Susanna Robinson Kenga Archive

July 14th: An Afternoon of Art & Music at Heartstrings Academy by Susanna Robinson-Kenga

Some of my favorite people in the musical community of our lovely ‘Burg are putting on a little show, An Afternoon of Art and Music at HeartStrings Academy on Sunday, July 14, featuring just about the sweetest guy around, none-other than Thomas Ball, amazing classical/jazz guitarist, who will perform works for solo guitar by Francisco […]

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Margaret Baker’s “The Pickers” by Susanna Robinson-Kenga

Margaret Baker is a local treasure. She teaches, she performs, she writes, she does incredible drama workshops in the local schools, and her creativity knows no bounds. Her latest endeavor is to write, direct, and present a mirthful (and at times uproarious) play, called “The Pickers”, presented by the Pocahontas County Drama Workshop, and performed […]

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David Wax Museum at Carnegie Hall

A rainy night in Lewisburg, but there’s music to be heard, something not the run-of-the-mill, something young and different. Something with a girl and an accordion. Something with a nice young man in a suit and his sweetly scruffy companions. David Wax Museum, fresh from just plain busting loose at last year’s Newport Folk Festival, […]

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Dance Brazil at Carnegie Hall & Lewisburg Chocolate Festival, April 13th

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Seventh Annual Lewisburg Chocolate Festival, which begins with theatre performance starting on April 12 and continues with delicious samplings of chocolates, kid activities, themed shows, dinners, and musical presentations. Undoubtedly, the culmination of the event will be the amazing dance performance by Dance Brazil at Carnegie Hall on Saturday […]

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Marty Stuart & The Fabulous Superlatives

I’m completely thrilled and grateful to have been in the audience for the recent concert by country music performers MARTY STUART and the FABULOUS SUPERLATIVES. They were adorably, charmingly, and rightfully cocky, they were hot-shots, they were cool cats, they knew their way around a stage or two, but let me just say, they could […]

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The August Coming to Carnegie Hall, March 22

Back in May my cohort Christina and I heard this great band, The August, who were the winning contestants in the “Got Country Class” Competition, held in the lush surroundings of the Greenbrier Hotel. The last night of performances was the culmination of the contest, which had been pared down from the original 130 acts […]

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Ben Williams & Sound Effect at Carnegie Hall

I can say that last night I saw a rising star among the others in the sky, while the moon rose over the fields, like silver in the darkness. I saw an amazing young musician and his jazz quintet presenting their music to a winter crowd; the gifted bassist Ben Williams and Sound Effect were […]

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Greenbrier Valley’s TNT Music Festival, Feb 2nd

By: LBSPY / Category: Sound of the Town, Susanna Robinson Kenga

TNT Music Festival A Giving Community of Musicians Unite to Perform an Evening of Music. A Benefit for Tim and Tammy Pyne. by Susanna Robinson-Kenga Just three days before Christmas we got the news. Our much-loved friends (and fellow musician, drummer extraordinaire) Tim Pyne, his wife Tammy, and their teenage daughter had lost everything they […]

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Lewisburg’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. A Tradition Carrying on the Legacy

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Susanna Robinson Kenga

Lewisburg’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. A Tradition Carrying on the Legacy I’ve been reading essays and looking at posters made by schoolchildren as their contributions to the upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration. They are inspiring, idealistic, and innocent, from the mouths of babes, truly, and the message is pure. “I learned that […]

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Carnegie Hall Welcomes Judy Collins by Susanna Robinson-Kenga

We traipsed to the packed hallway to hear a legend. I was grateful to be in the position to be writing about Judy Collins, a memorable voice from childhood and beyond. Collins, a piano virtuoso who, at 13, made her public debut performing Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos, but whose rendering of the folk genre’s […]

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Take Food to a Higher Altitude w/ Hashtag Lewisburg!

Take Food to a Higher Altitude w/ Hashtag Lewisburg WV this April! - This April, take food to a higher altitude with Hashtag Lewisburg! This month, we feature one of Lewisburg’s newest restaurants, Landings, a farm-to-table experience located at Greenbrier Valley Airport. This issue also features Bennett Wales & The Relief, Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company’s 3-year anniversary celebration, the Legendary 12th Lewisburg Chocolate Festival, a Patsy Cline Tribute, […]

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