BLAINESWORLD #780, Section 12B (NC)

September Song: A Cabaret Evening

Saturday, September 10 · 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Country Club of Asheville, NC
170 Windsor Road
Asheville, NC
Created By
Katherine Sandoval Taylor
More Info
As always, I am thrilled to be returning to the beautiful Western NC area this fall! This September, I will be performing a one-woman show September Song: A Cabaret Evening featuring musical theatre, opera & jazz selections by Rodgers and Hammerstein, George Gershwin, Kurt Weill, Puccini, and from the hit shows Show Boat, The Light in the Piazza, Songs for a New World, Funny Girl, and more. Tickets to this dinner-theatre event are $25 per person ($30 for non club members), and can be reserved directly through the CCA at 828-258-9183.

If you are in the area I would love to see you!

Thank you as always for your support and please stay in touch!


How to Start a Business

Part 1
Saturday, September 17, 2011
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Presented by Asheville SCORE

This seminar covers the basic legal and accounting issues that every small business owner needs to know…BEFORE opening your business!

Register Today!
You can save money by registering online. Go to our web site (click link below) for more details.

DATE: September 17, 2011
TIME: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
LOCATION: AB Tech Enka Campus

Do You Have What It Takes…

To Run Your Own business?

There is an old Oriental saying that the journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. We at Asheville SCORE would like to add that it is generally a good idea to be headed in the right direction before taking that step.

This seminar will help you to decide how your business should be structured and will also guide you in choosing the right path for your business to follow. You will learn this valuable information from two experienced local business professionals: Kerry Friedman, an experienced business attorney and Terri Carrelli, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).


Friday, September 23 at 7:30pm – October 9 at 2:30pm
Asheville Community Theatre
35 E Walnut Street
Asheville, NC
Created By
Jerry Crouch
More Info
Guys and Dolls is acclaimed as the “perfect musical comedy” of all time but it was not an easy road getting the show on stage. It was originally conceived as a serious romantic musical with Frank Loesser on board as composer and lyricist. Producers Cy Feuer and Ernest Martin eventually got through 10 librettists and one libretto before deciding to make the project a comedy and hiring Jo Swerling to write the book.

However several months later Swerling was replaced with a new writer, Abe Burrows, who had worked in radio and television but had no theatrical experience. Burrows based his story on several of Damon Runyon’s short stories of 1940s New York, notably “The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown” and “Blood Pressure” as well as some of the characters and incidents already established in Swerling’s libretto.

Guys and Dolls premiered on Broadway at the 46th Street Theatre on 24 November 1950 and enjoyed a run of 1,200 performances and won five Tony awards in 1951 including Best Musical. The original cast included Robert Alda (father of TV’s Mash star, Alan), Vivian Blaine, Sam Levene,
Isabel Bigley and Stubby Kaye. The London production premiered at the London Coliseum on 28 May 1953. Vivian Blaine, Stubby Kaye and Sam Levene recreated their roles and were joined by Jerry Wayne and Lizbeth Webb as “Sky” and Sarah”.

This led to the film version in 1955 from the studios of Samuel Goldwyn Company. Gene Kelly was a favorite for the role of Sky. Instead it went to Marlon Brando, the biggest box office draw at that moment. There was some controversy over the casting of Frank Sinatra as Nathan as Loesser was unhappy with the choice of Sinatra as he felt he was too slick for the part and didn’t like the way he “crooned” his songs.

Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable were both considered for the part of Miss Adelaide but director Joseph L. Mankiewicz refused to work with Marilyn and Grable stood up the producer for an emergency vet appointment for her dog. The part was reprised by Vivian Blaine from the original Broadway production. Grace Kelly and Deborah Kerr were considered for the role of Miss Sarah Brown but the part eventually went to Jean Simmons, who had starred the previous year opposite Brando in the historical drama, Desiree.

There have been several revival productions over the years including an all-black cast production on Broadway in 1976 starring “Benson” TV star Robert Guillaine, a London production at the National in 1982 starring Bob Hoskins and most notably the 1992 Broadway revival, which won four Tony Awards including supporting twin Tonys for Nathan Lane and Faith Prince as “Nathan and Adelaide”. In 2005 a new West End production – starring movie star, Ewan McGregor – opened at the Piccadilly Theatre before a national tour.

