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ArtsLink Brings White Ghost Shivers To Area

By Staff | Nov 14, 2012

A performance by White Ghost Shivers, a six-member band from Austin, Texas, is the next event in the ArtsLink Concert Series, it was announced by Donna Earley, administrative coordinator of ArtsLink, the arts council serving Wetzel and Tyler counties and surrounding area.

“We saw them perform in Pittsburgh a couple of years ago and were just blown away,” she said. “Imagine a smorgasbord of Cab Calloway, circus sideshow, KISS, cabaret, Hee Haw, and Robert Johnson served up at Andy Kaufman’s bat-mitzvah. A crazy mixture of the absurd and sublime, the six-piece ensemble blends a musical amalgam of Hokum Blues, Hillbilly Swing, Country, and Hot Jazz. The White Ghost Shivers revel in string-band music from the 20s and 30s, mixing early jazz, vaudeville, ragtime, western swing, and hillbilly, yet unleashing the underbelly of a pseudo-rock world gone wrong.”

The concert will be held at the Lincoln Theater in downtown New Martinsville on Friday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for individual members and $20 for member families; $15 for individual non-members and $25 for family non-members. Student tickets are available for $5. All tickets may be purchased at the door the evening of the performance. For more information, call ArtsLink at 304-455-2278.

White Ghost Shivers is sponsored by Deborah and Logan Hassig, intermission refreshments will be provided by I & D Catering and sound by Pat Henderson. Support for ArtsLink’s activities is provided by West Virginia Northern Community College, WETZ/ WYMJ/ WNRJ Radio, The City of New Martinsville Parks and Recreation Commission, Chesapeake Energy, Dominion, the Wells Inn, and Ohio Valley Online. Grant funding provided by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts. Additional support received from the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley, Inc.

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Persons with special needs may contact ArtsLink at 304-455-2278.