Harvester Performance Center Hosts Carolina Chocolate Drops:
The Chocolate Drops got their start in 2005 with Giddens, Flemons and fiddle player Justin Robinson, who amicably left the group in 2011. The Durham, North Carolina-based trio would travel every Thursday night to the home of old-time fiddler and songster Joe Thompson to learn tunes, listen to stories and, most importantly, to jam. Joe was in his 80s, a black fiddler with a short bowing style that he inherited from generations of family musicians. Now he was passing those same lessons onto a new generation. When the three students decided to form a band, they didnít have big plans. It was mostly a tribute to Joe, a chance to bring his music back out of the house again and into dancehalls and public places.
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3rd Annual Booker T. Washington Legacy Dinner:
Friends of Booker T. Washington National Monument will present their 3rd Annual Booker T. Washington Legacy Dinner Saturday, April 26 at 6 p.m. at Trinity Ecumenical Parish in Moneta. This yearís topic is Education: A Slice of Heaven. READ MORE >>>
Oakley Big Bass Classic Returns to Smith Mountain Lake:
Franklin County will host the Oakley Big Bass Classic along the scenic waters of Smith Mountain Lake, April 26-27, 2014.
Amateur anglers from across the country will compete in the event, which is part of the premier, 10-state Oakley Big Bass Tour tournament series. READ MORE >>>