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Entertainment briefs for April 9, 2014

The Isaacs to Perform in Milton

Country and bluegrass gospel band The Issacs will take the stage at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Milton Performing Arts Center.

The multi-award winning family from Nashville will play well-known songs such as “Peace Like a River,” “Hallelujah” and “The Living Years.”

For more than 30 years, the family band from Tennessee has toured the world, building a name for itself and raking in awards and recognition. The Isaacs frequently perform at the Grand Ole Opry, on the Gaither Homecoming videos and concert series, and travel internationally to play for fans in countries such as South Africa, Norway, Holland, Scotland, Ireland, Israel and Canada.

Their sound is a marriage of bluegrass, rhythm and blues, folk, country, contemporary, acoustic and southern gospel that appeals to a variety of musical tastes.

Get tickets in advance for $15 or $20 at the door. Church and group rates are also available and spots in the Artist Circle are available for $20.

Doors open at 6 p.m.

Purchase tickets at the Milton Performing Arts Center office at the West Virginia Pumpkin Park in Milton, W.Va., online at or by calling (304) 654-1339.

Footmad to host minstrel concert

FOOTMAD will present AppalAsia in a Wandering Minstrel Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation.

Tickets are available at the door. The concert is $10. The Meager Meal (soup and bread) will be served at 7 p.m. and is $5. For more information, call 304-415-3566 or visit

Santa Cruz Band to play in Marmet

The Santa Cruz band will be playing from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday at the Marmet Recreation Center. Admission is $10.

The Marmet Recreation Center hosts dancing and live bands on Saturday nights in a smoke-free, alcohol-free and family-oriented environment.

For more information visit

Brantley Gilbert to play Charleston

The country star Brantley Gilbert will play at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Charleston Civic Center. Tickets are $27.75 to $46.81 and are available at or by calling 800-745-3000.

Visit for more information.

Zombie Fest WV

Zombie Fest WV will kick off on Saturday at Camp Virgil Tate. This inaugural event will include a 5K run, 5K bike ride, a zombie run, an after party and much more. Special guests include Tyler Mane, Jeremy Ambler, Goldie Fatale, Andie Noir, The Stro, Tamara Glynn, Tom Savini, BobaFlex, Gage, Fully Justified, stychNtyme and The Renfields.

For more information, visit

Shakespeare play to be performed

The Charleston Catholic Drama Club will present “The Merry Wives of Windsor” at 7:30 pm. on May 9 and 10 at Charleston Catholic High School’s commons, 1033 Virginia St., E. The cost is $6 for adults and $4 for students. For additional information, call 304-342-8415. The play is considered one of Shakespeare’s finest comedies. It was originally published in 1602, but remains relevant and exciting to today’s audiences.

There will be a Benefit Concert for Jennifer Chambers Shaw, on May 16 at St. Albans High School. The concert will begin at 7pm. Admission is free. The concert features the Maranatha Church Choir, The Guardians Quartet, Gospel Harmony Boys, Bloodline, The Humphreys, and Foundation. A silent auction will be held, amd donations and pledges will be accepted during intermission. Concessions will be served. All proceeds will go to help the family with the medical expenses during Jennifer’s treatment for leukemia.

Irish Road Bowling

Irish road bowling will take place from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Saturday at Kanawha State Forest. It’s similar to fast pitch softball, but you get a running start. Mark your calendars and get your swinging arm ready for this fun event. Team registration begins at 12:30 p.m.

For more information, call 304-558-3500.


The 5K race and fun walk will be held at 9 a .m. on Saturday at Kanawha State Forest, shelter No. 8. Registration is $15. Race participants are encouraged to bring new or gently used shoes to donate the day of the event.

The shoes collected will be given to multiple organizations throughout Charleston including the Covenant House and the YWCA of Charleston. Gently used and new shoe donations will be collected at Stride Rite of Charleston for those unable to attend the race.

