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August 24, 2012
The Herald-Star

Crafters needed for fall festival in Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT - Crafters are needed for the annual Fall Craft and Food festival 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 29 at St. Paul Lutherin Church, 5681 National Road.

The indoor and outdoor event has more than 50 spaces available for crafters. Admission and parking are free. To reserve a booth, call Terra Moscato, at (304) 280-4005.

Civil War history event in Wellsville this weekend

WELLSVILLE - A replica of the casket of President Abraham Lincoln along with other Civil War lectures will take place Saturday and Sunday at the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Home, 509 Riverside Ave.

Sponsored by the Wellsville Historical Society, the weekend will feature the casket replica and a Civil War re-enactment camp by the 105 Ohio Re-enactors from Canton. At 2 p.m. Saturday, Matthew Watson of the funeral home will discuss embalming in the Civil War era and Lincoln's funeral, while at 2 p.m. Sunday Lincoln scholar Gary Kersey will discuss the Emancipation Proclamation.

For information, call (330) 385-3650.

Mingo Junction

author book-signing

MINGO JUNCTION - Author and Mingo Junction native resident Ron Mitchell will be signing copies of his new book "Broken Collar," published by Bottom Dog Press, at Aracoma Park in the shelter house near the tennis courts from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 8.

"Broken Collar" tells the story of a young priest in a working-class town and his return to the area.

Copies of the book will be available, and refreshments will be provided during the event.

Brooke Hills Playhouse to stage 'Leading Ladies'

WELLSBURG - The cast for the Brooke Hills Playhouse's final main stage production of the summer, Ken Ludwig's comic farce, "Leading Ladies," has been announced by director Russ Welch of Wellsburg.

The production will be staged 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Aug. 31-Sept. 1; and 2 p.m. Sunday and Sept. 2. For reservations and information, call (304) 737-3344.

"Leading Ladies" tells the story of Jack and Leo, two down-and-out British actors who find themselves performing "Scenes from Shakespeare" at a Moose Lodge in Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in a nearby town is about to die and leave her fortune to two long-lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her relatives to get the cash.

But Jack and Leo don't find out until they get to the woman's home town that the relatives aren't nephews, but nieces, so they become Maxine and Stephanie to make their scheme work.

Cliff Welch and Nick Oliveira, both of Wellsburg, are cast as Leo and Jack, respectively. Both actors have a long list of credits in Playhouse musicals, most recently in this season's "Zombie Prom."

Michelle Turner will portray Florence, the elderly target of the boys' con game. Turner is a veteran of community theater productions all over the Upper Ohio Valley, as well being part of the Ohio Valley Cloak and Dagger Company. Last season she directed "The Odd Couple for the playhouse.

Crystal Sharma of Wellsburg is cast as Florence's niece, Meg, who is dating a local minister, Duncan, played Steve Fournier of Weirton. Sharma is making her playhouse debut with "Leading Ladies," but Fournier has appeared in many playhouse productions. This spring he directed "Annie Get Your Gun" for Weirton Madonna High School

Veteran playhouse actor and director Rob DeSantis of Follansbee will play the part of Doc, Florence's physician. DeSantis directed "The Dixie Swim Club" earlier in the season.

Tess Kowalski of Burgettstown is cast as Audrey, Florence's air-headed part-time aide, with whom Jack falls in love. Kowalski, who has a long list of credits at Burgettstown High School, was seen most recently seen at the Playhouse in last summer's "Into the Woods."

Another Burgettstown resident and Burgettstown High alumnus, Branden Barish, is cast as Butch, a slow-witted athlete also enamored of Audrey. Barish also had a role in "Into the Woods," as well at this year's production of "The Ugly Duckling" at the playhouse.

While the Playhouse summer season will end with "Leading Ladies," preparations are underway for a fall production of Richard O'Brien's musical comedy, "The Rocky Horror Show," to be presented 8 p.m. Oct. 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27; and midnight Oct. 20 and 27. That show will be directed by Pete Fernbaugh of Weirton.

