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Henrico Theatre Company presents “Ring of Fire - The Johnny Cash Musical”
Henrico Theatre Company presents “Ring of Fire - The Johnny Cash Musical”
Henrico Theatre Company presents “Ring of Fire - The Johnny Cash Musical”

Henrico Theatre Company presents “Ring of Fire - The Johnny Cash Musical”

Friday, February 22, 2019

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7:00 pm

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$15

From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique show that paints a musical portrait of The Man in Black. This foot stompin’ salute to the musical legend includes 30 classic hits such as “I Walk the Line”, “A Boy Named Sue”, “Folsom Prison Blues” and the title song, “Ring of Fire”. Performers include: Shannon Brown (Patsy Cline in HTC’s recent production of Always, Patsy Cline), Jim Morgan and Jenny Fralin (Frank Butler and Annie Oakley in HTC’s Annie Get Your Gun), Eric Williams and Tara Callahan (HTC’s Pump Boys and Dinettes), and Henrico Theatre Company favorites Nancy McMahon, Craig Smith and Mike White!

PERFORMANCE DATES:

February 22 - 7pm
February 23 - 7pm
February 24 - 2:30pm

February 28 - 7pm
March 1 - 7pm

March 2 - 7pm
March 3 - 2:30pm

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An Evening of A cappella | Soundworks
An Evening of A cappella | Soundworks
An Evening of A cappella | Soundworks

An Evening of A cappella | Soundworks

Friday, March 1, 2019

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7:00 pm

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$15 w/ Season Subscription, $17 General Admission, $21 at the door.

Soundworks is Central Virginia's premier men's a cappella ensemble!  In recent years, the ensemble has delighted audiences in Virginia and throughout the Mid-Atlantic
region. The group's dynamic repertoire encompasses a wide range of musical genres including contemporary a cappella, doo-wop, folk, gospel, holiday music,
jazz, barbershop, chorale works and more! Over the years, Soundworks has been crowned champions in both modern a cappella and barbershop harmony competitions. Formed in 2005, the ensemble includes men of all ages and from all walks of life. The ensemble will showcase small groups, quartets and whole chorus songs throughout the evening. If you love tight four-six part harmony, then this concert is a “must see” event that is perfect for all ages. Plus, plan to enjoy dinner and drinks at the show, available for sale from Apple Spice Junction.

MENU:

Appetizers:

Charcuterie Cheese Plates with cheese garnish

Spinach and artichoke dip w/tortilla chips

 

Main menu:

Roasted Chicken (rosemary or lemon pepper)

Baked potatoes w/ bacon, cheese, sour cream and chives on the side

Broccoli and carrots

Tossed salad w/variety dressings

Rolls w/butter

 

Desserts: 

Apple pie by the slice

Variety cookies


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Celtic Angels - Featuring Celtic Knight Dancers and The Trinity Band Ensemble of Dublin
Celtic Angels - Featuring Celtic Knight Dancers and The Trinity Band Ensemble of Dublin
Celtic Angels - Featuring Celtic Knight Dancers and The Trinity Band Ensemble of Dublin

Celtic Angels - Featuring Celtic Knight Dancers and The Trinity Band Ensemble of Dublin

Saturday, March 9, 2019

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2:30 pm

Saturday, March 9, 2019

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7:00 pm

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$30

Through their shared zeal and passion for Ireland’s musical traditions, this troupe enables audiences to experience the Real Ireland for the mere price of a concert ticket. Celebrating their cherished heritage through Irish dance,music, and song is something these entertainers take very seriously. You’ll be enthralled from the moment the lights dim as the sweet and stirring songs of Ireland, rigorously precise dances, and traditional musicianship carry you to Ireland on wings of music. Featuring Celtic Knight Dancers and The Trinity Band Ensemble of Dublin, you won’t want to miss this special concert event on Saturday,March 9th at 2:30pm and 7pm and The Cultural Arts Center.

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The Eyes of Youth Opening Reception - FREE
The Eyes of Youth Opening Reception - FREE
The Eyes of Youth Opening Reception - FREE

The Eyes of Youth Opening Reception - FREE

Saturday, March 16, 2019

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1:00 pm

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Please join us for the opening reception of the Cultural Arts Center’s “The Eyes of Youth” exhibit on Saturday,March 16 from 1-3 pm. This unique exhibit will feature works by HenricoCounty students who have participated in The Center’s youth outreach programs.

Throughout the year, The Center’s youth and teen outreach programs reach across the Richmond Metro area to provide visual and performing arts experiences for young people in after school programs, girl scout troops, juvenile justice programs, public and private schools, and public libraries. Promoting self-confidence and self-awareness, we believe in the positive impact that the arts have in the lives of young people.

“The Eyes of Youth” exhibit features artwork created by students in three of The Center’s outreach programs: the Henrico County PAL after school program, the James River Juvenile Detention Center, and the Henrico County Public Schools’ summer SNAPS program.

