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February 28, 2012 Volume 26, Issue 12

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It is the ultimate dream for any race fan… riding around Bristol Motor Speedway with a NASCAR superstar during pre-race ceremonies at one of racing’s biggest events. Now, that dream can be a reality thanks to the Ride of a Lifetime online auction.

Race fans can bid for the opportunity to hop aboard one of the Ford pre-race vehicles with their favorite Sprint Cup Series racer prior to the March 18 Food U%!7#LVVB#H'(#?%))%)9#@%,,(.&# will make a lap around the “World’s Fastest Half-Mile” with

their selected competitor during driver introductions. In addition to taking an exciting lap around BMS during driver intros, each winner and a guest will receive cold pit passes !"#$%&%!#!'(#%)*(+,#-&# .-/(#!(-0&#0-1(#*)-+# preparations for the main event. Drivers participating in the Ride of a Lifetime auction are Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Kevin Harvick, Carl Edwards, Ryan Newman, Matt Kenseth, Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch, Jeff Burton, Greg 2%34(5#6"(7#8"9-)"5#:-;+#<()-.,5# Aric Almirola and David Gilliland. =++#>."/((,&#?%++#@()(*!#!'(# Bristol Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities.

Bidders must be 18 years of age. The auction begins Monday, February 27 and runs through Monday, March 12. The auction takes place online at www.bristol. speedwaycharities.org. The winning bidder may elect to give up his or her ride to a family member or friend. This will be permitted as long as the person is at least 12 years of age. Fans wishing to participate, but who lack internet access, may do so by mailing in bids to: Bristol Motor Speedway, “Ride of a Lifetime” Auction, Attn. Betsy A"++(0-)5#:BCB#2"D#EFGG5#2.%&!"+5# HI5#EJGKLB#=)7")(#?%&'%)9#!"# mail bids are asked to notify Hol+(0-)#-!#MNKEO#FPFQGFJLB :-70()!#3".#?%))%)9#-;/!%")&# must be received in full by Thurs,-75#<-./'#RLB##:-70()!#0(!'",&# available include check, money order, VISA, MasterCard or Discover. Winning bidders will receive a full refund in the event of inclement weather and cancel-

lation of driver introductions. A March race weekend package also is available starting at SFF#!'-!#%)/+;,(&#!'(#T"",#U%!7# LVV#-),#!'(#I-!%")?%,(WXYI# :."#Z(.%(&#[-&!#($()!&B#=#>-/1-9(# in the Wallace Tower for both Sprint Cup races also is now -$-%+-@+(#3".#SFF5#?'%+(#>-/1-9(&# 3".#3-)&#RL#-),#7";)9(.#-.(#-$-%+able for the March races at half price. Lower row seating for the T"",#U%!7#LVV#%&#-$-%+-@+(5#?%!'# !%/1(!&#&!-.!%)9#-!#SGLB BMS season tickets, which %)/+;,(#!'(#T"",#U%!7#LVV#M<-./'# RPO#-),#\]^\I#H""+&#I%9'!#]-/(# M=;9B#KLO#Z>.%)!#U;>#.-/(&5#-&# well as the Nationwide events -),#!'(#XYI#.-/(5#-+&"#-.(#")# &-+(B#:.%/%)9#3".#-++#3";.#.-/(&# @(9%)&#-!#_;&!#SRJL#%)#!'(#^-++-/(# Tower. For more information about tickets, please visit www.bristoltix.com or call the BMS ticket "3*/(#-!#NKEQ2]\ZHC8#".#RQPGGQ NRLQNRLPB


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While any event at Bristol Motor Speedway is exhilarating, sliding through the window of a race car and tackling the high banks is an experience no true fan should miss. C)#T.%,-75#<-./'#RG5#!'(#]%/'-.,# :(!!7#`.%$%)9#[D>(.%()/(#]%,(Q Along program allows fans to suit up and feel the extreme speed and excitement of making laps around the “World’s Fastest Half-Mile” with a Driving Experience instructor. 2(9%))%)9#-!#F#>B0B5#3-)&#/-)#&+%># on a racing suit and climb aboard a ]%/'-.,#:(!!7#`.%$%)9#[D>(.%()/(# machine for three laps around NASCAR’s most popular track. U"&!#3".#!'(#.%,(Q-+")9#%&#SRLF# per person. To guarantee a spot, 3-)&#&'";+,#>.(Q.(9%&!(.#-!#RQPVVQ KEJQEPPF#".#-!#???B,.%$(>(!!7B/"0B# Riders should be 14 years of age or &!-),#-!#+(-&!#Na#!-++#-),#?(%9'#PV# pounds. A limited number of rides are available, so anyone interested should register promptly. If the ]%,(Q=+")9#&/'(,;+(#%&#)"!#*++(,# by the day of the event, walk-ups will be accepted. Those who are pre-registered should arrive at the BMS garage entrance– near eleva!".#!"?(.#b#c#EV#0%);!(&#>.%".#!"# session.