Famous actors who have starred in this epic show over the years include Oliver Platt, Scott Bakula, Walter Matthau, Bob Hoskins, Nathan Lane and the late Patrick Swayze have all played “Nathan Detroit” in various productions. Character actresses such as Lauren Graham, Imelda Staunton, Lulu, Ellen Greene and Jane Krakowski have played “Miss Adelaide”.

This classic show remains popular sixty years on giving audiences a glimpse of post-war New York and is deemed by many as the perfect musical, combining witty plotlines with catchy showtunes – something for everyone.

Guys & Dolls marks the fifth collaboration of Jerry Crouch and Lenora Thom – previously having worked together at ACT on The Music Man, Annie and Fiddler on the Roof. With their theatre company – Music Box Productions – they produced the musical revue – Jerry’s Girls featuring “GAD Bobby Soxer” – Lexie Moore.

Jerry and Assistant Director / ACT Board member, Libby Gwennap happily met and joined forces on last fall’s ACT hit, Oliver! – also staged managed by GAD Stage Manager, Beth Mayo. Previously, Beth under the direction of Stage Manager, Chris Martin helped Jerry make Peter Pan “fly” at ACT which featured the brothers Belford, Lincoln and Lochlan, GAD’s “Bobby Soxer and Rusty Charlie”. Also featured onstage in Peter Pan was GAD Junior Dance Captain (just back from a college stint in London) Van Raynor.

Rob Bowen, GAD Set and Lighting Designer has collaborated twice before with Jerry on his productions of Peter Pan and Oliver! Having just stepped down as UNCA Theatre Department Head, Rob is happily returning to Guys & Dolls for a second time after many years – looking forward to an all-new “Techni-colored Extravanganza” production!

GAD’s cast is proud to welcome five members of the ACT spring musical blockbuster, Rent to our ranks: Luke Haynes as “Sky Masterson”, Jacob Walas, Zachary Landoft, Nana Hosmer and Christopher Moore. Returning veterans of ACT shows – under the direction of Jerry Crouch are: Michael Cheek (last year’s “Bumble” in Oliver!) with Doug Hauschild (Jerry first directed Doug in 1988’s Of Thee I Sing), Bradshaw Call, Frank Salvo, Ken Mays, Scott Cameron, Thomas Propest, Tess Miller, Abigail Hart and Jessica Savitt. Hot Box Girl – Alice Night was featuring in 2009’s Narnia as “The Snow Queen” which also starred Bradshaw Call. ACT veteran, Dan Clancy – joins the musical fun as Lt. Brannigan after leading roles in such shows as Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Best Man and The Philadelphia Story from several seasons ago..

New actors to the ACT main stage but no strangers to musical theatre are GAD leading ladies: Christina Maxwell and Maddison Harris. Christina recently starred in The Phantom of the Opera at A.C.Reynolds this past spring and Maddison who last season starred in Urinetown at her college. Conner Dalton joins ACT for the first time, fresh from starring as “Woody” opposite Lincoln Belford as “Og The Leprechaun” in Asheville Art Center’s world premier junior production of Finian’s Rainbow – both just returning from a summer stint at MTI Junior musical training in NYC! Maddison’s sister, McKenzie is GAD Dance Captain and veteran choreographer for ACT’s annual fundraiser, DIVA*licious which featured DIVA and now GAD performer: Ruth Planey.

GAD Choreographer, Tina Pisano-Foor was “Baby June” in ACT’s Gypsy. Special Assistant to Tina isnationally recognized dancer and choreographer, Loren Michaels who will be dancing in the show also. GAD also welcomes “ACT Mainstage First-Timers” Cliff Yudell, Stefanie Crane, John Dellamanna, and Marissa Cranford.

