The WVSU Spring 2014 Senior Exhibit Opening happens today at the WVSU Davis Art Building Gallery. From 6 PM to 8PM you can see the work of Sarah Copeland, Sarah Dennison, Dusty Stowers, and Anthony Young.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation (520 Kanawha Blvd W, Charleston) will present the film “John Fahey: American Primitive Guitar and Blues” at 7:05 PM. Fahey was an American fingerstyle guitarist and composer who played the steel-string acoustic guitar as a solo instrument.
This film explores the evolution of his style, which has been greatly influential and has been described as the foundation of “American Primitivism,” a term borrowed from painting and referring mainly to the self-taught nature of the music and its minimalist style. He spent many of his later years in poverty and poor health, but enjoyed a minor career resurgence with a turn towards the more explicitly avant-garde, and created a series of abstract paintings during the last years of his life.
Fahey died in 2001 from complications from heart surgery. In 2003, he was ranked 35th in the Rolling Stone “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” list.(lifted in part from Wikipedia)
Mojo’s Comedy Open Mic returns at Mojo’s Sportsbar in South Charleston, behind The Mound. The cover-free show kicks off at 9 PM, and tonight’s show includes Khalid Kalwar, Annie Lane, Chris Ryan Carrier, Ken Flippin and more. Hosted by everybody’s favorite comedy cue ball Patrick Felton.
An offer has been extended to any peformers scheduled for tonight’s canceled edition of Third Eye Cabaret, who will be welcome to perform for the Mojo’s crowd this evening.
Tonight at 10:30 PM, The Empty Glass plays host to the Karnevil Sideshow.A mere eight dollars admits you to the mighty wonders and thrills that this troupe has in store.
Let’s go to the PR, “Some claim vaudeville is dead, that the talkie and picture box killed the whole darned thing, and for nigh a century the throngs of humanity have been transposed from wild adventure seekers in search of entertainment, to a pair of eyes sitting complacently in the dark.
“Come out! Come out!” the Karnevil cries! Leave the safety of your couch! The awe of magic, the wonder of the sideshow, the splendor of the circus beckon to you once again.It calls to you, begs to entertain you in ways that dull screen in your den never can.We offer you the best of that, indulge your imagination and allow it to run wild as feats guaranteed to astound you are performed LIVE before your very eyes.
Vaudeville lives. You will be amazed…
Welcome to Karnevil.”
Check out this sample…