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Al Petteway and Amy White to perform at Kingsport Renaissance Center

Staff Report • Dec 4, 2012 at 8:29 AM

On Friday, December 7th, 2012 at 7:30 pm the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts welcomes Al Petteway and Amy White to the Renaissance Theatre in Kingsport. This Grammy and Indie-award winning duo blends contemporary Celtic and Appalachian influenced acoustic groove music along with their spectacular multi-media presentation of their original photography. It is an event like no other.Their repertoire includes original, traditional, contemporary Celtic- and Appalachian-influenced music with occasional nods to rock and jazz. Their performances feature acoustic guitar, mandolin, Celtic harp, piano, banjo, lap dulcimer, world percussion, and a touch of vocals.The City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts has gone to the dogs (and cats)!! To honor the special affinity that Al and Amy have with nature and animals, we will donate $3.00 from every ticket to the SBK Animal Center (area animal shelter). http://www.sbkanimalcenter.org/ We will also be accepting donations of: Dog Food/Puppy FoodCat Food/Kitten FoodCat Litter (non-clumping clay) Clorox BleachLaundry Detergent, Fabuloso CleanerPaper Towel, Leashes/CollarsTo be collected at The Kingsport Renaissance Center. Special guest Beth Snapp will open the show. Beth, a BMI composer and publisher, derives influences from a variety of genres including singer-songwriters, 40's jazz, blues, and even hip hop (which can be noted in her beat-driven melodies and quick word play). "Beth Snapp is a rare musician/singer/songwriter. She has all the vocal and instrumental chops to deliver her impressive original material. Her timing and taste are impeccable, her singing too good to tune in a studio, and her songs are free-flowing vignettes with memorable, thoughtful melodies and unique chord structures. Of all the musicians I've seen come out of East Tennessee in the last 20 years or so, Beth is easily the most original and talented."---Tim Stafford, Grammy Winning songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist of Blue Highway ----------------------------------------------------------------------------Tickets are $15.00 for reserved seating and $12.00 for Students/Seniors. They can be purchased online at www.EngageKingsport.com"an evocative mix of original and traditional tunes that sound both rooted and timeless... the arrangements are spare and soulful, unhurried and often haunting."---Mike Joyce (The Washington Post)Al & Amy enjoy living in their mountain aerie at 4300 feet elevation, with stunning long-range views and wildlife as constant inspiration. This mountain-top setting has greatly influenced their recent musical works, and has also spurred their return to photography. Both Al & Amy's photographs are represented by The National Geographic Society's Image Collection, where Al worked as an image editor for 18 years. In addition to concerts and workshops, Al & Amy now also offer winter-themed and 4-season multi-media shows which feature live music performed against a backdrop of nature photography.Al and Amy's website: www.alandamy.comAbout the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts:The City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, part of the City of Kingsport, connects, coordinates and engages the public with a creative community. It operates a Public Art program, concert and theatrical events, the Carousel Project and a broad range of support to the area's arts organizations. They work in tandem with a non-profit organization called EngageKingsport.com in order to facilitate their ambitious and broad agenda. Visit the Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts on Facebook EngageKingsport.comThe Kingsport Renaissance Center is operated by the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts. The Renaissance Center, formerly the John Sevier School, was renovated in 1991 and now stands as one of Kingsport's most prominent landmarks. The Renaissance Center houses a fully functional 350-seat theatre, a working art gallery, a three-story atrium and a variety of facilities for rent by the public for special functions. In addition to the Kingsport Senior Center, the Renaissance Center is home to several area arts organizations including Symphony of the Mountains, KingsportARTS, The Kingsport Art Guild, The Kingsport Theatre Guild, and the Suzuki Talent Education Association as well as the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts' main administrative site. The facility has been used for weddings, receptions and parties, baby showers, business meetings, church groups and more. For information on renting a space for a special function or performance call (423) 392-8414 or visit us at 1200 E. Center Street, Room 224 in beautiful Kingsport, Tennessee. About SBK Animal Center:MISSION STATEMENT:The Sullivan County, Bluff City, Kingsport Animal Control Center is dedicated to providing the best possible care to lost and homeless animals.We strive to end animal suffering and pet overpopulation in Sullivan County through progressive and proactive policies and programs including adoption, rescue, spay/neuter and responsible ownership education.We endeavor to provide a safe and healthy community for both residents and animals through fair and compassionate, but firm enforcement of local, and State animal laws and ordinances.In 2012, we focus on Adoption, Foster, Volunteers, Spay/Neuter!

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