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PIKE PIDDLERS: Festival kicks off Thursday with ‘Remembering Miss Kathryn’

The Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival and the Johnson Center for the Arts will host a storytelling event at the Johnson Center at 6 p.m. Thursday. The event is free and open to the public.

Charlie Lucas, nationally acclaimed folk artist and friend and confidant of Alabama’s Legendary Storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham, and Sheila Kay Adams, National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage recipient, will share stories about “Miss Kathryn.” Sheila Kay Adams and KTW told stories across the country together for more than a decade. This event will offer a rare peek into the life of an Alabama legend. The program will include a comb concert, which was one of KTW’s trademark activities. Combs will be available.

Donald Davis, Michael Reno Harrell, Sheila Kay Adams and Kevin Kling will tell stories at the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Saturday at the Trojan Center Theater on the campus of Troy University.

Tickets are $10 and are available for the 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday storytelling concerts at the Trojan Center Theater.

The Friday night and Saturday 2 p.m. concerts are sold out.

For tickets and information, call 334-685-5524. Tickets are available at The Messenger.

The Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival is sponsored in part by the Alabama State Council on the Arts with support for the National Endowment for the Arts.