Weekend Flyer: Jan. 6-8

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News Briefs

Partial Wakarusa 2012 lineup

Tyson Foods’ Mexican Original plant in South Fayetteville will soon produce a new item that will require the hiring of about 60 people, officials announced on Thursday.

A post on the Washington County website this week reminds residents to assess their personal property and encourages the use of an online form to save some time.

Wakarusa officials yesterday released the first of three scheduled lineup announcements for the 2012 music and camping festival on Mulberry Mountain.

UARK Bowl officials this week announced a new, Sunday night stand-up comedy series beginning Jan. 22 with A.J. Finney.

During Wednesday’s Cotton Bowl coaches press conference in Dallas, a Little Rock reporter asked Bobby Petrino to give a big “Yee-Haw.” He declined.

Weekend Birthdays

Friday: Garry Holstein, Jon McCurdy, Shelley Fletcher, Jim Holt, Sue Blumenfeld, Katie Bell, Randall Thompson, Veronica Wirges and Darius Winston.
Saturday: Staci Bell, Alison Rash, Adam Emery, Kelly Muenks, Michael Spencer and Kelley Carey.
Sunday: Frederick Cusanelli, Barry Belford, Colleen Jenkins, Spencer Hastings, Chester Pulliam, Kevin Coupe, Debbie Holmes, Amy Beard, Rachel Korpella, Jonathan Gibbs and Jerilyn Nicholson.
*Send us your birthday shout-outs.

Friday Events, Jan. 6

Grace Askew

The Razorbacks take on Kansas State in the Cotton Bowl Friday night. The game starts at 7 p.m., and is televised by FOX.

Memphis-based singer-songwriter Grace Askew, who the Arkansas Times describes as a “countrified Norah Jones,” is in town for a show at Mojo’s Friday night.

There’s a fundraiser for the Ozark Blues Society at George’s featuring Ray Bonneville, Nathan A. And Max RPM, Mississippi Fever, and Ocie Fisher. Proceeds from the show will help send Bonneville and Nathan A. and the Max RPM to compete in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis next month. That party starts at 6 p.m.

Also in blues, David Kimbrough Jr. (son of the legendary Junior Kimbrough) is at Legacy Blues Lounge.

Greenhouse Grille has Stephen & Bonnie Turner Jazz Duo, and locals Catfish Jackson are at Smoke & Barrel Tavern.

Full Friday list:

Rogue: Daryl Brooks Band
George’s Majestic Lounge: Fundraiser for the Ozark Blues Society
Greenhouse Grille: Stephen & Bonnie Turner Jazz Duo
Rowdy Beaver Den: Left of Center
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Catfish Jackson
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Grace Askew
Legacy Blues Lounge: David Kimbrough Jr.
Club Lush: First Friday’s

Saturday Events, Jan. 7

Baby Tears

There’s a huge rock show at George’s Majestic Lounge Saturday night, with The Battle Within, Silent Waits the Archer, Dreamfast, No Big Deal and Left Holding the Gun.

Rogue is hosting a benefit for Medical Marijuana, with metal bands Chemical Discipline, Such Creatures Exist, The Battle Within, Those That Remain.

If you need some more blues in your life, Legacy Blues Lounge has Jesse James and Mississippi Fever, and Gary “Alaska” Sloan is back at Smoke & Barrel Tavern.

Omaha, NE noise-trio Baby Tears (featuring former members of The Faint and Church of Gravitron) will be at the Lightbulb Club Saturday night with locals, Potions. Baby Tears appeared on the Boston Phoenix’s 50 Best New Bands in America list this summer, FYI.

In sports, the Razorback basketball team will open conference play Saturday night, when the take on Mississippi State at Bud Walton Arena. Tipoff is at 8 p.m.

Full Saturday list:

Legacy Blues Lounge: Jesse James / Mississippi Fever
Rogue: Metal 4 Medical
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Edward Sablon / Robert Waters Book Signing
George’s Majestic Lounge: The Battle Within / Silent Waits the Archer / Dreamfast / No Big Deal / Left Holding the Gun
Bud Walton Arena: UA basketball men vs. Mississippi St.
Billy’s Grill: Leah & The Mojo Doctors
JR’s Lightbulb Club: Baby Tears / Potions
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Gary “Alaska” Sloan
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Keith Nicholson
Rowdy Beaver Den: Chester P & the Vinyl Kings
Dickson Street Pub: The Goods

Sunday Events, Jan. 8

A discussion on the music of Poncho Sanchez is happening in the Walker Room of the Fayetteville Public Library at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Here are some more details on that.

Skirtlifters banjoist Clarke Buehling is Greenhouse Grille for a solo-set during brunch. That show starts around 11 a.m.

Tanglewood Branch Beer Co. is trying to get a Sunday night Bluegrass Jam tradition going. Music should start at around 7 p.m.

Full Sunday list

Emelia’s Kitchen: Live jazz
Greenhouse Grille: Clarke Buehling
Common Grounds: Sarah Hughes
Bud Walton Arena: UA basketball women vs. Tennessee
Fayetteville Public Library: 10×10 Countdown Conversation: Poncho Sanchez
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Bluegrass Jam

Friday Public Meetings

 No meetings listed

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