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

Harrisonburg promo video . . .

November 18, 2014

1411-17 Area news, views and reviews update …

Harrisonburg in the Shenandoah Valley We’re back with more news, views and reviews for Harrisonburg, and surrounding areas in the central Shenandoah Valley . . . These in our news department last week :

  • Virginia Health Services to receive Affordable Care Act grant
  • Students and city residents discuss community issues
  • Increased Stormwater Fee Proposed in Harrisonburg
  • Improvements Continuing In Downtown Harrisonburg
  • Tracing History: Uncovering Urban Renewal
  • Maurertown has perfect water for bourbon
  • Public Weighs in On Hotel Madison
  • City hall construction underway
  • Promoting healthy communities

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November 17, 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

Explore More Discovery Museum

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June 4, 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

Harrisonburg receives Virginia Main Street Milestone Awards

Downtown Renaissance for Harrisonburg Virginia On Wednesday, March 19, Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance and the city of Harrisonburg were presented with a Virginia Main Street Milestone Achievement Award for the dedication of over 85,000 volunteer hours to the revitalization of the downtown and for creating an environment that has encouraged more than $55 million in private investment in the city’s historic commercial district. The awards were presented at Richmond’s historic Hippodrome Theater.

April 4, 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