Daily Flyer: Wednesday, May 7, 2014

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Local news

New public art from Irish artist Maser is being installed and painted on West Avenue.

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Visitors to Fayetteville’s downtown entertainment district will soon have a new piece of public art to enjoy.

In case you missed it, Fayetteville City Council meetings now start a half an hour earlier.

Speaking of meetings, here’s a recap from last night’s City Council meeting.

City officials are seeking proposals from artists for a trailside recycling-themed sculpture off North Street in Fayetteville.

A new health fair and expo will make its debut in Fayetteville this weekend.

Local comedian and teacher Troy Gittings of Comedians NWA recently joined the lineup at Nerdies.

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The Arkansas basketball team will travel to Iowa State in December as part of the annual SEC-Big 12 Challenge next season.

The fourth-ranked Arkansas women’s golf team left for Stillwater, Okla. today in preparation for the 2014 NCAA Central Regional Championship at Karsten Creek golf and Country Club.


Wednesday Events

6:30 p.m.  Crystal Bridges Museum: Tulsa Opera performs The Great Gatsby
6 p.m.  Bear’s Place: Wednesday night Blues Therapy Sessions
6 p.m.  JJ’s Grill: Tim Meitzen
6:30 p.m.  Nightbird Books: Poetry Book Club
6:30 p.m.  Fayetteville Public Library: A Special Mother’s Day Performance by Harmonia
6:30 p.m.  Arsaga’s at The Depot: Live jazz w/ Adams Collins, Johnny Arredondo and friends
7 p.m.  Foghorn’s on Green Acres: Open Mic Night
7 p.m.  Jose’s: Karaoke
8 p.m.  Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Rickett Pass / Tavern Trivia! / Dumptruck Boyz
9 p.m.  JR’s Lightbulb Club: Stardeath And White Dwarfs / The Airplanes

Wednesday Meetings

3:30 p.m.Policemen’s Pension Meeting with Garrison FinancialCity Hall, Room 111

Wednesday Birthdays

Locals/Expats: Ashlyn Metheny, Heather Empsall, Donna Stjerna, Natalie Giesa and Murray Williams.
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Others: Singer Jimmy Ruffin is 75, singer Thelma Houston is 71, drummer Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead is 68, actor Michael E. Knight is 55, guitarist Phil Campbell of Motorhead is 53, actress Traci Lords is 46, singer Eagle-Eye Cherry is 43, actor Breckin Meyer is 40, drummer Matt Helders of Arctic Monkeys is 28 and comedian Aidy Bryant is 27.