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Fuller, White named Homecoming King, Queen

On the Ebola front lines

County native opts to switch duties as Emory RN, bringing him face-to-face with victims of outbreak

Tax deadlines jeopardized by tardy bills

Town of Halifax expects to push back due date for personal property payments; South Boston struggles to stick to schedule

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Coleman Starnes, coaching legend, dies at age 75

Frank Coleman Starnes, the most successful high school varsity football coach in Comet history, passed away Wednesday

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Cast of ‘Dixie Swim Club’ can be a zany bunch

Prizery stage comedy opens Friday night

Matt Herskowitz Trio plays The Prizery

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The Matt Herskowitz Trio played at The Prizery Saturday night. Herskowitz has played on Barry Manilow's Christmas album and most recently played at Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center. (David Conner II photo)

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Junior Woman’s Club plans Totally 80s New Year’s Eve party

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2010 is quickly approaching, but the South Boston-Halifax Junior Woman’s Club wants to take you back to the 80s! Dust off your acid washed jeans and tease your hair up for the Totally 80s New Year’s Eve Party to be held at the Prizery on Dec. 31, from 9 p.m.– 1 a.m.

Manilow’s pianist plays The Prizery on Saturday

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Now that he’s finished the Christmas album with Barry Manilow and played at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, Matt Herskowitz, center, is free to appear at The Prizery. Enjoy traditional jazz standards, some jazzed-up Christmas tunes and some original compositions when the Matt Herskowitz Trio plays The Prizery this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, call (434) 572-8339 or visit http://www.prizery.com
It’s been hard to miss superstar Barry Manilow all over TV plugging his album “In the Swing of Christmas.” And, obviously, if you’re Barry Manilow, you can have any pianist in the world. And he chose Matt Herskowitz – the same Matt Herskowitz coming to the intimacy of The Prizery’s Chastain Theatre this Saturday evening.

Donation made to Pre-k program

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Ryan Garrett of Edward Jones Investments makes a $1,000 donation to The Prizery’s Pre-K Arts Academy specifically for art supplies used by instructor Susi Robbins. Garrett and Robbins stand with young students from the Cluster Springs Early Learning Center. This school year, Robbins will teach art units on, among other topics, Native Americans, birdfeeders, winter landscapes, pond life, hand puppets and architecture to the public-school four-year-olds.

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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