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    Center for The Arts Welcomes Blaze Foley Biographer Sybil Rosen

    The Carrollton Center for the Arts will host a luncheon with local music legend Blaze Foley’s biographer and partner, Sybil Rosen, August 29.

    Her book, Living in the Woods in a Tree, is Rosen’s firsthand account of her life with Foley during the countercultural 1970s and Foley’s transformation from reticent hippie musician to enigmatic singer/songwriter. The two met in 1975 at Banning Mill and once lived in a tree house in Roopville. Foley wrote his most widely known song, If I Could Only Fly, for Rosen. His songs have been covered by Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson, John Prine and Merle Haggard. 

    “Sybil Rosen’s book tells the story of a local musician with an impact that stretches far beyond Carroll County,” said Tim Chapman, Carrollton arts superintendent. “The Center for the Arts is honored to help bring this remarkable story back home where it started.”

    Tickets to the luncheon with Rosen are $30. 

    On August 30, Underground Books will present the 2018 film, Blaze, based on Rosen’s book, at the Center for the Arts. The film was directed by actor and filmmaker Ethan Hawke and debuted to critical acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival. Rosen co-wrote the script and will take part in a question and answer session after the screening. Blaze is rated R. Admission to the Blaze screening is $10, including popcorn and a drink. 

    Visit www.carrolltonarts.com or call 770-838-1083 for tickets and more information.

    What: Sybil Rosen luncheon, Blaze screening
    Where: Carrollton Center for the Arts
    When: August 29, 12:30 p.m. (luncheon), August 30, 7:00 p.m. (movie)
    Cost: $30 luncheon, $10 movie
    Sponsor: Underground Books

    For questions concerning this event or the Carrollton Center for the Arts, please contact Tim Chapman at [email protected] or (770) 838-1083.        

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