It should be easy to remember who’s singing at Friday’s TGIF concert.
It could be you.
That’s right: The lead singer on May 24 could be you, your friends or other people you know. That night’s TGIF performer will be I’m With The Band, which plays karaoke-style music.
Consistent on stage will be lead guitarist Jay Calfee of Martinsville, drummer Tracy Hatcher of Fieldale and bass player Brian Kidd of Martinsville. For about 80 percent of the time, the lead singer will change — depending on whose name is picked from a bucket.
Rooster Walk Inc., the community nonprofit that operates the Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival, has announced five members of its new “Nonprofit Partners” program.
Patrick Henry Community College, the SPCA of Martinsville-Henry County, Arts at the Rives Theatre, Activate and the Smith River Sports Complex each are working with the festival, which raises proceeds for the Penn-Shank Memorial Scholarship at Martinsville High School.
Twenty-year-old Alaina Ledyard is still a beginner at cooking, but she is learning both through school and life experiences.
Ledyard attends Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke, where she is pursuing an associate’s degree in culinary arts. The program covers the general spectrum of food preparation. At this point, Ledyard said, she is not sure what is next, but she believes that “experience is more powerful than education” in the culinary field.
Rooster Walk Music and Arts Festival was recently named the best “Underground Festival” in the mid-Atlantic and Southeast by the Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine. Previously, the magazine named the festival one of the top 100 events in the Southeast.
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