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Mensore To Hold Concert On Thursday

By Staff | Aug 3, 2016

Photo Provided John Mensore to perform at the Lincoln Theater in New Martinsville as part of ArtsLink’s free Coffeehouse Series.

John J. Mensore, a familiar face to valley residents, will once again take the stage at ArtsLink’s Coffeehouse Series concert on Thursday, Aug. 4, to celebrate his 78th 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 ArtLink 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, various nightclubs, and on WTRF Television. 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 Govenor Joe Manchin in recognition of his lengthy singing career.

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 and Recreation Commission, West Virginia Northern Community College, W E T Z/ W Y M J Radio, and Ohio Valley online.