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Fayetteville Proclaims February As City-Wide Black History Month

By Nick Brothers |
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In Mayor Lioneld Jordan’s stead, Lindsley Smith, City of Fayetteville communications director, proclaims February to be Black History Month to celebrate Fayetteville’s African-American heritage. Henry Childress (left), one of the oldest living African American Fayetteville citizens, was presented with the city’s proclamation.

With the theme of “Honoring the Unique History of African Americans in Fayetteville,” The City of Fayetteville proclaimed an official city-wide observation of Black History Month for February Tuesday, Jan. 27.

Local Bands Compete for Wakarusa Set

By Nick Brothers |
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Fayetteville music fans will get the chance to send a local band to Wakarusa during the Waka Winter Classic Feb. 6 at George’s Majestic Lounge.

Public Access: City of Fayetteville Provides Free TV Services

By Nick Brothers |
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As Dana Louise and Adams Collins —a.k.a. The Glorious Birds — performed sweet sounding folk songs under the warm lights of the Fayetteville Public Access studio on 101 West Rock St. Saturday, Jan. 24, a team of video producers worked around them.

A Birthday Party with a Good Cause

By Ginny Masullo |
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Hamsa Newmark, Fayetteville resident and founder of Bridge of Peace Syria, will be celebrating her 70th birthday this month.

Hamsa Newmark, a long-time Fayetteville resident will celebrate her 70th birthday on Saturday, Dec. 27. On that day there will be a celebration at Teatro Scarpino, 329 N. West Avenue from 7 to 10 p.m.

Q&A with Split Lip Rayfield

By Nick Brothers |
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This Saturday, Split Lip Rayfield, one of the region’s bluegrass greats will be playing the George’s Majestic Lounge stage with homegrown “jamgrass” band Foley’s Van.

The Topsy-Turvy Fight For Fayetteville Ordinance 119

Posted by Nick Brothers |

In the early morning hours of Aug. 20, after 10 grueling hours of public comment, the Fayetteville City Council approved, 6-2, an ordinance protecting the civil rights of all persons to be free from unfair discrimination.

Phantogram to Host Sold Out Show

By Nate Duke |
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Sarah Barthel (vocals, keyboard) and Josh Carter (vocals, guitar) of Phantogram. The band is known for their approach to electronic rock and catchy hooks.

Rolling into Fayetteville this Saturday complete with electro rock sound and serious hip-hop beats is Phantogram.

4 Must See Shows This Fall

By Nick Brothers |

In an effort to help you expand your musical palette, here’s a list of some artists you should most definitely lend your ears to and go see.

Fayetteville’s Prodigal Songwriter Returns

By Nick Brothers |
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Joe Purdy, folk singer/songwriter and native Arkansan, has made a successful career with his intimate, heartfelt music. His songs have been featured on episodes of “Lost,” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” and he recently just finished an impromptu tour with Billy Bragg.

Joe Purdy, the 34 year-old singer songwriter and Northwest Arkansas native, is an old soul.

Fayetteville to Participate in Compassion Games

By Nick Brothers |

A year ago this week, acts of kindness were being reported by citizens of Fayetteville and the Northwest Arkansas area like crazy.