Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

April 12, 2012

Coming Up — 04/12/2012

Mike James
The Independent

ASHLAND — BIRKE ART GALLERY

Exhibits

‰Today — Student Exhibition 3

‰Monday through April 19 — Student Exhibition 4

‰April 23 through May 3 — Student Exhibition 5

The Birke Art Gallery is on the first floor of Smith Hall on the corner of Hal Greer Boulevard and Third Avenue in Huntington.

For more information, call (304) 696-2296 or visit galleries@marshall.edu.



THE CLAY CENTER

Exhibits

‰April 21 through July 1 — “The Curious World of Patent Models.”

‰April 21 through July 29 — “Desire for Magic: Patrick Nagatani 1978 - 2008.”

Concerts

‰Sunday, 8 p.m. — Rick Springfield.

‰April 21, 8 p.m. — Bela Fleck and The Flecktones.

‰April 24, 7:30 p.m. — Straight No Chaser, a male a cappella group.

‰May 10, 8 p.m. — Willie Nelson. Sold Out.

Shows

‰May 12, 7:30 p.m. — Ron Sowell

‰May 15, 7:30 p.m. — Burn the Floor dance group.

For ticket information, call or visit the website.

One Clay Square, Charleston; (304) 561-3570. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Visit theclaycenter.org.



CLAYPOOL-YOUNG ART GALLERY

Upcoming exhibits

‰April 25 through May 9 — Annual MSU Senior Juried Art Exhibition. Opening reception: April 25 from 5 to 7 p.m.

‰June 2 through Aug. 31 — The Bluegrass Biennial 2012: A Kentucky Juried Exhibition. Deadline for submission is Friday. Opening reception: June 2 from 3 to 5 p.m.

The gallery is on the campus of Morehead State University. For more information, call (606) 783-5446. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.



FAT CAT ART STUDIO

Featuring original oil paintings and drawings. Artists welcome to bring in works from every medium. All work is original and available for purchase.

Camayo Arcade Suite 24 on Winchester Avenue in Ashland. Open Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (606) 739-9296. Visit fatcatstudioashland.com or email andis@zoominternet.net.



THE FRENCH ART COLONY

Exhibits

‰Through April 29 — The Gallia County Local Schools Art Show.

‰May 4 through May 27 — Ohio University, Southern Student and Faculty Show.

‰June 1 through 24 — The Paintings of Terry Norris.

‰June 29 through July 29 — Summer Festival Competition Show.

‰Aug. 3 through Aug. 26 — "Scenes of Our River Communities"  Community Photography Exhibit.

‰Nov. 2 through — Textile Art of Sue King.

‰Nov. 30 through Dec. 22 — Christmas Show.

Shows

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Child and adult class registration under way.

530 First Ave., Gallipolis; FACs family workshops require advance registration by calling (740) 446-3834. Visit frenchartcolony.org.



GALLERY 842

Exhibits

‰Through Friday — 2nd annual Juried Exhibition

‰April 20 through May 4 — Master of Arts Graduate Exhibition; reception April 20, 6 to 8 p.m.

‰May 11 through June 15 — Gallery 842 Invitational Exhibition; reception May 11, 6 to 8 p.m.

For more information, call (304) 696-2296 or visit galleries@marshall.edu.



GRAYSON GALLERY and ART CENTER

Events

Classes, a collaboration between the gallery and the Carter County Public Library, are under way, including:

‰Creative Writing — 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Grayson branch, Carter County Public Library; instructor James Shope.

‰Book Illustrating — 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays, Grayson Gallery and Art Center, 301 E. Third St., Grayson. Deadline to sign up is Friday.

‰Learning to Play Guitar — Noon to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Grayson branch, Carter County Public Library; Randy Satterfield, instructor. Free.

Exhibits

‰Final Friday Art and Antiques Walk from 6 to 9 p.m. on the last Friday of the month. Free opening reception for another new exhibit of original art in various media on April 27; refreshments.

The gallery is available for special showings by appointment.

The gallery is in the former Grayson Fire Station at Carole Malone Boulevard and Third Street. For more information, email Dan Click at graysongallery@gmail.com or call (606) 922-0927.



HIGHLANDS MUSEUM AND 

DISCOVERY CENTER

Shopping

‰Gift shop: The museum carries a variety of jewelry for men and women, Candleberry candles and more.

Exhibits

‰Through April — “Mr. Watson Come Here.”

‰Civil War: A Women’s Perspective.

‰Through July — “Remembering the TItanic: 100 Years Later.”

Permanent exhibits

‰Country Music Heritage Hall”

‰River Expedition”

‰“School Daze”

‰“C.I. Haeberle Medical Exhibit”

‰“William E. Martin Military Exhibit”

‰“The Legacy of Jean Thomas”

Children’s Exhibits

‰Treehouse of My Own”

‰Discovery Cavern”

‰“The Aqua Zone”

The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday  and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Cost for adults: $5.50; seniors, students and children: $4.50; Members and children 2 and younger admitted free.

Phone: (606) 329-8888; Fax: (606) 324-3218; email: info@highlandsmuseum.com; Web address: Highlandsmuseum.com. The museum is at 1620 Winchester Ave. in Ashland.



HUNTINGTON MUSEUM

OF ART

Collections

‰The Daywood Collection. This collection contains important American artists from the mid-19th century up to 1940.

‰The Folk Art Collection. This collection includes more than 200 examples of paintings, drawings, sculpture, textiles and “eccentric” furniture by nationally known and self-taught artists.