In the case of inclement weather, participants get a credit that may be ;&(,#-!#-)7#]%/'-.,#:(!!7#`.%$%)9# Experience event for up to one year. A portion of the proceeds from !'(#]%/'-.,#:(!!7#`.%$%)9#[D>(.%-

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-%;1%(Z(&2*Z(.2")(&*-3/(;*38*Z.%2'* Great gales of talent arrive in Jonesborough for the third annual WindieFest, an event celebrating independent women artists and educators during Women’s History <")!'#KVRKB## This year’s programming features Lisa Bansvage, Actor and C.,-%)(,#\)!(.3-%!'#<%)%&!(.5#%)# performance of two one-act plays depicting the lives of women working for social change in America. A well-seasoned interpreter of historical drama, Bansavage brings the stories to life on stage at the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough, TN on Satur,-75#<-./'#E.,5#-!#E#>B0B#-),#J# p.m. performances. Her performance includes “Bringing Mercy !"#=0(.%/-5d#-@";!#EEQ7(-.Q"+,# Frances Warde who was the leader of seven Sisters of Mercy nuns sent %)#RPNE#!"#.";9'Q-),Q!;0@+(#:%!!&burgh from Carlow, Ireland. By the time of Warde’s death in 1884, she and her fellow Mercy nuns had /.(-!(,#0".(#!'-)#EVV#'(-+!'#-),# (,;/-!%")-+#%)&!%!;!%")&#%)#KL#&!-!(&# from coast to coast. They also took

-/!%$(#."+(&#%)#*9'!%)9#3".#_;&!%/(# on behalf of immigrants, slaves, Native Americans, women and the poor. Also included is “Seeing Christ in Everyone” about Dorothy `-75#-+&"#1)"?)#-&#-#:.">'(!#"3# :-/%*&0B##\!#"33(.&#-#$%$%,#>".!.-%!# of American journalist Dorothy `-7#MRPFJQRFPVO5#?'"#/"Q3";),(,# the Catholic Worker newspaper in !'(#RFEV&#-),#-#3-.Q.(-/'%)9#&"/%-+# movement that “comforted the -34%/!(,#-),#-34%/!(,#!'(#/"03".!-@+(dB#H",-7#"$(.#RPL#U-!'"+%/# Worker communities worldwide embody Day’s mission to put into modern practice the core Christian principles of charity and nonviolence. Bansavage is recognized regionally for her prior portrayal of Captain Hook with Barter Theater, a stint with University of Tennessee’s Clarence Brown Theater as well as her one woman show, Isadora Duncan, for Women’s Resource Center and Jonesborough Repertory Theater, plus interview ")#^"0()#C)#=%.#.-,%"#@."-,/-&!B## A(.#/-.((.#&>-)&#2."-,?-75#C33#

2."-,?-75#.(9%")-+#!'(-!.(5#*+05# television and national commercial credits including MasterClass, Sideman, Turn of the Screw, A Man for All Seasons, The Grapes of Wrath, Grace & Glorie, Mastergate, Red Scare on Sunset, The Changeling, The Country Wife, A View from the Bridge, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, The Sisters Rosenweig, Night of the Iguana, Mississippi Burning, Married to the Mob, Three Men and a Baby, The Fisher King, Diary of Anne Frank, The Loman Family Picnic and a third of the full Shakespearean canon as well as a role opposite Sir Anthony Quayle in the BBC-London production of An Exchange of Gifts. She is a graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University’s theatre conservatory and holds a Masters from The University "3#:%!!&@;.9'#?'(.(#&'(#?-&#!'(# <(..%++#T(++"?B#:.";,#=[=#e)%")# 0(0@(.#&%)/(RFPVB# Lisa is an ordained Interfaith minister. Following each performance there will be a Talk Back for audi-

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www.theloaferonline.com ences to meet the actor and engage in discussion about the making of these plays, including issues of transformation and discovery, women carving new paths, and social activism. Ticket purchases for guaranteed seating may be made pre-show by calling the Jonesborough Visitors U()!(.#-!#f#NKEQJLEQRVRV#g!(+hNKEQ JLEQRVRVi#j#SRK#9()(.-+#-,0%&&%")# -),#SRV#3".#&()%".&#-),#&!;,()!&# with an additional handling fee of SRBEV#>(.#!%/1(!B##C)Q&%!(#&-+(&#?%++# @(#-$-%+-@+(#")#-#*.&!Q/"0(Q*.&!Q served basis. WindieFest participants are also welcome to attend a work&'">5#`-)/(&#"3#e)%$(.&-+#:(-/(5# with simple circle dances from the world’s sacred traditions. Always taught for the beginner, these dances are created to Honor and embody the Divine Feminine through song and movement. This multicultural event will celebrate Tara, Kuan Yin, Shaddai, and others as we join hands and hearts to dance with the sacred feminine. Led by Rebecca Nunley, /(.!%*(,#+(-,(.#"3#!'(#`-)/(&#"3# e)%$(.&-+#:(-/(5#?%!'#0;&%/#>."vided by Cheri and Jim Miller and Elaine Kolp. The workshop is free and open to the public Saturday, March E5#LhRLQGhEV#>0#%)#!'(#+%@.-.7#-!# International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough, TN. For more information about WindieFest, call NKEQNKGQGJGGB