Because of The Rocky Horror Show's" dialog and subject matter, no one under 17 will be admitted unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Tickets for Brooke Hills Playhouse non-musical plays are $10 for adults, $8 for students, senior citizens and groups, and $6 for children younger than 12. Musicals are $12 for adults, $10 for students, senior citizens and groups, and $8 for children younger than 12. For information and reservations, call (304) 737-3344.

Farmstead open as part of Cost of Freedom celebration

GLEN DALE - The Cockayne Farmstead, 1111 Wheeling Ave., will be open for public tours from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., today through Saturday as part of the Cost of Freedom event being held in Moundsville this weekend.

"By doing so, we honor the World War II military service of Sam Cockayne and his brother John, both of whom had grown up in the stately farmhouse," Thomas Tarowsky, program director, Cockayne Farmstead Preservation Project, said.

The cost for the tour is $4 per person, and children ages 6 and younger are admitted free. A $1 per person discount is being offered by coupon. The coupons are being distributed by the Marshall County Tourism committee.

Inducted into the Army in 1942, Sam Cockayne served in the 75th Joint Assault Signal Company, earning seven bronze battle stars as a radio operator in the Central and South Pacific.

The 75th was involved in amphibious operations against the Japanese throughout the War. Younger brother John served as a payroll clerk in the U. S. Army's 26th Infantry Division. The 26th arrived in France shortly after D-Day, and was in Czechoslovakia at the end of the War.

Retzer, Chrisagis

Brothers at

St. Clairsville Amphitheater

ST. CLAIRSVILLE - Ron Retzer and the Chrisagis Brothers will be performing at the St. Clairsville Amphitheater, 102 Fair Ave., beginning at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.

All were invited for a night of fun and patriotism. These three men have been friends for years and when they perform it turns out to be a magical evening. Retzer has been known for years as a musicians' musician. The Chrisagis Brothers have just been nominated for a Heritage Award for best Christian duo of the year. The brothers new Christian CD will be available next month. For information, call Kevin Barr, at (740) 317-4613.

The Hillbilly Way coming to Consol Energy Park

WASHINGTON, Pa. - It's been more than four years but the wait is over, as six former members of the most popular county music band from Pittsburgh reunite and become The Hillbilly Way for a Saturday performance at at Consol Energy Park.

The name The Hillbilly Way may not be familiar to fans but the music is, with favorites like "Mr. Right Now," "One Night in New Orleans" and "Promised Land." Many of the band's songs - which includes former members of the Povertyneck Hillbillies - became a way of life for their legion of fans, and they are ready to crank it up once again. The band includes Abby Abbondanza, lead vocals; David Guthrie, lead guitar; Jeff Volek, bass; Dave Cramer, keys and vocals; Ryan Lucotch, drums; and Bob Crafton, steel and electric guitar, will be on stage and doing it the hillbilly way again. They will be joined by guest fiddle player John Parrendo.

"This is a long time coming and it will be great to see old and new friends," said Abbondanza. "We have been working on this for more than a year, and we have a few surprises in store for the fans. This is way more than just a reunion for us. We want people to come early, reunite with friends and the band and make a day of it. We plan to be out in the parking lot with everyone the day of the show to spend as much time with people as possible."

Parking lots will open at 3 p.m. for a tailgate party, and gates open at 4 p.m., with performances starting at 4:30 p.m. by the Steve Smith Band, Ruff Creek, Vanessa Campagna and then The Hillbilly Way.

The Hillbilly Way recently signed a recording contract with Pittsburgh- area label Rhythm House Studios, and the band also released its single "My Kinda Sunday Drive."

For information, visit www.hillbillyway.com or call the Consol Energy Park box office, at (724) 250-9555. Tickets also are available by calling 800-745-3000 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com

Oak Ridge Boys

coming to Wheeling

WHEELING - The Oak Ridge Boys are coming for a performance at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Capitol Theatre for the first time since the Capitol Music Hall days.

The band's four-part harmonies and upbeat songs have spawned dozens of country hits and a No. 1 pop smash, as well as a Grammy and other awards. The band brings four decades of chart singles and 50 years of tradition to the Wheeling-based stage.