‰The Touma Near Eastern Collection catalog. The catalog highlights selected art and artifacts from HMA’s Touma collection, which features 400 objects.

‰The Herman P. Dean Firearms Collection. This collection is the result of a lifetime of collecting. Dean was known internationally for his collection and expertise on the subject of firearms.

Exhibits

‰Saturday through May 13 — Portfolio 2012.

‰Through April 29 — Exhibit of the office of Tanja Softic. Public lecture at 7 p.m. March 29, followed by reception.

‰Through May 13 — “Table Top Bronze Sculptures by Women Artists.”

‰May 15 through May 20 — Classes and Workshops Exhibition.

‰Through May 20 — “Sources and Influences: Contemporary Clay Artists, Mentors and Students.” Opening reception at 2 p.m. April 22.

‰Through Nov. 18 — “Harvey Littleton: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Glass Studio Movement.”

‰May 12 through Aug. 5 — “Modern Mexico: Works from the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University.”

‰May 22 through June 26 — Doodle 4 GoogleTM WV Finalists Exhibition. Opening reception at 7 p.m. May 22.

‰May 26 through July 22 — “Fine Arf,” an exhibition of images of dogs from the permanent collection.

‰May 26 through April 7, 2013 — “American Impressionism.”

‰June 2 through Oct. 7 — Visiting Inspiration: Twenty Years of Gropius Artists. Opening reception at 6 p.m. June 16.

‰June 2 through Oct. 7 — The Collection of Alex E. Booth Jr. Opening reception at 6 p.m. June 16.

For more information, call (304) 529-2701 or visit hmoa.org.



JESSE STUART

FOUNDATION

The Jesse Stuart Foundation preserves the human and literary legacy of Stuart and other Kentucky and Appalachian writers.

‰The JSF Regional Readers book group will meet the last Tuesday of the month 5:45 p.m. April’s selection is “Johnny Logan: the True Story of a Shawnee Who Became a U.S. Spy” by Alla W. Eckert. The book group is open to all and new members are welcome. The complete reading list for 2012 is available at jsfbooks.com.

‰The Jesse Stuart Room features Stuart memorabilia, rare books and collectible items.

‰The Leming Art Gallery features works by area artists and photographs by William “Pictureman” Mullins.

‰The foundation book store offers a wide variety of new, used and collectible books, fine art prints, pottery, gift items and Ruth Hunt’s Blue Monday candy bars, Derbies, assorted chocolates, bourbon balls and mint julep bourbon balls. Also featured are books in the “Images of America” series of local pictorial histories.

‰The Young Readers’ Corner features Jesse Stuart’s junior books as well as books for children by Billy C. Clark and other regional authors; books in the “Childhood of Famous Americans” series; and resources for teachers of reading.

The foundation is at 1645 Winchester Ave. in downtown Ashland and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call (606) 326-1667, visit jsfbooks.com or friend us on Facebook.



THE KENTUCKY CENTER FOR THE ARTS

‰Today through Sunday — Blue Man Group. Tickets start at $22.75.

‰Today, 8 p.m. — Red Baraat. Tickets start at $22.50.

‰Friday through Saturday, 8 p.m. — 60th Anniversary Celebration of Louisville Ballet. Tickets start at $27.

‰Saturday — Lyle the Crocodile. Tickets $12.75.

‰Monday, 6 p.m. — Erik Larson, University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum. $20 interview; $110 interview and dinner.

‰Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. — Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. Tickets start at $30.

‰April 21, 2 p.m. — Thunder at The Center. Tickets $40; $20.00 children 12 and younger.

‰April 25 through April 29 — Amazing Acro-Cats. Tickets $19.00 adult, $16.00 children 12 and under.

‰April 28, 4 p.m. — The sixth Annual Da ’Ville Classic. Tickets $10.

‰April 28, 8 p.m. — Bela Fleck & The Flecktones: The Original Line-up. Tickets start at $25.

‰April 29, 7 p.m. — Louisville Youth Choir. Tickets $14.

‰May 5, 8 p.m. — Night of... One Race, One Winner, One Party. Tickets $425; $375 groups of 10 or more.

‰May 12 — Lyle the Crocodile. Tickets $12.75.

‰May 12, 7:30 p.m. — Bill Cosby. Tickets start at $42.75.

‰May 12, 8 p.m. — Bridge 19 CD Release Show. Tickets $10..

‰May 13, 7 p.m. — Bonnie Raitt. Tickets start at $54.50.

‰May 15, 6 p.m. — Ahmed Rashid. $20 interview. $110; interview and dinner.

‰May 16, 7:30 p.m. — Riverdance. Tickets start at $25.

‰May 19, 8 p.m. — Bill Maher. Tickets start at $38.50.

501 W. Main St., Louisville. (502) 562-0100. kentuckycenter.org.



KENTUCKY FOLK ART CENTER

Exhibits

Through May 26 — Masks of Michoacan. Opening reception at 5 p.m. today.

June 1 — “Outside in Ohio: A Century of Unexpected Genius.”

Events

June 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — “A Day in the Country Folk Art Fair,” Morehead Conference Center near KFAC.

102 W. First St., Morehead. (606) 783-2204. kyfolkart.org.



KENTUCKY MUSEUM OF ART AND CRAFT

Exhibitions

‰Through Saturday — “Into the Mix,” an exhibit of the works on 10 Caribbean artists.

‰April 27 through June 30 — 50 Years of Studio Glass.

Through April — Exhibits by Sarah Haven’s and Jaosn Cohen.