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Irish Delights*%;*G3;(&#3)3"<' Enjoy a day of Irish culture with Irish Delights: Music to Cheer Your Soul & Stories to Touch Your Heart at Jonesborough Visitors Center on Sunday, March 4, with two performances -!#E#>B0B#-),#J#>B0B## :."9.-0#'%9'+%9'!&#%)/+;,(#-# dramatic performance of the 18thcentury epic poem Lament for Art O’Leary, a Christmas story about a small town in Ireland by famed Irish writer John B. Keane, a medieval “fractured fairytale” about a princess and her homicidal queen mother, plus traditional Irish dance tunes and airs as well as a song by the immortal Jimmy Kennedy. Virtuoso tinwhistle player L.E. McCullough and actress Lisa Bansavage offer this dynamic program that celebrates the spirit of Irish history and culture. Dr. McCullough has performed at the White House and on soundtracks for Ken Burns television &>(/%-+&j#<&B#2-)&-$-9(#%&#-#&(-&")(,# performer of historical theatre with 2."-,?-75#*+0#-),#!(+($%&%")#/.(,%!&B# They currently reside in Woodbridge, New Jersey. After each performance, Dr. McCullough will present a short workshop on Irish music history titled “Irish Traditional Music: Where It’s Been, ^'(.(#\!a&#b"%)9dB##:(">+(#"3#-++#-9(&# and interest levels are welcome. H%/1(!&#-$-%+-@+(#)"?j#/-++#MNKEO# JLEQRVRV#c#9()(.-+#-,0%&&%")h##SRK5# &!;,()!&#Y#&()%".&h##SRVB

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!'(#^-.)(.#2."!'(.&#*+05#Michael Collins, starring Julia Roberts and Liam Neeson. A(#'"+,&#-#:'B`B#%)#[!')"0;&%/"+"97#-),#'-&#-;!'".(,#0".(#!'-)#RVV# books and articles on Irish music,

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three full-length Celtic ballets with keyboardist T.H. Gillespie (Connlaoi’s Tale, The Healing Cup, Skin WalkersO# choreographed by Martha Graham alumnus David Hochoy. Lisa Bansavage is an actress whose /-.((.#&>-)&#2."-,?-75#C33#2."-,?-75# .(9%")-+#!'(-!.(5#*+05#!(+($%&%")#-),# national commercial credits (see article, >.($%";&#>-9(5#3".#0".(#%)3".0-!%")OB


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>'(*8";*38*:3;2). The Historic Jonesborough Dance Society will hold a contra ,-)/(#")#Z-!;.,-75#<-./'#E#-!#JhEV# p.m. at the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center, 117 Boone Street. :(.3".0%)9#3".#!'(#,-)/(#?%++#@(# Fly By Night, from Asheville, with caller Barbara Groh. A class for beginners will be held at 7 p.m. Every dancer is encouraged to attend the class to become familiar with dance steps, 3".0-!%")&5#-),#4"?B# X+"),%1(#2-.&5#!'(#"3*/%-+#3."k()# treat of the Historic Jonesborough Dance Society, will be served at the F#>B0B#?-+!k#@.(-1B# This event is open to all. lC;.#,-)/(.&#-.(#.(-++7#9(!!%)9# the hang of it, and the skill level is getting amazingly better,” states ($()!#".9-)%k(.#`-$%,#^%+(7B#lC;.# dance is for all ages. We are getting high school and college dancers along with families and children coming to learn contra dance. Also, you don’t have to have a partner.” The best way to learn contra dance is by asking a more experienced partner to dance. It’s perfectly acceptable for ladies to ask gentlemen to dance. “We are starting our &($()!'#7(-.5#'-$(#!'(#*)(&!#,-)/(# 4"".#-)7?'(.(#%)#!'(#.(9%")#-),# are booking some of the best bands -),#/-++(.&#%)#!'(#@;&%)(&&B#C;.# program has been a huge success” adds Wiley. Admission to the dance is $7 for M7(!Q!"Q@(#0(0@(.&O5#SL#3".#A6`Z# members. Full time students get in 3".#SLB#=#T-0%+7#:-/1-9(#'-&#@(()# instituted for members that allows parents and as many children in their core family to get in for only SRLB Fly By Night is led by Karen Gaughan on the piano. Karen is Asheville’s most in-demand contra dance key board player. Gaughan together with her by Fly Night :-.!)(.&5#8-;.-#8()9)%/1#")#*,dle, Beth Magill on Flute and Julia Weatherford on Fiddle, provide a full sound, plenty of rhythm and a really good ride for the avid contra dancer or waltzer. Their repertoire starts with upbeat traditional New England contra dance tunes chosen with /-.(#!"#*!#!'(#,-)/(#-!#,-)/(able tempos kept rock solid with Gaughan’s thumping bass hand. The band weaves in lilting Celtic 0(+",%(&#-),#0-1(&#!'(0#47#?%!'# Beth Magill’s achingly beautiful

