Daily Flyer: Thursday, Sept. 6

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News Briefs

Justin Lantz of AMP Sign & Banner hangs a sign advertising a new Sterling Frisco leasing office at Dickson Street and University Avenue Wednesday afternoon. The upscale, eco-friendly student housing development is currently under construction at Maple Street and West Avenue.

Photo: Todd Gill, Flyer staff

The University of Arkansas Tuesday announced a major gift toward a planned performing arts center on the Fayetteville campus. Jim and Joyce Faulkner of Little Rock have pledged $6 million to support the estimated $17 million cost to convert the university’s Old Field House building into a concert hall that would seat between 600-700 people.

A sculpture honoring Silas Hunt, the first African-American law student at the University of Arkansas, was dedicated on the UA campus last week. The Silas Hunt Memorial Sculpture, located between Old Main and the Academic Support Building, was created by University of Central Arkansas professor of art Bryan Massey Sr.

From everything we’ve heard, TheatreSquared has a hit on their hands with the hilarious new show, Noises Off, now playing at Nadine Baum Studios. We have two pair of tickets to the Sunday, Sept. 16 performance. Try to win!

Set your DVRs or VCRs, and get ready to watch for your friends on television this weekend. The Fayetteville episode of The Great Food Truck Race airs at 8 p.m. CST Sunday, Sept. 9. on the Food Network.

This week’s list of deals, specials and other news from Flyer Sponsors includes several drink specials, gameday offers and more.

Thursday Events

Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
Fayetteville Square: First Thursday Fayetteville
Fayetteville Underground: Art openings
Fayetteville Public Library: Free Flix Before 6: Hunger Games
Rowdy Beaver Den: Lil Hoojin
Fayetteville Square: Nathan A. & Max RPM
Foghorn’s on College: Michael Shaw
Fresco Cafe & Pub: Anthony Ball & Friends
Kingfish: Charlieshine
JJ’s Grill: Jerrod Mounce
Jose’s: Red Ambition
Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared’s Noises Off
UARK Bowl: Stand-up comedy: Stewart Huff / Keith Manning
Powerhouse Seafood: Copesetic
Herman’s Ribhouse: Effron White / John Davies / Richard Hartrick
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Craig Hagar
George’s Majestic Lounge: Elizabeth Cook
Fix Ultralounge: Deekline / Waldo / Tilly Time
LaLaLand: Mobius Strip / Archbuilders / Resin Hands
Legacy Blues Lounge: Soulful Sound / Mr. Blue

Thursday Public Meetings

4:00 p.m.Planning Agenda Session and Tour *City Hall, Room 111
6:00 p.m.Partners for Better HousingCity Hall, Room 111

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

Thursday Birthdays

Locals: Holly Rosen Bourland, Alejandro Aviles, Miranda Williams-watson, Paul White, Amanda Berens-Ota, Greg Franklin, Paul Nielsen, David Baltz and Benton Bandy.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.

Others: Country singer David Allan Coe is 73, singer-bassist Roger Waters of Pink Floyd is 69, comedian-actress Jane Curtin is 65, country singer Buddy Miller is 60, actor-comedian Jeff Foxworthy is 54, actor-comedian Michael Winslow is 54, country singer Mark Chesnutt is 49, actress Rosie Perez is 48, singer Macy Gray is 45, singer Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries is 41, singer Nina Persson of The Cardigans is 38 and rapper Foxy Brown is 34.