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Music & Arts

  • Toddstock 7.0 coming to Sedalia

        Toddstock 7.0 is the 70th birthday celebration of musician and producer, Todd Rundgren.
        The Sedalia area is serving as host for this private, week-long celebration that will take place between Mountain Run Farm and The Sedalia Center June 17-23.

  • Local author publishes 2nd book

        Sara Ernst loves working with children.

        A children’s photographer for 16 years in the Forest area, she has added being a children’s author to her resumé.
        Last year she wrote her first children’s book, “Dragons Really Do Love Tea.” She had a book signing at Givens Little Dickens Books last summer  which helped make the book a success.

  • Lake pictorial

        Bedford artist Lisa Floyd has created what she calls the SML Community Painting.

        It’s in the form of a pictorial map that shows Smith Mountain Lake area businesses, sights and icons. One of the icons is “Freedom” the eight-foot tall fiberglass rooster on Scruggs Road that caused quite a stir when a local businessman first set it up.

  • Sports Day-ly: Infinity War Review: A war for the ages (No Spoilers)

    Wow. The culmination of over 10 years of superhero storytelling finally came to a head. The Mad Titan Thanos truly began his quest for the infinity stones and to take down the Avengers.
        

    There are no major spoilers of Avengers: Infinity War in this review–because I am an above average human being–but there are spoilers for every other Marvel movie.
        

  • LTP seeking sponsors

        “We are in our 42nd season, now, getting ready to go into our 43rd,” said Karen Hopkins, vice president of Little Town Players’ (LTP) board of directors.

        Along with a new season, which will begin in September, LTP plans on something new. The live theater group is looking for business sponsors. Sponsors will cover or partially cover the up-front expenses of putting on a play.
        LTP does four plays a season    and   each   can be quite expensive.

  • Bower Center has new executive director

        The Bower Center for the Performing arts has hired a new executive director. Kim Soerensen, took over the part-time position on Dec. 4.

         Soerensen, who lives in Lynchburg, has taken a low profile during her first month on the job.
        “I need to get a sense of the community,” she said.

  • Elvis tribute artist going international

    Being Elvis Presley has worked out well for Taylor Rodriguez, a Bedford County teen.

  • Hard Tymes Lane

    By Patricia C Held

  • County artists to exhibit at Franklin County event

        Three Bedford County artists will take part in Franklin County’s Artisan Studio & Harvest Tour this coming Saturday and Sunday. The three are members of Art Vision Gallery and Studio, located on Scruggs Road.

  • LOVE unveiled

        Bedford’s LOVE Letters were unveiled last week on a blustery Wednesday morning.