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Volume 27 Issue #44
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ETSU to Participate in Release of ‘Johnson City Sessions’ Box Set music, and documented the music repertoires and styles of numerous talented semi-‐ professional and amateur musicians from across the region. The new box set from Bear Family Records will include all the extant recordings from the 1928 and 1929 Johnson City Sessions—100 recordings on 4 CDs by such acts as Charlie Bowman, Clarence “Tom” Ashley, the Grant Brothers, and the Roane County Ramblers— and a 136-‐page hardcover book about those sessions authored by Olson and Russell. During the reception, Dr. Ted Olson, an ETSU faculty member in Appalachian Studies, will introduce Tony Russell, his collaborator on both “The Johnson City Sessions” and “The Bristol Sessions” CD box sets. Olson and Russell received a Grammy nomination in 2011 for Best Album Notes for their co-‐authorship of the book accompanying “The Bristol Sessions.” That box set also
This ad appeared in October 1928 in the Johnson City Chronicle East Tennessee State University will participate in the worldwide release of Bear Family Records’ box set of “The Johnson City Sessions 1928-‐ 1929: Can You Sing or Play Old-‐ Time Music?” with a reception on Thursday, Oct. 17, from 4:30-‐ 6 p.m. in the Reece Museum. The event is free and open to the public. Call (423) 439-‐4392 for further information. The Johnson City Sessions followed on the heels of the 1927-‐1928 Bristol Sessions, often called “The Big Bang of Country Music.” The Bristol Sessions were responsible for launching the careers of two famous musical acts, Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family, as well as increasing interest in the musical style that came to be called country music. Under the watchful eyes of legendary Columbia Records scout Frank B. Walker, the Johnson City Sessions represented a fascinating and eclectic range of Appalachian
Charlie Bowman -‐ photo courtesy of Dave Freeman
Roane County Ramblers -‐ photo courtesy of Dave Freeman received a Grammy nomination in 2011 for Best Historical Recording. Russell is a British historian of American vernacular music ϐ subject. He will relate how he became involved in researching American music and will share details of his experiences in what he calls “old-‐time music archaeology.” The ETSU Old Time Pride Band, led by Assistant Professor Roy Andrade, will perform a sampler of music from the “Johnson City Sessions” recordings. Also attending will be Tom McCarroll, son of Uncle Jimmy McCarroll, who led Sessions stars The Roane County Ramblers. Other events surrounding the launching of the CD include an appearance by Russell and Olson, as well as Richard Weize of Bear Family Records, on the “Studio One” live radio show on WETS-‐ FM (89.5 FM), ETSU’s public ϐǡ ǡ Oct. 19, at 1 p.m.The ETSU Old Time Pride Band will perform selections from the Johnson City Sessions on the show. Also, at 7 p.m. that day, there will be a Johnson City Sessions Box Set Release Party at the Down Home with performances of 1920s-‐era Appalachian music by Hello Stranger, the Corklickers, the ETSU Old Time
Pride Band and the ETSU Blues Band. Tickets for the event are $20. On Sunday, Oct. 20, beginning at 5 p.m., there will be a special V.I.P. gala event at The Venue featuring a gathering of family members of the original Johnson City Sessions musicians. This event is open to the public and will feature music by the Bowman Family and the ETSU Blues Band. At 7 p.m. that evening, a recording of the syndicated “Mountain Stage” radio show will be held in the Martha Street Culp auditorium in ETSU’s D.P. Culp University Center. Featured performers include Tim O’Brien, Darrell Scott, Sarah Jarosz, Old Man Luedecke, The Deadly Gentlemen and the ETSU Old Time Pride Band. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Call (423) 439-‐8587 for ticket information for both of the Sunday events. Individuals who have questions concerning access or who wish to request disability accommodations, such as accessible seating, alternative formats for materials or sign language interpreters should contact ETSU Disability Services at (423) 439-‐8346 by Wednesday, Oct. 9. Attempts ϐǢ Continued on page 5
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however, requests made after Oct. 9 are not guaranteed. Copies of the Johnson City Sessions box set will be available for purchase at the above-‐
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Byrd Moore and His Hot Shots (left to right, are Byrd Moore, Clarence Greene, Clarence Ashley) photo Courtesy of the Charles K. Wolfe Collection
described events, and copies can also be purchased at Nelson Fine Art Center in downtown Johnson City, at the Birthplace of Country
ϐ Bristol, and via various on-‐line retail outlets.
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Legion Street Pool Annual Fishout October 12th Legion Street Pool will be ϐ on Saturday, Oct. 12, with 2,000 rainbow trout up for grabs in Johnson City’s annual “Say YES to Fishing, Say NO to Drugs”
ϐǤ ͵ǦͳͶ invited to participate from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in this free event. Poles and bait will be provided, and hundreds of prizes will be given. Volunteers will clean the ϐ take them home to cook! Then, on Sunday, Oct. 13, the rest of the community is invited ϐ for a donation of $10 per hour
ȋ ϐ program). Fishing will take place from noon until 5 p.m.
“Say YES to Fishing, Say NO to Drugs” was started in 1989 as a way to get area youths involved
in a fun, wholesome activity. “We want to encourage young people’s interest in the positive things life has to offer, and to discourage involvement with drugs,” said Johnson City Police Chief Mark Sirois. The program has seen broad-‐ based community support ever since. Area sponsors provide prizes, exhibits and activities for participants. Local volunteers donate their time to work the event, along with representatives from the Johnson City Police and Fire departments, Johnson City Parks and Recreation Department, Washington County ǯ ϐ ǡ National Guard. For more information, contact the Johnson City Police Department at (423)434-‐6122.
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16th Annual Wildlife Weekend October 11 & 12 Steele Creek Park
The 16th Annual Wildlife Weekend has been scheduled for October 11 and 12, 2013. The City of Bristol Tennessee along with the Friends of Steele Creek Nature Center and Park are the sponsors of the jam-‐packed weekend. The event begins on Friday evening at 6:30 PM at the Lodge located within Steele Creek Park with a talk by John Pickering of Discover Life organization. Mr. Pickering is also associated with the University of Georgia. The annual Art and Photography Show will be awarding prizes to the winners of the show during a reception, sponsored by the Friends group. The day will end with a Moth Party hosted by Mr. Pickering. The entire Weekend’s activities are free to the public. On Saturday morning the program will begin with an Early Bird Walk and Bird Banding, other walks will be taken ϐǡ fungi, animal tracking and the creek. A Geology Hike and Cave Crawl will be hosted mid-‐afternoon by Jeremy Stout, the parks’ Naturalist. Space is limited for this program requiring pre-‐registration. There will be ongoing exhibits and activities from 10 AM to 2 PM. Some of those activities include Skins and Skulls with the Gray Fossil Site, Fossil Casing ǡ ϐ display with Nancy Barrigar, Birds of Prey with Bays Mountain hosts, Hands on Museum, Nature Crafts and Fossils with J.R. Arnold. Check in for all activities
are at the Steele Creek Park Lodge. Call 423-‐989-‐5616 or visit the Nature Center for more information. Bring your own lunch and enjoy the beauty of Bristol’s Steele Creek Park.
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Bear Grass Acoustic Coffeehouse October 9th, 10pm
Troy, Â NY-Ââ€?based Â indie Â quartet Â Bear Â Grass Â has Â announced Â the Â pre-Ââ€?release Â of Â their Â full-Ââ€?length Â album Â Stories Â in Â Books. Â Â The Â album Â will Â be Â available Â from Â their Â Bandcamp Â page. Â Â The Â lead Â single Â â€œLazy Â Makeâ€? Â is Â currently Â available Â for Â free Â download. Â Â Bear Â Grass Â blends Â elements Â of Â folk, Â rock, Â and Â homespun Â trip-Ââ€?hop Â to Â add Â new Â texture Â to Â the Â quirky Â artistry Â of Â Katie Â Hammon. Â Drawing Â Â‘Â? Â‹Â?Ď?ÂŽÂ—Â‡Â?Â…Â‡Â• ÂŽÂ‹Â?Â‡ ÂƒÂ—Â”Âƒ Â‡Â‹Â”Â• ÂƒÂ?Â† Â›Â‡ ÂƒÂ?ÇĄ Â–ÂŠÂ‡ music Â is Â sometimes Â dark, Â but Â always Â captivating Â and Â melodic. Stories Â in Â Books Â is Â not Â a Â debut Â album, Â but Â it Â feels Â like Â one Â to Â the Â band. Â Â Katie Â Hammon Â has Â
been Â writing Â music Â as Â Bear Â Grass, Â mostly Â as Â a Â solo Â act, Â since Â 2007. Â Â She Â is Â well Â known Â around Â the Â Capitol Â Region Â music Â scene Â for Â her Â bands Â Slender Â Shoulders Â and Â Bear Â Grass, Â and Â as Â a Â founding Â member Â of Â the Â Albany Â Music Â Coalition. Â Hammon Â also Â has Â a Â long Â history Â of Â collaboration Â with Â Matthew Â Carefully, Â where Â she Â met Â bassist Â Mitch Â Masterson Â and Â drummer Â Ian Â White. Â Â She Â enlisted Â Stephen Â Stanley Â on Â guitar Â and Â Tommy Â Krebs Â on Â backing Â vocals, Â synth, Â and Â percussion Â and Â made Â Bear Â Grass Â a Â band. Â Â Quickly Â grabbing Â a Â few Â coveted Â local Â gigs, Â the Â group Â recently Â played Â alongside Â the Â likes Â of Â Man Â Man Â and Â Sgt. Â Dunbar Â and Â the Â Hobo Â Banned Â at Â the Â Capital Â Regionâ€™s Â Annual Â Restoration Â Festival. Â Â The Â new Â line-Ââ€?up Â also Â comprised Â the Â backing Â band Â for Â Matthew Â Carefullyâ€™s Â contribution Â to Â the Â well-Ââ€?received Â If Â You Â Wait Â Long Â Enough Â Â„Â‡Â?Â‡Ď?Â‹Â–Â…Â‘Â?Â’Â‹ÂŽÂƒÂ–Â‹Â‘Â?ÂˆÂ‘Â”Â‹ÂŽÂŽÂ–Â”ÂƒÂ–Â–Â‘Â?Ç¤Â‡ÂƒÂ” Â”ÂƒÂ•Â• Â‹Â• Â“Â—Â‹Â‡Â–ÂŽÂ› Â…Â‘Â?Ď?Â‹Â†Â‡Â?Â– ÂƒÂ„Â‘Â—Â– Â–ÂŠÂ‡ Â”Â‡Â…Â‡Â’Â–Â‹Â‘Â? Â‘Âˆ Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â‹Â” latest Â work, Â Stories Â in Â Books. Find Â more Â information Â at Â www.beargrasssongs. com, Â beargrass.bandcamp.com, Â and Â www. facebook.com/beargrassband.