The show is being hosted by Spotlight Productions, and Wheeling's own Joseph Sisters open the show. For tickets and information, call (304) 233-4470 or go online to www.ticketmaster.com.

Rock and roll, do wop

show coming to Wheeling

WHEELING - Rock, Roll and Doo Wop Vol. IV, presented by Progressive Bank, is coming to the Capitol Theatre for a show beginning at 7 p.m. Oct. 27.

The show, produced by Spotlight Productions, will feature the Contours, the Dovels, Eddie Holman, the Orlons and Bill Haley's Comets. Tickets for the show are on sale now at the Wesbanco Arena box office; by calling (304) 233-4470; or online at www.ticketmaster.com

Rick Witkowski at Carnegie Science Center, Saturday

PITTSBURGH - Rick Witkowski of the B.E. Taylor Group and Kelsey Friday will take the stage as part of Carnegie Science Center's acoustic performance series.

Free with general admission to the Science Center, acoustic performances are held from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Sonic Acoustic Stage, presented by Dollar Bank in cooperation with WDVE-FM throughout the run of the traveling exhibit: GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World.

Witkowski is a guitarist, songwriter, producer and recording engineer. He is the co-founder of Crack the Sky, the critically acclaimed band that earned rave reviews from Rolling Stone magazine and The New York Times.

Friday of Kelsey Friday and the Rest of the Week is a singer/songwriter who calls herself a "rocker mom." Inspired by her two young sons, Friday writes lyrics that are geared toward kids, but her music still has an alternative rock sound. Friday also is former lead singer of Brownie Mary, which had a following in the Pittsburgh area.

Acoustic performances are among a variety of special events presented in conjunction with GUITAR, which traces the instrument's vast history over the past 400 years and showcases more than 60 models, ranging from the early sitars of the Middle Ages to modern-day electric guitars.

Visitors also can learn about the history and evolution of the American guitar with presenters Dick Boak and Craig Thatcher from Martin Guitar on Saturday and Sunday at the center.

The program, to be presented 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday, is free with general admission.

Through Boak's presentation, audiences will gain an understanding of why guitars are built and shaped specific ways, as well as learn the history of the 180-year-old C.F. Martin & Co., familiarly known as Martin Guitar. Thatcher will intersperse virtuoso performances on a variety of priceless and historical acoustic guitars from the Martin Museum collection.

GUITAR, running through Sept. 30, is free with general admission. For information, go to www.CarnegieScienceCenter.org. Carnegie Science Center is at 1 Allegheny Ave.

Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village open

AVELLA - The Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village Washington County is a fun and unique idea for a family day trip or last-minute getaway.

Meadowcroft, part of the Senator John Heinz History Center's museum system and a Smithsonian affiliate, is a National Historic Landmark and the oldest site of human habitation in North America.

Highlights include:

Meadowcroft Rockshelter - The rockshelter has provided archaeologists with a rare glimpse into the lives of the first people to arrive in the New World, dating back 16,000 years. With recent renovations to the rockshelter's enclosure, visitors can see evidence of tools and campfires made by the nation's earliest inhabitants.

Upper Ohio Valley Village - Visitors can experience elements of everyday family life in the 19th century, such as watching a blacksmith forge red-hot iron or enjoying fresh-baked bread from the open hearth. Children will enjoy walking across the covered bridge, taking a lesson in the one-room schoolhouse or learning to spin wool into yarn.

Monongahela Indian Village - Visitors can explore the interior of a wigwam, see carefully recreated prehistoric artifacts, and try their hand at using the atlatl, a type of prehistoric spear thrower.

New 18th century Frontier Village - New this year, Meadowcroft features two 1770-era structures that help spotlight the similarities and differences between the everyday lives of European settlers and American Indians in the Upper Ohio Valley.

New Self-Guided Nature Trail - Also new this summer is a self-guided trail with informational signs on the Meadowcroft property that provide visitors with a walking trail loop through the woods.

Visitors can learn how the forest served as the supermarket, pharmacy, clothing store and much more to American Indians.

