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The Kingston Trio Celebration
In 1957, The Kingston Trio — Bob Shane, Nick Reynolds and Dave Guard — emerged from San Francisco’s North Beach club scene to take the country by storm, bringing the rich tradition of American folk music into the mainstream for the first time. During the late 50s and early 60s, the Trio enjoyed unprecedented record sales and worldwide fame, while influencing the musical tastes of a generation.
In June 2015, the current incarnation of The Kingston Trio — Bill Zorn, George Grove and Rick Dougherty — joined retired founding member Bob Shane in the shadow of the historic Capitol Records building where Bob, Nick and Dave first recorded together to perform a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of the group and its legacy. The once and current Trio members were joined by musical contemporaries and artists influenced by the Trio’s groundbreaking sound and legends in their own right: Timothy B. Schmit of The Eagles, Al Jardine of The Beach Boys, Trini Lopez, Barry McGuire of the New Christy Minstrels, Sana Christian, and The Limeliters, along with Josh Reynolds, son of the late founding Trio member Nick Reynolds.
The set list runs through the Grammy-winning group’s biggest songs, including the great folk classics “Raspberries, Strawberries,” “The Reverend Mr. Black,” and “Worried Man.” Fittingly, Bob Shane takes center stage for “Scotch and Soda,” the song second only to “Tom Dooley” in Kingston Trio lore. Josh Reynolds steps in for his father on the Trio’s hit “M.T.A.” And there isn’t an audience member unmoved by the sweet sounds of the whole group singing Pete Seeger’s “Where Have All the Flowers Gone.”
Myrtle Beach Pavilion - Hard to Say Goodbye
For almost 100 years, the Myrtle Beach Pavilion played a beloved role in Myrtle Beach history.
From its origin as a meeting place and dance hall to the arrival of famed general manager, Earl Husted, and its expansion into a world famous amusement park, this official documentary captures the magic and memories that made the Myrtle Beach Amusement Park a family favorite for generations.
Compelling stories, nostalgic photos, home-movies and exclusive video from its final season are included. If you’ve ever enjoyed the park’s funnel cakes or cotton candy, danced underneath its flagpole, rode its famous carousel or cruised by it on Ocean Boulevard, you’ll love this program!
On the Psychiatrist’s Couch
Friday, August 26 at 8:30pm
The Washington Post wrote that by almost any measure Dr. Daniel Amen is the most popular psychiatrist in America. He is a double board certified psychiatrist, who has written 10 New York Times bestselling books, including the mega-bestseller Change Your Brain, Change Your Life.
If you could spend a day on his couch what would you learn so that you could feel happier, healthier, more focused and more connected to those you love.
In his 10th national public television special Dr. Amen gives viewers the most important lessons he has taught thousands of patients over the last 35 years.
You’ll learn that normal is a myth. Face it, we’re all a little crazy and could use some help from time to time. It is the smart person who asks for help when he needs it. Asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness. This couch is for people who want to feel better and improve the quality of their lives.
Ric Edelman’s the Truth About Retirement
Friday, August 26 at 7:00pm
In this special, financial advisor Ric Edelman-host of the syndicated personal finance talk radio show The Ric Edelman Show and the television series THE TRUTH ABOUT MONEY WITH RIC EDELMAN-provides an action plan that people can use to ensure a fiscally secure retirement.
With a focus on the new Social Security laws that took effect in the beginning of 2016, Ric conveys the important strategies that viewers of all ages need to plan their retirement. He also covers investment strategies and estate planning. The program is fast, entertaining and accessible, and filled with information individuals can use to make informed decisions about their financial futures.
Straight No Chaser
Get tickets to see SNC
when they come to Roanoke's Berglund Center in November!!!
Back by popular demand: join us for another round with the a cappella phenomenon Straight No Chaser! If the phrase "male a cappella group" conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses...think again.
Straight No Chaser (SNC) is neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. As original member Randy Stine comments, "We take the music very seriously; we just don't take ourselves too seriously." In the process, they are reinventing the idea of a cappella on the modern pop landscape.