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THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO WIN TICKETS!*

We are offering two free tickets to whoever can convincingly write “why they should receive two free tickets to this week’s Asheville Vaudeville Halloween Special”?

Post your answer as a comment to this blog.

Asheville Vaudeville Halloween

Fri, October 29th & Sat the 30th
Gala and Costume Party at 6:30PM both nights, show at 7:30
Asheville Community Theatre, 35 East Walnut St.
$12 tickets available at the Box Office or at AshevilleVaudeville.com

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Asheville’s LARGEST vaudeville variety show returns with an all-new Halloween Special featuring some of Western North Carolina’s BEST comedy, juggling, magic, acrobatics, aerial arts, short plays, sideshow and more!

We’ve pulled out all the stops this time to bring you more than 45 of the region’s most sensational performers in an all-local, all-Asheville production that includes the contributions of more than 20 regional theatre companies and performance troupes. And to top it all: Asheville Vaudeville just won “Best Live Show in WNC” in the 2010 Mountain Xpress Reader’s Poll!

That’s right folks: we’ve got everything from acrobats to belly dancing on stilts, sketch comedy, knife juggling, opera, aerial arts, marionettes and more – culminating in TWO full nights of entertainment.

Asheville Vaudeville is a charity organization that gives A THIRD of all ticket proceeds to MANNA Food Bank. Two sold out houses feeds 5,000 meals to our hungry friends and neighbors

Visit www.AshevilleVaudeville.com and buy your tickets today!

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THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO WIN TICKETS!*

We are offering two free tickets to whoever can convincingly write “why they should receive two free tickets to this week’s Asheville Vaudeville Halloween Special”?

Post your answer as a comment to this blog.

*Ticket contest deadline is Thursday night at 2am. Make your post by then and you will be entered to win a pair of tickets. Winners will be notified through this blog on Friday by Noon. You can choose the night that you wish to attend.

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Super pumped about Shakori Hills Fest being right around the corner! It’s October 7-10th in Silk Hope North Carolina.

You never know what will happen at Shakori  as the magic sets in… I’ve seen plenty of rainbows &  blue skies (as well as a few muddy dancing rainstorms…) I’ve seen one of the longest shooting stars ever that lasted at least a minute and flew over the mainstage as Donna the Buffalo was playing on one of the famous Sunday night sets… and I’ve seen some of the best musical collaborations EVER on stage! Everything goes and the festival is always amazing!

On the lineup for this fall are Donna the Buffalo, Preston Frank, Toubab Krewe, Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, Snake Oil Medicine Show,Woody PinesAmelia’s Mechanics, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Lizzy Ross Band, Mandolin Orange and lots more! See the complete lineup here: http://www.shakorihills.org/performers/

At every Shakori, the last set on Sunday night is always one that everyone looks forward to as host band Donna the Buffalo brings out many guests from other bands that have played all weekend. Last spring one of the biggest hits was when  John Paul Jones had randomly appeared at Shakori because his overseas flight to England was delayed from the volcanic ashes that were in the air from the eruption in Iceland. He sat in with Donna the Buffalo and played several songs on bass, keys, and mandolin. Here is a great video of one of them:

Check out this very in depth and personal interview that Paul Kerr from Homegrown Music Network did with DtB’s Tara Nevins on the DtB bus at the festival just before that Sunday night set. At the point of the interview, Tara did not know that John Paul Jones was there again and ready to play:

HGMN: How did [Led Zeppelin bassist] John Paul Jones end up coming to Shakori Hills?

Nevins: He really likes traditional music. He always did, and he plays the mandolin. He produced that all-girl old-time band Uncle Earl. He produced one of their records, and I play triangle on it actually. I got to work with him in the studio. He was at MerleFest a few times and was just checking everything out. Because I had played triangle and was in the studio and had met him and worked with him, I think I might have said, “Hey we’re doing a dance in the dance tent later, why don’t you come by and sit in?” And everyone wanted him to sit in, you know? But he actually showed up and my drummer almost fell off his stool.

She told me later that when she left the bus to get on stage Jeb said, “Hey, Tara, John Paul Jones is here and wants to sit in”. She said something like, “yeah right Jeb” and then he said, “No, really, turn around” and she did and there he was. Funny because she was just telling a story about him at the interview a few minutes before and had no clue about his delayed flight or that he was even at the festival at all… Well.. That’s just some of the magic that happens at Shakori Hills!

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