Screen tests at Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH - The Andy Warhol Museum announced a new interactive experience that allows visitors to participate in a recreation of Andy Warhol's process of filming a screen test.

This interactive experience is prominently located within the museum's film and video galleries on the sixth floor, where Warhol's Screen Tests are on permanent display.

Between 1964 and 1966, Warhol created almost 500 of these film portraits of famous and anonymous visitors to his studio, including Salvador Dali, Dennis Hopper and Edie Sedgwick. Warhol filmed his subjects using a stationary, Bolex camera loaded with 100-foot rolls of black-and-white. 16 millimeter film. Sitters were instructed to sit still for about three minutes, the length of time it took for the roll of film to run through the camera. He later projected the silent Screen Tests in slow motion, thereby extending their duration to four minutes and imbuing them with a dreamlike stillness. During the 1960s, these films were rarely shown in public but were often shown at the factory.

In a gallery reminiscent of Warhol's Silver Factory studio, museum visitors are invited to create their own screen test utilizing a computer touch screen, a movable backdrop, a specially modified vintage camera and twin studio lights. Upon completion, the visitor's screen test is transformed digitally from real time to slow motion and pushed to the Internet, where their work of art will be available on a custom webpage. The screen test then can be shared on various social media channels. The Screen Test Interactive project was created by the Warhol team with help from Pittsburgh-based technology startup Interbots and designer Michael Johnson and developer Evan Tahler.

The project will be open during regular museum business hours. For information, go to www.screentest.warhol.org

Bruce Springsteen and

band coming to Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH - Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will hit the Consol Energy Center at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27.

Tickets range from $68 to $98 and go on sale Friday at www.livenation.com; all Ticketmaster outlets; by calling (800) 745-300; or at the Consol Energy Center box office.

'Jersey Boys' coming to Benedum Center Sept. 4-23

PITTSBURGH - The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical "Jersey Boys" is the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

The musical will make its much-anticipated return to Pittsburgh to play the Benedum Center Sept. 4-23.

The musical is the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons - Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the story of how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide, all before they were 30 years old.

For tickets and information, visit www.Trustarts.org; or call (412) 456-4800.

Temptations coming to Mountaineer, Chester

CHESTER - Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort will feature legendary Motown and R&B group the Temptations in one show in The Harv on Sept. 29.

The history of the Temptations is the history of contemporary American pop. An essential component of the original Motown machine, the group began its musical life in Detroit in the early 1960s. An avalanche of hits followed, included "The Way You Do the things You Do," "My Girl," "It's Growing," "Since I Lost My Baby," "Get Ready," "Ain't Too Proud to Beg," "Beauty Is Only Skin Deep," "I Wish It Would Rain," Runaway Child," "Cloud Nine," "I Can't Get Next to You," "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" and "Psychedelic Shack."

For more than 50 years, the Temptations have prospered, propelling popular music with a series of smash hits and sold-out performances throughout the world. Today, the stellar Temps line-up consists of Otis Williams, Ron Tyson, Terry Weeks, Joe Herndon and Bruce Williamson.

Tickets are general admission by section and start at just $20. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at www.MOREatMountaineer.com, www.etix.com, at Mountaineer's players club or by calling (800) 80-40-HOT extension 8297.

Brazilian artist Beatriz

Milhazes display at Carnegie Museum of Art

PITTSBURGH - The Carnegie Museum of Art presents Natural History, its 69th forum series installment, through Oct. 14 in the Forum Gallery, situated at the nexus of the Museum of Art and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

The exhibit explores how contemporary artists respond to nature.

Organized by Dan Byers, the Richard Armstrong Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Natural History showcases more than two dozen contemporary artworks in a variety of media from the museum collection, including several that are on view for the first time. For Byers, the physical location is the ideal venue to explore these two ways of knowing and navigating the world. While the Museum of Natural History's scientific narratives display, clarify and explain nature, the artworks in "Natural History" are obscure, reveling in the complexity.

