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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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When "Sons of Anarchy" returns in the fall, we'll see some unusual casting. The AP's Jamie Friar reports on the guest stars to be featured in the FX motorcycle drama.
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PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN'S WILL
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"TYRANT" PRODUCTION MOVED FROM TEL AVIV
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- The current unrest in the Middle East has caused production of the FX's series "Tyrant" to pull up stakes. The show had been shot in Tel Aviv. But producer Howard Gordon says the show has since moved to Istanbul to resume production. Gordon tells a TV critics panel in California that when Tel Aviv began drawing missile fire, "people were running into bomb shelters." And he says while people on the set didn't feel "physically threatened," the atmosphere "was not conducive to shooting." The last two episodes of the show's first season will be shot in Turkey.
FORMER "50 SHADES" ACTOR AWAITS RESULTS
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- The actor who had the original lead for the movie version of "Fifty Shades of Grey" says he still believes in the film, even though he won't be in it. Charlie Hunnam says he's "really excited" to see the movie and is "really, really curious" to see how it turned out. Hunnam dropped out of the "Grey" project a month after he landed the role. He says he believes his replacement, Jamie Dornan, is "probably a lot better looking and a lot smoother" than he is. Though Hunnam says he wouldn't mind having his audition tape be part of a DVD extra for fans of the movie. The movie is due out next Valentine's Day.
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