Highlights TV Show Features The Charleston Ballet and Upcoming Dracula Performance/Ball


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 HD MediaThe Media Center,  Jim Strawn & Company.

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The show taped and premiering at 8:30 p.m. on September 26, 2022 features the Charleston Ballet and the upcoming Dracual weekend scheduled for Octobe 7-9, 2022.

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We interviewed Erica Mani, CEO of American Red Cross Central Appalachia Region, and Jenny Parsons, Senior VP-Market Manager Treasury and Charleston Community President at Huntington National Bank.

We discussed the upcoming Charleston Ballet’s Dracula performance scheduled for Friday & Saturday, October 7th & 8th at the Clay Center in Charleston, WV.

The Charleston Ballet, the Official West Virginia State Ballet, was formed in 1956 by Andre Van Damme. A Belgian native, Van Damme achieved great success as the first star dancer with the Royal Opera. His vision was to provide stage experience in a professional atmosphere for West Virginia dancers and create a greater appreciation for the art of ballet. That vision still continues today under the artistic direction of Kim R. Pauley.

Erica discussed the natural partnership with the Charleston Ballet production of Dracula: The Seduction. Because of course, they both ‘want your blood’.

Erica also discussed the partnership in regards to Dracula’s Ball which is set for 9:00 – 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 8, 2022 after the performance at the Clay Center.

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Jenny talked about their commitment to the WV community. Huntington is proud to be a presenting sponsor for Dracula weekend brought to you be the Charleston Ballet.

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She discussed Huntington’s  Strategic Community Plan which reflects their commitment to strengthen small businesses and foster economic justice in under-resourced regions of our state. They are committing $40 billion over a 5-year time-span.

Jenny spoke with enthusiasm their partnership with the Charleston Ballet. And they are quite excited about the Dracula Ball.

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Both Erica & Jenny also talked about the Dracula Brunch on Sunday at Adelphia’s from 10:00 – 1:00. The owner of Adelphia’s, Deno Stanley, has offered 30% of all proceeds to go to the Charleston Ballet and the American Red Cross Central Appalachia Region.


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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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