Daily Flyer: Thursday, April 4, 2013

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News Briefs

An empty lot on the University of Arkansas campus could one day be home to a 150-room hotel and conference center.

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The University of Arkansas is looking for a partner to build a hotel and conference center near the heart of campus, UA officials confirmed Wednesday.

The Razorback Regional FIRST Robotics Competition is tonight at Barnhill Arena. This year’s task is called “Ultimate Ascent,” where robots are designed to scoop up and toss flying discs to score points.

The city won’t be paying to demolish the dilapidated Tyson Mexican Original factory in southeast Fayetteville after all. Instead, a metal trader company will pay the city to disassemble and scrap the former plant at Huntsville and Happy Hollow roads.

Gregory Allen Isakov is set to return to Northwest Arkansas for two shows in May, one in Bella Vista and another in Fayetteville.

Thursday Events

11 a.m.  Bear’s Place: Richard Burnett
5 p.m.  Fayetteville Public Library: Violin Duo Recital
5 p.m.  Fayetteville Underground: Art openings – First Thursday
5 p.m.  UA Greek Theater: World on a String
5:30 p.m.  Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Fine Arts Lecture: Dr. Leslie King-Hammond
5 p.m.  East Square Plaza: Crafted Identities
5:30 p.m.  Studio 3: Tibet in Exile: A Photography Exhibition
7 p.m.  Sound Warehouse: Jed Clampit
6 p.m.  Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Live Celtic music
5 p.m.  Fayetteville Square: First Thursday
6 p.m.  Art Center of the Ozarks: Artist reception
6 p.m.  JJ’s Grill: Johnny Dale Roberts
7 p.m.  Pesto Cafe: Sarah Hughes
7:30 p.m.  Walton Arts Center: Inspirational Chorale: Spring Concert
7 p.m.  Kingfish: Voxana
7 p.m.  Jose’s: Joe Giles and The Homewreckers
8 p.m.  UARK Bowl: Comedy Open Mic
8 p.m.  Dickson Street Pub: Quinn Landrum
8 p.m.  Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Zac Bramhall Band
8 p.m.  George’s Majestic Lounge: Teenagers / Swimming / Shannon Wurst / Family History
9 p.m.  The Lightbulb Club: DJ Clunk
9 p.m.  Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Not Half Bad!

Thursday Meetings

3:30 p.m.Town and Gown Advisory Committee Subgroup BFire Station 1
4:30 p.m.Planning Agenda Session and Tour *City Hall, Room 111
6:00 p.m.Partners for Better HousingCity Hall, Room 111

Thursday Birthdays

Locals/Expats: Amanda Salov, Ted Bert, Matt Drachenberg, Evelyn Jones, Charlene Mower, Leigh Davis, Ken Smith and Joe Brock.

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Others: Author-poet Maya Angelou is 85, actor Craig T. Nelson is 69, comedian David Cross is 49, actor Robert Downey Jr. is 48, actress Nancy McKeon is 47, country singer Clay Davidson is 42, magician David Blaine is 40 and actress Jamie Lynn Spears is 22.