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Larnell Starkey and the Spiritual Seven at the Prizery

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Larnell Starkey and the Spiritual Seven played the Prizery Thursday evening. Opening for the gospel group was Clover native Tracy Staten Joyner. (David Conner II photo)

Lively gospel comes to Prizery

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Larnell Starkey and the Spirtual Seven play lively gospel this Thursday night at The Prizery. Sample the music of the "gospel Temptations" at http://www.darrecord.org. Opening vocalist is Tracy Staten Joyner, who grew up in Clover. A free light reception follows the show. Call 572-8339 or visit http://www.prizery.com for tickets.
Tracy Staten Joyner, Clover native, opens

Prizery picks up art trophy

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The Prizery picked up the first-ever Rising Star Award from Virginians for the Arts for the impact it is making on its wider community. Making the presentation in Richmond last week was Virginians for the Arts Foundation President Peter Fields, second from left. Pictured are Prizery Executive Director Chris Jones, Finance Director Bob Mares, Board Chairman John Fulton and employee Eva Cassada. More than 80 arts groups around the state applied for two awards. Parsons-Bruce Art Association garnered an honorable mention for its effective work. View a video made by Virginians for the Arts to showcase The Prizery at http://www.prizery.com.
The Prizery arts center was officially awarded the first-ever Rising Star Award in front of about 300 of its peer organizations at the annual Art Works for Virginia conference last week in Richmond. The Virginians for the Arts honor was given to the organization showing the most promise in making a significant impact on its community. Among the honorable mentions was Parsons-Bruce Art Association.

Harold and the Purple Crayon colors the Prizery

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The national tour of Harold and the Purple Crayon presented two performances Monday for Halifax County school children. The clever, artfully staged production comes to The Prizery tonight at 7 p.m. (note the earlier time) as part of a national tour by the Enchantment Theatre. Perfect for both the young and the young at heart, the play is co-sponsored by Fry Jordan and Wilson Insurance, Sheri & Jeff Fox with daughter Maggie, and Halifax County Little Theatre. The Prizery receives support from the Virginia Commission for the Arts. Tickets are $29 for adults, $27 for seniors or college students and $15 for youth. For tickets, call (434) 572-8339, visit http://www.prizery.com or get them at the door. (David Conner II photo)

Vander Ark plays the Prizery

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Verve Pipe frontman Brian Vander Ark played a solo acoustic shows Friday night at the Prizery in South Boston. Openingh for Vander Ark was Halifax's David Martin, who was joined during his opening set, by Randy Savage and Justin Butterworth. (David Conner II photo)

Harold and the Purple Crayon comes to life on Prizery stage

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The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon comes to The Prizery in Downtown South Boston on Monday at 7 p.m. (note earlier show time). The play is co-sponsored by Fry Jordan and Wilson Insurance, Sheri & Jeff Fox with daughter Maggie, and Halifax County Little Theatre. The Prizery receives support from the Virginia Commission for the Arts. Tickets are $29 for adults, $27 for seniors or college students and $15 for youth. For tickets, call (434) 572-8339 or visit http://www.prizery.com.

‘Freshmen’ rocker comes to Prizery

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The Verve Pipe frontman, guitarist (and songwriter of the hit “The Freshmen”) Brian Vander Ark, top, brings thoughtful, catchy alternative rock to The Prizery on Friday night, Jan. 22. David Martin, above, of Halifax County opens. Underwriters are Glerin Business Resources and the Law Office of Tracy L. Quackenbush; co-sponsors are Cyndi Overby and Isabella Martin. For tickets, call 572-8339 or visit http://www.prizery.com.
Frontman for The Verve Pipe and author of their calling-card chart-topper, “The Freshmen,” Brian Vander Ark brings alternative rock to The Prizery on Jan. 22.

Winter pottery classes set at Prizery for adults, kids

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Elyse Ward will teach another round of pottery classes for children and adults at The Prizery arts center running February through March. Due to the limited number of pottery wheels, enrollment is limited to six in each of two classes. To register, call 572-8339.
The Prizery arts center, in South Boston, starts a new round of pottery classes for children and adults running February through March with instructor Elyse Ward.

Carlbrook students stage ‘Our Town’

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Getting Down To Business — Carlbrook School students Lilly Hawes, left, and Lauren McLeod practice for their upcoming production of Our Town.  The one-time only showing, with all proceeds going to The Prizery, will be Saturday, Jan. 9 at 3 PM in the venues Chastain Theatre.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit The Prizery’s website at http://www.prizery.com or contact the box office at 572 – 8339. 
 
Resolutions are on the tip of everyone’s tongue during the first few weeks of any New Year. They are often as unique as the individuals who resolve to follow through on them, but this year let us all commit to one goal — living life for each moment. This objective — to truly live life — is a central theme in Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, a famous American play being performed by several Carlbrook School student’s this weekend on The Prizery’s Chastain Theatre stage. The one show only production will take place on Saturday, Jan. 9 at 3 p.m. with all ticket sale proceeds going to benefit The Prizery.

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