Daily Flyer: Thursday, Jan. 5

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News Briefs

Puppet parade!

In case you missed it, we posted a few photos from the giant puppet parade around the square on New Year’s Eve.

In anticipation of Mexican-American percussionist Poncho Sanchez’ performance at Walton Arts Center later this month, the Fayetteville Public Library will host a discussion about the musician at 2 p.m. this Sunday inside the library’s Walker Community Room.

A brief segment from the upcoming Fayetteville documentary “Up Among the Hills” was posted to the Project Fayetteville blog earlier this week. Check it out.

Don’t forget to let us know what you think the final score of tomorrow’s Cotton Bowl will be over on our game prediction post. If you’re the closest and pick the winner, you’ll get a free t-shirt from Bearstate Supply.

Thursday Birthdays

Locals: Dustin Tabor, Kirstin Morgan, Curtis Cumbie, Holly Wiles, Leslie Moline, Steven Brown, Tina Sherman, Steve Lee and Rachel Burton.
Others: Talk-show host Charlie Rose is 70, actress Diane Keaton is 66, drummer George “Funky” Brown (Kool and the Gang) is 63, guitarist Chris Stein (Blondie) is 62, singer Marilyn Manson is 43, actor Bradley Cooper is 37 and actress January Jones is 34.
*Send us your birthday shout-outs.

Thursday Events

Poster: Chris Rucker

Comedian Brian Regan is in town tonight for a show at the Walton Arts Center.

Since first peforming on “The Late Show with David Letterman” in 1995, Regan has clocked in 19 more appearances on the show and has been touring non-stop, visiting more than 80 cities each year.

Tickets to the 7:30 p.m. show are available at the arts center’s box office or at waltonartscenter.org.

The full list:

Legacy Blues Lounge: Leah and Jones / Open blues jam
Walton Arts Center: Brian Regan
Jammin’ Java: Open Acoustic Jam
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Sarah Hughes
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Matt and Gus Smith Quartet
Rogue: The People in the Paper / Animal Noise / I Do Declare

Thursday Public Meetings

4:00 p.m.Planning Agenda Session and Tour *City Hall, Room 111
6:00 p.m.Partners for Better HousingCity Hall, Room 111

* Meetings scheduled to be televised by the Fayetteville Government Channel

Brian Regan – Late Show with David Letterman, Oct. 1995

Brian Regan – Late Show with David Letterman, Nov. 2011