4;!(#?"$()#!'.";9'#?%!'#*,,+(# harmony. The girls let their hair down with funky, rocking originals. They’ll pull out the percussion toys, and dig deep in to some of their own tunes as well as others !"#1((>#!'(#,-)/(.&#47%)9B# The driving force of the southern *,,+(#!;)(&#%&#8-;.-#-),#6;+%-#?'"# create a small tornado in the room when sawing it down with their twin harmony. Barbara Groh has spent most of her life in the traditional music and dance scene, starting with square ,-)/%)9#-!#-9(#RE#-),#/")!.-#,-)/ing at age 18. She also played old!%0(#@-)_"#&%)/(#/"++(9(B#\)#RFPF5# Barbara became Caller Coordinator for the Triangle Country Dancers in Chapel Hill, NC. Z'(#+(-.)(,#!"#/-++#?'%+(#*++%)9# in when there was no one available to call a dance. She became very passionate about calling dances and sharing the joy of contra dancing in venues all over the East coast from Florida to New Hampshire. Her calling experience ranged from small community dances to large dance festivals. She now lives in Asheville, NC, home of one of the most thriving dance communitites in the known universe. For more information, contact event organizer David Wiley at NKEQLENQPPJF#".#$%&%!#???B'%&toricjonesboroughdancesociety.org and Historic Jonesborough Dance Z"/%(!7#")#T=U[2CCXB

A free public series of contra dances is under way this spring semester at East Tennessee State University with music provided by the ETSU Contraband and the ETSU Celtic Band. The dance series is sponsored by the Department of Appalachian Studies in the ETSU College of Arts and Sci()/(&B#T(&!%$%!%(&#@(9%)#%)#!'(#`B:B# Culp University Center ballroom at GhEV#>B0B#?%!'#-#@(9%))(.&a#?".1shop followed by the dance itself 3."0#JQFhEV#>B0B “Contra dance is a form of group dancing, with participants +(,#!'.";9'#,%33(.()!#,-)/(#*9;.(&# by a caller,” says Roy Andrade, an assistant professor in ETSU’s 2+;(9.-&&5#C+,QH%0(#-),#U";)!.7# <;&%/#:."9.-05#?'%/'#%&#'";&(,# within the Department of Appalachian Studies. “It’s a little like square dancing, and nothing like line dancing. You are just about guaranteed to leave the dance with a smile – and feel like you’ve gotten some exercise, too!” The dates of the remaining dances this semester are: Tuesday, Feb. 28 H;(&,-75#<-./'#RE Tuesday, March 27 <"),-75#=>.%+#RF <"),-75#=>.%+#KE# For more information or special assistance for those with disabili!%(&5#/-++#=),.-,(#-!#MNKEO#NEFQJVJKB


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c;(/C$3A/(;2*>3")*63;2%;"(&* A&B9*+%,&*,&3"0C&#)&%&<**2&9%/&.*&20)$"#;0&6()%,&D%$4+%,,5& Passionate, caring and multi-talented, her performances validate her amazing voice in varied expressions. Lachmann’s keen sense of programming intertwines comedy, music and improvisation along with a generous amount of audience participation. “I wholeheartedly believe in community development through the arts,” says Lachmann, “ and every day is a good day to share good material...and life is certainly full of good material! Door prizes are also an absolute must! I want everybody to leave happy... for a good reason!” E4#)&=%"#0./&)4*9&>*"+%.&#)&31102&9#.4&1%(<4.0"&>*"&0=0"/&40%".%$40-&"0F0$.#*,&*"&(,>(131102&7"*+#)0&/*(C=0&0=0"& been handed. There’s a healthy dose of irony, too, that comes from working for ‘the man’ in a system that really does not care much for the outspoken. Lachmann brings a spark of genius to an all too often average world plus a healthy dose of good medicine through positive humor. Opening the show will be Kri and Hettie, a Louisville based female duo creating quote a name for themselves in the music world. They are a fantastic mix of vocals that create a signature sound including folk-rap mixed with a clear, fresh acoustic delivery. Unemployment Tour in the Bleak Midwinter is a multifaceted show for a multifaceted audience. Tickets are available at the door for this show at Down Home, Main Street, Johnson City, TN Thursday, March 1st at 7:30 p.m.

