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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

MSU presents Appalachian Visions

(This news courtesy Rhonda White)

Mountain State University's Beckley Campus is about to kick off its Appalachian Visions series of lectures, discussions and performances beginning March 1.

Events will include...

New Gospel Singaleers, Thursday, March 1, 7pm - Warm your spirit with inspiring traditional and contemporary gospel from this acclaimed Raleigh County group.
The choir from First Baptist Church of White Sulphur Springs will also perform.

Irene Moser, Tuesday, March 20, 7pm - The founder and guiding spirit of Appalachian Visions, Professor Emerita Irene Moser, returns to share her unique perspective on our region’s culture and heritage.

Kirk Judd, Thursday, March 29, 7pm - Experience performance poetry performance by a well-known West Virginia writer.

Catherine Pancake, Tuesday, April 3, 7pm - Award-winning filmmaker Catherine Pancake joins us for a screening of her latest work, Black Diamonds: Mountaintop

Removal and the Fight for Coalfield Justice, with discussion following.

B. J. Gudmundsson, Tuesday, April 17, 7pm - The 2005 West Virginia Filmmaker of the Year will screen and discuss two of her short documentary films.

Annual Folk Festival and Bluegrass Concert, Saturday, April 21, 4pm - Our annual celebration brings together the best of music, crafts, food, and more! Local favorites, ‘The Lillys’ take the stage at 7pm

All events are held at the John W. Eye Conference Center on MSU’s Beckley campus and are free and open to the public.

Contact: e-mail us at or call 304.929.1455.

To find out all the details of the events to take place, please see this .pdf flyer.