Travel Notes: Nov. 4, 2012
Sweetback Sisters to perform
MARLINTON, W.Va. -- On tour promoting their latest album, The Sweetback Sisters bring their swinging country sound to Marlinton at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Pocahontas County Opera House.
Tickets are $10 for adults, free for children 17 and younger.
Sweetback Sisters Emily Miller and Zara Bode sing family-style harmonies that recall the best of country music from the Everlys to The Judds. They have described themselves as "a renegade retro band that mixes up country, swing and honky-tonk."
Among the band's four songwriters is fiddler Jesse Milnes, an Elkins native.
Doors at the Opera House, 818 Third Ave., open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available in advance at pocahontasoperahouse.org. Performances are family-friendly and accessible to people with disabilities.
WVU percussion concert
SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. -- The WVU Percussion Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at Nicholas County High School in Summersville. Tickets in advance are $12 for adults and $9 for students and seniors; $3 more at the door. Call 304-872-4228 or visit www.ivyandstone.org.
BECKLEY, W.Va. -- Visitors to Tamarack may be told stories during the "Tellabration!" event at 5 p.m. Nov. 17. Four of West Virginia's most engaging storytellers will weave creative tales, tell of misadventures and share history and fables.
BEVERLY, W.Va. -- Participants can learn to print their own Christmas cards at a free printmaking workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Beverly Heritage Center. Karl Mulac, a local historian and the proprietor of The Randolph Enterprise Project, will teach the workshop.
Participants may bring a sketch of their own simple 4- by 5-inch design or work from clip art to create their own linoleum block for printing. Attendees will learn proper use of the equipment and will take home their block and printed cards at the end of the workshop.
Mulac has been collecting and restoring 19th-century printing equipment for nearly 20 years. The Randolph Enterprise Project is a working 19th-century print shop that represents Beverly's newspaper as it may have looked in 1874.
Attendees are asked to donate $10 for materials. For reservations, call the center at 304-637-7424 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Opera Excerpts' at WVU
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Opera scenes at the WVU Creative Arts Center run the gamut from the baroque period through the 20th century in its fully staged and costumed scenes program, "Opera Excerpts from 1692 to 1956."
Directed by Robert Thieme, head of the WVU opera program, performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9 and at 3:15 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Antoinette Falbo Theatre.
Fourteen scenes have been prepared, each running between five and 28 minutes, but not all scenes will be performed at each concert.
The students will perform scenes from "The Fairy-Queen" by Henry Purcell; "Orfeo ed Euridice" by C.W. von Gluck; "Die Entführung aus dem Serail," "The Marriage of Figaro" and "Don Giovanni," all by Wolfgang Mozart; "Don Pasquale" and "The Barber of Seville" both by Gioachino Rossini; "The Elixir of Love" by Gaetano Donizetti; "Manon" by Jules Massenet; "The Bartered Bride" by Bedrich Smetana; "The Inquisitive Women" by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari; "The Rape of Lucretia" and "Albert Herring," both by Benjamin Britten; and "The Ballad of Baby Doe" by Douglas Moore.
Tickets are available at the door; $10 general public, $6 senior citizens, $5 students.