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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.


History Lecture: Red Brick House at WTA’s Gateway in Waynesboro

The Red Brick House, Waynesboro’s first school house, currently owned by the City, was in disrepair and fighting for its life in early 2013 when the Waynesboro Historic Commission registered its opinion that preservation was preferable to demolition.


Hamner Theater featured this weekend at WTA’s Gateway in Waynesboro

WTA’s Gateway and the Hamner Theater join forces once again to present “Lovers and Other (Familiar) Strangers”. The performances are scheduled for 8:00pm on Friday and Saturday, May 9 – 10 at 329 West Main Street in Downtown Waynesboro.


Music, theatre and show biz at the Richard Adams Variety Show

Music, theatre and show biz will tap off the Friday, May 2nd Richard Adams Variety Show at 7:30 pm at WTA’s Gateway, 329 West Main in Downtown Waynesboro.


Construction halted on Wayne Theatre: Issues with loan

Construction on the renovation of the Wayne Theatre has been halted, with the Wayne Theatre Alliance, which is leading the $7 million-plus project to rebuild the Downtown Waynesboro landmark citing an issue with closing on a construction loan as being the key reason.


Open Mic Talent Night Final Round at WTA’s Gateway

WTA’s Gateway will host the eight and final round of the Open Mic Talent Night Competition on Thursday, May 1st at 7:00 pm. The prize for the winner will be a $50 cash prize and a chance to participate in the grand finale competition, “Talent of the Year”, in June.


Live By Request with Kathy Kosins at WTA’s Gateway

Vocalist Kathy Kosins is an ASCAP award winning songwriter, record producer and recognized modern abstractionist painter. Her evening is called “Live by Request” with the audience’s favorites as the line-up. This once in a lifetime performance will be on Saturday, April 26 at 8:00pm at WTA’s Gateway, 329 West Main Street in downtown Waynesboro.


John Tracy returns to WTA’s Gateway

John Tracy returns to WTA’s Gateway accompanied by the musical talents of Richard Adams. John invites the audience on a musical journey to discover the true treasures in life. Not only will he move your feet with his delightful melodies, but he will move your spirit with his infectious passion for life.


Heifetz on Tour hits WTA’s Gateway in Waynesboro

Heifetz on Tour is delighted to announce a performance in Waynesboro on Wednesday, April 30 at the historic United Methodist Church on West Main Street.


Special screening of the film ‘A Band Called Death’ at WTA’s Gateway

WTA’s Gateway will present the documentary film, ‘A Band Called Death’ by Waynesboro’s own Jeff Howlett, co-director, and scored by Sam Retzer.


Ukulele/bass duo featured at April River City Radio Hour

The Friday, April 18th River City Radio Hour will mark the first appearance of Frets & Fingers on the Radio Hour and another chapter of Basic City Boys.


Clann Mhor reveals update on Crozet Tunnel research

Returning for the third time, members of the Clann Mhor Organization of researchers who are studying the history of the Blue Ridge Railroad in Central Virginia will give an update on their archaeology work on the Crozet Tunnel and other building of the railroad.


A Night of Magic at WTA’s Gateway

Master Magician Peter Monticup will host an evening of prestidigitation by professional magicians. Illusions, mind-reading, transformations and teleportation will all be performed by an all-star cast. This evening of wonder and amazement is family friendly and will be Saturday, April 12th at 7:30 pm at WTA’s Gateway, 329 West Main in downtown Waynesboro.


Ash Breeze Band at WTA’s Gateway

Formerly known as the Smith Family Band, the Ash Breeze Band is led by father Allen and consists of daughter and powerhouse singer Nellie, 15, and three sons, Corey, 17, Luke, 13, and Eli, 11.


Spring Spectacular at the Richard Adams Variety Show in Waynesboro

No one can fault Richard Adams for failing to make the most imaginative combinations for his monthly Variety Show. “You get your money’s worth in the first five minutes and the rest is free,” said one loyal patron.


Gabby Haze to perform Saturday at WTA’s Gateway

The popular musical group Gabby Haze returns to WTA’s Gateway on Saturday, April 5 with their mix of musical genres. After their first appearance in December of 2011, the fans keep asking for them to return.


Open Mic Talent Night at WTA’s Gateway

WTA’s Gateway will host the seventh round of the Open Mic Talent Night Competition on Thursday, April 3rd at 7:00 pm. The prize for the winner will be a $50 cash prize and a chance to participate in the final competition in June.


Bluegrass Night at WTA’s Gateway

WTA’s Gateway presents an evening devoted exclusively to traditional bluegrass music on Friday, March 28. Back by popular demand is Blue Mountain Sunrise. The performance will begin at 8 pm at 329 West Main in Downtown Waynesboro.


Too Human returns to WTA’s Gateway stage

Boenel Records recording artists, Too Human with Ellen Schwartz and Roger Bruno, will return to WTA’s Gateway onSaturday, March 15 at 8:00pm. The trio plays extensively across the United States and will share their jazz repertory at the Wayne Theatre Alliance’s Gateway.


Bluegrass, Singers and Writers at Richard Adams Variety Show

As always Richard Adams has gathered an eclectic array of talent for his March Variety Show. Bluegrass and old-time music from Bourbon Barrel Congress, singer/songwriter Jake Sweet, actress/writer Rosemarie Harper with Lauren Ernst, and Collin Wheeler, the puppet man.


Sixth Talent Night Competition at WTA’s Gateway

WTA’s Gateway will host the sixth round of the Open Mic Talent Night Competition on Thursday, March 6 at 7:00 pm. The prize for the winner will be a $50 cash prize and a chance to participate in the final competition in June.


Gaye Adegbalola and Roddy Barnes: Neo-classic blues at WTA’s Gateway

Gaye Adegbalola embraces and redefines the classic style of the great blues divas of the 1920s and 30s – those often fiercely independent “wild women” who were unashamed to lay their souls bare and unafraid to give advice. Adegbalola invokes the spirit and addresses the lyrics & improvisational techniques of these classic blues women and brings history to life.


The Rainier Trio to perform at WTA Gateway

Awakening audiences to the blending of music from violin, viola and piano, the Rainier Trio will look to Hollywood in this performance with music from Fiddler on the Roof, Schindler’s List, Lara’s Theme and other audience favorites. The Trio will make their first appearance on WTA’s Gateway stage on Saturday, March 1. The performance begins at 8:00 pm at 329 W. Main Street in Downtown Waynesboro, VA.


SaraJane McDonald on bill for River City Radio Hour

The 90 minute performance starting at 7:30pm. The performance will feature the River City Radio Hour regulars, the Boogie Kings: Richard Adams, J. T. Fauber, and the keyboard genius William Hayes and comedian Marsha Howard.


The Dumbwaiters Improv Group at WTA’s Gateway

The Dumbwaiters Improv Group will make their first appearance on WTA’s Gateway stage on Saturday, Feb. 22. The performance begins at 8:00 pm at 329 W. Main St. in Downtown Waynesboro, Va.


Richard Adams Variety Show has something for everyone

Richard Adams has packed his Friday night show with audience favorites. Returning to the Gateway is Susan Alexander – puppeteer and musician, the father son duo – Buddy and Toby Thomas, actress Rosemarie Harper, and one of the Gateway’s youngest performers – Nathan Aitcheson.