Tag Archives: Fayetteville

Black Lives Matter Community Conversation Planned

By Nick Brothers |
Staff Photo Nick Brothers
Various leaders from the University of Arkansas, Compassion Fayetteville and Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan stand together holding signs stating “Black Lives Matter #FayettevilleCares” Monday, Feb. 7 on Dickson Street.

A few Fayetteville community members are hoping to start an educational community conversation about the Black Lives Matter movement and what it means.

Fayetteville Roots Fest Amps Up Food and Free Programming

By Nick Brothers |
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On Saturday, Aug. 27, the second annual Farmer’s Market cook-off will take place where eight chefs will be paired up to compete for the best dish they can make using only ingredients found at the farmer’s market in the Town Center Plaza.

This year at Roots Fest, it’s the chefs and farmers of Arkansas who are the rock stars.

Vintage Pistol to Release Second EP

By Nick Brothers |
Staff Photo Nick Brothers

Vintage Pistol is (from left to right) Andy Cowick, Stan Watson, Michael Stewart, Garrett August and Taylor Smith. The band is releasing their second EP, “The Second Amendment” Aug. 12.

One of Fayetteville’s loudest and most impressive rock n’ roll bands is ready to release their blazing second EP this weekend.

“Murder For Two” Offers Manic Comedy, Music

By Nick Brothers |
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James Odom (left) portraying Dr. Griff, sings alongside Brian Walters (right) during “Murder for Two.”

TheatreSquared’s newest production, “Murder For Two,” may as well be called the “James Odom Character Marathon Music Show.”

“Hounds Around Town” Introduced At Fayetteville Animal Shelter

By Stephanie Conway |
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Finn is a 1 year old black labrador retriever at the Fayetteville Animal Shelter. He’s one of the of dogs volunteers can check out for several hours with the Hounds Around Town program.

Fayetteville Animal Services has launched an exciting new program to help shelter dogs.

Foam Fest Set For Saturday in Downtown Fayetteville

By Nick Brothers |
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From Foam Fest 2015.

One of Fayetteville’s finest beer festivals is slated to return this weekend to the downtown square.

Huge Lightning Fest to Host National, Local Improv Comedy

By Nick Brothers |
ON THE COVER
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Torque, a long-form improv comedy troupe from Playground Theater in Chicago, will be performing at Fayetteville’s new Huge Lightning Comedy Festival, May 6 and May 7.

In an effort to highlight the growing and promising comedy scene in Fayetteville, the brand new Huge Lightning Comedy Festival is hosting comedians, long and short-form improvisers, writers, musicians and general funny people for a two-night, four-event comedy extravaganza.

Garden Project At Senior Center Starts

By Nick Brothers |
Staff Photo Nick Brothers Joanne Murphy, director of public relations for Walmart, (left) and Pat Mills, master gardener (right), prep a herb to be planted in the flowerbed at the Fayetteville Senior Activity Center so the center can grow its own produce.

In an ongoing effort to end senior hunger in Arkansas, a food waste program implemented an on-site produce garden at the Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center Monday, April 18.

Springfest To Herald In Fayetteville Festival Season

By Nick Brothers |
STAFF PHOTO ANDY SHUPE
"My Bed Pulls Out" teammates Dustin Seaton, left, and Emil Koch, top, push a bed with teammate Tiffany Dickey on board during the bed races at Springfest Saturday, June 22, 2013, on West Dickson Street in Fayetteville.

It’s finally springtime in Northwest Arkansas, and that means it’s soon to be outdoor festival season. As soon as next weekend, in fact. The time-honored tradition of Springfest will return to Dickson Street on Saturday, April 16, with the popular pancake breakfast, bed races, a dog parade, a pub crawl, dozens of great local arts…

On The Map Fest 2016 Recap

By Nick Brothers |
Photo by Lauren Husband Photography

The organizers of On The Map Fest put on a hell of a good show.