Friday, December 9, 2016 - 8:00pm
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“There is little in this world so awe-inspiring as witnessing total mastery of a musical instrument. Like seeing Yo-Yo Ma play the cello or Placido Damingo belt out an aria – sometimes a performer’s perfection can elevate a piece of music to heights beyond the realm of imagination. By all accounts, Frank Vignola conjures just that sort of magic with his acoustic guitar.” – Matt Cauthron – Intermission Magazine

 

“Vignola, who possesses jaw-dropping technique, wears his influences on the tip of his pick” – Mike Joyce – Washington Post

 

” How versatile is Frank Vignola? He’s collaborated with Lionel Hampton and Madonna, covers Mozart and McCartney on the same record and is one of Les Paul’s favorite guitarists.” – Joan Anderman, Boston Globe

 

“One of the brightest…stars of the guitar” – New York Times

 

“The monstrous Frank Vignola…is one of the most vicious tremelo-pickers on the scene” – Jude Gold – Guitar Player Magazine

  

Frank Vignola, born December 30th, 1965, is one of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today. His stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world’s top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops, and guitar legend Les Paul, who named Vignole to his “Five Most Admired Guitarists List: for the Wall Street Journal. Vignola’s jaw- dropping technique explains why the new York Times deemed him “one of the brightest stars of the guitar”.

 

With over 1000 engagements in the last five years alone, Frank Vignola has become one of the most popular and sought after guitarists on the international music scene. His dynamic genre-spanning music has brought him to 14 countries on three continents – and still growing – performing in some of the world’s most illustrious venues, including the Sydney Opera House in Australia, Carnegie Hall, The Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, New York’s Lincoln Center and the world’s oldest indoor concert hall, Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, Italy.

 

Often featured on National Public Radio, Frank Vignola has also become a familiar figure on Public Television, featured previously on three popular shows, including the heavily programmed Tommy Emmanuel and Friends. His own PBS special, “Four Generations of Guitar” produced by Peter Berkow, premieres in the 2015 season as part of the forthcoming 13 episode series “Music Gone Public”, where they will be joined by special guests, Bucky Pizzarelli, Joe Craven and Tommy Emmanuel.

Vignola has written over 18 music books for Mel Bay Publications. He has also produced 8 full length video teaching courses for Truefire.com. His on-line lesson and workshop courses have had over 137 enrolled students in the last 2 years. He has and continues to conduct clinic’s, masterclasses and workshops at Music Universities all over the world including Julliard and Boston University.

 

Vinny Raniolo

Vinny Raniolo is best known for his accompanying skills and is a very high demand rhythm guitarist. His dynamic playing has taken him to 14 countries on three continents, on NPR and Public Television with Frank. Vinny also made a screen appearance on HBO's Boardwalk Empire. - See more at: http://www.vinnyraniolo.com/bio.html#sthash.XQCJZgnm.dpuf

 

Doors 7pm . Show 8pm

Tickets $15

 

Watch and listen to Frank and Vinny:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtKTjzyPx50

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SArSccjTCOs

Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 12:00pm
Free Admission

Join us for our 6th annual Toy for Tots event with the Garrison Corellia, 501st Legion.

 

The Legion will be there at 12pm and at 1pm we will screen  “A  New Hope” the original 1977 Star Wars in anticipation of the release of the new “Rogue One” Star Wars movie coming out the following week.

 

About Garrison Corellia, 501st Legion.

Garrison Corellia is a chapter of the 501st Legion serving the great state of West Virginia. Garrison Corellia is proud to participate in a wide array of charity and non-profit events throughout our state and within our local communities. Freely volunteering their time to help others while celebrating Star Wars, our members are always looking for opportunities to contribute , inspire and spread joy to the communities and state of West Virginia. For more go to: http://www.garrisoncorellia.com/

 

Toys for Toys Mission:

The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

For more go to:

http://martinsburg-wv.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/Default.aspx

 

Legion arrives at 12pm . Film starts 1pm

 

Admission is an unwrapped Toy for a Tot

 

Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 6:30pm
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Join us Saturday December tenth for the first ever YAS Holiday House Party! The YAS crew will perform a variety of traditional and contemporary Xmas favorites! Special guests will be Chelsea McBee and family, the Ellsworth’s Music Brass Ensemble, members of the Gypsy Ramblers and of course the YAS Horn Crew! This show is sure to delight and ring in the spirit of the holidays!