The exhibition also marks the museum's debut of Valeska Soares's "Horizontes," a grand-scale work consisting of repurposed wooden boxes, aligned to create a horizon more than 40 feet long. "Horizontes," which was acquired in 2010, reflects the museum's growing engagement with Latin American art, a particular interest of director Lynn Zelevansky. Hanging nearby, fellow Brazilian Beatriz Milhazes's organic painting "Nazareth des Farinhas" pulses with color.

"Natural History" seeks to foster unexpected relationships in the interplay of these artworks, each responding to questions posed by the ways in which human beings interact with their environments. As part of this cross-disciplinary experience, scientists at Carnegie Museum of Natural History have responded in kind, placing and interpreting replicas of the same artworks in their own galleries.

New exhibit at Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH - Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World's Fairs, 1851-1939, a co-production of the Carnegie Museums of Art and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, will open Oct. 13 in Pittsburgh.

Co-curated by Jason T. Busch, chief curator, and Alan G. and Jane A. Lehman, curator of decorative arts and design at Carnegie Museum of Art, and Catherine L. Futter, the Helen Jane and R. Hugh "Pat" Uhlmann Curator of Decorative Arts at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Inventing the Modern World showcases more than 200 art objects assembled from European and American collections.

Carnegie Museum of Art will supplement the traveling portion of this exhibition with its own objects from fairs, making it the largest venue of the four-city tour, which also includes the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Mint Museum in Charlotte, N.C.

Pittsburgh is represented in the exhibition, notably by the Westinghouse "Radio Broadcasting Panel" shown at the 1933 Century of Progress International Exposition in Chicago. Featuring a world map with expanding circles, it illustrates the central importance of the United States, and especially KDKA Pittsburgh, the world's first commercial radio station. It reads "Radio Broadcasting As Initiated By KDKA Has Made The Whole World A Neighborhood 1920." Westinghouse used innovative materials to promote the company's products of mass communication, in this instance, Micarta - a new laminate composed of canvas, paper and fiberglass - with accompanying designs in aluminum and steel.

A full-color catalogue, written by international scholars of 19th and 20th century decorative arts and co-published by Skira Rizzoli, accompanies the exhibition.

Whistler exhibit at Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH -The Carnegie Museum of Art has 80 prints and drawings currently being exhibited by James Abbot McNeill Whistler on display in the exhibit Whistler and Rebellion in the Art World.

Organized by associate curator of fine arts Amanda Zehnder, the exhibit explores Whistler's defiance of artistic conventions, and his insistence on the importance of "art for art's sake." The museum holds a substantial collection of Whistler's prints, which have not been on view since 1998.

Deliberately provocative and controversy-seeking, Whistler maintained a contentious stance toward other artists, critics, academics, viewers and patrons. At the core of his disputes with critics was Whistler's assertion of a pure aesthetic experience, removed from moral lessons and context. To Whistler, only beauty, form, tone, color and line mattered.

His most radical works approached abstraction, and his critical voice and philosophies about the function of art paved the way for later abstract art movements. His book, "The Gentle Art of Making Enemies," records his debates with at critics and other intellectuals. Whistler's standoff with the art world of his day came to a head in 1878 when he sued academic artist John Ruskin over a scathing critical review of one of Whistler's paintings.

"This exhibition showcases Whistler's beautiful etchings, lithographs, and paintings as he intended them to be seen - as aesthetic objects to be appreciated solely for their visual qualities, and not primarily for their subject matter," said Zehnder.

Carnegie Museum of Art engaged Whistler shortly after its foundation in 1895; he served on several advisory boards for Carnegie International exhibitions between 1897 and 1903. Between 1896 and 1907, posthumously, Whistler exhibited 12 works of art at Carnegie Internationals.

Shaker Woods Festival upcoming

COLUMBIANA - The Shaker Woods Festival is celebrating its 30th year this Saturday and Sunday.

Shopping, food and entertainment are featured during this six-day event. The Shaker Woods Festival, founded to honor the 18th Century Shaker community, offers more than 200 craftspeople, representing artists and crafts from all across the country.

The Shaker community was a group of industrious and devout people whose inventions include the washing machine, spinning wheel and flat broom, as well as clothespins and packaged seeds. Shaker furniture is known for its simple, beautiful lines and fine workmanship.

