Category: Entertainment

Bad news from this third rock from the sun

Joe Diffie, one of country music’s steady performers in the 1990s, provided a string of hits like “Honkey Tonk Attitude,” “Home,” “Pickup Man,” and a classic duo with Mary Chapin Carpenter, “Not Too Much to Ask,” but his “Third Rock From the Sun” had toes tapping and also became the title of a hit comedy

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Friday the 13th weekend? Double check for changes

Weekend approaches. A weekend that starts with Friday, the 13th. A weekend with the coronavirus now declared a worldwide pandemic. Still, a weekend with lots to do with places to go and fun to have. Please check with any event or venue listed below because some have been postponed or cancelled because of the virus

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A Mardi Gras weekend and more

February includes Mardi Gras in New Orleans, an event that has long drawn Floyd Countians to the Big Easy. For those not able to travel down south, there are Mardi Gras festivities here in the Blue Ridge, including the 11th Annual Mardi Gras celebration Saturday and Sunday at Dogtown. The late Tom Ryan of The

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Valentines Day and Presidents Day on a single weekend

Looks like the time to engage in some romantic gift exchange with someone special this weekend for Valentine’s Day. Also, a day to honor Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. who — one might wonder — are rolling in their graves over what has happened to the position they once occupied as leaders of this

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A warmer, wet weekend for fun, music and games

If you consider Thursday as part of the upcoming weekend, it is forecast as the warmest day of this second weekend of February. The National Weather Service office in Blacksburg foresees a high of 61 Thursday with an overnight low of 48 degrees early Friday, then down to Friday night. But a frigid weekend gives

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Super Bowl halftime show: Some didn’t like it. Too bad

Saw a few protests from local Facebook users about the halftime show of Sunday’s Super Bowl, saying it was a display of sexual exploitation that played out in front of our children. Since I had better things to do Sunday than watch either the Super Bowl or the halftime show, I had to dig up

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First weekend of February brings music & more

The first month of 2020 comes to an end as the first weekend of February begins with music, arts, sports and more in and around Floyd County. Floyd’s monthly internet radio show hits the stage Saturday night at the Country Store with the Twin Creeks Stringband, Riley Baugus with DeShawn and Windy Hickman and New

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Music and more for this weekend

In music offerings, the Jeff Little Trio takes the stage at The Floyd County Store Saturday night, the Friday Night Jamboree spotlights old-time music on Friday evening and bluegrass graces the stage at Wildwood Farms General Store Saturday. The indoor farmers’ market, canceled last weekend because of weather threats, offers up its wares at the

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Final weekend before Christmas. Let’s have fun

Last weekend before Christmas brings a number of holiday-themed events along with standard events like The Friday Night Jamboree, Saturday Bluegrass at Wildwood Farms General Store and music at Dogtown Roadhouse and Buffalo Mountain Brewery. Lots to do and places to be. Have fun and let’s please be careful out there. Selected events listed before

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