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MACglee Holiday Concert

MACglee Logo_WinterGet into the holiday spirit with the MACglee Holiday Choral Concert, Holiday Pops, on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015 at 2 pm at Avery United Methodist Church on Cheat Road.

Holiday Pops will feature a variety of holiday selections, both new and old, which showcase the vocal talents of MACglee’s vocalists. There is a $5 suggested donation for the concert.

MACglee is an adult community vocal group in its fifth year. All MACglee singers are local, coming from West Virginia’s Monongalia, Marion, Taylor, Harrison, and Preston Counties as well as neighboring Pennsylvania counties.

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Nicki Parrott & Friends – Jazz Crossroads Festival

image nicki parrottMonongalia Arts Center (MAC) is pleased to host three performances by Nicki Parrott & Friends as part of the 2015 Jazz Crossroads Festival this Saturday, August 29 at 6:30, 8 and 9 pm.

Featuring some of the highest-class jazz artists in New York City and Washington, DC, the Jazz Crossroads Festival is a celebration of north central West Virginia's emergence as a national destination for fans of live jazz music. In addition to MAC, there will be five downtown Morgantown venues hosting performances without admission fees as a part of the festival.

Known for her vocals and her skills on the bass, Nicki Parrott spent 10 years accompanying Les Paul (Lester William Polsfuss), the inventor of the electric guitar, in the Iridium Lounge on Broadway in New York City. Nicki Parrott will be joined for the Festival by Kip Williams, founder of the seminal progressive jazz ensemble Bop Nation, on drums; Robert Redd, jazz musicians' favorite jazz musician on piano; and Marshall Keys, named Washington, DC's top alto sax by City Paper, the Baltimore/DC entertainment guide.

This event is open to the public and is not a ticketed event.

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Musica Per Tre

musica per tre_retouchedMusica Per Tre featuring Dorothy Skidmore, Edward Warnick & Joan Bowes

Friday, July 17 at 7 pm

Tanner Theatre

Admission: $10

Tickets available (304) 292-3325, the MAC Lobby Desk, and here.


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Travelin’ Appalachias Revue: WV Literary & Songwriting Celebration

travelin' appalachias revueMonongalia Arts Center (MAC) invites Morgantown and the surrounding areas to an evening of contemporary West Virginia literary and songwriting culture and to celebrate West Virginia’s birthday a day early on Friday, June 19 at 8:00 pm. Admission to the show is $10, and tickets may be purchased at, 304-292-3325, and at the MAC Lobby Desk.

The Travelin’ Appalachians Revue is a new literary collective based in Morgantown and organized by two of the featured performers on the tour, Tyler Grady and Howard Parsons. “Tales of Tribulations & Turpitude” marks the first major event for the music and writing collective. According to Parsons, the Revue is “an opportunity to spotlight the current moment in West Virginia’s underground music scene and writing community, while celebrating West Virginian heritage and pride.”

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MACmusic: Mother Brown Plays for Nepal

Mother Brown MorgantownOn Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 8 pm, Monongalia Arts Center (MAC) will host MACmusic: Mother Brown Plays for Nepal, a concert to benefit Oxfam America’s Nepal Earthquake Relief and Recovery Fund, in the Tanner Theatre. The concert has a $10 suggested minimum donation, all proceeds of which will go directly to Oxfam’s fund for Nepal.

The rock group – featuring Aaron Baughman and Erik Yoder on electric guitar, Jack Falbo on bass guitar, and Tony Vaglienti on drums – expresses, “We really want to support Oxfam in their aid to the people of Nepal after the tragic earthquake and thought playing a show in support would be fun for all.”

Erik Yoder, one of Mother Brown’s electric guitarists, adds, “I have had family members doing aid work in Nepal before, so this seemed right to be able to help out in some small way.”

On April 25, a devastating earthquake struck Nepal. To date, more than 7,500 have lost their lives, and the death toll is still climbing. According to Oxfam America – a global organization working to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and injustice – Oxfam aid workers are on the ground, providing clean water, latrines, and emergency shelter to people who can’t return to their damaged homes.

Yoder says about Oxfam America’s work, “Even when we cannot be on the ground, we can facilitate their work. Please donate whatever you can, by attending our benefit concert or by visiting Oxfam America’s website.”

Donations to Oxfam America’s Nepal Earthquake Relief and Recovery Fund are currently being accepted online here.

Aaron Baughman, an electric guitarist for Mother Brown, is a self-taught guitarist, songwriter, and musician with nearly 30 years of experience.

Jack Falbo, bass guitarist for Mother Brown, has been a musician for 30 years. He is from Follansbee, WV and now resides in Fairmont, WV. He started playing in the early 80s and has played many genres of music.

Tony Vaglienti, Mother Brown’s drummer, is a seasoned percussionist with nearly 30 years playing with extensive live stage experience. Vaglienti loves all genres but partial to classic & hard rock.

Erik Yoder, an electric guitarist for Mother Brown, has been playing music since high school. He lives in Morgantown and enjoys reading, playing Magic the Gathering and spending time with loved ones.

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