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Two Mountain Stage events in Charleston this October are on sale to the public now.

Last week we announced that Mountain Stage will welcome Tony winner and West Virginia native Michael Cerveris as special guest-host on October 22 when the show is part of FestivALL Fall.

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Garrison Keillor returns to the Clay Center on September 10 at 7 p.m. as part of “The Prairie Home Love and Comedy Tour.”  The show promises over two hours of stories and many of the characters Keillor made famous on his long running radio program.

The show will also feature program regular, Heather Masse, sound effects man Fred Newman and bandleader Richard Dworsky with the Road Hounds band.  For tickets and information, visit http://www.theclaycenter.org/

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Mountain Stage with Larry Groce is proud to announce the return of Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn and The Del McCoury Band to Charleston, West Virginia.

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Mountain Stage with Larry Groce is proud to announce nine (that's right, nine) live shows scheduled for the first few months of 2017.

Mountain Stage News: October Live Shows Announced

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Mountain Stage with Larry Groce has announced three live shows for October in Charleston, including two at the Culture Center Theater on the State Capitol Grounds, and one at The Clay Center with an on-stage intimate experience.    

Tickets for events at the Culture Center Theater are $20 in advance, and $25 day of show,  MountainStage.org, and by phone at 877-987-6487, locally at Taylor Books in downtown Charleston and also at the upcoming live shows.

Camp Focuses on SciGirls! The Clay Center for the Arts and Science used the  PBS Kids Sci Girls program as a basis for its Sci Girls Summer Camp. 

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Do you have a ticket for THIS SUNDAY's live Mountain Stage in Charleston with Lake Street Dive, Seratones, Royal Wood, Lucy Wainwright Roche & Suzzy Roche and My Bubba? If you do, you're in for a treat. If you don't, you better hurry. As of this writing less than 60 tickets remain, available at The Clay Center Box Office, 304.561.3570, or HERE.

On Saturday WVPB | Education joined with the Clay Center to present "A Summer of Science Bash" with a special appearance from PBS Kids perennial favorite, "Sid the Science Kid."

Over 300 children and their parents spent the day practicing hands on science projects and exploring a new Thomas the Tank Engine exhibit which will be open through the summer. 

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Mountain Stage with Larry Groce, the long-running live-performance radio program from NPR Music and West Virginia Public Broadcasting, is pleased to announce that critically-acclaimed soul pop group Lake Street Dive will return to Mountain Stage on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at the Clay Center in Charleston.

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Ask anyone in Charleston about the #WVmusic scene, and you'll get responses ranging from venue reviews to summer fest suggestions to, of course, band recommendations. No matter what kind of response you get, we're sure it somehow leads back to Qiet, the Appalachian gypsy rock band that has been a fixture of the #WVmusic scene for quite some time.

On Saturday, February 6, over 500 children and their parents came to the Clay Center to help launch PBS Kids' newest program Ready Jet Go!  Joining in the fun for the day were Super Why? and Friends. 

Participants in the day were treated to a screening of Ready Jet Go! which premiers on WVPB on February 15th at 7:30A and again at 4:00P.  Additionally, they took part in launching rockets and other science related activities.

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This week we have a special episode of Inside Appalachia as we explore Appalachia through a multi-cultural lens, looking at how our culture connects to Ireland, Scotland, Wales and even Romania. We'll even visit a Hare Krishna Temple in West Virginia. And do you want to find out what Irish Road Bowling is and where you can go to see a game? Listen to the podcast to find out more.

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On Thursday at the Clay Center in Charleston, four Romanian high school musicians and three of their teachers met with musicians from Wahama high school in Mason County. The students are participating in a year-long project exploring the connections between Appalachian and Romanian folk music.

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Students across West Virginia and surrounding states will get a hands-on experience with science and technology thanks to a new mobile exhibit.
 
Officials at the Clay Center in Charleston say the "Power Your Future" project received a two-year, $500,000 grant from EQT Foundation for the exhibit that is expected to hit the road later this year.