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Blue Plate Special, Northeast Tennessee’s most prolific and attractive improv troupe, celebrates their fifth anniversary with a pair of shows at The Capitol Theater in Greeneville, TN. From their first performance at the Blue Moon Dinner Theater in Johnson City on Valentine’s day 2014, Blue Plate Special has performed all over our region on stages […]
Welcome back to our exploration of Busch Gardens Williamsburg, one of the most visited attractions in Virginia and consistently voted the most beautiful park in the world! If you missed our exploration of the park’s first three lands, be sure to check out last week’s article at www.theloaferonline.com. We left off last week in Scotland, […]
As the YWCA enters their 28th year recognizing exceptional women in northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia through the YWCA Tribute to Women program. Each year women who have made significant contributions, who nurture, empower, and transform their community, are honored with a nomination and 9 award recipients are recognized at an inspirational banquet in the […]
Batteries Not Included
It’s one of the most debated questions in all of movie fandom, “What is Alfred Hitchcock’s best movie?” There really aren’t any bad answers, it boils down to personal taste. It’s a question I myself have always gone back and forth on for most of my life. I used to state, in somewhat of a […]
Tea Time with Appalachian Barbie
Last weekend I sped to Pal’s first thing to get my once-a-month cheddar round fix. The cashier hadn’t even shut the window before I was digging my grubby hands into the bag, searching for my first hit of deep fried, cheddar and potato filled goodness. I could feel the heat blistering my fingers as I […]
Keanu Reeves is at it again: he’s “acting.” Don’t get me wrong, Mr. Reeves has been wonderful in many roles, including “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure”, and “The Matrix” series of films. He just needs to stick to roles that require showing little emotion, like”The Day the Earth Stood Still.” However, the minute he stars […]
Break out the Aquanet and tight-rolled jeans… Back by popular demand, The Breakfast Club® is returning to Capone’s in downtown Johnson City, on the evening of January 26th!
Name: Ryan Lovell Branch: Marine Corps Age Joined: 19 Rank: Sergeant Years Served: 7 years What made you want to serve our country? I joined so I could be a part of something bigger. What advice would you give someone looking to go into the military? Make sure to research jobs to find one you’ll […]
Blue Yonder, Charleston WV’s honkytonk hootenanny, is headed your way on their Winter Windswept Tour, with a show at The Down Home on Thursday January 31 (7 PM) John Lilly, the group’s vocalist/chief songwriter, will also be conducting a songwriting workshop at ETSU during the day. Students will be able to buy discount tickets for […]
I have a trip coming up in March that I’m already thinking about. It’s not a long trip, I’ll be spending a weekend in Gatlinburg with the improv group I’m a part of performing at a festival. Even though this trip is well over a month away, I’m already doing my mental planning about it. […]
Williamsburg, Virginia, serves as an icon of American history. The nearby community of Jamestown was the first permanent settlement when British explorers landed here over four centuries ago. Throughout the 1700s, this slice of the Virginia Peninsula would continue to have a strong European influence as it became the capital of the fledging Virginia Colony. […]
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