‘Savannah Sipping Society’ now open on weekends
The Mill at Swift Creek is set to heat up the summer with a funny, sassy tale of empowered women. (Men will find it hilarious, too!) Yet another terrific script from the authors of “The Dixie Swim Club,” “The Hallelujah Girls,” and “Always a Bridesmaid,” this delightful laugh-a-minute comedy... Read more
Action on arts center coming soon, project manager says
Chester residents should see some action soon outside the Chester Library, according to Mike Lang, project manager of Chesterfield’s Baxter Perkinson Center for the Arts. On May 22, Lang told the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors that they should see some activity within the next 10 days on the site... Read more
Review: Swift Creek Mill spring musical well worth it
I don’t know if “Bright Star” would play well in Peoria, but I have an idea that central Illinois residents would love it. The musical – which is based on the life of William Helms, a 5-day-old baby who was tossed from a train in a small valise in... Read more
Spring music series has three more offerings
PHOTO: Chesterfield resident Ashley Wilda sang and played folk music on Saturday, March 30, at the Chester Library. The Chesterfield County Public Library is hosting a family-friendly concert series from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on select Saturdays at the Chester Library, 11800 Centre St. The series, which began March... Read more
Swift Creek Mill Theatre offers ‘Bright Star’ spring musical
Swift Creek Mill Theatre’s spring musical has a Grammy-nominated bluegrass score inspired by real events set in the 1920s through 1940s. “Bright Star” tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption. Artistic director Tom Width explains, “On Aug. 14, 1902, William Helms was walking along the Big River …... Read more
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Chester resident has bit of Nashville in his soul
Shawn Fenner penned his first song, “Love Triangle,” when he was 11 years old and not yet guitar savvy. The song stayed with him as he moved forward. Today, he has a promising musical career with some exhilarating experiences under his belt. Fenner attended Bellwood Elementary, Salem Middle and... Read more
At Henricus Historical Park’s Three Centuries of Virginia Christmas event, Saturday, Dec. 9 from noon to 5 p.m. interpreters will be demonstrating the changing traditions of English Christmas during the reigns of King James I (1621), King George III (1776) and Queen Victoria (1864). From 6 p.m. to 9... Read more
Local student to play in jazz ensemble
During its fall concert, the Eastern Mennonite University Jazz Ensemble, of which North Chesterfield’s William Ragland is a member, will play swing, up-tempo funk, two Benny Carter pieces, and more. The 16-member ensemble under the direction of Robert Curry will take the stage at Lehman Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov.... Read more
Richmond Brass & Percussion Consort to perform annual     concert of patriotic music
The Richmond Brass & Percussion Consort, under the direction of George L. Tuckwiller III and featuring soprano Lisa Edwards Burrs, will present their annual “Concert in Honor of America” on Monday, July 3, 7:30 p.m. at Chester Presbyterian Church. The Richmond Brass and Percussion Consort is a large brass... Read more