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Video: Wayne Theatre Alliance announces final phase of renovation effort

The Wayne Theatre Alliance announced on Wednesday that it has secured funding to proceed with the final phase of the effort to renovate the 89-year-old Downtown Waynesboro landmark. Video from Augusta Free Press with comments from executive director Clair Myers, WTA board member John Curry, Waynesboro City Councilman Tim Williams and Waynesboro city manager Mike Hamp.


Partnership to begin final renovation of Wayne Theatre

The I’s have been dotted, the t’s crossed, and the final phase of the restoration of the Wayne Theatre is set to begin.


Traditions abound at Wayne Theatre Alliance Home Tour

For many, the Wayne Theatre Alliance’s home tour has become a holiday tradition. The sixth Home Tour is scheduled for Saturday, December 6.


Wayne Theatre construction update

I remember being told, “Nothing comes for free.” I can attest to the validity of that. The Wayne Theatre qualifies for $3,000,000 in tax credits. At one time this infusion of funds for worthy projects seemed like ‘free money.’


Million Dollar Tour to benefit Wayne Theatre

Country singing star Scott Helmer will pause his Million Dollar Tour across America for a benefit for the Wayne Theatre. The goal of the Friday, October 17 benefit performance is $5000 to support the work of the Alliance.


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UVA tennis star Danielle Collins falls in three sets in US Open first round

UVA women’s tennis star Danielle Collins (St. Petersburg, Fla.) extended No. 2-seed Simona Halep to three sets, but lost 6-7(2), 6-1, 6-2 in the opening round of the main draw at the 2014 US Open.


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UVA star Danielle Collins to face #2 seed in first round of US Open

UVA women’s tennis star Danielle Collins (St. Petersburg, Fla.) will battle No. 2-seed Simona Halep of Romania in the opening round of the main draw at the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open.


Wayne Theatre fundraising effort still $257K short

The Wayne Theatre Alliance is still working at closing another funding gap that has stalled work on the renovation of the Downtown Waynesboro landmark.


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UVA tennis star Danielle Collins Collins receives 2014 U.S. Open wild card

Virginia tennis star Danielle Collins (St. Petersburg, Fla.) officially received her wild card entry into the main draw of the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open, set for Aug. 25-Sept. 8 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.


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Dustin Taylor named UVA men’s tennis assistant coach

The UVA men’s tennis program announced Thursday the hiring of Dustin Taylor as assistant coach. Taylor joins the program after four years at the United States Tennis Association, including the last two years serving as the USTA Player Development national coach for collegiate tennis.


Country star Scott Helmer brings Million Dollar Tour to Waynesboro

National touring and recording star Scott Helmer will stop in Waynesboro on his year-long, cross-country tour to help theatres like the Wayne to make, as he says, “this world a better place.”


Wayne Theatre project update: Cabaret to open, fundraising in critical stage

Thanks to the generous support of Jeane Custin and the General Electric Foundation, the restored Wayne Theatre will have its own small performance space.


Wayne Theatre Alliance: Epicurean delight, at last

WTA Board members Sara Howlett and Su Ferguson are happy to report that the postponed Epicurean Delight will be enjoyed by WTA’s guests on Sunday, July 20 at 6:30 at the Waynesboro Country Club.


River City Radio Hour ends seventh season

One of the Valley’s longest running productions completes its seventh season on June 20 when the River City Radio Hour takes it final bow at WTA’s Gateway.


Waynesboro in the Civil War lecture at WTA’s Gateway

The last in the series of Historic lectures will focus on Waynesboro’s role in the Civil War. The speaker is Richard G. Williams, civil war historian and writer.


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Short Film Showcase at WTA’s Gateway

The Waynesboro Cultural Commission will present ten of the best entries in its 2013 and 2014 Short Film Competition at WTA’s Gateway, 329 West Main in downtown Waynesboro on Sunday June 22.


Grand Gala Finale at WTA’s Gateway

WTA’s Gateway will celebrate the end of its three years with an extravagant evening of performances by some of the Gateway patrons’ favorites.


Custin Jazz Series presents Stephanie Nakasian and Hod O’Brien

The final performance in the 2014 Custin Jazz Series brings two outstanding jazz musicians to WTA’s Gateway on Saturday, June 14.


Liz Barnes and Barbara Martin Return to WTA’s Gateway

WTA’s Gateway, labeled “the best intimate musical venue in the Valley,” has scheduled an engagement with Barbara Martin and Liz Barnes. The Friday, June 13 performance will begin at 8:00 pm at 329 W. Main St., downtown Waynesboro.


Open Mic Night finale at Gateway Theatre in Waynesboro

Audiences at WTA’s Gateway on Saturday, June 7, will listen to the winners from the third season of WTA’s Gateway Talent Nights and crown the audience’s favorite in the grand finale: “Talent of the Year” competition.


Richard Adams Variety Show closes with a bang

The Richard Adams Variety Show is closing out what will be known as “The Gateway Years” with a bang. The performance will be on Friday, June 6 at 7:30 pm at WTA’s Gateway, 329 West Main in downtown Waynesboro.


Bert Carlson and TJ Johnson close out May at the Gateway

Two of the Valley’s outstanding musicians will close out May at WTA’s Gateway on Friday, May 30 at 8 pm. Bert Carlson last performed at the Gateway in November as part of the theatre’s jazz series. This time he is joined by T. J. Johnson.


Bert Carlson and TJ Johnson close out May at the Gateway

Two of the Valley’s outstanding musicians will close out May at WTA’s Gateway on Friday, May 30 at 8 pm. Bert Carlson last performed at the Gateway in November as part of the theatre’s jazz series. This time he is joined by T. J. Johnson.


Local favorites return for May River City Radio Hour

The Friday, May 16th River City Radio Hour will host local favorites, Chrystal McKee and Dustin Roadcap, at the performance and another chapter of Basic City Boys by Richard Adams.


Dale Jett & Hello Stranger at WTA’s Gateway in Waynesboro

The music of the legendary Carter family lives on. Dale Jett with Teresa Jett and Oscar Harris provide the closest link possible to the music of the original Carter family as they continue the unbroken circle of music that has influenced them.