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Funnier than you

Listening to Stephen Lynch sing is like immersing yourself in a nice, warm bath of politically incorrect, insensitive bubbles. Sure, some of those bubbles are filled with drug-selling pilots and, well, Satan. But if you like that sort of thing, Lynch's stuff is wonderful. And trust me, you'll like it.

May 13, 2009 | Amber Pittman | ENTERTAINMENT

A decade of music

On Saturday, April 18, the Newborn Opry will celebrate its 10th anniversary with the largest lineup of talent ever at Newborn. The Million Dollar Staff Band, which features three-time guitar champion Bob Saxton, champion fiddler Ernest Jump and many more will be backing up the 25 or more singers and acts expected.

"We will be featuring many of the acts that have helped make The Opry over the years," founder Bob Thompson said. "Also, we cannot forget the many entertainers who were an important part of The Opry but who are no longer with us."

April 14, 2009 | Staff Report | ENTERTAINMENT

Out of the ordinary

Classically trained violinists are supposed to be proper, and typically they are, but there is nothing typical - or proper - about Bobby Yang, as evidenced during his performance at Eddie's Attic in downtown Decatur over the weekend.

March 25, 2009 | Amber Pittman | ENTERTAINMENT

Ye olde goode times

For families and groups of friends looking for a slightly different kind of outing than the run-of-the-mill restaurants, malls and movie theaters, the Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament offers an evening full of non-stop entertainment and hearty fare.

February 24, 2009 | Michelle Kim | ENTERTAINMENT

Insider’s guide to Middle East leaders

Former ambassador to Israel, Martin Indyk's new book on efforts by President Bill Clinton to resolve security issues in the Middle East is at times a lively insider's guide into the persnickety personality issues of well-known players in the region.

For readers not familiar with the inner-workings of the Arab/Israeli conflict, "Innocent Abroad: An Intimate Account of American Peace Diplomacy in the Middle East" can at times read a bit wonkish with lots of issue-specific details casually tossed around.

February 11, 2009 | Rachel Oswald | ENTERTAINMENT

Newton performers share stage on charity recording

 Three Newton County artists join 16 other performers for "An Appalachian Musical Revival: Live at the Ringgold Depot" with the purpose of encouraging youth in traditional music of Appalachia.

January 20, 2009 | Staff Report | ENTERTAINMENT

Dish It!

Is it winter already? The winds are a bit chilly and everyone is bundled up. Of course it is, because I have already made a batch of my yummy chili. I spend hours making sure that the seasonings are blending in just right. In fact, I will sit around for hours until my house smells like chili and I have had several tastings to know that it is done. That is how easy my chili is. If you like chili and are lazy like me, then this is a great recipe for you. Add your own special flavorings like peppers ...

January 03, 2009 | Christina Benton Columnist | ENTERTAINMENT

Newton County musicians perform on "Live at the Ringgold Depot" for charity

Three Newton County artists join 16 other performers for "An Appalachian Musical Revival: Live at the Ringgold Depot" with the purpose of encouraging youth in traditional music of Appalachia.

December 09, 2008 | Staff Report | ENTERTAINMENT

Blue suede shoes at Green Getaway

More than 200 attendees came out to the Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful's Third Annual Green Getaway fundraiser Friday night at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center.

November 26, 2008 | Mandi Singer | ENTERTAINMENT

Jammin on the river

Smooth sounds: Charles Toombs, left, and Sean Shuffler who make up The Sean Shuffler Duo, entertain crowds on one of the three stages set up in Downtown Porterdale during the citys 2nd annual Yellow River Jam Saturday. Six bands playing a wide variety of musical styles performed throughout the day as attendees enjoyed an arts and crafts market, food vendors, a kids play area, pony rides and tours of a firetruck. City of Porterdale Downtown Manager Sandy Fowler hopes to make The Yellow River Jam Portedale's signature event due to the incredible success of this year's event.

October 22, 2008 | Mandi Singer | ENTERTAINMENT

Mutts show off skills for a good cause

According to Charles Schultz "happiness is a warm puppy," and it will certainly seem that way Saturday morning when the Newton County Humane Society hosts their annual Mutt Show on the square.

October 12, 2008 | Amber Pittman | ENTERTAINMENT

Sherman burns again

The Covington Lions Club hopes to make their third annual Sherman's Last Burning bigger and better than ever, with multiple events, live bands, attractions, plenty of fair-food, competing cooks, good vittles and more than 100 craftsmen and vendors showing their wares.

October 12, 2008 | Amber Pittman | ENTERTAINMENT

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