Grammy winner Holt returns to Jonesborough Four-time Grammy Award winner David Holt is a musician, storyteller, historian, television host and entertainer, dedicated to performing and preserving traditional American music and stories. Holt is set to visit the Storytelling Capital of the World for two special performances on March 1st and 2nd at the Historic Jonesbor";9'#m%&%!".&#U()!(.#-!#JhEV#>B0B## Holt plays ten acoustic instruments and has released numerous award winning recordings of traditional mountain music

and southern folktales and is well known for his television and radio series. He is host of public television’s Folkways, a North Carolina program that takes the viewer through the Southern Mountains visiting traditional craftsmen and musicians. He can also be seen as -#0;&%/%-)#%)#!'(#>">;+-.#*+05#O Brother Where Art Thou. A native of Garland, Texas, A"+!a&#3-0%+7#0"$(,#!"#:-/%*/# :-+%&-,(&5#U-+%3".)%-5#?'%+(#'(#?-&# in junior high school. He recalls his early musical and storytelling

%)4;()/(&5#l\#9.(?#;>#%)#-#3-0%+7# of informal storytellers, and there was plenty to tell about our wild and wooly Texas forefathers. Storytelling was just a natural part of family life for me. I never thought about telling stories in public until I began to collect mountain music and came across interesting and unusual anecdotes from mountain folks. I began to use these stories in concerts and realized the power storytelling holds.” Holt’s resume boasts numerous experiences including four Gram-

my Awards and eight nominations, named “The Best of the New Generation” by Esquire Magazine, inducted into the National Storytelling Association’s Hall of Fame, three-time winner of the FRETS magazine readers’ poll for “Best C+,QH%0(#2-)_"%&!5d#e)%$(.&%!7# of North Carolina “Razor Walker Award” and recipient of North Carolina Folklore Society BrownHudson Folklore Award. For over three decades, David’s passion for traditional music and culture has fueled a successful per-

forming and recording career. He has performed and recorded with many of his mentors including Doc Watson, Grandpa Jones, Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, Roy Acuff and Chet Atkins. Today he tours the country performing solo, with Doc Watson and with his band The Lightning Bolts. For more information about David, please visit www.davidholt.com General admission to the David Holt concert is $12. For tickets or 0".(#%)3".0-!%")5#/-++#NKEBJLEBRVRV# or visit www.jonesboroughtn.org


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/$0-1"-2%&3'%&45&%.%()$%*+",$-'%!"#$%&6 Lives tells o the i story l - ofla family i dealing with-)the death of their octo/ genarian matriarch. Tragically, she tripped over her lover’s wooden legs after an afternoon tryst and hit her head on the sink on the way down. Her son is in a mental institution because he thinks he is Tammy Wynette, her lover’s wife M+%p;".(,Q;>#-),#")#m-+%;0O#'-&# taken hostages, her sister is trying to quit smoking, her daughters cannot get along, and her gay grandson is trying to decide if he wants to go back into the folds of their dysfunction. Sordid Lives ?-&#!'(#RFFG#?%))(.#"3#!'(#`.-0-# Logue Award for best playwright, best production and best direction. Directed by David Hyde and produced by local theatrical /"0>-)7#H?"#:()/(#:.",;/!%")&5# !'(#/-&!#%)/+;,(&#b.%3*#)#m-)#U-0>5# Tod C. Riddle, Lee Ann DaltonAdkins, Shelley Van Camp, Rachel S. Helvey, Hannah Tipton, Cody 8(?%&5#`-$(#U-.!(.5#:-%9(#<-+")(# Mengel, Ashley Seehorn, Adrian Thomas and Derek Smithpeters as 2."!'(.#2"7B#H%/1(!#>.%/(&#-.(#SEKBVF# plus tax. A four-course country dinner is also included with the price of the ticket. This show is intended for mature audiences due to adult themes and language. Sordid

