Larry Groce -Singer~Composer~Exec. Director

FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS ____________ _________________  SHOWS ~ Guests ~ Information 2006-2008 ___________ LINDA  TOBOROWSKY Radio Host Freelance Writer _______________ ROY M. STEINBERG~ Artist/ Gallery _____________ KATHRYN JOHNSON GLASER~ Educator ~ Docent ~ Co-Host _____________ KENNETH HARI ~ International Portraitist _____________ DR. HADASSAH GUTTMANN Pianist ~ Educator ___________ Junior Announcer DANIEL J. GRZESIK _________________ Photos Page 1 - 2006 -2007 ___________________ Photos Page 2 - 2006 -2007 _____________ NINA HAND - Performer - Executive Director _____________ BOB YUROCHKO~ Musician ~ Author ~ Artist ______________ DR. THEODORE K. SCHLOSBERG ~ NJ Workshop on the Arts ______________ DR. ANITA O. SOLOMON Clinical Psychologist ~ Musician _____________ ANGELO ORLANDO, Jr. Edison Art Society ______________ LINDA VONDERSCHMIDT-LaSTELLA _____________ BARBARA GOOD - Pianist~ Soloist MyLifeTime Book ____________ RUSS McCUBBIN ACTOR - STUNTMAN ______________ NOELLE COMPINSKY TINTURIN~ Pianist ____________ A TRIBUTE to the BEATLES _____________  MARK TRAUTMAN Conductor ~ NBCO _____________ REBECCA SCOTT - Conductor- Cantabile Chamber Chorale ______________ EVA ETZIONI-HALEVY, Ph.D. Biblical Novelist _____________ The VILLAGER'S THEATRE _____________ ZITA GEOFFROY HEINZ ~ Actor _____________ HEALING THROUGH CREATIVITY _____________ DR. BERNARD ROSE ` Musician - Educator _____________ MARVIN CHEITEN, Ph.D Playwright ~ Director _____________ THE REDDING BROTHERS ~ Musicians ~ Composers _____________ BARRON ARTS CENTER --CYNTHIA KNIGHT Director ______________ LIKE-MINDED ENTERTAINMENT~ Film Makers ______________ LARRY McCULLOUGH, Ph.D. Playwright ` Musician ~ Educator ______________ ROIA RAFIEYAN~ Singer ~ Musician ~ Composer ~ Music Therapist ______________ A Tribute to MARCEL MARCEAU _____________ STEPHEN H. FOREMAN - Screenwriter- Author ___________ THORNEY LIEBERMAN~ Photographer ___________ DEBBIE HILL - Photojournalist ____________ JULIA SADD Journalist - Lyricist - Author ____________ CINDY BOGGS- Author - Instructor - Speaker ____________ BRUCE K. HALEY, Jr --Photographer _______________ AILA ACCAD Speaker ~ Author _____________ Bobby Gonzalez Storyteller ____________ Middlesex County Cultural & Heritage Commission ___________ LEO KRAFT Composer ~ Theorist ~ Pedagogue ____________ GARY JAMES Poet - Author - Speaker ___________ Dr. MARTIN HALPERN Playwright ~ Poet ~ Composer ~ Educator ___________ BLENKO GLASS COMPANY ___________ RUTH KIRK - Author Childrens' Books ____________ POETS WEDNESDAY Edie Eustice ~ Deborah LaVeglia ____________ GRANT COOPER ~ Conductor - WVa Symphony ___________ Katelyn Dawn - Composer - Singer - Musician ___________ Gary Cohen Producing Director MIDDLESEX COUNTY'S Plays-In-The-Park ______________ PHIL PEPE Sports Writer ~ Author _____________ ROBERT CUCCIOLI Actor ` Singer ` Director Stage & Television ___________ LARRY GROCE - Singer ~ Composer ~ Executive Director of FESTIVALL~ 'When A City Becomes A Work of Art' ____________ EAST BRUNSWICK LIBRARY - A 21st Century Community Center ____________ Andy Rothstein Guitarist ~ Songwriter ~ Composer ____________

'A City Becomes a Work of ART' FestivALL 2008

Larry Groce
Executive Director
of
FestivALL Charleston 2008
An annual Event since 2005
When
'A City Becomes A Work of Art'
with international, national,
regional and local
Artists, Musicians, Dancers, Performers
 Photographers, Sculptors, Entertainers
And the highest quality talent
in Theatre, Film, and Visual Arts. 

For Further information and Schedules:
WEBSITE:   www.festivallcharleston.com
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Click on FestivALL LOGO below for
Schedule, Places, and Description
Of EVENTS
 

 

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Click on WVSO Logo below for Web Site and FestivALL information)

West Virginia Culture and History Center 
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CHARLESTON CIVICS CENTER
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UNIVERSITY ART STUDENT INSTALLATIONS
Students chosen by the art departments of
Marshall University,
University of Charleston,
West Virginia State University
West Virginia University
will design, create and install pieces
in locations around Charleston
For FestivALL Charleston  2008.

