John J. Mensore, a familiar face to valley residents, will
once again take the stage at ArtsLink’s Coffeehouse Series concert
on Thursday, August 3, to celebrate his 79
th birthday! ArtsLink’s Coffeehouse Series is sponsored
by Doolin Security Savings Bank.
This free concert will be presented
at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Theater in downtown New Martinsville.
Mensore’s performance will feature all the popular songs you love,
and light refreshments will be provided.
The son of musical parents who
encouraged his talent at a very young age, Mensore began his
singing career at age six. He has been a generous supporter of
ArtsLink since its inception by sharing his vocal talents annually
at various ArtsLink concerts. He has performed at numerous venues
in recent years, including churches, Rotary Conferences, Ebert
Brothers concerts, and local fairs and celebrations. He also has
sung at schools, talent shows, on WTRF television, and at various
nightclubs. His favorite songs are those made famous by Perry Como,
Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, and Tony Bennett. Mensore is especially
proud of the “Ambassador of Music” award presented to him by former
West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin in recognition of his lengthy
ArtsLink is committed to providing
universal accessibility wherever possible. Persons with special
needs may contact Donna Earley at 304-455-2278 to request
assistance. Financial support for ArtsLink activities is provided
by the New Martinsville Parks & Recreation Commission, West
Virginia Northern Community College, W E T Z/ W Y M J Radio, and
Ohio Valley Online.