Wednesday, June 27, 2012

From the Smyrna Police Department

WE NEED YOUR HELP LOCATING A CARJACKING SUSPECT
On May 17th of this year, around 11 pm, a carjacking occurred at the Meng Mi Car Wash in Smyrna.  The suspect pointed a silver colored revolver at a woman, ordered her to the ground and stole her vehicle.  We have issued an arrest warrant for the suspect, Norberto Rodriquez Ramirez, Jr.  His charge will be Carjacking with a Deadly Weapon.  Anyone with information regarding the location of this suspect is asked to contact Smyrna Police at (615) 459-6644.

Ramirez is described as a Hispanic male, 5' 11" tall, 180 lbs, dark hair, brown eyes, 22 years old with a last known address of 706 Rodeo Drive in Smyrna.

Any help with getting this information out to the public is greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Man of LaMancha


Open Call Auditions for Man of LaMancha,
The 39 Steps, and A Christmas Carol

Auditions will be held Sunday June 24 from 3-6 and Monday June 25 from 7-9 at Springhouse Worship and Arts Center. Callbacks will follow as needed. Lead and supporting adult roles will be paid.

For Man of LaMancha, prepare 2 contrasting monologues totaling no more than 3 minutes, and 16 bars of a Broadway style song with sheet music or CD track. For The 39 Steps and A Christmas Carol, prepare 2 contrasting monologues totaling no more than 3 minutes. Please see below for show-specific information.

Man of LaMancha:

September 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16
Rehearsals begin at the end of July
All roles available

The 39 Steps:

October 26, 27, 28, November 2, 3, 4
Rehearsals begin in early September
Roles available for 3 men, and 1 woman. Adult roles only. Actors must be able to play multiple roles and provide multiple accents, as 150 characters are played by 3 cast members. Be ready to audition with any accents in your toolbelt, preferably European and British/Scottish/Irish.

A Christmas Carol:

December 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16
Rehearsals begin in late October
All roles available.

To schedule a 5 minute audition time, please contact Nathan Owen at nathanowen05@gmail.com.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Friday, June 8, 2012

Ring of Fire

Ring of Fire by susanc59
Ring of Fire, a photo by susanc59 on Flickr.

I so love summer when all the flowers start to bloom. Never realized they can be really abstract. This is looking down on an echinacea. (Best details when viewed on black)

Happy, Joyous, & Free

Happy, Joyous, & Free by Tom C. Frundle
Happy, Joyous, & Free, a photo by Tom C. Frundle on Flickr.

Tom is one great photographer.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Caught!

It looks like things that go bump can sometimes be real.

A two-hour overnight standoff at a gas station here ended in an arrest, according to police. .... When police arrived, the suspect had wedged himself in the store's ceiling, according to WSMV.com. After a few hours, police had to use a ladder to pull him down.

Lamplighter's Theatre Company Open Call Auditions


Open auditions for those interested for our local theatre company

Open Call Auditions for Man of LaMancha,
The 39 Steps, and A Christmas Carol

Auditions will be held Sunday June 24 from 3-6 and Monday June 25 from 7-9. Callbacks will follow as needed. Lead and supporting adult roles will be paid.

For Man of LaMancha, prepare 2 contrasting monologues totaling no more than 3 minutes, and 16 bars of a Broadway style song with sheet music or CD track. For The 39 Steps and A Christmas Carol, prepare 2 contrasting monologues totaling no more than 3 minutes. Please see below for show-specific information.

Man of LaMancha
directed by Greg Wilson

September 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16
Rehearsals begin at the end of July

Roles Available:
Don Quixote (Cervantes): Tall, thin man in his late forties, he is an actor, playwright, and would-be knight. He is a romantic—some sane crazy—and has a vision of a far better and nobler world, where knights and chivalry rule the day. 30-60 years old
Sancho (The Manservant): Older than Don Quixote, Sancho is short and squat. He has served Quixote/Cervantes for many years and is devoted to him, even with all his idiosyncracies.
Captain of the Inquisition
Aldonza: A serving woman and a part-time prostitute at the inn, Aldonza is rough on the exterior, but has a gentle heart inside and yearns to believe what Don Quixote tells her. Quixote falls in loves with her and insists her name is Dulcinea and that she is a beautiful, gentle woman.
The Innkeeper (The Governor): A large and powerful man, he is kind as the Innkeeper, but as the Governor is the leader of the inmate society in the prison.
Dr. Carrasco (The Duke): As the character of the Duke he sidekick to the Governor; however, when he plays Dr. Carrasco, he is Antonia's fiancé.
The Padre
Antonia: Quixote's niece and Dr. Carrasco's fiancée.
The Housekeeper
The Barber
Pedro: The head muleteer, Pedro is a mean and vicious man.
Anselmo: A muleteer
Jose: A muleteer
Juan: A muleteer
Paco: a muleteer
Tenorio: A muleteer
Maria: The Innkeeper's wife
Fermina: A servant girl
The Guitarist

The 39 Steps
directed by Margaret Meek

October 26, 27, 28, November 2, 3, 4
Rehearsals begin in early September

Roles available for 3 men, and 1 woman. Adult roles only. Actors must be able to play multiple roles and provide multiple accents, as 150 characters are played by 3 cast members. Be ready to audition with any accents in your toolbelt, preferably European and British/Scottish/Irish.

A Christmas Carol
directed by Nathan Owen

December 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16
Rehearsals begin in late October

All Roles Available.

To schedule a 5 minute audition time, please contact Nathan Owen at nathanowen05@gmail.com.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Bummer

I enjoy looking over the Daily News Journal on Sunday mornings. It helps me get a feel for possible issues and subjects to do a column on in the coming week ahead. I was looking at the hoopla about the Mosque and had some pop-overs appear on the screen. As I read more articles the pop-overs slowly counted down until it warned me I was on my final one.

I tried after the last one to pull up a random article and got the "Dark screen of Doooom!!!!" (insert ominous thunder) and am now unable to view the DNJ articles.
Now I had missed the news that the DNJ was going behind a paywall. I found that it is all of the community papers owned by Gannett. (link goes to a non-Gannett paper so you will not use up your limited views)
Leaders with the nation’s largest newspaper publisher, Gannett, announced that they will put the company’s 80 community newspapers behind a paywall by the end of the year. The Tennessean in Nashville, The Leaf Chronicle in Clarksville, The Jackson Sun and the The Daily News Journal out of Murfreesboro, Tenn., are all Gannett publications, according to the company’s website.
I might have to subscribe to the DNJ just to read the articles