Oh, man: What a festival! Storytelling tickets on sale now

first_img Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival and “Oh, man, what a festival” it will be.The Brundidge Historical Society’s 11th annual storytelling festival will feature four of the top storytellers in the country and, this year, they all happen to be male tellers.Again, Don Davis, the Dean of Storytelling, will headline the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival with Josh Goforth and Michael Reno Harrell back by popular demand. A new voice at the festival, but not to storytelling, will be Adam Booth who brought audiences to their feet at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee. Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave 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 HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel You Might Like Brundidge City Council meets The Brundidge City Council voted Tuesday in favor of a five percent cost of living raise for all city employees… read more Print Article The storytelling concerts at the Trojan Center Theater on Saturday are at 10 a.m. ($10) and 2 ($15) and 6:30 p.m. ($10). Saturday all day tickets are $30.“Each of the storytellers will be on stage at each concert and they will tell different stories at each concert,” Steed said. “So, you can come and stay all day and be well entertained. You’ll laugh until your sides split and then you’ll get a lump in your throat. That’s the magic of storytelling.”Preshow entertainment will begin 30 minutes prior to the storytelling concerts. The Lighthouse String Ensemble, The Benton Brothers and Company and The Hendersons will be the featured groups.The preshow entertainment alone is worth the price of the ticket, Steed said. “Each year, the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival features four of the nation’s top storytellers. The National Storytelling Festival is the Granddaddy of all storytelling festivals and all of these tellers have been on the stage there.”Tickets are available by calling 334-344-9427 or 334-670-6302 or 685-5524. Tickets are also available at The Messenger. “We had so many requests to bring Josh and Michael back and we’re so excited to be able to get Adam Booth, a fantastic teller from Shepherdstown, West Virginia,” said Cathie Steed, the BHS ticket chair. “And, as long as Donald Davis will keep coming back, he has a reservation. And, with these four, oh, man, it is going to be a great festival.”The 2017 Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival will kick off on Friday night, January 27 with supper and stories at the We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge and continue with three storytelling concerts at the Trojan Center Theater on the campus of Troy University on Saturday, January 28.“Tickets for supper and stories at the We Piddle Around Theater are first offered as a weekend package and many of those tickets were purchased at last year’s festival,” Steed said. “We only have a very few of the weekend tickets left.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 3:00 am Wednesday, January 4, 2017 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content Oh, man: What a festival! Storytelling tickets on sale nowlast_img read more

Heart attack deaths are nearly cut in half

first_imgCHICAGO – In just six years, death rates and heart failure in hospitalized heart attack patients have fallen sharply, most likely because of better treatment, the largest international study of its kind suggests. The promising trend parallels the growing use of cholesterol-lowering drugs, powerful blood thinners, and angioplasty, the procedure that opens clogged arteries, the researchers said. “These results are really dramatic, because, in fact, they’re the first time anybody has demonstrated a reduction in the development of new heart failure,” said lead author Dr. Keith Fox, a cardiology professor at the University of Edinburgh. The six-year study involved nearly 45,000 patients in 14 countries who had major heart attacks or dangerous partial artery blockages. The percentage of patients who died in the hospital or who developed heart failure was nearly cut in half from 1999 to 2005. And the heart attack patients treated most recently were far less likely to have another attack within six months of being hospitalized when compared to the patients treated six years earlier – a sign that the more aggressive efforts of doctors in the last few years are working. There have been other signs that better treatment of heart patients has been saving lives, but not on a scale as large as this international study, the researchers said. “It’s much more dramatic than we expected, in the course of six years,” Fox said. The new study follows landmark research results in March that showed angioplasty is being overused on people who have chest pain but are not in immediate danger of a heart attack. But this popular procedure, which typically uses stents to keep an unclogged vessel open, is still a powerful tool for saving those who are having a heart attack or are at high risk of one. Patients for the study enrolled between July 1999 through December 2005 and were followed for up to six months after hospitalization. Besides the United States, they were in hospitals in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom. The research showed that in 2005, 4.6 percent of the heart attack patients died in the hospital, compared with 8.4 percent in 1999. Heart failure developed in 11 percent of heart attack patients in 2005, versus nearly 20 percent in 1999. And just 2 percent had subsequent heart attacks in 2005, compared to 4.8 percent previously. Improved outcomes also were found in those with partial blockages, which include less severe heart attacks. The researchers said these marked improvements are probably a “direct consequence” of new practices that followed updated guidelines from key organizations of heart doctors in the United States and Europe. The study “is the first report of what’s actually going on in the real world,” said Dr. Joel Gore, a co-author and cardiologist at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Recommendations in those guidelines include quick use of aspirin or more potent blood thinners; beta blockers to reduce the damaged heart’s oxygen needs, statins to lower cholesterol; ACE inhibitors to relax blood vessels; and angioplasty to open blocked vessels soon after hospital arrival. Use of each of these treatments climbed during the study and in some cases more than doubled. For example, 85 percent of heart patients studied got cholesterol drugs in 2005 versus just 37 percent in 1999; 78 percent got potent blood thinners including Plavix versus 30 percent in 1999; and 53 percent had quick angioplasty, compared to just 16 percent six years earlier. The study appears in today’s Journal of the American Medical Association. American Heart Association spokesman Dr. Sidney Smith said the results are “exactly what we would hope would happen from the major efforts in this area over the past decade. “The tragedy is that too many patients delay before coming to the hospital,” Smith said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more