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Good for the family

Published 10:37pm Tuesday, March 11, 2014

If there’s one thing the Miley Cyruses and Justin Biebers of the world make abundantly clear, it’s this: It’s harder and harder to find appropriate family entertainment.

When Disney stars grow up and seem to contend for the title of Raunchiest Celebrity in America, it is understandable that parents and grandparents find themselves desperate for some form of entertainment they can endorse for their children and that they can count on to remain somewhat pure through the years.

Rocky Hock Opry offers just that kind of entertainment, and the performers will be bringing their show to Suffolk on Friday at 7 p.m. in a fundraiser for Suffolk’s Meals on Wheels program. The show will take place at King’s Fork Middle School.

The Chowan County, N.C.-based Opry is always a popular show, whether in Suffolk or in Edenton, N.C., where the performers are on their home turf. Considering its roots and the “Opry” for which it is named, it’s not surprising the Rocky Hock Opry embraces country music and family entertainment. What might be surprising to some folks, however, is how well the talented entertainers pull off the whole gig.

Not only shouldn’t family entertainment be raunchy, it shouldn’t have to be bad.

Folks in Suffolk and the surrounding area will have a chance to see how good it can get on Friday.

Tickets for the show are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Tickets are available at Suffolk Meals on Wheels by calling 934-3911, or from Billy Smith at 925-4541. They can also be found at Nationwide Insurance in Suffolk, Farmers Hardware in Holland, Reale & Curran PC in Smithfield, Virginia Commonwealth Bank, Windsor Pharmacy, and at all Farmers Bank locations.

Bring the whole family.

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