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Labor Day Fun in Tennessee
Tennessee’s upcoming tourism news is consolidated for your convenience below. Click on links for additional details.
Hurricane Mills, Tenn. – Loretta Lynn’s Labor Day Concert Series: Loretta Lynn will be on stage at the Ranch for her last at-home concert of 2012, Aug. 31. Guests are always treated to some of Loretta’s family -Patsy and Peggy are regulars and even Cissie may make an appearance. In addition to Loretta’s performance, Merle Haggard will perform at 8 p.m., Sept. 1. Gates open at 6 p.m. and shows begin at 8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at www.lorettalynn.com or call the Ranch office at 931-296-7700.
Winchester, Tenn. – Tims Ford hosts TN State Parks 75th Anniversary on Aug. 31: Help Tims Ford celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Tennessee State Parks. The celebration is open to the public and will be held at 1 p.m. CT at the visitor center. The celebration will include a presentation about the park, its impact on the area and what future plans are in store for Tims Ford. Also a cake cutting to celebrate the parks 34th birthday (Sept. 1), followed with a hike that will focus on the history of Tims Ford. For more information call 931-962-1183.
Summertown, Tenn. – Summertown Bluegrass Reunion, Aug. 30 - Sept. 1: Enjoy live music, dancing, crafts, instrument vendors, contests, and good food. Camp sites are available. Stage shows begin at 7 p.m., Friday and noon on Saturday. For more information, visit www.summertownbluegrassreunion.com.
Memphis, Tenn. – Monster Truck Mania, Jet Cars & King of the Track at Memphis International Raceway Aug. 31 – Sept. 1: Labor Day Bracket Bash on Friday with IHRA Ironman and racer Pit Party. Saturday will feature Monster Truck Mania, Jet Cars, King of the Track with a car-crushing Monster Truck Freestyle Finale. Spectator admission is $20 for adults and $10 for Children 12 & under. For more information about this and all events at MIR, visit www.racemir.com.
Waverly, Tenn. – 2012 Porch-Reed Annual Labor Day Festival: A celebration of African American heritage comes together for a weekend of fun. Festival includes BBQ competition, food, comedy and music. www.porchreedfestival.com.
Gatlinburg, Tenn. – Eighth Annual Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival at Arrowmont: Held Labor Day weekend, this family fun event features a juried art festival with quality artists from around the country. Appalachian music and art & craft activities for children, great food and demonstrations are just some of the highlights. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.gfaf.net.
Red Boiling Springs, Tenn. – Annual Red Boiling Springs Lions Club Duck Day Festival and Duck Race, Sept. 1:
The Festival, held at Palace Park, begins at 7 a.m., followed by the Duck Race at 2 p.m. The fireworks display sponsored by the RBS Fire Department and Vision 2020 will begin at dark on the grounds of the Palace Care & Rehab Center. For more information, visit www.redboilingspringstn.com.
Memphis, Tenn. – Memphis Music & Heritage Festival, Sept. 1 - 2: Two days and five stages of the best music, art, crafts, cooks, heritage talkers and storytellers the Memphis/Mid-South region has to offer! www.southernfolklore.com.
Knoxville, Tenn. – Boomsday Festival, Sept. 2: Largest Labor Day weekend fireworks display in the nation. The event is free and open to the public. Visitors will enjoy games, children's activities, food, beverages, and live entertainment. For more information, visit www.boomsday.org.
Pigeon Forge, Tenn. – Special Guest at Titanic - Author Yvonne Lehman: Author Yvonne Lehman who wrote, Hearts That Survive, will be visiting the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge from 10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sept.1-3. For more information, visit www.titanicpigeonforge.com.
Martin, Tenn. – 19th Annual Tennessee Soybean Festival to be held Aug. 31- Sept. 8: This family fun-filled festival features headlining evening entertainment which is free to the public. Highlights include: Shane and Shane, Bowling for Soup, Grand Funk Railroad and The Eli Young Band. In addition, visitors can enjoy a street fair, carnival parade and BBQ cook-off. For more information, visit www.tnsoybeanfestival.org.
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ISAIAH WASHINGTON TO RETURN TO "GREY'S ANATOMY"
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Seven years after he was fired, Isaiah Washington is returning to "Grey's Anatomy." But it won't be a long run. ABC says he will be back in May as the season ends. The end the season will also bring the departure of Sandra Oh. Her character was engaged to Washington's character at one point in the hospital drama. Washington left the series in 2007 after a controversy over his use of an anti-gay slur against fellow actor T.R. Knight. Washington repeated the slur at the 2007 Golden Globe awards. Despite apologizing and meeting with gay-rights groups, he was cut loose from the show.
ARIEL WINTER - "MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN"
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ariel Winter had heard of "Mr. Peabody and Sherman" before she was cast as Penny in the movie version of it, but she had never seen it. Winter says she looked up the cartoons and thought they were "hilarious and brilliant," but then she made a realization: Penny wasn't in the cartoons. Winter saw that as an opportunity, because she could create the character. She says it was like being given a blank book and she got to write the pages. "Mr. Peabody and Sherman" opens in theaters today.
Ariel Winter says she doesn't limit herself to just live acting or just voiceovers for animation because she wants to do everything.
<<CUT ..007 (03/07/14)>> 00:15 "wasn't in it (laughs)"
Ariel Winter, actress
Ariel Winter says she did some research on her character, Penny, when she found out she was cast in "Mr. Peabody and Sherman."
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Ariel Winter, actress
Ariel Winter says she was surprised that her character, Penny, was not in the original cartoon.
"AMERICAN IDOL" ELIMINATES EMILY PIRIZ
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Doing a Jennifer Lopez song in front of Jennifer Lopez did not save Emily Piriz on "American Idol." She was sent home. Lopez appeared irritated when the judges were asked if they were going to use their save, and she said their decision was not unanimous. Jena (JEE'-nah) Irene and MK Nobillette were also in the bottom three. Next week, the contestants will sing songs from movies.
Emily Piriz, performing "Stars." COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))
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Ryan Seacrest and Jennifer Lopez
Host Ryan Seacrest asks the judges about Emily Piriz's fate. COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))
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Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr.
The judges decide not to keep Emily Piriz in the competition. COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))
12 YEARS A SLAVE UP FOR MTV MOVIE AWARDS
NEW YORK (AP) -- Does popcorn come with that Oscar? We'll find out next month with this year's winner for best picture goes up against remakes of box-office stars like "The Hunger Games" and "The Hobbit" at the MTV Movie Awards. MTV has announced the nominees for this year's awards, which are crafted in the shape of a popcorn box. Other movie of the year categories include "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "American Hustle." Unlike the Oscars, the awards include categories like best kiss and best shirtless performance. Winners will be announced at a ceremony in Los Angeles on April 13. Conan O'Brien will host.
KEVIN SPACEY TO LEAD FLORIDA ACTING WORKSHOP
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- It will be a case of Hollywood meeting Bollywood -- in Florida. Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey will be in Tampa to lead an acting workshop next month. The session will be part of the International Indian Film Academy's weekend and awards. The event is the equivalent to the Oscars for Bollywood. Joining Spacey in the master class will be Bollywood actress Vidya Balan.
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