Fayetteville City Council alderwoman Adella Gray announced Saturday that she plans to seek election to represent Arkansas House District 84. Gray is serving her second four-year term on the Fayetteville City Council. Should she win against the incumbent, Rep. Charlie Collins, R-Fayetteville, she’ll be forced to resign her council seat under state law. After that, it’s up to the council to either elect a replacement themselves or call a special citywide election.
Friday was the last day the Johnson Post Office was open. The quaint office, which opened in 1992, was officially closed on Saturday.
Congrats to commenter Charlie for winning our Arkansas-Ole Miss game prediction contest on Saturday. The Hogs beat the Rebels 29-24 and are now No. 8 in both the USA Today and Associated Press polls. Curiously, the Hogs dropped a spot to No. 10 in the BCS standings.
Locals: Jeffrey Madden, Elizabeth Wax, Frank Edmonds III, Dusti Bauer, Iris Lee, Paul Thurman, Ken Lockman, Kevin Harrington, Suzanne Culp Johnson, Tim Taylor, Colin Brooks and Stacy Liles.
Others: Bassist Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones) is 75, actor Kevin Kline is 64, singer Monica is 31, TV personality Tila Tequila is 30 and recording artist Drake is 24.
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San Francisco-based Beats Antique is in town tonight for a show at George’s Majestic Lounge. The group made a serious festival run this summer taking their world music-influenced electronica to Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and the localish Wakarusa.
Tickets are $15 at georgesmajesticlounge.com.
Also tonight, JR’s hosts a Tom Waits appreciation party co-hosted by Sound Warehouse. 61-year-old Waits is set to release his latest album “Bad As Me” tomorrow on ANTI- records. The album is Waits’ first of new music in seven years. Expect an evening of Tom Waits music at JR’s, then at midnight, Sound Warehouse will begin selling the new album.
There’s more tonight, too. Here’s the list:
- George’s Majestic Lounge: Beats Antique / R/D
- JJ’s Grill: Jones n’ Leah
- JR’s Lightbulb Club: Tom Waits record release/appreciation night
- Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Euphonium Tuba Masterclass featuring Guest Artist: Matthew Tropman – Euphonium & Tuba
- Rowdy Beaver Den: Lacy Morris
- The Perk: Open acoustic jam
- Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Jam night
* Meetings scheduled to be televised by the Fayetteville Government Channel are indicated with an asterisk