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2017 West Virginia Book Festival

Headlining this year’s event will be: Oct. 26: McCreight Lecture at Cultural Center - Azar Nafisi - 7:30 PM. Oct. 27: R. L. Stine, children's author - 7:30 PM Oct. 28 - West Virginia Authors: Sharyn McCrumb - 3:30 PM; Candance Nelson - 10 AM; Carter Taylor Seaton - 10 AM; Patricia Harman - 11:30 AM; Marc Harshman and Anna Egan Smucker - 1 PM. Oct. 28: Joe Hill - 11:30 AM; Nicola Yoon - 1 PM; Henry Winkler - 3 PM This year’s book festival will also play host to several workshops, the Kanawha County Public Library Annual Used Book Sale, the Marketplace with authors and book-related vendors, and the “Word Play” area for children."

Classic, Country and Rock & Roll

ADMISSION:Adults - $25; $30 at door | Student/Senior - $20; $25 at door Classic, Country and Rock ‘n Roll will be a mixed-bill performance featuring POULENC PIANO CONCERTO, a contemporary work created in the classic style; SQUARE DANCE, a bluegrass piece of "toe-tapping fun" choreographed to Senator Robert C. Byrd's fiddle music; and a new rock 'n roll ballet! Dancers from the Columbia Classical Ballet will join the Charleston Ballet for an evening of great dance entertainment! Two shows: Oct. 20 and Oct. 21

Toby Mac Hits Deep Tour

With more than 11 million units in career sales and a whopping seven GRAMMY® Awards, TobyMac's career continues on the fast track. His most recent studio album,THIS IS NOT A TEST garnered a GRAMMY® Award, Billboard Music Award nomination and a high marking debut at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200. Each one of his previous five studio solo projects have achieved Gold certification, a first for an artist in the history of his label, Capitol Christian Music Group. Among those honored with Gold certification,EYE ON IT, which debuted atop the Billboard 200, only the third ever Christian album to do so. His previous live DVD,ALIVE & TRANSPORTED, is RIAA Certified platinum and received a GRAMMY® award. HITS DEEP LIVE, his newest LIVE CD/DVD will be available on Nov. 18. Admission varies.

Gaither Christmas Homecoming

Gaither Christmas Homecoming 2016 The Award Winning Gaither Vocal band Featuring multi-grammy winner Bill Gaither with Wes Hampton, David Phelps, Adam Crabb and Todd Suttles With Special Guests Mark Lowry, Charlotte Ritchie, Gene McDonald, The Issacs, Buddy Green, The Martins, Jeff Taylor, Kevin Williams, Matthew Holt, Greg Ritchie and Kevin Moore.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra – The Ghosts of Christmas Eve

Paul O'Neill launched a project in 1996 that over the past 20 years has become a critically-acclaimed, multi-platinum, musical powerhouse: Trans-Siberian Orchestra. The progressive rock group's record-setting "rock theater" tours sell out venues year after year and have cemented TSO's status as a must-attend, multi-generational, holiday tradition. Now, TSO's creator/lyricist/composer O'Neill is proud to announce that in its Platinum anniversary year, the group is bringing back its treasured tale, "The Ghosts of Christmas Eve," to 61 cities across North America beginning on November 17th and concluding, after 105 shows, with special New Year's Eve performances in Seattle and Cleveland (see below for a full itinerary). TSO's Winter Tour 2016 is presented nationally by the Hallmark Channel.

Sesame Street Live

Join the Sesame Street family for a night of fun in their quest to making a new friend!