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Borderline Fri. March 8. 9:30 Shooter Sat. March 9. 9:30

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NOT YOUR AVERAGE “HOLE IN THE WALL”

03-05 Karaoke with Missy and Marcus 03-06 Open Mic Night with Justin Mychaels 03-07 Bike Night with Rusty Steel & Jeremy Vance 03-08 Karaoke with Marques 8-11 03-09 Ali Randolph 9pm - 1am 03-10 Karaoke with Missy and Marcus 03-11 Event TBA

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07 Veteran of the Week 08 Spotlight

Volume 02 Issue 27 Publisher Kimberly Dugger Office Manager Jaclyn Law Graphic Design Abigail Beth Ashley Lawson Amie Little Office Assistants Katlin Buchanan Caitlyn Willson Outside Sales Patti Barr Leona Gracia

09 Karaoke 09 Trivia 10 Things to Do 11 In the Studio w/Rusty Steel 14 Food Blog: Chef/Bartender of the

21 Sycamore Shoals: Liberty 22 Johnson City Jazz Festival 23 Matilda at JRT 24 Runs, Car Shows, & Bike Nights 22 Mary B. Martin School of the Arts: Pop Culture & High Art

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12 Puzzle Page 13 Pets of the Week 13 WQUT Concert Schedule 16 Batteries Not Included: The 13th Knight 19 Pop Life: Reign of the Supermen 20 Appalachian Wanderers: The Cumberland Trail Continued 25 Tea Time With Appalachian Barbie: For the Love of Music

Hello March! Make sure to follow us on Facebook for updates! So this is our sixth month having The Loafer in our Market Innovations family. It’s been so much fun putting this together and getting used to putting a weekly publication out. I hope everyone loves it as much as we do! My whole staff works very hard to make it perfect each week. There is so much that goes into it behind the scenes. I’m sure most of you know Miss Jaclyn and how hard she works to keep it organized and all of us on our toes including me!! We want to thank every reader and advertiser that has helped us make this publication continue to live on. We love you Tri Cities!!! Kimberly Dugger Publisher


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VETERAN OF THE WEEK

Do you know a veteran who we should feature as our Veteran of the Week? Let us know! Please call 423.722.3727 or email Jlaw@marketinnovationsjc.com to nominate.

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Spotlight - TUESDAY - Mar. 5-

Open Mic Competition Wolf Hills Brewing 6:30pm

Bound By The Crown & Friends The Hideaway 9pm - FRIDAY - Mar. 8-

Reason Define 'In Memory Release Tour' The Hideaway 7:30pm

RJ Smith LIVE Jonesborough Barrel House 6pm

Justin Mychaels Beef 'O' Brady's Kingsport 7pm

Strong Water: The Lucky Tour Wolf Hills Brewing 6pm

- WEDNESDAY - Mar. 6 -

It’s So Easy Wild Wing Cafe

H.B. Beverly Rocks Pizza & Grill 6:30pm

Troy Breslow Live Stateline Bar and Grille 6pm

Open Mic Night The Willow Tree Coffeehouse & Music Room 6pm

The Bosses (Pub Crawl) Johnson City Country Club 7pm

Open Bluegrass Jam Gypsy Circus Cider Company 6:30pm Wine & Unwind Wednesday w/JP Parsons The Bristol Hotel 7pm Johnson City Community Drum Circle Samadhi Healing Arts Center 7:30pm March Open Mic! Bloom Cafe & Listening Room 6pm Wednesday w/Brothers Gillespie Capones 9pm Open Mic w/Justin Mychaels Woodstone Deli 7pm - THURSDAY - Mar. 7-

Mark Larkins Rocks Wood Fired Pizza & Grill 6:30pm Rusty Steele Woodstone Deli Band Showcase Brown Hall (Free!) 7pm The Moonshine Live at The Pickin' Porch Show! The Mountain Music Museum Official 7pm

If you or your band are playing in the upcoming week and would like to be in The Spotlight, go online to: theloaferonline.com. Due to last minute cancellations or changes, please call the location to confirm.

Fleming & the Cambria Iron Co The Hideaway 10pm

Railway Express Holston River Brewing Co.8:30pm

Fritz & Co. w/Valentin & Sterling Springs Capone's 10pm

Ali Randolph Band Woodstone Deli 8:30pm

Shooter Band Elizabethton Elks 9pm - SATURDAY - Mar. 9-

The Gentlemen And Liars LIVE! Wild Wing Cafe (JC) 10pm

Whiskey Sticks Gypsy Circus Cider Company 6:30pm

Loose Leaves w/Donnie and the Dry Heavers, & Anthony Wayne Vibe Capone's 10pm

Chasin The Rain Country Club Bar and Grill 8pm Jon Stickley Trio w/ Lover's Leap The Willow Tree Coffeehouse & Music Room 8pm

Doctor Ocular + Cosmic Shift Studio Brew 8pm

Morning After Grace Barter Stage II 8pm

7 Mile Mushroom The Down Home 8pm

Songs From the Road Band Bloom Cafe & Listening Room 8pm

Mick Kyte Live! The Station at 19E 8pm

It’s So Easy Culture Arts Center Lebanon TN

Rylee Peters Blackbird Bakery 8pm

The Dimestore Cowboys The Station at 19E 8pm

Folk Soul Revival The Willow Tree Coffeehouse & Music Room 8pm

Daniel Couper Union Street Taproom 8pm

Annie Robinette & Rising Violets Feat. Marie M & Jenn Franklin Bloom Cafe & Listening Room 8pm

Shooter Country Club Bar and Grill 9:30pm

Ron Short & The Possum Playboys Wolf Hills Brewing 6pm

Misfit Gypsies Gypsy Circus Cider Company 7pm

Jon King & Ryan Asbury Quaker Steak and Lube (Bristol) 8pm

Seckond Chaynce LIVE OT Sports & Social 9pm

BIG Son O'Mainnin's Pub 10pm Sang Sarah, Delicious, & These Are The Angles The Hideaway 10pm - MONDAY - Mar. 11-

Open Mic Night w/ Saul Brook Macados 7pm

Crossroad Fraternal Order of Eagles 3141 8pm Blake & Jamie Collins Quaker Steak & Lube (Bristol) 8pm

From The Edge Holston River Brewing Co. 8:30pm BIG SMO OT Sports & Social 9pm EC Frazier CJ's Sports Bar 9pm

Open Mic Night Wonderland Lounge/Bar N Grill 8pm

Borderline Country Club Bar and Grill 9:30pm

Jam w/the Bill Perkins Trio Wellington's Restaurant 8pm

James Meadows Band Wild Wing Cafe (JC) 10pm

Momma Molasses Blackbird Bakery 8pm

Deadwood Drifters, Jake Moore, Bob

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TUESDAY

Karaoke at Zachary’s Steakhouse Family Night Karaoke at CJ’s Sports Bar - Kingsport Karaoke at Numan’s - Johnson City Karaoke w/ Absolute Entertainment at Woodstone Deli - Kingsport

WEDNESDAY

Karaoke w/ Southern Sounds Karaoke at American Legion 8pm Karaoke at CJ’s Sports Bar Karaoke with Absolute Entertainment at OT Sport's & Social Turn the Page Karaoke at VFW Post 2108 – Johnson City

THURSDAY

Karaoke w/ Absolute Entertainment at Macado’s – Kingsport Karaoke at Zachary’s Steakhouse Michael’s Krazy Karaoke at Stateline Bar & Grill Karaoke at CJ’s Sports Bar Karaoke w/ DJ Marquez Top Shelf Entertainment at Wild Wings Café JC Karaoke at Numan’s - Johnson City Karaoke w/ Absolute Entertainment at New Beginnings - Johnson City Karaoke at Jiggy Rays Pizzeria Karaoke at Wild Wing Cafe Johnson City