We hope you will join us on Saturday, March 16 from 1-3pm to support and celebrate these young, emerging artists and learn more about The Center’s outreach efforts. Admission is free, refreshments will be served, and you will have the opportunity to meet many of the young artists featured in the exhibit. During this event, we will also encourage you to browse our additional onsite art galleries and gift shop. Mark your calendar to enjoy this free reception and help support the future of the arts!

 

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Richmond’s Finest: Susan Greenbaum and The Richmond Symphony
Richmond’s Finest: Susan Greenbaum and The Richmond Symphony
Richmond’s Finest: Susan Greenbaum and The Richmond Symphony

Richmond’s Finest: Susan Greenbaum and The Richmond Symphony

Friday, March 22, 2019

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7:00 pm

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$40

One night only! Join us this year as The Center pairs Richmond favorites Susan Greenbaum and the Richmond Symphony on the Sara Belle November Stage in this popular annual concert series! Enjoy listening to some of Susan’s favorite originals and covers, including a few of her favorite Carpenters and Carole King tunes, all accompanied by the Richmond Symphony. A Fine time will be had by all at this Center exclusive.

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Enchanted By The Arts Festival - FREE
Enchanted By The Arts Festival - FREE
Enchanted By The Arts Festival - FREE

Enchanted By The Arts Festival - FREE

Saturday, March 23, 2019

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10:00 am

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We invite you and your family to explore The Cultural Arts Center and the visual and performing arts as you participate in hands-on art projects and enjoy live performances by a variety of talent. Free and open to the public, there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy! Food service will be provided by the Glen Allen Super Market from 11am-4pm so you can enjoy lunch or snacks without having to stop all the fun!

March 23, 2019
10am-5pm

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An Evening of Country | Honky Tonk Experience
An Evening of Country | Honky Tonk Experience
An Evening of Country | Honky Tonk Experience

An Evening of Country | Honky Tonk Experience

Friday, April 5, 2019

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7:00 pm

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$15 w/ Season Subscription, $17 General Admission, $21 at the door.

Claim your seats today for this 2nd Stage favorite! The Honky Tonk Experience is comprised of five of Richmond, Virginia's most respected musicians. Each member has forged their own reputation by playing in a variety of other bands over the past 20 years. They have also shared the stage with several national acts including Marty Stuart, The Oak Ridge Boys, John Anderson, Bill Anderson, Travis Tritt and The Gatlin Brothers. Don’t miss this one-night-only concert event full of classic country hits! Dinner, dessert options, and a full bar/beverages will be available for sale at the show! Claim your seats early for $17 online or by calling 804-261-ARTS (2787).

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The Quebe Sisters
The Quebe Sisters
The Quebe Sisters

The Quebe Sisters

Friday, April 12, 2019

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7:00 pm

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$30

With over fifteen years of touring to date, The Quebe Sisters have delivered their authentic triple fiddle and three-part harmony sound to the concert halls and festivals of North America, Europe, and Russia. Grace, Sophia, and Hulda Quebe front an innovative Progressive Western Swing band of archtop guitar, upright bass, fiddles and sibling harmony. The Dallas-based five-piece presents a unique Americana blend of Western Swing, Jazz-influenced Swing, Country, Texas-Style Fiddling, and Western music.

 

“We differentiate our music as ‘Progressive Western Swing’from simply ‘Western Swing’ because we aren’t trying to sound just like Bob Wills,” Grace Quebe explains. “Instead, we continue his vision, playing the style he pioneered in an authentic way by incorporating new genres and songs,interpreting them using our own unique voice through Country instrumentation.”

The band’s stripped-down acoustic instrumentation breathes new life into seasoned sounds once found in Texas dance halls and honky-tonks. Grace continues, “To us, preserving the tradition of Western Swing isn’t about keeping something alive like a relic. Western Swing has always been about innovation.” Innovation has led the sisters to channel the musical connection between dance ability and emotiveness, combining old sounds with new feelings and old feelings with new sounds. It’s not nostalgia that drives the band as purveyors of Western Swing, but the aspiration to take the music back to its roots and sustain the spirit of Swing.

Combine the musical stylings of The Mills Brothers, Ray Price, Count Basie, Willie Nelson, and you have none other than The Quebe Sisters. Don’t miss this one-night-only concert event!

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10th Annual Richmond Bluegrass Jam
10th Annual Richmond Bluegrass Jam
10th Annual Richmond Bluegrass Jam

10th Annual Richmond Bluegrass Jam

Saturday, April 13, 2019

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11:00 am

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Donations suggested at the door

11AM - 11PM

Join us on Saturday, April 13th. Enjoy 30 of the region’s best bluegrass and Americana bands playing on three indoor stages! The Jam is a family-friendly festival atmosphere and represents the best of bluegrass coming together to support a local cause. ALL proceeds will go to the Richmond Fisher House. Over the past nine years, this event has raised and donated more than $180,000! The event is free, with donations suggested at the door.

