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Local Visitor Center garners honor from state association

The South Boston/Halifax County Visitor Center has received the “Visitor Center of the Year” award given annually by the Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (VACVB).

Fire halted at edge of data center

Leaf-burning spirals out of control; person responsible may be liable for damage after violating 4 p.m. ban

Chase City beefs up ordinance for derelict buildings

The ordinance defines a dilapidated building as any residential, rental or commercial structure that could contribute to the spread of disease or injury, creates a fire hazard, is liable to…

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SBS to race under the lights

The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.

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Caladh Nua brings Gaelic sounds to Prizery Saturday

The band has performed for American Public Radio, the BBC, and RTE. Featuring a vast repertoire of haunting songs and evocative Irish tunes,

Mark and Julee Weems to perform at Trinity Episcopal

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Herskowitz rings in Christmas at Prizery Dec. 12

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Matt Herskowitz, left, has recorded a Grammy-nominated Christmas album with Barry Manilow (pictured here) and played prestigious jazz festivals around the globe. On Saturday, Dec. 12, he and his trio visit The Prizery. The concert, at 7:30 p.m., is underwritten by Angela Lewis and co-sponsored by Fry Jordan & Wilson Insurance. Tickets: (434) 572-8339 or http://www.prizery.com.
The Prizery heads into Christmas with two great holiday shows on tap: the Matt Herskowitz Trio plays Saturday, Dec. 12, and contemporary Christian star Sandi Patty plays a sold-out show Dec. 15. (The Matt Herskowitz Trio was originally billed as MaD Fusion – they have since changed their name.)

Calvo photography in Prizery gallery

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The Prizery’s Robert F. Cage Art Gallery will be filled through the holiday season with the fine-art photography of South Boston’s Michael Calvo. “Journey of Wonder” opens this week for the Third Thursday evening event, with the artist’s reception on Saturday 6-8 p.m. Both events are free. The exhibit is also open during regular Prizery hours, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays.

Wal-Mart helps students see Prizery performances

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Linda Arthur, Assistant Manager of Wal-Mart, center, presents a check to Logan Young, President of the Halifax County Public Schools Education Foundation, left, to help underwrite students’ attendance at top-notch professional performances at The Prizery art center during the school day. Also pictured is Chris Jones, Prizery Executive Director. Already this season, students have seen a Shakespearean performance by a New York City troupe and Circo Aereo, a Finnish contemporary circus.
Wal-Mart has donated $1,000 to The Prizery in South Boston through the Halifax County Public Schools Education Foundation. The funds help underwrite sending Halifax County Public Schools students to top-notch professional daytime performances at The Prizery art center. Most recently, students saw “As You Like It” performed by the Aquila Shakespeare Theatre out of New York City.

Dane Ferguson at The Prizery

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Halifax County's Dane Ferguson opened for Dave Mason Halloween night at The Prizery.

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Fiddler-singer-dancer April Verch comes to Prizery on Tuesday

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Canadian sensation April Verch comes to The Prizery on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The wildly versatile Verch plays the bluegrass fiddle, sings and stepdances along with her band. Her appearance is co-sponsored by Glerin Business Resources Inc. For tickets: (434) 572-8339 or http://www.prizery.com

Prizery gets trio of recognitions

The Prizery community arts center in South Boston has gotten a trio of honors recently: inclusion in the prestigious Jazz Presenters Network, plus citations and photographs in both a widely-distributed booklet from the U.S. National Park Service and in the Main Street Monitor.

Soundworks sings old favorites at The Prizery Saturday

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SOUNDWORKS – All-male voices singing pop, gospel and bop – comes to The Prizery Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Central Virginia's premiere men's a cappella ensemble boasts of having no amplification, no instruments and no director. For tickets: (434) 572-8339 or http://www.prizery.com
Soundworks – all-male voices in glorious harmony comes to South Boston's The Prizery this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Central Virginia’s premiere men’s a cappella ensemble, Soundworks has won the Mid-Atlantic Southern Division Chorus Championship for the last three years.

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