FRIDAY

Karaoke w/ Southern Sounds Karaoke at Sportsman’s Bar & Grill 9pm Karaoke w/ Shane Rouse at Bear’s Bar Karaoke at Kingsport Moose Lodge Karaoke w/ Reverb Karaoke at The Cottage 8:30pm Turn the Page Karaoke at VFW Post 2108 – Johnson City Karaoke w/ Absolute Entertainment at Woodstone Deli - Kingsport Karaoke w/ Toddzilla at Sportsman’s Pub Karaoke at Elizabethton VFW Karaoke w/ Michael Hawkins at Holiday Inn (Exit 7) – Bristol, VA Karaoke at Numan’s – Johnson City

SATURDAY

Karaoke w/ Toddzilla at Sportsman’s Pub Karaoke at Kingsport Moose Lodge Turn the Page Karaoke at VFW Post 2108 – Johnson City Karaoke w/ Absolute Entertainment at Macado’s – Kingsport Karaoke at Numan’s – Johnson City Karaoke w/ Tony & Rod at CJ’s Sports Bar College Football SATURDAYS w/ DJ Paul Gallo AND Post Game Karaoke!

SUNDAY

Karaoke w/ Absolute Entertainment at Woodstone Deli - Kingsport

Trivia TUESDAY

Wild Wing Café JC- Trivia Tuesdays w/Challenge Entertainment 8:30pm Johnson City Brewing Company- Trivia Tuesdays 7pm Aubrey’s Johnson City- Trivia Night 7pm

WEDNESDAY

Tipton Street Pub- Trivia Wednesdays 9pm Aubrey’s Bristol- Trivia Night 7pm Johnson City Moose Lodge 1831- DJ Trivia 7pm

THURSDAY

Holy Taco & Cantina Trivia Night 9pm JRH Brewing - Trivia Night 7pm

MONDAY

Barley Waters- Trivia Night 7pm Yee-Haw Brewing- Trivia Mondays 7pm

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THINGS TO DO

Union Street Taproom 6:30pm

` Essential Oils 101: Women's Health Bristol Public Library 6:30pm

March Madness Trivia - Gypsy Circus Cider Company 7pm

Tuesday- March 5th

The Office Trivia Night Pt.2 - Johnson City Brewing 7pm

F3 Free Men's Bootcamp - Founders Park 5:30am

FiA Free Women's Fitness Thur. Evening - Founders Park 7pm

Season Opening - Rocky Mount State Historic Site 11am

Appalachian Truth Seekers: Paranormal Investigators - Bristol Public Library 7pm

Third Annual Mardi Gras Party and Hurricane Beers Release! - Johnson City Brewing Company 4pm

Camelot - Barter Theatre 2pm & 7:30pm

Fat Tuesday Celebration - JRH Brewing 5pm

Morning After Grace - Barter Stage II 2pm & 7:30pm

Mardi Gras Party - Union Street Taproom 5pm

Friday- March 8th

Mardi Gras; Fat Tuesday Fest Warehouse 817 6pm

International Women’s Day Celebration - Shakti in the Mountains 8:30am

TNT - Tuesday Night Trot - Fleet Feet Kingsport 6pm

Punch & Judy Cider Release - Gypsy Circus Cider Company 4pm

E-bikes 101 : Bikes & Pints Clinic Series Cheers (and Cheesesteaks) 4 Charity - JRH Brewing 7pm - JRH Brewing 5pm FiA Free Women's Fitness Tues. Art Show Opening: Sydney Williams Evening - Founders Park 7pm and Joel Yarger - McKinney Center 6pm Cornhole Tournament - CJ's Sports Bar 7pm Club Crawl - Johnson City Country Club 6pm Texas Hold 'Em - CJ's Sports Bar 7pm Ballistic Bingo - Tipton Street Pub Tie Dye Night with Blackhorse 9pm Brewery - The Beer Run 6pm

Wednesday- March 6th FiA Free Women’s Fitness Wednesdays - Founders Park 5:30am Beer Me.. I Got T1D (Type 1 Diabetes) - JRH Brewing 6pm Happy Hump-Day Ladies Night Bear's Bar 6:30pm Bottoms Up Beer and Yoga - JRH Brewing 6:30pm Singo - Holy Taco and Cantina 8pm Thursday- March 7th F3 free men's bootcamp - Founders Park 5:30am Green & Growing Gardening Seminars - Kingsport Public Library 12pm StrikeFest 5 - OT Sports & Social 5pm March Sip & Stroll - Downtown Kingsport Association 5pm Book Signing with Mike Grindstaff -

The Overmountain Institute Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park 6pm Line and Ballroom Dancing: The Mailmen - Greater Kingsport Family YMCA 6:30pm The Actor's Nightmare and The Zoo Story - Kingsport Center For Higher Education 7pm Glow Dodgeball - Vo Dobbins 7pm Manifest Sound & Movement Wellness Party - Samadhi Healing Arts Center 7pm JCCT presents Disney's The Little Mermaid - Johnson City Community Theatre 7:30pm Camelot - Barter Theatre 8pm Morning After Grace - Barter Stage II 8pm

Saturday- March 9th Wacky MPCC Mini Golf Challenge Memorial Park Community Center 12pm

F3 free men's bootcamp - Founders Park 6am FiA Free Women’s Fitness Saturdays Founders Park 7:15am Alzheimer's Fundraiser Storytime & Paint - Into the Fire 10am

Sunday - March 10th Sunday Morning Fellowship Peaceful Awakenings Healing Center 10 am ETR Regional Solo Points Event #1 Bristol Motor Speedway 6am

Handmade Spring Market - The Bramble 10am

Watauga Valley Art League Meeting and Program - Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park 1:30pm

A Handmade Spring Market - Artistic Icing 10am

Brunch by A.M. Kingsport - Gypsy Circus Cider Company 2pm

Literarily Cool! - Birthplace of Country Cinder Red Robin Hood & The Music Museum 10:30am Seven Dwarfs - Theatre Bristol 2:30pm Family Lego Day - Johnson City Public Library 10:30am Camelot - Barter Theatre 3pm Free Lunch Seminar: Stem Cell and Regenerative Therapy - Bonefish Grill (Johnson City, TN) 11am March Into Spring Vendor Shop! Holiday Inn Bristol Conference Ctr (Bristol, VA) 12pm Morning After Grace - Barter Stage II 2pm Bingo - Bristol Public Library 2:30pm Cinder Red Robin Hood & The Seven Dwarfs - Theatre Bristol 10:30am & 5:30pm The Overmountain Institute Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park 9am & 6pm

Morning After Grace - Barter Stage II 3pm Won't You Be My Neighbor Screening - International Storytelling Center 4pm The Overmountain Institute Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park 11am & 6pm Mellow Bingo - Mellow Mushroom (Johnson City, TN) 6pm Wild Wing Cafe Voice OFF Blind Auditions - Wild Wing Cafe (Johnson City, TN) 7pm

Monday - March 11th

Cookie Creations | Johnson City Blackthorn Club 6pm

FiA Free Women’s Fitness Mondays Founders Park 5:30am

The Actor's Nightmare and The Zoo Story - Kingsport Center For Higher Education 2pm & 7pm

F3 Free Men's Run Group - Science Hill Track 5:30am

JCCT presents Disney's The Little Mermaid - Johnson City Community Theatre 2pm & 7:30pm Camelot - Barter Theatre 2pm & 8pm

Luck of the Irish Gift Card Giveaway Smith Brothers Harley-Davidson 9am Winter Concert - Indian Trail Middle School 7pm

Cryptogram: "The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn." DropQuote: "We are shaped by each other. We adjust not to the reality of a world but to the reality of other thinkers."


