Funny bones beware: tellers coming

first_img Funny bones beware: tellers coming Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Stories Skip Print Article By The Penny Hoarder However, Bryan said both have the ability to tug at the heartstrings.“They will make you remember people and things you haven’t thought about in years,” she said.“They will entertain you and you’ll be glad you came.”McBride-Smith, the recipient of John Henry Faulk and the Storytelling Circle of Excellence awards, is recognized internationally as a storyteller of time-honored tales mixed with comedic idioms. Email the author The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Published 10:40 pm Thursday, January 28, 2010 With all her humor, Barbara McBride-Smith doesn’t forget the poignant sorrows of people’s lives.“New Directions for Women” said of McBride-Smith, “Her stories will “make you laugh, break your heart and give you a new take on the struggles of ‘we mortals’ to live our lives on this earth.”Ellis grew up in the Appalachian Mountains in a family filled with stories. As a child, most of her best friends were imaginary. In some ways that’s still true. Living now in Texas, Ellis travels constantly, sharing personal stories, folktales and stories of heroic women. Both witty and wise, her stories are often about seeing the extraordinary in our every day experiences.Designated an American Masterpiece Touring Artist by the NEA, Ellis is also a nurturing teacher of tellers at all levels.She is a Storytelling Circle of Excellence Award recipient.Tickets are available for the 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. storytelling concerts at the Trojan Center Theater on Saturday and may be purchased at Rue’s Antiques in Brundidge and The Messenger in Troy or by calling 334-735-3125.The Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival is sponsored in part by the Alabama State Council on the Arts with support from the Troy University College of Communication and Fine Arts. Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell McBride-Smith and Ellis will join master storytellers Donald Davis and Kevin Kling at the Pike Piddlers Storytellers Festival this weekend at the We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge and the Trojan Center Theater at Troy University.Annette Bryan, a member of the sponsoring Brundidge Historical Society, has heard both McBride-Smith and Ellis and said they are delightfully different.“I don’t have a favorite,” Bryan said. “They are both excellent storytellers. Barbara McBride-Smith is hilariously funny and can make you laugh until you cry. Elizabeth Ellis’s humor is more subtle and you’ll be laughing days later as you remember her dry wit.” Book Nook to reopen Nationally acclaimed storytellers Barbara McBride-Smith and Elizabeth Ellis both hail from Texas but they are as different as night and day.McBride-Smith is a high-energy teller. Her colorful voice, along with its native Texas twang, reminds listeners of a fire and brimstone preacher, carnival barker, used car salesman or Butterfly McQueen of “Gone with the Wind” fame.Ellis, on the other hand, has a soft, silky voice that invites listeners into her stories and holds them as snuggly as a mother would hold her child. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Hotel tax discussions in works A proposed increase in the lodging tax approved by the Pike County Commission has been delayed. “There’s still some negotiations… read more Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more