Mensore to mark 79th birthday at ArtsLink’s Coffeehouse

John Mensore

John J. Mensore, a familiar face to valley residents, will once again take the stage at ArtsLink’s Coffeehouse Series concert on Thursday to celebrate his 79th birthday. ArtsLink’s Coffeehouse Series is sponsored by Wetzel County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

This free concert will be presented at 6:30 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. He will be joined by Ken McBride, Dan Marrin, Ray Ebert, Ron Hoskinson, Rodney Sands, Teresa Shreve and Michelle will dance.

The son of musical parents who encouraged his talent at a very young age, Mensore began his singing career at age 6. 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 singing career.

ArtsLink is committed to providing universal accessibility wherever possible. People 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, WETZ/WYMJ Radio and Ohio Valley Online.


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