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Eleone Dance Theatre
Eleone Dance Theatre
Eleone Dance Theatre

Eleone Dance Theatre

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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7:00 pm

Thursday, April 25, 2019

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9:30 am

Thursday, April 25, 2019

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11:30 am

$25

Note: Tickets to the Wednesday performance are $25. Thursday shows are an abbreviated $12 performance of the original production.

Don’t miss this audience favorite that’s inspiring for dance fans of all ages! Eleone Dance Theatre ushers in the new millennium with resurrected cutting edge works that challenge traditional boundaries. Enjoy contemporary, modern, spiritual, rhythm and blues, African, hip-hop and more at this stunning performance! Tickets start at $12.

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An Evening of 20-40’s Jazz | Antique Melody Show
An Evening of 20-40’s Jazz | Antique Melody Show
An Evening of 20-40’s Jazz | Antique Melody Show

An Evening of 20-40’s Jazz | Antique Melody Show

Friday, May 3, 2019

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7:00 pm

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$15 w/ Season Subscription, $17 General Admission, $21 at the door.

Antique Melody Show is a heralding journey of 1920s, 30s and 40s radio stars such as Annette Hanshaw, Mae West, Fats Waller, Judy Garland & Billie Holiday - just to name a few. Sprinkle in some pastiche with Squirrel Nut Zippers, Post Modern Juke Box and other roots jazz contemporaries and you'll experience their gumbo of traditional jazz standards, tin pan alley, ragtime, Broadway show tunes and saloon croon coming at you from their unique style of stripped down arrangements. Simply the sweeter side of swing. AMS additionally lauds a modest collection of resonant original songs evocative of the same era. This band features guitar, piano, clarinet, violin, upright bass, trombone and one romantic voice. You won't want to miss this special night of live music! Catch this speakeasy-style jazz band in concert on Friday, May 3rd at 7pm. A complete dinner and full bar/beverages will be for sale at the concert from Apple Spice Junction, making this the perfect way to kick off the weekend. Claim your seats in advance for $17 online or at 804-261-ARTS (2787).

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P. BUCKLEY MOSS PRINT SIGNING and SPECIAL PRINT RELEASE PARTY!
P. BUCKLEY MOSS PRINT SIGNING and SPECIAL PRINT RELEASE PARTY!
P. BUCKLEY MOSS PRINT SIGNING and SPECIAL PRINT RELEASE PARTY!

P. BUCKLEY MOSS PRINT SIGNING and SPECIAL PRINT RELEASE PARTY!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

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2:00 pm

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2PM - 8PM

Meet popular artist P. Buckley Moss, known as the people’s artist. Ms. Moss will be onsite to meet fans old and new and will sign prints and books purchased from The Center gift shop or brought from home. Don’t miss the special edition print created just for this event!

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Richmond Divas - “A Decade of Divas”
Richmond Divas - “A Decade of Divas”
Richmond Divas - “A Decade of Divas”

Richmond Divas - “A Decade of Divas”

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

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7:00 pm

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$30

Celebrating 10 years of performances by The Richmond Divas - Debra Wagoner, Cathy Motley-Fitch and Desiree Roots! Performing old and new favorites and classics from Broadway to jazz to standards to pop. RVA’s superbly talented Divas will dazzle audiences of all ages! Claim your seats today!

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An Evening of Bluegrass | Big Boss Combo
An Evening of Bluegrass | Big Boss Combo
An Evening of Bluegrass | Big Boss Combo

An Evening of Bluegrass | Big Boss Combo

Friday, June 7, 2019

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7:00 pm

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$15 w/ Season Subscription, $17 General Admission, $21 at the door.

Bluegrass fans unite! The Big Boss Combo is a 5 piece bluegrass quartet featuring the family style singing of the Johnson Brothers, all the way from the upscale Aluminum Acres trailer park and campground community in Limber West Virginia. Forced to make money playing music as children to feed the family livestock, the Limber Johnson Boys grew to love to disappoint a crowd starved for entertainment. Combo members have played Leno, Letterman, Rosie, Conan, CMT Awards, the Grand Ole Opry, the Birchmere, and The Old Dominion Barn Dance to name a few. They have performed for Governors, Senators, and opened for well-known acts such as the Statler Brothers, Aaron Tippin, the Seldom Scene, Alison Krauss, the Country Gentlemen, and many more! (Please remember, no throwing under britches on the stage and to remain behind the velvet rope during their performance!) Hoopin” and Hollern’ is encouraged. Join Big Boss Combo on Friday, June 7th at 7pm for a fun night of bluegrass and shenanigans! Plus, enjoy a complete catered dinner and full bar/beverages available for sale at the show! Tickets are $21 at the door, or $17 in advance online or at 804-261-ARTS (2787).

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