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In the Studio with Rusty Steel Its been a long week! CRS 50 is officially over and in addition to making his Nashville debut with Tower Music Group, Rusty Steel found time to lay down an epic track. And when we say epic, we mean EPIC! An amazing recording session with some amazing musicians at Beaird Music and the results speak for themselves. A bright guitar, energetic vocals and a vibe that makes you want to roll the windows down and drive away on a summer day. A song that rocks but remains purely country, that song is Mason Dixon. All of us at Tower Music as well as the man himself, Mr. Steel can’t wait to share this amazing record with the world. Mason Dixon will be part of Rusty’s freshman effort with Tower Music Group which is slated for release later this year. (You heard it here first, hint hint.) The track list is yet to be determined but

Mason Dixon will be a hard act to follow after the stellar performance from Steel this past week. Rusty seems to have made an impression on radio and we have been received amazingly positive feedback on Mr. Steel, which to be honest, isn’t surprising. Still, Tower Music Group would like to sincerely thank all the Country media folks as well as the the Country Radio industry for the welcoming and positive reception they are showing Rusty. As a Tower First Five Artist, we could not be happier with this result, thank you. It’s been fun, from a killer studio session to making many new friends, attending the 50th Anniversary of the Country Radio Seminar and The Music Row Breakout awards, it appears Nashville may have amazing things in store for Rusty Steel.


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SUDOKU

Last week's answers on page 10

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Concert Schedule BRISTOL TN/VA

JOHNSON CITY

PARAMOUNT Mar. 15 & 22 - Black Jacket Symphony presents Queen’s “A Night at The Opera” featuring Marc Martel. Mar. 29 - Guy Penrod Mar. 31 - Clint Black Apr. 20 - The Del McCoury Band and Friends May 5 - Home Free Aug. 9 - Get The Led Out

FREEDOM HALL Mar. 15 - Casting Crowns

NORTH CAROLINA HARRAH’S - Cherokee Mar. 9 - Dwight Yoakam Mar. 23 - Foreigner Apr. 27 - Travis Tritt U.S. CELLULAR CENTER - Asheville Mar. 2 - Tedeschi Trucks Band Mar. 12 - NeedToBreathe Mar. 13 - Little Feat Mar. 14 - Ben Rector Mar. 16 - Warren Haynes w/the Asheville Symphony Apr. 14 - David Sedaris Apr. 15 - Leon Bridges

The Elizabethton / Carter County Animal Shelter is a Government operated Animal "Adoption Shelter." We only accept and adopt out domestic cats and dogs from Carter County. We do not accept Feral animals nor wildlife nor farm animals and we do not provide veterinary or euthanasia services to the public. We

are a very small shelter and do not kill animals to make space to take in more animals. Just like a hospital, nursing home or human shelter, when we are full we are full. We do have a waiting list and, as we adopt pets out and have room, we will accept new animals.

NASHVILLE, TN CITY WINERY Apr . 8 - John Parr Apr . 11 - Joan Osborne RYMAN AUDITORIUM Mar. 19 & 20 - The John Mellencamp Show NASHVILLE MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM May 6 - Judas Priest and Uriah Heep Aug. 3 - Papa Roach

GREENEVILLE, TN NPAC Mar. 16 - Hotel California-A salute to The Eagles Mar. 30 - Murphys Celtic Legacy Apr. 26 - Tusk-The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Apr. 27 - Rainbow Fish May 4 - The Texas Tenors May 19 - Trace Adkins (SOLD OUT) June 1 - Little Texas

KNOXVILLE, TN U.S. CELLULAR STAGE at the BIJOU THEATRE Mar. 8 - Marc Broussard Mar. 9 & 10 - Trae Crowder Mar. 30 - Patty Griffin Apr. 4 - Darrell Scott and Malcolm Holcombe Apr. 6 - Lisa Lampanelli TENNESSEE THEATRE Mar. 19 - Kacey Musgraves KNOXVILLE CIVIC AUDITORIUM Mar. 5 - Joe Bonamassa Mar. 13 - Brothers Osborne Mar. 14 - Lauren Daigle

CHARLOTTE, NC OVENS AUDITORIUM Mar. 15 - Experience Hendrix Tour Mar. 22 - John Mellencamp Apr. 28 - Whitesnake THE FILLMORE Mar. 8 - Big Head Todd and the Monsters Mar. 30 - Marshall Tucker Band

CALL WQUT @ 477-1015 FOR MORE CONCERT INFORMATION

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FOOD BLOG

My love of cooking began with Mish Mash. At four years old, I spent happy hours making play dough creations, baking “all by myself” while mommy made dinner. The cool thing about Mish Mash was that, every once in a while, I’d drift from play dough to real dough. My first edible masterpiece was a green pie, made from butter, sugar, and flour, and green food coloring. I was so proud of that rubbery circle! Without a cookbook or mother dictating, I created my own process from intuition. Mish Mash remains my cooking philosophy for 50 years. It inspired my first culinary text, The No Recipe Cookbook: A Beginner’s Guide to the Art of Cooking (Skyhorse Publishing, 2013). Another driving philosophy is health. Around the time of Mish Mash, I would ask my mother questions like, “Which is healthier, bread or broccoli?” She’d answer, “broccoli,” and I would choose that. As a young girl, my favorite food was artichoke hearts with drawn butter (still a Top Ten). My first cooking job presented at a pizza joint. I ran the ovens—a tough gig for a 16 year-old girl, but I held my own. Cooking 20 pizzas at once for hours straight— all going in and coming out at different times, maintaining an even brown on all their crusts, while sweating the whole time, as if in a sauna ...what a rush! I was hooked. But it took failing at my first year in college until I would formally pursue my love of cooking. That failure turned blessing-indisguise, leading me to the Culinary Institute of America (CIA). There I met my culinary mentor, Master Chef Henin, who recently became the subject of my most recent book, Roland G. Henin: 50 Years of Mentoring Great American Chefs (Skyhorse, 2017). Susan “mish-mashing,” @ 4 years.

Chef of the Week

landscape, lifestyle, and friendly folk who share a “mountain sensibility”—homesteading, selfreliant resiliency. We moved down here without jobs, choosing instead to see how our talents might serve our new community. My husband is a realtor for the Griffin Home Group at Keller Williams. After years of teaching at a small college, I returned to my culinary roots, as the owner of FARE WELL: a local, family-owned business selling healthy foods. “FARE WELL” is a term coined in The No Recipe Cookbook. It stands for: Fresh, Ripe, Whole, and Local. It also means to "fare" or be well! We specialize in Kombucha, Jun, and Kava teas—herbal elixirs known for their many health benefits. FARE WELL teas surpass the ones found in supermarkets. Ours are: bottled and served raw (unpasteurized); brewed with organic herbs; and sweetened only with raw local honey and sorghum. The probiotics are alive and well, maximizing health benefits! In addition to these healthy beverages, we offer fermented products: sourdough breads; sauerkraut, salad dressings, hot sauces, etc. We also create specialty baked goods that meet a variety of nutritional and lifestyle needs— supporting allergies, diabetes, and autoimmune conditions. Many products are vegan. You’ll find FARE WELL at local farmers markets, regional festivals, and select retail locations. A Kombucha café may be in our near future! Stay tuned: www.facebook.com/ fermentgoodhealth/ and www.instagram. com/fare_well_kombucha/ Contact Susan: farewellfood@gmail.com

Susan “mish-mashing,” at 4 years.