The Blue Moon Presents
A Castaway Murder Mystery The Â Blue Â Moon Â Dinner Â Theatre Â presents Â an Â original Â comedic Â murder Â mystery, Â MULLIGANâ€™S Â ISLAND Â AND Â THE Â LAGOON Â OF Â DOOM, Â playing Â live Â on Â stage Â Fridays Â and Â Saturdays Â now Â through Â October Â 19th Â Â at Â 215 Â East Â Main Â Street Â in Â Downtown Â Johnson Â City. Â Â One Â fateful Â day Â several Â years Â ago Â the Â S.S. Â Anchovy Â was Â lost Â at Â sea Â with Â all Â hands. Â Today Â a Â Luxury Â time Â share Â company Â is Â scouting Â what Â appears Â to Â be Â a Â deserted Â jungle Â island Â but Â when Â they Â discover Â signs Â of Â life Â they Â scheme Â to Â get Â the Â island Â to Â Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â?Â•Â‡ÂŽÂ˜Â‡Â•Ç¤ Â‘Â?Â‡ ÂŒÂ‘Â‹Â? Â–ÂŠÂ‡ ÂŽÂ‘Â˜Â‡ÂƒÂ„ÂŽÂ‡ Â„Â—Â?Â„ÂŽÂ‹Â?Â‰ Ď?Â‹Â”Â•Â– mate Â Mulligan, Â the Â Short Â tempered Â Captain Â and Â the Â rest Â of Â the Â Castaways Â in Â Mulliganâ€™s Â Island Â and Â the Â Lagoon Â of Â Doom! â€œOur Â themed Â menu Â of Â roasted Â pork Â with Â a Â Polynesian Â sauce Â and Â a Â dessert Â of Â banana Â cream Â pie Â set Â the Â mood Â for Â the Â showâ€? Â Sayâ€™s Â Blue Â Moon Â Artistic Â Director Â Edward Â Breese Â â€œ Â While Â the Â trivia Â and Â crime Â solving Â make Â it Â a Â wonderful Â interactive Â experience Â for Â the Â the Â whole Â family.â€? Â Â Â Â The Â Mulliganâ€™s Â Island Â Cast Â includes Â Clayton Â Van Â Huss Â as Â the Â Captain, Â Edward Â Breese Â as Â the Â Billionaire, Â Nancy Â Hope Â Major Â as Â Dovie, Â Stephanie Â Sherwood Â as Â Virgina, Â Ashley Â May Â King Â as Â Carrie Â Anne, Â Sean Â Read Â as Â The Â Doc, Â Dave Â Carter Â as Â the Â yacht Â skipper, Â Katie Â Runciman Â as Â Miss Â Hooper Â and Â Dan Â Ott Â as Â Mulligan. Â
Enjoy Â a Â full Â night Â of Â entertainment Â all Â in Â one Â place. Â A Â delicious Â meal Â followed Â by Â a Â fun Â show, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Tickets Â are Â just Â 39.99 Â plus Â tax Â and Â can Â be Â purchased Â by Â going Â online Â to Â www.bluemoondinnertheatre. Â…Â‘Â?Â‘Â” Â„Â› Â…ÂƒÂŽÂŽÂ‹Â?Â‰ Â–ÂŠÂ‡ Â„Â‘Âš Â‘ÂˆĎ?Â‹Â…Â‡ ÂƒÂ– ÍśÍ´ÍľÇŚÍ´ÍľÍ´ÇŚÍłÍľÍˇÍ˛Ç¤ Meal Â upgrades Â and Â vegetarian Â options Â are Â available Â with Â a Â 24 Â hour Â notice. Â The Â Blue Â Moon Â is Â currently Â a Â BYOB Â facility.
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Niswonger Performing Arts Center October 8th, 7:30pm
Multi-‐talented music entertainer Michael McDonald will appear Tuesday, October 8th at 7:30pm at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Greeneville, TN. Two notes. That’s all it takes to recognize the voice of Michael McDonald. From ‘70s-‐era Doobie Brothers classics such as “What A Fool Believes” and solo hits like “I Keep Forgettin’” through highly-‐acclaimed ǡ ϐǦ Grammy-‐winning McDonald is that rare thing in contemporary pop… an artist whose work is both timeless and ever evolving. With his husky soulful baritone voice, Michael McDonald became one of the most distinctive and popular vocalists to emerge from the laid-‐back California pop/ rock scene of the late ‘70s. McDonald found the middle ground between blue-‐eyed soul
and smooth soft rock, a sound that made him a star. Add his formidable songwriting and keyboard skills, and you have an artist who has been a singular musical presence for four decades. After singing backup on several Steely Dan albums in the mid-‐’70s, Michael McDonald joined the Doobie Brothers in 1977. He was largely responsible for moving the group away from boogie rock and toward polished, jazzy blue-‐eyed soul. As a member of the Doobie Brothers he recorded some of his best-‐ known songs such as “Real Love”, “Takin’ It to the Streets”, “Little Darling”, “It Keeps You Runnin’”, “Minute by Minute” and “What a Fool Believes” (which became a number one single in the U.S. and earned him a 1980 Grammy Award for Song of the Year along with co-‐writer Kenny Loggins). At the same time he appeared as
a session singer and piano player for artists such as Christopher Cross, Stephen Bishop, Bonnie Raitt, the rock band Toto and Kenny Loggins. McDonald co-‐ wrote “You Belong to Me” with Carly Simon which appeared on the album “Livin’ on the Fault Line”. McDonald disbanded the group in 1982 to pursue a solo career, which was very successful. He released his solo debut, “If That’s What It Takes”, in 1982. The record climbed to number six on the strength of the number four single “I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near),” which also crossed over into the R&B Top Ten. In 1983, he had another Top 20 pop hit (and a Top Ten R&B hit) with his duet with James Ingram, “Yah Mo B There.” During the next two decades he continued to perform and collaborate with other artists. In 2003 he began releasing a hugely popular series of recordings devoted to the Motown catalog, beginning with 2003’s “Motown”. “Motown Two” and “Soul Speak” followed in 2004 and 2008 respectively. Michael McDonald will perform at Niswonger Performing Arts Center (NPAC) in historic downtown Greeneville, TN on Tuesday, October 8th at 7:30pm. Tickets are $60 for orchestra and mezzanine level seating and $50 for balcony seats. Tickets may be purchased online at www. npacgreeneville.com, in person ϐ ǡ calling 423-‐638-‐1679. NPAC offers online seat selection and Ǧ Ǥ ϐ hours are Monday through Friday, 10am until 5pm. The 1130 seat performing arts center is located adjacent to the campus of Greeneville High School in Greeneville, TN. For venue information, and to purchase tickets, please visit www.npacgreeneville.com
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Cellist Cherylonda Fitzgerald Johnson City Symphony October 12th With a theme of Dreams and Inspirations the Johnson City Symphony opens its 44th season on October 12. Opening Night: Tragedy to Triumph features cellist Cherylonda Fitzgerald. Under the direction of Music Director and Conductor Robert J. Seebacher, the JCSO will present music by Antonin Dvorak and Jean Sibelius. The concert is sponsored by Mountain States Health Alliance. Cherylonda Fitzgerald, principal cellist for the JCSO, also performs with the Kingsport Symphony of the Mountains and the Asheville Symphony. She teaches at ETSU and Milligan
College, as well as giving private lessons. She is also a founding member of The Paramount Chamber Players, a group of musicians dedicated to sharing chamber music with local audiences. Antonin Dvorak, considered one of the great Czech composers, wrote two cello concerti, but the Concerto for Cello in B minor is the most well-‐known. One of the themes of this concerto suggests Ǣ memorial to Dvorak’s sister-‐in-‐ law, who apparently was the real love of his life and who died while Dvorak was in America. There is love and longing in this piece as
well as anguish for her loss. Jean Sibelius, as is Dvorak, is inextricably tied to his country of origin, Finland. Even though his Symphony No. 2 in D Major was written while Sibelius was living in Italy, this piece was quickly perceived by Finns as a protest against the incursions of neighboring Russia. There is another interesting parallel between the two composers and their music in this concert: â his sister-‐in-‐law, and—according to his wife—Sibelius’ theme was his response to the suicide of his sister-‐in-‐law. The two works show us both tragedy
and triumph, the theme of the upcoming concert. The October 12 concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Mary B. Martin Auditorium of Seeger Chapel at Milligan College. Individual concert tickets are $35, $30 for seniors (65+), and $10 for students. Season tickets are still available online at www. jcsymphony.com or by calling ϐ Ͷʹ͵Ǧ 926-‐8742. Tickets for the entire
season range from $70 to $150. The symphony accepts Master Card, Visa, and Discover. Free bus service is available from Colonial Hill, leaving ǣͳͷ ǤǤǢ Appalachian Christian Village, ǣ͵ͲǢ ǡ ǣͶͷ p.m. Concerts are partially funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Acoustic Coffeehouse October 11th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania— Singer-‐songwriter Dylan Jane tours the South in support of her new record. A rising favorite in parts of Pennsylvania, she hopes to extend her audience further. Although Dylan worked on her ϐ musicians to get a full rock sound, what’s struck a chord with most people is the stripped-‐down folk approach she aimed to capture with her most recent release. “Songbook Chapter One” is immediately available for digital download through the host site Bandcamp. It features eleven acoustic tracks and some of her best work to date. Her tour will showcase her songwriting even up to her current works in progress, taking her through seven states from West Virginia to Louisiana. For a full bio and links to all her music please visit DylanJaneMusic.com
Acoustic Coffeehouse October 13th, 10pm
33 Years is an Alternative Country duo featuring Paula & Kevin Tolly. After passionately pursuing their solo careers, we found a beautiful and energetic new sound as they blended their visions and voices to create 33
Years. Paula’s smooth voice is complimented by Kevin’s charismatic guitar riffs and the duo is brand new to the South Florida music scene! In addition to their original songs, expect 33 Years to cover some of your favorite artists including Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, The Band Perry and many similar artists. “My songs talk about real things,” says Paula Tolly. “Things that I’ve been through or I’ve witnessed through my friends and family – even current events in the world today. If I feel it, I can sing it and make anyone believe it.” As a singer -‐ songwriter team, the duo is currently working on a catalog with a top Nashville producer. Come on out and experience a little 33 Years!
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Cash Mob October 12th, 3pm Abingdon Main Street is sponsoring Abingdon’s second Cash Mob on Saturday, October 12, at3:00 p.m. The business to be mobbed is Abingdon Marketplace located at 280 W Main Street. A cash Ǧϐ people gather in a public place and dance or sing in a spontaneous fashion. Instead of dancing or singing, a cash mob crowd gathers to spend at least $20 at a locally owned business. According to Abingdon Main Street Director, Susan Howard, cash mobs were initiated to help small businesses ϐǤǲ been tough on a lot of our local businesses. This is a way to show the Marketplace that we value
them as one of our local businesses.” Anyone who wishes to participate in the cash mob should meet at the Marketplace front door just before 3 p.m. on October 27. “You can spend more if you want,” says Howard, “but we ask that you spend at least $20. In addition to spending a little money, participants should introduce themselves to at least three people they didn’t know before the event. We want this to be fun!” After the cash mob, Abingdon Main Street encourages shoppers to eat dinner at one of the local restaurants nearby. For more information, please contact Abingdon Main Street at 276.492.2237 or by email atadvance@abingdon-‐va.gov.
Local Entertainer to Play at WWII Memorial October 11th A local entertainer and his band will travel to Washington, DC on October 11 to honor our country’s veterans. Jerry Pierce & The Nightlife Band will be aboard the Northeast Tennessee Honor Flight bus along with 26 war veterans. The group will stop in Bedford, Virginia to tour the D Day Memorial on their way to Fairfax, Virginia. On October 12 the Ǣ at the WWII memorial Pierce is scheduled to play Taps in memory of Tennessee military
members who are deceased and for those who are MIA. Saturday night the traveling veterans and guardians will join the members of the American Legion Post 177 to enjoy an evening of entertainment by Jerry Pierce & The Nightlife Band. When asked for a comment Pierce stated he considers it a great honor to have been chosen to participate in such a wonderful program. “Our veterans gave so much to our country, to us. It’s great to be able to give something back”.
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Harvest of Souls II LampLight Theatre
Are you ready to enter the Mortality Room and come face to face with fear? This Halloween season debuts yet another new Mortality Room production at LampLight Theatre. The Fall brings great harvest festivals to many small towns. But to Kingsport, it brings terror to the characters in “Harvest of Souls II.” This production sheds some light on the history of “All Hallows Eve” steeped in pagan customs. Tattie Bogal (An evil scarecrow) will introduce you to Samhain (Demon of the Dead), a host of Demon Scarecrows, and of course, Muck Olla (The Boogey Man – Reaper of Souls). Beware of other creatures that go “bump in the night.” Scarecrows are somewhat whimsical and are known for chasing crows away. They are traditionally symbols of protection. This is not the case for our menacing, ghoulish creatures in this Ǥ ϐ love to intimidate audience members and those who enter the Mortality Room. “Harvest of Souls II” is not a show for the weak at heart. What you see isn’t necessarily reality. When you step into the Halloween expose, Tattie Bogal will entice you to enter her twisted world. If you aren’t careful, Muck Olla will deceive you into believing his lies as
he unleashes his plethora of demonic spirits. When this hellish troupe comes to town for the second year, several teenagers who have forgotten the aftermath of the previous year’s festival are hoodwinked by the power of The Boogey Man who is out to reap their souls. Some fall prey to his traps. Little do they know the eternal impact that this encounter will have on their mortal lives. Their destiny in the “after-‐life” hangs in the balance as ϐ of principalities and dark forces. Mortality Room’s “Harvest of Souls II” is NOT for everyone. Due to its true-‐ to-‐life situations and scary images, this show is rated PG-‐13. Performances will be October 11-‐13, October 18-‐ 20, October 25-‐27, and October 29-‐ 31. There will be shows nightly at 6:30 p.m., and two shows on Fridays & Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. The show’s seating is general admission with a suggested donation of $8. No reservations are necessary, however they are recommended in order to guarantee times and seating. For Reservations and information please contact the LampLight box ϐ ȋͶʹ͵Ȍ ͵Ͷ͵Ǧͳǡ through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or visit www.lamplighttheatre.com.
