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EVENTS – JANUARY

Musical Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Musical Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Saturday, January 14th, 2017 – 7:00 pm - Saturday, January 14th, 2017 – 9:00 pm

Historic Masonic Theatre and Masonic Amphitheatre
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

Appalfolks of America presents its “Musical Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” on stage at the Historic Masonic Theatre on Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for seating from the front row back to the balcony overhang, $12 for seating downstairs under the balcony and $10 for balcony seating. Tickets may be reserved by calling (540) 862-5655, by going online at www.historicmasonictheatre.com, or by visiting the box office at 510 Main Street in Clifton Forge.

“Reborn,” the Gospel Tabernacle’s choir from Covington under the direction of Elder Pete Moore, will share the stage with Bob Campbell and Chuck from Staunton, Charlotte Ivy & Mike Lee and Friends, Charles Godfrey, and Rev. Alfred “Mustard” Dearing.

The tribute will be co-emceed by Dr. Calvin McClinton and Jana Allen who are collaborating on the multi-media presentation portion of the program.

Bob Campbell, a replacement singer for Lew DeWitt of The Statler Brothers, toured with the Johnny Cash Show along with Tex Ritter on three tours that included a sellout performance at Soldier Field in Chicago where 55,000 fans heard The Statler Brothers and Tex Ritter open for Johnny Cash. Later Campbell formed Bob Campbell and the Coachmen that set an attendance record at the Historic Stonewall Theatre in 1996 when 510 customers filled the seats. That record stood until the theatre reopened in 2016.

Bob Campbell and the Coachmen disbanded in December of 2016 after 40 years of performing as a gospel music quartet and band. Campbell also served as director of the Lew DeWitt Junior Opry (The Virginia Junior Opry) at the Historic Stonewall Theatre in addition to Appalfolks’ Opry of the Virginias that performed in West Virginia and Kentucky. Campbell now performs with a newly formed duo entitled “Bob and Chuck.” The duo will serve as the out-of-town guests for the “Musical Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”

Godfrey has a CD to his credit, and he is an original member of STARS (Special Theatrical Artists Revue & Showcase), an outreach program that Appalfolks created 20 years ago to showcase and develop the talent of performers who face mental or physical challenges.

Charlotte Ivy, a native of Dallas, also has a CD to her credit. She and Lee, a musician and music instructor from Buchanan, have opened at the Masonic Amphitheatre for The Farm Hands from Nashville that Appalfolks presented on The Virginia Opry, the longest-running country music show in the Alleghany Highlands.

Rev. Alfred “Mustard” Dearing, a well-known gospel music DJ and pastor of CAYA, marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He has worked with Appalfolks as an emcee for such groups as Bill Pinkney and the Original Drifters, a group that has been inducted into both the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

Dr. McClinton, a native of the Alleghany Highlands, is a retired drama professor who founded a museum in Wrightsville, a small village adjacent to Covington. His Golden Arrow Plaza there has created a hub of artistic activity, both indoor at his restaurant and on the outdoor stage that he built.

Jana Allen, the daughter of Ray Allen, began performing as an actress on stage at the theatre when she was a sixth-grader. She performed as a vocalist in “A Musical Tribute to the Railroad” that her father wrote and directed. She continued her acting career by studying at the William Esper Studio in New York City following her graduation from Liberty University.

Jana has performed as a vocalist for The Opry of the Virginias, the Virginia Junior Opry, and at a cabaret in Hollywood. She has performed in such movies as “The Shunning,” and “The Bleeding” and appeared in a number of television productions, including “East Bound and Down,” and “Psychic Witness.”

Appalfolks will begin its 25th performance season with this tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and our non-profit organization is thankful for Racey & Dean, Inc. and the Buckhorne Country Store and Campground, Inc. for co-sponsoring this event.

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Bluegrass JAM, 3rd Fridays 7pm, Clifton Forge, VA

Bluegrass JAM, 3rd Fridays 7pm, Clifton Forge, VA

Friday, January 20th, 2017 – 7:00 pm - Friday, January 20th, 2017 – 10:00 pm

Clifton Forge School of the Arts - The Gallery, 518 Church St., Clifton Forge, VA 24426

Bluegrass Jam
7:00PM. FREE! 3rd FRIDAY of EVERY month!