Each juried craftsperson, dressed in Shaker period clothing, offers his/her wares in a cool, manicured, wooded area. The level grounds feature crushed gravel footpaths for easy walking and access from acres of free parking.

Crafters demonstrate their unique skills without the use of modern conveniences - not even electricity. The diverse crafts include basket weaving, blacksmithing, broommaking, leather work, paintings, pottery, quilts, custom garden stones, plants, toys, jewelry and woodwork. The items for sale range from small miniatures to rooms of custom-made furniture and hand-carved masterpieces. Some of the crafters exhibit only at the Shaker Woods Festival.

An extensive selection of food also is available, from soups and sandwiches to complete meals - some cooked over an open fire. Snack foods and desserts also are available.

Entertainment, from bluegrass to cloggers, is featured on all two stages throughout the festival.

Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Daily general admission tickets are $7 for adults and will be sold at the gate. Children age 12 and younger are admitted free of charge. No pets or alcoholic beverages are permitted on the grounds. Children's strollers are not recommended.

Shaker Woods grounds are at 44337 County Line Road in Columbiana.

Care Bear bash coming to Toonseum

PITTSBURGH -The Care Bears 30th Birthday Ball will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Toonseum, 945 Liberty Ave.

The event will include face painting, balloon making, coloring and maze stations, complimentary popcorn, pin the rainbow on the Care Bear games, Care Bears movie screening, prizes, games and a dance party hosted by 10-year-old DJ Wiley.

The birthday ball is hosted by a child board of directors. Those attending are invited to visit the museum's exhibit "Care Bears: 30 Years of Caring ... and Hugs," featuring original art.

The event is open to all ages and admission is $10 per child and $5 for parents.

Travis Tritt coming to Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort

CHESTER - Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort will feature award-winning artist Travis Tritt at 8 p.m. Sept. 1 in the Harv.

Tritt has a gutsy, outlaw image that distinguishes him from the pack of other male country artists.

Tritt's unique style has garnered him a string of No. 1 hits, including "Help Me Hold On," "Anymore," "Can I Trust You With My Heart," "Foolish Pride" and "Best of Intentions." His album "It's All About to Change" was certified as a three-time, multi-platinum album and his highest peaking album on Billboard. Tritt's first, third and fourth albums, "Country Club," "T-R-O-U-B-L-E," "Ten Feet Tall" and "Bulletproof," are all certified double platinum. "While The Restless Kind," "Down the Road I Go" and his "Greatest Hits: From the Beginning" albums are all certified platinum. Over the course of his career, Tritt has sold about 12 million records in the U.S., according to the RIAA, with press statements for Tritt estimating his overall sales at 25 million.

Tickets are general admission by section and begin at $20. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at www.MOREatMountaineer.com, etix.com; at Mountaineer's players club; or by calling (800) 80-40-HOT extension 8297.

Keith Sweat coming to Mountaineer

CHESTER - Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort will feature legendary R&B singer Keith Sweat in the Harv at 8 p.m. Friday.

A renowned performer, songwriter, recording artist, producer and father of four, Keith Sweat has more than two decades in music. Many of Sweat's albums, such as "I Want Her," "I'll Give All My Love To You," "Keep It Coming" and "Keith Sweat" have debuted and hit top spots on the charts. Sweat's "I Want Her" and "Twisted" both topped the charts at No. 2, while "Nobody" topped the charts at No. 3 respectively. Sweat's latest album, "Til the Morning" was released in November. Sweat is currently host of the nationally syndicated radio program "The Keith Sweat Hotel," which is heard on more than 50 stations.

One of Sweat's latest projects is the Dru Hill reality show, "Keith Sweat's Platinum House," as well as his relationship book titled "Make It Last Forever: The Do's and the Don't's," which is scheduled to be released this year.

Tickets are general admission by section and start at $20. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at www.MOREatMountaineer.com, etix.com, at Mountaineer's players club or by calling (800) 80-40-HOT, extension 8297.

 
 

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