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Blessing of the Animals Virginia Intermont College October 9th, 12:15pm
Virginia Intermont College will host a “Blessing of the Animals” on Weds., Oct. 9 to commemorate the Feast of Saint Francis, the Patron Saint of animals and the environment. Rev. Christina Patterson, College ǡ ϐ short biblical readings and a blessing. The short ceremony begins at 12:15 p.m. in the Quad. The VI community and the public are invited to bring their furry, feathered or scaly friends. “This is our second year of the tradition on campus, but the blessing of animals is an ancient practice of the church and remains popular among liturgical congregations such as the Catholic, Episcopal and Lutheran churches,” said Patterson. “It is a tradition of Christians honoring the gifts in our lives and celebrating God’s creatures who serve as companions and friends to us. This event is part of VI’s quest ϐ to introduce students to different expressions of those faiths.” Patterson also noted that the new Pope admires Saint Francis so much that he took his name when he became Pope. “Pope
Francis says he admires Saint Francis because he spent his life advocating for the poor and for animals.” Last year, VI’s Blessing of the Animals drew many canines and a few felines among pet owners from the College community. Some students even served as surrogate handlers for the pets of friends and faculty who couldn’t attend. Everyone enjoyed the chorus of barks and meows as some pets stayed with their owners throughout the day. This year’s event is sure to
make for another engaging and festive day with our furry friends on campus. Everyone is invited and those without pets are welcome to come out and watch. Founded in 1884, Virginia Intermont College is a private, coeducational college in Bristol, Va., with a longstanding commitment to the liberal arts education. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, VI offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 academic concentrations.
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Kingsport Renaissance Center October 12th, 7pm R&M Â Tribute Â Entertainment Â presents Â the Â 4th Â Annual Â Elvis Â ÂšÂ–Â”ÂƒÂ˜ÂƒÂ‰ÂƒÂ?ÂœÂƒ Č‹Â‡Â?Â‡Ď?Â‹Â– for Â Veterans) Â at Â the Â Renaissance Â Center Â in Â Kingsport, Â Tennessee Â on Â Saturday, Â October Â 12 Â at Â 7:00 Â PM. Â The Â show Â will Â feature Â four Â of Â the Â top Â Elvis Â Presley Â Tribute Â Artists Â in Â the Â world. Â Each Â tribute Â artist Â will Â perform Â for Â 30 Â minutes Â in Â a Â stage Â show Â style Â performance Â piece Â as Â The Â King Â of Â Rock Â n Â Roll. Location Â for Â the Â event Â is Â the Â Kingsport Â Renaissance Â Center, Â 1200 Â East Â Center Â Street, Â Kingsport, Â TN Â 37660. The Â Kingsport Â Renaissance Â Center Â is Â a Â facility Â which Â serves Â the Â community Â as Â a Â center Â for Â the Â arts Â and Â senior Â citizenâ€™s Â activities, Â and Â as Â a Â facility Â for Â business Â meetings, Â parties, Â receptions, Â classes, Â showers, Â and Â day Â long Â seminars Â with Â breakout Â rooms. Â It Â is Â managed Â by Â the Â City Â of Â Kingsportâ€™s Â Cultural Â Services Â Division Â as Â part Â of Â Parks Â and Â Recreation. Â
The Â facility Â includes Â a Â 350-Ââ€?seat Â theatre, Â three-Ââ€? story Â sky Â lit Â atrium, Â art Â gallery, Â gymnasium, Â meeting Â rooms Â and Â Â‘ÂˆĎ?Â‹Â…Â‡Â•Ç¤ ÂŠÂ‡ Â‹Â?Â‰Â•Â’Â‘Â”Â– Renaissance Â Center, Â formerly Â the Â John Â Sevier Â School, Â was Â renovated Â in Â 1991 Â and Â now Â stands Â as Â one Â of Â Kingsportâ€™s Â most Â prominent Â landmarks. ETA Â Ronnie Â Miller Â from Â Maryville, Â TN Â will Â be Â hosting Â and Â co-Ââ€?hosting Â will Â be Â Kingsport, Â TNâ€™s Â own Â ETA Â Jim Â Fields. Â Also Â starring Â in Â person Â as Â Elvis Â Presley, Â with Â a Â full Â concert Â style Â show, Â will Â be Â Doug Â Thompson Â from Â Pigeon Â Forge, Â TN Â and Â Terry Â Turner Â from Â Lincoln, Â AL. Â A Â great Â portion Â of Â the Â proceeds Â from Â Â–ÂŠÂ‹Â• Â•ÂŠÂ‘Â™ Â™Â‹ÂŽÂŽ Â‰Â‘ Â–Â‘ Â„Â‡Â?Â‡Ď?Â‹Â– Â–ÂŠÂ‡ ÂƒÂ•Â– Tennessee Â Veterans Â Association. Â Last Â year Â over Â $2,000 Â was Â raised Â for Â the Â Veteranâ€™s. Â For Â more Â information Â call Â Missy Â Miller Â ~ Â 865-Ââ€?684-Ââ€?6082 Â or Â Mary Â Sue Â Fields Â ~ Â 423-Ââ€?863-Ââ€?6843 Â or Â email: Â email@example.com
October 9th Trapt Â will Â perform Â at Â Caponeâ€™s, Â 227 Â E. Â Main Â Street, Â on Â Wednesday, Â October Â 9th. Â Tickets Â are Â $12 Â in Â advance Â and Â can Â be Â purchased Â online Â at Â www. caponesjohnsoncity.com. Â Doors Â open Â at Â 7pm Â and Â show Â starts Â at Â 9:00pm. Â Ages Â are Â 18 Â and Â up. Â
Trapt Â is Â a Â rock Â band Â from Â Los Â Gatos, Â California Â that Â was Â formed Â in Â August Â 1997, Â while Â the Â band Â members Â were Â still Â in Â high Â school. Â In Â 1998, Â after Â much Â success Â at Â playing Â local Â venues, Â the Â band Â opened Â for Â other Â up Â and Â coming Â acts Â such Â as Â Papa Â Roach. ÂŠÂ‡Â›Â”Â‡ÂŽÂ‡ÂƒÂ•Â‡Â†Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â‹Â”Ď?Â‹Â”Â•Â–Â…Â†Â‹Â?ÍłÍťÍťÍťÂƒÂ?Â† followed Â with Â two Â more Â albums Â which Â landed Â them Â a Â record Â deal Â with Â Warner Â Brothers Â Records. Â The Â band Â released Â a Â self-Ââ€? titled Â album Â on Â November Â 5, Â 2002 Â which Â produced Â three Â singles Â including Â their Â best Â known Â hit Â â€œHeadstrong.â€? Â Their Â latest Â album Â â€œRebornâ€? Â was Â released Â on Â January Â 22, Â 2013.
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Benefit Concert for Isaiah Vahzant WoodStone Deli October 11th
ϐ Vanzant October 11, 2013 3500 Fort Henry Drive, Kingsport, TN 37664 LIVE MUSIC (starts at 9:00 pm) BY Elijiah FeelGood
We are honored that Elijiah FeelGood is playing ϐ Ƭ what would have been their ϐ family. Please come out to help raise money for the Vanzant family. All proceeds at the door go directly to the family. Donations can also be given at the deli. We will have door prizes!!! Brandon and Brandy Vanzant live in Piney
Flats, TN. They recently received the worse possible news for their seven year old son, Isaiah. He has leukemia and they had to go immediately to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. He has had two surgeries and received chemo in the Ǥ ϐ of chemo didn’t work and now they have to treat more aggressively. Although they never receive any bill from St. Jude’s for Isaiah’s treatment, their other daily bills continue to come in. We want to help ϐ Ǥ Their son needs their support and they need to focus on their sick child, not to be worried about how their bills at home are being paid.
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Stories from the Pumpkin Patch
Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site October 12th, 4-8pm
As the October days become shorter and the evening shadows become longer, Tipton-‐Haynes State Historic Site is preparing for the 19th annual Stories from the Pumpkin Patch on Saturday, October 12 from 4 to 8 p.m. As always, the festival promises delights and frights for guests of all ages. During the daylight hours, children can enjoy small crafts and carnival games as well as light and friendly tales in the corn crib and. Once night falls the festivities continue with historical interpretation, ǡ ϐ ǡ and candlelight cave tours. Throughout the entire evening families can enjoy tractor-‐ pulled hayrides, a hotdog roast ϐǡ cooked treats the cabin. The 2013 festival lineup features a variety of vibrant and innovative storytellers from around the region including
Carolina Quiroga-‐Hurtado and Libby Tipton of the ETSU TaleTellers. During the daylight hours Carolina and Libby will enthrall younger guestswith their interactive and engaging stories and after dark they will captivate older children and adults with tales of ghosts and mysteries in the candlelit cave. Civil War interpreter Wes Spurgeon will welcome guests to the historic house where he will be recounting stories based on ǡϐ the Confederate Army and eldest son of Landon Carter Haynes. Other storytellers include local musician and interpreter Tim Pharis and writer Emily Katt. Admission is $5.00 for adults and $2.50 for twelve and under. This price will include all activities and a hot dog roast with all the trimmings. For additional information, please call 423-‐926-‐3631.
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ArtShare 2013 TCPC Photo Contest
Viking Hall October 12 & 13
ArtShare Â 2013 Â â€œCelebrating Â the Â Spirit Â of Â Artistsâ€? Â is Â an Â inaugural Â event Â at Â Viking Â Hall, Â Bristol, Â Tennessee, Â that Â will Â feature Â many Â regional Â artists Â as Â well Â as Â the Â 6th Â Annual Â Twin Â City Â Photo Â Club Â Contest Â and Â its Â 200-Ââ€? plus Â entries. One Â of Â the Â featured Â artist Â is Â Stuart Â Engel Â from Â the Â ZaPow! Â Gallery Â in Â Asheville, Â NC, Â He Â has Â been Â painting Â and Â drawing Â all Â of Â his Â life. Â He Â grew Â up Â in Â the Â Washington, Â DC Â area, Â and Â moved Â to Â Boulder, Â Colorado Â in Â the Â late Â 1970s, Â where Â he Â began Â his Â career Â as Â a Â professional Â artist. Â Â â€œI Â am Â inspired Â by Â music, Â color, Â and Â the Â search Â to Â capture Â the Â movement Â and Â feeling Â of Â the Â moment,â€? Â Engle Â said. Â â€œI Â mostly Â paint Â in Â oils, Â but Â use Â other Â mediums Â when Â the Â mood Â strikes.â€? Â â€œMusic Â is Â incredibly Â important Â to Â me,â€? Â said Â Engle, Â who Â has Â a Â passion Â for Â rock Â and Â roll Â artists. Â A Â highlight Â of Â his Â career Â is Â meeting Â and Â having Â artwork Â signed Â by Â Led Â Zeppelinâ€™s Â Robert Â Plant. Â Â Other Â works Â of Â rock Â icons Â include Â Bob Â Dylan, Â Jerry Â Garcia, Â Neil Â Young Â and Â Pink Â Floyd. â€œMy Â compositions Â and Â subjects Â are Â quite Â eclectic,â€? Â Engle Â said. Â â€œIâ€™ve Â never Â been Â one Â to Â stick Â to Â one Â theme. Â Iâ€™m Â excited Â to Â sit Â in Â front Â of Â a Â blank Â canvas Â and Â not Â know Â exactly Â what Â will Â be Â coming.â€? Another Â featured Â artist Â will Â be Â Â pottery Â artist Â Eloise Â Collier, Â featured Â at Â Woolworth Â Walk Â in Â Asheville, Â NC. Â Â â€œWhat Â drives Â me Â is Â being Â totally Â present Â in Â the Â here Â and Â now,â€? Â said Â Collier, Â who Â has Â studied Â sculpture, Â ceramics, Â
painting Â and Â photography. Â Â â€œWhen Â I Â am Â working Â on Â a Â piece Â of Â art, Â everything Â else Â fades Â and Â I Â exist Â only Â in Â the Â moment Â of Â creation.â€? At Â the Â moment Â she Â is Â concentrating Â on Â three-Ââ€? dimensional Â tiles, Â painting Â up Â to Â 20 Â layers Â of Â latex Â rubber Â onto Â the Â model Â of Â durable Â stone Â compound. Â Â She Â layers Â paint, Â glaze, Â metal Â leaf, Â stain Â and Â even Â wax Â to Â bring Â out Â each Â pieceâ€™s Â
own Â distinct Â personality. Another Â unique Â artist Â will Â be Â Lisa Â Shell Â of Â Kingsport, Â TN, Â who Â uses Â only Â reclaimed Â materials Â in Â her Â creations Â she Â calls Â â€œNew Â Life Â Art.â€? Â She Â uses Â materials Â such Â as Â newspaper, Â dirt, Â can Â lids, Â coffee Â grinds, Â plastic Â bags Â and Â even Â junk Â mail, Â and Â her Â creations Â are Â in Â repurposed Â frames Â rescued Â from Â dumpsters Â and Â yard Â sales. Â Some Â of Â the Â other Â artists Â include Â multi-Ââ€?media Â master Â ÂƒÂ– Â‡Â•Â•Â‡Â‡Â‘ÂˆÂ„Â‹Â?Â‰Â†Â‘Â?ÇĄÂ‹Â”Â‰Â‹Â?Â‹ÂƒÇ˘ woodworker Â Kenneth Â Jones Â Â‘Âˆ Â‹Â?Â‰Â•Â’Â‘Â”Â–ÇĄ Ç˘ Â‘Â„ Â‡Â˜Â‡Â”ÂŽÂ› of Â Star Â Trails Â Downtown Â Art Â
ÂƒÂŽÂŽÂ‡Â”Â›ÇĄÂ‹Â?Â‰Â•Â’Â‘Â”Â–ÇĄÇ˘ÂƒÂ?Â†Â?Â‘Â”Â‡Ç¤ Vendor Â space Â is Â still Â available Â for Â this Â inaugural Â event. Â Â Check Â out Â some Â of Â the Â artists Â work Â at Â Facebook Â ArtShare Â 2013.
