Editorial Staff

Fayetteville's massive Bikes, Blues & BBQ festival, now in its 18th year, keeps getting bigger, which means more than a few growing pains. In the current divisive political climate, some Fayetteville residents are concerned about the proliferation of racist or sexist merchandise at the festival. 

As far as original TV shows go, Twin Peaks remains unmatched. The surreal, dreamy noir resonated with audiences so much that 25 years after its two season run on ABC the series returned earlier this year with 18, hour-long episodes on Showtime.

Internationally acclaimed Irish pianist Michael McHale brings classical favorites to Fayetteville this Friday.

Axiom Brass

Axiom Brass wants to crush the stereotype that their instrument family is only bombastic. The quintet plays with precision and expressiveness while redefining the idea of brass chamber music.  

"I think a lot of people know brass instruments for being able to play loud and powerfully," explains Mary Tyler, trombonist in the ensemble. "I don't think a lot of people have heard brass instruments play on the softer side or with a lot of finesse."

In Chopin: Works for Piano & OrchestraPolish-Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki's explores Chopin's ability to bring emotion to his audience.

"He connects with our soul, with our heart right away," Lisiecki tells Katy Henriksen. "His writing was revolutionary and stands alone."

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