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In Short: Aug. 7-13, 2014

FOOTMAD concert

Joe and Paula McHugh will perform their program “Green Fields of America” as a FOOTMAD wandering minstrel concert at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 520 Kanawha Blvd. W. An optional potluck dinner begins at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $10. Call 304-415-3668 or visit

CYAC play

The Contemporary Youth Arts Company presents the latest Dan Kehde play, “Joseph, Mother of Jesus,” at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and Aug. 14-16 at the Capitol Center Theater, 123 Summers St. It’s a comedy/drama about a teenage boy’s challenge to bring salvation to a misguided world.

CYAC newcomer Jakob Spruce stars in the title role. Other cast members are Gage Snodgrass, Molly Means, Caitlin Moore, Nik Tidquist, Nick Curnutte, Alex Barlus, Matt Connelly, Austin Susman, Austin Lowe, Angel Gandee, Lisa Gandee, Leon Alexander and Mandy Harper.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for seniors and students, available at the door. Call 304-342-6522.

Rick Springfield tickets

Tickets for a Sept. 19 Rick Springfield concert at the WVU Creative Arts Center in Morgantown go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. Prices range from $42 to $82. Call 800-745-3000 or visit

Pinch reunion

The 113th annual Pinch reunion runs Friday through Sunday at various locations in the town. On Friday, a 6 p.m. children’s pageant at the Pinch Reunion Grounds is immediately followed by a concert by The Earl of Elkview, Scott Straight, Steve Clever and The Molly Moochers.

Saturday’s activities include an 11 a.m. parade, an afternoon car show at New Beginnings Church, children’s activities across from the Pinch Fire Department and a 5 p.m. concert at the Pinch Reunion Grounds with Elephant in the Room, Time and Distance, The Needful Things and The Mikele Buck Band. At 1 p.m. Sunday, there is a gospel sing at New Beginnings.


K.P. pancake breakfast

A pancake breakfast at the Applebee’s at the Kanawha Mall runs 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday to benefit Kanawha Players. The cost is $5 per person with all proceeds going to KP. Call 304-343-7529.

Disney meet-and-greet

Disney Channel actress Olivia Holt (“I Didn’t Do It,” “Kickin’ It”) will be at Charleston Town Center Saturday to sign autographs and meet fans. The event begins at noon in Center Court with a back-to-school fashion show; Holt appears immediately following that and will stay until 3 p.m.

The first 200 fans in line receive a color photo for her to sign, or fans may instead bring an alternate item to have signed. Only one autograph per person.

The first 20 teens and tweens to arrive for the fashion show get VIP runway seats that also allow them to be the first in line to meet Holt.

Call 304-345-9525 or visit

Coal River Film Festival

The inaugural Coal River Film Festival runs 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Boone Arts and Heritage Center, 343 Main St., Madison. The festival includes features, shorts and student films by West Virginia filmmakers (who will be on hand for the event). Admission is $5. Visit

Youth theater auditions

Children’s Theatre of Charleston will hold auditions for its production of “Schoolhouse Rock Live Jr.” from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the CTOC workshop, 1007 Bigley Ave. Roles are available for boys and girls ages 8 to 18.

Participants should have a short a cappella song prepared; even singing “Happy Birthday” is fine.

You may register for an audition slot at, but it is not required. Registrants should come 20 minutes early to complete registration.

Performance dates are Oct. 9-12. Visit the website or call 304-346-0164.

Community carnival

The Sissonville High School Band will host a community carnival at the school’s football field from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday. It includes carnival games, inflatables and a concert by Charleston’s Sonic Threshold, who will perform a mix of rock and country music.

Admission is $3. Food and game tickets are 50 cents each.


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