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Woman In Black
Johnson City Community Theatre Beginning October 11
The Woman in Black, a Ghost Play, will be the next production offered at the Johnson City Community Theatre (JCCT). Adapted by Stephen Mallatratt from the novella The Woman in Black by Susan Hill. Proud and solitary, Eel Marsh House surveys the windswept reaches of the salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway. Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor, is summoned to attend the funeral of Mrs Alice Drablow, the house’s sole inhabitant, unaware of the tragic secrets which lie hidden behind the shuttered windows. It is not until he glimpses a wasted young woman dressed all in black at the funeral that a creeping sense of unease begins to take hold. This feeling is deepened by the reluctance of the locals to talk of the woman in black – and her terrible purpose. Years later, as an old man, he recounts his
experiences to an actor in a desperate attempt to exorcise the ghosts of the past. The play unfolds around the conversations of these two characters as they act out the solicitor’s experiences on Eel Marsh all those years ago. The Woman in Black plays for three weekends on Fridays and Saturdays from October 11 to October 26 at 8 pm with one matinee on Sunday, October 20 at 2 pm. Reservations can be made by going online to www.jcct. info or calling 423-‐926-‐2542. The Woman in Black ϐ production in JCCT’s 101st season, making JCCT the longest continuously running theatre organization in the state of Tennessee and one of the longest running theatrical organizations ǤǤ ǯϐ was in 1885, and has an unbroken record of continuous seasons of produced plays and musicals since 1912. The Woman in Black has the distinction of being the second longest running play in London’s West End and is celebrating its 25th year playing there. Over 7 million people have lived to tell the tale of one of the most exciting, gripping and successful theatre events ever staged. Unanimously acclaimed, The Woman in Black combines the power and intensity of live
theatre with a cinematic quality ϐǤ It gives audiences an evening of unremitting drama as they are transported into a terrifying and ghostly world. JCCT’s production of The Woman in Black is headed by director Lindy Ley. “I think one of the things that’s really special about this show is that it’s performed by just two actors,” Ley said of the JCCT production in rehearsal, “ It gives the show this really great intimate energy -‐ it’s easy to feel connected to the actors on stage. The two men doing the show, Larry Bunton and ǡϐ actors, and they have a really wonderful dynamic together. And the writing is absolutely incredible. Every day while we rehearse -‐ even very early in the process -‐ we all get chills.” The cast features veteran actors Larry Bunton and Andy Cobble as the two man team under Ms. Ley’s
direction. They are understudied by Richard Lura and Richard Nave. Supporting Ms. Ley on her directing team are assistant director/stage manager Richard Nave, lighting designer Sabra Hayden, costume and makeup designer Derek Smithpeters, and sound designer Adam Honeycutt. “We have a great team assembled for both onstage and off,” added JCCT Artistic Director Thomas Townsend, “All of them are very talented and bring some very innovative ideas to JCCT. The Woman in Black is the scariest play I have ever read. And, it is scary in the way a good ghost story should be, with suspense, chills, and much spine tingling. The whole theatre is energized with the idea of bringing this modern gothic tale to life. Personally, I can’t wait for the audience to jump out of their skins.” The Woman in Black is made possible, in part, by support from
the Tennessee Arts Commission, the Arts Builds Community Grant, and the Johnson City Area Arts Council. JCCT is a proud member of the Johnson City Area Arts Council and the Johnson City/ Washington County Chamber of Commerce. Mountain States Health Alliance is a proud sponsor of JCCT’s 101st Season. The Woman in Black is sponsored in part by Celebrate. JCCT will hold performances of The Woman in Black on October 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, and 26 at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, October 20 at 2:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $12.00, with discounted tickets of $10 for students (with a valid id), seniors (55 and up), and active military. For more information on JCCT performance dates, tickets, auditions, or volunteer opportunities, please go online to www.jcct.info or call JCCT at 423-‐ 926-‐2542. Reservations can also be made online by clicking on the reservations link.
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Art Swap in Historic Downtown Bristol October 12th 9am to noon On Saturday, October 12, from 9 a.m to 12 noon, Believe in Bristol’s Arts & Entertainment District and Arts Alliance Mountain Empire will be hosting Swaptober Fest, a fun swap meet for artists of all types! “Art swaps are a great way for local artists to meet each other, to talk about art and the arts scene here in Bristol, and most importantly to barter for some great art!” says René Rodgers, Associate Director of Believe in Bristol. “We had ϐ Ǧ during State of the Arts Weekend, where people both traded and bought art, and we’d like to build on that experience with this Swaptober Fest.” At this event, you can swap paintings, photographs, or sculptures, along with any unneeded tools or art supplies. But you don’t have to stop there – the swap is
also for the whole range of the arts, so it ϐǡ ǡǡ jewelry, and much more. We want you to be creative in what you offer to trade! And more good news! There will be no registration charge, though space is limited so please do register your interest with Believe in Bristol. You will just need to bring your own table and chairs so that you have space to display your art or supplies. Swaptober Fest will also be open to the public, so don’t be afraid to barter! What else do you need to know? We will be setting up at the Country Music Mural Stage at the Farmers’ Market, 810 State Street, in Historic Downtown Bristol. Set-‐up time on Saturday, October 12 will be from 8 a.m to 9 a.m., and clean-‐ up/pack-‐up from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. Please be aware that the Farmers’ Market will already be up and running by 8 a.m., and therefore there may not be space to pull up in front of the Country Music Mural stage. Alternate unloading zones include the area behind the market where the transit buses come and go, or you can park on State Street, where you can unload and then bring your table and swap items to the stage. For more information or to register, please contact René Rodgers of Believe in Bristol at 276-‐644-‐9700 or rrodgers@ believeinbristol.org.
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Quilt Trail Open House October 12th The Quilt Trail is celebrating 10 years and over 100 sites along the clothesline of quilt barns in Carter, Greene, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington Counties. Tickets are now on sale for an anniversary Open House along the Trail, Saturday October 12. During the Open House, 30 quilt sites will host a regional heritage festival, opening their doors to show off their farms, quilts, historic homes, and local goods. Online information, schedule, and day pass purchasing at ǤǢ County, day passes ($10) are available at Tennessee Quilts. This September the Quilt Trail welcomed its 110th site, Cleek Farms in Kingsport. “I did not dream it would be anything like this,” says Settle. “We thought this would be something for locals to drive around and see on a Sunday afternoon.” The latest extension of the organization’s promotional efforts was deployed to the Apple
app store this summer: Follow the Quilt Trail mobile app is now available for free download on iPhone or iPad. Whether you learn about the Trail from a map or from an app, ϐ County is host to twenty-‐four quilt sites. How do you plan your Open House visit? Day passes ($10) for the Open House come in the form of a commemorative Passport, complete with pages to get stamped during the Open House. The Passport contains the schedule of events at participating sites, which runs from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Along the way visitors will discover historic home tours, local fall goods for sale, antique quilt shows, old timey demonstrations, Tennessee Fainting Goats, refreshments, and much more. Visitors are encouraged to purchase the Passport and plan their day in advance. AmericInn is the local
accommodation sponsor, offering a special overnight rate for Open House ticket holders. The Open House will be preceded by a Farm-‐to-‐Table Dinner and Fundraiser for the Quilt Trail and the Appalachian RC&D Council on Friday Oct. 11, at the historic Embree House & Farm in Telford. Dishes will showcase farm ingredients from the 6-‐counties that host the Quilt Trail, such as Shell Mill (Jonesborough) grits and apple chutney from Unicoi County. The suggested $75 donation will ensure that the Appalachian RC&D Council can continue to promote agriculture and heritage in Washington County and through out the region. The founder of the original Quilt Trail in Ohio, Donna Sue Groves, will be the special guest of honor that weekend of the 11th and 12th of October. She will give the evening
address on October 11th. During the Open House on the Quilt Trail she will be signing copies of her co-‐authored book, Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement (with Suzi Parron, 2012, Ohio University Press) at Tennessee Quilts. Tennessee Quilts, Farm Credit Mid-‐America, First Bank & Trust
Company are lead sponsors of the anniversary celebration weekend. All ticket proceeds, as well as all donations, go to the Appalachian RC&D Council’s tax-‐deductible programs that improve rural economy while protecting natural and cultural resources. www.ARCD.org
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Unusual Week of Spaceflights Decades Apart
This week marks the dates when a half-‐dozen manned ϐ ϐ ǯ direction of the Space Age. From the space propaganda ploys that the Soviet Union used to garner world-‐wide support for the supremacy of Socialism, ǯϐ moonship Apollo, to the baptism of a third country in outer space, manned spacecraft made headlines this week from the 1960s to 2005. Each manned space mission