The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. From April 27, open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

Admission is free for members; $6 for adults; $5 for seniors and military members. Family admission is (two adults and all children) $12. Children younger than 12 and students with ID are admitted free.

The museum is at 715 W. Main St., Louisville. For more information, call (502) 589-0102 or visit kentuckyarts.org.



L STYLE

Potters’ Loft

A eight-week, wheel-thrown pottery class will be either Mondays from 7 to 9:30 p.m. or Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the upstairs of the L Style Salon’s Potter's Loft, 1516 Winchester Ave., Ashland. Bill Meadows is the instructor. All skills levels are accepted; students work on their own wheel. For registration information, call (304) 654-9948 or e-mail wmmeadows63@gmail.com.



PAINTED COW GALLERY

“Show the Love,” an exhibit by local artist Sally Salyers, continues. Proceeds from the sale of her work or her husband’s work go toward defraying her medical costs.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Visit paintedcowgallery.com.

Each Tuesday, the gallery turns into a studio home for an assortment of artists to work on their artwork. Watercolor instructions are also offered by appointment each Tuesday. Call Maureen for prices and times.

Studio home for the Lawrence County Arts Council, 103 S. Main Cross St., Louisa (across the street from the Lawrence County Courthouse.)

For more information, call the gallery at (606) 638-1313 or visit paintedcowgallery.com. Also visit the site on Facebook.



THE PENDLETON

ART CENTER

 The Pendleton Art Center at 1537-1539 Winchester Ave., Ashland, houses the working and retail sale studios of the Tri-State's premier artists with a wide range of talents. Pendleton Studios are open on the first Friday of the month from 5 to 9 p.m. for the First Friday Art Walk in downtown Ashland and the next day for Second Look Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Some studios are open daily; some are open by appointment with the artist. Contact information for artists is available in the lobby.

Exhibits

Through April 27 — Cardinal Valley Juried Art Show

Artists of the Month

Pati Payne, watercolorist.

Graphics and printing

Fine art graphics and printing by Denise Spaulding, (606) 465-5589.

Now open

The Angry Frenchman Cafe open for lunch 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday

Art classes

The following classes are offered at the Pendleton:

‰Mondays: Watercolor class with Janet Lester (606) 928-8965 and Sylvia Jackson (606) 928-0257 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Call to preregister and get a supply list. Enroll now.

‰Tuesdays: 10 a.m. to noon. Watercolor class with Janice LeBrun. Children’s art classes at 4 p.m. with LeBrun. (606) 329-0048. Beginning watercolor from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with LeBrun.

‰Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to noon. — Learn to Draw/Sharpen Your Skills/Learn the Art of Using Color with Sylvia Jackson. (606) 928-0257.

‰Thursdays: Craft classes from 3 to 5 p.m. with Angy Hall (606) 831-3592 and Amy Litteral (828) 713-5862.

For more information about renting a studio, call Chrissie LaLonde at (606) 920-9863 or email csmithpac@yahoo.com.

For more information about the center, call (606) 920-9863 or visit pendletonartcenter.com.



RENAISSANCE ART GALLERY

Friday — Pati Payne of Ironton will demonstrate watercolors.

Saturday — Linda Harbison will demonstrate sculpture.

Sunday — All gallery artists will be present.

The gallery is at 900 Eighth St. Suite 20, Huntington. For more information, call (304) 453-3187.



ROWAN COUNTY

ARTS CENTER

Thursdays, 8 p.m. — Open Mic Night.

At 205 E. Main St. in Morehead; open from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (606) 783-9857 or e-mail info@rcartscenter.org.



THE SPEED ART MUSEUM

Exhibits

‰Through Spring — Minimalism: Now/Then/Again.

‰Through Summer — Quick Start Story Gallery.

‰Through May 6 — “Renoir to Chagall: Paris and the Allure of Color.”

‰Through May 20 — City Streets.

‰July 6 through fall — “Souvenirs of Europe: An Early Kentucky Artist Collects.”

The museum is at 2035 S. Third St., Louisville. Call (502) 634-2700 or visit speedmuseum.org.



TRI-STATE ARTS ASSOCIATION

‰Through April 27, 6:30 to 9 p.m. —2012 Cardinal Valley Art Show.

‰Saturday, 9 a.m. — Juried session for membership, Pendleton Arts Center. Prospective members must be 18 or older and have five pieces of original art for review by jury committee. For more information, visit tristatearts.org. Also contact Sylvia Jackson, membership chairman, at (606) 928-0257 or email jackjcksnjck@aol.com.

The center is at 1537 Winchester Ave.



TSHD ARCHITECTS/1414 GALLERY

Through May — “Bowls for Hunger,” exhibit of a variety of media by Russell Middle School art students.

1414 WInchester Ave., Ashland. (606) 393-5190.



THE UPSTAIRS GALLERY

Thursdays, noon to 3 p.m. — Watercolor classes for beginners and intermediate painters. Call ahead to join. First class is free. Barbara Delligatti, instructor. Cost is $20.

Gallery and framing hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and by appointment.

The Upstairs Gallery has new art and gifts available from its 25 Tri-State artists.

The gallery is at 1428 Winchester Ave. in Ashland.

For more information, call Barbara at (606) 325-2470 or (304) 633-4401 or visit yessy.com/TUG.



PLACES TO GO



AMERICAN LEGION POST 23

Fridays in April, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. — Flint.

705 Court St., Portsmouth. For more information, call (740) 353-3030.



AMERICAN LEGION POST 43

Fridays, 7:30 p.m. — Karaoke with Honey B.

