Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

April 5, 2012

Coming Up — 04/05/2012


The Independent

ASHLAND — CLAYPOOL-YOUNG ART GALLERY

Upcoming exhibit

‰Through April 11 — Stepping Stones: MSU Sophomore Art Exhibition.

‰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.



GALLERY 842

Exhibits

‰Through April 13 — 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.

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”

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

‰April 14 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.

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.



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 Sunday — 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.



TRI-STATE ARTS ASSOCIATION

April 14, 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

Friday, 6 to 9 p.m. — First Friday art walk featuring Diane Zornes, flower arrangement designer, and Gary Zornes, oil painter, and Huntington High School art students. All work by the Zorneses is 10 percent off in March and April. Music by Glo and Embers.

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.



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

‰April 14, 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

‰April 6, 8 p.m. — SFC 13 “The Arrival”

‰April 10 and 11 — “Elmo’s Super Heroes” with Play Zone before the show.Tickets: $12, $15 and $20.

‰April 13 and 14, 7:30 p.m. — Toughest Monster Truck Tour

‰April 19, 7:30 p.m. — Barry Manilow. Tickets on sale.

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



BLUE RIBBON FOX HUNTERS

April 7 — Sammy Adkins and The Sandy Hook Mountain Boys and Junior Blankenship.

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 p.m. — Thrillbillys.

‰Saturday, 8 p.m. — Ritch Collins Three-O.

‰April 13, 8:30 p.m. — Rob McNurlin with Barry Frazee.

‰April 14, 8 a.m. — Paintings, Performing and Pancakes for Arts Council of Northeastern Kentucky.

‰April 14, 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

‰April 14, 7 p.m. — Hank Williams Jr.

‰April 18 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.

‰April 13 — 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

‰April 13, 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

‰April 14 — 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

Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. — “Trial by Murder!,” an interactive murder-mystery dinner theater, Heritage Station, performed by Murder and Merriment. Heritage Station is on Memorial Boulevard in Huntington. For tickets, 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 — The New Vision Trio, The Trinty Heirs, Crossfire and Carla Bragg.

‰April 13 — 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 The Joe Freeman Bluegrass Band, Velvet Blue and Tymes Past.

‰Saturday, 7:30 p.m. — Songs with Joy Jones and the Jones Boys, Tom and Kelly and Tymes Past.

‰April 13, 7:30 p.m. — Country Junction Variety Night with Steve Free.

‰April 14, 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

‰April 13, 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.



MOUNTAIN ARTS CENTER

‰Saturday, 7:30 p.m. — Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys.

‰April 14, 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 — Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time.

‰April 14 — Idletymes Bluegrass Band.

‰April 21 — New Found Road.

‰April 28 — Eddie & Martha Adcock.

‰May 5 — The Spinney Brothers.

‰May 11 — Nu-Blu.

‰May 19 — Wildwood Valley Boys.

‰May 26 — Wendy Smith & Blue Velvet, also Robin Tackett & Stillwater.

Doors open at 5 p.m. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $5 for children 12 and younger. Concessions are available.

Milton, W.Va., off Exit 28 on Interstate 64. For more information, call Larry or Mary at (304) 743-5749.



OHIO UNIVERSITY SOUTHERN

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

Saturday — The Bravura Trio.

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

‰Friday, 7:30 p.m. — “In the Mood.”

‰April 10, 7 p.m. — “Deadline.”

‰April 12, 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

‰Today, 8 p.m. — Poetry Open Mic with Neil Carpathios.

‰Friday, 9 p.m. — The Interns.

‰Saturday, 8 p.m. — Jeff Valentine’s 1st Saturday Open Mic.

‰Wednesday, 7 p.m. — Todd Martin.

‰April 13, 9 p.m. — Karaoke.

‰April 18, 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. — 3rd 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

‰April 14 — 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 — Tim Michaels.

‰May 19 — Tyler Stephens.

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



STUART’S OPERA HOUSE

‰April 13 — Athens International Film and Video Festival.

‰April 15, 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.



VALLEY 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

‰Friday, 10 p.m. — AC30/The Muggs/The Phantom Six.

‰Sunday, 8 p.m. — Cannibal Corpse/Exhumed/Abysmal Dawn/Arkaik.

‰April 12, 10 p.m. — This Ain’t No Disco! Presents Lo-Pan/Mockingbird.

‰April 13, 10 p.m. — Dangermuffin, The Tillers and The Modock Rounders.

‰April 14, 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

Friday — Comedy show featuring Tim Hogan. Tickets are $10.

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.



PEOPLE TO SEE



BETTER DAY PARADE

Friday and Saturday — Frogtown USA in Ironton.

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

April 15, 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.



DAVID PHELPS

Today, 7 p.m. — Lewis Memorial Baptist Church, 5385 W. Pea Ridge Road, Huntington. Tickets are $20 per person; artist’s circle tickets are $25. All areas are first come, first serve. Visit itickets.com. For more information, call (304) 736-7676.



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.

April 14, 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

Today, noon — The Frame Up Gallery, Ashland.

Friday, 6 p.m. — Greenbo Lake State Park.

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.