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Rooted In Enjoyment

Posted by Tony Reyes |

KISS’ Paul Stanley also visual artist, proud dad BECCA MARTIN-BROWN The math says Paul Stanley is 65 years old. KISS, the iconic band he formed with Gene Simmons, is 44 and has sold 75 million records worldwide, filled countless arenas, played at the Olympics and the Super Bowl and was inducted into the Rock…

How Loud Is Too Loud?

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NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER

Customers have lunch at JJ’s Beer Garden and Brewing Co. in Fayetteville. The business recently applied for a change to its existing permit with the city that would allow the venue to have 18 additional concerts a year.

Commission requests sound-muffling measures STACY RYBURN Plans by a recently opened restaurant and music venue to expand hours and shows have drawn the ire of several residents living nearby — and a reprimand from planning commissioners. JJ’s Beer Garden and Brewing Co., which opened this summer at 3615 N. Steele Blvd., regularly has hosted…

Bikes, Blues & BBQ Schedule

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NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE
Riders make their way Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, along Dickson Street during the 17th annual Bikes, Blues & BBQ motorcycle rally in Fayetteville. Visit to see more photographs from the rally.

Today (9/21) 9 a.m.-5 p.m. — CAF AirPower History Tour, Arkansas Air and Military Museum 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. — Baum Motorcycle Village open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. — Arvest Ballpark open 11:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. — A&M Railroad shuttle Noon-midnight — Washington County Fairgrounds Saloon open 2-7 p.m. — Military Appreciation Event, Arvest Ballpark, Springdale 3-11 p.m….

Bikes, Blues & BBQ

Posted by Tony Reyes |
Jason D. Williams

Festival stages vs. George’s stages Blues music has become inextricably entwined with the fabric of motorcycle rallies across the country. Perhaps it’s because of the deep American roots the bikes and the blues both share. Whatever the reason, blues musicians — and their genre-crossing peers with elements of rock, country and bluegrass — will once…

Filmmaker Tells Story Of War

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Courtesy Photo

Ken Burns’ new documentary of the Vietnam War utilizes a decade of research and provides perspective from all sides of the conflict.

  The Fayetteville Public Library, in collaboration with AETN, will offer a free sneak peak screening of Ken Burns’ new documentary, “The Vietnam War,” at 2 p.m. Saturday. “We’ll be showing a 40- to 45-minute screening of one episode, and then we’ll have a panel to discuss those themes from the episode,” says Heather Robideaux,…