is full of danger and executed by fearless men and women. You could even call crazy a few of the space stunts pulled by the Soviet ϐ manned space travel. The Cold War rivalry between the USSR and USA included an undeclared Moon Race that America waged openly while the Soviet Union worked under the cloak of secrecy. When the moon lander named Eagle settled on the solid lava Sea of Tranquility on July 20, 1969, the ceremonial planting
of the American Flag by the two ϐ to the Soviets and their inferior space program. Though the Soviet Union denied the Moon was their goal when Apollo 11 grabbed the world’s attention, they failed only because their gigantic N-‐1 moon rocket didn’t work and NASA’s Saturn V rocket did. The world knew little about the Soviet Space program until the political changes in the USSR in the 1990s that lead to American astronauts and Russian cosmonauts sharing Space Shuttle rides to the MIR Space Station. And when the truth was told, the Soviet Union covered up many failures, exaggerated accomplishments and deceived NASA in pioneering areas of space that could have cost American lives. In the 1960s, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev used the space program as his own toy, demanding certain attempts ǲϐǳ propaganda machine of the superiority of Communism to the rest of the world. No mission in space history may have been more dangerous
ͽϔ transmission from space
ϐ Ǧ man spacecraft Voskhod 1. After six successful missions from 1961-‐63 of the single seat Vostok ϐ famous woman, Khrushchev wanted to beat America to the ϐ Ǥ spaceship was enlarged for two cosmonauts, but America’s Apollo was a three-‐man moonship, and Khrushchev ϐ Russian. So dangerously, spacesuits were abandoned and three seats were crammed into a
space the size of a car front. The cosmonaut pilot was joined by the spacecraft designer and a doctor, who constantly monitored their health. The trio of cosmonauts walked to their Voskhod 1spacecraft in woolen workout sweats and soft shoes, openly smiling, waving and acting like it was business as usual-‐-‐but inside they had to be scared to death. The Oct. 12, 1964 launch of Voskhod 1 and three space travelers was hailed around Continued on page 23
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Continued Â from Â page Â 22
the Â world Â as Â proof Â the Â Russians Â had Â the Â fast Â track Â to Â the Â Moon. Â Â After Â 24 Â hours Â the Â spaceship Â successfully Â landed Â with Â special Â retro Â rockets Â that Â braced Â the Â impact Â on Â solid Â ground. Â Â The Â six Â previous Â Vostok Â cosmonauts Â had Â ejected Â from Â their Â spacecraft Â during Â descent Â and Â parachuted Â to Â the Â ground Â separate Â from Â their Â capsule. Â (This Â was Â a Â secret Â kept Â from Â the Â world Â until Â the Â 1980s!) Â So Â it Â was Â somewhat Â of Â ÂƒÂ?Â‹Â”ÂƒÂ…ÂŽÂ‡Â–ÂŠÂƒÂ–Â–ÂŠÂ‡Ď?Â‹Â”Â•Â–ÂƒÂ–Â–Â‡Â?Â’Â–Âƒ manned Â landing Â of Â a Â spacecraft Â Â™Â‘Â”Â?Â‡Â†Ď?ÂŽÂƒÂ™ÂŽÂ‡Â•Â•ÂŽÂ›Ç¤ But Â the Â three Â cosmonauts Â were Â later Â shocked Â to Â return Â to Â ÂƒÂ”Â–ÂŠ ÂƒÂ?Â† Ď?Â‹Â?Â† Â–ÂŠÂƒÂ– ÂŠÂ”Â—Â•ÂŠÂ…ÂŠÂ‡Â˜ had Â been Â deposed Â on Â a Â silent Â coup! Â They Â were Â later Â feted Â in Â Moscow Â by Â new Â Premier Â Leonid Â Brezhnev Â and Â his Â Alexi Â Kosygin, Â both Â future Â players Â in Â world Â affairs. Â Another Â Soviet Â spectacular Â in Â October Â 1969 Â showed Â that Â the Â Soviets Â were Â indeed Â eyeing Â a Â Moon Â landing Â after Â the Â success Â of Â Apollo Â 11 Â in Â July Â that Â year. Â Â Â‘Â”Â–ÂŠÂ‡Ď?Â‹Â”Â•Â–Â–Â‹Â?Â‡Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â›Ď?ÂŽÂ‡Â™Â–ÂŠÂ”Â‡Â‡ spacecraft Â in Â orbit Â at Â the Â same Â time. Â Soyuz Â 6 Â was Â launched Â Oct Â 11 Â with Â two Â cosmonauts, Â probably Â to Â observe Â the Â docking Â of Â Soyuz Â 7, Â launched Â Oct. Â 12 Â with Â three Â cosmonauts, Â and Â Soyuz Â 8, Â launched Â Oct Â 13 Â with Â two Â more Â spacemen. Â Â Â Space Â insiders Â could Â tell Â something Â wasnâ€™t Â right Â when Â none Â of Â the Â Soyuz Â docked Â with Â each Â other, Â considered Â a Â necessary Â step Â to Â logistics Â
ISS Â in Â 2000 of Â a Â Moon Â voyage. Â Â But Â when Â the Â spacecrafts Â returned Â to Â Â Earth Â on Â separate Â days, Â the Â Sovietâ€™s Â Tass Â News Â Agency Â simply Â reported Â that Â rendezvous Â maneuvers Â had Â been Â performed Â and Â the Â space Â spectacular Â of Â three Â spacecrafts Â and Â seven Â cosmonauts Â were Â world Â Ď?Â‹Â”Â•Â–Â•ÇĄ Â•ÂŠÂ‘Â™Â‹Â?Â‰ Â–ÂŠÂ‡ Â’Â”Â‘Â‰Â”Â‡Â•Â• Â‘Âˆ Socialism. Â What Â really Â happened Â was Â the Â failure Â of Â docking Â mechanisms Â to Â work Â on Â Soyuz Â 7 Â and Â 8. Â Â But Â there Â was Â no Â tunnel Â in Â the Â docking Â colar, Â it Â merely Â held Â the Â spacecraft Â together. Â Â Cosmonauts Â were Â to Â practice Â spacewalk Â transfers Â between Â the Â two Â docked Â Soyuz Â spacecraft, Â with Â Soyuz Â 6 Â watching Â and Â possibly Â docking Â later. Â Â This Â was Â the Â technique Â to Â be Â used Â for Â the Â trip Â to Â the Â Moon. Â Â A Â cosmonaut Â blasting Â off Â the Â Moon Â would Â leave Â his Â moonship Â and Â spacewalk Â to Â the Â lunar Â orbiting Â Soyuz Â with Â one Â or Â two Â cosmonauts Â inside. Â The Â Soviets Â had Â successfully Â transferred Â two Â crew Â members Â from Â Soyuz Â 5 Â to Â Soyuz Â 4 Â in Â
January Â 1969. Â Â But Â those Â plans Â never Â came Â to Â fruition Â in Â lunar Â orbit. Â Â Once Â beaten Â in Â the Â Moon Â Race, Â the Â Soviets Â professed Â that Â they Â never Â intended Â to Â go Â there, Â but Â instead Â wanted Â to Â occupy Â Earth Â orbit Â with Â space Â stations. Â Â And Â they Â spent Â the Â 1970s Â orbiting Â Â a Â series Â of Â space Â stations Â called Â Salyut, Â followed Â in Â the Â 1980s Â by Â the Â legendary Â Mir Â Â Space Â Station. Â?Â‡Â”Â‹Â…ÂƒÇŻÂ• Â•Â’ÂƒÂ…Â‡Ď?ÂŽÂ‹Â‰ÂŠÂ–Â• Â–ÂŠÂ‹Â• week Â of Â October Â include Â the Â Â?ÂƒÂ‹Â†Â‡Â? Ď?ÂŽÂ‹Â‰ÂŠÂ– Â‘Âˆ Â–ÂŠÂ‡ Â’Â‘ÂŽÂŽÂ‘ Command Â Module, Â the Â mother Â ship Â of Â Americaâ€™s Â moon Â program. Â Following Â the Â fatal Â Apollo Â 1 Â Ď?Â‹Â”Â‡ Â–ÂŠÂƒÂ– Â?Â‹ÂŽÂŽÂ‡Â† Â–ÂŠÂ”Â‡Â‡ ÂƒÂ•Â–Â”Â‘Â?ÂƒÂ—Â–Â• in Â January Â 1967 Â during Â a Â launch Â pad Â test, Â 18 Â months Â passed Â before Â the Â improved Â Apollo Â 7 Â was Â launched Â on Â October Â 11, Â 1968. Â Â The Â spacecraft Â performed Â Â?Â‡ÂƒÂ” Ď?ÂŽÂƒÂ™ÂŽÂ‡Â•Â•ÂŽÂ›ÇĄ ÂƒÂ?Â† Â–ÂŠÂ‡ three Â astronauts Â were Â world Â celebrities Â as Â they Â sent Â back Â Â–ÂŠÂ‡ Ď?Â‹Â”Â•Â– ÂŽÂ‹Â˜Â‡ÇĄ Â…Â‘ÂŽÂ‘Â” Â‹Â?ÂƒÂ‰Â‡Â• ÂˆÂ”Â‘Â? a Â spaceship Â orbiting Â Earth. Â Â But Â a Â cold Â bug Â had Â bit Â the Â crew, Â and Â
during Â the Â last Â days Â of Â their Â ÍłÍ˛ÇŚÂ†ÂƒÂ› Ď?ÂŽÂ‹Â‰ÂŠÂ– Â˜Â‡Â–Â‡Â”ÂƒÂ? Â‡Â”Â…Â—Â”Â› and Â Gemini Â commander Â Wally Â Schirra Â became Â irritable Â and Â combative Â with Â mission Â control, Â as Â did Â his Â space Â colleagues Â Walt Â Cunningham Â and Â Don Â Eisele. Â Â Â‘Â?Â‡Â‘ÂˆÂ–ÂŠÂ‡Â?Â‡Â˜Â‡Â”Ď?ÂŽÂ‡Â™Â‹Â?Â•Â’ÂƒÂ…Â‡ again. Â The Â International Â Space Â Station Â orbits Â the Â Earth Â 17 Â times Â a Â day Â from Â a Â height Â of Â about Â 250 Â miles, Â and Â has Â been Â continuously Â occupied Â by Â at Â least Â two Â people Â for Â since Â 2001. Â It Â was Â on Â October Â 11, Â 2000 Â that Â a Â construction Â mission Â of Â a Â Space Â Shuttle Â undocked Â from Â the Â ISS Â without Â leaving Â someone Â behind. Atlantis Â was Â the Â Shuttle Â that Â Ď?ÂŽÂ‡Â™ÂƒÂ?Â‹Â?Â’Â‘Â”Â–ÂƒÂ?Â–Â–Â”Â—Â•Â•Â„Â‡ÂƒÂ?Â–Â‘ the Â American Â Unity Â and Â Russian Â Zarya Â modules Â that Â made Â up Â the Â Ď?Â‹Â”Â•Â– Â•Â‡Â‰Â?Â‡Â?Â–Â• Â‘Âˆ Â–ÂŠÂ‡ Ď?ÂŽÂ‡Â†Â‰Â‹Â?Â‰ ISS. Â Â Seven Â astronauts Â on Â Atlantis Â took Â part Â in Â two Â spacewalks Â and Â several Â excursions Â inside Â the Â two Â modules Â to Â ready Â the Â ISS Â for Â permanent Â occupancy. Â Â Once Â bitter Â rivals Â in Â space, Â America Â and Â Russia Â were Â now Â the Â major Â partners Â of Â a Â 17-Ââ€?nation Â effort Â to Â build Â and Â maintain Â the Â ISS. Finally Â in Â our Â look Â back Â at Â manned Â space Â history Â this Â week, Â on Â Oct. Â 11, Â 2005, Â a Â third Â player Â in Â the Â manned Â space Â scene Â emerged Â as Â a Â serious Â one Â as Â China Â launched Â two Â men Â aboard Â their Â Shenzhou Â 7 Â spaceship. Â Â The Â â€œtaikonautsâ€? Â performed Â tests Â on Â their Â new Â spaceship, Â and Â had Â few Â problems Â during Â the Â very Â Â•Â—Â…Â…Â‡Â•Â•ÂˆÂ—ÂŽĎ?Â‹Â˜Â‡Â†ÂƒÂ›Â•Â‹Â?Â‘Â”Â„Â‹Â–Ç¤ China Â has Â vowed Â to Â be Â a Â
major Â factor Â in Â manned Â space Â endeavors, Â announcing Â plans Â for Â permanent Â space Â stations Â like Â the Â ISS Â as Â well Â as Â their Â intent Â to Â go Â to Â the Â Moon. Â Â Methodically Â China Â has Â placed Â one, Â two, Â than Â three Â taikonauts Â in Â space, Â and Â recently Â completed Â a Â second Â visit Â to Â their Â small, Â box-Ââ€?car Â sized Â space Â station. Â China Â has Â included Â Â–Â™Â‘ ÂˆÂ‡Â?ÂƒÂŽÂ‡Â• Â‹Â? Â–ÂŠÂ‡ Ď?Â‹Â”Â•Â– Â?Â‹Â?Â‡ people Â it Â has Â sent Â to Â space. While Â once Â rivals Â America Â and Â Russia Â have Â laid Â their Â political Â differences Â aside Â to Â build Â together Â the Â ISS Â and Â explore Â space, Â the Â Chinese Â are Â in Â alliance Â with Â nobody. Â The Â second Â decade Â of Â the Â 21st Â Century Â has Â America Â in Â a Â strange Â predicament. Â Â With Â the Â Space Â ÂŠÂ—Â–Â–ÂŽÂ‡ Ď?ÂŽÂ‡Â‡Â– Â?Â‘Â–ÂŠÂ„ÂƒÂŽÂŽÂ‡Â†ÇĄ has Â no Â spacecraft Â as Â the Â new Â 4-Ââ€?man Â Orion Â is Â in Â development Â maybe Â until Â 2017. Â Â Americans Â travel Â to Â the Â ISS Â via Â a Â $50 Â million Â seat Â aboard Â the Â three-Ââ€?man Â Russian Â tried-Ââ€?and-Ââ€?true Â Soyuz Â spacecraft. Â Â China Â copied Â the Â Soyuz Â design Â in Â their Â Shenzhou Â spacecraft, Â but Â relied Â in Â their Â own Â technology Â to Â build Â the Â Long Â March Â rocket Â booster Â for Â manned Â mission. Â As Â China Â gains Â more Â experience Â in Â space, Â it Â is Â gathering Â a Â toe-Ââ€?hold Â for Â future Â dominance Â in Â Earth Â orbitâ€”a Â stated Â goal Â by Â it Â leaders. Â Â Just Â what Â military Â implications Â that Â might Â have Â is Â anybodyâ€™s Â guess. Â Â But Â one Â thing Â is Â for Â certain, Â once Â a Â world Â leader, Â America Â is Â sadly Â lagging Â in Â its Â commitment Â to Â human Â space Â exploration.
