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Clarksville set for 10th Wine Fest

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Source: 
Chase City News Progress

Clarksville is gearing up for the 2016 Lake Country Wine Festival and for the tenth anniversary of the event, officials have some major changes in place for the April 9, event. This year the festival relocates from the Virginia Avenue location which has been home to the event for a new location on the Clarksville Business Bridge, which will be closed for the afternoon event

HCLT to present ‘Shrek the Musical’

Date of Story: 
Monday, March 21, 2016
Source: 
SoVANow.com

The cast of Halifax County Little Theatre’s Shrek the Musical is so excited to bring this beloved comedy to the stage that they’re all having parfaits because everyone loves them. Directed by Kasey Rising with musical direction by Cheri Blackwell and Andre Williamson, Shrek is HCLT’s final show of their 60th Anniversary Season

‘Oliver!’ opens Saturday in South Hill

Date of Story: 
Friday, March 11, 2016
Source: 
South Hill Enterprise

Opening this Saturday at 8 p.m. on The Colonial Center for Performing Arts stage in South Hill, “Oliver!,” the next C.A.T.S. (Colonial Actors Theatre Society) community theatre production, is a high-energy performance that will entertain audiences of all ages.

Theater expected to bring economic benefit, more

Date of Story: 
Monday, February 1, 2016
Source: 
Henderson Daily Dispatch

McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center will bring more than live performances to the community.The more than 26,000-square-foot facility is expected to bring more dollars, tourists and opportunities to Henderson and Vance County. Tommy Deadwyler, executive director of McGregor Hall, said along with income and visitors, peripheral businesses may grow as a result of the center.

Halifax County Little Theatre to present Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963

Date of Story: 
Monday, January 25, 2016
Source: 
SoVANow.com

It was an American tragedy: four young girls killed when a bomb was planted in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963. The repercussions of that event were far-reaching in the nation’s troubled times regarding Civil Rights.

Players open “Sylvia” for weekend run

Date of Story: 
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Source: 
Chase City News Progress

Clarksville Community Players (CCP) is set to open its last show of the 2015 season this weekend only. Like any great romantic comedy, Sylvia reflects the challenges people face in relationships, careers, and finding themselves.

Benefit concerts to feature world-renowned artists

Date of Story: 
Friday, October 16, 2015
Source: 
South Hill Enterprise

A very special concert is coming to Clarksville and South Hill to benefit the Mecklenburg County Business Education Partnership’s efforts to set up a music scholarship.

South Central Fair returns next week

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Source: 
Chase City News Progress

Another sure sign of fall, the South Central Fair arrives in Chase City next week for it’s 105th edition. First held on the lawn of the old Mecklenburg Mineral Springs Hotel, the fair quickly became an institution.

Clarksville Players “Second Samuel” opens on Friday

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Source: 
Chase City News Progress

The Clarksville Community Players are excited to welcome back guest Director Fred Motley of Danville, Virginia and pleased to announce the cast of its upcoming Southern comedy “Second Samuel” which will run this weekend.

Auditions slated as Prizery, HCLT bring back Scrooge

Date of Story: 
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Source: 
SoVANow.com

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol has won hearts all over the world for countless holiday seasons, whether read fireside to the children before bed, or watched on the TV screen for Christmas movie night over a bucket of popcorn while waiting for Santa to arrive; no matter where, or when, or how it was told to us, the story has sparked magic in us all.

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