mLives will playpits Final Weekend r behind the Italian ( at The Casbah B# :%kk-#:;@#-!#PVJ#^(&!#^-+);!#Z!.((!# 6"')&")#U%!75#HI#EJGVN#")#<-./'#K# -),#E.,#-!#GhVV>0B#T".#0".(#%)3".Q mation about the show and menu, *#),#H?"#:()/(#:.",;/!%")&#")# T-/(@""1#".#/-++#NKEQKVKQEGGVB Saturday, March 3 Intro to vegetable Gardening will @(#!-;9'!#@7#+"/-+#9-.,()(.&#:-!# Lynch and Brenda Warner at Unicoi H"?)#A-++#3."0#F#-B0BQ)"")B#U"&!# %&#SRVB#[$(.7")(#?%++#+(-$(#?%!'# seeds and info. Refreshments provided. Space is limited contact e)%/"%#:-.1&#-),#](/#!"#&-$(#7";.# &>"!#MNKEO#EEVQGREPB Campaign for Southern Equality, <-./'#E5#KVRK5#JQF#>B0B#-!#Z'-1!%#%)# the Mountains. Support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender equality while enjoying an evening of local entertainment at this fundraiser for the Campaign for Southern Equal%!7#M&";!'(.)(p;-+%!7B".9OB#8%&!()# to storytellers and singers Danielle Bellone, Fynn Crooks, Cathy Jo Janssen, Delanna Reed, and Sara Z;!!(.*#(+,Q^%))B#UZ[#%&#-#)-!%")-+# effort to assert the full humanity and equality of lesbian, gay,

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/$0-1"-2%&3'%&45&%.%()$%*+",$-'%!"#$%&8 Monday, March 5 SingleVision Movie Night will @(#'(+,#-!#GhEV#>B0B#%)#!'(#H'(-!(.# ]""05#K),##4"".5#^(&+(7#^%)9#-!# First Broadstreet United Methodist Church in Kingsport. An entertaining movie will be in store! Free popcorn and cold drinks will be provided. No reservations required! U")!-/!#6-)(#=,-0&#-!#KNGQRJKJ Friday, March 9 Michael Reno Harrell returns to the Down Home for another great evening of entertainment! Tickets are $14. Michael Reno Harrell is an award winning songwriter, storyteller and published author. His songs have been described as “Appalachian grit and wit”, but his self pinned material resonates far beyond his Southern roots. Because of his exceptional knack for description, fans have described his songs as “little movies”. Michael has been performing for over forty years, entertaining audiences across the U.S. and Europe. His songs have earned both gold and platinum awards and his recordings have topped the Americana charts. ^".1%)9#"$(.#RLV#,-!(&#-#7(-.5#'(# has been a featured performer at the National Storytelling Festival, MerleFest, the Gamble Rogers Folk Festival, and the Walnut Valley Festival just to name a few. Michael will be performing songs from his 14th CD of original material, My Town. Saturday, March 10 TriState Singles will be having -##,-)/(#")#Z-!;.,-75#<-./'#RV!'## at the North Kingsport Fire Hall Community Center, East Carter’s

Valley Road off Lynn Garden Drive, 3."0#JtRV#>B0B#H'(#<-%+0()#?%++# be playing. Cost is $8 for everyone. Bring a single friend and enjoy the evening. Snacks and drinks will be provided! Contact numbers: <-.!'-#b%@&")#ELJQEKEK#".#Z;&-)# U+-7!".#KPPQNKLKB Sunday, March 11 Breastfeeding Support Group, EQN#>B0B5#Z'-1!%#%)#!'(#<";)!-%)&B# C>()#!"#-++#0"!'(.&#-),#0"!'(.&Q to-be and children. No cost. For more information, go to: www. lllmountainempire.org Monday, March 12 :+(-&(#_"%)#Z%)9+(m%&%")#")#<")day, March 12 for a potluck dinner and game night. Join friends at GhEV#>B0B#%)#!'(#T(++"?&'%>#A-++#-!# First Broad Street United Method%&!#U';./'#%)#X%)9&>".!B#:+(-&(# bring a covered dish to share and a drink for yourself. Afterwards, we ?%++#>+-7#-#$-.%(!7#"3#9-0(&B#:+(-&(# @.%)9#7";.#3-$".%!(#9-0(M&O#-),# join in some lighthearted competi!%")s#:+(-&(#_"%)#;&#3".#-)#($()%)9# of fun! No reservations required! For more information, please call 6-)(#=,-0&#-!#MNKEO#KNGQRJKJB

Tuesday, March 13 \)!.",;/!%")#!"#C%+#:-%)!%)95# G#>B0B#3".#J#?((1&5#-!#Z'-1!%#%)# the Mountains. This class will introduce students to the tech)%p;(&#-),#l!.%/1&d#;&(,#@7#!'(#C+,# Masters from the Dutch and Italian Renaissance that were continued through time. Normally a painting like this would take close to a year to complete. Audra has created an introductory method that may be done faster using some modern materials. Audra will walk you through each step in creating a painting in this tradition. The step-by-step process to this form of painting will show no brush strokes and create a luminous piece. Not often taught it modern schools, anyone can take this class, from the beginner to the professional artist. Audra taught this technique in Las U.;/(&5#I(?#<(D%/"#3".#F#7(-.&# and now is pleased to bring it to Johnson City. Some supplies are provided. If you refer a friend you @"!'#?%++#.(/(%$(#-#SKV#,%&/";)!B# H'(#/"&!#"3#!'(#/+-&&#%&#SRLVBVV#3".# J#&(&&%")&#U"[,B#:+(-&(#/")!-/!# -;,.,-;9'!(.r7-'""B/"0