Susan Crowther

While cooking is my first love, I’ve worn many hats. A graduate from the CIA with an M.A. in Health Science, my vocational path includes: cook, chef and owner of Susie's Menu, a catering business; nutritionist; Mycollege love of cooking began with Mish massage therapist; health educator; At four years old, I spent instructor; author; and mother of Mash. two young men. I’ve had fun opportunities tohappy express hours making play dough these hats: hosting a radio show, What’s creations, baking “all by myself” Cookin’ with Susie; writing books;while and mommy made dinner. teaching cooking classes. My experience has helped family and friends to take control of The cool thing about Mish Mash their chronic health issues through lifestyle was that, every once in a while, choices. I’d and drift from play dough to real A few years ago, my husband Mark dough. I moved here from Vermont to be closer to My first edible masterpiece was to a be green pie, made from butter, family. We consider Eastern Tennessee “Vermont with better weather.” We love the sugar, and flour, and green food

FARE WELL

coloring. I was so proud of that

rubbery circle! Without a cookbook or mother dictating, I created my own process from intuition. Mish Mash remains my cooking philosophy for 50 years. It inspired my first culinary text, The No Recipe Cookbook: A Beginner’s Guide to the Art of Cooking (Skyhorse Publishing, 2013). Another driving philosophy is health. Around the time of Mish

Mash, I would ask my mother questions like, “Which is healthier, bread or broccoli?” She’d answer, “broccoli,” and I would choose that. As a young girl, my favorite food was artichoke hearts with drawn butter (still a Top Ten). My first cooking job presented at a pizza joint. I ran the ovens—a tough gig for a 16 year-old girl, but I held my own. Cooking 20 pizzas at once for hours straight— all going in and coming out at different times, maintaining an even brown on all their crusts, while sweating the whole time, as if in a sauna ...what a rush! I was hooked. But it took failing at my first year in college until I would formally pursue my love of cooking. That failure turned blessingin-disguise, leading me to the Culinary Institute of America (CIA). There I met my culinary mentor, Master Chef Henin, who recently became the subject of my most recent book, Roland G. Henin: 50 Years of Mentoring Great American Chefs (Skyhorse, 2017). While cooking is my first love, I’ve worn many hats. A graduate from the CIA with an M.A. in Health Science, my vocational path includes: cook, chef and owner of Susie's Menu, a catering


A few years ago, my husband Mark and I moved here from Vermont to be closer to family. We consider Eastern Tennessee to be “Vermont with better weather.” We love the landscape, lifestyle, and friendly folk who share a “mountain sensibility”—homesteading, selfreliant resiliency. We moved down here without jobs, choosing instead to see how our talents might serve our new community. My husband is a realtor for the Griffin Home Group at Keller Williams. After years of teaching at a small college, I returned to my culinary roots, as the owner of FARE WELL: a local, family-owned business selling healthy foods. “FARE WELL” is a term coined in The No Recipe Cookbook. It stands for: Fresh, Ripe, Whole, and Local. It also means to "fare" or be well!

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business; nutritionist; massage therapist; health educator; college instructor; author; and mother of two young men. I’ve had fun opportunities to express these hats: hosting a radio show, What’s Cookin’ with Susie; writing books; and teaching cooking classes. My experience has helped family and friends to take control of their chronic health issues through lifestyle choices.

only with raw local honey and sorghum. The probiotics are alive and well, maximizing health benefits! In addition to these healthy beverages, we offer fermented products: sourdough breads; sauerkraut, salad dressings, hot sauces, etc. We also create specialty baked goods that meet a variety of nutritional and lifestyle needs—supporting allergies, diabetes, and autoimmune conditions. Many products are vegan. You’ll find FARE WELL at local farmers markets, regional festivals, and select retail locations. A Kombucha café may be in our near future! Stay tuned: www.facebook.com/ fermentgoodhealth/ and www. instagram.com/fare_well_ kombucha/ Contact Susan: farewellfood@gmail.com

We specialize in Kombucha, Jun, and Kava teas—herbal elixirs known for their many health benefits. FARE WELL teas surpass the ones found in supermarkets. Ours are: bottled and served raw (unpasteurized); brewed with organic herbs; and sweetened

Kombucha is a refreshing effervescent health tonic! Chocolate brownies: vegan and glutenfree, and free of grain, tree nuts and white sugar!


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The 13th Knight

As February comes to close I bring you a look at two recent releases from Warner Archive, both of which cover two quite different kinds of material. First up is a blu-ray of “The Blue Knight” the 1973 TV mini-series that pioneered the concept of “Novels for Television” and stars one of the greatest actors of the screen, William Holden. Then, Warner Archive brings us a double feature DVD with two versions of the stage mystery “The 13th Chair.” One version is an early talking picture from 1929, and the other is a late ‘30s version with a number of familiar faces.

Based off Joseph Wambaugh’s novel of the same name, “The Blue Knight” was a “major television event” (when was the last time you heard that phrase?) broadcast by NBC in November of 1973. The TV movie/miniseries starred William Holden, making his first major appearance on TV in years, alongside an amazing cast that included: Lee Remick, a VERY young Sam Elliott, and future Mrs. Peacock Eileen Brennan. Holden plays Bumper, an LA street cop who has been walking the same beat for 20 years, with either no desire to rank up higher in the police department, or turning down every promotion he’s been offered over those 20 years.

physically—as he still acts like he’s in his 30s, but has to come to terms with the fact that he’s a man in his 50s. When he does decide he’s ready to hang his badge up, he’s haunted by a murder that he’s determined to solve so he can “go out with a big one.” I had zero awareness of “The Blue Knight” before I saw the listening on Warner Archive’s website, but I will watch anything with the great William Holden. But “The Blue Knight” has Holden at his finest, in a role that he won an Emmy for. According to what I could find online “The Blue Knight” originally aired in four, one-hour segments. Making it one of the very first mini-mini-series to be broadcast, pioneering the format that would become a staple of TV during the 1970s and 1980s.

Though originally broadcast by NBC in hour-long segments, Warner Archive brings “The Blue Knight” to blu-ray uncut, but presented in two-90 minute segments. “The Blue Knight” was later re-edited into a film for overseas release and it’s entirely possible that it was edited into these 90-minute segments for a later repeat airing. No one was saving material in the way we do now, so it’s likely those original four, hour length segments don’t exist Bumper is torn about retiring in any acceptable form for home video from the police force, but his young anymore. girlfriend, a college professor (Remick) hopes he will retire so they can start Segment length aside, “The Blue a life together. 20 years of walking Knight” looks amazing on blu-ray, the same beat day in and day out has unquestionably the best this has ever taken a toll on Bumper, mentally and looked either on home video or TV. The picture is sharp, with a little bit of a haze at times that fit the story— that’s in the film, you can tell in the way some of the sunlight hits the lens. The original mono soundtrack is clear and sharp, you can’t ask for much more from this stellar presentation. A must own for fans of William Holden or TV mini-series/movies.

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Remakes, though they seem to have gotten especially prevalent in the last decade or two, are nothing new. Hollywood has been remaking films for almost as long as they’ve been making films. Warner Archive brings an example of that to us with their new double-feature DVD of “The 13th Chair” featuring two versions of the film made by MGM. Based on the 1916 stage-mystery “The 13th Chair” is a grand old fashioned murder mystery.

