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A million dollars later…


I saw a news article about the million dollar renovation at the Ansonia Theatre in Wadesboro, N.C. and knew that  I had to see this place.  I called to make arrangements for a tour and asked a friend of mine, David Ariail, to join me.   David was the director at Richmond Community theatre for 30 years before retiring several years ago.  I thought that he would like to see how a million dollars was spent in the nearby town.  We met with the Arts council director and after several hours talk of their first community production began to evolve into a done deal.  On the way back to Rockingham and for several days following the idea of another run of “A Christmas carol” became reality and the show was moving forward.  I’ve worked behind the scene in Theatre for about 17 years and jumped at the opportunity to work with David Ariail who came out of retirement for another show.  The quality of Ariails work and direction of other people has been a learning experience for me that I continue to benefit from everyday.  Besides designing the sound plot and training the Ansonia sound guy, I had the privilege of arranging the production and promo photos for the show.  The entire run was a huge success for the theatre and many new friends were made in the process.

Anson County Arts Council
Promoting the Arts in Anson County, NC

P.O. Box 332
110 S. Rutherford St.
Wadesboro, NC 28170
Phone:  704-694-4950

McKenzies Mill at the Wild Horse Saloon in Nashville TN


During a recent trip to Nashville, I stopped into the Wild Horse Saloon to see if any bands were on the line up for the night.   I was surprised to hear that a North Carolina band was performing.  This was not just an N.C. group, but two brothers from a town near where I live.  Small world right?  I had never heard them, but became a big fan after seeing them perform on stage.

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Born and raised in the small southern town of West End, North Carolina comes the rocking new duo…McKenzies Mill. Founded by brothers Justin and Ryan Harris, the boys along with their good friend and lead guitar player Tony Barnes, packed their bags in the fall of 2005 and relocated to Nashville, Tennessee. After recording their debut album in the winter of 2006 McKenzies Mill set their sights on spreading their unique blend of harmony based southern rock/country. Combining down home subject matter and a natural story telling ability their lyrics take the audience on journeys from the campfire to the barstool, down dirt roads and blacktops, slinging gravel and finding plenty of trouble along the way. Through unique guitar based anthems and soaring harmonies that can only be captured by brothers, McKenzies Mill promises “one hell of a ride” Come listen to the tunes and take a night out partying with Mckenzies Mill…you will find yourself coming back for more!



Lenea and Wade’s Production.


For as long as I have know Lenea she has had a love for the stage and a variety of live entertainment.  Participating on the technical side of numerous events made Lenea want to produce her own wedding in similar fashion. Participants, costumes, lighting and sound are just a few of the elements of a live show.    Lenea and Wade applied similar elements to their wedding.  They were the characters of their own production on stage with special lighting and sound.  It was a great show that continued to the reception hall.  The time and effort appeared to be worth every minute.  Congratulations to you both!

Risking my life for the Thompson family.


When Karen first asked me about arranging a photo session for her family I was glad to have the opportunity.  Having an empty area with the red love seat available was great!  The request for me to be lifted 20 feet into the air wasn’t something that I had in my plans.   When I got my lighting setup and the people in place, it was time to fly.  The trip wasn’t too bad and I didn’t stay up in the air longer than necessary.  I am glad that I overcame my fear and rose to the occasion to get the shots that the family wanted.  The results were well worth the effort.

“Poultry in Motion” at Richmond Community Theatre



CHILDREN’S THEATRE: Richmond Community Theatre presents the Children’s Summer production of “Poultry in Motion”. Public invited. Two performances on Aug. 1 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door.

Richmond Community Theater
Down Town Rockingham

P.O. Box 635
Rockingham, N.C. 28380
(910) 997-3765

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