Author Archives: Jeffrey Stites

Nashville Roadshow Rolls into Town

Down home country tunes that span the test of time STORY BY: JEFF STITES Do you miss the days when country and western music wasn’t just pop sung by a guy or gal with a twang? Would you love to

James Keelaghan—Folk Art Master

Musician, poet, writer and artist shares his story STORY BY: JEFF STITES As the calendar pages have turned, for almost a quarter of a century now, this poet laureate of the folk and roots music world has gone about his

Finger Pickin’ Good – Pure Americana

That is to say it is very popular and bluegrass/Americana bands are seemingly everywhere. But no one wants to be just another in the crowd following the herd, so every bluegrass act describes itself as unique with a diverse musical

Never Too Old For the Holidays

  Celebrate the season with song & dance! STORY BY: JEFFREY STITES The performing arts are never more alive in the Southport area as during the winter holidays. With the tourist mostly gone home, we love to welcome the season,

Three Cheers for the Red, White and Blue!

  The Sea Notes Celebrate our independence BY: JEFFERY STITES The Sea Notes Choral Society has been helping Southport with its official North Carolina Fourth of July celebrations since 1974. This year’s shows, Saturday, June 25 at 7:30 pm and Sunday,

Stop Kiss

  Breaking new ground for BLT STORY AND PHOTOS BY JEFFREY STITES Beth Strickland isn’t playing it safe with her choice of Stop Kiss for her directorial debut. She admits the show, centering around two women, Callie (Cat Thomas) and

Mother’s Day was started by a mother

  Of course! After all, they do know best! BY: JEFFREY STITES Anna Jarvis was moved after her own mother’s death in 1905 to promote a day set aside to honor mothers for their dedication to and sacrifice for their children.

Bringing Back the Front Porch

  The Southport Songwriter Festival is building our community and bringing people together BY: JEFFREY STITES One of the hallmarks of human civilization, of the dividing line between animals driven by instinct and humans driven by culture, is the creation of

Hilarious Live Theatre

Moonlight and Magnolias comes to Brunswick Little Theatre BY: JEFFREY STITES   The year is 1939. MGM Studio Executive Producer, David O. Selznick, has stopped production of Gone With The Wind because he doesn’t like the script. Facing costs of $50,000

That’s What Friends Are For

      The Sea Notes 2016 Spring concert STORY BY: JEFFREY STITES   Friends. Many of us came to the Southport area from elsewhere, putting us far from family. Friends fill that gap– sharing holidays, supporting us through troubles, celebrating

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