The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Library of Congress.
Thursday, September 21 (7:30 p.m.)
Red Molly (Live)–SOLD OUT!
Americana powerhouse vocal trio Red Molly is known for their gorgeous harmonies, crisp musicianship, infectious songwriting, and warm, engaging stage presence. Laurie MacAllister (bass), Abbie Gardner (dobro), and Molly Venter (guitar) weave together the threads of American music–from folk roots to bluegrass, from heartbreaking ballads to barn-burning honky tonk–as effortlessly as they blend their caramel voices into their signature soaring, crystalline three-part harmonies. Gracing stages from Denver to Denmark, from Australia to Austin, Red Molly is renowned for their live performances. Free ticket reservations for this show will be available at www.redmollyculpeper.eventbrite.com beginning on August 15.
Friday, September 22 (7:30 p.m.)
Martin Family Circus (Live)–SOLD OUT!
The Martin Family Circus returns to the Packard Campus Theater following a full-house performance last December. Bringing their energetic mix of country, pop and rock music, this self-contained vocal-driven melodic band of two parents and four kids ranging in age from ten to nineteen packs a punch with their rich stack of family harmonies in a soaring blend. Representing four generations of musical heritage, Martin Family Circus delivers soulful family harmony, steeped in traditional roots. Free ticket reservations for this family-friendly concert will be available at www.mfc-culpeper.eventbrite.com eventbrite.com beginning on August 15.
Saturday, September 23 (7:30 p.m.)
Fifty Candles (Hodkinson Pictures, 1921)
Irvin V. Willat directed this impressively somber melodrama based on a novel by Earl Derr Biggers, who also penned the Charlie Chan detective series. A Chinese man (Hung Chin Chung) in Hawaii escapes deportation and certain death by becoming the virtual slave of rich scoundrel Henry Drew. Years later, a number of people are on board a ship sailing to San Francisco with the Drew family and Chung wishes Drew dead…and then Drew turns up dead! Whodunit? This strikingly photographed and rarely seen mystery stars Bertram Grassby, William Carrol, Edward Burns and Marjorie Daw. Jon Marsalis will provide live musical accompaniment.
Sunday, September 24 (7:30 p.m.)
The Malpass Brothers (Live)–SOLD OUT!
Christopher and Taylor Malpass were a tremendous hit when they appeared at the Packard Campus Theater last September, performing their unique brand of Vintage Country and Gospel music and now they are back for a return engagement. Gifted musicians and songwriters, the Malpass Brothers have shared billing with artists including Ray Price, Willie Nelson, Doyle Lawson, Rhonda Vincent, Marty Stuart, Doc Watson and more. Their most recent self-titled recording, produced by bluegrass legend Doyle Lawson, was released by Crossroads’ Organic Records in 2015. Tickets are required for this free event and can be reserved at www.malpassbros.eventbrite.com beginning on August 15.
For more information on our programs, please visit the website at: www.loc.gov/avconservation/theater/.