Daily Flyer: Tuesday, Jan. 10

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News Briefs

Bentonville Bomb Squad members

Police are searching for a man they believe may have held a 73-year-old woman and her husband hostage before forcing her to rob a Fayetteville Arvest Bank branch by attaching a device to her ankle that resembled a bomb. Don’t be surprised if this story goes national.

The Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commission is one step closer to being the newest tenant in one of the city’s oldest buildings. Commission members unanimously agreed to execute a lease for the old post office on the square.

The folks from Art Amiss are preparing to release another local music compilation, and this time, the Northwest Arkansas metal scene will get some much deserved attention.

After weighing his NFL-options over the last few months, it appears as though Arkansas running back Knile Davis will return to Arkansas for at least one more year.

Here’s what’s new from our sponsors this week.

Tuesday Birthdays

Locals: Chris Laughnburg, Juliet Smith, Tony Pace, Bryan Moats, Catherine Frederick, Kate Zakar, Mary Ramey, William Medley, Ali Williams, and Jedidiah Brandon.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.
Others: Singer Rod Stewart is 67, singer-keyboardist Donald Fagen (Steely Dan), singer Pat Benatar is 59, singer Shawn Colvin is 56, singer-guitarist Curt Kirkwood (Meat Puppets) is 53 and rapper Chris Smith (Kris Kross) is 33.

Tuesday Events

Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group is in town this week for eight performances of comedy, music, and multimedia theatrics at Walton Arts Center.

It’s somewhat difficult to explain exactly what the Blue Men do, but The New York Times called their show “One of the most delightful performance pieces ever staged.”

For a taste, see the video below.

The full list:

Fayetteville Public Library: Get Your Geek On: Word Up
JJ’s Grill: Jeff Fox
Nightbird Books: Stitch & Bitch
Walton Arts Center: Blue Man Group
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Eville Brothers
Pesto Cafe: Jed Clampit
West End: Comedy open mic night

Tuesday Public Meetings

8:45 a.m.FPL Board of Trustees special meetingPublic Library
2:00 p.m.Bid Opening: Bid 12-12, Broyles Recycling Drop Off & Education FacilityCity Hall, Room 326
4:30 p.m.City Council Agenda Session * (agenda)City Hall, Room 326
5:15 p.m.Water and Sewer Committee *City Hall, Room 326
6 p.m.FPL Executive Director candidate forumPublic Library

» View all of this week’s public meetings
* Meetings scheduled to be televised by the Fayetteville Government Channel

Blue Man Group – Rods and Cones