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Music & Arts

  • 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.

  • Rhonda Vincent to headline HoustonFest 2013

    The Grammy-nominated and multi award-winning 'Queen of Bluegrass' will perform at Galax's annual music festival in Felts Park this weekend.

    By SHAINA STOCKTON, Staff

  • Arts Council presents 'Dixie Swim Club'

    The Arts Council of the Twin Counties’ production of “The Dixie Swim Club,” which opens May 30, follows the lives of five friends who met when they all joined the college swim team.

  • Art school raises $9,000 for woodworking shop

    Chestnut Creek School of the Arts celebrated its fourth annual fundraising Gala on April 13, with the theme "Hand-Crafted in Galax: A New Woodworking Studio for CCSA.”
    Guests were treated to music, hors d’oeuvres, wine sampling and a silent auction. Local artisans contributed unique works to be sold at the auction, such as paintings, sculptures, fabrics and woodwork.
    That night, CCSA’s gala helped to raise more than $9,000 through ticket sales, pre-gala donations and the silent auction for the school’s new woodworking studio.

  • Art school honors Galax's woodworking heritage

    Chestnut Creek School of the Arts will hold its 4th Annual Fundraising Gala on Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m.
    The gala reception will include music, light hors d'oeuvres, wine, an exhibit, presentation and a silent auction.
    The theme this year is “Handcrafted in Galax: A New Woodworking Studio for CCSA-Continuing The Tradition.” Funds raised at the event will help fund this new addition to the art school.

  • Farm to Fork: home-grown gourmet

    Crossroads Institute hosts the first of a series of culinary events planned in the region, which use locally grown ingredients to create unique dishes.

  • Church Sisters join Galax musical community

    By SHAINA STOCKTON, Staff
    The Church Sisters, a bluegrass gospel group from Danville, are picking up and moving to Galax to further their music career and become more involved with the local music scene.
    It all began in 2006, when aspiring singer Savannah Church entered a talent competition. “It was just me and my dad, who played guitar,” she said. “I didn’t make it in myself. I thought I was a good singer, but evidently not!”

  • HoustonFest 2013 set for May 3-4

    HoustonFest organizers have announced their lineup of top bluegrass, old-time and country performers that will play at this year’s HoustonFest, “A Celebration of Song and Service,” on May 3 and 4 at Felts Park in Galax, according to a news release for the event.

  • Ray Burnette and The Moonlighters secure place in Galax history

    By SHAINA STOCKTON, Staff
    Friends, family and fans gathered to celebrate with the members of Ray Burnette and the Moonlighters on March 30, as a display following the band’s history was unveiled at the Jeff Matthews Memorial Museum in Galax.
    Ray Burnette and the Moonlighters formed in the late 1960s and performed until the early 1980s.
    They were a variety band, “playing country, country rock, rockabilly, bluegrass, gospel or whatever people wanted to hear,” said drummer Jim Doane of Galax.