Full of tropes that make for a great MGM’s 1937 version of “The 13th deal of grand fun. Chair” was directed by George B. Seitz—best known for directing MGM’s In a luxurious mansion, a cad has popular “Andy Hardy” film series, and been murdered. An inspector is like the 1929 film starring an actor dispatched to find the killer and arrives who would soon star in Browning’s on a night when the cad’s friends have “Dracula,” Seitz’s film stars Lewis Stone gathered to have a seance—during in the role of the detective—Stone, who which the killer strikes again! From is best known for being Andy Hardy’s our modern eyes, it’s all so delightfully father in the long-running series. text book. Though two versions of “The 13th Chair” are presented here, The cast of this version also features the 1929 version isn’t the first film the a few more known people, Dame May story was put on a film. A 1919 silent Whitty in the role of the medium, and version was made—which as far as I one of my favorite character actors, can tell is lost. Henry Danell as one of the dead cad’s friends. At a shorter 66 minutes, this The first version on this set, from “more modern” version of “The 13th 1929, was directed by Tod Browning— Chair” is really good. It plays like a who today is best known for directing dandy B movie of the era—and I have a Universal’s original “Dracula” and soft spot for B mystery films from this the cult favorite, 1932’s “Freaks.” period. Browning’s version stars future “Dracula” Bela Lugosi in the role of the Both films look good on DVD, there detective (Side note, there is an odd is a lot more ware and dirt on the 1929 connection between directors of these version, but that’s to be expected and two films and stars of each director’s it’s nice that the film has even survived other works. More on that when we get at all. The “newer” stock of the 1937 to 1937). film gives it a bit more depth and clarity. This is a fun set and one you Like many early talking pictures, should think about adding to your the 1929 version of “The 13th Chair” collection. Both of these titles should feels very “stage-bound.” The film is provide something for everyone if deeply rich with atmosphere, but even your tastes are all about William though it runs at a zippy 72 minutes, Holden and murdered Cads. See you it also feels a bit slow at times. It was next week. my least favorite of the two versions included. The story itself is solid, and I liked it a lot more in the 1937 version. Now, that could just be me and my tastes. You could watch this and find the 1929 take superior. Let’s jump to 1937.


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THE OVERMOUNTAIN INSTITUTE Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park will be unveiling a new program this March entitled The Overmountain Institute. This new approach to sharing the regions rich cultural heritage will give participants the chance to get a closer more in-depth look at life on the 18th century frontier with a focus on the area known as the Watauga Settlement in the late 1700s. The weekend activities kick off on Friday, March 8th with an evening presentation entitled “The Campaign to Kings Mountain” presented by Steve Ricker, Interpretive Program Director for the Overmountain Victory Trail Association. Steve’s authentic appearance and unique delivery transports listeners back in time as he gives a first person account of the journey of the famed Overmountain men and their decisive victory at the battle of Kings Mountain. A reception and light refreshments will follow the presentation. Saturday, March 9th will be filled with six, one-hour presentations on unique aspects of life in this area over two centuries ago. Sycamore Shoals is proud

The Overmountain Institute is limited to 100 participants. The fee to attend is $50.00 per individual and covers all three days of activities. To register please visit www.liberty.ticketleap.com/omi2019

You do not want to miss this opportunity to meet and learn from some of the most gifted living history educators in the community. Come see how you can make history at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park. The Overmountain Institute is sponsored by the Friends of Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park and the Washington County Regiment of North Carolina Militia.

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to host these skilled heritage interpreters who present life on the 18th century frontier in such a way that participants cannot help but feel as if they have actually touched the past. Saturday’s presentations include the following: “Nancy Ward – Beloved Woman of the Cherokee” presented by Jackie Fisher who serves as the Park Manager for David Crockett Birthplace State Park in Limestone, TN. Jackie will share about the life of Nancy Ward who played such a pivotal role in the relationships between the Cherokee and early settlers, as well as share about the role of women in 18th century Cherokee society.

is payed to every detail in Robert Rambo’s portrayal of this key figure in the early history of the Watauga Settlement. Robert joins us from Cullowhee, NC.

“Medicinal Plants & Herbs” presented by Elizabeth and Michael Hardy. Elizabeth is and educator and Michael is an author and historian from Crossnore, NC. The husband and wife team will share about the knowledge that the early settlers and natives possessed of the healing properties of native plants and herbs.

“Faith on the Frontier” presented by Rev. John Frank Jarboe. Frank can usually be found portraying “Parson John” an itinerate minister delivering the Sunday sermon at various weekend living history events. He will be sharing the importance of faith to the frontier people and the impact it had in the early settlement days. Frank and Carol Jarboe join us from Woodburn, KY.

“Attakullakulla – Cherokee Peace Chief” presented by Robert K. Rambo. Attakullakulla, also known as the Little Carpenter, played such a pivotal role in Anglo-Cherokee negotiations. Attention

“A Frontier of Color” presented by Carol Jarboe. Carol’s first person presentations are some of the best in the living history community. She can be found sharing a myriad of topics from indentured servants and laundry techniques to resurrectionists and 19th century British aristocracy. This weekend Carol will be instructing on natural dyeing with plants available to this specific area.

frontier settlement than the local blacksmith. Settlers depended on the smith to repair wagon parts and farm implements, fashion hardware, shoe horses, and many other tasks. We are pleased to have Will Vogt join us to share his talents and talk about this essential member of the community. Will is from Limestone, TN and is the manager of Graysburg Forge. Sunday, March 10th may be the last day of the institute, but it will not be short of activities. The day will begin at 11:00 am with a frontier worship service held in the confines of Fort Watauga and will be presented by Rev. John Frank Jarboe. The rest of the day will be dedicated to ongoing demonstrations, displays, talks, and presentations of daily aspects of colonial frontier life.

“18th Century Blacksmithing” presented by Will Vogt. Perhaps no one was more important to a

Join us for a unique weekend dedicated to sharing in depth knowledge about life on the colonial frontier. Skilled heritage interpreters, living history educators, and expert craftsmen will bring life in the 18th century Watauga settlement to new light through a series of demonstrations, workshops, seminars, and hands on activities. Come away with a deeper understanding and appreciation for the lives, hardships and accomplishments of the early settlers and native Cherokee who called this area home over two centuries ago.

Friday 6:00 – Doors Open 6:30 – Frontier Music 7:00 – “The Campaign to Kings Mountain”

Saturday Presented by Jackie Fisher

10:00 - Medicinal Plants and Herbs: Presented by Elizabeth

Presented by Steve Ricker, Program Director: Overmountain Victory Trail Association

and Michael Hardy

8:00 – Reception

12:00 - Lunch Break 2:00 - “A Frontier of Color” Natural Dyeing with Local Plants:

9:00 – Close

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9:00 - “Nancy Ward” Cherokee 11:00 - Frontier Beloved Woman: Worship Service

11:00 - “Attakullakulla” Cherokee Peace Chief:

Presented by Robert K. Rambo

Presented by Carol Jarboe

3:00 - “Faith on the Frontier”:

PresentedbyRev. John Frank Jarboe

4:00 - Blacksmithing:

Presented by Will Vogt

12:00 to 4:00 - Ongoing presentations, displays, and demonstrations of 18th century frontier life including candle making, open hearth cooking, butter making, weaponry, hand tools, lard rendering and much more! Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park 1651 West Elk Avenue, Elizabethton, TN 37643

