Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 11, 1976 · Page 88
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July 11, 1976

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 88

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Culture Center Will ·**! open to public today The new West Virginia Science and Culture Center will open today with a noon-to-midnight line-up of state talent. The public will have its first op- nity to stroll through the $14 on Center and to enjoy ttie 16 performances by West Virginia entertainers (presented continuously in the new State Theater and outdoors). The State Museum will be open to translate West Virginia's history through chronological displays and the State Library Commission and Archives and History facilities will also be available for public visitation. Free refreshments, mementos and favors will be distributed outdoors. A complete schedule of performances, their times and artists in- Noon-- P u p p e t - M o b i l e ( o u t doors): Puppet shows that have been designed, built and operated by graduate students from WVU under the direction of professional puppeteer Jo Ann Spencer. Showsr- for children and adults-- are jointly sponsored by WVU and the State Arts Council. 1 p.m.-- Abbey brass Uuiid (outdoors): Brass quartet featuring two trumpets, French horn and trombone; faculty members from West Virginia University. Richard E. Powell, director. 1:30 p.m.-- Dedication of Science and Culture Center (Theater): Go.v. Arch A. More .Jr.: Father lbert Wanstreet, St. e Rev. Father Robert Wanstreet, St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Huntington: and Rabbi Frederick Wenger. B'nai Sholom Congregation. Huntington: and the Rev. James Clair Jarvis. S t . M a r k s U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t Church. Charleston. 2 p.m.--Puppet-Mobile (outdoors) 2 p . m . -- R o g e r B r y a n t ( o u t doors): Traditional and contemporary folk artist who accompanies himself on guitar, autoharp or dulcimer. Bryant will perform periodically throughout the day, strolling among visitors outside the Center. 2 p.m.--The Charleston Sympho- nv Orchestra (Theater): Charles Schiff. conductor. 3 p.m.--Wild Turkey String Band (outdoors): Appalachian string band music common to West Virginia; the group is based in Morgantown. 3:15 p.m.--The Putnam County Pickers (Theater): Five-person ensemble that plays gamut from country, bluegrass to jazz and swing, utilizing instruments ranging from guitar and fiddle, to mandolin, spoons and washboard; the group is based in Culloden. 4 p.m.--Puppet-Mobile (outdoors) 4:15 p . m . - C h a r l o t t e Giles (Theater): Piano soloist; Dr. Giles, professor of music at West Virginia State College, is accompanist for the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. 5 p.m.--Charleston Jazz Band (outdoors): Composite group of leading jazz musicians from the Charleston area; repertoire runs from blues to contemporary jazz. 5:15 p.m.--The Currence Brothers (Theater): Folk musicians who perform contemporary and traditional music with mountain instruments: the group is based in Philippi. 6:15 p.m.--Trapezoid (Theater):An all-hammered dulcimer band that utilizes instruments made by the performers themselves. Reper- Morris Brothers, 9:45 p.m., Theater. toire ranges from early American music to Irish balladry: the group is based in Montrose. Randolph County. ,, 7:15 p.m.--Newsome Gospel Chorus (Theater). Originally formed through the congregation of Char-, leston's First Baptist Church, the group performs for revivals, services, concerts and religious conventions in various cities and states. Andrew Letlow, director. 8:15 p.m.--The Wheeling Symphony Orcnestra (Theater): Jeff Cook, conductor. 9:15 p.m.--Charleston Ballet (Theater): Andre Van Damme, choreographer. 9:45 p.m.--The Morris Brothers ' ( T h e a t e r ) : Folk musicians performing traditional Appalachian m u s i c : the group is from Clay 'County. TneTneater win oeciearea aiter each performance to allow the next group to set UD.- Guides will be stationed throughout the Center and its grounds to provide information. Trapezoid, 6:15 p.m., Theater. Puppet-:Wol| N. H'.V'A. ·Jul\- II.

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