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Music & Arts

  • LTP seeking sponsors

        “We are in our 42nd season, now, getting ready to go into our 43rd,” said Karen Hopkins, vice president of Little Town Players’ (LTP) board of directors.

        Along with a new season, which will begin in September, LTP plans on something new. The live theater group is looking for business sponsors. Sponsors will cover or partially cover the up-front expenses of putting on a play.
        LTP does four plays a season    and   each   can be quite expensive.

  • Bower Center has new executive director

        The Bower Center for the Performing arts has hired a new executive director. Kim Soerensen, took over the part-time position on Dec. 4.

         Soerensen, who lives in Lynchburg, has taken a low profile during her first month on the job.
        “I need to get a sense of the community,” she said.

  • Elvis tribute artist going international

    Being Elvis Presley has worked out well for Taylor Rodriguez, a Bedford County teen.

  • Hard Tymes Lane

    By Patricia C Held

  • County artists to exhibit at Franklin County event

        Three Bedford County artists will take part in Franklin County’s Artisan Studio & Harvest Tour this coming Saturday and Sunday. The three are members of Art Vision Gallery and Studio, located on Scruggs Road.

  • LOVE unveiled

        Bedford’s LOVE Letters were unveiled last week on a blustery Wednesday morning.

  • Filming Juanita

        Back in March, a location scout for the film Juanita visited with Jared Srsic several times about using the Millstone Tea Room as a major backdrop for the film.

  • Sara Braaten Gallery dedicated

        “What I knew about running an art center was absolutely zero,” Sara Braaten said Friday evening when the Bower Center’s Sara Braaten Gallery was dedicated. “I had other people step up and say, ‘OK, she doesn’t know what she’s doing, I’ll help.’”

  • One man show honors Bluegrass legend

        Little Town Players will host a one man show, next month, that honors Bluegrass legend Carter Stanley.

        “The program is a mixture of story telling and music,” said Gary Reid,  the performer.
        The music consists of 10 different Bluegrass songs and Reid accompanies himself on the guitar.

  • Paying forward

        Niyonsenga Pacifique was only 2 years old when the Rwandan genocide occurred in 1994. As many as one million Rwandans were killed and another two million became refugees.