Finally, we welcome back two ACT veterans from opposite sides of the “returning spectrum” – Emily Eliot-Gaines as a Missionary doll – who starred in 35 below’s Ruthless several seasons ago and “ACT Veteran Extraordinaire” Charlie David as Arvide Abernathy, who starred in ACT productions such as I Do! I Do!, Camelot, 1776, Paint Your Wagon and Oklahoma (among others) starting in the 1960s and last led the cast of Two by Two – as Noah – in the late 1990s!

Managing Director, Susan Harper and her incredibly supportive staff welcomes Asheville audiences to enjoy the fantastically talented Guys & Dolls cast who look forward to producing a record-breaking production September 23 – October 9!



Thursday, September 15 at 8:00pm – September 25 at 10:00pm
Be Be Theatre
Created By
Rock Eblen, Taylor Loven, Kristalyn Bunyan, Paul Clark, Jerita Wright
More Info
A band of misfits in a comedy of dreams lost and found…inspired by the life and times of Asheville’s legendary group FLAT ROCK! Written by Larry Donahue and directed by Rock Eblen.

Sept 15-18 Thurs-Sat at 8PM, Sunday at 2PM
Sept 22-25 Thurs-Sat at 8PM, Sunday at 2PM

Tickets $13 in advance, $15 at the door, 828-254-2621, mature audiences


Goldstein Family Band, Buchi Floats and Ten Cent Poetry at The Hop

Tuesday September 6th, 6:30-7:30pm
Goldstein Family Band Show:

This family of five from Asheville, NC, has been entertaining local and regional audiences since April of 2009. Jonas, Meryl, and their three boys, Avi, Samuel, and Lev, play an eclectic mix of songs garnered from their favorite rock, pop, modern Israeli and liturgical Hebrew tunes. Now they will be bringing their jams to The Hop Ice Cream!!!

Thursday September 8th, 6-8pm

Buchi Kombucha Float Night:
Asheville’s Buchi Kombucha ( and The Hop Ice Cream have teamed up to create 3 varieties of Kombucha Sorbet (Vegan!). Now we’re bringing the drink and frozen treat together for a Buchi Float Night!!!

This delicious combo has already been a hit at several local and regional festivals (including LAAFF and Floyd Fest). Here’s your chance to see what we’re on about 🙂

Tuesday September 13th, 6:30-7:30pm
Ten Cent Poetry Acoustic String Show:Chelsea LeBate, one of Asheville’s best songwriters, will be joined by friends that make up the wonderful band, Ten Cent Poetry, for a Free Acoustic String Show at The Hop Ice Cream!

As always, this and every show is appropriate for all ages and kids eat free upstairs at Urban Burrito 🙂

The Hop Ice Cream Cafe, LLC • 640 Merrimon Ave. Ste. 103 • Asheville • NC • 28804


Asheville Women’s
Roundtable Event
Presented by Asheville SCORE
Who: Any Woman Business Owner/Operator who’s interested in having a roundtable discussion on a regular basis with other women to define ideas, discuss opportunities and brainstorm solutions to everyday business issues.

24 Hours in a Day…what can one person really do?
Some criteria for deciding what to do and what to delegate (when)

Where: Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Enka Site
Room# 2046 of the Small Business Center/Business Incubator
1465 Sand Hill Road, Suite 1060
Candler, NC 28715
Dollie Smith-Feldmeth – Facilitator (828.243.5582)

When: Thursday, September 15th, 3:00pm-5:00pm

Why: To develop business relationships that offer sound advice and ideas!

Please RSVP to to reserve your spot. Space is limited to the first 20 to register. Hope to see you there!


The Magnetic Missive
We’re here, and we’re ready to kick off the fall in style at The Magnetic Field! Read on for info about our new shows, tipples, menu items, and seating!

This weekend only (September 8-10) we’ll be presenting a one-man show, Kerfuffle, by the marvelously talented Holiday Childress. Lead-singer of legendary local band The Goodies, Childress has been one of the most recognizable faces and personalities of the Asheville music scene for the past fifteen years, and now you can see his new solo-performance. Don’t wait–there will be three shows only, Thursday – Saturday at 8:00 nightly, and tickets are already going quickly. Click here to purchase tickets now!

