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January 11, 2012
The Herald-Star

Weirton to hold

auditions for 'Grease'

WEIRTON - The Weirton Community Players will hold auditions for "Grease" at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Drama Direct Studios located at 3520 Pennsylvania Ave.

Those auditioning should have a two-minute monologue and a song with an instrumental CD.

Teenaged boys and girls and men and women are needed. There are acting, dancing and singing roles.

The community players accepts auditions from throughout the Tri-State Area. For information, call (304) 723-2222.

Dinner theater to benefit 4-H

WELLSBURG - Mystery Theatre Unlimited will present the original comedy murder mystery, "The Maltese Ferret," with a portion of proceeds going to the Brooke County 4-H program, on Jan. 21 at Staffileno's on the River.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with the show to start at 7 p.m. The cost is $30 for the show and dinner, with admission limited to those 18 and older.

Reservations should be made no later than Friday by calling Liz Gatts at (304) 737-3666 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The Word of God exhibit

at Andy Warhol Museum

PITTSBURGH - The Word of God: Jeffrey Vallance features Vallance's creations of religious-inspired artwork, and runs at the Andy Warhol Museum through Feb. 5.

Vallance creates objects, installations, performance and curatorial works. Some of his past projects have included traveling throughout Polynesia in search of the origin of the myth of Tiki; creating a Richard Nixon Museum; and traveling to the Vatican, Turin and Italy to study Christian relics.

It is Vallance's interest in the relics and religion that brings his work to the Word of God exhibition series. Featured in the exhibition are Valence's the Vallance Bible, Jesus Exegesis; Three Beatific Visions; and the Gospel According to Jeffery. These series of writings are based on Vallance's personal experiences, spiritual upbringing and studies. The exhibition also will include a selection of his reliquary objects.

Vallance has a vast historical and cultural knowledge of the tradition of relics. Raised as a Lutheran, he was taught how such objects were inventions for "silly folk," but today believes differently.

"They are among the most beautiful and wondrous art objects created by humankind," added Vallance.

His reliquaries, like Warhol's Time Capsules, store and revere mementos of travel, superstars, products and kitsch; from the plastic animals excavated from his backyard as a child in 1958 to the Vallance family Lutheran Catechism or a tuft of green shag carpet from Elvis Presley's house in Graceland.

Located in Pittsburgh, the place of Andy Warhol's birth, the Warhol is one of the most comprehensive single-artist museums in the world. The Andy Warhol Museum is one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. For information, go to or call (412) 237-8300.

The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays; and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays. The museum is closed Mondays. Admission is free for members; $15 for adults; $9 for seniors; and $8 for children and students.

Seven Springs focusing

on urban snowboarding

SEVEN SPRINGS - Changing the game of urban snowboarding, Seven Springs Mountain Resort is proud to present the Streets at Seven Springs - a park dedicated to urban snowboarding, featuring an on-mountain replica of urban riding at its best.

Pulling inspiration from the surrounding area of Pittsburgh, the Streets brings a whole new meaning to urban snowboarding.

Urban snowboarding is supposed to be fun and accessible, but when riders can't find the right features the ability to actually enjoy it becomes limited. This is where Seven Springs and the Streets come in. The Streets offers a wide array of rails, ledges, gaps and wall rides, all built with the look and feel of riding in a city.

Since 2004, Seven Springs has been committed to developing and growing its terrain parks. In addition to the existing six parks and more than 70 features, the Streets is to be the most innovative urban setup created. Due to its hard work and dedication toward these efforts, Seven Springs has been nationally recognized as the 2011-12 No. 1 terrain park on the East Coast.

The grand opening of the Streets is scheduled for Jan. 19. For information, call (800) 452-2223 or go to

Comedians coming to

cultural center

WEIRTON - Pittsburgh comics Bill Crawford and Lee Terbosic will be performing Jan. 21 at the Serbian-American Cultural Center, 1000 Colliers Way.

The doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show begins at 8 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres are included, and a cash bar will be available. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased by calling (304) 723-7153.

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