The Foundation hosting three weekend events

Hotel California®, Symphony of Rutherford County concert and Bridal Expo
Jan. 23, 2014 @ 03:08 AM

Hotel California®, the original Eagles Tribute Band, is bringing its concert to the Foundation at Isothermal Community College at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25.

The band presents different musical styles including new country, classic rock and dance and is known for its appeal to crowds of all ages.

Among featured hits will be Life In The Fast Lane, Take It Easy, Desperado and Lyin’ Eyes, plus solo hits like Don Hendley’s Heart Of The Matter and Joe Walsh’s Rocky Mountain Way.

 "Hotel California® is one of the more popular shows we have had in sometime, and affordable enough to bring the entire family," said Russell Wicker, director of the Foundation.

"The broad catalog of music by the EAGLES and by its members as solo artists has an almost universal appeal, and actually crosses generations.

"Hotel California® is one of the best tribute bands on the road today, and we are happy to be the final show in a six concert tour of the southeast," Wicker said. "The guys in the band love what they do, and it shows in their performances. The crowd will be singing along and maybe even dancing in the aisles."

Students from Elon University's Lights and Sounds class are operating the lights and sounds for the concert. They are expected to arrive at the Foundation at about 1 p.m. Saturday to begin preparation for the show.

Tickets are available by phone and at the box office from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and starting at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.

They are also available online at   

<B>Bridal Expo Saturday morning

SPINDALE — The Rutherford County Bridal Expo will be held Saturday, Jan. 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Foundation, Isothermal Community College.

The event is sponsored by Pro-Rent All & Parties Too, Germack Audio & Visual Services, WCAB, Joy's Bridal and The Daily Courier.

Fashion shows will be held at 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m. Door prizes will be given away from 2:15 to 2:30 p.m. followed by the popular Cake Dive.

In addition to sponsors other vendors include Carolina Chiropractic Plus, Carolina Roses, The Gingerbread Meeting House, Green River Plantation, Rutherford Everyday, Carolina Event and Conference Center, The Foundation, Avon, Wendy Wicklund; Owls Eye Vineyard and Beautiful You Photography.

For more information call 286-2001.

Brides and grooms are admitted free; $5 admission for others.

<B>Symphony of Rutherford County winter concert is Sunday 

SPINDALE — The Symphony of Rutherford County will present its annual winter concert on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 3 p.m. at the Foundation at Isothermal Community College.

 The public is invited to this free, family-friendly concert.

Music Director, Dr. Patricia Sparti, will conduct the orchestra in what she says will be “a great program with something for everyone.”

Assistant Director, Matt Guffey, will be featured as a clarinet soloist on Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Flight of the Bumblebee.” 

Tony Spencer, Director of the Rutherford Community Chorus, and his singers will also be featured on the program. They will perform with the symphony on three pieces: The Awakening by renowned composer Joseph Martin, who grew up in Rutherford County; “Va Pensiero,” a moving chorus from Verdi’s opera Nabucco; and Peter J. Wilhousky’s version of The Battle Hymn of the Republic.

Also included on the program is a varied mixture of art music and pops, including pieces such as the movie score, Pirates of the Caribbean by Klaus Badelt, Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachmusik, Offenbach’s Can Can, Light Cavalry Overture by Suppé, Sousa’s Liberty Bell March, selections from John Williams’ Star Wars, Coldplay’s Viva la Vida, The Tortoise from Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals, and Verdi’s Nabucco Overture. 

Sparti advises audience members “to be prepared for lots of surprises and maybe some visits from well-known characters not mentioned in the program.”

The Symphony of Rutherford County is a non-profit, volunteer community orchestra that relies on grants, such as the Grassroots grant from the North Carolina Arts Council, and donations from individuals and organizations for its funding. While the concert is free, symphony representatives will be 

available in the lobby to accept donations, which are always needed and greatly appreciated.

For more information, check the symphony website at or contact Sparti, (704) 466-4710, or symphony president, Joe Goodwin, (828) 429-3875.


The Foundation, Isothermal

Tickets: $19, $24 / Youth: $8

Call the box office: (828) 286-9990

Tuesday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.