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Celestial Â events Â in Â the Â skies Â for Â the Â week Â of Â Oct. Â 8-Ââ€?14, Â 2013, Â as Â compiled Â for Â The Â Loafer Â by Â Mark Â D. Â Marquette. This Â week Â is Â for Â some Â moon Â gazing Â as Â our Â natural Â satellite Â begins Â its Â monthly Â movement Â across Â our Â evening Â skies. Â Â Turn Â those Â binoculars Â you Â use Â for Â sports Â events Â or Â bird Â watching Â upward Â to Â our Â Moon, Â and Â be Â amazed. Â Â And Â in Â any Â telescope, Â there Â is Â so Â much Â more Â to Â see. Â Â The Â line Â between Â daylight Â and Â night Â on Â the Â Moon Â is Â called Â the Â â€œterminator,â€?â€”and Â on Â Earth Â itâ€™s Â twilight. Â Here Â is Â where Â the Â longest Â shadows Â are Â cast, Â giving Â the Â greatest Â amount Â of Â detail. Â Â You Â might Â see Â a Â mountain Â peak Â catching Â sunlight Â in Â the Â black Â side Â of Â the Â terminator, Â and Â two Â hours Â later Â see Â the Â whole Â mountain Â as Â daylight Â progresses Â quickly Â on Â the Â Moon. Tues. Â Oct. Â 8 Venus Â is Â below Â the Â crescent Â Moon, Â a Â celestial Â conjunction Â that Â is Â a Â good Â photo Â opportunity. Â Â Put Â a Â tree Â or Â building Â in Â the Â foreground Â to Â make Â the Â scene Â more Â interesting. Â A Â high Â ISO Â (like Â 1,000 Â or Â more) Â and Â long Â exposure Â (like Â 30 Â seconds) Â on Â a Â tripod Â is Â a Â good Â place Â to Â startâ€”just Â experiment Â as Â you Â can Â see Â your Â digital Â results Â and Â shoot Â for Â free! Wed. Â Oct. Â 9 Â?Â–ÂŠÂ‹Â•Í´Í˛Í˛ÍťÂ†ÂƒÂ–Â‡Â‹Â?Â•Â’ÂƒÂ…Â‡ÂŠÂ‹Â•Â–Â‘Â”Â›ÇĄÇŻÂ•Â‘Â‘Â?ÇŚÂ‘Â”Â„Â‹Â–Â‹Â?Â‰Â•ÂƒÂ–Â‡ÂŽÂŽÂ‹Â–Â‡Â…Â‘Â?Ď?Â‹Â”Â?Â• the Â existence Â of Â huge Â reservoirs Â of Â ice Â inside Â craters Â at Â the Â north Â and Â south Â poles. Â These Â craters Â never Â see Â sunlight Â and Â are Â minus-Ââ€?200 Â below Â zero Â all Â the Â time, Â so Â ice Â might Â be Â laying Â on Â the Â surface. Â Â But Â most Â of Â the Â lunar Â ice Â is Â buried Â beneath Â Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â•Â—Â”ÂˆÂƒÂ…Â‡Â‘ÂˆĎ?ÂŽÂ—ÂˆÂˆÂ›Â•Â‘Â‹ÂŽÇĄÂ…ÂƒÂŽÂŽÂ‡Â†Â”Â‡Â‰Â‘ÂŽÂ‹Â–ÂŠÇ˘Â„Â‡ÂƒÂ–Â–Â‘Â†Â‡ÂƒÂ–ÂŠÂ„Â›Â?Â‹ÂŽÂŽÂ‹Â‘Â?Â•Â‘ÂˆÂ›Â‡ÂƒÂ”Â•Â‘Âˆ bombardment Â by Â micrometeorites. Thurs. Â Oct. Â 10 If Â you Â see Â some Â meteors Â streaking Â through Â the Â night, Â they Â might Â just Â be Â some Â cosmic Â debris Â from Â the Â Southern Â Taurid Â Meteor Â Shower. Â Â These Â swift Â and Â bright Â meteors Â are Â remains Â of Â a Â comet Â called Â Encke, Â and Â with Â the Â gibbous Â Moon Â setting Â before Â midnight, Â the Â mid-Ââ€?morning Â peak Â is Â a Â favorable Â one Â with Â up Â to Â 10 Â meteors Â an Â hour Â expected. Fri. Â Oct. Â 11 The Â Moon Â is Â at Â First Â Quarter Â today Â at Â 7:02 Â pm, Â making Â an Â exact Â right Â angle Â with Â the Â Earth Â and Â Sun, Â directly Â south Â in Â our Â early Â evening Â sky. Â This Â date Â is Â also Â important Â Â‹Â?Â•Â’ÂƒÂ…Â‡ÂŠÂ‹Â•Â–Â‘Â”Â›ÂˆÂ‘Â”ÂˆÂ‘Â—Â”Â?ÂƒÂŒÂ‘Â”Â‡Â˜Â‡Â?Â–Â•Â‹Â?Â?ÂƒÂ?Â?Â‡Â†Â•Â’ÂƒÂ…Â‡Ď?ÂŽÂ‹Â‰ÂŠÂ–ÇŁÂ‹Â?ÍłÍťÍ¸ÍşÂ?Â‡Â”Â‹Â…Âƒ ÂŽÂƒÂ—Â?Â…ÂŠÂ‡Â†Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â–ÂŠÂ”Â‡Â‡ÇŚÂ?ÂƒÂ?Â’Â‘ÂŽÂŽÂ‘ÍšÂ‘Â?Â‹Â–Â•Â‹Â?ÂƒÂ—Â‰Â—Â”ÂƒÂŽĎ?ÂŽÂ‹Â‰ÂŠÂ–Â‘ÂˆÂ–ÂŠÂ‡Â?Â‘Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â”Â•ÂŠÂ‹Â’ÂˆÂ‘Â”Â–ÂŠÂ‡ Ď?ÂŽÂ‹Â‰ÂŠÂ–Â–Â‘Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â‘Â‘Â?Ç˘Â‹Â?ÍłÍťÍ¸ÍťÂ–ÂŠÂ‡Â‘Â˜Â‹Â‡Â–Â?Â‹Â‘Â?ÂŠÂƒÂ†Â–ÂŠÂ”Â‡Â‡Â•Â’ÂƒÂ…Â‡Â…Â”ÂƒÂˆÂ–Â‹Â?Â‘Â”Â„Â‹Â–ÂƒÂ–Â‘Â?Â…Â‡ÇĄ Â‘Â›Â—ÂœÍ¸ÇĄÍšĆŹÍşÂ™Â‹Â–ÂŠÂ•Â‡Â˜Â‡Â?Â…Â‘Â•Â?Â‘Â?ÂƒÂ—Â–Â•Â–Â‘Â–ÂƒÂŽÇ˘Â‹Â?Í´Í˛Í˛Í˛ÇĄÂ’ÂƒÂ…Â‡ÂŠÂ—Â–Â–ÂŽÂ‡Â‹Â•Â…Â‘Â˜Â‡Â”Â›Â™Â‹Â–ÂŠ seven Â astronauts Â was Â launched Â as Â the Â last Â construction Â mission Â without Â occupants Â Â‹Â?Â–ÂŠÂ‡ Â?Â–Â‡Â”Â?ÂƒÂ–Â‹Â‘Â?ÂƒÂŽÂ’ÂƒÂ…Â‡Â–ÂƒÂ–Â‹Â‘Â?Ç˘ÂƒÂ?Â†Í´Í˛Í˛ÍˇÇĄÂŠÂ‹Â?ÂƒÂŽÂƒÂ—Â?Â…ÂŠÂ‡Â†ÂŠÂ‡Â?ÂœÂŠÂ‘Â—Í¸Â™Â‹Â–ÂŠÂ–Â™Â‘
cosmonauts Â performing Â a Â spacewalk Â on Â just Â the Â nationâ€™s Â second Â manned Â foray Â into Â space. Â Thatâ€™s Â 19 Â different Â space Â travelers Â on Â this Â day Â in Â history. Sat. Â Oct. Â 12 On Â this Â 1964 Â date Â in Â space Â history, Â the Â Soviet Â Â?Â‹Â‘Â?ÂŽÂƒÂ—Â?Â…ÂŠÂ‡Â†Â–ÂŠÂ‡Ď?Â‹Â”Â•Â–Â–ÂŠÂ”Â‡Â‡ÇŚÂ?ÂƒÂ?Â…Â”Â‡Â™Â‹Â?Â–Â‘ orbit. Â Â Built Â for Â two Â cosmonauts, Â the Â chief Â designer Â of Â Voskhod Â 1 Â was Â crammed Â inside Â like Â a Â sardine Â to Â perform Â a Â propaganda Â stunt, Â making Â the Â world Â think Â the Â Soviets Â were Â ahead Â of Â America Â in Â the Â Moon Â Race. Sun. Â Oct. Â 13 On Â this Â 1968 Â date Â in Â space Â history, Â Apollo Â 7 Â Â„Â”Â‘ÂƒÂ†Â…ÂƒÂ•Â–Â–ÂŠÂ‡Ď?Â‹Â”Â•Â–ÂŽÂ‹Â˜Â‡Â–Â‡ÂŽÂ‡Â˜Â‹Â•Â‹Â‘Â?Â‹Â?ÂƒÂ‰Â‡Â•ÂˆÂ”Â‘Â? Â‘Â—Â–Â‡Â”Â•Â’ÂƒÂ…Â‡Ç¤ÂŠÂ‡Â–ÂŠÂ”Â‡Â‡ÂƒÂ•Â–Â”Â‘Â?ÂƒÂ—Â–Â•Ď?ÂŽÂ‘ÂƒÂ–Â‡Â†Â‘Â„ÂŒÂ‡Â…Â–Â• in Â weightlessness, Â cut Â up Â and Â turned Â the Â camera Â back Â on Â the Â Earth. Mon. Â Oct. Â 14 The Â Moon Â is Â a Â gibbous Â phase Â entering Â the Â constellation Â Aquarius, Â who Â carries Â water Â across Â the Â sky. Â Â Full Â Moon Â on Â Oct. Â 18th Â will Â be Â the Â Hunterâ€™s Â Moon.
