Highlights TV Show Features FestivALL’s Goodnight Celebration

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Highlights is a 30 minute weekly TV show featuring organizations, events, grass-roots efforts and people who move our state and community forward in a positive way.

The show is a collaboration with Kanawha County Schools, Suddenlink Communications and Jim Strawn & Company.

The show airs daily at 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Suddenlink’s channel 17.

The show airing December 19, 2019 – December 30, 2019 highlights the Goodnight Celebration.

We interviewed Maria Belcher, Executive Director, FestivALL. They orchestrate the annual Goodnight Celebration.

She talked about the planning for this and why it has become such a New Year’s Eve tradition in Charleston.

GoodNight is Charleston’s family friendly New Year’s Eve celebration. It returns for its 25th year this New Year’s Eve with music, dance and a good time for all.

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All performances are FREE to attend.

FestivALL is pleased to partner with Craig & Amanda Hinchman, City of Charleston, KRT, Printing Press, Jim Strawn & Company and  hundreds of volunteer performers and more to present the 2019 GoodNight celebration in downtown Charleston.

We also interviewed Grace Javins from the newly formed group Affinity. They are made up of 3 16-year girls. They perform at 9:00 p.m. in the Little Theater that evening.

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Enjoy performances by local chorus groups, bands, ballet ensembles, the WVSO and WV Youth Symphony, and many more individual and ensemble artists. And it’s all absolutely FREE!

Baptist Temple – Fellowship Hall
209 Morris St.

  • 6 & 8pm Presby Pickers
  • 7 & 9pm Appalachian Celtic Consort

Baptist Temple-Sanctuary
209 Morris St.

  • 6 & 8pm Kanawha Kordsman
  • 7 & 9pm Harmony ReChoired

Christ Church United Methodist – Sanctuary
1221 Quarrier St.

  • 6 & 8 WomanSong
  • 7 & 9 Sweet Caroline

Christ Church United Methodist – Chapel
1221 Quarrier St.

  • 6 & 8 pm Roger Rabalais
  • 7 & 9 pm Ed Pauley and Friends

Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center – Little Theater

  • 6 pm River City Youth Ballet Ensemble
  • 7pm “An Evening of Josh Groban and Classic Rock”
    Jonathan Tucker (Vocal) with Mark Scarpelli (Piano) and a String Quintet (Alasha Al-Quidwah, Molly Lynn Page, Jeff Lipscomb, Dean Pauley, Eli Chambers)
  • 8pm “Moonage Daydream: The Bowie Songbook”
    Ryan Hardiman (Vocal) with Mark Scarpelli (Piano) and a String Quintet (Alasha Al-Quidwah, Molly Lynn Page, Jeff Lipscomb, Dean Pauley, Eli Chambers)
  • 9pm Affinity

First Presbyterian Church – Activities Building
16 Leon Sullivan Way

  • 6-10pm”It’s Midnight Somewhere” with FOOTMAD
    9-9:45pm “Ocean Liner Dancing” This will include recorded music and swing dancing and waltzing.

St. Marks United Methodist Church – Chapel
900 Washington St., East

  • 6pm St. Marks Steel Drums
  • 7pm & 9pm Makenna Hope
  • 8pm Rose Perry

St. Marks United Methodist Church – Sanctuary
900 Washington St., East

  • 6pm & 8pm Martin Luther King Jr. Male Chorus
  • 7pm Appalachian Children’s Chorus
  • 9pm Rose Perry

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
1600 Kanawha Blvd., East

  • 6 & 8pm Almost Heaven Dulcimer Club
  • 7 & 9pm Albert Perrone

If you would like to learn more about the Highlights TV Show, contact Host and Executive Producer Jim Strawn at 304-541-4756.

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