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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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"DOWNTON ABBEY" - ALLEN LEECH
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Allen Leech wants fans to be excited about "Downton Abbey" without pestering him for details that ruin everything. Leech, who plays Tom Branson, says it's like pulling a loose thread: "People just want to know more and more and more and more." He believes it would be so much easier if "Downton Abbey" ran at the same time in both the U.K. and the U.S. He says that way he wouldn't have to worry about spoilers. "Downton Abbey" premieres on PBS in January. The premiere date in the U.K. has not been announced.
Allen Leech says it would be so much easier if British fans didn't blow the plot of "Downton Abbey" to fans in the United States.
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Laura Carmichael says her character, Lady Edith Crawley, is full of secrets going into season five.
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Laura Carmichael says her character, Lady Edith Crawley, is an emotional mess.
MICHAEL MOORE'S DIVORCE
BELLAIRE, Mich. (AP) -- They worked together on many of films. But in the end Michael Moore and Kathleen Glynn couldn't make their marriage work any longer. The filmmaker has gotten a final decree of divorce from his wife of two decades. The consent judgment of divorce was entered -- with the case closing on Tuesday. In his filing for divorce last year, Moore said his relationship with Glynn had broken down and there was "no reasonable likelihood" that the marriage could be saved. The couple married in 1991. Glynn served as producer or executive producer on many of Moore's documentaries, including "Fahrenheit 9/11," "Sicko" and "Capitalism: A Love Story."
ERIC STONESTREET-"MODERN FAMILY" HELPING TO CHANGE ATTITUDES
NEW YORK (AP) -- Eric Stonestreet says "Modern Family" is helping to change attitudes toward gays. He plays Cam on the ABC sitcom and married his partner Mitch in the season finale. Stonestreet says people come up to him to say the show has made it easier for them to come out to their families. He says parents tell him Mitch and Cam help them to understand their gay children. The two-time Emmy winner says when gay marriage became legal in California, it made sense to have his character tie the knot. When Modern Family returns in the fall, Stonestreet says Mitch and Cam will just be a regular married couple.
Eric Stonestreet says his gay relationship on "Modern Family" is something that even non-gays can understand.
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Eric Stonestreet says now that gay marriage is legal in California, the season finale of "Modern Family" featured the wedding of Mitch and Cam.
SHEMAR MOORE RETURNS TO Y&R
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Shemar Moore is going back to his roots: appearing on the daytime drama "The Young and the Restless." In his return in September, Moore will reunite with Kristoff St. John, who plays his on-screen brother. Moore says he's excited about returning to the CBS show where he got his start. He was a "Young and Restless" regular from 1994 to 2002, then returned in 2004-05. He won a Daytime Emmy for supporting actor in 2000.
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