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University of Charleston

People’s Portrait Gallery, Brawley Walkway
Saturday, June 28, 10 AM- 5 PM
and Sunday, June 29, Noon- 4 PM-
Photo portraits with seamless background.
One high quality print available for a dollar,
archive kept by FestivALL.
Directed by
Assistant Professor P. Joseph Mullins
http://www.appaltree.net/vet/index.htm

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West Virginia University
Cognition, Six MFA student installations.
An exploration of self and societal quirks
& boundaries through various mediums:
photographs, video & sound,
printmaking and multi-media installations.
Directed by Assistant Professor Gerald Habarth
www.geraldhabarth.com
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(For Larry Groce Bio - Click on Photo below)

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 Singer-Songwriter-Host  
LARRY GROCE
Executive Director of
FestivALL Charleston
2008
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The CLAY CENTER for the Arts & Sciences of West Virginia
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Michael Feldman's Whad'ya Know
Saturday June 28, 2008   11:00 AM
at the
Charleston Municipal Auditorium
 
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West Virginia State University
Drive Thru Art Show, alley between
Capitol and Hale Streets
entering from Quarrier
and exiting onto Virginia.
Thirty works hung on buildings to be viewed
from car or on foot.
Directed by Professor Paula Clendenin
www.paulaclendenin.com
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Marshall University
Site Specific Pieces, Davis Park.
Five women artists investigating
traditional roles of women through
prints, photographs and drawings
cast into resin & rubber molds.
Hundreds of 4”X6” works will be suspended
among the trees in the park.
Directed by Assistant Professor Claire Sherwood
www.clairesherwood.org
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FestivALL CHARLESTON 2008 SCHEDULE

PERFORMANCES, EXHIBITS AND EVENTS

PUBLIC VISUAL ART

ALLIED ARTISTS MURAL
On top of the Mountaineer Expedite Building, 1007 Bigley Place- Installation party at the site from 6- 8 PM on June 6. An Allied Artists contest was won by Todd Thomas. His work will be converted to billboard size and installed on top of the building. It will be visible to motorists on I-77/79. (www.alliedartistswv.org)

'PRESS 2 FOR SPANISH' ART INSTALLATION
Installation ceremony June 20 at the Clay Center. Charleston artist Amy Williams, assisted by Chris Dutch, will design and create over twenty signs labeling familiar things around town in both Spanish and English.

PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT
The Charleston Ballet Studio, 820 Virginia St. E- Charleston photographer K.D. Lett will take portraits of FestivALL visitors in a constructed set and choose some of them to make into photographic creations that will be printed and exhibited. Models may purchase a 4X6 color print of themselves in the set for a donation to the Charleston Ballet. (www.kdlett.com) Shooting times:

Saturday, June 21, Noon- 4 PM
Saturday, June 28, 2 - 6 PM
Sunday, June 29- Noon- 4 PM

FESTIVALL CATFISH FRY
June 28 and 29 the Famous FestivALL Catfish will be displayed by Naomi Bays on Brawley Walkway.

BUSWATER ON THE BOULEVARD
1520 Kanawha Blvd SE
Group art exhibition of 20 local and regional fine artists.

Friday, June 20, 6 PM -Midnite opening reception
Saturday, June 21, 11 AM - 10 PM
Thursday, June 26, 5 - 8 PM (during Art Walk)
Friday, June 27, 6 - 10 PM
Saturday, June 28, 11 AM - 10 PM

PUBLIC ART STUDENT MURALS
‘drop cloth murals’ will be displayed around the city parking garage located on the corner of Quarrier and Dickinson Streets.

EAST END GARDEN SHOWCASE
June 14- 29, including over twenty unique residential and commercial gardens for visitors to explore. A self-guided tour will be available during FestivALL at information tables and at the Charleston CVB and East End businesses. On Saturday, June 21, participating gardeners will be available from 10 AM-2 PM at their gardens for a Q & A/ meet and greet session. (www.eastendmainstreet.com)

FRIDAY, JUNE 20

*9 AM     THE INDEPENDENT MUSIC CONFERENCE at the Clay Center with showcases and workshops all day June 20, 21 and 22. There will also be live music in downtown clubs starting at 7pm on June 20 and 21 as part of the IMC. Schedule and information at www.imc08.com/wv.

5 PM   FESTIVALL OPENING CEREMONIES, The Clay Center at the Festival delle Arti sculpture.

5 - 8 PM  OPENING RECEPTION, CALLEN MCJUNKIN GALLERY at The Loft at 219 Hale Street- Art on Paper, June 20 - July 31. The show includes West Virginia artists Robin McClintock and Barrie Kaufman, current and former WVU faculty members Juan Giraldo, Sarah Smelser and Sergio Soave, Sonya Evanisko of Shepherd College and 12 other artists. Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11-5 and anytime by appointment. Call 304-342-5647. (www.mcjunkingellery.com)

6 - 10 PM      WEST VIRGINIA DAY LIVE ON THE LEVEE - Haddad Riverfront Park - An evening of West Virginia music, state-brewed beer and great food at Haddad Riverfront Park. The Davisson Brothers Band from Clarksburg delivers high-energy country rock with an authentic, state of the art Hillbilly flavor. Brian Diller, presented by the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame, was one of Charleston’s most popular performers in the eighties. Now living in Nashville, he returns for a long awaited encore. Todd Burge, dean of West Virginia singer-songwriters, opens the evening with his sharp-witted tunes. Presented by Smith, Cochran & Hicks.

