Daily Flyer: Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013

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News Briefs

Fire Captain Braden Flood leads a tour of Fayetteville Fire Station One during the city’s New Alderman Orientation program on Tuesday.

Photo: Todd Gill

The team behind Eco Modern Flats and Sterling Frisco are set to begin construction on a five-story, 175-unit building on the south side of Center Street between Duncan and Harmon avenues.

Fayetteville’s newest City Council members toured several of the city’s downtown facilities on Tuesday as part of the New Aldermen Orientation program.

The four-time Tony Award-winning Memphis musical will be at the Walton Arts Center for a string of performances from Feb. 5-10, and we’ve got two pairs of tickets to give away to the show.

Marshawn Powell led the Arkansas basketball team with 17 points last night as the Razorbacks beat Mississippi State 96-70 at Bud Walton Arena. The Hogs now enter into a tough five-game stretch with road games at South Carolina and Alabama before heading home to play Tennessee and Florida.

Thursday Events

11:30 a.m.  Bear’s Place: Richard Burnett
6 p.m.  JJ’s Grill: Tim Meitzen
6 p.m.  Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Clarke Buehling
6:30 p.m.  Jammin’ Java: Open acoustic jam
7:30 p.m.  Crystal Bridges Museum: Art Night Out at Crystal Bridges
8 p.m.  Dickson Street Pub: Klint, Danny and Gang
8 p.m.  George’s Majestic Lounge: Goose
8 p.m.  Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Adam Collins and Tom Anderson
9 p.m.  The Lightbulb Club: DJ Clunk
9 p.m.  Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Fork & Knife
8 p.m.  UARK Bowl: Comedy open mic
10 p.m.  Fix Ultralounge: Meat Katie / Drumaddic / Domewrekka

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Thursday Meetings

11:00 a.m.ADEQ Clean Up CertificationCombs Park
4:00 p.m.Planning Agenda Session and Tour *City Hall, Room 111
5:00 p.m.Fayetteville School Board ** (agenda)Adams Leadership Center
5:30 p.m.2013 Fayetteville Parks and Recreation
Advisory Board Orientation
Public Library, Walker Room
6:00 p.m.Housing Authority Board of Commissioners *City Hall, Room 111

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* Meetings scheduled to be televised by the Fayetteville Government Channel

Thursday Birthdays

Locals: Peggy Boyles, Sam Thompson, Kelly Stewart, Blew Reed, Jerry Griffith, Ryan Munn, Will Jordan and Tim Cooper.

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Others: Singer Aaron Neville is 72, singer Neil Diamond is 72, comedian Yakov Smirnoff is 62, actress Julie Dreyfus is 47, former U.S. Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton is 45, actor Ed Helms is 38 and actress Mischa Barton is 27.