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Several months ago I discussed the DC animated film "The Death of Superman" and how I was looking forward to seeing the follow-up "Reign of the Supermen." Well the wait is over as "Reign of the Superman" is now streaming online and is available on Blu-ray and DVD. The sequel begins six months after Superman's death at the hands of Doomsday and the world is still mourning his loss. During the time after his death the world has been introduced to four different versions of the man of steel: Superboy, Steel, Cyborg Superman and the Eradicator. Let's just say while all of the aforementioned have their special attributes, they do not get along due to differing personalities, varied crime-fighting techniques, and the desire to be the "new" Superman. For example, Superboy (he hates the name) is a cross between a punk rocker and a teen movie star. He also has a connection to Lex Luthor who lords over the teen and introduces him to the world as the next true Superman. Superboy also has a very unique pedigree and origin. As for Steel, he is a human named John Henry Irons, who designed a suit of powered armor in Superman's memory and in order to stop a war. While Steel never claims to be a "true Superman" he fights in his honor. The Cyborg Superman is actually former astronaut Hank Henshaw, seen in the first film while facing a disaster in space. His appearance in the film is startling, with part of his face human and the other cyborg. His attitude is overpowering, and he has a connection with the most lethal DC villain of all time, Darkseid (uh oh). The final Superman wannabe, the Eradicator certainly has the worst

attitude of all the aforementioned, perhaps due to the hideous yellow visors he wears. Or, perhaps because his eyes are always red. The true identity of the Eradicator is not revealed until later in the film, and is quite shocking. The Eradicator makes his first appearance at the press conference where Lex introduces Superboy, and the wannabe Superman attempts to kill both Lex and Superboy, and he almost succeeds after knocking out both Superboy and Steel, until Cyborg Superman arrives to take part in the fray. This fight between the Supermen is a definite highlight of the film, and thrusts the story quickly forward. Speaking of Cyborg Superman, he nearly convinces everyone he is the real Superman returned, and nearly fools Lois Lane. The story goes on to involve the President of the United States (a woman in the film!), the introduction of the Justice League Watchtower, Darkseid and his Parademons (which you may remember from the "Justice League" live-action film), Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Cyborg, and even Hawkman (who looks awesome but never speaks). All

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of the action and drama lead up to the moment fans have waited for: the return of the real Superman, this time with long hair and a black Superman costume. Superman's return in this film series is from the comic book story line, and has no resemblance to how he came back in the "Justice League" live-action film. Superman, as it turns out, has a special connection to the harsh Eradicator, which is not quite as bad as one might imagine. Superman, the Justice League and "most" of the Supermen defend Earth from the pending invasion of Earth by Darkseid. When you watch the film, be sure to wait for the post-credits scene (yes even animated films use them),

that I had no idea was there until later. The scene sets fans up for what will hopefully be a future animated film from the DC Universe. Yes, I totally "geeked out" while viewing this exciting and fun adventure with Superman, his friends, allies and enemies. "The Death of Superman" and the companion piece "Reign of the Superman" are right at the top of the DC Universe animated movies. (Rated PG-13)

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THE CUMBERLAND TRAIL, CONTINUED Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park currently stands as one of the most unique of Tennessee’s more than fifty state parks. Stretching over three hundred miles from the mighty Tennessee River Gorge near Chattanooga all the way to Cumberland Gap at the border with Kentucky and Virginia, it is the only linear park in the chain. In addition, the park has yet to be completed. New trail sections are opened on a regular basis as the thousands of acres required by the right-of-way are cobbled together from land purchases as well as generous donations. The finished trail will link together some of our state’s most valued parklands while providing access to unspoiled wilderness that was before unaccessible.

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Last week we explored the Cumberland Trail’s southern half, beginning at Chattanooga’s Signal Point and trekking north toward I-40. This portion of the trail followed the Cumberland Escarpment, a steep bluff dropping a thousand feet to the Great Tennessee Valley far below. The plateau’s many rivers and streams cut deep canyons in many places as they tumbled off the escarpment, and it’s through these canyons the trail meandered. Some of the Southeast’s most beautiful waterfalls can be found here, with names like Piney, Stinging Fork, and Little Possum Creek. As the trail climbs the valley of Soak Creek just outside Spring City, it turns westward and ventures deep into the plateau’s interior. While the current trail ends within Stinging Fork Falls State Natural Area, plans are in place for it to climb the valley of Stinging Fork toward Hinch Mountain beyond. The land

through this area has been purchased, so it After dipping down to cross TN 68, the trail is only a matter of constructing the trail itself climbs steeply through narrow rock passages before it will be available to explore. to the top of Black Mountain. Capped by a mass of sandstone, the peak offers one of The Grassy Cove segment marks an abrupt the most spectacular views to be had along change in the landscapes visitors will the trail’s entire length. In the near future, encounter. While the southern half of the the trail will descend to pass through Ozone plateau consists of a flat tableland dissected Falls State Natural Area, located just off I-40 by plunging ravines, the northern portion is in Crab Orchard. The 110-foot falls is currently much more rugged. Here the Crab Orchard accessible by a steep 0.25 section of trail. Mountains sit atop the plateau, reaching heights up to 3,300 feet. Brady Mountain is the While the Crab Orchard Mountain segment first of these peaks that must be scaled. remains mostly unfinished, new segments are expected to open soon. When finished, Two sections of trail exist on the mountain, the trail will cross Interstate 40 and climb with two miles of trail located at its base. This to the western side of the Crab Orchards to family new portion opened in 2017, along reach Daddys Creek. Three miles of trail are with a staffed ranger station. The trail here located just outside the golfing community of passes through the northernmost portion of Fairfield Glade. The creekside walk descends the Sequatchie Valley, a unique geological into the last gorge northbound hikers will formation that splits much of the plateau in encounter on their adventure. While the trail two as it marches deep into Alabama. A short currently within the Keyes-Harrison Wildlife side trail leads to Devilstep and the Head of Management Area. Trail crews have nearly the Sequatchie caves. finished an additional six miles that will pass through the sprawling Catoosa WMA. This The second portion of the Cumberland portion will do deeper into the Daddys Creek Trail runs only a short distance away along Gorge and pass by Devils Breakfast Table. Brady Mountain’s crest. Far below hikers Despite the rather ominous-sounding name, might catch a glimpse of Grassy Cove, this unique geological formation is not to be which is quite similar to Cades Cove in Great missed! Smoky Mountains National Park. The flat, grassy valley is completely surround by More spectacular views await within the Obed mountains and formed as the result of the National Scenic River, Frozen Head State Park, area’s karst topography. Due to the unique and the North Cumberland WMA beyond. Next geology, it has been designated a National week we will wrap up our exploration of the Natural Landmark. While much of the valley Cumberland Trail as it passes through one of is farmland, a donation by the Tennessee the most remote regions in all of Appalachia. Parks and Greenways Foundation in 2018 has preserved 956 acres of karst bottomland forest and officially added it to the state park.


Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park Come Share in the Glorious Cause of Liberty! March 2019 - Special Events and Workshops Friday-Sunday, March 8-10 The Overmountain Institute Friday, March 8 6:00 pm–9:00 pm Saturday, March 9 9:00 am–5:00 pm Sunday, March 10 11:00 am–4:00 pm Cost: $50 Max: 100 For a detailed schedule and to register, please visit – www.liberty.ticketleap.com/omi2019 Join us for a unique weekend dedicated to sharing in depth knowledge about life on the colonial frontier. Skilled heritage interpreters, living historians and expert craftsmen will bring life in the 18th century Watauga settlement to new light through a series of demonstrations, workshops, seminars, and hands on activities. Gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the lives, hardships and accomplishments of the early settlers and native Cherokee who called this area home over two centuries ago. Wednesday, March 13 Sabine Hill Tour 11:00 am Cost: $7.00 for adults. $3.00 ages 7 – 17 6 and under free Max: 16 Pre-registration required - www.tnstateparks.com/ parks/sycamore-shoals Choose “Upcoming Events” in the left hand menu Join Ranger Hayslett for a tour of Tennessee’s most remarkable example of Federalist architecture. The home of the Taylor family, Sabine Hill is a unique and beautiful home that documents the period of East Tennessee in transition from frontier to sophistication. The historic Sabine Hill site is located at 2328 W G Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643 Saturday, March 16 Overmountain Weavers Guild Fibers ShowandSale 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Don’t miss this great opportunity to visit with some of the best fiber artists of our region! If you love fibers, this is the place for you! Demonstrations include weaving, spinning, knitting, natural dyeing, and more. A variety of handmade items will be offered for sale.

