jump to example.com

Paragon Ragtime Orchestra brings silent film era back: Appearing at Wayne on Jan. 22

paragon ragtime orchestraThe Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, coming to Waynesboro on Sunday, Jan. 22, at 3 p.m., will take the Wayne Theatre back to its roots in silent film.

“This unique program will feature classic silent films with the orchestra playing the originals 1910s and 1920s film scores. With the Wayne having opened in 1926 at the tail end of the silent film era, this will be a sort of step back in time for us,” said Tracy Straight, the executive director of the Wayne Theatre.

What were initially known as “talkies,” movies with their own sound, weren’t introduced until 1927. Early film was silent and accompanied in theaters by live music performed by bands and orchestras.

The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, celebrating its 30th anniversary season, brings the silent film era back to life.

The Jan. 22 show will feature musical selections to accompany Buster Keaton’s “The Playhouse,” Harold Lloyd’s “Get Out and Get Under” and Charlie Chaplin’s “Easy Street,” along with orchestral selections used as reel change music including “Delicioso: Tango Aristocratico” by Will Dixon, “After You’ve Gone” by J. Turner Layton and “Pork and Beans Rag” by Luckey Davis.

The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra’s widely praised discography includes 17 albums and two DVD sets of historic Hollywood films with authentic scores. The recordings have made the Billboard Charts (“Top Classical Albums”) and have won three major critic’s awards: Gramophone’s “Editor’s Choice,” BBC Music’s “Opera of the Month,” and Sterophile’s “Record of the Month.”

The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra has a worldwide following through its appearances on National Public Radio, New York Times’ WQXR, the BBC, the WWFM Classical and the Voice of America networks.

The performance at the Wayne Theatre is co-sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tickets and more information on the show is online at WayneTheatre.org. The Wayne Theatre ticket office is open Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tickets can also be ordered by phone at (540) 943-9999.

Discussion
 
Top News
 
a

AAA: Gas prices holding steady

Gas prices across the Mid-Atlantic region appear to be treading water as the consistent dip in prices seen for the past few weeks has begun to stall.

Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Previewing UVA-UNC

Chris Graham previews the matchup between #14 UVA and #10 UNC in ACC Saturday Night Hoops.

Poll: Kaine with big leads in early look at 2018 U.S. Senate race

Sen. Tim Kaine has big leads on two possible big-name Republican challengers in an early, early look at his 2018 re-election race.

Staunton man arrested in drug sting

A Staunton man is behind bars after being arrested Thursday on multiple drug charges following an investigation by federal, state and local law enforcement.

David Swanson: Understanding Robert E. Lee supporters

A message to those who consider it disgraceful to have a giant statue of Robert E. Lee in the middle of Charlottesville.

Poll: Perriello, Northam tied, both lead GOP contenders for governor

Tom Perriello and Ralph Northam are tied in the race for the Democratic Party nomination for governor.

Report: About a third of Virginia farm workers are immigrants

New data emphasizes the contributions of immigrants to Virginia agriculture and the need for immigration reform.

Reality starting to sink in: Ceiling for this UVA team not as high as we thought

I feel like I just watched an overmatched UVA team lose a game in I don’t know how long.

#12 Duke rallies, tops #14 UVA, 65-55

#12 Duke beat #14 UVA at its own game, holding the Cavs to a season-low in a 65-55 win Wednesday night.

Waynesboro Salvation Army to close thrift store

The Waynesboro Salvation Army announced that its Family Thrift Store on Arch Avenue will close March 31.

 
Recent News
 

Your One-Stop Media Shop

Augusta Free Press LLC provides clients in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia and beyond with marketing and PR solutions including web design, magazine/brochure, TV/radio, social media and overall marketing campaign design and implementation.
  • Web Design

    You want a new website, but don’t have the first clue as to how to build one. That’s our job. We take care of all facets of web design – visual design, layout design and content development. Get your business online for as little as $1,299.
    Learn more about AFP Web Design services.
  • Graphic Design

    The staff at Augusta Free Press Publishing has been recognized by the Virginia Press Association for excellence in layout and design. Whether you need a fresh business card design, rack card, ad, flyer or full magazine design, we can help with all your graphic-design needs.
    Learn more about AFP Graphic Design services.
  • Marketing

    Augusta Free Press manages advertising campaigns for small- and medium-sized businesses across Virginia. You don’t need to hire a full-time marketing coordinator. Bring the experience of the Augusta Free Press team to work for you – for a fraction of the cost.
    Learn more about AFP Marketing services.