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'Annie' opens this weekend at The Colonial

Date of Story: 
Friday, March 10, 2017
Source: 
South Hill Enterprise

Opening this weekend on Saturday, March 11, at 8 p.m., the Colonial Actors Theatre Society (C.A.T.S.) will present “Annie,” featuring 65 local actors and singers, at South Hill’s Colonial Center for Performing Arts.

Auditions to be held for bluegrass musical

Date of Story: 
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Source: 
Henderson Daily Dispatch

Local actors, singers and dancers will have a chance to perform on the stage of McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center in June. Auditions for the bluegrass musical “That Long Tobacco Road” will be held at McGregor Hall this Sunday and Tuesday to cast the play.

Legendary Paul Robeson to be portrayed on McGregor Hall stage

Date of Story: 
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Source: 
Henderson Daily Dispatch

The story of Paul Robeson, the African-American renaissance man, will unfold on the stage at McGregor Hall Feb. 10.

Middleburg Steak House eyes April reopening

Date of Story: 
Friday, February 3, 2017
Source: 
Henderson Daily Dispatch

The reopening date for Middleburg Steak and Seafood House has been delayed until April as construction to repair damage from a fire last May continues. The Daily Dispatch had reported in November that husband-and-wife owners Bennie and Lisa Blackwell were aiming to reopen the steakhouse in mid-February.

Local talent to dance in 'The Nutcracker'

Date of Story: 
Friday, December 2, 2016
Source: 
Henderson Daily Dispatch

When the Ballet for Young Audiences brings “The Nutcracker” to McGregor Hall on Sunday, the dance troupe will be reinforced by local talent. Ten students at Ballet Arts All Stars will join the professional dancers on stage to tell the story of the nutcracker prince as he battles the mouse king.

Frankie Valli tribute to grace Colonial stage for one night only

Date of Story: 
Friday, October 28, 2016
Source: 
South Hill Enterprise

Appearing on the Colonial Center for Performing Arts stage for one night only, Lights Out, which has been called the country’s best Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons tribute band, will perform in South Hill on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 8 p.m.

Rising star to play at Buggs Island Blues Bash

Date of Story: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Source: 
SoVANow.com

“Australia’s First Lady of the Blues,” Anni Piper, continues her Summer/Fall “More Guitars than Friends” Tour, in support of her critically-acclaimed album of the same name, with an upcoming performance at the Second Annual Big Buggs Island Blues Bash, at Robbins Ballpark, in Clarksville Saturday, Sept. 24.

Mecklenburg’s Finest Charity Cook-off coming

Date of Story: 
Monday, September 12, 2016
Source: 
Chase City News Progress

It’s time again for the 7th Annual Mecklenburg’s Finest Charity Cook-off. The event will be held on Friday, September 30th from 4 to 6:30 pm in the parking lot behind the upper level of the Virginia Avenue Mall.

World renowned violinist to play in Clarksville

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Source: 
Chase City News Progress

The Clarksville Community Players and VETS, Inc. will host an unforgettable evening of music September 14th at 7:30pm at the Clarksville Fine Arts Center This free concert will feature world renowned violinist Natasha Korsakova accompanied on piano by maestro and artistic director of the Carolina Philharmonic and Orchestra 2100 David Micheal Wolff.

Fireworks cancelled for Picnic in the Park

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

South Hill’s Picnic in the Park event , already rescheduled for Labor Day weekend, has been moved to a new location and will not have fireworks, due to extreme dry conditions.

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