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Saturday, March 16 Watauga Valley Fife and Drum Corps 10am - Noon The Watauga Valley Fife & Drum Corps performs at historical events, dedications, and parades. Musical experience is welcome but not necessary, just come with a willingness to learn.

Sunday, March 24 Old Time Music Jam Led by Art Lang 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm Enjoy the rich musical traditions of our region each month. Old time musicians of all levels are welcome. Don’t play an instrument? Come on over, kick back and enjoy the tunes!

Wednesday, March 20 Carter Mansion Tour 11:00 am Cost: $7.00 for adults. $3.00 ages 7 – 17 6 and under free Max: 20 Join Ranger Davis for a tour of Tennessee’s oldest frame house! Discover the secrets of this elegant frontier home and learn the history of the family who built it between 1775 and 1780. Tour will be given in 18th century period clothing. Cash payments must be made at the park office during regular operating hours prior to the tour. The Historic John and Landon Carter Mansion is located at 1031 Broad Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643

Saturday, March 30 Colonial Candle Dipping SOLD OUT 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Cost: $10 Max: 10 Pre-registration required tnstateparks.com/parks/events/sycamore-shoals Lighting is something we take so much for granted today. In the 18th century, having light a fter sundown meant having a good supply of candles, and every colonial homestead would have been involved in the common household task of candle making. Join Museum Curator Chad Bogart at Fort Watauga and make your very own hand dipped beeswax candle. Also, learn about candles and other sources of light in the 18th century such as fat lamps, Betty lamps, cruises, and sparking lamps. It’s sure to be an “illuminating” experience! *** Hot molten wax will be used in this program. Please wear closed toed shoes. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. ***

Saturday, March 23 Spring Hike 2019at Sycamore Shoals 10:00 am – 11:00 am Cost: Free Pre-registration appreciated tnstateparks.com/parks/event_details/sycamoreshoals/#/?event=spring-hike-2019-at-sycamore-shoalsAs the birds begin singing and vibrant hues return to the flora and fauna we know that spring is here once again! Come see spring from the perspective of the banks of the Watauga River with Ranger Hayslett. Learn how plants and animals alike shake off the cold temperatures and spread their wings and paws for the warmer months. Also come ready for a dash of history about how our ancestors would welcome spring each year! Meet Ranger Hayslett at the trailhead kiosk by the picnic area to begin this enjoyable breath of fresh air. Dress appropriately for the weather and wear closed toed shoes please. For optimal nature viewing, no dogs please.

Visitors Center Hours: 9:00AM–4:00PM Monday-Saturday 1:00PM–4:30PM Sunday Our Visitors Center is closed on most State holidays. Park grounds are open from dawn until dusk. In the event of extremely inclement winter weather, contact the park about program cancelations and park office closings www.friendsofsycamoreshoals.org www.facebook.com/ FriendsOfSycamoreShoalsStateHistoricArea/ www.tnstateparks.com/parks/about/sycamore-shoals

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Johnson City Jazz Festival Coming March 21-23

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The 3nd annual Johnson City Jazz Festival, a 3-day celebration of live jazz music with 8 stellar bands playing a variety of jazz styles, is scheduled for March 21-23 at Carnegie Hotel in Johnson City. Steve Scheu of Time & Pay, one of the primary sponsors, noted. "The response to last year’s festival showed there is a great desire to hear all the great jazz artists in our region. This year’s festival will continue to showcases that amazing talent as well as some very talented national artists including renowned pianist Mary Louise Knutson and “One of the finest saxophonists in the business” Steve Wilson. “

festival for jazz fans that want to stay overnight. To reserve, call the hotel directly at 423-979-6400 and say that you are attending the Johnson City Jazz Festival. In addition to Time & Pay and Carnegie Hotel, other sponsors include First Tennessee Bank, Bank of Tennessee, Albert’s Pawn, Christian Schmid, Livewire Radio 103.9, Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union, caseSensitive Photos, Interstate Graphics and JRH Brewing creator of Ensemble, the signature beer of this 3rd Annual Johnson City Festival.

For more details about the festival, the artists, and how to buy tickets, visit http://www. Organizers have worked to make the festival very johnsoncityjazzfestival.com. Follow the festival affordable. There is no charge for Thursday night’s on Facebook (Johnson City Jazz Festival) and Jazz Jam although attendees are encouraged to Instagram. (johnsoncityjazzfestival). “tip” the bands. The cost for Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23 is $20 for each night or $30 for For more information, contact Joan Scheu at 423both nights. 854-8860 or email to info@johnsoncityjazzfestival. com. Carnegie Hotel, a major sponsor, is the location for all shows, which run 8:00 pm –11:00 pm each night. There is a special room rate during the

Thursday, March 21 8-11 p.m. ETSU Jazz Band Perkins Peterson Quintet Tri-Cities Jazz Orchestra The Funky Truth Cost: Tips for the bands

Friday, March 22 8-11 p.m.

The Bill Bares Trio Mary Louise Knutson Trio Cost: $20 or $30 for both Friday and Saturday

Saturday, March 23 8-11 p.m. Michael Jefry Stevens Quintet Steve Wilson, Saxophone Cost: $20 or $30 for both Friday and Saturday


The Jonesborough Repertory theatre is delighted Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is written by to present to the community this popular Roald Dahl Dennis Kelly with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin. story based on his book Matilda. It is directed by Jennifer Ross-Bernhardt and choreographed by Heather Allen. JRT would like to Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, recognize the show’s sponsors: Monkee’s of Johnson intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She is City, Home Trust Bank, Wolfe Development, Ignacy unloved by her parents, misunderstood by many, but Fonberg, and Sonia King/Mary B. Martin. she has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and uses it for good. Packed with high-energy dance Shows run March 28 through April 14: Thursdays numbers, catchy songs, Matilda is a joyous girl power through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays and romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and Sundays at 2:00. Tickets are $16 general admission, delighted by the story of the special little girl with $14 for students and seniors. There is also a special an extraordinary imagination. (Synopsis from Music group rate for parties of 15 or more. (An interpreter Theatre International.) will be provided for the deaf on Saturday, April

13, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for these special seats must be purchased by March 23.) To purchase tickets, call the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center at 423.753.1010 or go online to www. jonesboroughtheatre.com.

Millie Williams portraying Matilda. Photo by Carol Burley

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by Kathie Scalf

The love of music is one of the only universal commonalities that tie human beings together. It is an art that can be enjoyed even if you don’t understand the language or play the instrument and it is a force so powerful that the passing of time only makes its value appreciate. When dating or just getting to know new people in general, I’ve noticed one of the most base-level things a person can say about themselves is “I’m REALLY into music.” Sorry pal, I hate to tell you, but we’re ALL “really into music,” I don’t care how many Phish shows you’ve been to. My own love affair with the art, like most everyone, can be traced back to memories of dancing around the living room as a toddler while my family and their friends laughed and cheered me on. I defy you to find a better dancer to “Cold Hearted Snake” by Paula Abdul than 4-year-old me, circa 1989. Fortunately, I was raised by parents

who were somewhat musically inclined and pushed me in that direction. While neither my mother or father had professional lessons, they could pick out songs by ear on the keyboard and guitar, and from a very young age they had me doing the same. The 3 of us could really put on one hell of a show if you were interested in hearing all the hits from The Scorpions or Alice Cooper. By the time I was in 1st grade, my mother put me in piano lessons, which I stuck with all the way through middle school. Like most snot nosed brats though, eventually I preferred doing hood rat stuff with my friends instead of nerding out at piano lessons and gave it up. To this day it’s one of my biggest regrets. I completely attribute learning to read and play music at an early age to my level of intelligence, and feel it’s what made reading and writing come especially easy to me versus math and science.

were supposed to be big, like the first dance at my wedding or walking across stage at my high school graduation, to the most seemingly mundane everyday events that really turned out to be most important, I can reflect in my mind and there is a soundtrack that plays. It’s those little instances that are the most powerful and bittersweet. The song that was playing on an unseasonably warm winter day, when I was riding in a car and he took my hand while we were both singing, laughing, smiling. How beautiful that I didn’t realize at that very second I was falling madly in love. Or the moment I made a new best friend, after a couple glasses of wine and having a dance party for 2 in the kitchen to our song of the summer. Music, being the super-power it is, gives it’s listeners the unique gift of time travel, so each time you hear “that” song, you can relive the moment over and again, even when it has long passed. One of my favorite things in the world is how you can tie a certain song to a person and they probably don’t even know it. If asked, I could assign a song to each of my loved ones and paint them a clear memory as to why that is “their” song. It makes me curious what songs people associate with me!

