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Music & Arts

  • Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival & Guitar Competition is June 15

    If a lazy day atop one of Virginia’s highest mountains listening to the region’s best music sounds appealing, then the Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition is the place for you.
    It’s always on the third Saturday in June.
    The festival at Grayson Highlands State Park is an annual fundraiser for youth music scholarships. More than $47,000 has been awarded to aid young, local, traditional musicians in continuing their music education.

  • Rosanne Cash to perform at music center

    The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, in partnership with the Blue Ridge Parkway, has announced that singer, songwriter and author Rosanne Cash, along with guitarist John Leventhal, will headline a concert at the Blue Ridge Music Center on June 14, beginning at 7 p.m.
    The event complements the events of Galax’s Leaf & String Festival, which celebrates traditional mountain music.

  • Leaf & String celebrates music, literature and art

    The community is invited to join in the festivities at the 12th Annual Galax Leaf and String Festival, “a celebration of music, art and literature,” on Friday and Saturday in downtown Galax.
    Local artisans, musicians, authors and chefs will gather downtown to offer those in attendance a varied example of what the area has to offer.
    The event will be split into four sections, each located on a different street:

  • Galax siblings' books chronicle history of city

    John Nunn and Judy Nunn Alley are two of the featured local writers at this weekend's "Authors on Grayson" event, part of the Galax Leaf & String Festival.

  • Dance conservatory presents 'Alice in Wonderland' ballet

    Who says ballet is stuffy and boring?
    Not anyone who saw The Conservatory of Dance & Theatre’s “Alice in Wonderland” ballet in Ashe County, N.C., on June 8.
    This weekend, the conservatory will bring the ballet version of “Alice” to the Galax High School auditorium for performances June 14 and 15 at 6 p.m.

  • GHS revives classic musical 'Guys & Dolls'

    Students at Galax High School have been hard at work bringing their characters to life for the Performing Arts Department’s presentation of “Guys and Dolls,” a musical that first hit Broadway in 1950.
    Based stories and characters by Damon Runyon, the show follows gambler Nathan Detroit, who is responsible for the longest running floating craps game in New York.

  • Hillsville celebrates Gospel Day

    HILLSVILLE — Organizers of the first-ever Hillsville/Carroll County Gospel Singing Day and classic car cruise in held last Saturday at Jail House Square in Hillsville a success.
    Organizer and Hillsville Town Council member David Young noted that several activities were going on June 1, including the arts and crafts vendor sale at the Hale-Wilkinson-Carter home.

  • Art school looks at past success, plans for future

    Chestnut Creek School of the Arts in Galax review its progress over the past year and looked ahead to a new woodworking studio at its most recent board meeting.
    For the school’s first year, 2011-2012, the school showed an overall growth of 173 percent. Documents shared with the CCSA board showed a significant rise in numbers in most of the categories, including Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) hours, outreach and on-demand usage, the Empty Bowls project, The Galax Art Guild and facility usage.

  • Play follows women's friendship through the decades

    By SHAINA STOCKTON, Staff

  • HoustonFest 2013 Schedule

    A lineup of top bluegrass, old-time and country performers will play at this year’s HoustonFest, “A Celebration of Song and Service,” on May 3-4 at Felts Park in Galax.