Daily Flyer: Fat Tuesday, Feb. 21

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News Briefs


Traffic waits at the intersection of Razorback Road and Maple Street last week in Fayetteville. The stretch between Maple and Cleveland Streets will soon have a sidewalk on the east side of the road.

Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

Sidewalk construction is set to begin this week on the east side of Razorback Road from Cleveland to Maple Streets near Razorback Stadium. The northbound lane will be closed until about 3:30 p.m. each weekday. Work is expected to continue through March 31.

Rudy Moore, Jr. yesterday announced he would be a candidate for re-election as Fayetteville District Judge. The nonpartisan election for judicial office is set for May 22.

We can’t guarantee that Cake is coming back to town for another show at the Arkansas Music Pavilion on April 19, but we wouldn’t place any bets against it. The band lists Fayetteville, as a stop on their upcoming tour. We’re expecting confirmation sometime today.

Million Dollar Quartet, the national tour of the Broadway musical hits Walton Arts Center today and on stage as “the King” is 20-year-old Harrison, Ark. native Cody Slaughter.

The full lineup for the Fayetteville Roots Festival will be announced at a party on March 18 at Greenhouse Grille.

Tuesday Events

Cody Slaughter as Elvis Presley.

Fat Tuesday begins at around 7 p.m. at Sideways on Dickson Street. The Crowning of the Royalty of the Demented Krewe of Dickson will be held around 8 p.m. The Krewe will then parade with the Billy Zydeco Band through sponsoring clubs on Dickson Street.

Also tonight, Walton Arts Center begins an eight-show run of Million Dollar Quartet, George’s hosts Dead Man Flats and Dumptruck Butterlips, and The Lightbulb Club has a Mardi Gras party with DJ Clunk.

Full list:

JJ’s Grill: Jeff Fox
Rogue: The Sexy Slam
Nightbird Books: Fayetteville Stitch & Bitch
Dickson Street: Fat Tuesday on Dickson Street
Pesto Cafe: Jed Clampit
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Benjamin Pierce – Tuba and Mei-Hsuan Huang – Piano Faculty Concert
Walton Arts Center: Million Dollar Quartet
Rowdy Beaver Den: Catfish Jackson
JR’s Lightbulb Club: Mardi Gras w/ DJ Clunk
Dickson Street Pub: Jam Stain
George’s Majestic Lounge: Dead Man Flats / Dumptruck Butterlips

Tuesday Public Meetings

10:00 a.m.Pre-Bid Meeting: Bid 12-22, Construction – Drake Field Hangar RehabDrake Field
6:00 p.m.City Council Meeting * (agenda)City Hall, Room 219

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

Tuesday Birthdays

Locals: Amanda Vaughn, Cassie Peters, Cheryl Walsh, Chung Tan, Erik Pollock, Laura Jacobs, Mario Moreno, Ashley Lancaster, Roy Farley, Ryan Jordal, and Teresa Niblett.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.
Others: Record company executive David Geffen is 69, actor Anthony Daniels (C3P0 in Star Wars) is 66, keyboardist Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads) is 63, actor Kelsey Grammer is 57, singer Mary Chapin Carpenter is 54, actor William Baldwin is 49, bassist Eric Wilson (Sublime) is 42, actress Jennifer Love Hewitt is 33, actress Ellen Page is 25, actor Corbin Bleu is 23.