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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Thursday To-Do: 'Arkansas Flyer'

Posted By on Wed, May 11, 2011 at 11:45 AM

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'ARKANSAS FLYER'
6 p.m., Wildwood Park for the Arts. $20.

KUAR celebrates Arkansas Heritage Month and the 115th anniversary of the Civil War during this year's installment of "Arkansas Flyer," the annual, twang-tinged music revue/comedy show/storytime hour/big ol' barbecue. The night, emceed once again by Amy Garland, the local songcraft and host of "Backroads," the terrific radio hour (KABF, Friday nights, 5 p.m.), features country swingers extraordinaire The Salty Dogs as house band, Fayetteville folk duo Still on the Hill's banjo and violin Ozarkia, Arkansas State University professor Gwendolyn Twillie spinning Civil War yarns and the return of the Invisible Radio Theater, performing old-time radio sketch comedy.

The night kicks off at 6 p.m. with a barbecue dinner catered by Capitol Smokehouse*.

*Approved by the late Jay Reatard(?!).

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