Upper Lip Is Hairy Business

The Kruth Talks: May 26

Facial hair is making a comeback and in grand fashion.

Recently, a new shop called “The Mustache: Goods & Wears” opened at 15 S. Block Ave. on the Fayetteville square. The shop hosts mustache T-shirts, baby bibs and the ever-clever mustache-on-a-stick.

Hastings ran “Mustache Must-haves” in their Sunday newspaper advertisement insert, which featured a mustache magnet, bandages and flask.

To top it off, the Beards and Moustaches World Championship took place recently in Norway. International mustache competitions are drawing the attention of the world. U.S. competitors took hold of the gold in the Imperial, Hungarian and Freestyle categories. Overall the U.S. was one gold metal shy of Germany’s championship seven. For images, view www.worldbeardchampionships.com.

Gulley Park Concerts

Beginning today, May 26, the Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Division anticipates launching its 15th year of free live music at Gulley Park. All concerts will be at 7 p.m. on a Thursday.
The performance schedule:
• May 26 — Patricia Vonne
• June 9 — Tiffany Christopher
• June 23 — Waylon Pierce
• July 14 — Casual Flyze & the Earth
• July 18 — Tim Brantley
• Aug. 11 — Uncrowned Kings.
The music is free. Food from Lucky Luke’s, Maggie Moo’s, Mojo’s Pints & Pies, Tropical Smoothie and Qdoba will be available for purchase.

Back In Blue

Eureka Springs Blues Weekend is June 2-5.
Shows will be held at several venues around Eureka Springs featuring artists such as Coco Montoya, Elvin Bishop, Buddy Shute, Tinsley Ellis, Lionel Young, Marquise Knox, Little Joe McLerran and many others. Some shows are free, including the noon performance on Saturday with George Hunt where the first 50 kids will receive a Hohner harmonica.
Advance tickets are on sale through May 31 and then will be available on the day of the show from noon until showtime at the merchandise tent at the Auditorium. Proceeds will benefit the Blue’s Foundation Handy Artist Relief Fund and Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. Visit www.eurekaspingsblues.com for more information.

Dalai Lama Is Only Human

The transcripts, video and photo gallery from the May 11 visit of the Dalai Lama are now available at
True to the difficulty in understanding the speech of the Buddhist monk, there are several (inaudible) and many (laughter) inserts by the transcriber. It is understandable why some left frustrated, unable to hear or understand.
That frustration may only fade to confusion or disappointment as the events are reviewed. Hopefully, however, most can find some nugget of enlightenment in the thoughts of these discussions.

Pantry Gets Gift

The Walmart Foundation donated nearly $37,000 to the Full Circle Campus Food Pantry at the University of Arkansas. The funds will be used to keep the shelves stocked, pay for an intern to help run the facility, install an alarm system and build a reception area.

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