Daily Flyer: Tuesday, Nov. 22

Photo: Wesley Hitt, UA Athletics

For those who missed the memorial service for Razorback football player Garrett Uekman, ArkansasRazorbacks.com has posted a photo album and a video of the candlelight vigil held inside Bud Walton Arena Monday night. Uekman, 19, died Sunday morning in his dorm room on campus.

Today marks the six-month anniversary of the devastating tornado that destroyed nearly one-third of the city of Joplin, Mo. Fayetteville resident Daniel Gold put together a time-lapse video tour of the areas worst hit by the May 22 storm.

Happy Birthday!

Locals: Davy McNitt, Jason Wilkins, Emily Romund, Julie Rickard, Karmen Beck, Linda Carpenter, Marianne Beasley, Shawna Trolinger, Aaron Hinterthuer, Kim Pease and Lisa Bonine.
Others: Bassist Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads) is 61, actress Jamie Lee Curtis is 53, actress Mariel Hemingway is 50, drummer Chris Fryar (Zac Brown Band) is 41 and actress Scarlett Johannson is 27.
*Send us your local birthday shout outs.

Tuesday To-do

The choices are pretty slim for tonight, but that’s how it goes during a holiday week in Fayetteville.

Nov. 19 – Dec.31

If you haven’t been to the square in the past few days, there are a few hundred thousand lights wrapped around the trees and bushes. That’s something worth seeing.

Also worth seeing are the newcomers to the Arkansas men’s basketball team. Aside from new head coach Mike Anderson, there’s B.J. Young, Ky Madden, Hunter Mickelson, and Devonta Abron. The four are part of a top 10 recruiting class and when combined with a talented group of returners and Anderson’s fast-paced style of play, they’re fun to watch.

With today’s news that leading scorer Marshawn Powell is out for the season, the freshmen will need to step it up quick.

The Hogs take on Utah Valley at 7 p.m. in Bud Walton Arena.

As for the rest of the calendar, there are a few live music choices and a comedy open mic at West End.

The list

JJ’s Grill: Jeff Fox
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Catalina Ortega and Fernando Valencia – Flute and Percussion Recital
Pesto Cafe: Jed Clampit
Bud Walton Arena: UA Basketball Men vs. Utah Valley
West End: Comedy open mic
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Nate Hancock

Tuesday Public Meetings

4:00 p.m.Residential Building Energy CodeCity Hall, Room 326

* Meetings scheduled to be televised by the Fayetteville Government Channel are indicated with an asterisk