Saturdays in April — Silver Strings Band with Ted and Gail and guitarist Dale Crabtree.

The club is at U.S. 23 and Legion Drive in Raceland. For more information, call (606) 836-8355.



AMERICAN LEGION POST 76

Monday to Thursday, 4 to 7 p.m. — Happy Hour.

Thursdays — Karaoke with Stacy.

Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Happy Hour.

Fridays and Saturdays, 9 p.m. — Split Decision Band.

Kitchen open Wednesday through Friday for lunch and Monday and Wednesday through Saturday for dinner. Carryout is available for non-members. To place orders, call (606) 329-2162.

Banquet room available.

405 20th St. at Carter Ave. in Ashland.



AMERICAN LEGION POST 276

The post is in South Shore.



AMERICAN LEGION POST 93

Mondays — Bingo. Early birds at 5 p.m. Games at 6 p.m. All packs are $5.

For more information, call (304) 453-6722.

302 Eighth St. in Kenova.



AMERICAN LEGION POST 325

Fridays, 4:30 p.m. — Bingo.

Wednesdays — Euchre Tournament. Register before 7 p.m.

Saturdays, 7 p.m. — Karaoke.

The legion is in Flatwoods. (606) 836-4141.



AMVETS POST 14

Fridays, 7 to 11 p.m. — Karaoke with Bobbi.

Saturdays, 8 p.m. to midnight — Kyote. Beer $1 and free hot dogs from 4 p.m. to close.

Monday through Saturday, 4 to 6 p.m. — Happy hour.

Every Second Monday, 7 p.m. — Post meeting.

Every Third Monday, 7 p.m. — Ladies auxiliary meeting.

Every Fourth Monday, 7 p.m. — Sons of the AmVets squad meeting.

No cover charge.

The club is at 1425 Chestnut St. in Kenova. (304) 453-3086.



AMVETS POST 95

Saturdays, 8 p.m. to midnight — Karaoke with Beth.

Fridays and Wednesdays — Ladies and sons of AMVETS serving food.

Saturdays and Sundays — Bingo.

New members welcome.

The club is off Ky. 2 in Greenup. Call (606) 473-7805 for more information.



ARIEL-ANN CARSON DATER PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE

‰Saturday, 8 p.m. — Gary Lee Tolley and Friends. Tickets $10.

‰April 28, 8 p.m. — Ohio Valley Symphony with violinist Chin Kim. Tickets start at $10.

‰May 19, 7 p.m. — Tri-County Gospel Sing. Admission is free.

‰June 16, 7:30 p.m. — Midnight Cloggers’ 25th anniversary spectacular. Tickets start at $6.

‰June 17, 3:00 p.m. — Midnight Cloggers’ 25th anniversary spectacular. Tickets start at $6.

The center is at 426 Second Ave., Gallipolis. (740) 446-2787 or visit arieltheatre.org.



ASHLAND EAGLES

Fridays and Saturdays in April, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. — Average Joe.

First and third Mondays, 7 p.m. — Men’s meeting.

Monday — A-League darts.

Tuesday, 7 p.m. — Dart Association; 8 p.m. to midnight — karaoke. Ladies auxiliary will operate the kitchen.

Wednesday, 7 p.m. — Ping-pong tournament.

Thursday, 8:15 p.m. — Blind-draw darts; open mic night and cornhole tournament.

Friday and Saturday, 9:15 p.m. — Blind draw darts.

Jan’s Kitchen is open Mondays from 7 p.m. to close; Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. to close. Pickup orders are available.

The club is at 701 Carter Ave. in Ashland. For more information, call (606) 324-7644.



ASHLAND ELKS 350

Fridays and Saturdays in April, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. — May Day

First and Third Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. — Lodge meetings.

Thursdays, 8 p.m. to midnight — Karaoke by Lazer Jam.

Monday through Friday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Lunch served. Daily specials.

Thursday through Saturday: 6 to 9 p.m. — Dinner served.

Call (606) 325-3557 for lunch specials and carryout orders.



ASHLAND MOOSE 892

Mondays — A league darts.

Tuesdays — B league darts.

Daily drink specials from 3 to 7 p.m.

Activities for Moose members and guests only.

The club is at 2314 Winchester Ave. in Ashland. For more information, call (606) 324-4644.



B&B JAMBOREE,

HIGHWAY 140

Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission: $6.

No drugs or alcohol permitted. 2.5 miles off U.S. 52 on Highway 140 North off South Webster, Ohio, exit.

For more information, call (740) 285-2183 or (740) 574-2991.



BEECHY CREEK

MUSIC CENTER

Saturdays, 8 p.m. live music by TLH and the Beechy Creek Boys. Admission is $5 and children younger than 11 free.

Second Sunday of the month, 1:30 p.m. — Gospel music. Free admission, free food; bring a dish if you like. Donations accepted at the door.

There will be door prizes, 50-50, a restaurant area and a wooden dance floor.

The center is seven miles west of the Greenup Locks and Dam off the A-A Highway on Beechy Creek, Greenup. For more information, call (606) 932- 2011.



BIG SANDY SUPERSTORE

ARENA

‰Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. — Toughest Monster Truck Tour

‰April 19, 7:30 p.m. — Barry Manilow.

‰April 20 through 22 — 42nd annual Dogwood Arts and Crafts Festival.

‰April 27, 7:30 p.m. — Billy Currington with special guests David Nail and Kip Moore. Tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.

