Daily Flyer: Thursday, May 17

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News Briefs

All’s quiet on Block Avenue, but not for long. The annual Block Street Block Party is this Sunday, May 20.

Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

The 2012 Block Street Block Party is this Sunday. We’ll have a full guide published later today.

Several city officials and other involved parties officially broke ground on Fayetteville’s first modern roundabout during a ceremony held earlier this week. Here’s more info including photos and the plans.

Paste Magazine released their list of “12 Arkansas Bands You Should Listen To Now,”, and three Fayetteville bands made the cut.

Alley 38, a multi-location performance in downtown Fayetteville, starts Monday. Our contributor, Tobias Wray, has more on that.

Thursday Events

Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
JJ’s Grill: Russ Hutchison
Fresco Cafe & Pub: Anthony Ball & Friends
Foghorn’s on College: Michael Shaw
Jammin’ Java: Acoustic jam
Jose’s: Earl & Them
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Community Music School: Spring Recital
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: The Phosphenes
Dickson Street Pub: Jimmy Garrett
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Isayah Warford / Carter Sampson
Rowdy Beaver Den: Leah & the Mojo Doctors
Kingfish: Joe Mack / Cody Russell
Powerhouse Seafood: Boom Kinetic
George’s Majestic Lounge: Trapt / The Dreaming / Candlelight Red
UARK Bowl: Stand-up Open Mic
Legacy Blues Lounge: Walter Savage / Big Bluesy / Amanda Rey
JR’s Lightbulb Club: Stardeath And White Dwarfs / Swimming
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Matt & Gus

Thursday Public Meetings

2:00 p.m.Bid Opening: Bid 12-46, Construction – Drake Field Pavement Rehab & RestripingCity Hall, Room 326
3:00 p.m.Bid Opening: Bid 12-44, Topsoil & Bid 12-45, Tree GratesCity Hall, Room 326
3:30 p.m.Spring International StudentsCity Hall, Room 219
5:30 p.m.Telecommunications Board *City Hall, Room 326
6:30 p.m.Southeast Fayetteville Community CenterYvonne Richardson Center

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

Thursday Birthdays

Locals: Betty Adams, Chris Brown, Deana Smedlund, James Patton, Juergen Lottmann, Renee Arnold and Wayne Hogan.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.
Others: Singer Taj Mahal is 70, actor Bill Paxton is 57, comedian Bob Saget is 56, TV producer Simon Fuller is 52, singer Enya is 51, talk show host Craig Ferguson is 50, musician Trent Reznor is 47 and actress Leven Rambin is 22.