Apparently our beautiful Italianate Architecture caught the eye of Marisa at BnBFinder.com and she has put us up on Pinterest under “Inn-triging B&B Architecture.
Thanks to my Great Grand-Parents Francis and Sarah Bell and their alliance with James Burkholder a architect from Lynchburg VA. His outstanding design is
unrivaled in this part of Virginia.
Kentland was the homeplace of James Randall Kent and his wife Mary Louisa ( Cloyd )Kent. Their daughter Sarah James Kent was the wife of Francis Bell and my Great Great Grandmother. She and Francis built the home Rockwood here in Dublin Virginia where they could be close to the railhead for shipment of cattle and farm goods to markets in the Big Cities. We today continue their legacy under the name Rockwood Manor Bed and Breakfast. To show how family names continue on both my Mother and Sister are named Sarah Kent. Kentland Farm is now owned by Virginia Tech as a experimental farm and is 3200 acres of the best farmland in Virginia.
The Link below is to a poster describing the upcoming event.
Honky Tonk Angels’ musical will be performed Tuesday, April 17 at Pulaski Theatre
The Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley and the Pulaski Theatre presents “The Honky Tonk Angels” on Tuesday, April 17, at 7 p.m.
It happens every day of every year. Somewhere in America, a girl quits her job, kisses her loved ones goodbye and climbs aboard a Nashville-bound Greyhound. And every day of every year, those girls arrive in Music City with little more than a dream to sustain them.
“Honky Tonk Angels” is a raucous and touching musical by the author of the hit Broadway show “Always, Patsy Cline,” and spotlights three women who gamble everything for a chance to become country music stars. The show is Ted Swindley’s funny and tender valentine to the female singers in the country music pantheon – many of whom rode that same bus from Anywhere, USA.
The show tells the story of three aspiring young singers who walk away from their work-a-day lives and head for Nashville. Hear the classic tunes of Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn as they were meant to be sung. “The Honky Tonk Angels” features powerhouse singer-actresses performing 20 country classics including “Stand by Your Man,” “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” “Harper Valley PTA,” “Nine-to-Five,” “Ode to Billie Joe” and “Harper Valley PTA.”
“ ‘The Honky Tonk Angels’ is a unique musical theatre entertainment,” says producer and director Paul R. Pierce. “It explores the unbridled desire that drives a poor young farm girl, a weary housewife or a stressed-out secretary to drop everything and roll the dice in the world’s most competitive and brutal industry – all for the love of music. Of course, the song list for this show reads like a Nashville greatest hits record, so ‘The Honky Tonk Angels’ is also a thrilling nostalgic journey for the audience.”
The show is produced by Springer Theatricals, the national touring unit of the Springer Opera House, the State Theatre of Georgia. The Springer is a 140-year-old National Historic Landmark with a year-round schedule of plays, musicals and a top-ranked theatre academy. The theatre also has one of the nation’s busiest touring schedules, performing in sixty American cities each year.
Since Reconstruction days, the Springer has been a cherished Southern cultural institution with the world’s most celebrated artists making pilgrimages to perform in the elegance of this famous theatre. From Edwin Booth, Lilly Langtry, George M. Cohan, Ethel Barrymore and Irving Berlin in the old days to more modern appearances by Truman Capote, Hal Holbrook, Burt Reynolds, Chet Atkins and Garrison Keillor, the Springer Theatre has been a centerpiece for the performing arts in the South since 1871.
“The Honky Tonk Angels” will be performed Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Pulaski Theatre, 14 West Main Street, Pulaski, VA 24301. Tickets for the show are $20 in advance and $22 at the door and are on sale now. Ticket outlets are Martin’s Pharmacy, Coffee Buy the Book and the Fine Arts Center in Pulaski and the Pulaski County Visitor Center in Dublin. Call 540-980-7363 for more information. Visit the Fine Arts Center on Facebook at www.facebook.com/facnrv.
– Submitted by Donna Rorrer, Fine Arts Center
We were blessed by the visit of Tripp Bell and Rachel Sparrow last evening and their engagement was announced at the breakfast table this morning as the snow started coming down. What a wonderful announcement and such a lovely couple. An interesting fact is that Tripp is Francis Bell the sixth and as such the namesake of our GGGreat Grandfather and builder of this home Rockwood Manor.
Surprise your sweetheart with a Romantic stay at Rockwood Manor. Stay with us on Friday night then enjoy Saturday at half price.
You may also add to your stay, a candle light Valentine dinner at the Manor.
If you wish for further entertainment, you can choose between a Ballroom Dance Club meeting or a Bluegrass concert next door at New River Community college .
Valentine’s Day is less than a week away~ make your plans now!
“Satisfaction” is known as the best Rolling Stones Tribute Band in the world and they are here at the Pulaski Theater on Friday July 29th.
The International Rolling Stones Show
Internationally acclaimed as the most authentic cast and production show available honoring the World’s Greatest Rock & Roll Band.
Las Vegas Sun-”Shined like the real Stones”
CBS News/New York-”A must see…you get Satisfaction”
Showbiz Magazine-”They have you in the aisles like Jumping Jack Flash”
Their website link is http://www.rollingstoneshow.com/
Rockwood Manor is pleased to see such a great event happen here. Come on down tonight and see them.
Yesterdays wedding on June 4th, 2011 was one of the best I have seen here yet. All about Family and Friends was a theme we saw as they arrived on Wednesday and enjoyed their family blending and reunion for several days. It was wonderful to watch and also to hear the interactions, laughter and music.
There are couples that we can just tell are going to be great together and Liz and Andy are one of them.
The ” Catering by Corey” is the second time we have had the pleasure of her wonderful foods here at Rockwood Manor. And Wow she and her team did it again with fabulous dishes both vegetarian and meat. Corey is living in Asheville NC and working at The Grove Park Inn and we sure are glad when she come to visit us here.
Vicki Shannan did a wonderful job with her “Creative Entertainment” from DeeJaying to intros and making the party happen.
Thanks also to Samantha Shantz for her photography work through “Enigma Productions” and the great photos from the wedding party
We are truly blessed to have such a wonderful family use our home for their gathering and we wish them all a safe journey home and a wonderful life
Mother and I met a wonderful man, Ralph Casey, and his friend driving a covered wagon from Georgia to Washington, DC with a mission to get answers for small businesses everywhere. Are you sick and tired of America taking care of everyone in the world and not being there for our own small business people or even our veterans? We are what made America great and yet we are being taxed and regulated to death.There are 1000′s of small businesses in America that simply need some of the incentives to create jobs that have been given to bailout many large and inefficiently run businesses. Running a government like any other business would be a good start and trimming back that government to what our forefathers had envisioned and allowing the private sector to move on and create jobs without all the interference and regulation is what we need now. Follow Ralph Casey on Facebook and look for his wagon. He just came through Pulaski Va on Route 11 today
This past weekend we held two wonderful weddings here at Rockwood Manor Bed & Breakfast. The weather cooperated on both Saturday and Sunday and they were wonderfully attended. We would like to congratulate both couples and wish them the very best in their lives together. Such a fine start to life together!!!