Alas, I didn’t make to the dress rehearsals this week for Northfield High School’s Rock ‘n Roll Revival show, "Reelin’ and Rockin’." Shows are March 11, 12, 13, 17, 18 and 19 and there are a few tickets still available according to Tom McKown. See:
Nfld Patch has an 8-part video series on the show. See part 1 here, with links to the others in the right sidebar.
There’s another triumvirate in town. Tom McKown (English teacher and Rock ‘N Roll Revival director), Bonnie McKown, and Gayle Collins (High School Media Specialist, now retired) are the big three behind the bi-annual event.
Bonnie and Gayle volunteer their time (Bonnie even takes vacation days during performance week from her job as a pediatric nurse), while Tom gets a small stipend that likely pays him the equivalent of 30 cents/hour.
Yes, the District’s web site now says that tickets for the 2009 Rock ‘N Roll Revival were sold out as of Wednesday. But Rock ‘N Roll Revival emperor Tom McKown stopped by my downtown office this morning and let it slip that the show is actually NOT sold out. He then threatened to duct tape my mouth shut lest I reveal the information. But my journalistic integrity prevents me from knuckling under to such bullying tactics. Therefore, if enough people are interested, I’ll tell all. (continued)