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In Short: August 22, 2019

‘Country Music’ preview

Tonight at 6:30, West Virginia Public Broadcasting will host a preview screening and reception for “Country Music,” an upcoming documentary by Ken Burns, followed by WVPB’s documentary “In Tune: A Community of Musicians.”

A panel discussion will follow.

This is a free event, but reservations are required. Visit to reserve seats.

“In Tune” will air on WVPB Sept. 14 at 9 p.m. The first episode of Country Music will air on Sept. 15 at 8 p.m.

‘Rock of Ages’ Audition

Auditions for the musical “Rock of Ages” will be held at the Alban Arts Center in St. Albans Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m.

Actors are asked to prepare a short song, preferably rock and bring sheet music for the piano accompanist or a CD they may sing along with.

Performance dates are November 15-17, 21 and 24.

For more information, call 304-721-8896, or visit

Huntington Music and Arts Festival

The Huntington Music and Arts Festival returns to Huntington next week. Music around Huntington associated with the festival begins Monday, but the main concert is Saturday at Ritter Park amphitheater.

The show features a wide range of West Virginia-based acts, including Ona, Hello June, The Parachute Brigade and many more.

The festival concert begins at noon.

Advance tickets are $15 an $20 at the gate. For more information, visit

Funerals for Saturday, September 21, 2019

Abodeely, Malakee - 11 a.m., St. George Orthodox Cathedral, Charleston. 

Ayers, Helen - 11 a.m., Belcher Family Cemetery, Pinch Ridge.

Backus, Ernest - 2 p.m., First Baptist Church of Rainelle.

Bailey, Jerry - 5 p.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Carney Jr., Chester - 2 p.m., Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston.

Carter, Blanche - 11 a.m., Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, North Elkview.

Copen, Louise - Noon, McRoss Baptist Church, McRoss.

Fizer, Donna - 3 p.m., Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.

Fowler, Jeannette - 1 p.m., Casto Funeral Home, Evans.

Goard II, Mitchell - 5 p.m., Central Community Tabernacle, Charleston.

Hammack, Barbara - 2 p.m., Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

Kessinger, Wilma - 4 p.m., Canaan Baptist Church, Charleston.

Knight II, James - 6 p.m., Casto Funeral Home, Evans.

Lymon, Daniel - 1 p.m., Grace Bible Church, Charleston.

McKown, Travis - Noon, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Wallback.

Miller, Alexander - 4 p.m., Roane County High School, Spencer.

Mitchell, Emma - 2 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, Hurricane.

Montgomery, Betty - 11 a.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Charleston.

Pfeil, Ruth - 2 p.m., Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel, Poca.

Roush III, George - 12:30 p.m., Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes.

Samuels, Hazel - 1:30 p.m., Dunbar Kingdom Hall, Dunbar.

Slonaker II, Harvey - Noon, Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek.

Starks, Henry - 11 a.m., Lantz Funeral Home, Buckeye.

Stooke, David - Noon, Henson & Kitchen Mortuary, Huntington.

Thompson, Thomas - 2 p.m., Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

White, Duane - 1 p.m., Evans Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Chapmanville.

White, James - 1 p.m., Cedar Grove Middle School, Cedar Grove.

Woodson Jr., Lewis - 1 p.m., Abundant Life Ministries, Charleston.