Daily Flyer: Monday, May 7

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News Briefs

Twenty-one groups have requested over $300,000 in special funding from the A&P Commission this month including Fayetteville Underground artists who are seeking help to renovate and lease temporary space inside the GCM Building on the downtown square.

Staff photo, Fayetteville Flyer

The lineups for the six music stages at the upcoming Block Street Block Party were released Friday along with several other details about the event.

This week’s public meetings include the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board on Monday, the Walton Arts Center Council on Tuesday and the Environmental Action Committee on Thursday. Full list here.

Arkansas blues legend Michael Burks died yesterday following an apparent heart attack. According to a statement from record label owner Bruce Iglauer, Burks collapsed in customs at the Atlanta International Airport after returning from a European tour.

Burks’ death came just two days after the death of another legendary musician. Adam “MCA” Yauch, the rapper and co-founder of hip-hop trio the Beastie Boys, died Friday after a three-year battle with cancer.

Monday Events


Rain – A Tribute To The Beatles, returns to Fayetteville for a performance tonight at the Walton Arts Center. Tickets range from $38-$54 and are available by calling 443-5600 or through waltonartscenter.org.

Also today, Tanglewood Branch Beer Co. will debut five original beers during the Monday happy hour from 3 to 7 p.m.

Full list:

Fayetteville Public Library: BookTalk @ Night
JJ’s Grill: Cody & Ben
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Matt Jenkins
Walton Arts Center: Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles
The Perk: Open acoustic jam
Powerhouse Seafood: Jones ‘n Leah
Pesto Cafe: Darren Ray

Monday Public Meetings

8:00 a.m.Civil Service Commission – Election of OfficersPolice Department, Briefing Room
8:30 a.m.Civil Service Commission – Entry Level Police Officer InterviewsPolice Department, Briefing Room
3:45 p.m.Board of Adjustments *City Hall, Room 111
5:30 p.m.Parks and Recreation Advisory Board *City Hall, Room 111

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

Monday Birthdays

Locals: Murray Williams, Donna Stjerna, Ashlyn Metheny, and Natalie Giesa.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.
Others: Drummer Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead is 66m, actor Ned Bellamy is 55, guitarist Phil Campbell of Motorhead is 51, actress Traci Lords is 44, and actor Breckin Meyer is 38.