Music

Beachaven Winery

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It was packed for Jazz on the Lawn at Beachaven Winery.   We were in town the last weekend in July.  Beachaven is located in  Clarksville, Tennessee, a new favorite spot of mine and we were there for a hosted visit.  After setting up our chairs on the lawn, I  picked up a bottle of Melody, […]

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Oklahoma

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When my husband Keith asked me if I had ever seen the play Oklahoma! before,  I told him I had not.  I know I have heard some of the songs before, but  this past weekend watching Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! played out at the Roxy in downtown Clarksville it was my first time.  I must […]

band festival

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Growing up in Mattoon, Illinois we had a park not far from where I lived and my neighbor’s dad played in a municipal band there on weekends during the summer.  We would go and watch him play sometimes.  When I visited Mason City, Iowa on a hosted trip and learned I was going to the […]

The Magic of the Music Man in Mason City Iowa

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My friend Sara Broers of Travels With Sara, had told me that her home town of Mason City Iowa was the birthplace of Meredith Willson, the composer, musician and playwright of the famous of play the Music Man.  I knew that in Mason City there was a museum, and that the Meredith Willson’s home was […]

The Beautiful Surf Ballroom!

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History The original Surf Ballroom was built-in 1934 by Carl J. Fox.  Sadly the original ballroom burned April 1947, but the next ballroom was built by July of 1948 at a cost of $300,000. With its beach club motif, the Surf Ballroom is the perfect name and it was the perfect venue for the first […]