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Music & Arts

  • Voices of the Twin Counties Feature

    The Gazette wants to find writers from Galax, Carroll and Grayson to participate in a  new website feature.
    Along with the new capabilities on our totally renovated website, www.galaxgazette.com, the newspaper is launching an "author's corner."

  • Grayson Artisans welcome visitors to studios

    Grayson County Artisans, a non-profit group organized to showcase the work of professional artists and craftsmen in the area, will host its 7th annual Studio Tour on Saturday and Sunday, July 24 and 25.

  • History repeats: 'Courthouse Tragedy" play resurrected

    HILLSVILLE — The years have ticked by since March 14, 1912, that fateful day when five people at the Carroll County Courthouse were mortally wounded at the conclusion of the trial of Floyd Allen.
    Almost 100 years have passed since Allen — convicted of obstruction of justice and sentenced to jail — stood in the court and defied it.
    "Gentlemen, I ain’t a-goin'" was his oft-repeated phrase.

  • Theatre guild holding auditions for musical

    The Galax Theatre Guild will hold auditions Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and Monday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Galax for its upcoming production of the bluegrass/gospel musical play “Smoke on the Mountain.”
    “Smoke on the Mountain” — not to be confused with the annual state barbecue festival that takes place in Galax — is a hilarious musical was written by Connie Ray and conceived by Alan Bailey, with music by Mike Craver and Mark Hardwick.

  • Artist shows Parkway pride

    Todd Price of Elk Creek is the winner of the People's Choice Award for the Chestnut Creek School of the Arts' “Memories: The Blue Ridge Parkway in Retrospect” juried art show, which exhibited mid-April through mid-June in the lobby at CCSA.

  • 'Dream' a final curtain for conservatory grads

    Tino Sauter, Beth Galyean and Taylor Edwards autographed their torn and tattered ballet shoes — one of the last pairs they will wear at the Conservatory of Dance & Theatre in Galax — to display them as memorabilia from now on in the office of dance instructor and studio owner Barbara Johnson.

    As they prepare for one last production at the conservatory, they talked about how much they'll miss Galax and the dance studio as they pursue their passion for ballet at college and other intensive dance programs. They will leave in just a few weeks.

  • Art school holds grand opening

    Many hands sculpted and shaped Chestnut Creek School of the Arts over the past seven years, and finally the finished work was unveiled and celebrated this past weekend.

    The Galax art school's two-day grand opening kicked off the evening of April 16, with more than 200 attending a “colorful black tie” gala, touring the art school, getting a first look at the inaugural exhibit and visiting artisan demonstrators.

  • The Fiddle & The Plow

    WOODLAWN — If the informality and open discussion encouraged at Woodlawn's new Friday evening musical offerings seem reminiscent of listening to a couple of friends kicking around stories while jamming in the living room, then organizers Willard Gayheart and Scott Freeman will have struck the right chord.

  • Music center now open

    The Blue Ridge Music Center will open on Saturday, and live music at the amphitheater will begin on May 28.

    The center on the Blue Ridge Parkway celebrates Virginia’s mountain music heritage with exhibits, concerts, presentations and daily musical performances.

    The summer concert series for 2010 will include a special weekend of performances celebrating the parkway's 75th anniversary in September.

  • 2009 GALAX OLD FIDDLERS' CONVENTION WINNERS

    Winners of the 74th Annual Galax Old Fiddlers' Convention

    Aug. 3-8, 2009

    BEST ALL-AROUND PERFORMER:

    Eric Harden, Warrensville, N.C. — Bluegrass Banjo

    OLD-TIME FIDDLE

    1. Jake Krack — Orma, W.Va.

    2. Richard Bowman — Ararat

    3. Barbara Kuhns — Midway, Ohio

    4. Erynn Marshall — Galax

    5. Emily Shaad — Poughkeepsie, N.Y.