 

Doors open at 6:30. $8 addmission. $5 for students. 

 

The Young Artist Series is a non-profit that pairs professional musicians with aspiring young musicians to provide the best in music mentorship and performance.

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 6:00pm
Free Admission

A Tim Allen Christmas

 

6pm - Santa Claus (1994)

A Christmas fantasy family comedy film directed by John Pasquin. it stars Tim Allen as Scott Calvin, an ordinary man who accidentally causes Santa Claus to fall from his roof on Christmas Eve. When he and his young son, Charlie, finish St. Nick's trip and deliveries, they go to the North Pole where Scott learns that he must become the new Santa and convince those he loves that he is indeed Father Christmas.

 

8pm - Christmas with the Kranks (2004)

A Christmas comedy film based on the 2001 novel Skipping Christmas by John Grisham. It was directed by Joe Roth with a screenplay by Chris Columbus, and stars Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis. The plot revolves around a couple who decide to skip Christmas one year since their daughter is away, much to the chagrin of their neighbors. However, their plans are changed when their daughter phones them to tell them that she's coming home for Christmas.

 

Doors 5:30pm . Films start at 6pm 

 

Entrance is FREE but donations are appreciated. All proceeds go to The Opera House Preservation Fund.

 

Watch the Santa Claus trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t067u2Jnks0

 

Watch the Christmas with the Kranks trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frNRluzraJU

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 9:00pm
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Do you enjoy a bygone era when variety shows were all the rage? Are you attracted to the high glamour of classic burlesque? Join us for An Evening of Burlesque and Variety

December 16th, Baltimore's Best Burlesque troupe, Gilded Lily Burlesque, returns to Shepherdstown, WV to descend upon Opera House LIVE to spread some holiday cheer!

Gilded Lily and special guests will be donning and then unwrapping their most festive attire as they get ready to celebrate the spirit of the holidays. Tis the season to shimmy, shake, bump, and grind!

 

Gilded Lily's parade of wintertime merriment includes: Jay, Maria Bella, Nona Narcisse, and Ruby Spruce from Baltimore and GiGi Holliday and Mourna Handful from Washington DC.

 

Doors 8pm . Show 9pm . Tickets $17

 

Watch & listen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YExBzXZcF8 

 

 

Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 9:00pm
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Better Off Dead return for Deadcember with a special holiday show for The Shepherdstown Opera House.

 

The band comes at the music collected and lovingly reimagined by The Grateful Dead and The Jerry Garcia Band with the same sense of discovery, care, and exploration as their heroes. The songs they play—all music associated with the Dead or Garcia in one form or another—come from a beautiful American lineage: blues, country, jazz, rock, and soul. It is music that belongs to all of us, and that so many of us learned from Jerry and the band as they made it part of their unique, democratic language of rhythm, melody, and harmony.

Better Off Dead aspires to play the music anew, often with fidelity to the past but just as often with the daring to forge their own path. They feel privileged to connect to the wonderful community of fans who love the Dead, and this grand and enduring tradition.

 

Doors 8pm . Show 9pm . Tickets $10

 

Watch & listen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9H6WX9-uSM

 

Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 1:00pm
Free Admission

1pm - A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

Based on the comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz and directed by Bill Melendez, Charlie Brown finds himself depressed despite the onset of the cheerful holiday season. Lucy suggests he direct a school Christmas play, but he is both ignored and mocked by his peers. The story touches on the over-commercialization and secularism of Christmas, and serves to remind viewers of the true meaning of Christmas.

