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2B The Mountain Messenger, Tuesday, March 6, 1990 Captain McBride Will To Fairlea Merchants' Jon McBride, retired Navy Cap- tain and astronaut, will be the guest speaker for the next quarterly meet- ing of the Fairtea Merchants and Professional Asssociation (FMPA) March 6. Captain McBride served as a day, March 6 at 7:15 a.m. at Bo- nanza in Fairlea. A buffet breakfast will be provided free-of-charge to one representative of each FMPA business. Guests may attend at their own expense (3.49). During breakfast, and in order to Naval fighter pilot in Vietnam and provide as much time as possible for the Middle East, Project Officer of Captain McBride to speak, nomina- the Sidewinder Missile Program, pi- tions and election of new officers will - lot of the Space Shuttle Mission, be held. Immediately following and has served as Assistant Admin- breakfast, at approximately 7:40 istrator for Congressional Relations a.m., Captain McBride will present : for the National Aeronautics and his program. Space Administration, Call Gary Aide at 645-3885 for The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Carnegie Hall: Dorsey Band To Play Tommy Dorsey's Orchestra, now able You", "Street of Dreams", and Beckley Prepares Fo Big Irish Irish eyes are smiling, indeed! 'Tis St. Patty's Day again! The fourth annual Irish Heritage Festival will take place in Beckley. The festival will begin Saturday March 10. In the afternoon, there will be a children's theater performance called "A Bit of Blarney." The con- cert that night will feature the North Coast Bagpipe Band and the irre- pressible Irish Brigade. The follow- ing weekend, on St. Patrick's Day itself, March 17, the festival will con- tinue with a Pub Night at Tizio's March 10, a children's Restaurant at the Beckley Crossing formance will be given. Shopping Center. Blarney" will begin at 2 The concert on March 10 will be- formed by the gin at 7:00 at the Woodrow Wilson Company from songs are interspersed revelry and ribaldry. encouraged to alongs. They sing laughter, and even suspected. They make suppress the Irish trait at themselves and a--:,.:r hapoen~ to h~, "-,~,'~ ' Tickets for the tb, e Irish Festival are $4 and $3 for students On the afternoon This Meeting will be held Tues- additional information, conducted by Buddy Morrow, will be "l'lt Never Smile Again". The orches- High School Auditorium. Back by help of a leprechaun, popular demand, the North Coast will follow the sprite on at Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg March tra reached its peak of popularity in Bagpipe Band will begin the eve- journey of discovery. TI~ 16 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for t94t. By 1946, the big band busi- nings entertainment. The group rap- ing sounds of pennywhiS i TOM BOSTIC adults; $7 for students and senior ness was in decline Top band lead- resents the East Side Irish American the air. Tickets for "a Bit l citizens ers, including Dorsey, called it quits Club, located in Euclid, Ohio. They are $2 for both children III In "Big Band" history, the Dorsey in December of that year. Thathave won many honors in bagpipe It is $1 with the purchase group has been recognized as one marked the official end of the so- l competitions both in the United to theeveningconcert. of the great all-around dance bands called Big Band Era. However, in States, Canada and Scotland. They On Saturday, March 11 Called "The Sentimental Gentleman the years following, Dorsey fought have been voted the Best Overseas tivities will continue with of Swing", Dorsey was a master of for the resurrection of the bands. In Band at the Highland Games in at Tizio's Restaurant. Tt~ creating a sentimental musical less than two years, he was con- Scotland and have won other pres- begin at 9 p.m. and last #1 III w ows sToM ~A~T~G-C~S- III moo .e hired arrangers like Paul ducting a new group. And now the tigious awards. This year, in addition Irish musicians "Lost int~ I!1 TRU~TRIPPING-LETTERHEADS IIIWeston, Axel Stordahl, Sy Oliver, legend and the music of the Dorsey to the bagpipe and drum corps, tra- InPerform and host an' and Nelson Riddle. In addition, he. orchestra continues, with Buddy ditional dancers will accompany the ;iol . A "session" is an 01 Iil ~EY FARM CE.TER, I.c. IIIshowcased such famous singers as Morrow conducting. 920 Monroe Avenue Ronceverte, W.Va. 24970 group, lion for any Irish n JS cian ~. ~ Frank Sinatra, Jack Leonard and Jo Tickets and information are avail- After the North Coast Bagpipe Lost in the Woods is a gr Stafford. able at Carnegie Hall, 105 Church Under Dorsey's direction, the or- Street, Lewisburg. For more infor- chestra had such hits as "Embrace- mation, dial 645:7917. J Rt. 219 N. Lewisburg, WV - -497-2777- ' Band, the evening of entertainment up of musicians from will continue with the Irish Brigade. Virginia. Cover charge The Irish Brigade hails from Colum- bus, Ohio and consists of four sing- ers and musicians. They have per- formed with the Clancy Brothers, Dennis Day, Tommy Makem, the Kingston Trio and the Irish Rovers. They have appeared on public radio and the CBS Sunday Morning Show with Charles Kuralt and have re- leased four albums which have sold over 40,000 copies. The performance provided by the Irish Brigade is almost vaudevillian in nature. Humorous and poignant is $2 a person, or $1 stub from the concert fore. Refreshments will for purchase. Tizio's is Beckley Crossing ShopP*n Tickets for the Irish cert March 10 or the formance are available all ley newspaper offices nawha Street or at the seum of Southern West cated in new River information, call the at 252-3730. Timothy Johnson Gets Perfect Grades Timothy Johnson of Frankford received a 4.0 grade average at An- derson (Indiana) University. Approxi- mately 325 students have been named to the Dean's List at Ander- son University. 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