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CONCERT CALENDAR: 'Soldiers of the Cross' to perform

THIS WEEK/WEEKEND

• Halifax County High School, South Boston … Blessed Hope Halifax and the “Soldiers of the Cross” present Brian Free & Assurance live in concert April 19. Doors open at 6 p.m., concert starts at 7 p.m.  Admission is free, the sponsors just ask that everyone who has the means to bring two canned food items or a non-perishable item to jump start a new food ministry in the Town of Halifax.

Pirates head for hospital to perform

Ahoy there. The Pirates are coming to Halifax Regional Hospital. Want a sneak preview?  If so, join Halifax Regional’s Healing Arts Team for its “Third Thursday in the Lobby” on Thursday, April 18, at 3 p.m. to meet the cast of Halifax County Little Theatre’s soon to open production of “How I Became a Pirate.”

Band gives new face to old music

With their classic attire, close soaring harmonies and over-the-top energy, Blue Grass Five is putting a new face on old time bluegrass, country and gospel music.  Recreating, refining and retro-fitting the genre-defining string music of the century, their spice comes from their infectious enthusiasm, spontaneous humor, high-lonesome harmonies, fiery picking and great songs.

Young duo shares lead in ‘Pirate’

In a move somewhat unusual in community theatre, Halifax County Little Theatre’s upcoming production of “How I Became a Pirate” will feature two actors in the lead role.  Jake Carr and Easton Berry have been pegged to bring the lead role of Jeremy Jacob to life, with Berry being the understudy.

CONCERT CALENDAR: Kid Rock announces summer tour

THIS WEEK/WEEKEND

Smoking Jakes, South Boston … Improbable Cause Band April 12.

Prizery announces shows for Summer Theatre Celebration

The Prizery’s fourth annual Summer Theatre Celebration is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Cantaloupe Festival to feature fresh menu

It will be a palate-pleasing good time June 7 from 5 to 10 p.m. at Berry Hill resort, with fresh, tasteful food, a bevy of beverages, and of course, cantaloupe, thanks to sponsorship and support from Halifax County Farm Bureau.

‘Music of the Scottish Isles’ part of SoBo performance

Julie Fowlis will bring her “Music of the Scottish Isles and the “BRAVE” Soundtrack” to The Prizery Sunday at 3 p.m.

Women play big part of ‘Pirate’ production

Just because there weren’t many lady pirates in history doesn’t mean that there aren’t any running around on The Prizery stage. Halifax County Little Theatre is currently in rehearsal with their spring show, “How I Became a Pirate.”

CONCERT CALENDAR: Check out what's happening

THIS WEEK/WEEKEND

American Legion Post 8, South Boston … Improbable Cause Band April 6, 8 p.m.-midnight. Admission $10 per person in advance, $15 at door.

In the heart of Africa, a hunger for learning

Uganda is some 10,000 miles from the East Coast of the USA, and for one retired North Carolina Baptist pastor it proved to be a three-day, five-airport journey into the heart of Africa, his first on that continent.