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Marvelous Murphy Sisters, Shenandoah Moon highlight Radio Hour

The Marvelous Murphy Sisters will return to The River City Radio Hour for tonight’s performances.

The Radio Hour audiences were delighted with the Sisters’ first appearance at the November Radio Hour and asked that they do a reprise as soon as possible. Sally and Molly Murphy are members of the popular Judy Chops, known for the band’s innovative style combining folk, country, rock, and bluegrass. In November, the sisters took a turn to the “Swing” side with backup from the Boogie Kings. The February performances may reveal another side of the very talented duo.

Also on the program is a selection of songs composed by Richard Adams for the musical Shenandoah Moon, written by Barbara Lawson, Beth Massie and Duane Hahn, who died recently.The musical, commissioned by the Alliance, was premiered by the Waynesboro Players. Shenandoah Moon celebrates the creation of Shenandoah National Park and the building of the Skyline Drive. A novelized version of the story was published by Hahn.

February’s Radio Hour will begin the new three-part serial by Elizabeth Massie: Run, Ruby, Run! Those who attended The Radio Hour Christmas Special 2010 learned that Ruby of the Hens of Renown Trio was overcome by her life as a celebrity. An intervention by George Shifflet and the other hens drove her to rehab at the Fowls Gone A-Foul Institute. Now the intrigue and fun begin.

Completing the February Radio Hour are The Boogie Kings led by Richard Adams with William Hayes on the keyboard, and J. T Fauber on percussion and Marsha Howard, Waynesboro’s First Lady of Laughter.

The merchant of the month will be Jennifer Ledford of Initial Inspiration, Main Street’s newest business.

The February performances will take place at the Blue Ridge Christian Fellowship Hall at 329 West Main at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Seating is limited. Reserved seats are available for the Radio Hour for $7.50. Call 540.943.9999 to make a reservation.

The River City Radio Hour is a production of the Wayne Theatre Alliance with support from Waynesboro Cultural Commission, the City of Waynesboro, and The Virginia Commission for the Arts.