6 - 6:45 PM - Todd Burge (www.toddburge.com)

7 - 8 PM - Brian Diller

8:30 - 10 PM - The Davisson Brothers Band (www.davissonbrothersband.com)

*7:30    GEORGE JONES AND JOE NICHOLS IN CONCERT - Municipal Auditorium- tickets $51, $40.50, $30.50 available at the Civic Center box office or at Ticketmaster (304) 342-5757, www.ticketmaster.com

7:30 - 9:30 PM     TAYLOR BOOKS - music by Corporate Orange w/ Moe Morgan & T.J. King

7:30 PM    THE CHARLESTON LIGHT OPERA GUILD PRESENTS “PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES” at the CLOG Theater, 411 Tennessee Ave.
Tickets $14 at the CLOG Box Office (342-9312) and at the door.
For a description of this light hearted country folk musical log onto http://www.charlestonlightoperaguild.org/pump_boys_&_dinettes.htm.

SATURDAY, JUNE 21

9 AM - 5 PM
SMOKE ON THE WATER 2008 – Kanawha Blvd. at Haddad Riverfront Park- The 10th Anniversary of Charleston’s Chili Cook Off on Kanawha Boulevard next to Haddad Riverfront Park. This annual fundraiser for HospiceCare invites chili cooks from around the nation for hospitality and competition they will get nowhere else on earth. Sample the chili, enjoy other food and beverages and listen to music on two stages. A kids play area is part of the fun. (www.smokeonthewater.org)

East Stage

  • 11 AM - Julie Adams, Steve Hill
  • Noon - The Carpenter Ants (www.carpenterants.wvmusichalloffame.com)
  • 1 PM - Duo Diverdito (www.latinmusicwv.com)
  • 2 PM - Johnny Staats, Robert Shafer (www.staatsandshafer.com), (www.youtube.com/watch?

    West Stage

  • 11 AM - Duo Diverdito
  • Noon - Johnny Staats, Robert Shafer
  • 1 PM - Julie Adams, Steve Hill
  • 2 PM - The Carpenter Ants

    10 AM - 4 PM
    WIENER DOG RACES, on the Stonewall Jackson Middle School Lawn, 700 Block of Washington St. W. This event includes a costume parade and contest, splash pool, dog caricature artist, blessing of the pets, food concessions and all things wiener dog. Cash and merchandise prizes for the wieners. Television news personalities Deborah Linz (WCHS) and Jessica Ralston (WSAZ) will MC. Produced by Charleston West Side Main Street with benefits going to the Kanawha Charleston Humane Association and the Susan G. Komen Foundation. For more information and dog registration log on to http://www.cityofcharleston.org/events.htm.

    .9 AM - 3 PM    ART ON A STICK in Davis Park. Local artists offer their work and unused supplies yard sale fashion. (Music TBA)

    11 AM, Noon, 1 PM, 3 PM, 4 PM    “A STREETCAR NAMED DESPAIR” performed on a trolley bus leaving from the Court Street entrance to the Charleston Town Center. An original, site-specific play. Admission is free, but seating is limited (only 24 seats per performance) and tickets can be picked up at ELLEN'S ICE CREAM, 225 Capitol Street. Some seats may be available at boarding. You must have a ticket to ride the trolley and watch the play!

    9 AM - 6 PM   FESTIVALL ORAL HISTORY PROJECT at West Virginia Public Broadcasting, 600 Capitol St. Charleston sound engineer Bob Webb’s portable studio will enable families to record precious memories on CD. Call 345-1227 to reserve a time.

    1 - 6 PM    WEST VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL STUDENT FILM COMPETITION and showing of A Moving Monument: The West Virginia State Capitol at WVSU Capitol Center Theater. Contest films will be shown and prizes awarded. There will also be a screening of the only documentary about West Virginia’s state capitol building produced by MotionMasters. (www.wviff.org) (www.movingmonument.org)

    3 PM and 8 PM    CHARLESTON- THE OPERA at the Cultural Center Theater -
    All Tickets $25- Presented by Dixon Hughes PLLC, partial funding by grants from PennPat and The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation Not really an opera, but a multi-media, high-tech musical production by Squonk Opera of Pittsburgh at the Cultural Center Theater. This show weaves hometown documentation with aural and visual trickery. Producers promise a “meta-civic celebration,” that will combine “a heartfelt toast with a vaudevillian roast” featuring taped interviews with Charlestonians young and old, children’s views of their city and local dancers performing along with the Squonk Opera troupe. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind performance all about our fair city. Presented by Dixon Hughes and funded in part by grants from the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation and PennPat, Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour ( a program developed and funded by The Heinz Endowments; the William Penn Foundation; the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency; and The Pew Charitable Trusts; and administered by Mid Atlanti Arts Foundation.) (www.squonkopera.com)

    7:30 - 9:30 PM   TAYLOR BOOKS- music by 2 Blue


    7:30 PM    THE CHARLESTON LIGHT OPERA GUILD PRESENTS “PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES” at the CLOG Theater, 411 Tennessee Ave.
    Tickets $14 at the CLOG Box Office (342-9312) and at the door.
    For a description of this light hearted country folk musical log onto http://www.charlestonlightoperaguild.org/pump_boys_&_dinettes.htm.

    SUNDAY, JUNE 22

    11 AM - 5 PM   FESTIVALL ORAL HISTORY PROJECT at West Virginia Public Broadcasting, 600 Capitol St. (see June 21 for details).