‰May 12, 6:30 p.m. — Godsmack and Staind with Halestorm. Tickets: $42.50 in advance, general admission floor and bowl, $45 day of show.

‰June 2, 7:30 p.m. — George Jones. Tickets on sale 10 a.m. Friday.

To place ticket orders or charge by phone, go to Ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000.



BLUE RIBBON FOX HUNTERS

4643 Blue Ribbon Road, Catlettsburg.

All shows start at 7 p.m. and are $12 unless otherwise noted.



CALLIHAN’S AMERICAN PUB AND GRILL

Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. are jam night hosted by Eddie Riffe.

‰Friday, 8:30 p.m. — Rob McNurlin with Barry Frazee.

‰Saturday, 8 a.m. — Paintings, Performing and Pancakes for Arts Council of Northeastern Kentucky.

‰Saturday, 8 p.m. — Josh Woods.

‰April 20, 8 p.m. — FM (Louie McNeal and Corbin Fitzpatrick).

The venue is at Kyova Mall on U.S. 60.



CAMDEN PARK

Season passes are available for $59.99 per person. Parking passes are $14.99 each. To order, call (866) 8CAMDEN or visit camdenpark.com.

The park is off Exit 6, Interstate 64, Huntington.



CARTER CAVES

First Monday of each month, 7 to 9 p.m. — Pickin’ at the Caves.

‰April 20 through April 22 — Carter Caves Wildflower Pilgrimage.

‰April 27 through April 29 — Campers Appreciation Weekend.

‰May 5 — Tygart Creek Regretta Canoe Excursion.

‰June 16 — Tygart Gorge and Arches Hike.

344 Caveland Drive, Olive Hill. Phone (606) 286-4411 or (800) 325-0059.

For more information and reservations, call the park at (800) 325-0059. For a list of the weekend's activities, visit parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/carter-caves/events.aspx.



CHARLESTON CIVIC CENTER

‰Saturday, 7 p.m. — Hank Williams Jr.

‰Wednesday through April 22 — Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus.

‰April 28, 7 p.m. — Casting Crowns

‰May 1, 7:30 p.m. — Trans-Siberian Orchestra

To purchase tickets, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.

200 Civic Center Drive, Charleston, WV 25301. (304) 345-1500.



THE CHATTER BOX

Fridays — Mike Marshall.

Saturdays, 7 to 10 p.m. — Bill Marcum and the Country Boy Band.

Tuesdays — Open Mic.

Thursdays — Line dancing lessons.

‰Friday — Ivan Smith and Stillwater Bluegrass.

$5 cover charge on band nights.

Music nights special is two hot dogs and fries for $4.99. Homecooked meals.

1404 Poplar St. in Kenova. To place orders or more information, call (304) 453-5007.

 

COUNTRY CLUB

Saturdays, 8 to 11 p.m. — The Almost Country Club Band.

Reservations are being taken for weddings and receptions.

Admission is $6 for adults; 13 to 18 years, $4; 12 and younger admitted free. Family atmosphere and no alcohol permitted. Concessions available. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 8 to 11 p.m. Cover charge at the door, children 12 and younger admitted free.

The club is at 5405 Roberts Drive in Ashland.



DEBBIE’S MUSIC SHOW HOUSE

Watch for information about upcoming talent show.

The venue is on U.S. 60, Salt Lick. For more information, call (606) 683-2299 or (606) 776-6780. Visit debbiewilsonmusic.com or debbiesmusicshowhouse.com.



EASTERN KENTUCKY

EXPO CENTER

‰Friday, 7:30 p.m. — Sugarland In Concert.

‰April 21, 7:30 p.m. — Eric Church with Brantley Gilbert and Blackberry Smoke.

126 Main St., Pikeville. Tickets may be purchased at ticketmaster.com. Visit eastkyexpo.com.



FORT FALLS AND FRIENDS

Fridays and Saturdays in April, 8 to 11 p.m. — Harry Hogan and the Hoe Handlers.

Owner is Audrey Blevins. Doors open at 6 p.m. Adults, $6 and children younger than 12 admitted free. At Junction 182 on Carter Caves State Park Road. Half-and-half drawings, cash drawings on every break. Concessions served; no alcohol.

For more information, call (606) 474-6400 or (606) 475-3664.



THE FRAME UP GALLERY

& CAFE ZEAL

Hours: Monday, noon to 3 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday by appointment.

Hard-to-find gift items and custom framing design.

Exhibit

The art of Al Cornet.

Gallery is at 1436 Winchester Ave. in Ashland, across from the Ashland Plaza Hotel. (606) 324-8565. Visit theframeupgallery.com.



FROGTOWN USA

Tuesdays, 7 p.m. — River Cities Dart Club.

Wednesdays, 9 p.m. to close — “Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers Jam Night” with Hurricane Hager. All musicians welcome.

Live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.

Sundays — Bike Day.

April 13 and 14 — Wounded Warriors fundraiser, including poker run, auction and food sales.

2515 S. Third St., Ironton. (740) 532-8337.



GRANNY’S COUNTRY KITCHEN

Fridays — Live Gospel Music.

Serving breakfast 7 to 11 a.m. and lunch 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Saturday and after 3 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

The venue is in Willard. For more information, call (606) 474-8186. graysonmealsonwheels.com.



HERITAGE FARM MUSEUM AND VILLAGE

‰Saturday — Way Back Weekend: Rifle to Rocket.

‰May 5 — Annual Spring Festival.

‰June 2 — Sheep to Shawl.

