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URTV Media Fest this Weekend

Press Release from the Ashevile Citizens-Times:
URTV, Buncombe County’s local public access TV station, marks its second anniversary with a MediaFest this weekend, featuring parties, an auction, workshops and an awards program.

The opening night VIP gala will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at URTV studios in the Asheville Office Park on College Street, just before the Beaucatcher Mountain Tunnel.

A video music showcase afterparty will be held at 9 p.m. Friday at the Garage at Biltmore. Admission is $5.

Saturday offers an open house and silent auction at the URTV studios from 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Workshops on animation, web publishing, advanced studio, lighting, podcasting and other skills will held throught the day. Go to for a complete schedule. The workshops are free for members and $10 for others.

A late night spotlight afterparty will be held at 9 p.m. at Westville Pub. Admission is $5.

On Sunday, the Urtie Awards for URTV programming, saluting the best in locally made shows, will be held at 4 p.m. at the Cinebarre movie theater at Biltmore Square Mall on Brevard Road.

A full schedule, workshop listings, and directions can be found online at and myspace .com/urtv20.

URTV, a non-commercial Community Media Center, receives funding from Charter Communications' franchise through an agreement with Buncombe County and the City of Asheville. Programs by its members are broadcast on Channel 20 on the Charter system in Buncombe County.

You should all go to this. Most importantly, you should go to the Late Night Bloc after-party, 9 PM on Saturday June 14th, at the Westville Pub. As part of the late light bloc, Pleasure Saucer (i.e., me, Rev. Johnny Lemuria) will have a segment. I will be giving out the good word, and performing with the band I'm in, Traxx. Here's a sample:

I'm the guy in the Mickey Mouse wizard hat.

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