Chosen as finalists were Conor Lannan, of Cross Lanes, Kendra Ramsey, of Fayetteville, and Jonathan Shin, of Charleston.
Goldenseal goes country
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- John Lilly, director of folklife and editor of Goldenseal magazine, will present "West Virginia Country Music and Goldenseal Magazine" at 6 p.m. Feb. 5 in the Archives and History library at the Culture Center.
Lilly will discuss the history of Goldenseal, now in its 39th year with a circulation of about 15,000. He has been editor of the magazine since 1997.
He will also present an overview of the magazine's coverage of traditional country music, an area of specialty for him personally. The program will include details of prominent country music programs in the state, such as WWVA's "Original Wheeling Jamboree," WCHS' "The Buddy Starcher Show" and "The Sleepy Jeffers Show." Country music pioneers Blind Alfred Reed and Roy Harvey will be included, as will several performers. Select recordings of these artists' music and vintage photographs will be featured.
Lilly has worked as a tour guide at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tenn., and as associate editor for the Old-Time Herald magazine. He edited the book "Mountains of Music: West Virginia Traditional Music from Goldenseal," and has contributed to several encyclopedia on music.
He is a singer-songwriter and has released six CD recordings. He'll end his presentation with one or two live musical selections.
The event is free, but for planning purposes, participants are encouraged to register for the lecture by contacting Bobby Taylor, library manager, at Bobby.L.Tay...@wv.gov or at 304-558-0230, ext. 163. Participants interested in registering by email should send their name, telephone number and the name and date of the session.
Veterans' art show
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- The Martinsburg VA Medical Center will hold its annual Creative Arts Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 5.
Veterans who are enrolled in VA health care are eligible to enter their artwork -- paintings, photography or other creative arts such as drama and creative writing. The entry deadline is Feb. 28. For application information, call 304-263-0811, ext. 4594.
First-prize winners will advance to compete at the national level.
MU student show
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- The 27th Annual Student Juried Exhibition, composed of artwork created by undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Art and Design at Marshall University, will be displayed in the Birke Art Gallery through Feb. 15.
The Birke Art Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Mondays.