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Coming up NXT: Coolio, Vanilla Ice help beat the summer heat

Coming up NXT: Coolio, Vanilla Ice help beat the summer heat

Vanilla Ice, Coolio to take stage at Rocky Gap Casino Resort

FLINTSTONE, Md. — Known as one of the most iconic duos of the 90s, Vanilla Ice and Coolio will perform at the Amphitheater at Rocky Gap Casino Resort on Saturday, July 20, as part of Rocky Gap’s Summer Concert Series.

Coolio is best known for his anthem, “Gangsta’s Paradise,” which is one of the most successful rap songs of all time, reaching number one in 13 countries. He also has earned a Grammy for Best Solo Performance for “Gangsta’s Paradise” and an American Music Award for Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Artist in 1996.

Vanilla Ice held the first hip hop single on the Billboard charts with “Ice Ice Baby” and is credited as one of the first white rappers to attain major success. He won American Music Awards in 1991 for Favorite Pop/Rock New Artist and Favorite Rap/Hip Hop New Artist.

Gates open at 3 p.m. and the show will begin at 5 p.m. Tickets and additional information on Vanilla Ice and Coolio’s concert may be found by visiting https://tickets.vendini.com.

Ice Cream Social and Book Sale returns

BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. — The Blue Ridge Summit Free Library will celebrate its 97th year of service to the mountaintop community at the annual Ice Cream Social and Book Sale on Saturday, July 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Events take place in the library, at 13676 Monterey Lane, on Sabillasville Road, and the plaza green.

The day will open with the sixth annual Whistle 5K Run/Walk, which takes off at 8 a.m. from the plaza green. The run/walk will follow the shady and scenic streets of Blue Ridge Summit. Participants for the 5K should park in the lot of Living Word Church or use Church Street or Dutrow Avenue – look for the signs. To register for the Whistle 5K or for more information, contact Duke Martin at (717) 729-0188 or jacksmtn@embarqmail.com. You can also register the day of the event from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.

This year marks the fifth year for the popular silent auction, with many themed boxes and baskets filled with gift certificates, memorabilia, books, wine, children’s items, relaxation, bath & body, plus things for the golfer and cooking enthusiast. Auction closes at 1 p.m. and there is the option to use the “buy it now” option. The baskets can be previewed at the library during normal business hours.

Also included in the celebration is a book sale, a special quilt raffle with a local church theme, food, vendors, live entertainment featuring The Wayne Band and Rich Fehle, and magic shows and fire truck rides for the kids.

Event parking is available in the plaza lot across from the library off Monterey Lane. For more information, call Megan Warner at 717-794-2240, visit Facebook or www.fcls.org.

Women’s Voices speak out through art at the Ice House Gallery

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W. Va. — Morgan Arts Council’s gallery show, “Our Voices: Perspectives of Women,” opens in the main Ice House Gallery in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., on Friday, July 26, with a reception starting at 7:30 p.m. The show runs through Sunday, Sept. 8. Gallery hours for the show are Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“Our Voices” features a wide variety of female artists from near and far, who examine the lives of women through their art. “I like my own work to tell stories,” said show Curator Marily Mojica . “The artists in this group are from different origins, social and economic backgrounds who create distinct art in dissimilar styles.”

Claudia Olivos from Santiago, Chile, uses her paintings to celebrate and honor the energy of the Divine Feminine; Padma Prasad Surapureddi from Chennai, India, paints narratives inspired by the Tamil tradition of Bhakthi poetry and the sculptures found in Shiva temples. Born in Bogota, Colombia, artist Julia Vallejo studied in Fredericksburg, Va., before completing artist residencies in Italy, Mexico, and the United States. She works primarily in painting and drawing, using her bare hands and feet to apply different thicknesses of paint. Dr. Maria Balibrea Melero was born in Madrid, Spain and uses watercolors or oils to present marginal monsters and other realities on canvas.

Also opening at the Ice House in the Carr-Kelly Gallery and Hall of Dreams from July 26 to Sept. 8 is the artwork of Neal Redmond, Maggie Banks and Alison Young. Their works include paintings in acrylic and oil and graphic drawings.

For more information, call 304-258-2300 or visit www.macicehouse.org.

‘Hee Haw’ coming to Hancock

HANCOCK — The Hancock Arts Council will present Jeanne Ward’s country music production of “Hee Haw Comes to Hancock” at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 26, at the Hancock Performing Arts Center, 126 W. High St., Hancock.

A talented music and comedic group will bring a combination of country humor and songs from the fictional Kornfield Kounty show. “Hee Haw” was a popular television series from 1969-1997.

The host will be Minnie Pearl, which will be played by Ward. Music will be featured from Roy Clark, Buck Owens, Buck Trent, Grandpa Jones and Roy Acuff.

The show is free, but donations will be appreciated.

For more information, call 717-294-3912.

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