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Reelin’ In The Years

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Keith Grimwood, left, and Ezra Idlet have been Trout Fishing in America for 41 years. Each just added a new musical instrument to his repertoire — a bouzouki for Idlet and a fiddle for Grimwood.

Trout Fishing duo shares ‘The Strangest Times’ BECCA MARTIN-BROWN NWA Democrat-Gazette Catch Ezra Idlet and Keith Grimwood in a great mood at the same time, and it’s unlikely you’ll get a serious answer to anything — but they’ll mean everything they say. After 41 years playing together as Trout Fishing in America, the musicians know…

‘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…