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In Short: Jan. 9-15, 2014

By Staff reports

Blues competition registration

The Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society of Marietta, Ohio, is accepting applications through Jan. 17 for its 22nd annual River City Blues Competition, to be held Feb. 14-15.

There are 18 slots in the competition. Interested acts -- bands, duos or solo artists -- should visit www.bjfm.org and click on "blues competition" for rules and an application.

The competition's winner receives $1,000 cash and sponsorship to the prestigious International Blues Competition help in Memphis in early 2015 as well as an additional $500 once they register for the IBC. Second place receives $500 cash and third place $300 cash.

For questions, contact competition director John Gifford at 740-680-6338 (weekends or after 7 p.m. weekdays) or jgifford17799@roadrunner.com.

'Antiques Roadshow' tickets

PBS' "Antiques Roadshow" will stop at the Charleston Civic Center Aug. 16. While admission is free, tickets are required and must be applied for.

Visit www.pbs.org/antiques or call 1-888-762-3749 for an application. Applicants must be at least 18, and only one application can be submitted per household. The deadline is April 7.

Ticket recipients are chosen by a random drawing, and each winner will receive two tickets. A total of 3,000 winners will be selected.

Applicants won't be notified of their status, but those who apply online can check their status after April 29. Winners will receive their tickets approximately three weeks before the event.

Youth arts camp registration

The West Virginia Summer Arts Camp is now accepting applications for its three 2014 camps. All three are held at West Virginia State University and feature a performance showcase and art exhibition on the final day of camp.

The Primary Camp, for children in preschool through second grade, runs 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 7-11. It focuses on theater, music, dance and the visual arts.

The Junior Camp, for children in third through sixth grade, runs 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays July 7-18. It has classes in acting, music, dance, art, animation, hip-hop dance, pottery, scriptwriting, decoupage, jewelry design and more.

The Senior Camp, for students in grades seven through 12, runs 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays July 14-25. Classes are offered in acting, music, dance, art, vocal technique, hip-hop dance, modern dance, choreography, scriptwriting, directing, filmmaking, painting, drawing and more.

Tuition is $150 for the primary camp and $300 for the junior and senior camps. Financial assistance may be available for qualified applicants.

Call 304-562-6657 or visit www.wvsummerartscamp.com.


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