The sto­ry­teller strikes back Cov­ing­ton Com­mu­nity Or­ches­tra plans pa­tri­otic per­for­mance

The Covington News - - Newton At Play - ~ Staff Re­ports

Pa­tri­otic tunes and a salute to vet­er­ans will be fea­tured when the Cov­ing­ton/ Cony­ers Com­mu­nity Or­ches­tra per­forms at 7: 30 p. m. Sun­day at Salem United Methodist Church, 3962 Salem Road.

The free con­cert will fea­ture Sousa marches and other pa­tri­otic tunes. A re­cep­tion will fol­low.

The group is in its sev­enth year. It fea­tures 60 mu­si­cians, about half of whom are in mid­dle school or high school and is un­der the di­rec­tion of Ar­lene Woods.

Sub­mit­ted photo/ The Cov­ing­ton News

Whis­tle for a while:

Newton County res­i­dent Andy Of­futt Ir­win has just re­leased a new all mu­sic CD, “Lip Ser­vice,” fea­tur­ing whistling and mouth­mu­sic on ev­ery track. “Lip Ser­vice” de­buted at the Na­tional Sto­ry­telling Fes­ti­val in Oc­to­ber in Jones­bor­ough, Tenn., where Ir­wint ap­peared as a Fea­tured Teller.

His pre­vi­ous CDs have won nu­mer­ous Sto­ry­telling World awards, and two Just Plain Folks awards.

For more in­for­ma­tion, see andyir­win. com.

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