BLAINESWORLD #751, Section 12A

1. A DREAM OF CAMELOT, a world premiere musical, runs from March 11, 12 and 13 at the Masonic Temple in downtown Asheville at the corner of Woodfin St. and Broadway Avenue. Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinee at 2:30 p.m.

It features 24 original new songs written by local composer (and international recording artist) Richard Shulman. A DREAM OF CAMELOT will be directed by Asheville’s Jerry Crouch. This production promises to be an unforgettable healing experience for all that attend. I personally know two of the performers, Lawrence Hines and Gary Gaines, and am looking forward to seeing them on stage.

A. General admission tickets are available in advance for $20 at 828-658-9604 and and at the door for $25. Group rates are also available for groups of 20 or more.

NOTE: Cynthia and I will be going on the 13th and probably catch dinner after the show. We’d love to have you join us. Email me if interested.

B. SPECIAL OPEN REHEARSAL (of the above production) on Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Clubhouse for Biltmore Lake residents from 3-5 p.m. You won’t see the entire show, but you’ll see several of the best scenes and musical numbers, and you’ll find it an interesting experience. If you are not a Biltmore Lake resident and would like to come as my guest, send me an email to that effect.

C. WANT TO SCHEDULE AN OPEN REHEARSAL IN YOUR COMMUNITY (or for your organization, church, synagogue, etc. )? These dates are still available: 2/24 afternoon, 2/25, 2/26, 2/28 daytime, 3/1 afternoon, 3/2, 3/3 until 4:30, 3/4 evening, 3/5. If you have a space available and think that you could get some folks to attend, contact Richard immediately at 828-658-9604 or 888-699-3682; Feel free to mention my name. And if you want more information about what we’re doing at Biltmore Lake, just send me an email.


2. Another Biltmore Lake event on Friday, Feb. 25 at the Clubhouse at 7 p.m.:

Natural Solution for ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities: Free talk about how the brain processes information, and how the problems can be permanently corrected. Learn how Applied Physiology offers help for adults and children with ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia and other learning difficulties. It permanently improves memory, focus, attitude, self-confidence, reading, spelling, math, balance and coordination. Applied Physiology naturally restores the function of 80 different sections in the brain with no drugs, supplements, surgery or exercise. Relaxing non-invasive therapy that assesses and corrects learning difficulties in 8 to 12 hours. Biltmore resident Wes Beach, owner of the Learning Improvement Center, will be the speaker. 828-216-4444.

A. Biltmore Lake residents: Please sign-up via the Intranet.

B. If you don’t live in Biltmore Lake and would like to attend as my guest, please send me an email.

3. Please HOLD THE DATE (a note from Cynthia):

Because your presence is important to me, please do add this enlivening event happening on Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16, both nights at 7:30 p.m.: Hand Me Down, Bestowing Our True Inheritance Through Life, Lessons and Legacy. As always, these projects connect artistry, community and entertainment with civic giving. Proceeds from the performance will support CarePartners Hospice Bereavement Center whose funding has been cut drastically in the past couple of years.

A. Hand Me Down will feature two choreographed works: There’s No Place Like Home and Legacy. Both pieces examine the ordinary moments and memories of our sense of place and how our we view our contributions to this life. The show will also offer music, comedy and a poignant story about place, loss and legacy written by Colson Whitehead and performed by Frank Marshall. You will walk away from the show having been entertained, possibly moved and hopefully inspired.

B. Go ahead now and mark this date in your calendar or planner. I look forward to seeing you at the Diana Wortham Theatre along with 45 community cast members. Tickets go on sale mid-March at Enchanted Forrest on Merrimon Ave and Hendersonville Road, Malaprop’s Bookstore and Diana Wortham Theatre.

For more information, please click:

NOTE: I’ll be going on both nights and probably grabbing a bite to eat before the show on each night. Email me if you’d like to join me.

4. A Concert 4 Hope
To benefit the Downtown Welcome Table
Mark Knollman with Tuxedo Junction and Special Guest Christina Maxwell

Diana Wortham Theatre
Sunday, March 6, 2011
4-6 p.m.

Tickets: $50 Main Floor, $25 Upper Balcony

For tickets, contact: Dieter Buehler, 665.7290;

Tickets are also available through Diana Wortham Theatre
828.257.4530 or

Every $50 tickets sold will feed over 50 people!

For more information on the Downtown Welcome Table, visit:


The Asheville Chamber Music Series, celebrating its 58th season, will be presenting
the following concerts:
March 4 – Audubon Quartet
Betthoven: Op. 18, No. 2
Serebrier: Fantasia for String Quartet
Wolf: “Italian Serenade”
Schickele: Quartet No. 1, “American Dreams”

The Audubon Quartet has won acclaim throughout the world for more than 30 years.
Founded in 1974, the ensemble quickly achieved international recognition by winning top
prizes in three major competitions in their first four years together. In 1981, the Quartet
made a groundbreaking three-week tour of Mainland China, the first American quartet
ever to visit the People’s Republic of China. “They listen to one another and adjust
instinctively to produce a sound of strikingly beautiful luminescent quality that invariably
serves the music with grace, sophistication and vibrancy. (The New York Times).

March 25 – Miro Quartet
Schubert: “Quartetsatz”
Brahms: Quartet No. 1
Philip Glass: Quartet No. 5

Founded in 1995 at the Oberlin Conservatory, the Miro were winners of the Fischoff,
Banff and Coleman competitions, as well as the prestigious Naumburg Chamber Music
Award and the Cleveland Quartet Award. It was the first chamber ensemble ever to be
awarded the Avery Fisher Career Grant. As Quartet-in Residence at the University of
Texas School of Music, the ensemble members teach private students and coach chamber
music groups.

The concerts take place at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville, 1 Edwin
Place at Charlotte Street, at 8:00 pm. Tickets are available for $35 at the door on a
first come, first served basis. Students under 25 are admitted free of charge (space
permitting). To pre-order tickets please call (828) 259-3626.

On the Thursday
preceding each concert a “Pre-Concert Talk” by Charles McKnight will be held at
the Reuter Center at UNCA. The program will begin at 4:15 pm and is free and
open to the public.

For more information please call (828) 259-3626 or go to


6. Tune in to the Mother Cub Internet Radio Show Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 at 11 a.m. (EST). Hear the interview featuring Auditory Integration Training (AIT) and Autism with our own Sarah Gewanter, LCSW, and Dir. Click here to listen to the show:

Susan Lynn Perry hosts the show. She is an author and outspoken advocate for children on the autism spectrum. Having had good experience with our program, she wants to share the information. Help spread the word by sharing this with others.

If you miss the live show, it will be archived along with other interesting interviews at: so tune in! Susan’s website can be viewed at: Click here to view her blog about the show.

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