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Little Shop of Horrors opens Thursday

Date of Story: 
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Source: 
Henderson Daily Dispatch

Seymour, played by Michael Pearce, struggles as his botanic creation, Audrey II, starts getting hungry during Monday's rehearsal of the Henderson Rec Players' production of "Little Shop of Horrors." The play will be presented at Vance-Granville Community College's small auditorium at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Big lineup for Prizery’s 10th year

Date of Story: 
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Source: 
SoVANow.com

Ever since The Prizery opened in September 2005, there has been a performance season each year. The Prizery has hosted various acts from The Vienna Boy’s Choir to Suzanne Vega, the Morgan State Gospel Choir to Oleta Adams. Now as we approach the celebration of our tenth year in operation, we are proud to announce the new performance season for 2015-16.

C.A.T.S. show a knee-slapping, boot-stomping good time

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Source: 
South Hill Enterprise

Opening Saturday, Aug. 1, at 8 p.m. on the stage of The Colonial Center for the Performing Arts in South Hill, the “C.A.T.S Country Review,” sponsored by The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy and Watkins Hearing Aids, is sure to entertain audiences of all ages from start to finish.

Balloons are a hit as always, but with an expanded ridership

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Source: 
SoVANow.com

Nearly 600 children enjoyed tethered balloon rides at the start of the 38th annual Lakefest celebration on Thursday, July 16. Families poured into the Commerce Park on Noblin Farm Road, some for the experience of riding in a balloon, while others were just there to watch.

Cantaloupe Festival draws huge crowd

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Source: 
Warren Record

Saturday’s intense heat and humidity did not prevent a huge crowd from Warren County and beyond from gathering for the annual Ridgeway Cantaloupe Festival.

LakeFest 2015 could be biggest on record

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Source: 
Chase City News Progress

The crowds came out early and stayed late. Despite extremely hot and humid conditions, unofficial estimates place the number attending Clarksville’s 38th LakeFest on Saturday among the largest ever.

LakeFest 2015 could be biggest on record

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Source: 
Chase City News Progress

The crowds came out early and stayed late. Despite extremely hot and humid conditions, unofficial estimates place the number attending Clarksville’s 38th LakeFest on Saturday among the largest ever.

Move over Lakefest, here come the [Hell's] Angels [to Clarksville]

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Source: 
SoVANow.com

With another successful Virginia Lake Festival in the books, Mecklenburg County and the Town of Clarksville are turning their attention to the next big event on the lake: The USA Run, the annual national conference of the Hells Angels, set to take place in Clarksville between July 29 and Aug. 2.

Celebrating the cantaloupe

Date of Story: 
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Source: 
Henderson Daily Dispatch

The Ridgeway Cantaloupe Festival on Saturday paid homage to the melon with food, artists, craft vendors and music. The Ridgeway Historical Society and the Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Department sponsor the event in the Warren County community.

Lakefest Rising

Date of Story: 
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Source: 
SoVANow.com

The largest festival in the region is here starting Thursday — the 38th annual Virginia Lake Festival, unfolding over a four-day span through Sunday in Clarksville on the shores of Buggs Island Lake. The fun gets started Thursday, with the launch (weather permitting) of tethered balloons at the Lake Country Business Park on Noblin Farm Road in Clarksville.

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