    Noon - 5 PM     THE WEST SIDE OLD FASHIONED ICE CREAM SOCIAL on the Stonewall Jackson Middle School Lawn in 700 block of West Washington Street. West Side Main Street takes you on a stroll back in time with free ice cream cones compliments of the community dairy, a clown for the children of all ages, children’s laundry sack races with cash prizes courtesy of the community dry cleaner, chalk art, and face painting. Food Concessions include homemade pies and cakes baked by the local community. Presented by Triana Energy.
    Music and dance:

  • 1 PM Charleston’s Metro Band (www.cmbands.org)
  • 2 PM West Virginia Mountain Valley Cloggers and West Virginia Kickers
  • 3 PM Rich Collins Three-O
  • 4 PM Almost Heaven Sweet Adelines (www.almostheavenchorus.org)

    3 PM
    THE WEST VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTSTHE FOUR SEASONS – the Clay Center- Tickets from $5- $39- A special summer concert at the Clay Center. Maestro Grant Cooper and a chamber ensemble of the WVSO present Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and other mid-summer delights. (www.wvsymphony.org)

    *Noon - 10 PM    THE EMPTY GLASS CONCERT AND COOKOUT at Coonskin Park (Tickets $12 advance, $15 at gate- available at The Empty Glass, 410 Elizabeth St., www.emptyglass.com)

  • Noon - 1:00 - The Spurgie Hankins Band (www.thespurgiehankinsband.com)
  • 1:15 - 2:15 The Carpenter Ants (www.carpenterants.wvmusichalloffame.com)
  • 2:30 - 3:30 The Diablo Blues Band (www.myspace.com/thediablobluesband)
  • 3:45 - 4:45 Jeff Ellis (www.jeffellismusic.com)
  • 5:00 - 6:00 Buckstone (www.myspace.com/buckstonewv)
  • 6:15 - 7:30 Bud Carroll and the Southern Souls (www.myspace.com/budcarroll)
  • 8:30 - 10:00 Unknown Hinson (www.unknownhinson.com)
    Unknown Hinson will also do a meet and greet for autographs at the Empty Glass following the concert starting at 11 PM

    6 PM   THE CHARLESTON LIGHT OPERA GUILD PRESENTS “PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES” at the CLOG Theater, 411 Tennessee Ave.
    Tickets $14 at the CLOG Box Office (342-9312) and at the door.
    For a description of this light hearted country folk musical log onto http://www.charlestonlightoperaguild.org/pump_boys_&_dinettes.htm.

    5:30 PM Reception, 7 PM Screening   MORGAN SPURLOCK FILM: WHERE IN THE WORLD IS OSAMA BIN LADEN? , WVSU Capitol Center, Tickets $20 Reception and Film, $15 Film-.available at door only- The Beckley filmmaker is scheduled to be on hand for a screening of his latest movie. Event produced by the West Virginia International Film Festival with proceeds benefitting WVIFF. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgan_Spurlock)

    MONDAY, JUNE 23

    11 AM   MEET-AND-GREET NICKELODEON'S THE BACKYARDIGANS - Charleston Town Center- Macy's Court. The Backyardigans is presented by Charleston Town Center and Suddenlink.

    6:45 - 8:30 PM   THE NEW RELICS presented by Generation Charleston outdoors at Power Alley Grill in the Appalachian Power Park. Come join the party! (www.thenewrelics.com)

    8 PM    THE GAZZ PRESENTS A TRIBUTE TO WEST VIRGINIA POET LAUREATE, IRENE McKINNEY at the Scottish Rite Auditorium, 406 Capitol St. At press time, writers scheduled to read and toast included Maggie Anderson, Jeanne Bryner, Diane Gilliam, Doug van Gundy, Chuck Kinder, Kate Long, Devon McNamara and Jayne Anne Phillips. Ms. McKinney will also read. http://librarycommission.lib.wv.us/center_for_the_book/In%20Their%20Own%20Country/Author's%20pages/mckinney.htm for more information on Irene McKinney.

    TUESDAY, JUNE 24

    6 - 9 PM     FESTIVALL COMES TO BRIDGE ROAD at The Bridge Road shops parking lot with free outdoor music & dancing featuring the Soul Doctors. Food & beverage booths sponsored by Bridge Road restaurants. Watch two of FestivALL's catfish being painted by Charleston artists. Family activities sponsored by Bridge Road Shops include t-shirt painting, fun summer temporary tattoos, beaded jewelry, miniature wood catfish paintings & other arts/crafts activities (some activities free and some for a fee). Free parking and shuttle available from Sacred Heart parking lot downtown at Virginia St. and Leon Sullivan. Presented by Hendrickson & Long PLLC.

    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25

    7:30 PM     SAVION GLOVER IN BARE SOUNDZ at the Clay Center
    Tickets $35, $25, $15, Group discounts available, call 304-561-3536.
    Presented by FestivALL and The Clay Center- A tour de force dance performance at the Clay Center featuring the man described as “the greatest tap dancer in the world.” A child star of Sesame Street and co-star with Sammy Davis Jr. and Gregory Hines in the 1989 movie, Tap, Mr. Glover made his Broadway debut at the age of ten. He came into his own winning a Tony for the Broadway smash hit production, Bring in ‘da Noise/Bring in ‘da Funk in 1996 and starred as the motion-capture dancer of Mumble the Penguin in the animated movie Happy Feet. Last fall he appeared on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars performing excerpts from Bare Soundz. Mr. Glover on Dancing with the Stars: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETegod1O9E8)

