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January 13th, 2011
With a mission to offer the best in classical ballet training, The Newton-Conover Auditorium opened The NewArt School of Ballet. Ballet professionals Melissa and Michael French will teach the classes, which will be offered for all levels of experience — from the beginning enthusiast, for the student who needs advanced training, and for the student who wants to prepare for a professional career in dance.
The Newton-Conover Auditorium continues its series of musical events with a one-night only performance by legendary mandolin player Sam Bush.
Grammy-Award winning multi-instrumentalist Sam Bush, alternately known as the King of Telluride and the King of Newgrass, has been honored by the Americana Music Association and the International Bluegrass Music Association.
December 30th, 2010
Many Americans set New Yearâ€™s resolutions to get healthier, whether it is to lose weight, quit smoking or exercise more. As you go into this New Year with a health goal in mind, here are a few tips to keep you motivated, no matter your goal.
Set small goals. By setting a small goal and being realistic about what you want to accomplish, you have a better chance of succeeding.
Little-known facts about people are interesting. Molly Rice, teacher, poet, author, actor, wife and mother owned five ferrets while she was in college and until she moved to Ireland. They were named Boogie, Scutch, Wikki, Hoss and Baloo.
“I was a strong member of the American Ferret Association,” Rice laughed.
Newton native and artist Rick Frye never forgot his hometown.
For that reason, he considers it an honor to share his artwork from the past several years with the community. Fryeâ€™s exhibit, which he calls a project, opens at Newton-Conover Auditorium on Tuesday, Nov. 23. The show is the first public announcement that 30 limited-edition prints of Fryeâ€™s original art are available.
The method for adding embroidery to clothes is centuries old, but the tools and techniques that once embellished apparel are a thing of the past.
Instead of needles and bobbins, ink and messy screens, the task of personalizing garments now includes computers in the formula.
Now, embroidery and digital printing combine with technology to yield a growing business.
For one Hickory entrepreneur, embroidery and digital printing plus technology equals a growing business for Addison Fox, 34, owner of Apparel Technology in downtown Hickory.
In collaboration with its production of â€śWelcome to Mitford,â€ť The Green Room Community Theatre announced that Robert Inman, the playwright, will be present at each performance of the show. Inman will sell and autograph his books in the gallery of the Old Post Office Playhouse before each production. Take this opportunity to meet Inman, bring a copy of one of his books and have it signed by the author himself, or purchase one from him.
The Green Room Community Theatre will open its second show of the 2010-11 season Friday, Nov. 5.
â€śWelcome to Mitfordâ€ť is based on the Mitford novels by Jan Karon and adapted for the stage by Robert Inman.
Father Tim Kavanagh is the much-loved rector in the close-knit mountain community of Mitford.
Father Timâ€™s life is absorbed with the life of his town and the pastoring of his lively congregation.
But things change radically when Father Tim takes in teenager Dooley Barlow, the unruly orphaned grandson of the church gardener.
Robert Inman, 63, grew up in a small town in Alabama, population 4,000. And, with a grin, he added, “The population is still 4,000 people.”
In Elba, Ala., grownups thought children were the most important things coming and going.
“We could feel that then – the love,” Inman said. “They let us know we mattered.
“One of the most important things we do in this life is invest in someone younger,” he added.
Life is about community, and the small-town flavor of being connected to each other.
Helen Brooks, millinery shopkeeper, was one of many volunteers at Hart Square. Many of the volunteers are skilled in an art or craft.