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and the fellow agent is the type where someone will not make it to !'(#(),#"3#!'(#*+05#-),#!'-!#&;.(# won’t be Matt. As the two remain at the house, various upper agents of the CIA are racing to the location, to take custody of Frost. C)(#"3#!'(#0"&!#(D/%!%)9# &(p;()/(&#"3#!'(#*+0#!-1(#>+-/(# at a soccer stadium, where Frost temporally evades Matt. In addition to many exciting

/'-&(#&(p;()/(&#-),#*&!%/;33&5#!'(# *+0#'-&#!'(#>.(.(p;%&%!(#,";@+(Q crosses, and betrayals. As I was ?-!/'%)9#!'(#*+05#\#!'";9'!#'"?# you need to be concerned if you can’t trust anyone in the CIA. H'(#*+0#.(-/'(&#%!#/.(&/(),"#-!# the second Safe House, and leaves one character in a position I did not expect. In the end, Matt gets his own personal revenge toward the CIA, -),#(),&#!'(#*+0#")#-#&-!%&37%)9#

note. Concerning the actors, Washington practically seethes as Frost, and his is a character you would never want to be on the bad side "3B#](7)"+,&#%&#*)(#-&#!'(#U\=# agent who is trying to maintain his “hero” status throughout the *+0B# In fact, since Matt Damon will not be in the next Jason Bourne *+05#\#?"),(.#%3#](7)"+,&#?-&# ever considered? He certainly 0-,(#-#*)(#-;,%!%")#*+0#3".#!'(# role. C3#/";.&(#!'(#)(?#Bourne#*+0# will star the excellent Jeremy Renner, though I feel Reynolds could have handled the role as well. My casting choices aside, Safe House#?-&#-#*)(#-/!%")#*+05# but really didn’t break any new ground plot-wise. The storyline was simply average, and could have been better written for the two actors. In closing, if I ever have the unfortunate need to be placed in a Safe House, I want Ryan Reynolds to be the protecting agent.

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>3\;*,).;:'* #$"(<).&&*.2*2'(* Carter Fold Z-!;.,-75#<-./'#E5#-!# JhEV#>B0B#!'(#U-.!(.#T-0%+7# Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Town Branch Bluegrass band. Admission to the concert is $7 for adults, $1 for /'%+,.()#G#!"#RR5#;),(.#-9(# G#3.((B As long as bluegrass music has echoed through the hills and valleys of the Appalachian region, musicians of all ages have gathered together to play and preserve their favorite style of music. This southwestern Virginia group showcases the traditional songs of yesterday, along with the driving sound of a modern style. The group began doing back porch picking and performing at local events seven years ago. Town Branch Bluegrass is now one of the region’s hottest new bands. The group features Brandon Elkins on banjo, Bill Newman on mandolin,

:(997#[+7#")#@-&&5#Z'%.+(7# Smith on vocals, and Jack and Wayne Bonham on guitar and vocals. For further information on !'(#@-),5#9"#!"#'!!>hWW!"?)@.-)/'@+;(9.-&&B/"0WB For a night of some of the best bluegrass music the region has to offer, don’t miss Town Branch Bluegrass band at the Carter Family Fold. Be sure to bring your friends along, and don’t forget your dancing shoes! Carter Family Memorial Music Center, Incorporated, %&#-#)")>."*!5#.;.-+#-.!&# organization established to preserve traditional, acoustic, mountain music. For further information ")#!'(#/()!(.5#9"#!"#'!!>hWW www.carterfamilyfold.org. Shows from the Carter Family Fold can be accessed ")#!'(#%)!(.)(!#-!#'!!>hWW www.carterfoldshow.com. Carter Music Center is part of the Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail. You can visit the Crooked

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It began like any other day, my cat, Mr. Fluffy No No, woke me up that morning, demanding his kibble. I sleepily wandered into the 1%!/'()#!"#*++#'%&#,%&'5#-),#0-1(#!'(# coffee, I also grabbed my phone so I could check the Facebooks that the young people seem to enjoy so much. But that is when things went wrong, horribly, horrendously, hideously - wrong. You know how sometimes on Facebook your friends will post “Is Facebook acting up for anyone else today?” It seems that, on that particular morning, it was fated that it would be that day for me. I"!'%)9#?-&#?".1%)95#07#)"!%*cations, my status update attempts— not a single item was making it through. I felt faint, and I quickly climbed back into bed and curled myself up in the fetal position. I cried a little, held Mr. Fluffy No No close to me, and began to gently sing The End of The World, as performed by Skeeter Davis. I phoned for a nurse to come