    THURSDAY, JUNE 26

    5 - 8 PM     ART WALK at galleries in downtown Charleston. Street musicians include Marsha Palmer and Tom Beal (horn duo). Galleries participating include: Art Emporium (823 Quarrier Street, 304-345-2787), Callen McJunkin Gallery (The Loft @ 219 Hale Street, 304-342-5647), Chet Lowther Studio (223 - 1/2 Hale Street, 304-678-3715), Clay Center (One Clay Square, 304-561-3500), Gallery Eleven (1033 Quarrier Street, 304-342-0083), Good News Mountaineer Garage Gallery (221 Hale Street, 304-344-8445), Roger Lucas Gallery (1033 Quarrier Street, 304-344-2787), Stray Dog Antiques (219 Hale Street, 304-346-1534), Taylor Books Annex Gallery (226 Capitol Street, 304-342-1461), The Purple Moon (906 Quarrier Street, 304-345-0123), The Squire Tobacco Unlimited (108 Capitol Street, 304-345-0366). Presented by Hendrickson & Long PLLC.

    5 - 7 PM    HABITAT FOR HUMANITY'S RESTORE- 815 Young St.– Artist Talk/ Reception, FRINGE: A photographic installation by Mark Wolfe. May 20 - June 30. Also showing, May 19- June 30, Axiom: Industrial and Environmental Photography by Naomi Bays, T. Paige Dalporto, Jeff Gentner, Todd Griffith. For more information log on to:(http://www.habitatwv.org/kanawha/restore/Coming%20events.html).

    8 PM    MAYOR’S CONCERT- GLADYS KNIGHT at the Clay Center
    Tickets $55, $45, $30. FestivALL’s headlining concert at the Clay Center. One of America’s greatest soul singers, Ms. Knight began performing as a child. Early on, she recorded her gospel-influenced doo-wop and R&B sounds. Then, in the late sixties, she broke into the national spotlight on Motown records with hits like "Friendship Train" and the original version of "I Heard It Through the Grapevine." Later, she achieved superstardom on Buddah records with the number one smash, “Midnight Train to Georgia.” A seven-time Grammy winner, she continues to delight millions of fans around the world. This concert is made possible by the generous support of Mayor Danny Jones, Pritchard Mining and the Central West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau with special thanks to the Kanawha County Commission. (www.gladysknight.com)

    FRIDAY, JUNE 27

    Noon - 12:30 PM   A TASTE OF PICNIC PLACE! at Charleston Town Center - Each food court restaurant in Picnic Place will sample its specialties and the public is invited to try new tastes and old favorites! The mall and Subway present a special family presentation and meet-and-greet with Subway's Official Spokesperson, Jared Fogle, in Picnic Place.

    Noon and 12:35 PM   THE WEST VIRGINIA DANCE COMPANY at Charleston Town Center- Center Court. West Virginia’s only professional touring dance company in a free performance for all ages. (www.wvdanceco.com)

    5:30 - 11:30 PM   BLUES, BREWS & BBQ WITH SONNY LANDRETH AND SHEMEKIA COPELAND on the lawn of The University of Charleston
    Tickets $12 advance, $15 at the gate. Charleston’s Fund for the Arts’ blues concert on the riverside lawn of the University of Charleston. Daughter of blues legend Johnny Clyde Copeland, Ms. Copeland has won a cabinet full of awards and is one of the hottest young blues talents in the country. Cajun slide guitar wizard Landreth began his career with Zydeco king Clifton Chenier and has electrified audiences for more than two decades. Local and regional talent will also be featured.

  • 5:30   Izzy and Chris (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=134788082)
  • 6:20 Blues du Jour
  • 7:15 The Dennis McClung Band (www.dennismcclung.com)
  • 8:20 Sonny Landreth (www.sonnylandreth.com)
  • 10:00 Shemekia Copeland (www.shemekiacopeland.com)

    6:30- 10 PM   FESTIVALL LIVE ON THE LEVEE (at the Brewer & Co. Stage- delete) at Haddad Riverfront Park- This stage is presented by Brewer and Company of West Virginia, Inc. Food and drink concessions available.

  • 6:30 PM The Soul Doctors
  • 8:30 PM The Bob Thompson Unit (www.colortones.com)
  • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM - TAYLOR BOOKS- music by Colleen Anderson (www.motherwitdesign.com)

    7:30 PM    THE CHARLESTON LIGHT OPERA GUILD PRESENTS “PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES” at the CLOG Theater, 411 Tennessee Ave.
    Tickets $14 at the CLOG Box Office (342-9312) and at the door.
    For a description of this light hearted country folk musical log onto http://www.charlestonlightoperaguild.org/pump_boys_&_dinettes.htm.


    SATURDAY, JUNE 28

    9 AM - 6 PM   FESTIVALL ORAL HISTORY PROJECT at West Virginia Public Broadcasting, 600 Capitol St. (see June 21 for details).

