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Louise Keeton as Snow White with a super-heroic twist.

Snow White, Super Dwarves to save world at Ashland Theater

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 10:51 am

By DANIEL SHERRIER H-P Editor   When the forces of evil threaten the United States, only Snow White and her friends can save the day in a new children’s musical set to debut in the Ashland Theater April 11. “Snow White and the Super Dwarves” is the latest production from the local Whistle Stop Theatre Company and the group’s first to be performed in the Ashland Theater along Route 54.

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  • Diversions, week of March 26, 2015

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:56 am

    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

    “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” will be shown at the Ashland Theater Saturday, March 28, at 3 p.m. This movie will be run by kids! That’s right – Ashland youth will be running concessions, projection and taking tickets, too! The Ashland Theater Committee believes this is giving opportunities to our youth.

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  • Ruritans hold annual Easter Egg Hunt

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:40 am

    The Clay Springs Ruritan Club will sponsor its annual community-wide Easter Egg Hunt at Slash Christian Church, 11353 Mount Hermon Road, in Ashland, Saturday, April 4, at 10 a.m. (weather permitting). Children 1 to 12 years of age are welcome to come and join in the fun. Prizes will be awarded.

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  • Broadway comes to high school in show choir festival

    Posted on March 23, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    Sammi Teets, Joe Sandler, and the rest of Patrick Henry's "Soundsations" perform "I Want It All." (H-P photo by Nick Liberante)

    By ROB WITHAM H-P Correspondent   Walking into Hanover High School this past weekend was like walking off 52nd Street in New York into the Neil Simon Theatre, as hundreds of high school students from across central and eastern Virginia converged to perform in the 17th annual Lee-Davis/Hanover Festival of Choirs. It is the only festival held in Virginia hosted by two schools, having begun at Lee-Davis in 1999, then

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  • Ashland Musical Variety Show set to open March 19

    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Patrick Warren takes center stage as he and his group rehearse “Get Ready” before a soon-to-be-packed Blackwell Auditorium. Monday’s rehearsal was the cast’s first with the pit band. (H-P photo by Nick Liberante)

    Theme is ‘Ashland, Our Valentine Town’ By DANIEL SHERRIER H-P Editor   Have you been looking for a legless can-can? Well, your search is finally over, thanks to the 2015 Ashland Musical Variety Show, which is quite possibly the only production since the dawn of mankind bold enough to attempt a can-can of such unbridled leglessness. But the biennial Variety Show, set to open March 19 at Randolph-Macon College’s Blackwell

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  • Pamunkey Regional Library expands selection of e-books

    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Jaime Stoops, supervising librarian.

    By PAIGE BAXTER H-P Staff Writer   Hanover libraries have upped their game. Individuals with valid library cards can now access more than 6,000 titles total through two digital media circulation platforms, Axis 360 and Overdrive. Though the Pamunkey Regional Library has offered e-books and audio books for at least three years now, they just launched the usage of Axis 360 around Thanksgiving, adding 610 titles to the existing collection

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  • You’ve got a good show, Charlie Brown

    Posted on March 4, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Snoopy (Jeff Sundheim) squares off against the Red Baron in “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” (Va. Rep photo by Jay Paul)

    THEATRE REVIEW By DANIEL SHERRIER H-P Editor Charles Schulz’s “Peanuts” comic strip launched Oct. 2, 1950, debuting with four panels in which Charlie Brown simply walks past two other kids. One of these other kids, Shermy, speaks favorably of “Good ol’ Charlie Brown” until good ol’ Charlie Brown is out of frame. “How I hate him!” Shermy then says. And that little comic strip would develop into a pop culture

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