In Short: April 11-17, 2013
Keith Urban tickets on sale
Tickets for Keith Urban's Dec. 7 concert at the Charleston Civic Center go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. Joining Urban for his Light the Fuse tour are Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch.
Tickets are $37.50, $52.50 and $73 plus service fees. Call 800-745-3000, visit www.ticketmaster.com or go to the Civic Center box office.
Wrestling tickets on sale
TNA Impact Wrestling's Basebrawl Tour comes to Appalachian Power Park on June 14. Tickets go on sale Friday. Wrestlers appearing include Bully Ray, Bobby Roode, James Storm, Austin Aries and Velvet Sky.
Tickets start at $15 with a $65 meet-and-greet package available. Call 304-344-2287 or visit www.wvpower.com.
"Sportscasting in the Digital Age," a Creators Workshop," runs 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the West Virginia State University Economic Development Center, 1506 Kanawha Blvd. W. Mark Martin, sports director for WCHS and WVAH, is the instructor.
Cost is $40. Register at digiso.org. For more information, call 304-720-1401.
Barbershop quartet gathering
A group of about 200 men from a variety of barbershop quartets will give a free performance at Huntington's Pullman Square at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The event is part of the 2013 spring convention of the Johnny Appleseed District 2013 Spring Convention, held Friday and Saturday at Huntington High School.
During the convention, quartets and choruses will compete to represent the district at the summer's International Barbershop Harmony Society competition in Toronto.
For more information, visit www.singjad.com.
The Beatles tribute band Liverpool Legends performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Nicholas County High School in Summersville. George Harrison's sister, Louise, handpicked the band.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $9 for students and seniors in advance and $3 more at the door. Family ticket packages (two adults and two or more children) are $35 at the door.
Call 304-872-4228 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art exhibit closing
"From Jackson's Mill to Paris: The Fine Art Photography of Sam McColloch" closes Monday at Marshall University's South Charleston campus library. The exhibit includes 40 black-and-white images from the New Martinsville native. Call 304-746-8910.
Graphic novel release
"Chillers Book Two," the second "Chillers" horror anthology graphic novel, comes out Wednesday, and Lost Legion Comics (600 D St., South Charleston) will hold a release party from 6 to 9 p.m.
The comic, which sells for $12.99, features 14 new tales, many of which were written by WVSU professor Danny Boyd and his students. Frank Larnerd, Katarina Dedicova and Betsy Allen contributed stories, while Balsa Gobovic and Leslie Bragg contributed artwork.
Boyd, his students and other contributors will be at the party. Call 304-766-3379 or email email@example.com.
Latin drums workshop
Comparsa's Eduardo Canelon will lead an hour-long Latin rhythms drum workshop at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 520, Kanawha Blvd. W. Open to beginning and intermediate players, it will work on "playing the bongos with 2-3 and 3-2 son clave, focusing on the basic martillo pattern and how it fits with clave."
Cost is $15. Call Canelon at 304-533-4598.
'Evita' cast announced
The Charleston Light Opera Guild has announced the cast for its production of "Evita," which runs May 3-4, 10-12 and 17-18 at the Civic Center Little Theater. Emily Barber Capece will star as Evita with Ryan Hardiman as Che, Bill Rainey as Juan Peron, Ted Brightwell as Migaldi and Beth Winkler Bowden as Peron's mistress.
The ensemble is Amelia Allen, Bryan Archer, Kennie Bass, Julia Battle, Cary Brown, Bryan Chin, Galen Crow, Kimberly Smith-Harry, Katlin Kouns, Bob McCarty, Susan McKay, Susanna Morris, Laurie Pennington, Hannah Peterson, Dennis Pauley, Toni Pilato, Caroline Chamness Rainey, Christy Roy, Katie Shaver, Julie Simon, Carl Simpkins, Nick Staples, Ashley Van Brocklin, and Tim Whitener.
FestivALL location play
The Charleston Stage Company is seeking submissions for its eighth annual FestivALL location-play contest, now through May 10. This year's location is Mountaineer Good News Garage Art Gallery. Plays must be no longer than 15 minutes and begin with the line "Can you feel it?"
The contest is open to all West Virginia writers. For complete rules, email firstname.lastname@example.org.