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Ed Stivender considered a storytelling chameleon

staff report • Jul 9, 2011 at 1:14 AM

Ed Stivender, a Philadelphia-based teller regarded as a “chameleon” in his industry, is next up in the International Storytelling Center’s popular Storytelling Live! series.Stivender’s stint in downtown Jonesborough will run July 12-16, with daily matinees at 2 p.m. in the Mary B. Martin Storytelling Hall, an intimate theater in the heart of the center’s building.All concerts will feature Stivender’s lively banjo music as well as a selection of new works and old favorites.In addition to his regular matinees, Stivender will offer a special Saturday morning children’s concert at 10:30 a.m., July 16. The storyteller will share a wide variety of Jack tales, another of his many specialties. Tickets for the children’s concert are $5 for all ages, and all ticket holders will receive coupons for 15 percent off at The Lollipop Shop, a popular Main Street store that sells old-fashioned sweets and toys. Space is limited, so reservations are highly recommended.Read the expanded version of this report in the print edition or the enhanced electronic version of the Kingsport Times-News.

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