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Out and About

  • Community Playhouse performs Disney’s ‘101 Dalmatians Kids’

    This Friday is opening night for the Community Playhouse of Lancaster County’s production of the Disney musical “101 Dalmatians Kids.”
    The first performance of the six-show run is 7:30 p.m. at the Barr Street Auditorium, 610 E Meeting St., Lancaster.
    The childhood classic is about the rescue of Dalmatian puppies from Cruella de Vil and her henchmen, who want to use the puppies for a new fur coat.

  • All things watermelon

    Kevin Smith
    Landmark News Service

    Dozens of vendors and an expected crowd of 20,000 will cram the streets of Pageland this Friday and Saturday for the 65th-annual Pageland Watermelon Festival.
    The festival has built a following across the South, filling the small downtown with shoppers, eaters, runners, parade-watchers and concert-goers.

  • Farmers market opens Saturday, with local fruits, veggies, crafts

    Madison Barrett
    For The Lancaster News

    Peaches, strawberries, squash and other local produce will go on sale June 4 at the Lancaster Farmers Market, and market manager Mike Barnes hopes people take advantage of the great prices and produce.

  • On Faith: Sit, think and ask: What is my story?

    I love to read those great stories in the Bible of adventure, intrigue and excitement. Stories that trace the steps of people who lived life to the fullest, facing insurmountable odds and overwhelming obstacles.
    Their stories have been saved for future generations to read, enjoy and learn. What am I supposed to learn from the story of Abraham, Moses, Joseph, Peter, Paul, Jesus or countless others?

  • Ciompi Quartet known for versatility, sophistication

    Organizers of the Vivian Major Robinson Concerts have another musical treat in store for the Lancaster community. Sunday’s performance by Duke University’s Ciompi Quartet at the Cultural Arts Center features composers covering the musical spectrum from Romantic to Modern.
    The Lancaster audience will recognize familiar composers Franz Schubert, Claude Debussy, and George Gershwin, and be introduced to the lesser-known early 20th century Austrian composer Anton Webern. Webern was a pioneer in the use of the 12-tone musical technique.

  • Playhouse tackles massive ‘CATS’ production

    Amanda Harris
    For The Lancaster News

    Colorful costumes, unique characters, music and choreography bring a classic story to life right in Lancaster this weekend.
    The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County is taking on its most challenging production yet, “CATS,” one of the longest running shows on Broadway. The musical is based on the Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Elliot and composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

  • What a surprise being honored with lovely quilt

    One day I was having lunch at Douglas Presbyterian Church with one of my favorite groups, called “The 3rd Wednesday Get Together Group.” It’s comprised of men and women enjoying a culinary delight together and socializing and sharing the wonderful goodness of God through our personal stories.

  • Poppin' Culture: My music memory machine

    You know that feeling when you’re driving down the road, scrolling aimlessly through the radio dial, when you come across a favorite song that instantly transports you to another time?
    It happens to me every day.
    In fact, it was just a few days ago that I was driving in my trusty Subaru down U.S. 521, enjoying the warm weather with the sunroof wide open, when I landed on one of those radio stations that play “the best music from the ‘80s, ‘90s, and today!”

  • Don Dixon, Marti Jones in concert Saturday

    Lancaster-native Don Dixon and his wife, singer-songwriter Marti Jones, will perform this weekend in Rock Hill, their first show this close to his hometown in several years.
    The performance, presented by the Arts Council of York County, is 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Community Performance Center, 249 E. Main St.
    “We play in Charlotte occasionally,” Dixon said Tuesday, “but this is our first time back in a while.”
    He called their acoustic music “what a lot of people would call Americana these days.”

  • Lancaster County Elementary Honors Choir

    The Lancaster County Elementary Honors Choir, featuring fifth-grade students under the direction of Kathy Clark, performed Tuesday night at Bundy Auditorium at the University of South Carolina Lancaster. Here are some scenes from the performance. The entire performance will air on LearnTV at 9 a.m., noon, 3, 6 and 9 p.m. next Friday. The Middle School Honors Choir will air the same day at 10 a.m., 1, 4, 7 and 10 p.m. Look for the full LearnTV schedule in Sunday’s edition.