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Tribute to stock car racing coming to Heritage Festival

South Boston News
Garland Ricketts
Jim Croce’s song “Rapid Roy” describes to a tee the early days of dirt track stock car racing at the South Boston Speedway. Back in the early days when the track was dirt, stock car drivers ran moonshine all week and raced on the weekends. Moonshine- running not only put cash in their pockets, but it also honed their driving skills so they could burn up the track at The South Boston Speedway.

Ramona Quimby auditions set

Halifax County Little Theatre will hold auditions this week for the family production Ramona Quimby. This will be a great opportunity for both experienced actors and anyone who has ever wanted to try their hand at being on stage to come out and participate. Director Sandy Slayton is looking for a host of characters to fill the stage for the upcoming June production. There’s no singing involved in this one, and there are cameo roles, small parts, and several lead roles to be filled, as well as backstage roles in the production crew.

Layers peeled back for SUDS production

South Boston News
All things in place - Halifax COunty Little Theatre's upcoming production of SUDS is getting closer to opening night, April 24 at The Prizery. All props and set pieces are integral to telling any story on stage, and this time, it's a story told through music. Visit for showtimes and ticket information or call The Prizery box office at 572-8339. Get your tickets early!
When witnessing any masterful piece of fine art – whether visual, vocal, or auditory – it’s important to take note of the many layers which make it great. Famous paintings reveal layers of color and composition, celebrated singers evoke the many layers of emotion that a song can contain, and all notable composers demonstrate varying levels of tone and harmony in their great works.

Quilting Ladies exhibit continues at the Prizery

South Boston News
Currently on exhibit in the Cage Gallery at the Prizery is “Quilting Ladies,” sponsored by Parsons-Bruce Art Association and the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority. The show, designed and organized by Ralph Wileman, is the association’s contribution to “Minds Wide Open,” Virginia’s 2010 celebration of Women in the Arts. The exhibit is a salute to the North Halifax Quilting Ladies and focuses on the history and purpose of the group and information on the art of quilting. Pictured is eighty-five year Christine Wade in action. A member of the Stovall community, the former Burlington employee enjoys her role with the quilting ladies.

Auditions for HCLT’s production of Ramona Quimby set

The Halifax County Little Theatre is busy this spring. While SUDS – the Rockin’ 60’s Musical – is set to open April 23, plans are under way for the next production, Ramona Quimby. Auditions for the Beverly Cleary family favorite will take place next week, Thursday and Friday, April 15 and 16, at 7 p.m. at The Prizery, and Saturday morning, April 16, at 10 a.m.

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