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"Claire's parents are hosting party and in our version lots of historical figures in Nashville's community are involved so makes it special to Nashville, Tennessee" says company member Kayla Rowser.
This version of The Nutcracker may mention Nashville, but the choreography and overall storyline is original to the 1800's.
"She goes into the land of sweets where you see characters you have seen music for on commercials and such, goes on journey with sugar fairy. It's a wonderful dreamland" says Rowser.
You will no doubt be wowed by the talent of the all local cast, but the costumes are just as jaw dropping.
"They were designed by Campbell Baird they are so magical. Up close all this beading and stitch work is amazing" says Rowser.
So they don't wear themselves too thin, the cast changes from show to show. Kayla Rowser takes on the role of either the sugar plum fairy or the dew drop fairy, and like many of the dancers, got the ballet bug from this very show, "I remember seeing nutcracker when I was seven and after that being involved in nutcracker in some way" she says.
The Nashville Nutcracker started in 1989 and every year since has taken audiences on a magical journey, without speaking a single word.
"We do not speak in ballet so everything is through acting or through our bodies" says Rowser.
A great holiday tradition the entire family can enjoy!
"You see holiday elements on stage and it's the holidays when The Nutcracker takes place. It's a magical time for dancers, kids and hopefully parents as well" says Rowser.
Performances start Sunday December 9th. For a complete list of shows and how you can get tickets visit - http://www.nashvilleballet.com
Thursday, December 6 2012, 10:16 PM CST
Houston brother will be his own attorney in court
June 18, 2013 13:02 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Roane County man will face federal gun violation charges next month without an attorney.
The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/17VlXpM ) reported Rocky Joe Houston will represent himself on a charge of possession of a gun by a felon.
The charge came after Houston earlier represented himself in state court on charges stemming from a police chase. He was convicted of evading arrest and reckless endangerment.
Houston and his brother, Leon Houston, were tried, but not convicted, in the 2006 shooting deaths of a Roane County deputy and his ride-along companion.
In federal court, Rocky Joe Houston is claiming the officer who charged him with the felony had no legal authority.
Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com
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