Daily Flyer: Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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Local news

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The Walton Arts Center will be closed for several weeks while crews work to repair the center’s roofing system.

Fayetteville Roots Festival organizers this week responded to the news that the Walton Arts Center is closed. Officials said they have a “Plan B” in place for the event, if necessary.

Country superstar Tim McGraw last week tweeted that he was booked to play at the AMP on Aug. 7. Officials confirmed the news yesterday, and announced ticket prices and opening acts.

We’ve scoured the internets to put together a list of the fireworks displays throughout the area this year. What did we miss?

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Sports

Former Arkansas baseball player Dominic Ficociello had his 17-game hit streak snapped Tuesday night in the West Michigan Whitecaps’ 5-4 loss to the Lansing Lugnuts.

The Razorback men’s basketball team will play at SMU on Tuesday, Nov. 25 in the second game of a home-and-home series that began last year at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

 

Wednesday Events

6 p.m.  Fayetteville Public Library: Explore Your Senses: Quilting Series
6 p.m.  JJ’s Grill: Jim Mills
6 p.m.  Bear’s Place: Wednesday night Blues Therapy Sessions
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.  Nightbird Books: Adrianne Lenker / Buck Meek
9 p.m.  George’s Majestic Lounge: The Domestic / Holy Smoke / Animal Noise

Wednesday Meetings

Time Meeting Location
1:30 p.m. Spring International Students Visit with the Mayor City Hall, Room 219
1:30 p.m. NWA Regional Planning Commission NWA Regional Planning Commission Office

Wednesday Birthdays

Locals/Expats: Neal Crawford, Jennifer Irwin, Amber Holloway, James Miller and Jeremy Couey.
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Others: Actress June Lockhart is 89, singer Carly Simon is 69, chef Anthony Bourdain is 58, actor Ricky Gervais is 53, singer George Michael is 51, artist Lauren Faust is 40, actress Linda Cardellini is 39 and DJ Lala Vazquez is 35.