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Big money bet on job initiative

SVHEC ramps up new Center of Excellence with $2 million grant

South Boston home scorched by Monday fire

A Monday morning fire razed a two-story rental house at 1911 N. Main Street in South Boston despite quick action by firefighters to quell the blaze.

County native, advocate for disabled takes story to U.S. Senate

Robertson-Dabrowski overcomes struggles

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South Boston advances in O-Zone

Scottsburg has been eliminated in state Dixie Youth O-zone state tournament, and the South Boston allstars remain alive in the postseason event at the Day Complex.

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Prizery alum makes it to Broadway

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Tyler McKenzie
Tyler McKenzie, one of the young professionals who joined the Summer Theatre repertory company in its first season, will make his Broadway debut Monday in “Mamma Mia!”

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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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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