Bring an instrument & your voice; or just come listen & toe-tap along with local bluegrass players and fans.
Coffee provided.

THE GALLERY at Clifton Forge School of the Arts, 518 Church St., Clifton Forge, VA.

Donations to CFSOTA, a non-profit 501(c)(3), are more than welcome!

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Reception Allen Hickman Exhibit

Reception Allen Hickman Exhibit

Saturday, January 21st, 2017 – 3:00 pm - Saturday, January 21st, 2017 – 5:00 pm

Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center
439 E. Ridgeway St.
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

Reception for the Allen Hickman Exhibit "Full Steam Ahead" at the AHACC

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Valentines for Vets

Valentines for Vets

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 – 2:00 pm - Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 – 4:30 pm

Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center
439 E. Ridgeway St.
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

Creating Happy Valentines for Vets - Come join creative fun.

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Valentines for Vets

Valentines for Vets

Saturday, January 28th, 2017 – 10:00 am - Saturday, January 28th, 2017 – 2:00 pm

Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center
439 E. Ridgeway St.
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

Creating Happy Valentines for Vets - Come join creative fun.

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Miracle Worker presented by the Masonic Players

Miracle Worker presented by the Masonic Players

Saturday, January 28th, 2017 – 7:00 pm - Saturday, January 28th, 2017 – 9:30 pm

Historic Masonic Theatre and Masonic Amphitheatre
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

On Saturday, January 28 at 7:00 pm, and Sunday, January 29 at 3:00 pm, The Masonic Players will present the Tony award-winning play, “The Miracle Worker” on the Historic Masonic Theatre Stage.
Winner of the 1960 Tony Award for Best Play, The Miracle Worker, immortalized onstage and screen by Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller.
The Miracle Worker dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human and treated by her family as such. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence. With scenes of intense physical and emotional dynamism, Annie's success with Helen finally comes with the utterance of a single, glorious word: "water".
Director, Wilma McClung returns to the Masonic stage with a dedicated cast and crew. Cast members include: Carter Adcock as Annie Sullivan, Lilly McClung as Helen Keller, Amelia Myers as Kate Keller, Monty Bowman as Captain Keller, Samuel Woods as James Keller, Sammy Myers as Martha, Angela Paxton as Viney, Barbara Shull as Aunt Eve, Mike Hayslett as Mr. Anagnos, Rainleigh Conner as Blind Girl, Chesney McCarthy as Blind Girl, Dani McCarthy as Blind Girl and Daniel Curtis as Percy.
Tickets: $10 to $15

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Miracle Worker presented by Masonic Players

Miracle Worker presented by Masonic Players

Sunday, January 29th, 2017 – 3:00 pm - Sunday, January 29th, 2017 – 5:30 pm

Historic Masonic Theatre and Masonic Amphitheatre
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

On Saturday, January 28 at 7:00 pm, and Sunday, January 29 at 3:00 pm, The Masonic Players will present the Tony award-winning play, “The Miracle Worker” on the Historic Masonic Theatre Stage.
Winner of the 1960 Tony Award for Best Play, The Miracle Worker, immortalized onstage and screen by Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller.
The Miracle Worker dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human and treated by her family as such. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence. With scenes of intense physical and emotional dynamism, Annie's success with Helen finally comes with the utterance of a single, glorious word: "water".
Director, Wilma McClung returns to the Masonic stage with a dedicated cast and crew. Cast members include: Carter Adcock as Annie Sullivan, Lilly McClung as Helen Keller, Amelia Myers as Kate Keller, Monty Bowman as Captain Keller, Samuel Woods as James Keller, Sammy Myers as Martha, Angela Paxton as Viney, Barbara Shull as Aunt Eve, Mike Hayslett as Mr. Anagnos, Rainleigh Conner as Blind Girl, Chesney McCarthy as Blind Girl, Dani McCarthy as Blind Girl and Daniel Curtis as Percy.
Tickets: $10 to $15

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