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Director Ron Howard brings the world of Formula 1 racing ϐ “Rush”, and I will say right away ϐǣǤ ǯ ϐǡ but when the speakers nearly blow off the theater walls, you know the volume is high. If Howard was going for the “you are in the middle of the action” feeling, he has succeeded. “Rush” stars “Thor” actor Chris Hemsworth as James Hunt, a British Formula 1 driver who was considered a sex symbol in 1976, ϐ Ǥ Bruhl) stars as the main rival of James, Niki Lauda, an Austrian from a wealthy family, who is no glamour and all business. ϐ
life racers, and after seeing photos of the real Hunt and Bruhl, Ǥ ϐ follows the two drivers during the 1976 season when both are willing to risk everything to become world champion. The road to the 1976 race season was interesting for both Hunt and Bruhl, as both men had many challenges to overcome. Bruhl actually comes into the 1976 season as world champion out to defend his title against rival Hunt. During a race Bruhl wanted to cancel due to horrible weather, the reigning champion crashes and nearly dies. Bruhl is badly burned, and after being sidelined for 6 weeks, he shocks everyone by returning to the track for the
ϐ so he can hold off Hunt, who has been gaining points on him. The showdown race results in a surprise ending, and Hunt and Bruhl are both let with satisfying results. The main actors are both wonderful in their roles, and are never upstaged by the racing, even though lesser actors may have been left in the rubber burns of the action. ϐ and Bruhl is as entertaining as the actual racing, and the real story here is the love/hate relationship between the two rivals. The two kept each other in their best form during their drive to succeed.
ϐ on a true story, and even though I am not a Formula 1 racing fan, ǡϐ wonderfully entertaining. The real life Hunt passed away at the age of 45, but Bruhl is very much
alive at the age of 64. It’s a shame Hunt is not able to see this part of his life depicted ǡ ϐ it was at times. Ron Howard has
ϐ emotional impact as thrilling action, and as a result “Rush” ϐ Ǥ (Rated R) B+
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Twenty Years of Very Dangerous Days
One Â of Â the Â most Â important Â lessons Â I Â ever Â learned Â as Â a Â kid, Â was Â that Â both Â laundry Â day, Â and Â garbage Â day, Â are Â very Â dangerous Â days. Â If Â youâ€™re Â of Â a Â certain Â generation, Â youâ€™ve Â picked Â up Â on Â what Â the Â above Â is Â a Â reference Â to. Â A Â line Â repeated Â by Â Rocko, Â the Â main Â character Â on Â the Â 1990s Â animated Â series Â Rockoâ€™s Â Modern Â Life, Â which Â celebrated Â its Â 20th Â anniversary Â this Â past Â month. Â If Â youâ€™ve Â read Â my Â column Â for Â any Â long Â amount Â of Â time, Â youâ€™ve Â heard Â me Â mention Â this Â series Â before. Â Itâ€™s Â one Â of Â my Â favorites, Â and Â my Â absolute Â favorite Â cartoon Â series. Â Considering Â itâ€™s Â from Â that Â golden Â age Â of Â TV Â cartoons Â that Â was Â the Â 90s, Â the Â fact Â that Â 20 Â years Â later Â the Â series Â is Â starting Â to Â get Â itâ€™s Â due Â is Â high Â praise Â indeed. Â For Â the Â uninitiated Â Rockoâ€™s Â Modern Â Life Â is Â about Â the Â daily Â adventures Â and Â life Â experiences Â of Â Rocko, Â a Â wallaby Â who Â just Â immigrated Â from Â Australia Â to Â the Â city Â of Â O-ÂTown. Â Alongside Â Rocko, Â thereâ€™s Â his Â dog, Â Spunky, Â and Â his Â two Â best Â friends. Â Heffer, Â an Â overweight Â steer Â that Â was Â adopted Â by Â a Â family Â of Â wolves, Â and Â Filburtâ€”Woody Â Allen Â in Â turtle Â form Â (who Â would Â later Â go Â on Â to Â
marry Â a Â cat Â with Â a Â hook Â for Â a Â hand, Â named Â Dr. Â Hutchinson). Â Rockoâ€™s Â next Â door Â neighbors, Â a Â pair Â of Â toads Â named Â Ed Â and Â Bev Â Bighead, Â have Â a Â mixed Â relationship Â with Â their Â young Â friend. Â Mrs. Â Bighead Â likes Â Rocko. Â Mr. Â Bighead, Â however, Â despises Â him. Â Rockoâ€™s Â Modern Â Life Â was Â unique Â in Â the Â sense Â that Â most Â of Â itâ€™s Â humor Â came Â from Â surreal Â parody Â and Â satire. Â The Â satirical Â elements Â focusing Â on Â cultural Â commentary. Â A Â running Â target Â being Â the Â LQĂ€XHQFHRIFRUSRUDWH$PHULFDRQ the Â world. Â Mr Â Bighead Â works Â at Â Congolm-ÂO, Â a Â company Â with Â no Â obvious Â purpose, Â whose Â logo Â is Â the Â world Â as Â the Â olive Â in Â a Â martini Â glass, Â with Â the Â motto Â â€œWe Â own Â youâ€?. Â Also, Â somewhat Â notorious, Â is Â the Â series Â use Â of Â adult Â humor. Â Jokes Â that Â went Â over Â our Â heads Â when Â we Â ZHUH NLGV QRZ ODQG ÂżUPO\ LQ WKH middle Â of Â our Â faces. Â A Â smart Â series, Â with Â a Â moderate Â bit Â of Â edge Â for Â the Â time, Â most Â of Â which Â still Â holds Â up. Â One Â of Â the Â most Â popular Â episodes Â of Â the Â series, Â is Â the Â third Â seasonâ€™s Â â€œWacky Â Dellyâ€?. Â The Â episode Â not Â only Â stands Â out Â as Â one Â of Â Rockoâ€™s Â ÂżQHVW EXW DOVR DV RQH RI WKH ÂżQHU episode Â of Â the Â era, Â as Â itâ€™s Â a Â direct Â
satire Â on Â the Â industry Â of Â television Â animation. Â In Â the Â universe Â of Â O-ÂTown, Â Ed Â and Â Bev Â Bighead Â have Â a Â son, Â who Â they Â initially Â disown, Â Ralph Â Bighead. Â Ralph Â rejected Â his Â fatherâ€™s Â corporate Â work Â life, Â and Â headed Â out Â to Â Hollowood Â to Â become Â a Â cartoonist, Â creating Â the Â wildly Â popular Â animated Â series Â â€œThe Â Fatheadsâ€? Â (to Â add Â to Â the Â meta Â elements Â of Â it Â all, Â Ralph Â Bighead Â is Â voiced Â by Â Rocko Â series Â creator, Â Joe Â Murray). Â â€œWacky Â Dellyâ€? Â begins Â with Â 5DOSK ÂżQDOO\ DW WKH HQG RI KLV contract Â for Â â€œThe Â Fatheadsâ€?, Â and Â looking Â forward Â to Â having Â the Â freedom Â to Â go Â out Â and Â create Â real Â art. Â However, Â his Â contract Â with Â the Â network Â states Â he Â owes Â them Â another Â series. Â Instead Â of Â spending Â his Â time Â tied Â down Â to Â another Â long Â running Â series, Â Ralph Â invites Â Rocko, Â Heffer, Â and Â Filburtâ€”the Â biggest Â fans Â â€œThe Â Fatheadsâ€? Â haveâ€”out Â to Â Hollowood Â to Â create Â his Â next Â TV Â series Â for Â him, Â thinking Â it Â will Â be Â such Â a Â disaster, Â the Â network Â will Â have Â no Â choice Â but Â to Â cancel Â the Â series, Â freeing Â him Â from Â his Â contract. Â In Â a Â true Â â€œSpringtime Â for Â Hitlerâ€? Â moment, Â the Â showâ€”which Â is Â all Â about Â deli Â meatsâ€”becomes Â a Â massive Â hit. Â Ralph, Â shocked Â by Â his Â throw Â away Â series Â sudden Â success, Â does Â all Â he Â can Â to Â sabotage Â production. Â Over Â exposing Â negatives, Â and Â at Â one Â point Â telling Â the Â boys Â to Â just Â run Â a Â half Â hour Â shot Â of Â a Â jar Â of Â mayonnaise. Â Each Â time, Â the Â moves Â are Â viewed Â as Â genius Â works Â of Â television, Â the Â shot Â of Â mayo Â being Â declared Â â€œa Â powerful Â Warholian Â tributeâ€?. Â When Â the Â last Â time Â you Â saw Â a Â reference Â to Â Andy Â Warhol Â in Â a Â childrenâ€™s Â cartoon? Â Therein Â lines Â the Â genius Â of Â Rockoâ€™s Â Modern Â Life. Â It Â was Â a Â show Â that Â was Â not Â concerned Â with Â â€œhow Â to Â keep Â kids Â captured Â for Â half Â an Â hourâ€?, Â but Â rather Â a Â show Â where Â the Â brilliant Â creative Â team Â were Â trying Â to Â make Â each Â other Â laugh. Â Joe Â Murray Â assembled Â an Â amazing Â team Â of Â creative Â talents Â to Â helm Â this Â series. Â This Â is Â why Â weâ€™re Â still Â celebrating Â the Â show Â twenty Â years Â DIWHU LW ÂżUVW JUDFHG RXU VFUHHQV Unlike Â some Â shows Â we Â watch Â as Â kids, Â that Â we Â later Â shudder Â at Â as Â adults, Â Rockoâ€™s Â Modern Â Life Â still Â entertains Â us. Â In Â an Â era Â in Â which Â childrenâ€™s Â TV Â animation Â was Â an Â embarrassment Â of Â riches, Â people Â DUH ÂżQDOO\ VWDUWHG WR UHDOL]H ZKDW a Â gem Â Rockoâ€™s Â Modern Â Life Â was. Â See Â you Â next Â week, Â follow Â me Â on Â Twitter Â @ThatAndyRoss.
