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Sat. May 19: Our Night to Shine at Masonic Theatre!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Local Beat

STARS (Special Theatrical Artists Revue & Showcase) will perform “Our Night to Shine,” its first variety show of the troupe’s 23rd performance season on stage at the Historic Masonic Theatre on Saturday, May 19, at 7pm. Under the direction of Paula Crance and Sonja Kimberlin, STARS will perform a variety of skits and songs with […]

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AN AFTERNOON WITH KODIE BROOKS.

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Johnny Tassa, Local Beat, Random Prophet

I moved to West Virginia in 2008. That same year, I remember hearing about a terrible head on car accident that involved a 15 year old boy who was seriously injured and left in a coma. They didn’t know if he would ever wake up.The doctors weren’t sure whether or not he’d suffered permanent brain […]

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Sat. May 5: A Spring Concert w/ GV Chorale!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Local Beat

The Greenbrier Valley Chorale will present its spring concert, Reflections in Song:  Rivers, Rain, Oceans and Tears, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, at Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg. The Greenbrier Valley Chorale is known throughout the region for the high caliber of its performances. The artistic director is Barbara Wygal Lutz, and Teresa Bryant […]

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Friday, March 30: Rob Jones at Sweet Shoppe!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Local Beat

On Friday, March 30 Rob Jones performs at the Sweet Shoppe in downtown Lewisburg. Rob is known for his catchy rhythms on the guitar and dynamic vocal melodies. More upcoming shows this March! Friday, March 9: Jonah Carden Wednesday, March 7 & 21: Open Mic w/ Dan Freeman Saturday, March 17: St. Patty’s Day Party […]

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Friday, March 23: Bees Trees @ The Asylum!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Local Beat

On Friday, March 23, experience with buzz with The Bees Trees at the Asylum in downtown Lewisburg. They deliver a dynamic fusion of melodies that highlight a wide range of musical influences – including funk, roots rock, reggae, jazz and blues. By frequently performing in a variety of venues – from taverns to music festivals and theaters – […]

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Tue Feb 13: Mardi Gras @ Irish Pub!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Local Beat

It’s almost time for Mardi Gras, which is French for Fat Tuesday! This is the party to end all parties because the next day is Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), which also happens to land on Valentine’s Day. Since chocolate is out of the equation, Christian couples might celebrate their love with smudges […]

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Fri. Jan 19: Krista Hughes Brings Soul to The Asylum!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Local Beat

On Friday, January 19th, Krista Hughes Band is playing at the Asylum, 9pm, in Lewisburg. Influenced by traditional country music, as well as folk and singer/songwriter, Krista’s music is pure and beautiful. Her sound is part country, part folk, and a dash of soul that makes for a truly unique sound. Krista was born, raised, […]

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Friday, Jan 19: Cody Wickline at Sweet Shoppe

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Local Beat

On Friday, January 19th, Cody Wickline performs at the Sweet Shoppe in downtown Lewisburg, WV.  Cody is a singer/song writer from the mountains of Southern West Virginia.  He is the grandson of a coal miner who taught Cody to love country music. Growing up Cody loved listening to Waylon Jennings, Hank (Williams) Sr., and George Jones.   While […]

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Friday, Dec 29: Matt Bednarsky @ The Asylum!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Local Beat

Born to a jazz guitarist and music teacher father and a mother with a classical pedigree, Matt Bednarsky grew up in Shelton, CT engulfed in music. He began violin at the age of 4 (soon after left behind), guitar at age 8, and started singing probably not long after he could make farm animal noises.  […]

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Local Beat: Back to the Music w/ Warner Music Studios!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Local Beat, Music

It’s back to the music the Fall with Warner Music Studios in downtown Lewisburg. Offering music lessons to everyone of all ages, the team here uses a progressive teaching method unlike many other studios. “We’ve worked with new students with years of lessons who knew less than what we teach them in the first 6-12 […]

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Rebirth of the Renaissance w/ Hashtag Lewisburg this June!

Rebirth of the Renaissance w/ Hashtag Lewisburg this June! - Nestled in the unassuming hills of Greenbrier County, an extraordinary farm beckons you to take a step out of the present and into a world of times past, at the West Virginia Renaissance Festival. Also in this issue, we feature the Dirtbean Cafe and Bike shop in Marlinton; Women of Washington Part 2 (Hospitality); Folk […]

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