Hank Williams Comes to Harrisonburg

Hank Williams
Okay … the next possible best for Hank Williams comes to Harrisonburg! The annual ‘HANK WILLIAMS SR. TRIBUTE CONCERT’ plays The Arts Council of the Valley’s Court Square Theater on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 8:00 pm.

In the history of country music, no songwriter has recorded and penned so many songs that 50+ years later are still sung, recorded and revered as ‘The Bible of classic country music’! Make your reservations NOW!

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December 6, 2014

World Music for Children comes to Harrisonburg

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Explore More Discovery Museumand Arts Council of the Valley are teaming up to present award-winning children’s performer Daria Marmaluk-Hajioannou on Saturday, November 8.

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October 22, 2014

Spring Harrisonburg and the Shenandoah Valley

news from HarrisonburgNews of interest in the Centeral Shenandoah Valley of Virginia including Harrisonburg, Staunton, Rockingham County and surrounding areas. If you’ve got news or a story to tell, just let us know! Here’s to Mother’s Day Weekend, 2014 …
[*] Mrs. T’s hosts Shenandoah Valley students to learn workplace skills
[*] Local Project Works To Raise Awareness About Sexual Abuse
[*] American Shakespeare Award recipient brings words to life
[*] Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in the State
[*] Valley leaders clash over Medicaid expansion
[*] 150th Anniversary Battle of New Market
[*] The Steel Wheels On Mountain Stage
[*] Local Impact of Lifted Poultry Ban
… and more!

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May 10, 2014

Stephen Bennett next up in the Music Series at Harrisonburg’s Court Square Theater

Stephen Bennett

Whether playing his great-grandfather’s harp guitar, his 1930 National Steel or a standard 6-string, Stephen Bennett is a musician to hear. His playing has won awards and critical praise. In live performance and on record, his diverse musical influences and interests are joined with a lifelong love affair with the sound of guitar strings. (more…)

April 4, 2014

National Arts Advocacy Day is March 24-25

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When we say “ARTS” it is important for us to specify that the arts include visual fine art, design, art education, music, dance, art history, theater and performance, literary art, new media, film, integrated media, and public works. The arts are designated as a “core academic subject” in federal law, which means the arts have the same importance as reading, math, social studies, language arts, and science. This federal designation is an acknowledgement of the relevance of the arts in a complete education and their rightful place in the main instructional day. However, a 2011 national survey of over 1,000 public schools found that schools are narrowing curriculum and shifting instructional time and resources away from visual art, music, foreign language, and social studies.

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March 24, 2014

Harrisonburg Arts for April

Upcoming arts events and happenings in the central Shenandoah Valley … make your plans to enhance your spring with art . Don’t miss the Progressive Party, and other special events . .

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March 24, 2014

Beyond Mountains: Photographs

inspired by the Poems of Nadine Pinede
February 5 – April 15 at Court Square Theater

The photographs in this exhibition are hanging in the Court Square Theater lobby and are based on Nadine Pinede’s poetry chapbook, An Invisible Geography.

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March 12, 2014

International Photographer Lalla Essadyi in Harrisonburg

Lalla Essadyi, Photographer

The James Madison University’s (JMU) School of Art, Design, and Art History will partner with the Arts Council of the Valley to bring the photography of internationally known artist, Lalla Essadyi, to the Darrin-McHone Gallery in the Smith House.

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March 7, 2014

February at Court Square Theater

Have your Valentine’s plans been snowed out?  We have the perfect gift – $5 off  tickets for next Friday’s concert. GRAMMY-award winner and six-time GRAMMY nominee, Peter Rowan, brings his Bluegrass Band to Court Square Theater for one night only, Friday February 21.   (more…)

February 13, 2014

Saturday, December 28: Hank Williams Tribute Show

HANK WILLIAMS was a consummate country songwriter, with hits that included “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”, “Your Cheatin’ Heart”, “The Lovesick Blues” and “Jambalaya”. He died at the age of 29, on New Year’s 1953, leaving behind a legacy of songs and performances that will not be forgotten. You’ll see : CLAIRE LYNCH, CATHY FINK & MARCY MARXER, ROBIN & LINDA WILLIAMS & THEIR FINE GROUP, RICKIE SIMPKINS, MARK SCHATZ (more…)

December 18, 2013