Daily Flyer: Tuesday, April 24

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News Briefs

Demolition is complete at the 555 Maple site on the corner of West Avenue and Maple Street.

Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

Nothing’s official yet, but the four possible locations for a planned downtown parking deck seem to have been narrowed by half.

The University of Arkansas is participating in a vote to host a commercial for ESPN College Gameday on campus in Fayetteville. You can vote once per day at gamedayvote.com.

Speaking of the UA, officials will announce John L. Smith as the new interim head football coach at a press conference at 2 p.m. today.

It’s hard to believe, but our friends at TheatreSquared are already wrapping up Season 6 here in Fayetteville with their current production, “The Fall of the House.” Want to win some tickets?

Here are this week’s deals and news from our Flyer Sponsors!

Tuesday Events


Brian McElhenney and Nick Kocher, of comedy sketch group BriTANicK will be in the Union Ballroom on the UA campus at 8 p.m. tonight to perform stand-up and sketches inspired by their popular Youtube videos. Seating for the free event is first come, first served.

Also tonight, George’s hosts the annual Spring Market, and the Arkansas baseball team hosts Oral Roberts at 6:35 p.m. inside Baum Stadium.

The full list:

Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
The North Forty: Spring Market benefiting Womenade NWA
JJ’s Grill: Ben Coulter
Baum Stadium: Razorback Baseball- Arkansas Vs. Oral Roberts
George’s Majestic Lounge: Heifer Benefit
Nightbird Books: Ozark Poets and Writers Collective
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Jason North & Sara
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: UA Saxophone Ensemble Concert
Pesto Cafe: Jed Clampit
UA Student Union: Comedy w/ BriTANick

Tuesday Public Meetings

2:00 p.m.Bid Opening: Bid 12-34, Fire Department Thermal ImagersCity Hall, Room 326
4:30 p.m.City Council Agenda Session * (agenda)City Hall, Room 326
5:15 p.m.Equipment Committee *City Hall, Room 326
5:30 p.m.Fayetteville Forward Local Food GroupCity Hall, Room 111
6:15 p.m.Street Committee * (agenda)City Hall, Room 326

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

Tuesday Birthdays

Amanda Weikel-Sanchez, April Bailey, Bryan Brandon, Amy Blankenship, David Greer, Denise Johnson, Diane Abeyta, Jennifer Watert, Mike Abbiatti, Mitchell Standridge, Liz Guinn Miller, Tabby Holmes, and Will Simmons.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.
Others: Actress Shirley MacLaine is 78, actress-singer-director Barbra Streisand is 70, comedian Cedric the Entertainer is 48, actor Djimon Hounsou is 48, actor Austin Nichols is 32, actress Sasha Barrese is 31, and singer Kelly Clarkson is 30.