and see to my well being, for I knew I was not long for the world, one came and they began to feed me a very thin broth, and give me medication. I’m not really sure if it was the medication or the broth, put at one point I swore I saw Barney The Dinosaur riding a humpback whale through the air of my bedroom, all while singing Engine, Engine #9, as originally performed by Roger Miller. As my conditioned weakened, the nurse called a doctor to come talk to 0(5#!'(#,"/!".#?-&#@-34(,5#&'(#'-,# never seen anything like this before. Soon we were going over what caused my health to deteriorate to this point. When I informed them that it was over Facebook malfunctioning, the doctor slapped me, and informed that I was a “sorry sack of a man.” Then stormed out the door with the nurse and Mr. Fluffy No No. I then began to realize that maybe something was wrong with me, if a stinky web page gets me all out of whack, perhaps I needed some help? I entered my local F.A (Face-

@""1(.&#=)")70";&O#-),#@(9-)# treatment to slowly ween myself away from Facebook. They gave me support and little debbie cakes. After just a few weeks, I found myself feeling like a completely different person. I was enjoying life again. I’d go to the park to admire the trees, and the birds, and enjoy the fresh air - shame the park is right upstream from the Sewage Treatment :+-)!B I took dancing classes, I entered a three-legged race, and I began to garden. It was amazing how much my life had changed since I learned that I could live without liking every picture of a cat posted to Facebook. How am I doing now, you ask? I’m doing well, thank you. I hardly have time for things like Facebook anymore since I have such an active lifestyle. But if you’re curious about what I’m up to, you can always follow me on Twitter. See you next week.

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is just getting adjusted to this new experience. If that doesn’t work, I suppose you could offer them a beer from the fridge. I sampled some of the videos offered on the website and tried to pretend I was a dog. These video samples are grouped into three categories: “Relaxation” (lots of scenes with various dogs sleeping, lying down, wandering around aimlessly through the ?"",&#".#")#!'(#@(-/'O5#lZ!%0;+-tion” (dogs playing around with other dogs and doing all sorts of

,"9Q+%1(#!'%)9&O5#-),#l[D>"&;.(d# (not what you might expect, but .(-++7#%)!(.(&!%)9#:Cm#&'"!&#"3# scenery dizzily whizzing by as the dogs hang their heads out !'(#?%),"?&#"3#&>((,%)9#/-.&OB# As a human, I think I would like to watch lots of the “Exposure” offerings, although I do get a little nervous when I see dogs poking their heads out the open windows of speeding cars as they ears blow ?%+,+7#-.";),OB As you would expect from any well-designed website, there is a

FAQ section for inquisitive dog owners. Interesting questions like “Do dogs really watch TV?” “Why %&#`CbHm#9"",#3".#,"9&qd#-),# lA"?#0;/'#?%++#`CbHm#/"&!qd# are answered to my satisfaction, as are others that clearly explain, among other things, why most dogs can’t watch analog TV but have no trouble with digital TV. C)(#T=o#($()#-,,.(&&(&#!'(#p;(&!%")#"3#?'(!'(.#`CbHm#0%9'!# be a good substitute for antistress medication. I guess it’s not enough that most of our human population, including children, is medicated - don’t want to deprive our dogs of this comfortably numb state, do we? My favorite FAQ question is “Do I have to do something special while my dog is ?-!/'%)9#`CbHmqd#=),# !'(#-)&?(.#%&5#l`CbHm#%&# created in such a way so that you don’t have to do anything. Your dog will receive just the right mix of relaxing, stimulating and habituating programs, and you can be comfortable knowing that your dog is in good hands.” That just about sums up !'(#?'"+(#`CbHm#-9(),-B# And, just in case you are a complete idiot, “make sure that the volume is set to the same level you would set for yourself and that your speakers are on.” Unless, of course, your animal prefers wearing headphones or earbuds. And, for very slow learners, I guess you better make sure your TV video monitor is on as well. Because we have a cat and not a dog, I can only hope we will soon see other channels devoted to non-canines. C;.#/-!#+%1(&#!"#?-!/'#Hhe Brady Bunch, for example, so maybe there will be a retro pet channel added to our lineup - a TV Land for cats sounds like a good idea to me. And the new CATTV channel would have to show lots of sleeping felines, because that’s our cat’s favorite activity, second only to eating and licking his butt. While we wait for an updated version of Dire Straits’ Money For Nothing#Ml\#^-)!#<7#`CbHmdO5# I will bid you a fond farewell until next week. In the meantime, I hope you and your pet can spend some quality time relaxing together.


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The Loafer, Feb. 28th, 2012 Issue  

Tri Cities, weekly, arts & entertainment magazine.

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