Sunday, March 18, 2012

Kent Courtney to Appear at Fairfield, PA, Civil War Reenactment, May 4-6 2012

Kent Courtney as Terrence Mullen in the History Channel's
"Stealing Lincoln's Body"

Noted actor, author, and musician, Kent Courtney will make a personal appearance at the Fairfield, Pennsylvania, Civil War Reenactment to be held May 4, 5 and 6, 2012.  The event is set in the Town of Fairfield, with the Fairfield Inn being at the geographic center of the event.  There are multiple locations where living history settings will interpret life in the mid-1800s as well as a field where the battle reenactment will take place.

For more information, please see:

The mobile-ready site is:

The event organizers have put the complete schedule and directions on the mobile-ready site so that spectators on the event site can view the times of the activities while attending the reenactment

For information about Kent Courtney, please see:

Kent Courtney frequently appears on The History Channel, and he has been heard and seen on: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, BBC, Good Morning America, PBS, The Travel Channel, CNN, C-SPAN and National Public Radio.

Kent Courtney is currently appearing in The History Channel's  Stealing Lincoln's Body, as Terrence Mullen, one of the conspirators, who in 1876 tried to take Abraham Lincoln's Body out of his Mausoleum in Springfield, Illinois, and hold it for ransom.

In April of 2011, The History Channel re-aired April, 1865, in which Kent Courtney portrayed General Breckenridge who, as Secretary of War, surrendered the Confederacy to General William T. Sherman.

Kent Courtney has toured throughout these United States, Canada, Mexico and Belize and is internationally known for his expertise on music of the 1800's and the historical genres leading up to that era, especially the Renaissance.
Kent's interpretations of Irish, Scottish, English, Nordic and French Folk Music are well-appreciated by Fair and Festival audiences and by means of his multi-media and recorded work. His CDs are standards at National Parks and museums throughout the country.

His recording of "Wait for the Wagon" made the top ten downloads list of the Folk Music genre. 

Kent Courtney’s live shows are more than just entertainment.  In a dramatic format, he relates the history of the era and the music he performs.  People come away from his performances feeling enlightened, educated and entertained.  

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Kent Courtney Performs at American Honors History Weekend

Today's the day of the America Honors History Breakfast at the 1863 Inn of Gettysburg.  That's the former Holiday Inn.  I'll be performing there at 9am and it runs until 11am.  They'll be kicking off the promotion of the annual Gettysburg Reenactment today, also.  Thank you WGET for interviewing me on Thursday and Friday of this week.  Fred Snyder first had me on his morning radio show back about 1997.  WGET has been very good to me every since.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Art Association of Harrisburg presents Free the Tweeds, January 13, 5-8pm,

The Art Association of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, presents the Winter Membership Exhibition, Figuratively Speaking, with an opening reception on Friday January 13th, 5 to 8pm.

Exhibition Sponsors:
Tracey & Bob Meloni, Bill Wollyung
Reception Hosts:
Steve Feinour & Julia Liberatore
Music by:  Free the Tweeds
Come meet the artists and listen to music by Free the Tweeds, an eclectic Folk Rock band that keeps the spirit of folk rock ( 50s, 60s, 70s ,80s, 90s ) alive with original, traditional, and cover tunes. 
Susan Courtney is an amazing drummer with a unique kit that includes djembe, dumbek, kick drum, high-hat, foot tambourine, shaker, bongos and gong.  Tired of the same old beats, Susan created her own unique sound that works perfectly with the music that they play.  She combines Celtic drive with African, Indian and Middle Eastern rhythms.  Applied to traditional and pop music the effect is electrifying and give a fresh life to many standards.
Her husband, Kent Courtney has had an intense music career that included extensive woodshedding in the Pacific Ocean, when he was a sailor for the U. S. Navy.  He still has a love for seafaring songs.
Kent stumbled onto some interesting niches in folk music that got him on National TV on a regular basis.
As an actor and singer, Kent Courtney frequently appears on The History Channel, and he has been heard and seen on: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, BBC, Good Morning America, PBS, The Travel Channel,CNN, C-SPAN and National Public Radio. 
This is the link to the Art Association of Harrisburg's Figuratively Speaking article on Free the Tweeds -

Sunday, September 4, 2011

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Take the Streetcar

In many cities around the world, streetcars provide important in-town transportation services. Whether they are the old-time trolleys like there are in New Orleans, or the modern light-rail vehicles like the ones in Philadelphia, they provide an important part of moving people around a city. They are almost all electric. That means power to move the vehicles is generated from a central source and transmitted by wires or conduit to the individual streetcars. Using this method means that emissions from the power generating plant can be scrubbed clean before hitting the atmosphere. Think about it. A power plant that is stationary can have a maximum amount of emission cleaning equipment on it. An automobile on the street has very little in the way of air-purifying equipment. You wouldn't stand behind a car and breathe exhaust fumes. Then, why do we allow millions of cars to pollute our atmosphere? Electric streetcars have no emissions. It makes a lot of sense to put a lot of electric trolleys in the streets and make it super-convenient for people to take public transportation. Get rid of automobiles, put in streetcars.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Amazing Insight

Call it counseling, insight, or intuitive advice, Debbie of Whispering Winds really has a gift. She can give information to you that is amazingly on-target - and very reasonably priced.

She has a calm, relaxing manner and can make you feel very comfortable about getting advice over-the-phone, even if you've never done this before. She is highly recommended. You won't be disappointed.

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