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
Third Thursdays on the Green returns
The Chester Community Association kicked off their summer concert series, Third Thursdays on the Green, with a bluegrass band that has played the venue in the past; Cary Street Ramblers. More concerts are schedule for this summer: July 20, August 17, and ChesterFest, September 23. PICTURED  IN NO PARTICULAR... Read more
The Richmond Jazz Band was in rare form Saturday during their latest big band presentation at the Chester Library under the banner “Spring into Music.” It was an important concert for the band as their Music Director Gilberto (Bam Bam) Rodriguez led his last concert. He and his fellow... Read more