Music

Jay County

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Keith and I went to Jay County for the Tri-State Gas, Engine & Tractor Association Inc. show and saw so much more!  Connecting with Gyneth Ausburger Director of the Jay County Visitor & Tourism Bureau, she cooked up lots of fun plans. Before heading to Portland, we stopped at the Swiss Heritage Village in Berne, […]

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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 […]