Daily Flyer: Wednesday, March 21

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News Briefs

The Arkansas Music Pavilion tent was recently installed at its new location in the southeast corner of the Washington County Fairgrounds.

Staff photo, Fayetteville Flyer

Arkansas Music Pavilion officials have so far announced six shows for the 2012 season including Cake, Wilco, and most recently Ted Nugent. The venue moves to a new location this year at the Washington County Fairgrounds.

Demolition of Maple Street Apartments this week brought yet another sign that a large-scale student housing complex – 555 Maple – is on its way. Developers for the project are also planning major complexes just around the corner on Lafayette Street and across from the UA campus on Cleveland Street.

Speaking of demolition, the Fayetteville High School gyms are being torn down this week. Work began this morning, according to a photo album posted to the district’s Facebook page.

The City Council last night approved a design contract for a southern extension of Frisco Trail which would stretch a half mile from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to Walker Park.

In business news, Lewis & Clark Outfitters is opening a location on the UA campus and Farrell’s Lounge is expanding on Dickson Street.

Wednesday Events

Sun Parade

There’s a good show at Smoke & Barrel Tavern tonight with indie folk rockers The Sun Parade. The Northampton, Mass. band was just in Austin for SXSW and is headed back north in preparation for an April 3 release of their excellent upcoming album, Yossis.

Also playing Smoke & Barrel tonight are Brooklyn’s Backwords and P JP & the Gilberts.

The full list:

Greenhouse Grille: Tiffany Christopher
JJ’s Grill: Stevie Tombstone
Legacy Blues Lounge: Kathy Cole and Buddy Shute
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Singer Songwriter Circle
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Old Time Fiddle Jam
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Backwords / JP & The Gilberts / The Sun Parade

Wednesday Public Meetings

5:00 p.m.Ordinance Review Committee *City Hall, Room 326
5:00 p.m.Washington County Regional Ambulance AuthorityStation 1

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

Wednesday Birthdays

Locals: Cameron Housley, Dave Johnson, Debra DuBois, Erin Bridges, George Bearden, Jake Fout, Jeff Grewe, Jennifer Jones, Jill Briley, Lonny Wheeler, Nanny Davis, Nick Hamon, O’Shay DuBois, Tony Canova, and Warren Dietzel.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.
Others: Actor Timothy Dalton is 66, singer Eddie Money is 63, actress Sabrina LeBeauf (The Cosby Show) is 54, actor Matthew Broderick is 50, actress-comedian Rosie O’Donnell is 50, and DJ Premier of Gang Starr is 43.

Sun Parade