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Back when tobacco, the “golden leaf” of Virginia was a celebrated crop, and tobacco auctions were a festive occasion, no one was more celebrated than the market auctioneer.

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HCLT, Prizery join forces for Christmas Carol

South Boston News
Halifax County Little Theatre and The Prizery will join forces this fall to bring back a wonderful holiday tradition to the local stage: Alan Menken’s musical version of  Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.  Performances will run from Nov. 27 - Dec. 13. Auditions will be held Monday Aug. 17 and Monday Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Chastain Theatre at The Prizery. Director Chris Jones is looking for actors and singers of all ages to fill this large cast of characters. Limited roles are available for children age 8 and older, including Tiny Tim, angels, and ensemble parts, and many roles are available for older children, teens and adults.  Those auditioning are asked to be prepared to sing 16 bars of a song of their choice. Rehearsals begin Aug. 31.

Thompson art on display at HRH’s Wall of Art

South Boston News
The works of local artist Emily McKenney Thompson are currently on display in the Bellwood Café at Halifax Regional Hospital. The display showcases the artist’s creative use of a variety of mediums and techniques. The exhibit will remain throughout the month of June.
Now on display on the Wall of Art in the Bellwood Café at Halifax Regional Hospital are the works of Emily McKenney Thompson. In a variety of mediums, the exhibit provides a sampling of the creativity and skill of the young artist.

Richmond Symphony performs at the Prizery

South Boston News
The Richmond Symphony returned to the Prizery Thursday night for its annual Spring visit. Erin R. Freeman returned as conductor. Thursday's performance was made possible by a grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and sponsorship from Dr. Richard Allen Tri County Gastroenterology, Simmons and Associates Realty and Barbara and Walter Bass. One of the nation’s leading regional orchestras, each year it gives more than 100 performances to 125,000 listeners. Founded in 1957, the Symphony just named a few months ago its fifth music director, Steven Smith. (David Conner II photo)

Lawson Creek plays Saturday at Prizery

South Boston News
Lawson Creek Grass plays its last concert will all current members this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at The Prizery arts center. The Alton-based band has enjoyed a strong four years, with myriad gigs and two CDs to its credit. For tickets, call 572-8339 during business hours, stop by the box office or buy online, for a small surcharge, at http://www.prizery.com.
It’ll be a bittersweet, unforgettable evening – and a fantastic show – Saturday when Lawson Creek Grass of Alton performs its last concert with all members together. The Prizery arts center plays host at 7:30 p.m.

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