’The Diary of Anne Frank’ will be staged in Pound on Thursday, Sept. 30, by Barter Theatre On Tour. This is the story of a young girl who has touched the lives of those who have read her famous diary. For two years and a month during World War II, young Anne and her family hid from the Nazis in […]
The Mountain Heritage Festival will host the Letcher County 4-H Goat, Chicken and Rabbit Show Sept. 22 under the demonstrator tent in the festival village. Registration is at 4 p.m. The Chicken and Rabbit Show starts at 5 p.m. The Goat Show is at 6 p.m. Ribbons and prizes will be awarded for all participants. For more information, call Jason […]
”The Electricity Fairy”, a new documentary by Appalshop filmmaker Tom Hansell, will be shown on KET’s Kentucky channel, KETKY, at 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 3. It will be re-broadcast at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 8, and at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9. The film examines America’s national addiction to fossil fuels through electricity. Coal produces half of U.S. electricity, according […]
Appalachian Strings will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1½ mile west of Norton. Admission for adults is $5, and $1 for children 2 through 11 years old. For more information, call (276) 679-3541.
Whitesburg American Legion Post, Pine Mountain, Highway 119, will hold a dance Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Static will perform. Attendees must be at least 21 years old. Karaoke is held every Friday night from 8 p.m. to midnight. For more information, call 633-2834.
An Australian rock and blues musician who Lucinda Williams has called her “new favorite artist and an amazing guitarist” will perform this week at Summit City in Whitesburg. Anne McCue, who now lives in Nashville, Tenn., is scheduled to take the stage at Summit City at 8 p.m. on Thursday. Admission is $8. McCue said in a telephone interview earlier […]
LETCHER CO. ROCK, POP, BLUES RAP, CHRISTIAN ANNE McCUE; Thu., Sept. 23 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715. CHRIS JANSON; Fri., Sept. 24 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715. THE NEW FAMILIARS; Sat., Sept. 25 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715. DALLAS ALICE; Sat., Oct. 2 in Whitesburg at Summit City […]
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Leonard Skinner, the basketball coach and gym teacher who inspired the name of the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, died Monday in Florida, his daughter said. He was 77. Skinner died in his sleep at the St. Catherine Laboure Manor in Jacksonville, where he had been living for about a year, his daughter Susie Moore said. Skinner had […]
The Zac Brown Band delivers a divine dose of something you might call “country-plus” on their latest album, “You Get What You Give.” It’s rooted with a traditional country twang, but the band has the musical smarts to keep it from feeling routine. The charm lies in the experimental nature that Zac Brown isn’t afraid of. The lead singer and […]
Pollstar.com reported this week that musician Justin Townes Earle was arrested was charged with battery, public intoxication and resisting law enforcement after his Sept. 16 concert appearance at Radio Radio in Indianapolis. Earle, who is the son of singersongwriter Steve Earle, was released after posting $150 bond, the website said. Quoting from another web site, MyOldKentuckyBlog.com, Pollstar reported that Earle […]