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Act 5, Scene 1: Irene’s Twilight Zone See whole poem, "The Main Show," and index of scenes.  (Spotlight opens on the lobby of the theater.  Characters who remain in the lobby enter the theater, which remains dark.  Joan the nurse tells the tour guide to also go in, and the narrator hangs back awhile.) Joan: Go ahead in. I’ll stay with my patient.Anyway, this is a family…See More
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Travelling back in time on a Flat Rock roadby Rob Neufeld             If you walk the one mile length of North Highland Lake Road in Flat Rock, you step nearly 200 years into the past.            At the east end, the 21st century reigns.  Fronting six-lane Spartanburg Highway, a super-Ingles sits above a bog; and a CVS store faces an Octopus Garden smoke shop, a chiropractor, a cell phone provider, and a six-lane avenue to I-26 a mile away .            Neither Ingles nor CVS carries the big…See More
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Johnny B Goode and Breaking Up Christmas


In the early 1900s, folks living in the mountains of North Carolina lengthened the holiday season by celebrating the 2 weeks following Christmas-they called it Breaking Up Christmas.


Residents in the community would host a series of house parties. Each night the party would be held in a different home-the musicians and party goers would follow the party route-merry making until the wee hours of the morning.


Folks hosting the party would clear the rooms of their house to make room for dancing. Sometimes the only space left for the musicians to play-was standing in the door way.


I've never been to a Breaking Up Christmas party-but I like the idea of it. The days following Christmas sometimes feel empty-like you've built up anticipation for the holiday-and then suddenly it's over.

If I had a Breaking Up Christmas Party-I'd wish you all could come-but since I don't and you can't-I hope you'll think of this week's Pickin' & Grinnin' In The Kitchen Spot as a small taste of what it would be like if I did and you came.

This spot features Paul and Guitar Man doing Chuck Berry's Johnny B. Good. To make it feel like a real Breaking Up Christmas party-you'll have to dance-but since there is only one of you-I wouldn't worry about moving all the furniture out.

To see the video and hear the music jump over to my site- Blind Pig & The Acorn

Tipper

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