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March 13, 2015 7:30 pm | $10.00

Davis & Elkins Appalachian Ensemble

Appalachian-Ensemble-650pxThe Davis and Elkins College Appalachian Ensemble is a student string band and dance group, led by Dance Director Becky Hill and String Band Director Emily Miller. The dancers and four-piece band focus on the intersections of different American vernacular forms and their roots, ranging from old-time music and flatfooting to jazz music and tap dance, to Irish sean nós dance and numerous traditional American styles of harmony singing. Their performances include a variety of regional dance styles, contemporary choreography, and a selection of traditional songs and tunes performed by the Appalachian Ensemble’s string band. The Ensemble toured extensively in the fall of 2014, with performances at Frostburg State University Appalachian Festival in Maryland, Berea College Celebration of Traditional Music in Kentucky and in Charleston, as part of a U.S. State Department funded “Common Notes Partnership” with the Clay Center and Gorji County Museum in Romania. The Ensemble was named the “People’s Choice for Entertainment” for performances at the 2013 and 2014 Ramps and Rails Festival in Elkins, and was featured in a recent edition of Goldenseal, the magazine of West Virginia traditional life produced by the Division of Culture and History.

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April 10, 2015 7:30 pm | $10.00

Potluck

Potluck is a feast of stories, songs, and poems that will satisfy your soul, lift your heart, and tickle your funny bone. Karen Vuranch, Julie Adams, and Colleen Anderson have gathered their very best and very favorite pieces about cookery and community—and the connections between them—into an hour-long live performance that’s full to the brim with laughter and love. (more…)

April 11, 2015 | 10.00

Long Strange Night

LongStrangeNight_logo-650Many Opera House fans fondly recall the two standing-room-only performances of The Beatles tribute group Hard Day’s Night The Band. Hard Days Night bandmates Will Newman and Tommy Cox are now teaming up with several special guests for a return to the Opera House stage. The new band’s name is a play on The Beatles 1964 classic “Hard Day’s Night” and a line from The Grateful Dead’s 1970 hit “Truckin’” (“What a long, strange trip it’s been…”). Fittingly the evening will feature a family-friendly combination of Beatles favorites, followed by a rocking set of Grateful Dead jams, making for another memorable night from Newman, Cox and their fellow musicians. This special performance is sponsored by Network Integration Specialists, Inc., of Richmond, Virginia.

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April 25, 2015 7:30 pm | $10.00 | Website

The Sweetback Sisters

Sweetback SistersThe Sweetback Sisters may not be blood relations, but their precise, family-style harmonies recall the best of country music from the Everlys to the Judds, as well as the spirited rockabilly energy of Wanda Jackson. Their honky-tonk and western swing tunes touch on subjects of heartbreak, revenge, regret and staying strong in the face of relationships gone wrong.

Like the artists they admire, the Sweetbacks are concerned with the traditional subjects of heartbreak, revenge, remorse and staying strong in the face of relationships gone wrong—albeit with a contemporary sensibility.  (more…)

May 15, 2015 7:30 pm | $10.00

Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure

SherlockAn incriminating photograph.  A captivating opera star.  A genius nemesis.

Have Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson finally met their match?  The answer will be revealed when the Pocahontas County Drama Workshop presents Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure on Friday May 15 and Saturday May 16 at 7:30 pm.

Set in the fog of London and on the European continent, this award-winning play (Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best Mystery, 2007) follows the trail of the intrepid detective and his faithful companion as they unravel the intrigue surrounding the King of Bohemia, international opera star Irene Adler and the sinister Professor Moriarty.  Is this truly Holmes’ final adventure?

Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door.

May 23, 2015 | $10.00

Ladies for Liberty

The Ladies for Liberty revive the great music of the 1940s and Word War II era in the style of the Andrews Sisters. Through their own rendition of vocals, costumes, hairstyles and the spirit of patriotism reminiscent of the 1940s, that period is remembered and celebrated by the Ladies of Liberty as “When America was at its finest.” The Ladies have performed for a number of national and international air shows, World War II reunions, dinner theaters, variety shows, hangar parties, aircraft museums military functions andcCeremonies, parades, television appearances, radio broadcasts, and any other events having a patriotic flavor. The Ladies for Liberty are very popular for their precision-timed, a cappella rendition of the National Anthem that has become their trademark at open-air shows across the country.

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