Throughout my life, every single The most beautiful thing about memory no matter how big or small has music is the sheer power of it. It is an a song tied to it. From the moments that intangible force with the ability to evoke

a tangible, physical reaction. It can move us to tears of joy or sorrow, make a heart skip or sink, and connect people from across the world. Even those who are hearing impaired have the ability to feel the vibrations of the tones and melodies inside. It is a present that is passed from generation to generation, that can be re-worked into different versions of itself and still hold value, and it can be found anywhere. The noise of the New York City streets can be just as much a symphony as Beethoven’s Fifth under the right circumstances. How blessed we are to live in a world where we can continue to enjoy and appreciate this precious art. I hope you all take a moment upon reading this to just enjoy your own life soundtrack and maybe have an opportunity to travel in time to relive and relish those moments through the gift of music.

XO- Kathie

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Pop Culture & High Art Flute-marimba duo strikes serious, playful, innovative chords – ‘mixing and matching art forms’ with song, dance, jingles ’

Flutist Zara Lawler is known for her innovative performances that meld music, dance, theater and poetry including staging a suite for 104 flutes at the Guggenheim Museum. As co-artistic director of the educational ensemble Tales & Scales, Lawler connected with percussionist Paul Fadoul, an award-winning solo and chamber performer and graduate of Yale School of Music. They combine to perform as Lawler + Fadoul on flute and marimba – and various other instruments for fun and effect. With Tales & Scales, Lawler and Fadoul toured the country performing works that integrated contemporary classical music with dance and theater, for children and family audiences. Lawler + Fadoul continue that tradition for audiences of all ages and abilities. “Paul and I both have deep roots in classical music, but we also both have theater in our backgrounds and I have dance as well,” Lawler says. “It has seemed natural to combine them. We met playing in a quartet that specialized in creating new music and new theater for children and family audiences, where the musicians were also the actors, so from the very beginning we have been ‘mixing and matching’ our art forms.” Their concoction of movement, singing, virtuosity, humor and drama “mix pop culture, indie rock sensibilities and high art,” says the Albany Times-Union. Lawler + Fadoul will perform its “cocktail” – of classical, new and newly arranged music for flute and marimba, complete with choreography and commercial breaks – at East Tennessee State University’s Mathes Recital Hall Thursday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m.

This tasteful, eclectic mixture – their debut album was even titled ‘Prelude Cocktail’ – is what attracted Anita DeAngelis, director of event-sponsor Mary B. Martin School of the Arts, to schedule the duo. “The Martin School of the Arts is known for its eclectic seasons, and this spring, we are featuring some remarkably innovative artists,” DeAngelis says. “Lawler + Fadoul fit that perfectly. They are not creating in that typical box that you might wrap around musicians. Art is not created in a vacuum, and they are a good example of that outside-of-the-box creativity.” Their unique combination of sights and sounds has been called “collaborative artistry at its finest,” on the I Care If You Listen music blog, and “delicate and beguiling, even whimsical, but seriously musical,” by Chamber Music Magazine. Lawler + Fadoul’s performance at ETSU will exemplify the duo’s interdisciplinary work, integrating performance, drama, singing, movement, literature and audience participation – in three pieces, together called Dust Jacket. “Each piece is written by a different composer and the words are directly from the dust jackets of actual books,” Lawler says. “Each dust jacket is set with its own feeling: ‘Sense & Sensibility,’ by Jane Austen, uses music by Handel and the kind of dancing that often happens in Jane Austen's novels. ‘LIARS’ is based on a young adult novel, and is full of mystery, lies and true love, and ‘Power Money Fame Sex,’ a how-to book, is staged

to be like a cross between a selfhelp infomercial and a TED Talk. “Interestingly, one of the pieces we will play at ETSU contains both the joy of a communal experience and the virtuosity of the soloists. It’s ‘LIARS,’ one of the dust jackets, in which the audience accompanies us by singing and chanting along while we play all sorts of fancy notes and act things out.’ Since 2003, Lawler + Fadoul have taken their concert cocktail to many of the country’s most prestigious venues, including The Kennedy Center, Strathmore, the Cerritos Center, the Kravis Center, Trinity Wall Street, Vermont’s Yellow Barn and the Tribeca Performing Arts Center. Separately, Lawler, who studied at The Juilliard School, made her concerto debut with the Houston Symphony and her recital debut at New York’s Merkin Concert Hall and has been called “an engaging, fluent, mellifluous soloist,” by the Houston Chronicle. Fadoul, a Yale music graduate, has given solo and chamber performances across North America and Spain and is percussionist with Dark by Five, ensemble in residence at the Gros Morne Summer Music Festival. As a duo, these musicians are dedicated to increasing the repertoire for their unique instrumentation. Their ongoing Gronica Project features the duo’s own transcriptions of works by Bach, Chopin, Shostakovich, Debussy and Gershwin and new preludes commissioned from American composers. “In addition to creating new music, we are also expanding the sound scape of our duo to include piccolo, alto flute and vibraphone,” Lawler says. “We love our performances to have both high [brow] and low [brow] combined,” Lawler says. “So we might be doing a chamber music recital with sublime music by Debussy and Chopin and Scriabin, but we will crack a few jokes in between to keep things light and personal, or, in our theatrical show ‘Clickable,’ we very purposely combine high art

(newly written classical music and spoken word) with pop culture (jingles, sing-alongs and more).” Dedicated to education as well, Lawler + Fadoul is an inschool ensemble for the National S y m p h o n y Orchestra in Wa s h i n g to n , D.C. No matter the venue, there is plenty of classical culture, pop culture and sense of fun to go around. At some point, the shoes will come off, Lawler says, and the dancing will begin. “Expect a combination of classical recital and interdisciplinary extravaganza, and an opportunity to sing along,” Lawler says. “There will be beautiful music! There will be dancing! It will be fun and you can sing along! It will be unlike your ‘average chamber music recital.’ Lawler + Fadoul wants its music to speak to all audiences. “We have to find a way to make the music speak to people who haven’t gone to music school or had a music appreciation class, so finding other ways to make the whole thing feel approachable [is important],” Lawler says. “I think virtually every person has the capability of listening to music and

understanding and getting something from it, but a lot of people think they don’t. They think they need to know something first, so a lot of the vibe we try to create in our performances is a way of getting past that feeling of it being on a pedestal.” For more information about the duo, visit http:// lawlerandfadoul.com. Lawler writes a blog on practice techniques at www. thepracticenotebook.com, and more about her work can be found at www.zaralawler. com. More on Fadoul can be found at http://www. paulfadoul.com/. For information about ETSU’s Mary B. Martin School of the Arts or to purchase tickets, visit www.etsu.edu/martin or call 423-439-TKTS (8587). Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 for seniors 60+ and $5 for students of any age with ID. For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at 423-439-8346.


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