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The “Sanders Family” is pictured here getting ready for a little singing up at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. Pictured (seated, from left) are Sara Jo Pierce, Rachel Benson, Lisa Adams, Sara Brown, (standing) Greg Mitchell, Randy Neely, Ben Spears, Garrett Rutledge and Lauren Clardy.

‘Smoke on the Mountain’ wraps up this week

Posted on February 23, 2015 at 2:54 pm

“Smoke on the Mountain” returns to the stage at the Lincoln County Museum for its second and final week. Join Carriage House Players for this toe-tapping musical comedy. The show features bluegrass/gospel music brought to you by many of the area’s finest musicians and vocalists. The final show dates are Feb. 26, 27 and 28 at 7 pm. CHP welcomes all pickers to join in after the Friday night show,

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  • Music, dancing, food on tap at Elora

    Posted on February 23, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Put on your dancing shoes for an excellent cause! The Elora Pickin’ & Ginin’ Relay for Life team is holding a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society at the Elora Community Center on Saturday, March 7. Concessions start at 5:30 p.m., and there will be hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, drinks and homemade baked goodies for sale. The Kickin Country band will begin playing at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per

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  • CHP holds annual Adnia Rice Awards Banquet

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Receiving awards during Carriage House Players’ 2015 Adnia Rice Awards Banquet, held Feb. 7, are (front, from left) Brenda Wilkes, Mickey Johnson, Jennifer Bradford, Andrea Delap, Lisa Adams, Sara Jo Pierce, Hannah Williams, (back) Sonia Bradford, Ricky Pierce, Kyle Spears, Will Gentry, Ben Spears, Tessa Aldridge, Sonya Williams, Lee Williams, and Mark Mitchell.

    “Willy Wonka” and “Southern Hospitality” were the big winners during Carriage House Players’ annual Adnia Rice Awards Banquet held Feb. 7 at Washington Street Church of Christ. “We had a great awards banquet Saturday night,” said Brenda Wilkes, CHP president. “We want to thank everyone who worked hard to make it a great night, and congratulations, too, to all of our winners!” Named CHP’s Member of the Year was Mickey

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  • Freezing temps do not hamper open mic crowd

    Posted on February 17, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Gary Tipper and Ron Adcock perform during Thursday evening’s open mic night at the Fayetteville Arts Center.

    “It may be freezing outside, but it’s warm and delightful inside,” said show host Ron Hackett during Thursday’s open mic night at the Fayetteville Arts Center. “We’re glad to see the weather didn’t affect the turnout for the show.” Show host Taylor Hoch opened the show with guitarist Jay Jernigan and drummer Ron Adcock by playing three of Taylor’s original songs. Following Taylor was newcomer John Tinger from Madison, Ala.

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  • ‘Smoke on the Mountain’ opens this week

    Posted on February 16, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Garrett Rutledge and Lauren Clardy play the roles of the twins, Dennis and Denise Sanders, in Carriage House Players’ “Smoke on the Mountain”.

    “Smoke on the Mountain” opens this Thursday at the Lincoln County Museum Theater. Carriage House Players kicks off its 28th season with this toe-tapping musical comedy. The show features bluegrass/gospel music brought to you by many of the area’s finest musicians and vocalist. Show dates are Feb. 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28 at 7 p.m. All pickers are invited to join in after the Friday night show, Feb.

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  • Arts Center open mic night draws full house

    Posted on February 9, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    Sarah Weeks plays a solo set during Thursday evening’s open mic night at the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Arts Center. Open mic is held each Thursday. Doors open and sign-ups begin at 6:30 p.m., with the show getting underway at 7 p.m.

    “We had a full house again last week! Fourteen performers, as well as a large audience of non-performers, braved the cold last Thursday night to attend our weekly open mic at the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Arts Center,” said co-host Taylor Hoch. “It is really wonderful how our community of artists and people who enjoy the arts grows every week!” Co-host Ron Hackett opened the show with a set of jazz standards.

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  • ‘Harlem Renaissance’ at Motlow

    Posted on February 5, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Harlem Renaissance

    Motlow College will present the program, “Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance”, to celebrate Black History Month. The public is invited to the single, hour-long performance on Monday, Feb. 9, at 11 a.m. in Powers Auditorium inside Eoff Hall on the Moore County Campus. “Of Ebony Embers” is a chamber music theatre work featuring an actor and a musical trio of cello, piano and percussion. The program celebrates

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