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.
The Fayetteville City Council voted 6-2 to pass a controversial Anti-Discrimination city ordinance near the end of a 10 hour-long council meeting that ended early Wednesday morning.
In the rolling hills of Northwest Arkansas, there’s more than 100 acres of farmland nestled near Dead Horse mountain in southeast Fayetteville.
“Being sustainable doesn’t mean sacrifice,” said Steve Boss, director of sustainability academic programs at the University of Arkansas. “It just means being being more aware of what you’re wasting and being smarter about it.”
For 10 years the Northwest Arkansas art collective Art Amiss has been documenting the area’s art scene and providing lesser-known musicians, designers, photographers, performers and artists with a boost of exposure.