ELKINS – The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College will present an online concert in collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., at 4 p.m. Tuesday, September 22. The presentation is part of “Arts Across America,” a concert series sponsored by Facebook that features musicians from across the country in live concerts for online audiences. The Kennedy Center chose the Augusta Heritage Center as the curator for the West Virginia concert because of the organization’s longtime dedication to elevating regional traditional arts as well as the recent strides that they have taken to provide online arts programming. Augusta, in turn, chose Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia, as the filming location for the concert in order to highlight that organization’s work promoting West Virginia artists. The concert, titled “West Virginia Voices,” will feature Doris “Lady D” Fields of Beckley and Bob Thompson of Charleston, as well as Ginny Hawker and Emily Miller of Elkins. The musical genres will span blues, gospel, country, Primitive Baptist and old-time. This concert is part of Augusta’s virtual event series for the upcoming fall and winter seasons. Cultural sessions, concerts and music-making events will take place every other Tuesday and will feature a wide variety of topics and musical genres. For a complete listing of events, visit augustaartsandculture.org. The “Arts Across America” concert will stream live on Augusta’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/AugustaHeritageCenter on Tuesday, September 22 at 4 p.m. EDT. An archived version of the concert can be found on Augusta’s Facebook page as well as at the Kennedy Center website, www.kennedy-center.org.

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