 

1:30pm - A Christmas Story (1983)

In the 1940's, in the town of Hammond, 9-year-old Ralphie wants one thing for Christmas -- an official Red Ryder BB rifle. When he asks his mother for the BB gun for Christmas, she says, "No, you'll shoot your eye out". When he writes an essay about it at school his teacher gives him a C+ with a note saying "You'll shoot your eye out." Next he asks Santa for the gun, Santa's response is familiar, he says, "You'll shoot your eye out, kid." Ralph fears that he'll never get the BB gun for Christmas. But there may be a surprise in store for him.

 

The film earned director Clark two Genie Awards. In 2012, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

 

Doors 12:30pm . Films start at 1pm 

 

Entrance is FREE but donations are appreciated. All proceeds go to The Opera House Preservation Fund.

 

Watch the A Charlie Brown Christmas trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34POOFRtHHc

 

Watch A Christmas Story trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBe0Bl0wYHU

Monday, December 19, 2016 - 6:00pm
Free Admission

Christmas Classics

 

6pm - Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (1954)

A successful song-and-dance team (Bing Crosby & Danny Kaye) become romantically involved with a sister act Betty (Rosemary Clooney & Vera-Ellen) and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.

 

8pm - It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

After George Bailey (James Stewart) wishes he had never been born, an angel (Henry Travers) is sent to earth to make George's wish come true. George starts to realize how many lives he has changed and impacted.

 

Doors 5:30pm . Films start at 6pm 

 

Entrance is FREE but donations are appreciated. All proceeds go to The Opera House Preservation Fund.

 

Watch the White Christmas trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n3-UtakD3I

 

Watch theIt’s a Wonderful Life trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cR7p-IB6INM

Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 9:00pm
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As classic as cast iron, as space-age as a flying car -- The Plate Scrapers are serving up their own flavor of bluegrass by way of a winding wormhole through folk, jazz, and heavy metal dimensions. So grab yourself a thick slice of nostalgia, slap on a side of mind-bending originality, and top it off with some piping-hit pickin', and let this hungry bunch "take you out of this atmosphere."

This passion-driven group consists of Brett Kretzer (Mandolin, Vocals) Derek Kretzer (Banjo, Vocals) and Andrew Jordan (Guitar, Vocals) Kevin Johnson (Upright Bass) and Jody Mosser (Resophonic Guitar, Vocals).

 

In their relatively short time as a band, The Plate Scrapers have gained a reputation from their live performances as solid musicians who are sure to have you singing along right before they break it down with some serious picking.  Through their charisma on stage, it’s obvious that these guys genuinely love what they do.  That charisma does not disappear as soon as the mics are unplugged however; The Plate Scrapers are immensely appreciative of their fans, and show it by often leading them in all out bluegrass jams complete with beer drinking, picking, and grinning.  

 

The Plate Scrapers are becoming a more familiar name every day.  They have taken multiple tours building their fan base throughout the entire east coast and have supported well known international acts such as Larry Keel, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Keller Williams, Cabinet, and more.  In February of 2015, they proudly released their debut studio album, “Contact," which has since been featured on nationwide radio programs such as WDVX (Knoxville, TN) and WAMU (Washington, DC) and regional magazine, Appalachian Jamwich.

 

The Speakeasy Boys will open the night’s activities. The band started out as a group of local musicians who simply like to get together and play music. Every Sunday, they would meet up and play bluegrass along the banks of the Potomac River near Packhorse Ford, located outside of Shepherdstown, West Virginia, and at a nearby house dubbed “the Speakeasy” (hence the band’s name).

 

After about two years, they decided to start performing in front of an audience, instead of the usual barrel fire of barbeque chicken and fish. In 2003, they moved their jam to Ed’s Taproom, a local pub in Shepherdstown, where they played every other Tuesday night for nearly a year. Nowadays, they play a wide variety of venues, including pubs, clubs, theaters, festivals, parades, local events and private parties.

 

Doors 8pm . Show 9pm . Tickets $

 

Watch & listen to The Plate Scrapers:

https://vimeo.com/124174222

 

Watch & listen to The Speakeasy Boys

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmpvHvbo3cE