    10 AM - 7 PM   CAPITOL STREET ART FAIR- Over 100 artisans including Tamarack and Allied Artists members. Presented by Appalachian Power.
    More than 100 artisans, including Tamarack and Allied Artists members, will display, sell and, in some cases, demonstrate their work in tents downtown on Capitol Street between Quarrier and Washington Streets. Artists include:

        Ronald Aman- Silk Scarves
  • Patricia Anderson - Jewelry
  • Alzheimer's Association – Mixed 2-D
  • Ryan Appel - Jewelry, scarves
  • Margaret Arabia - Pastel drawings
  • Phillip Arabia – Oils, pen/ink
  • David Baird – Jewelry, enamels
  • Roberta Baird – Jewelry, enamels
  • Kathryn Basham – Fiber, beads
  • Beverly Beatty – Sculpture, glass
  • Jeanne Brennerman – Watercolor
  • Eugene Breza – Gourds, leather
  • David Brinkley – Caricatures
  • Lyudmyla Brown – Painting, drawing
  • Ray Buhr – Jewelry
  • Jeanne Cochran – Watercolor
  • Doug Coleman – Photography
  • Stan Cook – Pens
  • Gary Orr – Jewelry
  • Charles Ott, Jr. – Painting
  • J.P. Owens – Mixed media
  • Patch 2 – Fishing flies
  • Christopher Cooper – Bowls, pens
  • Deborah Davis – Jewelry
  • Rose Dobbins – Painting
  • Lisa Earl-- Soy Candles
  • Wayne Ellis – Wood turning
  • Deborah Ferrandino – Jewelry, accessories
  • Rod Ferrandino – Jewelry, accessories
  • Tricia Fox – Pottery
  • Anna Toler Frazier – Jewelry
  • Tammy Garner – Jewelry
  • Christopher Gosses – Photography
  • Wendy Gray – Jewelry
  • Dewain Gregory – Carved wood
  • Lynn Gundry – Stained glass
  • Bruce Haley, Jr. – Photography
  • Traci Higginbotham - Painting, collage
  • Andrea Hoglund – Lampwork beads
  • Kathleen Hollett – Oil, pastel
  • Ken Hollett – Photography
  • Averill Howard – Paper, purses
  • Peter Hurley – Furniture for birds
  • Sharon Johnson – Watercolor
  • Wilhelmina Kelly – Jewelry, scarves
        Tracy Kincaid – Children's books
  • Jacqueline King – Jewelry
  • Sandra King – Pastel, watercolor
  • Robert Klander – Pottery
  • Kumkum Majumdar – Batik
  • Sandra McIntire – Paper collage
  • Nancy Merical – Photography, rocks
  • Amanda Miller – Photography
  • Thomas Miller – Photography
  • Laura Moul – Photography
  • Carol Neal – Jewelry
  • Nancy O'Farrell – Pottery
  • Mike Perdue – Stained glass
  • Vanda Perdue – Stained glass
  • Diana Pittis – Pottery
  • Rod Queen – Pottery
  • Freda Raikes – Candle art
  • Gayle Rancer – Jewelry, ties
  • Mary Redmond – Beadwork
  • Ronald Refsland – Painting
  • Debra Richardson – Painting
  • Rick Rivard – Flutes, jewelry
  • Emily Roles – Painting
  • Mark Rosenberg – Jewelry, ties
  • Carol Ross – Baskets
  • Mary Russell – Painting
  • Gary Shaffer – Pottery
  • Mayssan Shora Farra – Clay
  • Diana Simms – Watercolor, acrylic
  • Leslie Skeat – Handweaving
  • Tandi Stephens – Multi-media
  • Regina Swim – Pottery
  • Anne Tamea – Jewelry
  • Steve Thompson – Totem poles
  • Mary Lou Weigand – Calligraphy
  • Helen Williams – Watercolor
  • Larry Wolfe – Painting
  • Janice Young – Mixed media
    Artists in red will be invited demonstrators, who will be doing their work
    on site and helping children with take-home projects.
  • 10 AM- 7PM   ANTIQUES ON HALE STREET. Individuals and dealers sell outdoors along the 200 block of Hale Street. Street music: Marsha Palmer, Tom Beal and Luke Zyla (horn trio), Dewey Sanderson, (hammered dulcimer), and more.

    10 AM - 4 PM    KANAWHA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY STREET FAIR for families with children outdoors and in the library at 123 Capitol Street.
    Includes games, crafts, food, face painting and a fabulous giant balloon sculpture (ten feet high!) of the WV State Capitol by Dizzy Doc.

    THE THOMAS MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM STREET STAGE on Capitol Street in front of the library. Presented by Thomas Memorial and St. Francis Hospitals.

  • 10 AM John Hadfield: Monkeys in the House (www.johnhadfield.net)
  • 11 AM Katzendrummers
  • Noon John Hadfield: Monkeys in the House
  • 1 PM Katzendrummers
  • 2 PM John Hadfield: Monkeys in the House

     

    PERFORMANCES INDOORS IN THE RAY ROOM, third floor of library:

  • 11 AM Storyteller and Champion Liar Bil Lepp: Tall Tales from Bil Lepp
  • 1 PM Storyteller and Champion Liar Bil Lepp: A Fictitious Autobiography
  • 3 PM Storyteller and Champion Liar Bil Lepp: A Fictitious Autobiography (www.buck-dog.com)

    11 AM    MICHAEL FELDMAN’S WHAD'YA KNOW at the Municipal Auditorium- Audience should be seated by 10:30 AM. Tickets $40, $25 and $15 on sale April 21 at the Civic Center Box Office or Ticketmaster (304-342-5757, www.ticketmaster.com). A live nationwide broadcast of the famed radio show from Municipal Auditorium. This nationally syndicated radio show, heard on hundreds of stations, will be on location in Charleston. The witty Mr. Feldman puts contestants through a comedy quiz to the delight of a very involved audience. This event is a production of West Virginia Public Broadcasting. (www.notmuch.com), (www.wvpubcast.org)

    11 AM, Noon, 1 PM, 3 PM, 4 PM
    ELVIS IN CHARLESTON, A 20 minute site specific play at O’Kays restaurant on Leon Sullivan Way.

