Thursday, August 28, 2008

Hair Dare: Other great stuff

In today's post we take a glimpse at some of the other fun stuff that went on over the weekend in Leamington, Ontario, Canada, for the Hair Dare Dukes Weekend. Tomorrow, to round out this special week of coverage, we highlight the cause: the benefit for a student scholarship.

Country music singer Traci Kennedy was part of the entertainment on Sunday.

Charles Harling of Ontario is the man behind the pocket bikes, including these little "01" cuties, one of which has been featured in the past on this blog. A Detroit native who also owned a home in Saginaw, Michigan, Harling is about to relocate his business to British Columbia. To inquire about the pocket bikes, you can reach him at

Will "The Voice Man" Rodgers and singer Billy Stephenson, both of Tennessee, took the stage on Saturday and Sunday, returning to the show from last year.

Rodgers, who's been mentioned on this blog a couple times and who served as the editor of BRB's recently published "Destination: Dallas" reference guide, has a wealth of knowledge about a lot of great classic TV shows, particularly animated series. He can voice any character from "The Dukes of Hazzard," "Dallas," "Batman: The Animated Series," "All in the Family" and a variety of other shows. He even perfected an impersonation of Heath Ledger's Joker for his performances this weekend. Look for more info soon on a special project he's been collaborating on with BRBTV!

Kevin Webb of Tennessee not only brought the Chickasaw County Sheriff's car you saw in yesterday's post, he also brought a couple other interesting items. Above, he poses with Byron Cherry and the specialty item he offers for sale. This custom item features photos, from left to right, of Cletus Hogg, Coy and Vance Duke, Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane and Flash, Boss Hogg, Bo and Luke and Daisy Duke at the center, then Uncle Jesse Duke, Cooter Davenport, Deputy Enos Strate and Sheriff Ed Little. Along with the nice car photos below the character shots, there's a graphic treatment of the show's title and years of airing, along with the listing of the characters. All of the photos are quality, glossy and full-color, in custom matting, and the piece is designed for a fan to collect signatures on. Kevin starts you out with the signatures of the two deceased cast members, Sorrell Booke and Denver Pyle, which he electronically transferred to the photos from other items he owns (including the one you'll see below!). The piece comes in a sleek black frame (it's out of the frame here so Cherry can sign the photo of Coy and Vance). Kevin sells this unique piece for $75 -- email BRB if you're interested! It sure is a one-of-a-kind!

Here, Kevin shows his trunk lid, which is quite a rare item, as it includes not one but two signatures of Denver Pyle! Look to the right and you'll see that our beloved Uncle Jesse signed it once in 1991, then signed it again, right below, in 1993! "As far as I know," Kevin tells BRBTV, "this is the only one he's signed." Indeed ... if only Pyle and Booke could still be here enjoying "Dukes" shows like this, along with the other cast members ...

Photos by Billie Rae Bates / BRBTV
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BRBTV News Blog Blip: We've got to break into this weeklong "Dukes"-related coverage with an item that just can't seem to wait for Monday: We've joked before on this blog about how some of our BRBTV stars go on to daytime soaps ... well, that's not the only trend we're seeing. ABC has just released the roster for the next "Dancing With the Stars," and following in the footsteps of Priscilla Presley of "Dallas" (and really, Stephanie Beacham of "Dynasty" and "The Colbys," in the U.K.) are Ted McGinley of "Dynasty" and Susan Lucci of "Dallas." We might just have to tune in!

1 comment:

Cousin Don said...

Ted will be on Dancing With The stars!?!? Uh oh... that means it has "Jumped The Shark"!!! (lol)