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Vern Riffe Center to host several upcoming events

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Sandy Stevens
The Vern Riffe Center at SSU

Shawnee State University’s Vern Riffe Center for the Arts (VRCFA) has many events and performances scheduled in the upcoming month. The VRCFA will host five events in the last weeks of November and throughout December.

According to the Shawnee State website, on Nov. 21, the Oak Ridge Boys will be making their 19th appearance in the VRCFA as part of the “American Made Farewell Tour.” The performance will include many top songs from the last few decades. “The group has scored twelve gold, three platinum, and one double platinum album—plus one double platinum single—and has had more than a dozen national #1 singles and over 30 Top Ten hits,” according to the website.

Tickets can be found at OAK RIDGE BOYS—VRCFA or at the McKinley box office. Tickets prices are $55 for general admission, $53 for seniors and $48 for people ages 18 or younger.

Cirque d’Art is presenting the tradition of The Nutcracker Dec. 1–3, starting at 2 p.m. each day.

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On Nov. 5, Celtic Angels Christmas will be performing what is described on the SSU website as “a joyous celebration from start to finish, with vocal and instrumental renditions of both holiday and Irish favorites.” Ticket prices are $42 for general admission, $38 for seniors and $25 for people ages 18 and younger. 

On Dec. 9, starting at 7 p.m., the Portsmouth Wind Symphony will be performing. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 13-18 and free for children ages 12 and younger.

On Dec. 15-16, The Performing Arts Company is showcasing The Nutcracker Ballet starting at 6 p.m. each evening. Tickets can be bought at the McKinley box office or by calling 740-351-3600. Readers can also visit the VRCFA website for more information about events and to purchase tickets.

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Sandy Stevens, Staff Writer
Sandy Stevens is a Logan, Ohio, native who hopes to graduate from Shawnee State University in 2027 with a degree in English/humanities and a minor in communication. She appreciates the opportunities SSU offers while still having that small campus feel. Sandy's love for journalism began in high school when she was a writer and editor for the student newspaper for five years. She is drawn to the writing aspect of journalism, stating that she loves to put her thoughts to words and words to paper. Outside her studies, she wants to travel, especially to Europe. “It is one of the prettiest parts of the world,” Sandy said. She also enjoys art, spending time with her loved ones and watching her favorite TV shows. Her goal for this semester with the Chronicle is to create interesting articles as well as learning more about the rich history of this small community.      

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