Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center

Native West Virginian actor celebrated with 5-night film seminar

Monday, October 28, 2019

A celebration of John “Fuzzy” Knight, a five-night film seminar will be hosted at The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center. Knight was an actor who grew up in Fairmont and went on to play in over 180 films and televisions shows. 

Music on the Hill Artist Series Presents Suzanne Hatcher

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Guest artist Suzanne Hatcher, soprano, will present a solo recital on Friday, October 25, as part of the Fairmont State University Music on the Hill Artist Series.  This family-friendly, free program will feature a wide variety of music, including the “Wesendonck-Lieder”—one of the rare non-operatic works of Richard Wagner—and Rachmaninoff’s famous “Vocalise.” Accompanying Hatcher on piano will be Fairmont State faculty member, John Morrison. 

Portrayal of Memphis Tennessee Garrison set at Folklife Center

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

The Frank and Jane West Virginia Folklife Center will be hosting Ilene Evans portraying Memphis Tennessee Garrison at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 28. This event is free and open to the public. 

West Virginian author to read from memoir at the Folklife Center

Thursday, October 03, 2019

The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center will host author Katherine Manley as part of The Women’s Lyceum: A Celebration of Appalachian Women. The public is invited to attend this free event on October 15 at 7 p.m., as Ms. Manley reads from her memoir, “Don’t Tell ‘em You’re Cold: A Memoir of Poverty and Resilience.”

Folklife Center set to host Pearl S. Buck portrayal

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Actress, playwright, and storyteller Karen Vuranch will present a first-person portrayal of award-winning author and West Virginia native Pearl S. Buck at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 13, at The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center. This event is free and open to the public.

Folklife Center to host Fred Powers to perform one-man show

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Dressed in a work clothes, face smudged with black, Fred Powers, former educator and UMWA miner, enters in the room in character. Powers has been performing his one-man show for various audiences since 2005. On Wednesday, Oct.

Folklife Center to hold Stress Reduction Workshop

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center of Fairmont State University will host an eight-week-long Stress Reduction Workshop, organized by the Department of Behavioral Science and the Student Psychological and Sociological Association.  The workshop will be presented by Dr. Tadashi Kato, a Professor of Psychology, Erika Van Dyke, a Ph.D.

Folklife Center to host talk by former Times West Virginian journalist

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center invites the public to attend the first of four presentations as part of The Women’s Lyceum, A Celebration of Appalachian Women. On Monday, September 30, at 7:00 p.m., Val Nieman will be discussing her novel, “To the Bones.” This event is free and open to the public.

Folklife Center to host Square Dance to kick-off Gala

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Join the Folklife Center for an old time Square Dance featuring caller Taylor Runner and music by the Kennedy Barn String Band.

On Thursday, September 19th at 7 p.m., the Folklife Center will hold a square dance in the Great Room of Cultures on the second floor of the center. This event is free and open to the public and is a beginner friendly dance, with all ages from kids on up welcome. Everyone is encouraged to join in but may also just watch, listen, and enjoy. 

Folklife Center to host 2019 Gala Celebration Concert honoring Dave Bing

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Join the Frank and Jane Gabor WV Folklife Center at the 2019 Gala Celebration Concert honoring musician and teacher Dave Bing.

On Saturday, September 21st at 3 p.m., the Folklife Center will hold a concert in the Great Room of Cultures on the second floor of the center to honor Traditions Salute Award Recipient Dave Bing. The event will feature music from the Kennedy Barn String Band, an award presentation, and music from Mr. Bing and fellow musicians.

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