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Aladdin Jr.’s young cast draws raves

On May 31, something new hit the stage of the Prizery. Audiences were wowed by the talent of homegrown kids right here in Halifax County who star in the Summer Theater Celebration’s latest production, Aladdin Jr.

Classical music frenzy at Prizery this week

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Massimiliano Valenti, an Italian classical pianist, plays Thursday night in The Prizery’s Chastain Theatre followed by a reception given by Benchmark Bank.

Regina Carter plays the Prizery

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Grammy-nominated jazz violinist Regina Carter and her quintet played at The Prizery on Friday night. Carter, who plays jazz and classical violin, is a winner of a MacArthur “Genius” Grant. Carter has shared the stage with Billy Joel and Dolly Parton and has recorded with Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige and Lauryn Hill. Oprah Winfrey’s magazine, O, and others have raved about her music.

Quilting as art at Prizery

“North Halifax Quilting Ladies: Hand-quilting at its Finest,” a exhibition of beautiful hand-sewn quilts sponsored by the Parsons-Bruce Art Association, opens at The Prizery arts center this coming Sunday, March 21, with a free reception just prior to the performance by the Rainier Piano Trio. It will remain hanging through May.

Prizery founds professional summer stock theatre

The Prizery arts center has established a resident Professional Summer Theatre Company that will stage three vibrant musicals in June and July starring professional actors, singers, dancers and support staff from around the region. “Dames at Sea,” “The All Night Strut” and “Annie” will run live in The Prizery’s Chastain Theatre for multiple performances.

Grammy-nominated jazz violinist Regina Carter at Prizery on Friday

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Grammy-nominated jazz violinist Regina Carter and her quintet play at The Prizery on Friday night. A free reception follows. Carter is promoting her sixth album, set for release in May. Tickets are $29 for adults, $27 for college students and senior citizens and $15 for youth. Call The Prizery at (434) 572-8339 or see http://www.prizery.com. Big discounts are available for groups of 12 or more; call Bob Mares at The Prizery.
One of the most dynamic and technically accomplished violinists now recording will appear Friday night at The Prizery arts center. Regina Carter, who plays jazz and classical violin, is a winner of a MacArthur “Genius” Grant. Carter has shared the stage with Billy Joel and Dolly Parton and has recorded with Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige and Lauryn Hill. Oprah Winfrey’s magazine, O, and others have raved about her music.

Theatre Camp sleepover

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Philadanco rescheduled

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Carr is Poetry Out Loud champ; three headed to state finals

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Daneisha Carr, fourth from left, of Halifax County High School was the winner of the Poetry Out Loud regional competition held Thursday at The Prizery. She and two others, Julia Simon of Halifax High and Janessa Reid of Tunstall High School, will advance to the state finals March 11 in Richmond. Pictured are the participants, sponsors and teachers, from left, Elizabeth Cantile of the Virginia Commission for the Arts; Tunstall teacher Kristen Williams; Erica Muse of Halifax; winner Carr; Bryson Hairston of Tunstall, third-place Simon; Halifax teacher Becky Donner; second-place Reid, Halifax teacher Mary Eanes and state coordinator Jeanie Rule of Theatre IV. Campbell County High School cancelled its participation due to weather.
Daneisha Carr of Halifax County High School won the Poetry Out Loud regional competition held Thursday at The Prizery. She and two others, Janessa Reid of Tunstall High School, who won second place, and Julia Simon of Halifax High, who took third place, and will advance to the state finals in March in Richmond. The Virginia winner will then proceed to the final, national competition in April in Washington, D.C.

HCMS sixth graders bring alive historic crossing

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A few “Greene's Crossing of the Dan” cast members work together in an improvisational game to hone their acting skills for the play. The free public performance will be Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. at The Prizery. This event is part of the 229th Crossing of the Dan Commemoration held at The Prizery that weekend.

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