Events at the Chuck Mathena Center

Title: Events at the Chuck Mathena Center
Location: 2 Stafford Drive, Princeton, WV 24701
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Description: The Art of WV Music May 9, 2009 – June 7, 2009 To compliment American Master Ralph Stanley’s

performance at the Chuck Mathena Center, the CMC was offered the opportunity to further

celebrate American music masters. Mr. Stanley is not a native West Virginian, but many West

Virginia musical legends walked in similar paths he traveled. The creator of this exhibit will

also mount special panels dedicated to Mr. Stanley and his achievements. It will open in

Princeton in the Rotunda Gallery prior to Mr. Stanley’s performance on May 9. The WV Music Hall

of Fame\’s hanging exhibit \”The Art of WV Music,\” now includes nearly 100 items ranging from an

Edison cylinder of one of Maceo Pinkard’s compositions and George Crumb manuscripts to Sen.

Byrd’s prized fiddle and Red Sovine’s 1948 Gibson J200 and \”Nudie\” suit. Musicians as diverse

as psychobilly pioneer Hasil Adkins, old time banjo master Aunt Jennie Wilson, and opera singer

Eleanor Steber are represented with stage clothes, LPs, 78s, posters, photographs and

paintings. The exhibit will be open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm and during public performances.

Ralph Stanley and His Clinch Mountain Boys Saturday, May 9, 2009 Ralph Stanley is one of the

pillars of modern music. A true icon who has influenced generations of performers, he has

helped bring the legacy of centuries-old English and Appalachian music to bear on the country,

bluegrass, gospel, and pop of the last 50 years. Tickets: *$20 & $17; Performance: 8:00pm; CMC

Opens: 7:00pm; Theatre: 7:30pm.(*ticketing fees are added at time of purchase). 10% discount

for groups of 10 or more of the same ticket price – does not include student tickets.

(304) 425-4138
Start Date: 2009-05-09
End Date: 2009-06-07