Louise Mandrell Leaving Pigeon Forge

Louise Mandrell will leave her Pigeon Forge, Tenn., theater at the end of 2005 following eight years of performances. A series of Christmas shows begins Thursday (Nov. 3), and her last performance at the venue will be held on New Year’s Eve. Mandrell has sold the theater to Fee Hedrick Entertainment. In a letter posted on her Web site, Mandrell writes that she moved to the area to raise her daughter, Nicole, and now plans to return to Nashville to be with her husband, John, who has reflex sympathetic dystrophy.