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Little Boy Steals the Show & I saw it live!


So on  Feb 23, 2013 I went to a Rascal Flatts concert and in between sets this little boy started dancing and well ge got a lot of attention and well see for yourself it made it to Yahoo and Insider Edition! He actually lives close to me lol. Go Keaton!

Little Boy’s Offstage Performance Steals the Show at Rascal Flatts Concert

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When you go to a concert, you’re obviously there to see and experience the entertainment of the professionals on stage. Sometimes though, the action offstage can be an experience all in itself. That was the case at a recent Rascal Flatts concert in Pikeville, Kentucky.

little boy stole the show when he started dancing in the aisle during an intermission. He drew so much attention that one of the venue staff members decided to point the spotlight at him. The boy, whose name is not known at this time, does a near three-minute dance routine. At the end, the crowd applauds his impromptu performance.

The applause keeps coming on YouTube, where the little guy is quickly becoming an online star. One commenter wrote, “go viral, little man, and don’t look back.” Another person thinks the video could be great entertainment in the future, writing, “a smart momma would save this to play at a graduation party. Too cute.”

The young kid’s video has received close to 60,000 views in only a couple of days, as people still find themselves entertained by his dance moves and enthusiasm to perform in front of thousands of strangers.




Bear O’Fair


So I live in Eastern Kentucky and am currently an intern at our local government access channel (www.piketv.com) and we are working on interview our bear artists. You see the Artisan Alliance of Pikeville/Pike County decided that 10 large fiberglass bears that will welcome visitors to Pikeville for the next two years. Ten artists were awarded bears and each one is going to be completely different, kinda like the horses in the horse capital of the world aka Lexington, KY. Modeled after the Horse Mania art project in Lexington, the Bear O’Fair project is one of the largest public art projects in the eastern part of the state. The artisan group plans to deliver the bears to artists this week.



The following artists were selected to paint the bears:

•University of Pikeville student William Cory Adams of Paintsville will paint the community-minded “Pride Bear.”

•Versailles artist Damon Farmer will paint “Astro Bear: A Giant Leap for Bearkind.” Farmer has painted three horses for the Horse Mania community arts project. Farmer, owner of Shadetree Studios in Versailles, is a world-renowned champion sand sculptor, a painter and designer.

•Berea artist Michelle Weston will paint the bear “Aurora Bearealis.” Weston, a native of New Zealand, creates hand-blown glass vases, pumpkins and other work on display at the Kentucky Artisan Center in Berea and at her studio gallery, Old Town Berea.

•Big Sandy Community and Technical College student Charles Martin Mims will paint the “Musical Movement” bear. Majoring in graphic arts, Mims was the Big Sandy Idol winner from Pikeville High School in 2009 and 2010 and he is a member of the Big Sandy Singers.

•Lexington artist Linda Thacker, who painted a fiberglass wildcats for “Bobcat Madness,” will paint “Honey Bear.”

•Whitesburg artist Judith Vermillion, a Kentucky Crafted artist, will paint “Crazy Bear.”

•Artisan Alliance Board Member Tim Smith, an associate professor of art at Big Sandy Community & Technical College, will paint a bear.
•University of Pikeville supporter Curt Mullins will paint the “UPIKE bear.”

The Artisan Alliance is commissioning one bear which is going to be a UK bear

The artists will have until Aug. 1 to paint the bears, and after they are returned to the artisan alliance, a local auto body shop will clear coat them.

This fall, the bears will be auctioned with the proceeds benefiting the artisan center, and placed on display throughout the city of Pikeville for two years.

But the fun part is we have been given two weeks to interview everyone and its a headache! One week in we have four out of the ten artist down and everyone else seems to be on vacation and that is not going well for our time frame!


Below if “Crazy Bear”