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Halloween Horrors, Part Two: I Am Legend: Remembering Richard Matheson ÂŠÂ‡Â™Â‘Â”ÂŽÂ†Â‘ÂˆÂŠÂ‘Â”Â”Â‘Â”Ď?Â‹Â…Â–Â‹Â‘Â?ÂƒÂ?Â† Ď?Â‹ÂŽÂ?Â™Â‘Â—ÂŽÂ†Â„Â‡ÂƒÂˆÂƒÂ”Â†Â‹ÂˆÂˆÂ‡Â”Â‡Â?Â–Â’ÂŽÂƒÂ…Â‡ were Â it Â not Â for Â the Â considerable Â contributions Â made Â by Â Richard Â Matheson Â during Â his Â productive Â 63-Ââ€?year Â career. Â When Â he Â died Â this Â past Â June Â at Â age Â 87, Â horror Â and Â Â•Â…Â‹Â‡Â?Â…Â‡ÇŚĎ?Â‹Â…Â–Â‹Â‘Â? ÂˆÂƒÂ?Â• ÂŽÂ‘Â•Â– Â‘Â?Â‡ Â‘Âˆ their Â best Â friends. Â So, Â for Â this Â installment Â of Â â€œHalloween Â Horrors,â€? Â letâ€™s Â spend Â a Â little Â time Â remembering Â Mathesonâ€™s Â legacy. The Â shadow Â cast Â by Â Matheson Â over Â horror Â is Â so Â large Â itâ€™s Â hard Â to Â know Â where Â to Â begin Â in Â recounting Â ÂŠÂ‹Â• Â‹Â?Ď?ÂŽÂ—Â‡Â?Â…Â‡Ç¤ Â‘Â” starters, Â consider Â that Â he Â wrote Â sixteen Â episodes Â of Â the Â iconic Â â€œTwilight Â Zoneâ€? Â TV Â series, Â as Â well Â as Â most Â of Â the Â memorable Â opening Â and Â closing Â monologues Â spoken Â by Â Rod Â Serling Â for Â each Â episode. Â Six Â of Â his Â novels Â were Â adapted Â as Â now-Ââ€?classic Â horror Â Ď?Â‹ÂŽÂ?Â•Č„ÂƒÂ?Â†ÇĄ Â‘Âˆ Â…Â‘Â—Â”Â•Â‡ÇĄ the Â novels Â themselves Â are Â classics Â in Â the Â Ď?Â‹Â‡ÂŽÂ†Ç¤ Â‡ Â‹Â• Â’ÂƒÂ”Â–Â‹ÂƒÂŽÂŽÂ› responsible Â for Â launching Â the Â career Â of Â Steven Â Spielberg, Â and Â countless Â horror Â writers Â and Â Ď?Â‹ÂŽÂ?Â?ÂƒÂ?Â‡Â”Â•ÇĄ ÂˆÂ”Â‘Â? Stephen Â King Â to Â Rob Â Â‘Â?Â„Â‹Â‡ÇĄÂŠÂƒÂ˜Â‡Â–Â‡Â•Â–Â‹Ď?Â‹Â‡Â† Â–Â‘ Â–ÂŠÂ‡ Â‹Â?Ď?ÂŽÂ—Â‡Â?Â…Â‡ Â‘Âˆ Matheson Â on Â their Â
work. Â And, Â his Â legacy Â lives Â on Â in Â his Â family, Â particularly Â in Â his Â son Â Richard Â Christian Â Matheson, Â who Â Â‹Â• Âƒ Â’Â”Â‘ÂŽÂ‹Ď?Â‹Â… ÂƒÂ—Â–ÂŠÂ‘Â”ÇĄ Ď?Â‹ÂŽÂ?Â?ÂƒÂ?Â‡Â”ÇĄ and Â musician Â who Â regularly Â plays Â rockâ€™nâ€™roll Â with Â Stephen Â King Â and Â Dave Â Barry Â in Â the Â â€œRock Â Bottom Â Remainders.â€? Â One Â of Â my Â
favorite Â horror Â novels, Â a Â scary Â reworking Â of Â the Â Frankenstein Â story, Â is Â his Â Created Â By, Â and Â I Â recommend Â you Â read Â it Â too. Most Â horror Â movie Â and Â literature Â historians Â trace Â the Â beginnings Â of Â the Â modern Â zombie Â image Â to Â George Â Romeroâ€™s Â infamous Â 1968 Â movie Â â€œNight Â Of Â The Â Living Â Dead.â€? Â According Â to Â no Â less Â authority Â than Â Romero Â himself, Â he Â got Â his Â ideas Â from Â reading Â Mathesonâ€™s Â ground-Ââ€?breaking Â 1954 Â novel Â I Â Am Â Legend, Â which Â was Â given Â the Â movie Â treatment Â several Â Â–Â‹Â?Â‡Â•ÇĄ Ď?Â‹Â”Â•Â– Â‹Â? Ç˛ÂŠÂ‡ Last Â Man Â On Â Earthâ€? Â (1964), Â featuring Â one Â of Â the Â very Â best Â Vincent Â Price Â p e r f o r m a n c e s , Â then Â in Â 1971â€™s Â â€œThe Â Omega Â Man,â€? Â starring Â Charlton Â Heston, Â and Â most Â recently Â in Â the Â lame Â Will Â Smith Â version, Â â€œI Â Am Â Legendâ€? Â (2007). Â So, Â considering Â the Â phenomenal Â popularity Â of Â zombies Â in Â the Â past Â few Â years, Â we Â all Â owe Â a Â very Â large Â debt Â to Â Mathesonâ€™s Â pioneering Â efforts Â in Â creating Â our Â modern Â image Â of Â the Â walking Â dead.
One Â of Â my Â favorite Â â€œguilty Â pleasuresâ€? Â is Â a Â delightful Â 1974 Â made-Ââ€?for-Ââ€?TV Â movie, Â â€œTrilogy Â of Â Terror,â€? Â starring Â Karen Â Black Â and Â directed Â by Â Dan Â Curtis. Â This Â trilogy Â features Â Black Â playing Â four Â roles Â in Â stories Â based Â on Â Matheson Â short Â stories. Â ÂŠÂ‹ÂŽÂ‡ Â–ÂŠÂ‡ Ď?Â‹Â”Â•Â– Â–Â™Â‘ ÂƒÂ”Â‡ Âƒ ÂŽÂ‹Â–Â–ÂŽÂ‡ lackluster, Â yet Â very Â entertaining Â and Â diversionary, Â it Â is Â the Â last Â one Â that Â is Â most Â remembered Â and Â discussed. Â Mathesonâ€™s Â short Â story Â â€œPrey,â€? Â is Â about Â a Â single Â woman Â who Â buys Â a Â Zuni Â warrior Â doll Â for Â her Â anthropologist Â Ď?Â‹ÂƒÂ?Â…Âą ÂƒÂ?Â† Â†Â‹Â•Â…Â‘Â˜Â‡Â”Â•ÇĄ Â?Â—Â…ÂŠ Â–Â‘ her Â displeasure, Â that Â the Â doll Â is Â possessed Â and Â very Â much Â wants Â her Â dead. Â In Â the Â TV Â adaptation, Â â€œAmelia,â€? Â we Â are Â treated Â to Â a Â bravura Â performance Â by Â Black Â (the Â only Â human Â actor Â in Â the Â sketch), Â who Â is Â chased Â around Â her Â apartment Â by Â the Â deadly Â Â†Â‘ÂŽÂŽÇĄ Â…Â—ÂŽÂ?Â‹Â?ÂƒÂ–Â‹Â?Â‰ Â‹Â? Âƒ Ď?Â‹Â?ÂƒÂŽ confrontation Â that Â features Â one Â of Â the Â most Â chilling Â scenes Â in Â the Â horror Â genre. Â Also Â on Â my Â list Â of Â favorite Â Matheson Â adaptations Â is Â â€œDuel,â€? Â another Â made-Ââ€?for-Ââ€?TV Â movie Â starring Â Dennis Â Weaver Â (of Â â€œGunsmokeâ€? Â and Â â€œMcCloudâ€? Â fame), Â playing Â David Â Mann, Â an Â electronic Â salesman Â who Â is Â terrorized Â on Â a Â road Â trip Â by Â a Â monster Â truck Â driven Â by Â an Â unseen, Â yet Â very Â demonic Â driver. Â Like Â â€œTrilogy Â of Â Terror,â€? Â this Â mini-Ââ€?masterpiece Â features Â a Â minimal Â cast, Â with Â more Â than Â 95% Â of Â it Â consisting Â of Â Weaver, Â his Â Plymouth Â Valiant Â and Â the Â omnipresent Â truck. Â This Â little Â 1971 Â gem Â was Â directed Â by Â a Â rookie Â named Â Steven Â Spielberg, Â who Â claimed Â this Â terrifying Â road Â movie Â was Â the Â inspiration Â for Â his Â 1975 Â blockbuster Â â€œJawsâ€? Â (just Â replace Â the Â monster Â truck Â with Â a Â monster Â shark, Â and Â the Â rest Â is Â history). Â â€œDuelâ€? Â is Â often Â Â—Â•Â‡Â† Â‹Â? Ď?Â‹ÂŽÂ? Â•Â–Â—Â†Â‹Â‡Â• Â…ÂŽÂƒÂ•Â•Â‡Â• as Â a Â demonstration Â of Â how Â to Â effectively Â use Â cuts Â and Â unique Â camera Â angles Â to Â produce Â genuine Â suspense Â and Â terror. Â A Â must-Ââ€?see Â for Â any Â horror Â and Â thriller Â fan. Needless Â to Â say, Â Mathesonâ€™s Â Â?Â‘Â•Â– Â•Â‹Â‰Â?Â‹Ď?Â‹Â…ÂƒÂ?Â– Â…Â‘Â?Â–Â”Â‹Â„Â—Â–Â‹Â‘Â? to Â television Â was Â his Â sixteen Â â€œTwilight Â Zoneâ€? Â episodes, Â the Â Â‹Â?Ď?ÂŽÂ—Â‡Â?Â–Â‹ÂƒÂŽ Â•Â‡Â”Â‹Â‡Â• Â–ÂŠÂƒÂ– Â”ÂƒÂ? ÂˆÂ”Â‘Â? 1960-Ââ€?1965 Â and Â now Â available Â 24/7 Â on Â a Â screen Â near Â you Â Č‹Â–ÂŠÂƒÂ?Â?Â•Â–Â‘Â‡Â–Ď?ÂŽÂ‹ÂšÇĄÂ‘Â—Â—Â„Â‡ÇĄÂƒÂ?Â† other Â sources). Â Although Â they Â are Â
all Â worthwhile, Â my Â Matheson-Ââ€? penned Â episodes Â are Â â€œNightmare Â at Â 20,000 Â Feet,â€? Â perhaps Â the Â most Â famous Â of Â all Â episodes, Â starring Â William Â Shatner Â as Â a Â Â–Â‡Â”Â”Â‹Ď?Â‹Â‡Â†ÂƒÂ‹Â”Â’ÂŽÂƒÂ?Â‡Â’ÂƒÂ•Â•Â‡Â?Â‰Â‡Â”Â™ÂŠÂ‘ sees Â something Â a Â little Â weird Â on Â Â–ÂŠÂ‡ Â™Â‹Â?Â‰ Â‘Âˆ Â–ÂŠÂ‡ Â’ÂŽÂƒÂ?Â‡Ç˘ Ç˛ Â‘Â”ÂŽÂ† Of Â Difference,â€? Â my Â personal Â favorite, Â starring Â Howard Â Duff Â who Â makes Â the Â alarming Â discovery Â that Â his Â â€œrealâ€? Â world Â is Â nothing Â more Â than Â a Â movie Â Â•Â‡Â–Ç˘Ç˛Â‹Â–Â–ÂŽÂ‡ Â‹Â”ÂŽÂ‘Â•Â–ÇĄÇłÂ–ÂŠÂ‡Â‡Â’Â‹Â•Â‘Â†Â‡ that Â inspired Â â€œPoltergeist,â€? Â the Â 1982 Â movie Â produced Â by Â Spielberg Â and Â directed Â by Â Tobe Â Â‘Â‘Â’Â‡Â”Ç˘Ç˛Â‘Â”ÂŽÂ†Â‘ÂˆÂ‹Â•Â™Â?ÇĄÇłÂƒ humorously Â terrifying Â little Â story Â about Â a Â man Â (Keenan Â Wynn) Â who Â discovers Â that Â whatever Â he Â dictates Â into Â a Â machine Â become Â ÂƒÂŽÂŽÇŚÂ–Â‘Â‘ÇŚÂ”Â‡ÂƒÂŽÇ˘ ÂƒÂ?Â† Ç˛ÂŠÂ‡ Â?Â˜ÂƒÂ†Â‡Â”Â•ÇĄÇł a Â neat Â little Â companion Â to Â the Â aforementioned Â â€œAmelia,â€? Â featuring Â Agnes Â Moorehead Â as Â its Â only Â actor, Â a Â woman Â who, Â without Â dialogue, Â confronts Â what Â she Â perceives Â as Â an Â alien Â invasion Â of Â her Â home. Â Without Â fear Â of Â contradiction, Â we Â can Â perhaps Â say Â that Â Rod Â Serlingâ€™s Â little Â series Â inspired Â more Â horror Â writers Â and Â directors Â than Â any Â other Â pop Â culture Â phenomenon Â before Â or Â since. Â And Â Richard Â Matheson Â was Â in Â many Â ways Â the Â glue Â that Â held Â the Â series Â together, Â particularly Â in Â light Â of Â the Â fact, Â mentioned Â previously, Â that Â he Â wrote Â Serlingâ€™s Â opening Â and Â closing Â monologues Â for Â nearly Â every Â episode. Â While Â Serling Â wrote Â the Â majority Â of Â the Â episodes Â themselves, Â it Â was Â writers Â like Â Matheson Â and Â Charles Â Beaumont Â that Â helped Â shape Â the Â series Â and Â gave Â it Â such Â a Â unique Â vibe Â that Â resonates Â to Â this Â day. I Â could Â devote Â the Â remaining Â three Â columns Â in Â this Â series Â to Â Richard Â Mathesonâ€™s Â other Â accomplishments, Â such Â as Â â€œThe Â Amazing Â Shrinking Â Manâ€? Â and Â â€œThe Â Legend Â of Â Hell Â House,â€? Â but Â I Â will Â let Â you Â do Â your Â own Â investigating. Â I Â certainly Â hope Â you Â will Â take Â some Â time Â this Â week Â to Â watch Â or Â read Â some Â of Â Mathesonâ€™s Â work. Â There Â is, Â after Â all, Â no Â excuse Â not Â to Â see Â some Â of Â it, Â because Â youâ€™re Â carrying Â much Â of Â it Â around Â in Â your Â pocket Â right Â now. Â So Â do Â a Â little Â less Â texting Â and Â a Â little Â more Â Richard Â Matheson Â viewing. See Â you Â next Â week Â with Â Part Â Three.
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