In addition to our new fall hours (we’re now open beginning at 3pm daily), we’re also doing a little remodeling in the cafe, to make your experience even better. By this weekend our new seating should be ready, and we’ll have our new curtains up, so come on in and check it out. And you can also try the new Seasonal Bowl (now with butternut squash ravioli), the Duck Cassoulet, or several of the other new menu items that Chef Liam and Chef Jason have come up with of late. And, if you haven’t been by since we debuted the new cocktail list, then there’s really no excuse for not coming over soon. Like tonight!

Lots of great comedy will be onstage soon–the first Token Comedy Showcase will be tonight, Sept. 6th (replete with your Token Asian Comic, Token Black Comic, Token Indian Comic, Token Gay Comic, and many more!), touring comedian Chelcie Rice will come through on the 20th, and our improv troupe Reasonably Priced Babies will do their thing on the 27th. Tickets and info here.

Our next world-premiere will be Shangri-La, a new comedy by Lucia Del Vecchio (author of The Family Tree) set in a retirement trailer park in Largo, Florida. Seventy never looked so young as the characters struggle with dating, nosy neighbors, possibly objectionable attire, and one giant under-the-sea mixer that might just bring them all together. The show will open on September 17th, and run Thursday – Saturday evenings, with special 4:00 p.m. Saturday matinees as well. Tickets available online now! Trust us–you don’t want to miss this one. See our write-up in Verve!

MONDAYS: The Synergy Story Slam returns & Poetry Slam Asheville finds its new home at The Magnetic Field!

After becoming a huge hit over the course of last fall & spring, the Synergy Story Slam took a break for the summer, but they’re back, the first and third Mondays of the month. And to continue the theme of spoken-word Mondays, we’re now the home base for Poetry Slam Asheville. Their events will be on the second and fourth Mondays every month. Check the calendar for details on each individual show!

Wednesdays, September 21st & 28th at 8:00pm. Pilgrim, formed by Jaye Bartell in Buffalo, N.Y. in 2008, started by blending field recordings with simple, spare tunes that emphasized vocal melody and lyrical content. A typical performance included guitar and voice accompanied by a portable turntable that played recordings of bird songs, ocean waves, wind and other “environment” sounds at half speed. They have two albums available, but the majority of Pilgrim’s material has not been recorded, and their sound grows and develops continually. If you don’t see this band perform, it doesn’t exist. Tickets $7 available at the door.

There’s so much more in store this fall! Magnetic Midnight is back the first Friday of every month. Synergy Story Slams, Poetry Slam Battles. The crazed and infamous play, Rock Saber, will be making its long-awaited debut in October, our first annual spotlight on new writers, Brief Encounters, will premiere just after that, and before you know it it’ll be time for The 28th Annual Bernstein Family Christmas Spectacular: Christmas in Space, In 3-D! See you soon!

Your friendly Magnetic Field Staff (Chall, Ken, Steve, Katie Anne, Liam, Jason, Ryan, Cynthia, Genevieve, Kim, Griffin, Andrew, & Julie)

The Magnetic Field
Café, Bar & Performance House
Located at 372 Depot St., in the River Arts District
(828) 257-4003


Breema Weekend in Asheville, Oct 8-9


Presence in

Asheville, NC · October 8-9

with Laura Ike and Katherine Correa
Saturday & Sunday

Asheville Training Center
261 Asheland Ave.
Asheville, NC map link

$190 ($150 pd by Sept 8)
12 CE available for LMTs.
Participating in a Breema workshop is an exciting, nourishing, and revitalizing experience. It’s a unique opportunity to experience a new way of moving, thinking, and feeling. By studying and applying Breema’s Nine Principles of Harmony we can move from complication toward simplicity, and support an openhearted and open-minded posture toward life.

Breema Bodywork, Self-Breema Exercises and the Nine Principles of Harmony offer a practical means of becoming present, a commonsense approach to physical, mental, and emotional health, and a new way of learning that leads to increased understanding of ourselves and a deepening sense of fulfillment, meaning, and purpose. Breema’s approach to being present can be integrated and applied in any profession and in all activities of daily life, helping to bring greater harmony to all relationships.

