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In Short: Nov. 14-20, 2013

By Staff reports

Art reception

A free reception for Megan Schultz's art exhibit, "Subliminal," runs 6 to 8 p.m. today at the University of Charleston's Frankenberger Art Gallery on the second floor of the Geary Student Union. Schultz's art has been featured at the Annex Gallery at Taylor Books.  This is her first solo show.

"Subliminal" runs through Dec. 15. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Call 304-357-4804.

Landau book signing

Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. will sign copies of his biography and new Christmas CD at the Adams Hallmark in Charleston Town Center from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday. Call 304-743-6620.

GWHS play

The George Washington High School drama club will present its fall production, "Almost, Maine" at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the school auditorium, 1522 Tennis Club Road. It's a comedy of nine short plays that explore love and loss in the titular remote town.

The student director is Kathryn Tweel, and the cast is Angel Gandee, Blair Hanna, Lauren Hicks, Jessica Kambara, Haley Lambert, Madison McGhee, Jacob McLaughlin, Monica McNulty, Allison Mullins, Sebastian Roderick, Brett Smith, Alison Thomas, Winter Wilcox and Mark Worlledge.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students. Call 304-348-7729.

Free film

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 520 Kanawha Blvd. W., presents a free showing of the Oscar-winning French film "Amour" at 7:30 p.m. Friday as part of its Third Friday Film Series. The PG-13-rated drama is an intimate look into the lives of an elderly, long-married couple whose devotion to one another must endure the difficulties of age and illness. It is in French with subtitles. Call 304-345-5042 or visit www.uucharlestonwv.org.

Film festival

Huntington's Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center is the location for the Marshall Artist Series Fall International Film Festival running Friday through Nov. 21. Films include France's "The Intouchables," Italy's "Reality," Germany's "The Silence," Denmark's "Love Is All You Need," Chile's "No" and the multi-country Cannes Jury Prize winner "The Angel's Share."

All films have multiple showings. Visit www.marshallartistsseries.org for a full schedule.

Tickets are $7.50 each or $70 for all 12 films in the fall and spring festivals. Call 304-696-6656.

Fayetteville auditions

The Historic Fayette Theater, 115 South Court St., will hold auditions for "The Rockin' Tale of Snow White" this weekend. Roles, all of which require singing and dancing, are available for approximately 30 children and adults.

Auditions are 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday for fourth through eighth grade students and 11:30 a.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday for high school students and adults. Show dates are March 21-23 and 28-30 and April 4-6.

Call 304-574-4655 or visit www.historicfayettetheatre.com.

Appalachian Children's Chorus

The Appalachian Children's Chorus will present the concert "Night Journey" at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Clay Center. The program will showcase all seven of the ACC choirs as well as the Martin Luther King Jr. Male Chorus and will feature songs about dreams, the moon and the stars.

Tickets are $15 at the Clay Center box office or $19 at www.theclaycenter.org. Active duty West Virginia National Guard members and their families can receive free admission by showing military ID at the box office. Call 304-343-1111 with questions.

Symphony chorus

The West Virginia Symphony Chorus presents "Anticipating the Season," which includes Leonard Bernstein's "Chichester Psalms," at 7 p.m. Sunday at Christ Church United Methodist, 1221 Quarrier St. A free-will offering will be accepted. Call 304-586-4837 or visit www.sites.google.com/site/WVSymphonyChorus.

Film festival entries

The 2nd Annual West Virginia State University Student Film and Video Festival is accepting submissions through Dec. 13 from area high school and college students. The festival takes places Feb. 5 on campus.

College categories are narrative (fiction), non-fiction, promotional (public service announcements and commercials), abstract (animation and music videos) and smart videos (made with cell phone technology). The high school category is open to all types of films.

Films should be between 30 seconds and 15 minutes and sent on a DVD in a standard uncompressed format like Quick Time or Mpeg. Entries must also include a $5 entry fee and an entry form (available under the "film festival" link at www.wvstateu.edu/communications.aspx).

Mail entries to WVSU Student Film and Video Festival, 202 Cole Complex, P.O. Box 1000, Institute, WV 25112 or hand-deliver to Sam Holdren's office at 126 Cole Complex on campus.

Applicants will be notified of acceptance by Jan. 13, 2014. A panel of judges will score each entry, and winners will be awarded cash and other prizes in a ceremony following the screenings.

For more information, email holdrens@wvstateu.edu.


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