Daily Flyer: Monday, Dec. 5

Paste magazine recently included Kopecky Family Band (playing tonight in Fayetteville) in its list of ’25 Best Live Acts of 2011.’

In case you missed it…

Fayetteville police arrested one person who they believe planned a home invasion on Olive Avenue that left one suspect dead.

Workers from NWA Sign Shop were installing Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery signs on the north and east sides of the building formerly home to T.G.I. Friday’s in north Fayetteville last week.

The Fayetteville Bulldogs beat the Bentonville Tigers 29-28 in overtime in the 7A state championship football game. It’s the first state title for the Bulldogs since 2007.

Despite finishing No. 6 in the final BSC standings, Arkansas will not be playing in a BCS bowl this year. Instead, the Hogs will take on No. 8 Kansas State in the AT&T Cotton Bowl.

Happy Birthday!

Locals:Jake Lee, James Funderburk, Heather Miley, Caleb Clark, Cary Hague, Stephanie Humphreys, Bill Dugan and Adrienne Soehner-Engle.
Others:Singer Little Richard is 79, guitarist J.J. Cale is 73, singer Jim Messina (Buffalo Springfield) is 64, singer/guitarist John Rzeznik (The Goo Goo Dolls) is 46, comedian Margaret Cho is 43 and actor Frankie Muniz (Malcolm in the Middle) is 26.
*Send us your local birthday shout outs.

Monday To-do

Rain or snow, there will be music at Smoke & Barrel, at least that’s what an email we received this morning indicated.

Nashville’s Kopecky Family Band are set to return to Fayetteville tonight. The group was just named to Paste Magazine’s list of the ‘25 Best Live Acts of 2011‘ alongside bands like My Morning Jacket, The Flaming Lips, The Avett Brothers, and Girl Talk.

From the list: “Attending a Kopecky show feels like a warm welcome at a family reunion, if your family was a multitalented, show-stopping rock band.”

The list

The Perk: Open acoustic jam
Pesto Cafe: Darren Ray
Walton Arts Center: UA Symphony Orchestra Concert w/ Master Chorale and Schola Cantorum
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Kopecky Family Band
Rogue: Blizzard Of Oz / Eat A Helicopter

Monday Public Meetings

5:30 p.m.Parks and Recreation Advisory Board *City Hall, Room 111

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

Kopecky Family Band: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Kopecky Family Band // Birds