Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


February 14, 2014

02/14/2014 — What's happening

ASHLAND — Concert set for Saturday


Local musicians Christopher Laber and Sharon Bradshaw will be featured in a concert at 7;30 p..m. Saturday at Ohio University Southern Riffe Center Mains Rotunda.

The event is part of the Lawrence County Concert Series, presented by the Ironton Council for the Arts. Laber will sing and Bradshaw will perform on piano.

Laber and Bradshaw have performed as a duo since 1980 in church services and concerts. Both have been resources for helping local musicians to learn and polish their art. Chris and Sharon will perform a mix of music guaranteed to delight the audience.

Laber is well known for his rich and expressive baritone. He sings in several foreign languages, including German, French and Italian. He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in vocal performance from Marshall University anddDoctor of musical arts in voice performance from the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago. Laber has performed a wide range of music, from operas and musicals to liturgical pieces. He serves as music director for the First United Methodist Church in Ironton and Memorial Methodist Church in Coal Grove. He also teaches private lessons in voice and piano. 

Bradshaw is well known as a keyboard player and best known for her electric and pipe organ support of religious services. She has taught many people to play piano and organ. A lifelong resident of Ironton, she was featured in the May 2013 issue of Bridges Magazine for her virtuosity on the church pipe organ. She has been a sheriff’s deputy and is currently the law librarian at the Lawrence County Court House.

 Tickets, which are $10, may be purchased at the door or by visiting  southern.ohiou.edu/irontonarts/. Ohio University students will be admitted free with a valid ID.

Art contest

gathers entries


The Fort Rowdy Gathering is accepting entries for its 22nd annual art contest.

The winning entry will be used to represent the 2014 Fort Rowdy Gathering on its printed material. The deadline for entries is March 1. The winner will receive recognition for the artwork and a limited edition medallion.

The rules follow:

1. There is no cost to enter; just mail entries flat or rolled to The Fort Rowdy Gathering-Artwork, P.O. Box 23, Covington, OH, 45318. Do not fold entries.

2. The artwork must be period correct, representative of the late 1700s and early 1800s (pre-Civil War).

3. The drawing must be on white stock paper, in a black medium, so artwork is crisp and easily reproduced.

4. Drawing must be a minimum of 5 inches by 7 inches in size.

5. All artwork submitted becomes the property of the Fort Rowdy Gathering.

For more information, call (937) 448-2389 or email frgpublicity@aol.com.

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