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January 19, 2010

Enjoy live entertainment at CW’s Kimball Theatre

In the new year, resolve to treat yourself to one of the entertaining live performances at Colonial Williamsburg’s Kimball Theatre.

Singer and songwriter Betsy Q performs at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30. The audience is encouraged to interact with her while she performs songs that are clever, educational and entertaining. Her music is appropriate for children of all ages while her messages are embraced by the young at heart. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for seniors/students/children and free for 12 months and younger. Proceeds will go to Family Focus Grafton and Williamsburg.

Teresa Roberts Logan, host comic and producer of Clean Comedy Nights at the Kimball Theatre, returns with comics Mike Goodwin and Jenn Doucette at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6. Goodwin has been featured on the Black Family Channel’s “God Ain’t No Joke.” Author Doucette is the mother and caregiver of three children, seven chickens, one hamster, one cat and two Beta fish named Gary and Larry. All seats are $15.

The Botetourt Chamber Singers gala concert, “I Got Rhythm!” features some of the best vocal talent from the College of William and Mary performing the best loved jazz standards and Broadway hits at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7. Special guest appearances will be made by faculty members Greg Bowers, piano, and the incredibly versatile Harris Simon on piano and harmonica. All seats are $15. For further information, contact Dr. Jamie Bartlett at jcbart@wm.edu.

Steinway artist Don Irwin plays requests during A Valentine Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13. If you have a special song dedication, perhaps for your valentine, you can send the request to don@donirwin.com, and he will make the evening unforgettable. All seats are $22.50.

Join Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison in a discussion during An Evening with the Presidents: Early Presidential Politics and the Role of Parties in the American System of Government at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 14. Learn about the challenge of the executive in balancing the “will of the people” with the need to advance individual presidential policies. Tickets are $12 for adults and youths ages six to 17 and $5 for children under six.

Learn more about 18th-century politics during Conversation with a Founding Father at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 15-26 (except Feb. 21). George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry and the Marquis de Lafayette played crucial roles in the foundation of the American republic.

The Williamsburg Youth Orchestras’ (WYO) Winter Concert features two performances beginning at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 15. Karey Sitzler conducts the WYO String Orchestra performing works by G. F. Handel, Soon Hee Newbold and Mark Barnard. The WYO Symphony Orchestra, led by Akiko Fujimoto, performs the “Prometheus” overture by Beethoven and selections from Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite.” Tickets are $8 for adults and $2 for students under 19.

The Williamsburg Symphonia presents The Symphonia Goes to the Movies at 1:30 and 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27. The symphonia presents soundtracks from Oscar-winning movies. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children.

Located in Williamsburg’s Merchants Square, the beautifully restored Kimball Theatre presents films, live performances, musical concerts and special programs. Creative programming alliances with the College of William and Mary, community organizations and Colonial Williamsburg link the past with the present. The 410-seat theater also houses a 35-seat screening room which enables the theater to offer films to the community seven days a week, even when live performances are staged in the main theater. For more information, call (757) 565-8588 or visit www.kimballtheatre.com.

Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational institution that preserves and operates the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s Web site at www.history.org.

Media Contact:
Penna Rogers
(757) 220-7121



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