‰July 14 — Ice Cream Social.

3300 Harvey Road, Huntington. For more information, call (304) 522-1244. heritagefarmmuseum.com.



HERITAGE STATION

Heritage Station is on Memorial Boulevard in Huntington. For tickets or information, call (304) 523-7526.



IRONTON EAGLES

Thursdays, 8 p.m. to midnight — Karaoke with Dave and Cristina.

Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. — Mo Jo King Band.

1305 S. Third St. Guests welcome. (740) 532-4847.



KYOVA GOSPEL MUSIC

ASSOCIATION

‰Friday — His Own, The Gospel Tide, Cornerstone Gospel and Pamela Hall.

‰April 20 — The Heavenbound James Gang, The Fellowship Trio, Face To Face and Rita Broyles.

‰April 27 — The Artrip Family, John Thornsbury & Friends, Chuck Gibson and The Moore Family.

For more information, call Arnold Sexton at (606) 836-5582; visit kyova.org or email Arnold@kyova.org.



LIVING WITH A CAUSE

“G” — entertainment’s upcoming events:

‰Friday, 7:30 p.m. — Country Junction Variety Night with Steve Free.

‰Saturday, 7:30 p.m. — Songs with Forever Blessed, Grace Note and Divine Destiny.

‰April 20, 7:30 p.m. — Christian Rock Night with Chris Feller Band, The Appeal and Trinu.

‰April 21, 7:30 p.m. — Songs with Rita Broyles, Kendall and Debbie Woodard and The Moore.

‰April 26, 6 p.m. — Nashville Songwriters Association International Meeting.

‰April 27, 7:30 p.m. — County Junction Variety Night with Terry Hall and the Dave Morrison Band.

‰April 28, 7:30 p.m. — Living With a Cause Show with Darrell Luster.

All shows start at 7:30 p.m. and are always “G” rated.

The venue is at 8805 Ohio River Road, Wheelersburg. Call (740) 574-6000.

For more information and to check updates, go to songs23.com.



MARSHALL ARTISTS SERIES

‰Friday, 6:30 and 9 p.m. — “Oh! What A Piano Can Do.”

‰April 29, 7 p.m. — Mountain Stage Salutes 75 years of the Marshall Artists Series.

‰May 29, 7:30 p.m. — Riverdance. Tickets on sale at noon Friday.

Tickets can be purchased at the Marshall Artists Performing Arts Center. Call (304) 696-6656 or visit marshallartistsseries.org for information.



MOREHEAD THEATRE GUILD

‰April 20 through April 22 and April 27 through April 29 — “Driving Miss Daisy” by Alfred Uhry.

Fridays and Saturdays showtime is 7:30 p.m.

Sundays showtime is 2 p.m.

Suitable for ages 10 and up. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students (with student I.D.). Purchase tickets st moreheadtheatre.org (Paypal), Coffee Tree Books or at the door.

Rowan County Arts Center (Old Courthouse Square), 205 East Main St., Morehead, Ky. For more information call (606) 776-4447 or (606) 784-5669.



MOUNTAIN ARTS CENTER

‰Saturday, 7:30 p.m. — Road to Fame.

‰April 21, 7 p.m. — An Evening with Michael Combs.

‰April 27, 8 p.m. — Exile.

‰April 28, 7 p.m. — Gospel Spring Concert.

‰May 4 and 5, 7 p.m. — Aladdin Jr.

‰May 24, 7 p.m. — The McKameys

To order tickets or for more information, call (888) MAC-ARTS or (606) 886-2623 or visit macarts.com. The venue is at 50 Hall Rogers Drive in Prestonsburg. For more information, call (888) 622-2787 or visit macarts.com.



MOUNTAINEER OPRY HOUSE

‰Saturday, 7:30 p.m. — Idyletymes Bluegrass Band.

‰April 21, 7:30 p.m. — New Found Road.

‰April 28, 7:30 p.m — Eddie and Martha Adcock.

‰May 5, 7:30 p.m. — The Spinney Brothers.

‰May 11, 7:30 p.m. — Nu-Blu.

‰May 19, 7:30 p.m. — Wildwood Valley Boys.

‰May 26, 7:30 p.m. — Wendy Smith and Blue Velvet, also Robin Tackett and Stillwater.

‰June 9, 7:30 p.m. — 26th Annual Bluegrass Band Competition.

‰June 16, 7:30 p.m. — The Larry Gillis Band.

Concessions are available in a friendly family atmosphere where there is no smoking or alcohol.

Doors and concessions open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15, $12 for seniors and $5 for children.

Mountaineer Opry House in Milton, W.Va. is the local hot spot for Bluegrass music in the Huntington/Charleston area. Located at the Milton exit of I-64. Ten minutes east of Huntington or 20 minutes west of Charleston.



OHIO UNIVERSITY SOUTHERN

Ironton Council for the Arts presents 2011-12 Lawrence County Concert Series

April 21 — Petar Jankovi Ensemble.

All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. at the OUS campus, Riffe Center Mains Rotunda, 1804 Liberty Ave. Season tickets may be purchased or for individual shows may be purchased at the door.

For more information, go to southern.ohiou.edu/irontonarts/performances.html.



PARAMOUNT ARTS CENTER

‰Today, 8 p.m. — Trace Adkins.

‰April 19, 7:30 p.m. — Country Music Highway Road to Fame Qualifying Round.

‰April 21 — Gala.

‰April 24, 7 p.m. — Jeremy Camp and Francesca Battistelli.