Registration/Information: 615.269.9718 or

Katherine Correa, LMT,
Breema Instructor,
Feldenkrais(R) Practitioner

Body Comfortable: The first principle of Breema(R) is Body Comfortable. Take a few breaths, and experience that your body is breathing, and that your body has weight. Almost immediately you can experience the refreshment of becoming available to yourself and to your immediate situation. Real comfort is a dimension of Consciousness where everything is working in harmony with our timeless nature.


Mike Cross at White Horse Black Mountain Sat Sept 10 @ 8pm

Saturday, September 10 · 8:00pm – 11:00pm
White Horse Black Mountain
105C Montreat Road
Black Mountain, NC
Created By
White Horse Black Mountain
More Info
The much awaited return of Mike Cross to Black Mountain NC will happen on Saturday Sept 10th as Mike presents a special evening performance as part of the McDIbbs Reunion Concert Series at White Horse Black Mountain.

About Mike Cross:

There was a time when only a handful of students and alumni in Chapel Hill, NC, showed up faithfully when entertainer Mike Cross played a local club.

Now, thirteen albums, numerous network radio and television appearances and hundreds of concerts later, things are rapidly changing. Whether he is appearing at Symphony Hall in Boston or an outdoor music festival in California, people across the country look forward to seeing their favorite fiddling storyteller and sharing the fun with friends.


Angel Street
a Victorian thriller in three acts by Patrick Hamilton

“The only clue I can give you is to see it.” – New York Journal
directed by Anthony Abraira

Fri & Sat, Sep 16 & 17, 2011 – 35below at ACT
Sun, Sep 18, 2011 – Reuter Center at UNC-A starting at 2:30 pm

produced by The Autumn Players
in partnership with
North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement

a Readers Theatre Showcase production
in memory of Bernie Hauserman 1937-2009
“all passes – art alone endures”

$5 tickets at the door


International Day of Peace!

Wednesday, September 21 · 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Pack Square Park
Created By
Jonah Bolt Yolman
More Info

NC Peace Action Network,
Physicians for Social Responsibility,
UUC of Asheville Peace & Justice,
Transition Asheville,
Local UN Association,
Green Party,
Vets for Peace,
Rapid River,
880 the Revolution,

Support Sponsors & Special Thanks….

Peace/Environmental Team of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville,
The People’s Acupuncture of Asheville,
Ed Sacco,
Asheville Friends,
Laura Sorensen,
Our Voice,
On a Roll,
Henco Printing,

Emcees Ned Doyle
& Lisa Almaraz

– Mike Ferner
– Cecil Brothwell
– Julia & Release of Doves
– VFP Members
– MAIF Representatives
– Jonah Bolt, “Youth NOW”
– Dr. Terry Clark, PSR

Music artists…
– Geri Littlejohn playing Flute
– Richard Shulman on Piano
– Greg Olsen & Thomas Raine Crow
– Deja Fuze Jazz, Funk, & Rock Band
– David Chim, Toning for Peace
– Rhoda Weaver
– Daniel Barber, Singing & Guiter
– Kitty Katherine, Singing

fun activitys….
– Runaway Circus & Sonja Brooks with acts, music, & songs for the kids
– Universal Dance for Peace Dance group performance
– Alexandra with interactive games for the kids




Saturday, September 10, 2011

Main Street, Mars Hill, NC

9 a.m.-3 p.m.


9 a.m.: Cops and Robbers Parade

Everybody is invited not only to watch the parade, but to BE IN the parade! We need cops and robbers of all sizes to kick off the reenactment day. Babies, kids, students, moms and dads, cats and dogs . . . pick your side, come up with a costume and march down the street.

9:45 a.m.: Bank Robbery Reenactment

10:45 a.m.: Bank Robbery Reenactment

contact us at:


MUSIC MAN runs from Sept. 9-25 at Hendersonville Little Theatre . . . it features a cast of 40, and you’ll be delighted with the show if you’re lucky enough to get tickets . . . for more information, please click:

NOTE: I’ve already seen this particular production. It’s excellent. More information in next week’s issue.

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