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One of the things that surprised director Jeff Venable about making Jake Owen‘s "Real Life" video was the crane kick. Actually, it was that, plus all of Owen's dance skills. "His dancing just kind of came out of nowhere,” Venable told me about the video shoot. “When we were doing the Beastie Boys fisheye lens... Read more »
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Power Washing Fundraiser

Recovery Refuge Peer Support Center is offering power washing sessions for donations.  100% of proceeds will benefit their efforts.  They're willing to power wash decks, porches, patios, driveways and sidewalks....no set fee!  Sessions are through Friday, July 3rd. For more information, call Mike at 434.247.0420.

Controlling Your Pain: Lecture

Pain.  We all live with it, young and old alike. Whether you have a sports injury, arthritis, pain issues caused by cancer treatment, back problems or just periodic aches and pains.  Whether it is temporary or chronic.  The list could go on and on. Join us for a free program on Tuesday, July 14, from 11:30am - 1pm at Ballou Recreation Center, lower level. Specialist, Dr. Eduardo Fraifeld, a dynamic speaker, will present Controlling Your Pain:  The old, the new, the future and answer your questions.  This is part of the popular, free Keeping Well in Mind, Body & Spirit Series for those concerned with cancer prevention and survivorship.  The entire community is welcome and will find it beneficial.  Even if you are not dealing with pain now, you will at some point in the future. This exiting program is brought to the Dan River Region by the Cancer Research and Resource Center of Southern Virginia/Danville, An outreach initiative of VCU Massey Cancer Center in partnership with Danville Parks & Recreation.  Please being your lunch and a friend!  Drinks and dessert are provided.  Boxed lunches can be ordered in advance for $6.50.  Call the Resource Center to make a reservation, 434.421.3060.
 
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“My grandfather used to do a Sunday morning gospel show on the radio with my second grade teacher,” Ray said with a laugh. “When I was 9 years old I wanted to learn how to play. I started playing guitar with my grandfather. Two, three nights a week we’d play community centers, Moose Lodges, assisted living homes, the VFW. I grew up with him on very, very old country music, I grew up playing Porter Wagoner, Bobby Bare, Earl Thomas Conley, Merle Haggard, Waylon - that was my first introduction to country music.”

Not long after, he went to his first big concert: Garth Brooks in Orlando.

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