Good People Making Good Things Happen, Part Two

Let’s start the week with a look at some of the other good people who spoke at last week’s Pecha Kucha and some of the good work they are doing. Also, remember to tune in this this Thursday night for another round of inspirational talks by your fellow citizens to hear about the good things […]

Second Bell Sofa Soiree Set for Saturday to Raise Money for Local Bands and Businesses

As Rusty Odom, Editor of Blank Newspaper, watched the growing storm of the Coronavirus, he began thinking of ways to make the struggle a bit easier. “Necessity requires invention. We can’t let this thing rob us of our creativity.” As the producer of Second Bell Music Festival the last two years and Blankfest in the […]

Second Bell Festival Hits All the Right Notes

Any new idea or first time venture brings potential pitfalls. If that venture is an outdoor festival, it brings the risk of bad weather or other potential issues that could derail the entire event. While bad weather did threaten (forecasts were for 90% chance of rain, with over an inch expected), Second Bell Festival went […]

“The Man Who Lives Here is Loony,” Explores Psychological Depths with Jazzy Wordplay

It’s the kind of artistic encounter that inspires extended rumination and conversation. It rolls around inside your head for days, shifts shapes and turns again, rearing its head at unexpected moments. A quote comes to mind. A gesture. I settled in with Rusty Odom of Blank Newspaper to discuss, “The Man Who lives Here is […]

Blankfest 2015 Blankets Market Square with Tons of Local Goodness

Rusty Odom and Blank Newspaper have, for the second year in a row, put together an incredible celebration of local and regional musicians, comedians and burlesque performers. It’s a continuation of the many years of excellent support the newspaper has given local music and musicians. This past Saturday beginning at 5:00 PM and running to […]