Daily Flyer: Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

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From the Flyer

Crews work to repair the roof at the Walton Arts Center on Dickson Street in Fayetteville.

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The Walton Arts Center box office is back open for business in Fayetteville. Officials said crews have completed a project to repair problems with the trusses above the stage in Baum Walker Hall.

Fayetteville City Council members passed a controversial anti-discrimination ordinance early Wednesday morning following nearly 10 hours of public discussion and debate that began Tuesday evening inside City Hall.

We recently interviewed the talented Alabama duo, The Secret Sisters, as part of our pre-festival coverage of the Fayetteville Roots Festival.

Shogun’s first beer tasting event was so successful, they’re having another one (paid ad)!

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From the UA

A welcoming ceremony for new students is set for 4 p.m. Sunday in Bud Walton Arena and will be followed by a Burger Bash at 5 p.m. in the Gardens.


Thursday Events

7 a.m.  Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
6 p.m.  JJ’s Grill: Tim Meitzen
6 p.m.  Jose’s: Left of Center
6:30 p.m.  Nightbird Books: Gender Book Club
7 p.m.  Ryleigh’s: Comedy open mic
7 p.m.  Powerhouse Seafood: Red Ambition
7 p.m.  Foghorn’s on Green Acres: Isayah Warford
8 p.m.  Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Dead Irish Blues
9 p.m.  21st Amendment: Rooftop Revival
9 p.m.  George’s Majestic Lounge: Goose
10 p.m.  JR’s Lightbulb Club: Richard Album / Peace Of The Sea / Slayer Kitty

Thursday Meetings

1 p.m.Keep Fayetteville BeautifulCity Hall, Room 326
3 p.m.Bid Opening: Construction – Directional BoringCity Hall, Room 111
4:30 p.m.Planning Agenda Session and Tour *City Hall, Room 111
5:30 p.m.Telecommunications Board *City Hall, Room 326
6:30 p.m.Southeast Fayetteville Community CenterCity Hall, Room 111

Thursday Birthdays

Locals/Expats: Larry Henry, Scoot Walton, Kristina Thomas, Mary Scheele, Chadd Wilson, J Bell Richey, Jim Key, Michael Bahn and John Berry.
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Celebrities: Actor Melvin Van Peebles is 82, country singer Kenny Rogers is 76, actress Kim Cattrall is 58, actress Carrie Anne Moss is 47, Olympian Usain Bolt is 28, country singer Kacey Musgraves is 26, actress Hayden Panettiere is 25 and actor Maxim Knight is 15.