Archive for February, 2018

Director and Actor, Kevin Smith, has massive heart attack

Posted on: February 26th, 2018 by Candy

From Kevin’s Facebook page: I was trying to do a killer standup special this evening but I might’ve gone too far. After the first show, I felt kinda nauseous. I threw up a little but it didn’t seem to help. Then I started sweating buckets and my chest felt heavy. Turns out I had a massive heart attack. The Doctor who saved my life at the #glendale hospital told me I had 100% blockage of my LAD artery (also known as “the Widow-Maker” because when it goes, you’re a goner). If I hadn’t canceled the second show to go to the hospital, the Doc said I would’ve died tonight. For now, I’m still above ground! But this is what I learned about myself during this crisis: death was always the thing I was most terrified of in life. When the time came, I never imagined I’d ever be able to die with dignity – I assumed I’d die screaming, like my Dad (who lost his life to a massive heart attack). But even as they cut into my groin to slip a stent into the lethal Widow-Maker, I was filled with a sense of calm. I’ve had a great life: loved by parents who raised me to become the individual I am. I’ve had a weird, wonderful career in all sorts of media, amazing friends, the best wife in the world and an incredible daughter who made me a Dad. But as I stared into the infinite, I realized I was relatively content. Yes, I’d miss life as it moved on without me – and I was bummed we weren’t gonna get to make #jayandsilentbobreboot before I shuffled loose the mortal coil.

Friday the 13th tour at the original Camp Crystal Lake!

Posted on: February 22nd, 2018 by Candy

 

Hi! It’s Candy! One of my BFFs, Kristyn Poston, posted this on FB.  How neat is this? A Boy Scout fundraiser that lets you live out a Friday the 13th experience. Plus Adrienne King (from Friday the 13th 1 and 2) (pictured above) will be on hand for some of it! Its in NJ but man – what a fun idea for a Friday the 13th fan! Here are the details from their website https://www.crystallaketours.com/tour/tickets/

As this is a fundraising event for a non-profit Scout camp, we truly appreciate your generosity in purchasing a ticket.  This fundraiser will go a long way in preserving these historic structures for generations to come.

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Next tour dates:

REMINDER:  The camp is not open to visitors at any time outside an official tour date. Every tour attendee is required to have a ticket.  No tickets will be available at the gate on the day of a tour. Please review all event policies before proceeding.

Friday, April 13th, 2018 with special guest Adrienne King:

  • Morning Tour:  9AM – 1PM.  $135.  Minimum age 15 with legal guardian.  Tickets via the lottery process below.
  • Afternoon Tour:  3PM – 10PM.  $175.  Includes dinner.  Minimum age 15 with legal guardian.  Tickets via the lottery process below.
  • VIP Experience:  3PM – 11AM.  Includes dinner and breakfast.  Minimum age 21.  Click here for ticket auction information.

Saturday, April 14th, 2018 with special guest Adrienne King:

The April 2018 tours are presented by the Sand Pond Society & C and V Promotions.

Ticket Lottery:

IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ:  A limited number of tickets are available for these tours and they sell out quickly.  In order to relieve the stress of the ticketing process, we will be moving to a lottery for the next tours.  To have a chance at tickets, please enter your information in the form below. Names will be randomly chosen and ticket offers will be sent via email.  Please be sure to submit an email address that you check often as you will have a limited amount of time to purchase a ticket before the offer expires and goes to the next random name.  No purchase is required to enter the ticket lottery.

You must enter your name in the lottery by 11:59PM EST on March 4, 2018.  

Daryle Singletary Passes

Posted on: February 12th, 2018 by brent

Daryle Singletary reportedly passed early this morning of an apparent heart attack.

The news was shared by Craig Campbell on social media.

“Completely heartbroken to learn of the passing of our friend Daryle Singletary this morning,” the statement reads. “He was one of the best men we’ve had the privilege to meet and work with in this business, both professionally and personally…”

Daryle  Singletary was born March 10, 1971 in Cairo, Georgia. He and his wife, Heather were lifelong Dogs fans.  At an early age, he sang gospel music with his cousins and brother. Later on, in high school, he began taking vocal classes as well. By the early 1990s, he had moved to Nashville, Tennessee in pursuit of a record deal.

In Nashville, he found work singing during open-mic nights at various venues, before finding work as a demo singer. One of the demos that Singletary sang was “An Old Pair of Shoes”, which Randy Travis eventually recorded. Travis recommended Singletary to his management team, who helped him sign to a recording contract with Giant Records.

Daryle was best known for his hits, “Too Much Fun”, “Let Her Lie” and “Low Expectations”. He was on tour and last played the Rodeo Club in Dadeville, AL Friday night.  In what turned out to be one his last interviews, he expressed his love of making music to pay the bills, to Mitch Sneed in the Alex City Observer.

“Every time I get on stage I can’t help think about how lucky I am to be standing up there doing something that I love the way that I do,” Singletary said in a telephone interview last week.  “We’ve been very fortunate to stay on the road, year in, year out – for 22 years now. I continue to work and continue to build a fan base…”

“There’s no magic formula. I just go out there and play the music I love and have a good time with it.  Thankfully for us, there are still a lot of people out there who want to hear traditional country music and they’ve been finding their way to our shows all over the country.”

Daryle Singletary was 46. He is survived by his wife, Heather, and four children.