‰April 27, 8 p.m. — Black Jacket Symphony. Tickets: $30, $25.

‰May 9, 8 p.m. — “Mamma Mia!”

‰May 17, 7:30 p.m. — Country Music Highway Road to Fame Semi Finals.

‰May 19, 8 p.m. — Charlie Daniels Band.

‰June 22, 8 p.m. — Clint Black.

For more information, visit paramountartscenter.com or call (606) 324-3175.



PORT CITY CAFE AND PUB

‰Friday, 9 p.m. — Karaoke.

‰Wednesday, 7 p.m. — John Grubb.

‰April 19, 7:30 p.m. — Steve Free.

‰April 20, 7 p.m. — Jack Vetter.

‰April 21, 8 p.m. — Third Saturday Acoustic Music Jam Session.

‰April 25, 7 p.m. — John Biggs.

‰April 26, 6 p.m. — Nations Celtic Club

‰April 27, 9 p.m. — Karaoke.

‰April 28, 7 p.m. — The Dons.

424 Chillicothe St., Portsmouth. For more information, (740) 355-9015. theportcitycafeandpub.com.



RATTLESNAKE RIDGE

COMMUNITY CENTER

‰Saturday — Summertown Road.

‰April 28 — Bluegrass Strangers.

‰May 19 — New River Line Band (final show of season).

All shows are $8 and start at 7 p.m., but could be subject to change. The community center is on Ky. 3295, 3.8 miles west of Grayson Lake.

For more information, call Bill Gilbert at (606) 286-5124 or Larry Carroll at (606) 286-5788.



RED BARN

The “Red Barn” on Ky. 7 at Warnock.

Dance every Friday and Saturday night.

Live music from 8 to 11 p.m.

Fridays — Southern Rail Band

Saturdays — The Red Barn House Band featuring Paul McWain, Larry Evans, Mike Moore, Chris Hayes, Robin Hayes and George Hayes.

Cake giveaway each night.

Admission is $5. Children 10 and younger admitted free.

Flat-screen TV and Wi-Fi available.

Available to rent for individual or company occasions.

No alcohol allowed.

Follow the Red Barn on Facebook.

For more information, call (606) 922-9346.



R.T. CHAMP’S

Fridays and Saturdays, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. — Average Joe Band.

The venue is in West Huntington.



SIPP THEATER

‰April 21, 7 p.m. — Tim Michaels.

‰May 19 — Tyler Stephens.

Appalachian Artists Inc. continues to bring the best in local and regional entertainment to downtown Paintsville with the ongoing Rural Roots Series.

The theater is at 336 Main St., Paintsville. For more information, call (606) 297-1469.



STUART’S OPERA HOUSE

‰Saturday — Athens International Film and Video Festival.

‰Sunday, 3 p.m. — Rhonda Vincent. Tickets start at $25.00.

‰April 27 and 28 — Little Cities of Black Diamonds: Appalachian Spring. Tickets Friday free and Saturday starting at $10.00.

‰May 4 and 5 — Factory Street Dance Studio Spring Concert.

‰May 10 through 13 — ABC Players present “The Taming of the Shrew.” Tickets start at $10.00 and $7.00 for students.

‰May 18 through 20 — 8th annual Nelsonville Music Festival. Weekend pass $80.00 plus fees, otherwise admission starts at $45.00.

‰May 25, 8 p.m. — The Hitch-Hikers 2nd Reunion Concert. Tickets $10.00.

Stuart’s is at 52 Public Square in Nelsonville, Ohio. For more information, call (740) 753-1924 or visit stuartsoperahouse.org.



ALLEY MUSIC

‰Fridays, 8 to 11 p.m. — Lundy Wright and The Ravens.

‰Saturdays, 8 to 11 p.m. — Git-er-Done Band.

Free drawing for a free pass to the show and half and half drawing. Admission is $6; those  younger than 12 admitted free. Family oriented. No alcohol. Concessions are available. Free parking.

Doors open at 6 p.m.

The venue is at 28 Grahn Road, Olive Hill. For more information, call (606) 286-1420 or (606) 474-8485.



THE V CLUB

Shows

‰Today, 10 p.m. — This Ain’t No Disco! Presents Lo-Pan/Mockingbird.

‰Friday, 10 p.m. — Dangermuffin, The Tillers and The Modock Rounders.

‰Saturday, 10 p.m. — Freebot featuring Freebass and Tobotius and Skeetones.

‰April 19, 8:30 p.m. — Weedeater/ASG/Cough/Horseburner.

‰April 20, 10 p.m. — Unknown Hinson and Tyler Childers.

‰April 21, 10 p.m. — Lydia Loveless and Sasha Colette and The Magnolias.

‰April 25, 10 p.m. — Young Widows and special guests to be announced.

‰April 28, 10 p.m. — Fletcher’s Grove.

Most tickets are available online at etix.com.

741 Sixth Ave. in Huntington. vclublive.com.



VFW POST 8850

Ladies auxiliary meetings are at 6:30 p.m. first and third Wednesdays of the month.

Memberships accepted.

3028 S. Third St., Ironton. For more information, call Walt Butler at (740) 532-3000.



WHISKEY RIVER SALOON

Saturdays — Line dancing and dance music.

Tuesdays at 9 p.m. — Karaoke with Melinda.

Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. — Advanced line dancing class. Free.

Thursdays, 6 p.m. — Ladies night. Prize giveaways and drink specials for the ladies. Free line dancing class.

