Daily Flyer: Wednesday, Sept. 26

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News Briefs

Work continues this week on a $7 million renovation project at the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority house on the University of Arkansas campus. The plan is to add 10,000 square feet to the 47-year-old house at Maple Street and Leverett Avenue.

Photo: Todd Gill, Flyer staff

It’s no secret that the Walton Arts Center plans to build a brand new, 2,200-seat theater in Bentonville in the near future. That, however, won’t happen before the original Fayetteville facility receives a much-needed facelift and expansion.

Fayetteville Police Chief Greg Tabor announced street closure plans for the 13th Annual Bikes, Blues and BBQ motorcycle rally, set for Wednesday, Sept. 26 through Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has acquired a rarely-seen Mark Rothko painting that has only been exhibited twice and has been in a private Swiss collection since the mid-1960s.

Don Williams will be at Walton Arts Center on Tuesday, Oct. 9, and we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to the show. Try to win ‘em.

Wednesday Events

Dickson Street: Bikes, Blues & BBQ
George’s Majestic Lounge: My Darkest Days / Otherwise / Day After Mourning
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: DJ EJ’s Wheels of Steel: Reggae & Africa Rhythms / Simpsons Trivia
Jose’s: Karaoke Krazy
Kingfish: Isayah’s Allstars
JJ’s Grill: Jeff Fox
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: David Bright and Friends
Herman’s Ribhouse: Copelin
Foghorn’s on College: Open mic w/ Effron White

Wednesday Public Meetings

9:00 a.m.Technical Plat Review (agenda)City Hall, Room 326
2:00 p.m.How to use WebMaps on AccessFayetteville.orgCity Hall, Room 326
7:00 p.m.LWV Mayoral Candidate Forum *City Hall, Room 219

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

Wednesday Birthdays

Locals: Kevin Nail, Leea Ewing, Jenny DuVall, Darren Ray, Michael Zoeller, Meggi Wardein, Stephanie Wilson-Scott, Elaine Belcher, Hugh Earnest, Sarah Graves and Autumn Tolbert.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.

Others: Actor Philip Bosco is 82, country singer David Frizzell is 71, actress Mary Beth Hurt is 66, singer Olivia Newton-John is 64, actress Melissa Sue Anderson is 50, singer Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men is 40, singer Christina Milian is 31 and pro tennis player Serena Williams is 31.