Music at Norton

Appalachian Strings will perform at 7:30 p.m., May 17, at The Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The new facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1 1/2 miles west of Norton. For more information, call (276) 679-3541.

Jessie McReynolds to perform at Appalshop

WMMT’s “Bluegrass Express Live” will present Jesse McReynolds and the Virginia Boys, Thursday, June 12 during Appalshop’s 22nd annual Seedtime on the Cumberland Festival. The performance will take place in the Appalshop Theater in downtown Whitesburg. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the performance will start at 7:30 p.m. The theater is located at 91 Madison Ave. Jesse McReynolds has […]

Yoakam will make 24th appearance on ‘The Tonight Show’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Dwight Yoakam will make his 24th appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” this week, breaking the record for most musical performances by any artist. The singer’s Los Angelesbased spokeswoman says Yoakam will perform on the latenight program’s outdoor concert series Thursday. Yoakam – a native of Pikeville, Ky. – is currently tied with Lyle Lovett for […]

ABC will offer only two new television series next fall

NEW YORK ABC will introduce only two new series in the fall, one of them scripted, in a schedule the network admits was severely affected by the 100-day TV writers strike. The new David E. Kelley-produced drama, “Life on Mars,” is about a police detective transported back to 1973. ABC gave it a plum Thursday time slot following “Grey’s Anatomy.” […]


This guide is published by The Mountain Eagle as a public service to help keep readers informed about entertainment events within driving distance of Letcher County. All dates are subject to change. Always check with the venues listed before traveling long distances. ROCK, POP, BLUES RAP, CHRISTIAN CHRIS JANSON; Thu., May 15 in Whitesburg at The Summit City. Admission $10. […]

‘Sex and the City,’ at 40 … even 50

NEW YORK Early on in the new “Sex and the City” film – and don’t worry, we’re not spoiling the plot here – Carrie and longtime love Mr. Big are in bed together. A passionate interlude? Nah, they’re just reading. Except they both need glasses, and there’s only one pair. Sharing reading glasses in bed? These two, who fogged up […]

McCown rites held

Funeral services for Sarah Lindell Davis McCown, 95, were held May 10 at Carty Funeral Home in Jenkins. Burial was in Payne Gap Memorial Gardens. Born in Rhoda, Va., she was a daughter of the late Arnollus and Julia Collinsworth Davis and was the widow of John S. McCown. She died May 8. Mrs. McCown was the mother of the […]

Services are held for Oshie Boggs

Oshie Marie Boggs died May 3 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was 84 years old. Born in Pound, Va., she was the daughter of the late Sherman and Belle Baker. She was married to the late David Carrol Boggs Sr. Also preceding her in death were two sons, Elvy Carrol Boggs and Lester Elbertlee Boggs; a daughter, Lucy Bell […]

Mable Jenkins, 83, succumbs

Mable Young Jenkins, 83, died May 11 at her home at Partridge after a long illness. Born in Harlan County, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Vestina Johnson Young. She was the widow of Elmo Jenkins, and was the mother of the late Rose Mary Jenkins. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) in […]

Services are set for ‘Al’ Cornett

Funeral services for Kenny “Al” Cornett, 51, will be held a 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Kings Chapel Church. Burial will be in the Whitaker Cemetery at Dry Fork. A son of the late Kinard and Mattie Marie Fields Cornett, he died May 11 at his home at Dry Fork. He was a brother of the late Clifton Keith Cornett. […]

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