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Apple Alley Players Present GODSPELL JR at Embassy PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Trish Morgan   
Friday, 05 August 2016 10:07

GodspellJRApple Alley Players, in partnership with the Embassy Theatre, will present GODSPELL JR from August 11-14The shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday are at 7:30 pm, and Sunday's matinee is slated for 2:30 pm.

"These encore performances resulted from outstanding enthusiasm generated at an earlier run this summer at Larenim Park Amphitheatre, Burlington, WV, " states Embassy public relations director Trish Morgan. "Now, there are four more opportunities for theatre-lovers to see these local, talented young people on the stage."

The air-conditioned Embassy Theatre, built in 1931 and restored as an Art Deco performance venue, is located at 49 Baltimore Street on the Downtown Cumberland Mall. During the show, snacks and beverages ...

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The Joseph Sisters to Perform as part of Cumberland Comes Alive PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Steven Leyh   
Tuesday, 02 August 2016 10:23

josephsisters Cumberland Comes Alive on Friday night when The Joseph Sisters, blending classic country sounds with a modern appeal and style, take the Historic City Center stage at 6:30 pm at the corner of Liberty & Baltimore Streets in downtown Cumberland.

There was a time in country music when family bands dominated the airwaves and the girls next door were the best singing group in the county. Moving ahead to today, The Joseph Sisters plan to bring the family band back to the limelight.
When asked “Are you really sisters?” YES, Marybeth, Jamie, and Shalyn are sisters and all three agree that they are each other’s best friends.

Hailing from Wheeling, WV the home of WWVA and the Wheeling Jamboree, one of the longest running country music shows next to the ...

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The Smokin' Fireballs to Perform at Embassy Theatre PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 22 July 2016 10:08

SF 2 clipped 1a clipped montage The Embassy Theatre, located at 49 Baltimore Street on the Downtown Cumberland Mall, will be hosting a 50's Dance Party on Saturday, July 30, beginning at 8 pm.

The party will feature 50's music by Smokin' Fireballs, and the event also includes special drinks at the cash bar, tended by cafe manager Trish Jankey. Those attending are encouraged to wear 50's attire, although it is not required. There also will be doorprize giveaways, and a dance contest that party-goers may sign up for upon arrival. Each registered couple will have numbers pinned to their backs. Judges will observe their dancing and select finalists midway through the evening. The winners of the dance contest will receive dinner tickets for a nice, local restaurant.

Band members include ...

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Honey Island Swamp Band to Perform Saturday at Canal Place PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Steven Leyh   
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 11:45

Honey Island Swamp BandHoney Island Swamp Band from New Orleans will take the BB&T Stage at Canal Place on Saturday, July 23, at 8 pm for a free concert as part of Cumberland Comes Alive. The band’s music has been described as Blues, Southern rock boogie, Appalachian music, and New Orleans swamp funk.  

Great music begins with great songs, and great songs are what the Honey Island Swamp Band is all about. The band came together when Aaron Wilkinson (acoustic guitar, mandolin, vocals) and Chris Mulé (electric guitar, vocals) were marooned in San Francisco after the levee breaches following Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. After a chance encounter with fellow New Orleans evacuees Sam Price (bass, vocals) and Garland Paul (drums, vocals), and with no prospects of getting ...

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The Flashbacks to Perform for Bands on the Bricks Friday PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Steven Leyh   
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 11:39

flashbacks The Cumberland Comes Alive concert series and First Peoples Community Federal Credit Union presents ‘The Flashbacks’ to Bands on the Bricks on Friday evening, July 22. The band will be performing at the Historic City Center Stage at the corner of Liberty & Baltimore Streets at 6:30 pm. The performance is free of charge, but seating is limited, so don’t forget your folding lawn chair. 

The Flashbacks perform an eclectic mix of Oldies: Classics, Rock, and Vintage Favorites from the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's. Their playlist covers a wide variety of styles from masters like Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Smokey Robinson, The Everly Brothers, The Beatles, Elvis, and Patsy Cline. We add on fun favorites by The Temptations, The Beach Boys, ...

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