Daily Flyer: Wednesday, Dec. 7

Photos: kennyrogers.com

In case you missed it…

We’re giving away two pairs of tickets to see Larry Miller at the Walton Arts Center on Dec. 16. Entering is easy, just name a movie Miller isn’t in.

A new restaurant-on-wheels is open on College Avenue next to a group of other mobile businesses and now serves breakfast tacos. Mmm.

The University of Arkansas athletic department Tuesday announced that Razorback football defensive coordinator Willy Robinson has resigned from his position. That’s three coaches gone in this off-season.

A proposal to name an alleyway off Dickson Street “Diagon Alley” was tabled during Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. A brief recap of each item discussed is available here.

Happy Birthday!

Locals: Shannon Field, Carrie James, Holland Hayden, Debi Reyes, Cyd King, Jenelle Markland, Paul Earp and Kristen Davis.
Others: Singer Tom Waits is 62, former NBA star Larry Bird is 55, actress Priscilla Barnes (Three’s Company) is 54, bassist Tim Butler (Psychedelic Furs) is 53, actor C. Thomas Howell (The Outsiders) is 45, singer Sara Bareilles is 32 and singer Aaron Carter is 24.
*Send us your local birthday shout outs.

Wednesday To-do

Kenny lookin’ awesome

Legendary country music singer, songwriter, and restauranteur Kenny Rogers will be at the Walton Arts Center tonight at 7 p.m.

Rogers has won three Grammys, 11 People’s Choice Awards, 18 American Music Awards, eight Academy of Country Music awards and five Country Music Association awards. He is the singer of hit songs The Gambler, Lucille, Coward of the County and a ton of other country classics. Remember Islands in the Steam, the duet with Dolly Parton? Yeah, that was Kenny.

He started his own chicken restaurant, his own record label, and played a racecar driver in the 1982 film Six Pack. There’s even a website dedicated to people who look like him.

Also tonight, there’s live music at George’s, Greenhouse Grille and JJ’s, there’s Tavern Trivia at Smoke & Barrel, and FIX hosts DJ’s Rick and EQ.

The list

JJ’s Grill: Brandon White
Greenhouse Grille: Lacy Morris
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Flute performance / piano studio
Walton Arts Center: Kenny Rogers
George’s Majestic Lounge: Halestorm / Adelitas Way / Black Tide
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Drive-In Speaker Box presents Tavern Trivia
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Matt Smith
Fix Ultralounge: DJ’s Rick and EQ

Wednesday Public Meetings

2:00 p.m.Bid Opening: Bid 11-71, Irrigation ReelCity Hall, Room 326

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