In the Grandview Inn, County Road 450, South Point. For more information and tickets, call (740) 377-9077. Kitchen open until 2 a.m.



WHISKEY ROCKS

Fridays and Saturdays, 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. — Music.

Food, beverage and entertainment features will be 25 cent wings; 99 cent draft beer; and DJ Atom Bomb nightly from 10 p.m. to close. Free parking across from the Holiday Inn.

The club is at 809 Third Ave., Huntington. For more information, call (304) 697-2789.



WHITEY’S MUSIC BARN

Fridays, 7 to 10 p.m. — Country Junction Band, open mic.

Saturdays, 7 to 10 p.m. — New Sounds Band and guest.

Cost: $6. Children younger than 10: $3. New performers are welcome and needed. Guitar lessons are available.

Hot food on Fridays and Saturdays. No alcoholic beverages or drugs permitted.

Exit Ohio 522 onto Park Street in Wheelersburg.

Call (740) 357-3571 for more information or directions. whiteys-music-barn.webs.com.



YEARS OF FARMING

BLUEGRASS

May 6 — Spinney Brothers.

All shows begin at 2 p.m.

The venue is at Simons Middle School Auditorium, 242 West Water St., Flemingsburg. For more information, call Paula Hinton at (606) 748-0798 or go to paulahinton2000@yahoo.com.



THE BEAGLES

May 5, 7 p.m. — Concert to benefit South Point Band of Gold high school band with The Beagles with Rick Huckaby and Barry Frazee at the old South Point High School. Tickets, $20, are available at Garage Door Plus in South Point, The Printing Express in Ironton, Route 60 Music Company in Barboursville, Mack and Dave’s in Huntington and The Music Box Express in Ashland.



BETTER DAY PARADE

Band members are Andy Mayo, lead vocals, guitar; Bill Byerley, lead vocals, bass; Jamie Cain, guitar, harmonica, back up vocals; and Chuck Burke, drums, back up vocals.



BRONSON BUSH

Sunday, 6 p.m. — Advance United Methodist Easter cantata.

June 30, 6 p.m. — Lebanon Premium Outlet Mall, Lebanon, Tenn.

Sept. 7, 7 p.m. — Kyova Mall, Cannonsburg.

Sept. 15, 1 p.m. — Fallsburg Campground.

Oct. 5, 7 p.m. — Greenup Old Fashion Days.

The Head South band members are Phil Osborne, lead guitar; Larry Deerfield, drums; Tom Hall, bass; and Tom Stephens, keyboards.



EDDIE RIFFE

Wednesdays, 7 to 10 p.m. — Hosting Callihan’s Wednesday night Jam Sessions.



THE FUGITIVES

The Fugitives are Todd Smith, lead vocals and comedy; Tim Kleinman, drums; Terry Childers, bass; David Panchott, guitar and horns; and Danny Young, B3 and keyboards. Visit the original Fugitives on FACEBOOK.



GYPZY ROZE

Band members are Robin Fraley, vocals; Mike Boggs, lead, slide, acoustic guitar, keyboards and backup vocals; Donnie Stacy, lead/rhythm guitar and sound; Jason Fields, bass and lead vocals; and Josh Kitchen, drummer and lead vocals.

The band can be found on myspace/gypzyroze06; or visit Facebook.



LARRY PANCAKE

Visit larrypancake.com.



POACEOUS

Members are Dennis Page, Sheree Page, Bill Riffe, Greg Combs, Allen Dunaway and Johnny Brown.

Saturday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. —  Benefit for Boyd County Relay for Life at Kyova Mall, performing with Home Brew, Tri City Ramblers and  Clarence Gillum and New Ground. Admission: $5 for adults, free for children 12 and younger. Visit facebook.com/pages/Poaceous/90377488472.



THE RETURN

Band members are Mike Fitzpatrick, guitar, keyboards, vocals; Gary Kesling, drums, keyboards, vocals; Dave Copley, bass, keyboards, backing vocals.

Visit thereturnlive.com and facebook.com/thereturnlive or email thereturn2000@hotmail.com. (606) 324-5545 or (606) 324-1439.



SILVER STRINGS BAND WITH TED AND GAIL

Saturdays in April —American Legion Post 43 in Raceland.



SOUTHERN THUNDER

Band members are John Sharp, rhythm, vocals; Wayne Neal, lead guitar; Jason Neal, bass and keyboard; and Jim Rice, drummer.

Visit myspace.comthesouthernthunderband01 or on Facebook.



SPLIT DECISION BAND

Fridays and Saturdays, 9 p.m. — American Legion Post 76, 405 20th St. at Carter Ave. in Ashland.

Band members are Tim Holmes, lead vocals, guitar and percussion; Mike Allen, lead guitar and vocals; Gary Higginbotham, keyboard and vocals; Tony Thomas, bass and vocals; and Steve Wurts, drums and DJ.

Visit splitdecisionband.net or email sdband2007@yahoo.com.



STEVE FREE

For more information visit stevefree.com.



IIIrd TYME OUT

April 27, 7 p.m. — Benefit for Greenup Meals on Wheels.



The THRILLBILLYS

Wednesdays — Jam Night at Callihan’s American Pub and Grill.

May 26, 11:22 a.m. — Greenbo Lake State Resort Park.

May 26, 8 p.m. — Callihan’s American Pub and Grill, Kyova Mall.

Members of Eddie Riffe, vocals and guitar; Tony “Country Boy” Maynard, vocals and lead guitar; Jerry Jeff Lewis, bass; Kentucky John Hall, drums.