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Cultural Center to bring back popular Brown Bag Concert series

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History will host a week of brown bag concerts Dec. 5-9, 2005, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Cultural Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston. Music lovers are invited to bring a lunch and enjoy the music in the Great Hall. The concerts, part of the annual Holiday Celebration at the Cultural Center, are free and open to the public.

On Monday, Dec. 5, visitors can hear the jazz and blues tunes of The Random Order String Band. Tuesday, Dec. 6, will feature the band Alan Griffith and the Cheap Beats, which specializes in folk rock and Americana music. The traditional music of Jenny Allinder and Robin Kessinger will enliven the Wednesday, Dec. 7, lunch hour. The classic country band I-79 will be showcased on Thursday, Dec. 8, and rounding out the week of concerts is the jazz and blues band Runny Water on Friday, Dec. 9.

Visitors also can see the West Virginia Juried Exhibition 2005, which is on display in the Balcony, Lobby and Art galleries. The show, presented biennially, features 124 pieces of art created by West Virginia artists and craftspeople. The exhibit will remain on display through Jan. 29, 2006.

For more information about the Brown Bag Concert Series or the Holiday Celebration, call (304) 558-0162.

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, brings together the state’s past, present and future through programs and services in the areas of archives and history, the arts, historic preservation and museums. Visit the Division’s website at www.wvculture.org for more information about programs of the Division. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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