Earlier in the evening as I entered the half-decade-old, robust Ozark Folkways building in Winslow, Ark., the stories of different paranormal activity in the building already had my stomach tightening up like rigor mortis.
At Harvest Fest, which was my first time, I saw just about every iteration of the word folk demonstrated.
Beloved by the Fayetteville community for his kindness and moral strength, Jacob David George, 32, was a humble man. He committed suicide Sept. 17, 2014 in his home in Fayetteville, about a week after President Obama announced military action would be taken on Syria and the Islamic State.
So, what is up on the Buffalo River? Many people in Arkansas are now aware that a 6500 head confined animal feeding operation (CAFO) for swine was granted a permit to operate in Mount Judea.
In an effort to avoid a general bird’s-eye view of the festival, a different approach was taken to get to know who makes the festival what it is: the people. Or in this case: the bikers.
There’s a lot to be said about JR’s Lightbulb Club, no-frills locals-driven bar and live music venue on Block Street that just turned 25.
It’s that time of year again. Students are back, the trees are changing color, and several hundred thousand bikers from all over the continent will soon make their way to our streets.
A year ago this week, acts of kindness were being reported by citizens of Fayetteville and the Northwest Arkansas area like crazy.
So normally, when you think of “music festivals,” you might imagine a bunch of young people wearing strange neon clothing — or not even clothing at all — crazy loud music going well into the night, camping in hot temperatures, lots of boozin’ and partaking in substances, and partying until 6 in the morning.
In March 2011, Sirin (pronounced shir-reen) Duman Alkarim waited on the veranda of her Damascus, Syria, home, scared, thinking about what could happen to her husband, Taysir Alkarim.