The Last Waltz

Columnist taking a bow as music writer, editor

Posted: September 18, 2015 at 1 a.m.

Luther Dickinson, then with The Black Crowes, as captured at the 2009 edition of the Wakarusa festival, the first such event in Arkansas. It’s one of my favorites of the thousands of images I took during my nine-year tenure at this job.
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Luther Dickinson, then with The Black Crowes, as captured at the 2009 edition of the Wakarusa festival, the first such event in Arkansas. It’s one of my favorites of the thousands of images I took during my nine-year tenure at this job.

I climbed a crane once. It went up 13 stories, if I remember right. This particular one towered above Dickson Street as crews slung metal together on what would become The Dickson, the combined restaurant and condominium and television newsroom adjacent to George's Majestic Lounge. I surveyed all of Fayetteville that day -- my home, the campus, the sprawling hills to the south. The view was spectacular and unencumbered. I remember it well, and fondly.

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