BLAINESWORLD #1053 (Please send any comments to:

Section 2, part 2

(1) How to feed a runner

(2) Bob S. in NY:  Nice website! Congrats!

(3) Cappy T. in NC:  Another fun newsletter.



(6) Terry T. in FL:  Thank you so much, my dear friend for your congratulations on my becoming a great grandma!!!!  It has been thrilling….such joy!!!!



Section 12A, NC events

(1) Deep River (featuring an Eagles-Linda Rondstadt tribute)

Sunday, Dec. 4
8 PM – 10 PM

The Grey Eagle
185 Clingman Ave, Asheville, North Carolina

Deep River (featuring an Eagles-Linda Ronstadt Tribute Set) at The Grey Eagle—10% of Deep River’s share of the ticket sales at this seated show will go to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue!

With 23 years of performing between Nashville and Asheville under our belts, Deep River features soaring lead and harmony vocals from its three female singers coupled with top-notch musicianship from its instrumentalists to create a unique recipe for Southern country music ‘stew’ including covers and originals flavored with rock, blues, Cajun, folk and bluegrass so our audiences can swing, two-step, shag or clog the night away. We play the best country music from the 80’s and 90’s including songs by Patty Loveless, Kathy Mattea, Pam Tillis, Trio aka Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton & Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, The Cox Family, Shenandoah, Restless Heart, Highway 101 and Diamond Rio, as well as crossover hits from 70’s icons like Linda Ronstadt, the Eagles and Pure Prairie League, plus our original songs like ‘Civil War’ which was recently played on Asheville’s KISS Country 99 FM. Since 2007 Deep River has performed at numerous venues around WNC including Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, The Grove Park Inn, The Altamont Theatre, Biltmore Lake Summer Concert Series, Barleys Tap Room, The Purple Onion in Saluda, Feed & Seed in Fletcher, The WNC Mountain State Fair and The Saluda Arts & Music Festival, not to mention numerous private events and charitable shows. After hearing Deep River sing one of their own compositions, ‘Remember Always’, live on the Bell Buckle (Tennessee) Jamboree Radio Show, the late Charlie Louvin of the Country Music HOF duo, The Louvin Brothers, said, “I’d like to hear y’all play that song on the Grand Ole Opry.” While they haven’t yet played the Opry, Deep River has sung with Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill, as well as opened for country star Mark Wills and the ‘First Lady of Bluegrass’, Wilma Lee Cooper.

(2) The Wednesday Night All Ages Dance Parties at The Hop Ice Creamery will return on 11/2 from 6:30-8 p.m. Led by local BBoy legend, Asheville Joe America, these dance parties will be perfect for kids aged 2-15 and will feature education of the hip-hop dance culture, tutorials, showcasing by some local youth BBoys and BGirls and plenty of opportunites for everyone to break loose on the padded dance floor!

And of course Ice Cream by the scoop, pint or flight of 4 will be available for kiddos and adults alike 🙂

Much Love, Asheville!


Section 12B, PA/NJ events

(1) Gathering for Love and Unity
Bucks County Community College, Netown, PA
We had an unwelcome visitor yesterday spewing venom against our diverse student community at Bucks, who was removed by the Police. To redeem any potential damages the incident might have had, the Student Government is sponsoring an event to show that we stand united against bigotry, hatred and intimidation. We welcome you be there!

DATE: 12/06/2016
TIME: 01:00 PM
PLACE: Concrete Circle near Grupp Hall
NOTE: If possible, please come with posters with messages of Love, Unity, Peace and Tolerance on them.

(2) ‘A Very Kelsey Christmas’ Features Festive Holiday Tunes and Lots of Laughs at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre Dec. 10 to 11

West Windsor, N.J. – Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC’s) Kelsey Theatre is bringing out the holly as Forté Productions presents “A Very Kelsey Christmas.” Dates and times for this unique holiday event are Saturday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college’s West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.

The theater is an official drop-off site for the Marines Toys for Tots annual holiday drive. Patrons are encouraged to donate a new, unwrapped toy in the box located in the Kelsey Theatre lobby. Donations will be accepted through Monday, Dec. 12.

In its fun musical salute to the Christmas season, this 1950’s style variety show features many Kelsey Theatre regulars in a delightful mix of comedy, skits, and Broadway and pop favorites.  After an enthusiastic reception to their debut production in 2015, Forté Productions has invited guest performers from Maurer Productions OnStage, Pegasus Theatre Project, Rooftop Theatre Collaborative, and Downstage Center Dance to add even more merriment to an entertaining and nostalgic theater experience.

Director John Zimmerman attributes the show’s popularity to the desire for fun times during the holiday season.  “This show delivers,” he said.   “The efforts of our talented cast all add up to a special gift for Kelsey patrons. We hope that when they look back on Christmas 2016, this show will be one of their fond memories.”

The cast includes Allyson Alzate of Dayton, Robie Angarone of Hamilton, Amy Bessellieu of Lawrenceville, Tom Bessellieu of Lawrenceville, Samantha Campisi of Princeton, Kim Cupo of Fairless Hills, Pa., Alex deMets of Newtown, Pa., Cameron Dunbar of Trenton, Nolah Flynn of Yardley, Pa., Meah Jones of Hamilton, Jillian Lee of Hamilton Square, Diana Maurer of Ewing, John Maurer of Ewing, Shannon Mohan of Langhorne, Pa., Anna Perno of Hamilton, Maria Pinto of Trenton, Alexys Pulsinelli of Bordentown, Debbie Ryan of Robbinsville, Keira Mei Santiago of East Windsor, Vidhi Sapru of West Windsor, Peter Sauer of Yardley, Pa., Shreya Savur of Robbinsville, Catherine Scelza of Columbus, Avani Singh of Dayton, Simone Smith of Allentown, Amanda Sorrento of Hamilton, Lauren Sorrento of Hamilton, Liz Susswein of Hamilton, Julia Toto of Pennington, Jenny Weiner of East Windsor, Gina Whalen of Millstone Township, Maura Whalen of Millstone Township, Sean Whalen of Millstone Township, Penelope White of Princeton, Michelle Whitescarver of East Windsor, Kaitlyn Young of Robbinsville, Fady Zaher of Hamilton, James Zimmerman of Hamilton, John Zimmerman of Hamilton, Stephanie Zimmerman of Hamilton, and Matthew Zisk of Princeton.

Joining John Zimmerman on the production team are Producer Stephanie Zimmerman, Music Director Peter deMets, and Stage Manager Beverly Kuo-Hamilton.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, and $14 students/children. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333 or online at Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible. Free parking is available next to the theater.

Tickets are also on sale for “The Nutcracker,” which closes out Kelsey’s holiday season. This abridged family version of the classic ballet is presented by New Jersey Youth Ballet Dec. 16 to 18. For a complete listing of adult and children’s events, visit the Kelsey website or call the box office for a brochure.

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