Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 11, 1976 · Page 27
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 27

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, July 11, 1976
Page 27
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Sunday'Gazelle-Mail c urfent ffairs Charleston, West Virginia 1C -July II, 1976 Under the Glistening Chandelier in Great Hall of Culture Center This Is at the Main Entrance. Looking AcrossNew Landscape Toward Capitol West Virginia's imposing Science and Culture Center will be opened to the public today with a program that starts at noon and ends at midnight. The S14 million structure, which has drawn superlative reviews from those who have seen it in advance, is next door to the Capitol. The complex includes a 500-seat theater, a museum, a library, the state archives and craft and humanities centers. t . Gov. Moore, the center's principal advocate, said he believes it will become the intellectual focus of the state and will help end sectionalism in the state: Moore will dedicate the center at 1:30 p.m. in the theater. The Charleston Symphony will play the Star Spangled Banner at the dedication. The Rev. James Jarvis of St. Marks United Methodist Church, the Rev. Robert H. Wanstreet of St. Josephs Catholic Church and Rabbi Frederick Wenger will participate in the dedication. »· THE OPENING DAYprogram will begin at noon with a puppet show. The puppet program will be repeated at 2 and 4 p.m. At 1 p.m., the Abbey Brass Guild will perform outside the center. The remainder of the schedule: *2 p.m'.-Charleston Symphony Orchestra, theater; Roger Bryant, folksinger, outside. ·-3 p.m.-Wild Turkey String Band of Morgantown, playing music common to West Virginia, outside. K):15 p.m.--Putnam County'Pickers of Culloden, a four-member group playing country, bluegrass, jazz and swing music in the theater. *4:15 p.m.--Charlotte Giles, a piano soloist and professor of music at West Virginia State College, accompanist for the Charleston Symphony, in the theater. »-5 p.m.--Charleston Jazz Band, outside. »-5:15 p.m.--The Currence Brothers, folk musicians from Philippi, theater. ··6:15 p.m.--Trapezoid, a dulcimer band utilizing instruments made by the performers themselves, theater. »-7:15 p.m.--Newsome Gospel Chorus, theater. ··8:15 p.m.--Wheeling Symphony Orchestra, theater. ··9:15 p.m.--Charleston Ballet, theater. *9:45 p.m.--Morris Brothers, folk musicians from Clay County, theater. 12-Hour Program Opens Center To Public Today Photos « by David Vick On Stage in New Theater Norman Pagan Directs Center In Research Room of Archives and History Department Beth Griffith (left) and Vicky Hunt Check Materials General Store in Museum Features Talking Mannequins Wide Variety of Early 20th Century Merchandise Is Displayed

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