    11 AM - 5 PM - ART FAIR STREET STAGES

    TRIANA ENERGY STREET STAGE - Capitol Street at Brawley Walkway

  • 11 AM Manjusa Mocherla, Veena and vocals, Music of South India
  • Noon Tracy Schwarz and the Cajuneers (www.ginnyandtracy.com)
  • 1PM Razi, Rom Neve Belly Dance (http://video.aol.com/video-detail/razi- belly-dancing/1161302235)
  • 2 PM Duo Divertido, Latin (www.latinmusicwv.com)
  • 3 PM Jesse Milnes Trio, Old Time Music
  • 4 PM Razi, Rom Neve Belly Dance
  • 5 PM Option 22, World Music (www.option22.net)

    BB&T STREET STAGE - Capitol Street at Lee Street
    Presented by BB&T Bank. Jessie and James is a duo featuring comedy, juggling and trained dogs. (www.jessieandjames.com)

  • 11 AM Dewey Sanderson, Hammered Dulcimer
  • Noon Jessie and James and Mutts Gone Nuts
  • 1PM Enjoy dance in Davis Park
  • 2 PM Jessie and James and Mutts Gone Nuts
  • 3 PM Tracy Schwarz and the Cajuneers (www.ginnyandtracy.com)
  • 4 PM Jessie and James and Mutts Gone Nuts
  • 5 PM Enjoy dance in Davis Park
  • 5:30 PM (after the dance) Jesse Milnes Trio, Old Time Music

    Street performers include Donna Penoyer (stilts), Cholly Erb (stilts), Jude Binder (costumes and masks) and DeWayne Hill (magic)

    11 AM- 2 PM    THE THOMAS MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM STAGE AT CAPITOL MARKET presented by Thomas Memorial and St. Francis Hospitals and produced by Live@Lincoln

  • Noon Born Old - Paul Gartner and Doug Van Gundy (dougvangundy.com)
  • 1 PM Holy Cow (www.myspace.com/holycowwv)
  • 2 PM Robert Shafer and Johnny Staats (www.staatsandshafer.com)

    Noon- 4 PM    THE COMMERCIAL INSURANCE STAGE AT DAVIS PARK- MUSIC IN MEMORY OF DERICK KIRK presented by Commercial Insurance Services, Inc.

  • Noon Punk Jazz
  • 1 PM Enjoy dance in Davis Park
  • 2 PM The Joe Prichard Band (joeprichard.com)
  • 3 PM Sean Richardson and Karen Allen (www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPNF0BllKvU)
  • 4 PM The Rick Perdue Band (www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHpq1NQTtIE)
  • 5 PM Enjoy dance in Davis park
  • 5:30 (After the dance) Comparsa (www.latinmusicwv.com)
    Hosted by Ric Cochran of V-100

    *1:00 - 11:30 PM   THE CHARLIE WEST BLUES FEST presented by THE WEST VIRGINIA BLUES SOCIETY at Coonskin Park- Tickets $12 in advance and $15 at the gate. Proceeds benefit the WV National Guard Family Relief Fund. More information at www.wvbluessociety.org.

    1 PM and 5 PM   CARLI MARENECK AND FRIENDS OF TRILLIUM ARTS COLLECTIVE performing a colorful site-specific dance experience on the lawn in Davis Park. (www.trilliumdance.org/aboutus)

    2 PM   THE CHARLESTON LIGHT OPERA GUILD PRESENTS “PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES” at the CLOG Theater, 411 Tennessee Ave.
    Tickets $14 at the CLOG Box Office (342-9312) and at the door.
    For a description of this light hearted country folk musical log onto http://www.charlestonlightoperaguild.org/pump_boys_&_dinettes.htm.

    2 - 10 PM    WINE & ALL THAT JAZZ FEATURING THE ELLIS MARSALIS QUARTET- on the lawn of The University of Charleston
    Tickets $18 advance, $20 at the gate. The city’s biggest annual jazz festival on the lawn of University of Charleston. Patriarch of New Orleans’ first family of jazz and father of Wynton and Branford, pianist Ellis Marsalis and his quartet will treat you to classic Crescent City music. He will be joined throughout the afternoon and evening by the cool Latin sound of Rolando Matias and his Afrorican Ensemble, and local favorites: The Bob Thompson Unit, Ryan Kennedy Quartet, Dugan Carter and Full Flavor, Blue Notes and Inspiration. Watch the river flow as you sample a variety of West Virginia wines to the sounds of jazz. This is another Fund for the Arts production.

  • 2 PM Inspiration
  • 3 PM The Blue Notes (www.himesconnection.com)
  • 4 PM Dugan Carter and Full Flavor
  • 5 PM Ryan Kennedy Quartet
  • 6 PM Bob Thompson Unit (www.colortones.com)
  • 7 PM Rolando Matias and his Afrorican Ensemble (www.afroricanensemble.net)
  • 8 PM Ellis Marsalis Quartet (www.ellismarsalis.com)

    6PM   CAPITAL HIGH DANCE COMPANY performing in the lobby of the Clay Center.

    6:30 – 10 PM   FESTIVALL SATURDAY LIVE ON THE LEVEE (at the BREWER & CO. STAGE- DELETE) at Haddad Riverfront Park. Presented by Brewer and Company of West Virginia, Inc.