The top male and female race finisher will receive an award. The individual or organization that donates the most shoes also will be recognized. Event registration will take place in advance and at shelter No. 8 the day of the event.

For registration information, visit

Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss in Huntington

Willie Nelson and Family and Alison Krauss and Union Station will be performing at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena on Sunday at 7 p.m. The tour will mark the first time that Willie Nelson and Family and Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas have shared the stage together. Prices are $39.50, $59.50 and limited Gold Circle seating for $79.50. Tickets are available at, by calling 800-745-3000 or at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena box office.

Burlesque group

presents spring show

The Wayward Girls School of Burlesque announced its spring season show, 304 Mixtape, a production featuring songs by local bands and artists.

The performance features original music by the Renfields, Time and Distance, Project Biscotti, Qiet, the Big Bad, Dinosaur Burps, the Jasons, Foz Rotten and His Dirty Scoundrels and the Laser Beams. Dancers this season include Penny Maple, Elle Xohmbeah, Kitty Killton, Ruby Rouge, Susie Sketchman, Luna L’enfant Leo Tuxedo, Pepper Fandango and Cat Schrodinger.

The group premieres with a double show at 3 and 10 p.m. May 24 at Kanawha Players Theater, 309 Beauregard St., Charleston. Doors open a half hour before showtime. Admission is $8 and tickets will be sold at the door. The event is BYOB for those 21 and over, and IDs must be presented at the door.

A performance also is set for May 29 at the V Club, 741 6th Ave., Huntington. Cover charge is $6.

For more information, call Penny Maple at 304-546-4508 or

Film, planetarium show presented

The Clay Center presents two new shows on Saturday in the ElectricSky Theater. “Beavers” will explore the aquatic habitat of a family of beavers in the Canadian Rockies as they change the landscape around them to create a 300-foot dam. Show times are Wednesday through Saturday at noon, 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. through July 3.

“Beyond the Sky: An Odyssey of Cosmic Promotions” explores the gigantic size of the universe to answer questions about light-years, the size of the sun, the distance of the stars and more. The Clay Center-produced show will be Wednesday through Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. through July 9.

For more information, visit or call 304-561-3570.

Compiled by Heather Greenfield who can be reached at

n BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY: The seven-piece ensemble will play the Clay Center at 7:30 p.m. on May 15. Tickets are $15, $25, and $35 and available at or by calling 304-561-3570.

n ALICE IN CHAINS: The band will play at 8 p.m. May 16 at Huntington’s Big Sandy Superstore Arena. Tickets are $35 and $45 and available at or by calling 800-745-3000. For more information, visit

n TRICON: Tri-state comic con (Tricon) will kick off its third year festivities at the Big Sandy Superstore arena on Saturday, May 31 at 10:00 a.m. Guests include wrestling legend Mick Foley as well as other comic greats. Tickets start at $10. VIP passes are sold out. For more information, visit

n ELTON JOHN: The musical legend will return to the Charleston Civic Center June 11 as part of the Grammy and Oscar-winning artist’s new “All the Hits” tour. Tickets for the concert are on sale at the Civic Center box office,, or 800-745-3000. Prices are $99, $79 and $29. Limit eight tickets per customer.

n VANDALIA GATHERING: The 38th annual event will be held May 23-25 at the state Capitol Complex. Music contests and concerts will fill the Culture Center Great Hall and State Theater. Food vendors will offer traditional favorites and new flavors. Admission is free. For more information, visit

n TASTE-OF-ALL: Celebrate and savor the city’s most decadent art— its flavor on Sunday, June 22 at Charleston’s Taste-of-ALL. Samples will be available from more than 20 top restaurants. WVSU will host a kids area in the lobby with food demonstrations and xbox games. For more information, visit

n ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: The PBS show will film Aug. 16 at the Civic Center. The event is free, but tickets are required and must be obtained in advance. Ticket applications are available at or by calling 1-888-762-3749.

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