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Second Annual Reciprocity Entertained PVCC

Deadra Miller, staff writer

 

Photography by Deadra Miller

Photography by Deadra Miller

The night of Dec. 2 challenged musicians and poetry readers to come forth to show off their talents to the PVCC student body for the Radiography Club. With a set list that was eccentric, musicians presented everything from original songs to covers of some musicians that have paved the way for performers to recreate older songs, with a millennial twist.

Introducing acts and joining in on different songs was PVCC’s Director of Off Campus Programs Andrew “Ace” Renshaw. Renshaw brought a comedic relief to the event with singing and his elaborate yet detailed biographies of each performer.

The first act, Steve Losh had a country vibe to it. With his original songs, he can easily be compared to any country artist right now. Losh played the harmonica and guitar at the same time, playing the harmony on one and melody on the other. He opened for Blake Shelton with Nicole Winkler, the Radiography Program director and an associate professor of radiography at PVCC.

Winkler performed with Losh and Renshaw for four songs. One was an original by Justin Storer, “Full House and Home.” The other three songs were covers of Tom Petty’s “American Girl,” “True Colors” from the Trolls soundtrack, and Maren Morris’ “Dear Hate” to remember the lives lost in the recent Las Vegas mass shooting. Storer, who is native to the Charlottesville area, wrote and arranged “Full House and Home.” This original song was beautiful in describing his perspective on life. Storer is an assistant professor of mathematics at PVCC.

Professor of English Bruce Glassco, who was taught by his grandmother to memorize a Shakespearean couplet, performed a Christmas Recitation. This recitation was of “T’was the Night Before Christmas.” Glassco recited this in a purposely mangled and comedic way, but he was not being disrespectful. He did it in honor of the poets and performers that produced these works.

NOVA, a group of 16 and 17-year-old high school students has a wonderful sound. One of whose sister is Alexis Brooks a second year Radiography student here at PVCC and an officer of the RAD Club. The members that performed were exceptional in their guitar skills. Playing back and forth of one another and echoing the other made music lovers be awestruck with the skill produced. Peyton Brooks (Alexis’ brother) and Logan Henderson had learned how to play guitar by listening to “old school rock and participating in numerous competitions/shows within the Fishersville area,” according to the biography produced in the programs.

Finally, the longest set, and one of the better sets of the night, was Colum Leckey and The British Invasion Band. Assistant Professor of History Jennifer Tomas joined them on stage. Leckey is also an associate professor of History at PVCC.  The British Invasion Band, Leckey and Tomas covered numerous songs from the Beatles, Ed Sullivan, the Rolling Stones and many more artists around that era.

The British Invasion Band did such a wonderful job that the Dean of Student Services Mary Lee Walsh was tapping her toes to the tempos and quietly singing some of the covered songs from her seat in the auditorium.

This fundraiser did not just have musical and poetry acts. There was a silent auction and 12 gift baskets raffled off to help support the RAD Club in attending a conference in Virginia Beach this coming Spring.

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