  • 6:30 PM Buckstone (www.myspace.com/buckstonewv)
  • 8:30 PM The Voodoo Katz (www.voodookatz.com)

    7:30 - 9:30 PM   TAYLOR BOOKS- music by Andy Francis

    7 - 11 PM   FESTIVALL CHARLESTON 2008 ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL at the Clay Center Walker Theater. Tickets $15.00 for all four plays. Four plays (three of them original work) by West Virginia theatre companies.

    7 PM  Free Spirit Productions, Huntington. Play: LUNCH AT THE FORK N’ FINGER by Jonathan Joy

    8 PM   Independent Theatre Collective, Wheeling. Play: CATCH & RELEASE by Jeremy Richter (www.myspace.com/independenttheatrecollective)

    9 PM   MT Pockets Theatre, Morgantown, WV. Play: STUCK HERE WITH YOU by Steve McElroy (www.mtpocketstheatre.com)

    10 PM   Kanawha Players, Charleston, WV Play: MITCH ALBOM’S TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom. (www.kanawhaplayers.org)

    SUNDAY, JUNE 29

    10 AM- 7 PM   CAPITOL STREET ART FAIR- Over 100 artisans including Tamarack and Allied Artists members. Presented by Appalachian Power. (See Main Events)

    12 AM- 5 PM - ART FAIR STREET STAGES

    TRIANA ENERGY STREET STAGE- Capitol Street at Brawley Walkway

  • Noon Manjusa Mocherla, Veena and vocals, Music of South India
  • 1PM Razi, Rom Neve Belly Dance (http://video.aol.com/video-detail/razi- belly-dancing/1161302235)
  • 2 PM Duo Divertido, Latin (www.latinmusicwv.com)
  • 3 PM Razi, Rom Neve Belly Dance
  • 4 PM Option 22, World Music (www.option22.net)

    BB&T STAGE- Capitol Street at Lee Street
    Presented by BB&T Bank- Jessie and James is a duo featuring comedy, juggling and trained dogs. (www.jessieandjames.com)

  • Noon Dewey Sanderson, Hammered Dulcimer
  • 1 PM Jessie and James and Mutts Gone Nuts
  • 2 PM Option 22, World Music (www.option22.net)
  • 3 PM Jessie and James and Mutts Gone Nuts
  • 4 PM Duo Divertido, Latin (www.latinmusicwv.com)

    Noon- 4 PM    KANAWHA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY USED BOOK SALE ON THE PLAZA at 123 Capitol Street. Dizzy Doc’s fabulous balloon sculpture of the West Virginia State Capitol on display and Doc will make balloon sculptures for the kids.

    THE THOMAS MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM STREET STAGE on Capitol Street in front of the library. Presented by Thomas Memorial and St. Francis Hospitals.

  • 1 PM Unicycle Performances Unlimited and Marc's Board Shop featuring "The One-Wheeled Wonders"- skateboard and unicycle demonstrations
  • 2 PM Winner of Charleston Teen Idol Contest, Dwight Holsopple, Jr. - Dance Underground
  • 3 PM Skateboard Slalom
  • 4 PM Skateboard Contest (see www.festivallcharleston.com)

    Noon- 3 PM   THE THOMAS MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM STAGE AT CAPITOL MARKET presented by Thomas Memorial and St. Francis Hospitals and produced by Live@Lincoln.

  • Noon Heidi Muller and Bob Webb (heidimuller.com/heidiandbob.htm)
  • 1 PM Mike Bennett
  • 2 PM Change of Heart, Gospel

    Noon - 4 PM   THE COMMERCIAL INSURANCE STAGE AT DAVIS PARK MUSIC IN MEMORY OF DERICK KIRK presented by Commercial Insurance Services, Inc.

  • Noon The Blue Notes (www.himesconnection.com)
  • 1 PM Central Standard Time
  • 2 PM Heidi Muller and Bob Webb (heidimuller.com/heidiandbob.htm)
  • 3 PM The Spurgie Hankins Band (www.thespurgiehankinsband.com)
  • 4 PM The Ryan Kennedy Trio
    Hosted by Ric Cochran of V-100

    2 PM    CHARLESTON BALLET AND GUEST ARTIST, RIVER CITY YOUTH BALLET ENSEMBLE AND WEST VIRGINIA DANCE COMPANY COMBINED CONCERT in the CULTURAL CENTER THEATER (www.charlestonballet.org), (www.rcyb.org), (www.wvdanceco.com)

    6 PM   THE CHARLESTON LIGHT OPERA GUILD PRESENTS “PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES” at the CLOG Theater, 411 Tennessee Ave.
    Tickets $14 at the CLOG Box Office (342-9312) and at the door.
    For a description of this light hearted country folk musical log onto http://www.charlestonlightoperaguild.org/pump_boys_&_dinettes.htm.

    7 PM   MOUNTAIN STAGE WITH LARRY GROCE at the Clay Center- Tickets $17 and $22- West Virginia’s most famous show and #1 cultural export on stage at the Clay Center. West Virginia Public Radio’s nationally distributed music program has featured some of the biggest names and most intriguing music in the world, presented in live performance. The evening will feature five guests including Jakob Dylan (of The Wallflowers) and the Gold Mountain Rebels (www.jakobdylan.com), Hayes Carll (www.hayescarll.com) and talented newcomers Andy Davis (www.myspace.com/andydavis), Krista Detor (www.kristadetor.com) and Priscilla Ahn (www.myspace.com/priscillaahn).

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