This weekend at Asheville's BeBe Theatre, it's the Men's Dance Festival. March 24th through March 26th this festival keeps the toes tappin' with a wide variety of dancers, lots of styles and plenty of humor. It is rare for a dance festival to feature male dancers only. But this festival seems to feel right at home in Asheville according to Giles Collard, the festival's founder. Tickets and details can be found at www.ACDT.org.
The Polk County campus of Isothermal Community College is offering a new program in Therapeutic Massage this spring. Therapeutic massage has become an important tool in the arsenal of healthcare practitioners and can be an important of any patient's health and welfare. Betsy Cuthbertson, Nurse Aide and Allied Health Programs Coordinator, and Melinda Kirby, Massage Therapist and Coordinator of the new program will discuss this new program and the economic advantages it offers for those who may be interested in massage therapy as a career.
Where do soap opera fans go when all of their favorite daytime soaps have been or will be canceled? To the Internet, of course! Asheville resident Marcello LanFranchi has written and produced an internet soap called "Tomorrow Waits For No One" and it has all of the things you would expect to find in a soap opera. Set in the fictional Silicon Valley town of Santa Lorena, this locally produced video drama will be coming to the Ethernet soon. Check it out at www.SantaLorena.com.
John and I thank all of our listeners for their overwhelming show of support, keeping 'This Old Porch' alive and well. We're in this together:)
Today, on Sunday's show we'll explore the contributions of Andy Cohen in Western North Carolina, listen to the music of Blind Boy Paxton, the new Carolina Chocolate Drops CD and other new releases from the 'in box' and continue to discover newly added music in the WNCW library from the "Music Shed."
Get a pair of Patron tickets to Heritage Comes Home on May 20th when you support WNCW with $200 and access to the Post Concert Reception will be included. Get a pair of general admission tickets to this event when you pledge $75.