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CONCERT CALENDAR: Check out what's happening

THIS WEEK/WEEKEND

Smoking Jakes, South Boston … Improbable Cause Band Dec. 21.

Artist rallies support for songwriter competition

Singer/songwriter Dane Ferguson, a Halifax County native, is gearing up for the last week of Round One in a huge competition that is being sponsored by Guitar Center.  

‘Amahl and the Night Visitors’ runs through Sunday

The night visitors in “Amahl and the Night Visitors” are the three kings, Kaspar, Melchoir and Baltazar. These are the three kings that travel from the east seeking the child, the Christ child.

CONCERT CALENDAR: Check out what's happening

THIS WEEK/WEEKEND

• Spare Times Grill, South Boston … Megan Doss Dec. 12; Karaoke Dec. 13; DJ Slim Dec. 14.

‘Amahl and the Night Visitors’ opens Thursday

The Three Kings and their page stop to rest at the home of a peasant and her crippled son, Amahl.  What happens next is truly a Christmas miracle.

CONCERT CALENDAR: Check out what's happening

THIS WEEK/WEEKEND

Spare Times Grill, South Boston … Ray Martin & Audrie Meadows Dec. 5; Karaoke Dec. 6; DJ Brian Vaughan Dec. 7.

Little Theatre to hold ‘Elvis’ auditions

Tom Sawyer has wrapped up his stay at The Prizery, so it’s time for the King to move in.

Halifax native Laura Parker on TV again

Halifax native Laura Parker, who made her prime time debut on CBS’ hit show CSI: NY in October, will appear on TV again Monday night when she has a small part at the beginning of “Castle” at 10 p.m. on ABC.

Young rascal in pre adolescent years

 

Some writers are for a moment, some a generation, some lucky few for a much longer epoch. Precious and few are the ones who create works that help to lay the foundation for the literature that shapes the tastes and consciousness of a nation. Among that elite group would have to be the most American of American authors: Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), the man more popularly known as “Mark Twain” (a pseudonym taken from a riverboat term).

CONCERT CALENDAR: Check out what's happening

THIS WEEK/WEEKEND

Spare Times Grill, South Boston … Dane Ferguson Nov. 21; Karaoke Nov. 23.

'Tom Sawyer:' Independently seamless on stage

As the old adage goes, ‘it takes a village’ to do most anything – including putting on a show.  This is especially true when that show is a musical.  There are parts and pieces that must work independently yet seamlessly together.