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The Blackwood Singers/photo submitted

The Blackwoods farewell concert

Entertainment, Local News December 29, 2015 at 3:30 pm 0 comments

By Michael Williams After 2,854 shows in Pigeon Forge, the Blackwoods are preparing to take their final bow on December 31. R.W. Blackwood and his wife Donna host the morning show at the Smoky Mountain Opry where they perform with several other entertainers. After a successful 15-year run in PigeonRead More

Smoky Mountain Opry kicks off Christmas season with new show

Smoky Mountain Opry kicks off Christmas season with new show

Entertainment, Local News November 17, 2015 at 7:56 pm 0 comments

By Michael Williams The Smoky Mountain Opry launches the Christmas season with a new holiday show featuring Christmas music, inspiring gospel music, dancing comedy and, of course, Santa Claus. With a crew of 40 performers, the SMO features the largest cast of any show in the Smokies. The show beginsRead More

Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry opens

Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry opens

Entertainment, Local News November 14, 2015 at 2:25 pm 0 comments

By Cindy Dupree PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. – From Santa and his magical elves to the area’s largest living Nativity, Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry Theater is now showing its annual Christmas show through Jan. 3, 2016. Filled with the music of the holiday season, the multi-million dollar Christmas atRead More

Pigeon Droppings: Sweet Halloween

Pigeon Droppings: Sweet Halloween

Local News, Pigeon Droppings October 27, 2015 at 7:15 pm 0 comments

By Bob Hamill Halloween is one of my favorite holidays of the year. I remember my brothers and sisters getting ready for best night ever, as soon as we got out of school. Most of the costumes, we would make ourselves out of an old steamer trunk in the basementRead More

National Quartet Convention kicks off in Pigeon Forge

National Quartet Convention kicks off in Pigeon Forge

Entertainment, Local News September 29, 2015 at 4:31 pm 0 comments

By Michael Williams The National Quartet Convention kicked off Sunday at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge. The annual convention attracted more than 60,000 visitors to the area last year and is expected to attract more this year. The convention, which features dozens of gospel quartets from across the nation,Read More

Pigeon droppings: Juggling Jim

Pigeon droppings: Juggling Jim

Entertainment, Local News, Pigeon Droppings September 8, 2015 at 5:37 pm 0 comments

By Bob Hamill Jim Hedrick, or as friends like to call him “Juggling Jim,” was born in New Jersey and as a Navy brat settled in San Diego. He was a big fan of variety shows, in particular Ed Sullivan, and was amazed at the skills of the jugglers. ARead More

Pigeon droppings: an entertainer worthy of a single name

Pigeon droppings: an entertainer worthy of a single name

Entertainment, Pigeon Droppings August 25, 2015 at 8:23 pm 0 comments

By Bob Hamill Doronte is is an entertainer worthy of a single name status. You know, artists that use only their first names and you know who it is. People like Cher, Celine, Frank and Barbra. Born and raised in Atlanta, Doronte was raised by his mother and grandmother untilRead More

Pigeon droppings: David Fee

Pigeon droppings: David Fee

Pigeon Droppings June 6, 2015 at 11:53 am 0 comments

By Bob Hamill I first meet David Fee in 1985. We were both Cruise Directors (CD) on Carnival Cruise Lines. When a CD goes on vacation or is being transferred, the next CD spends a week on the ship to get familiar with the day to day operations. David andRead More