In short: WV Symphony, Harlem Globetrotters and 'The Sound of Music'

WVSO pay what you wish

The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra opens 2020 at the Clay Center on Jan. 11 with “Music for a Cold Winter’s Night,” featuring pianist Sara Buechner.

While tickets typically start at $12, this is a special pay-what-you-wish performance, where audience members may choose what level of support they wish to give.

The show starts at 7:30 p.m. For information, call 304-561-3570 or visit

Harlem Globetrotters visit Charleston, Huntington

America’s basketball team, the Harlem Globetrotters, will be in the area next weekend. The team will perform at the Charleston Coliseum at 4 p.m. Jan. 11, then travel west to Huntington’s Big Sandy Superstore Arena for a 3 p.m. performance Jan. 12.

Tickets for both shows start at $20. For information, call 800-745-3000 or visit

CLOG alive with ‘The Sound of Music’

The Charleston Light Opera Guild will open “The Sound of Music” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Clay Center. The musical will also run the evenings of Jan. 18 and 25, with 2 p.m. matinee showings Jan. 19, 25 and 26.

Tickets are $25 and $30, reserved seating. For information, call 304-561-3570 or visit

Funerals Saturday, January 25, 2020

Asbury, Betty - 1 p.m., Cunningham - Parker - Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston.

Bailey, Jonathan - 11 a.m., Faith Christian Fellowship, Buffalo.

Britton, Karen - Noon, New Covenant Baptist Church, Charleston.

Brooks, Stephen - 12:30 p.m., Levi First Missionary Baptist Church.

Crites, Joseph - 1 p.m., Morris Funeral Home, Cowen.

Easter, Patricia - 11 a.m., Bartlett - Nichols Funeral Home, St. Albans.

Finley, Ann - 10 a.m., Tomblyn Funeral Home, Elkins.

Fisher, Howard - 2 p.m., Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs.

Garrett, Betty - 11 a.m., Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville.

Graham, Alma - 1 p.m., Laurel Fork Missionary Baptist Church.

Graybeal, Joseph - 2 p.m., Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.

Harper, Marnetta - Noon, First Baptist Church of London.

Jeffers, Ashley - 2 p.m., Gatens - Harding Funeral Home Chapel, Poca.

Moore, Ida - 1 p.m., Stump Funeral Home & Cremation, Inc, Grantsville.

Moss, Gary - Noon, Kanawha City Baptist Church, Charleston.

Ramsey Jr., Shelby - 10 a.m., North Charleston Baptist Church, Charleston.

Sears, Everett - 2 p.m., Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Shafer, Murry - 1 p.m., John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer.

Sheppard, Betty - 1 p.m., JOY Classroom, First Baptist Church of Nitro.

Sutphin, Calvin - 11 a.m., Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg.

Valentine, Kathy - Noon, O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Vaughn, William - 1 p.m., Raynes Funeral Home, Eleanor Chapel.

Vilain, Nancy - 3 p.m., Elk Hills Presbyterian Church.

Warwick, Harry - 2 p.m., First United Methodist Church of South Charleston.

Wood, John - 11 a.m., Blessed Sacrament Church, South Charleston.

Young, Terry - 1 p.m., Cross Lanes Baptist Church.