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The Meherrin River Arts Council welcomes “1964” ... The Tribute on March 21. Over twenty years of researching and performing have made “1964” masters of their craft. They are hailed by critics and fans alike as THE most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute, which has earned them the disti…

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A packed auditorium accompanied Rodney Atkins as he rocked out to his greatest hits about the Lord, family, and friends at the Emporia-Greensville Performing Arts Center.

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The Texas Tenors graced Emporia with beautiful harmonies, wicked charm and an exciting show at the Emporia Greensville Performing Arts Center Jan. 11.

Danny & the Juniors was the first of six acts to hit the stage at the Emporia-Greensville Performing Arts Center Saturday for the Doo Wop Live show to wrap up the Meherrin River Arts Council’s 2019 Music Concert Series. Belting out classic hits “At the Hop”, “Rock ’n Roll is Hear To Stay…

As show time neared for Saturday night’s third show of the Meherrin River Arts Council’s 2019 season, the crowd was noticeably excited even though many members of the audience were not sure what to expect.

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It all began the night Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” booked a recording session for Carl Perkins on Dec. 4, 1956.

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Sinbad easily demonstrated that there are as many facets and faces to his comedy as there are treasures in Aladdin’s treasure trove at the Meherrin River Arts Council’s second show of the 2019 season at their Greensville Elementary School facility on Saturday night. For nearly three hours th…

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The ArtBank’s 29th annual series continues with Richmond Ballet II, the second company of Richmond Ballet, the State Ballet of Virginia, on Saturday, March 16, at 7 p.m. at Brunswick High School.

Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the “100 Greatest Standups of All Time,” actor and comedian Sinbad has had audiences laughing for over three decades.

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Ever since word got out that Josh Turner was opening the Meherrin River Arts Council’s 2019 season, fans had been eagerly awaiting the chance to see the country crooner known for songs ranging from “Long Black Train” to “Hometown Girl” to “Your Man” in their home town. Some season ticket hol…

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The 63rd Annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games took place July 12 through July 13 this year in MacRae Meadows, N.C.

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The Meherrin River Arts Council has announced its 2019 annual concert series and this year it features another terrific lineup. From country music superstars and legendary comedians, to 50s and 60s hitmakers, and rock ‘n’ roll icons, this season is simply outstanding.

John DuVall, the managing artistic director, finished with an award winning performance of “A Life.” Written by Adam Bock it was originally performed by David Hyde Pierce of Frasier fame.

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LAWRENCEVILLE – Friends and supporters of the James Solomon Russell/Saint Paul’s College Museum & Archives gathered for an Open House on Saturday, May 26, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Over 150 people visited the museum to see the many rare artifacts, photographs, documents and other item…

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When The Four Tops completed its last number, it competed a Saturday night of legendary Motown sound that featured The Temptations as the opening musical act. It was also a night to celebrate 40 years of the Meherrin River Arts Council bringing well renowned acts to Emporia.

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For one Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center staff member, the connection to the concert series goes much deeper than a corporate sponsorship.

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Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers opened Saturday’s Meherrin River Arts Council concert by singing the National Anthem and closed the show with “Americans, That’s Who,” a number praising the works and deeds of U.S.

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On April 21 the Meherrin River Arts Council welcomes country music legends Larry Gatlin and The Gatlin Brothers to the 2018 Concert Series. Over 50 years ago, Larry, Steve, and Rudy Gatlin started singing in their little hometown of Abilene, Texas, and from there went on to make music history.

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“You are going to see a really good show,” said those that had heard Under the Streetlamp before Saturday’s show at the Performing Arts Center in Emporia. Those that had not heard of the band did not know what to expect.

Volunteers gather in front of a batch of toys purchased through the Christmas Happiness Fund to bring Christmas to approximately 300 children in the Greensville-Emporia Community.

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Thanks to businesses, civic organizations and citizens, the Independent-Messenger and Greensville-Emporia Dept. of Social Services raised more than $11,000 for the Christmas Happiness Fund allowing us with the help of many volunteers to bring Christmas to nearly 300 children in need.