Daily Flyer: Thursday, April 10, 2014

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Local news

Now that the weather is cooperating, Fayetteville residents can finally celebrate the return of First Thursday tonight on the downtown square.

Maya Angelou has canceled her scheduled appearance tomorrow at the Fayetteville Public Library over concerns for her health.

Local organic grocer Ozark Natural Foods has responded to the news of a possible Fayetteville Whole Foods location.

Here are a few photos from this year’s Blues in the Natural State festival.

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TheatreSquared’s Hamlet opens this week, with a preview performance set for tonight at Nadine Baum Studios.

The Independent will celebrate their one-year anniversary tonight during First Thursday with a Gant Rugger trunk show, Fossil Cove beer, the Baller Foodtruck, and more.

Outdoor live music is back at Kingfish for the season. Preston Keith is scheduled for tonight.

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The Arkansas baseball team raced out to an early lead last night to secure a 9-2 win over UNLV in Fayetteville.

Razorback football head coach Bret Bielema yesterday announced the hire of E.K. Franks as Director of Recruiting.


Thursday Events

7 a.m.  Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
5:30 p.m.  Independent Denim & Essentials: 1-year Anniversary Party
5 p.m.  Fayetteville Square: First Thursday Fayetteville (makeup date)
5 p.m.  The Garden Room: Ozark Slow Food Hoopla
5:30 p.m.  Fayetteville Public Library: Free Flix: Dead Poets Society (PG)
6 p.m.  Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Degree recitals: Joel Head / Sarah Busch
6 p.m.  JJ’s Grill: Jeff Fox
7:30 p.m.  Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared: Hamlet
7 p.m.  Speakeasy: Comedy open mic night
7 p.m.  UA Campus: Blown Away: What Knot to Do When Sailing
8 p.m.  Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Voxana
8:30 p.m.  Kingfish: Preston Keith
9 p.m.  Smoke & Barrel Tavern: The Farewell Drifters
9 p.m.  George’s Majestic Lounge: The Mallett Brothers / Josh Abbott
10 p.m.  Jose’s: Throwdown Thursday
10 p.m.  Club Push: The Beat

Thursday Meetings

1:30 p.m.Airport Board *CanceledConference Room
4:30 p.m.Planning Agenda Session and Tour *City Hall, Room 111
5:30 p.m.Historic District Commission *City Hall, Room 326

Thursday Birthdays

Locals/Expats: Sarah Fine, Brittany Phillips, Jim Atkisson, Brittany Hughes, Shawna McFatrich, James Huffman, Norman Harrop, Stephanie Irving, Jordin Tarver-Rounds and Mary Claire.
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Others: Sportscaster John Madden is 78, reggae artist Bunny Wailer is 67, actor Steven Seagal is 63, singer Terre Roche of The Roches is 61, singer-producer Babyface is 56, drummer Tim Alexander of Primus is 49, rapper Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest is 44, bassist Andrew Dost of Fun is 31, actor Ryan Merriman is 31, singer-actress Mandy Moore is 30, actor Haley Joel Osment is 26, singer-actress AJ Michalka of Aly and AJ is 23 and actress Ruby Jerins is 16.