artist display. A First Thursday reception is planned for 6-9 p.m. today. “Garage sales are interesting to me,” says Armstrong, who also teaches art…

Library Growth Starts Steps Toward Reality

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David Johnson, Fayetteville Public Library director, speaks to the library’s board during a meeting in Fayetteville.

The Fayetteville Public Library’s expansion could vary wildly from preliminary renderings once residents give their feedback during upcoming public input sessions, Executive Director David Johnson says. The Library Board last week got a look at the schedule for the next three months, just short of when construction could start in January. The approximately 80,000-square-foot addition…