If you watched the latest episode of Radio Free Charleston, then you already know about the 2nd Annual WVSU Alumni All Star Jam. But just in case you haven’t heard, this show features just some of the talented musicians and vocalists that have passed through W.Va. State. Honoring all of West Virginia’s great jazz and blues artists past, present and future.
The line-up includes: Tim Courts (Bob Thompson Unit), Jonathan Wesley (Inspirati…on), Mike “Nemo” Pleasant, Lady D, Melanie Larch (Radio Free Charleston’s Resident Diva), Dugan Carter (Full Flavor), Dick Stockton and Bill Hambleton. Marshall Petty from the Charleston WV Blues Society and Jack Rice from the West Virginia Blues Society will be on hand as well as special guest, Hubert “Rabbit” Jones.
The show starts at 7:30 PM at The Davis Fine Arts Auditorium on the campus of West Virginia State University. Admission is $10.00 and will benefit the College Book Fund. Call 304.766.3188 for more information.
This week’s artistic jump-start is a semi-abstract design derived from a photo of Kitty Killton taken last week at Dr. Sketchy’s. It’s basically an exercise in obscuring reality with multiple filters and overlays. Click the image to see it larger.
And check PopCult later this evening for Radio Free Charleston 153, with Melanie Larch, Lady D and the cast of the CYAC production of “Jesus Christ Superstar.”
Tonight’s video is a flash back to the second episode of Radio Free Charleston, from July 2006. “RVD Shirt” features music by Stephen Beckner and The Sleeping Dons (Sean Richardson, Jay Lukens and Deron Sodaro), animation by Frank Panucci and a sneak peek at the then-unreleased Batman movie. This episode also marks the first appearence of the infamous Dancing Midget Spider-man (seen right). You can read the original production notes here.
RFC 153, “Dr. Pepper Shirt,” with rehearsal performances by Melanie Larch, Lady D and The cast of “Jesus Christ Superstar” will be posted here tomorrow evening.
Your PopCulteer is swamped with the production of next week’s episode of Radio Free Charleston. It’s our special rehearsal show. We were lucky enough to be invited to record some footage at rehearsals for two of next week’s cool events. Recording and editing ate into what would normally be writing time, so we are going to bring you images this week.
At the iright, you see a digital painting of local starlet, and my imaginary daughter, Kitty Killton, based on a photo from last week’s First Anniversary of Dr. Sketchy’s in Charleston. You will see a whole bunch more of my digital artsiness from last Sunday in a moment, but first we’re going to see three photos taken by Richard Wolfe, of the crew putting on the 2nd Annual WVSU Alumni All-Star Jam. This event takes place Friday, March 30, at the Davis Fine Arts Auditorium at WVSU.
You will see some of the talented musicians and vocalists that have passed through W.Va. State. Honoring all of West Virginia’s great jazz and blues artists past, present and future. Line-up includes: Tim Courts (Bob Thompson Unit), Jonathan Wesley (Inspirati…on), Mike “Nemo” Pleasant, Lady D, Melanie Larch, Dugan Carter (Full Flavor), Dick Stockton and Bill Hambleton. Marshall Petty from the Charleston WV Blues Society and Jack Rice from the West Virginia Blues Society will be on hand as well as special guest, Hubert “Rabbit” Jones. Admission is $10.00 and will benefit the College Book Fund. Call 304.766.3188 for more information. We’re treating you to a couple of songs from this show on next week’s Radio Free Charleston.
We’re also going to feature a song from the Contemporary Youth Arts Company production of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” which opens next Thursday night at The WVSU Capitol Center Theater. Full details on both show will be included in the production notes for RFC 154.
So many things are going on this weekend that we actually started it last night with ArtWalk, which you will see in photo essay form below. But first, let’s look at the stuff to do.
The Pub Crawl
This weekend’s big event is St. Patricks East End Pub Crawl. Saturday, March 17 from 6-10 PM it’s time for shamrocks and spirits as five
of the most popular East End pubs and restaurants in Charleston host the first ever Pub Crawl.
The pub crawl will run from 6 to 10 PM at five East End venues: Bluegrass Kitchen, Tricky Fish, the Little India Lounge, the Red Carpet Lounge and The Empty Glass. There will be food and drink specials, as well as live entertainment. Participants can earn prizes in the Shamrock Challenge, where they try to find 15 “strategically placed” shamrocks in the five locations and upload images of them onto a Facebook fan page.