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Links to news stories about entertainment and public events in the Buggs Island/ Kerr Lake area from newspapers, broadcasters and websites.

‘Beauty and the Beast’ opens this weekend

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Source: 
Chase City News Progress

The Clarksville Community Players’ opening performance of “Beauty and the Beast” will be this Saturday at the Clarksville Fine Arts Center. The director for the show, Georgene Glasscock, said prepare to be blown away by the beautifully built and decorated set as well as the talent of the excellent cast she has had the pleasure of working with for the past four months.

Fabulous Equinox Orchestra thrills McGregor Hall audience

Date of Story: 
Monday, May 8, 2017
Source: 
Henderson Daily Dispatch

An enthusiastic audience heard a spirited performance on Friday as the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra played in McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center.

Big band sounds will fill McGregor Hall

Date of Story: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Source: 
Henderson Daily Dispatch

When The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra performs in McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center on Friday, the sounds of the great American songbook will fill the 1,000-seat auditorium.

Swimming Cancelled at Kerr Lake Triathlon

Date of Story: 
Friday, April 28, 2017
Source: 
Kerr Lake Guide

This weekend's "Kerr Lake International" triathlon scheduled at Bullocksville State Park will no longer have a 1.5 K swim as part of the course. Instead, event sponsors say the event will be turned into a duathlon consisting of a 3.1 mile run, the existing 20.6 mile bike race, and another 3.1 mile run.

Eight artists featured Monday

Date of Story: 
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Source: 
Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald

Each month, the Halifax County Arts Council hosts their Sip and See event, featuring the work of a local artist. On Monday, the Council is hosting eight artists of the Clarksville, Virginia, Artisans Guild.

Music of the Beatles will fill McGregor Hall on Thursday

Date of Story: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Source: 
Henderson Daily Dispatch

What’s your favorite Beatles song? On Thursday you’ll have a chance to hear it — and more — in the 1,000-seat auditorium of McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center in downtown Henderson.

Governor to Break Ground for new 'Splash Park' at Occoneechee

Date of Story: 
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Source: 
Kerr Lake Guide

On Monday, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe is expected to take part in the groundbreaking for a new water 'splash park' at Occoneechee State Park in Clarksville. The splash park is one of the projects funded under a $5.6 million budget amendment approved by the General Assembly in 2015.

Occoneechee received $1.5 million for the addition of the splash park and yurts.

The Glass Menagerie Coming to VGCC

Date of Story: 
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Source: 
Kerr Lake Guide

Vance-Granville Community College is proud to present a theater classic for our Fifth Annual Dinner Theater! Another exciting evening of dining and drama awaits you! Scheduled for the evenings of Thursday, April 27, and Friday, April 28, in the Civic Center on VGCC’s Main Campus in Vance County, “The Glass Menagerie” will begin with a buffet dinner at 6 p.m. each evening.

Wine and water, together

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Source: 
SoVANow.com

Organizers estimate that 1,500 people enjoyed this year’s Clarksville Lake Country Wine Festival, held for the first time on the 58 Business Bridge over Buggs Island Lake.

Rolling Stones tribute coming to Colonial

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Source: 
South Hill Enterprise

Gracing the Colonial stage for one night only on Saturday, April 15, at 8 p.m. is the country’s only full-time touring Rolling Stones tribute group, Satisfaction.

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