A ONE-MAN SHOW – With special guest Paul Murphy

Critically acclaimed interviewer, impressionist, musician, singer and storyteller, Roy Firestone, brings a unique type of show to Moore County on Saturday evening, July 16th at 7:30 p.m. at the Owens auditorium at Sandhills Community College. His spirited conversation covers so many of the bases that will highlight his show on July 16th. Executive Director of the Arts Council of Moore County, Chris Dunn and musician Paul Murphy join us
for the conversation. From his vantage point, Roy, who was born in the 50’s has an uncanny ability to create a tapestry of culture from the personalities he has known in the sports world and from the artists he grew up and interacted with.

He is well known as the Emmy Award winning host of ESPN’s Up Close Primetime television show and his iconic role in the well-known movie, Jerry Maguire. As you’ll hear, this was only the beginning as Roy has evolved into a multi-level entertainment talent and easy chair humorous philosopher.

The One Man Show is brought to you by the Arts Council of Moore County –




The Palustris Festival is an annual event that celebrates what makes Moore County the best place to live, work, visit, explore, shop, dine, relax and play. At the same time the Palustris Festival is an event that showcases these same attributes to the world, attracting thousands of visitors to Moore County.
Moore County Palustris Festival
Chris Dunn, the executive director of the Arts Council of Moore County (,
and Claire Phillips, the marketing director of the Convention & Visitor’s Bureau ( join us to discuss this event and include their special guests, Morgan Sills, director of the Judson Theatre Co., which will be presenting “Driving Miss Daisy” starring Michael Learned, musician Joe Craven from California who also does a special school outreach program for our students, Janet Kenworthy, the director of the Rooster’s Wife in Aberdeen, N.C. & Ray Owen the founder of the Longleaf Ensemble that will be performing at the Old Bethesda Church during the festival. All information about the festival can be found at The Palustris Festival showcases the visual, literary and performing arts in Moore County and the depth and breadth of their reach is best expressed by these passionate guests. An online broadcast of a prior UNC-TV show, North Carolina Weekend, is also available for viewing at