Daily Flyer: Thursday, Jan. 26

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News Briefs

Students at Asbell Elementary celebrate the school’s award of a $100,000 grant from the Target Corporation.

Photo: Cary Pollock, FPS

The possibility of Asbell Elementary School winning a $100,000 grant from Target and The Ellen Degeneres Show became a reality yesterday. The school held an assembly to celebrate the award. Cary Pollock, the district’s multimedia services coordinator, took some great photos of the event. Click here for a slideshow.

After 22 years on Block Avenue, GoodFolk Productions owner Mike Shirkey will soon be looking for a new place to host his folk, bluegrass, and blues performances. Shirkey, who also hosts KUAF’s “The Pickin’ Post” radio show, said that extensive repairs needed on the old house will require him to find a new home for GoodFolk.

After a slow start, the Arkansas men’s basketball team rallied to extend its undefeated-at-home season in a 56-53 win over Auburn Wednesday night in Bud Walton Arena. The Hogs travel to Tuscaloosa to face Alabama at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Thursday Birthdays

Locals: Preston Head, Daniel Nouguier, David Lewis, Marcia Overby, Julie Eiler, Richard Evans, Shana Woolems, Alison Alison, and Robert Norman.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.
Others: Baseball announcer Bob Uecker is 77, singer Lucinda Williams is 59, guitarist Eddie Van Halen is 57, singer Anita Baker is 54, comedian Ellen DeGeneres is 54, hockey Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky is 51, and actor Paul Johansson is 48.

Thursday Events

Elizabeth Cook

Country singer and 10-year Grand Ole Opry performer Elizabeth Cook is at George’s Majestic Lounge. Her latest album, “Welder,” includes a roster of impressive guests including Buddy Miller, Rodney Crowell and Dwight Yoakam. Amanda Cramer opens the 9 p.m. show. Admission is $10.

Also tonight, Wichita-based band Carrie Nation & The Speakeasy brings its eclectic blend of punk, bluegrass, dixieland, and circus tunes to Smoke & Barrel Tavern tonight. Springfield’s Honky Suckle will open the show. Music begins at around 10 p.m. and admission is free.

Carrie Nation & The Speakeasy

There’s more tonight, too. Keep on scrolling.

The list:

Fresco Cafe & Pub: Get Fresh Thursdays
Legacy Blues Lounge: Matt and Gus Smith / Jones’n Leah
BHK Kafe: Green Drinks
Infusion: Out and About
JJ’s Grill: Mike & Grady
Pesto Cafe: Sarah Hughes
Jammin’ Java: Open Acoustic Jam
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Jed Clampit
UARK Bowl: Comedy Open Mic
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Jeff Kearney
George’s Majestic Lounge: Elizabeth Cook / Amanda Cramer
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Carrie Nation & The Speakeasy w/ Honkeysuckle
LIT: Digital Beat Down

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012

3:00 p.m.Firemen’s Pension and Relief Fund Board of Trustees *City Hall, Room 326
5:00 p.m.Fayetteville School Board (agenda)Adams Leadership Center
6:00 p.m.Fayetteville Council of Neighborhoods *City Hall, Room 326
6:00 p.m.Housing Authority Board of Commissioners *City Hall, Room 111

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

Elizabeth Cook – All The Time

Carrie Nation & the Speakeasy – 13 Riders