Daily Flyer: Monday, Aug. 20

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News Briefs

Recently finished additions to Fayetteville High School include an 850-seat performing arts center which holds nearly three times as many people as the old auditorium (more photos here).

Photo: Todd Gill, Flyer staff

FHS students returned to class today with school additions that include an 850-seat performing arts center which holds nearly three times as many people as the old auditorium; a 2,200-seat sports arena with two practice gyms and locker rooms; and classrooms for drama, band, orchestra and choir.

Mayor Lioneld Jordan’s next town hall meeting is tonight from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Butterfield Trail Village. As with all town hall meetings, the event is open to anyone interested in knowing more about local government issues. Those in attendance can enter a free drawing to win a print by Fayetteville artist Beth Pauvlinch.

Speaking of meetings, this week’s scheduled public meetings include a Town Hall meeting on Monday, a City Council meeting on Tuesday, plus a school board meeting and a public meeting about the Center Street sidewalk improvements on Thursday.

CBS Sports Network today announced a new, seven-episode series featuring an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the Arkansas Razorbacks’ 2012 football season.

Monday Events

JJ’s Grill: Chris Jerry
The Perk: Open acoustic jam
Pesto Cafe: Darren Ray
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Otis
Powerhouse Seafood: Paper Jam
Rogue: Bermuda / Those That Remain / Hellbeast / Savage Spawn

Monday Public Meetings

4:00 p.m.Public Library Board of TrusteesPublic Library, Henry Board Room
7:00 p.m.Mayor’s Town Hall Meeting *Butterfield Trail Village

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

Monday Birthdays

Locals: Josh Clemence, Laikan Johnson, Elizabeth Soto, Mark Krause, Lisa Johnson, Toni Ivanoski, Sara Moore, Melodye Purdy, Joseph Corn, Donna Roy, Clara Morgan, JR Smith, Rebecca LaTourette, Cara Ham and Drew Poole.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.

Others: Trombone player Jimmy Pankow of Chicago is 65, singer Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin is 64, singer-songwriter John Hiatt is 60, Today show weatherman Al Roker is 58, actress Joan Allen is 56, rapper KRS-One is 47 and singer-actress Demi Lovato is 20.