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Wayne Theatre recognizes Clair Myers as executive director emeritus

The Wayne Theatre Alliance Board of Directors announced its recognition of Dr. Clair Myers by naming him Executive Director Emeritus.


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.


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River City Radio Hour remembers Christmas

The River City Radio Hour will present a special dessert-theater celebration of Christmas on December 19 and 20 in the Fellowship Hall of the Main Street United Methodist Church


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.’


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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River City Radio Hour retreats to Main Street United Methodist

Ever mindful that change in the climate and with an eye on the forecast for Friday, August 22, the Wayne Theatre Alliance has reluctantly announced that the Radio Hour season opener will be moved from the street in front of the Wayne Theatre to the Fellowship Hall of the Main Street United Methodist Church in Waynesboro.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Wilson Fairchild at WTA’s Gateway in Waynesboro

Since the Gateway opened in 2011, there has been intense lobbying to bring the country duo Wilson Fairchild to the venue. This fall, Clair Myers, WTA’s Executive Director was finally able to get the job done.


Swinging time at WTA’s Gateway

The ACME Swing Mfg. Co, an ecstatically fun band, will return to WTA’s Gateway with its unique version of hot swing on Saturday, Jan. 18. Noted for their “jazz music that you can dance to!”


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Gateway changes schedule for River City Radio Hour

After seven years, the River City Radio Hour performance beginning with the Friday, Jan. 17 edition of the Radio Hour.


Custin Jazz Series to present the John D’earth Band at Gateway in Waynesboro

WTA’s Gateway will present its first performance of the Custin Jazz Series on Saturday, Jan 11. Featured will be trumpeter John D’earth and his band. The performance is at 8 pm at what was voted “the best intimate music venue in the Valley”. WTA’s Gateway is at 329 West Main in downtown Waynesboro.


History of medicine in Waynesboro subject of Gateway Theatre lecture

Dr. Stephen Howlett will present his research on the history of medicine in Waynesboro at WTA’s Gateway on Thursday, November 21 at 7 pm. Dr. Howlett will trace the changes that have come to medicine in general and specifically to Waynesboro.


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Boogie Kings take center stage at River City Radio Hour in Waynesboro

“At the close of the October Radio Hour, one of our long-time fans said she loved the show, but wish we had more time with Boogie Kings,” says Clair Myers producer of the River City Radio Hour. “We promise you, she will get her wish in November.”


It’s Ooey, Gooye at WTA’s Gateway with the Barefoot Puppets

Barefoot Puppet returns to WTA’s Gateway with its newest production, Ooey Gooye Poetry. Sometimes characters end up in sticky situations… Heidi and Sam Rugg, of Barefoot Puppet Theatre, breathe new life into a host of characters unearthed from classical literature with just a dash of Victoriana.


Blues headliner Tom Principato to appear at WTA’s Gateway

WTA’s Gateway is stacking up blues headliners from across the USA. In September, it was Will Kimbrough,and in November it will be Tom Principato.


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Wealth of talent on October River City Radio Hour

Clair Myers, producer of the River City Radio Hour, says, “We have a wealth of talent on the October Radio Hour.” To prove his point, he announced that Dr. Stephen Levine and the Dreaded Blues Lady, Lorie Strother, and the dynamic duo of Chet and Jill will join the Boogie Kings for a jam-packed musical hour on Friday, October 18.


Clair Myers: Christmas Carol

Sometimes serendipity works in this business. I saw a listing for a one-man show in the Virginia Commission for the Arts touring roster. I contacted the actor, John Hardy, about coming to Waynesboro to do his original script Rattlesnake, and we agreed on an April date and I wrote and secured a VCA matching grant to bring him to WTA’s Gateway.


Clair Myers: December Radio Hour

I cannot believe the luck I am having in putting together The River City Radio Hour. Barbara Lawson as Mary Margaret McBride, The Hens of Renown with Mr. Ed, Marsha Howard, Chrystal McKee as Angel Love with her Backdoor Christmas song, a mysterious guest musician and of course The Boogie Kings.


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Clair Myers: Hear them roar!

I guess we could call November the Radio Hour’s month of the woman. Chrystal McKee brings Angel Love to life in the third chapter of A. Love Diary along with Boomie Pedersen. And both are joined by Marsha Howard. And headlining the musical talent is Lorie Strother. What a list of female talent!