Singer to perform at Taylor Books
Singer-songwriter Heather Maloney will stop at Taylor Books at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 as part of her southern tour in support of her debut CD, "Cozy Razor's Edge."
Her sound has been described as toeing the line between playful folk and pop, with some deep soul thrown in. Maloney plays the guitar, piano, mandolin, ghatam and tenor guitar.
She has been co-writing with Grammy-nominated guitarist and composer Hui Cox. She has also shared the stage with celebrated acts like Guy Davis, Cliff Eberhart, Mike and Ruthy, The David Wax Museum, Caravan of Thieves, Meg Hutchinson and The Stone Coyotes.
For more information, visit www.heathermaloney.com.
Free one-hour concerts offered
Concerts are planned for this Saturday and Sept. 18 at Camp Washington-Carver in Fayette County.
The free, one-hour concerts will begin in the Great Chestnut Lodge at 6 p.m. on both days. The public is invited.
On Saturday, Matt Jones and The Road from Shady Spring will play traditional country music. The members have more than 100 years of combined musical experience.
The concert on Sept. 18 will feature Ethel Caffie-Austin of Dunbar, West Virginia's "First Lady of Gospel Music."
For more information, contact Jennifer Sharp, cultural program specialist, at 304-558-0220, ext. 171.
Children can audition for Moscow Ballet
The Moscow Ballet has scheduled public auditions for children at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at the River City Youth Ballet Ensemble in Charleston.
Parts are available for the ballet's upcoming production of "The Nutcracker" in Charleston.
Russian soloist dancer Svetlana Todinova will assist in conducting the auditions. For more information, contact local dance coordinator Michele Raider at 304-925-DANC (3262).
Library hosts programs for adults
Adults are welcome to visit local libraries and learn about new and interesting subjects.
At noon Wednesday, nurse Barb Shau from St. Francis Hospital will talk about her work in Haiti treating earthquake victims. Patrons are invited to bring a lunch and listen as she presents a slideshow detailing her team's work on the front lines and the resilience of the Haitian people.
At 1:30 p.m. Sept. 17, historian Billy Joe Peyton will tell the story of kit houses at the Cross Lanes library. Thousands of kit houses were sold through mail-order catalogs in the early 20th century. Peyton will present a slideshow featuring local kit homes.
At 11 a.m. Sept. 18 at the Clendenin library, patrons can stop by for a scrapbooking open house featuring Ellison dies, which cut unusual shapes for bulletin boards, crafts and more. Bring your own paper. Registration is required by calling 304-548-6370.
And at 6 p.m. Sept. 23, patrons can visit the Sissonville library to see storyteller, actress and writer Karen Vuranch bring the indomitable Julia Child to life. Learn how to make Child's signature Beef Burgundy while hearing about her life.
Musicians invited to open stage
Unity of Kanawha Valley, 804 Myrtle Road, will host its monthly Open Stage and Coffee House with host Ron Sowell on Friday.
All local musicians are welcome to come and share their talents in a friendly and enthusiastic atmosphere. The performers sign up at 7 p.m., and the music begins at 7:30.
General admission is $5. Admission for performers, seniors and children is $2.
Various coffees, teas, soft drinks, and delicious homemade treats are available at a small cost.
Chamber society tickets on sale now
Tickets are now available for the Charleston Chamber Music Society's 2010-11 season - its 69th. Five concerts will be held at Christ Church United Methodist in downtown Charleston.
Season tickets are $40 for first-time season ticket buyers, $60 for a regular season ticket and $10 for a student season ticket. Individual ticket prices will remain $17 for adults, $5 for students and free for students through high school with a paying adult. To purchase tickets, call 304-344-5389 or e-mail Ndav...@aol.com.
The season opens Sept. 25 with La Catrina Quartet performing string quartet classics and Latin American favorites.
Well-known pianist playing at Marshall
A concert by Tango Trio directed by Pablo Ziegler, a well-known pianist and composer based in Buenos Aires and New York, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center on the campus of Marshall University.
Ziegler's 2005 album, "Bajo Cero (Below Zero)," earned a Latin Grammy award.
Tickets are $39.60 for the main floor and $29 for balcony seats. For more information, call 304-696-6658.
Mountain Stage to visit Wesleyan
Mountain Stage will be broadcast from West Virginia Wesleyan's Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts at 7 p.m. Oct. 31.