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VC Boutique Presents Bal Masque: Élégance et de Mystère

VC Boutique Presents Bal Masque: Élégance et de Mystère

VC boutique is proud to host our 6th Annual Fall Fashion Runway Show in Downtown Huntington, WV. This year’s event, consisting of a cocktail hour providing spirits & hors d’oeuvres followed by a Fashion Runway Show & live music from local band, The Dividends.

 

In lieu of this year's theme, we encourage guests to wear masquerade masks. This is not a ball so feel free to wear whatever strikes your fancy, something fit for a night out or cocktail event.

 

This year we have teamed up with The Marshall Artists Series & Keith Albee Performing Arts Center. Regarded as one of West Virginia's most distinctive landmarks, Huntington's Keith-Albee Theatre was built by the Greater Huntington Theatre Corporation in 1928. Today, the theatre is owned and operated by the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center Foundation. The Keith-Albee's importance to the community and region remains enormous as it continues to feature a range of outstanding national and local productions and film festivals. It is also a popular setting for benefits, conferences and weddings. The Marshall Artists Series brings top performers to the Tri-State area season after season. They are a vital part of the community’s history & future.

 

*100% of ticket proceeds will benefit the Marshall Artists Series. Your ticket purchase is tax deductible.*

 

To check in, we will have a list of all names, just bring photo id at the door & we will pull up all tickets purchased under that name.

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Pulitzer Prize winner Doris Kearns Goodwin will discuss her upcoming new book, Leadership in Turbulent Times (releasing Sept. 18, 2018) which is a culmination of five decades of work in presidential history.

Fall 2018 International Film Festival

Fall 2018 International Film Festival

5:30 PM: Back to Burgundy France | In French with English Subtitles

Three siblings reunite at their home in Burgundy when their father falls ill. Jean, Juliette and Jérémie were all trained by their father on the production of wine. Juliette and Jérémie stayed closed to home as adults, while Jean took a different path. He travelled the world, buying a vineyard in Australia with his girlfriend and must now come to terms with the past and his relationships. The siblings must reconnect and work together to preserve the land that ties their family together.

 

7:30 PM: Loveless Russion | In Russion with English Subtitles

The marriage of Boris and Zhenya is in the final stages of a vicious divorce. The couple has a 12-year-old son, Alyosha whom neither want to claim. At such an unhappy time, Alyosha begins to feel he is unwanted and an intolerable burden to his parents. His parents are unaware he hears every argument and insult between the two. In the midst of this challenging time, Alyosha disappears.

 

$10 Per Film. Please purchase film tickets at the door. 

Fall 2018 International Film Festival

Fall 2018 International Film Festival

11:00 AM: RBG USA | In English

A look at the life and work of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. RBG has become unexpectedly prominent within pop culture. The unique journey of Ginsburg’s rise to the nation’s highest court has been widely unknown, until now. The film presents a biographical depiction of Ginsburg’s life from her birth in Brooklyn, NY to her rise in politics.

 

5:30 PM: A Fantastic Woman Chile | In Spanish with English Subtitles

Academy Award®-winning A FANTASTIC WOMAN is the story of Marina, a waitress and singer, and Orlando, an older man, who are in love and planning for the future. After Orlando suddenly falls ill and dies, Marina is forced to confront his family and society, and to fight again to show them who she is: complex, strong, forthright, fantastic.

 

7:30 PM: Angels Wear White Chian | In Madarin with English Subtitles

Mia is a teenager who works as a cleaner at a motel in a small seaside town. Two 12-year-old schoolgirls are assaulted at the motel by a middle-aged man and Mia is the only witness, as she was working reception the night the assault took place. Mia keeps quiet of the events, in fear that she will lose her job. One of the victims, Wen finds that her troubles have only just begun. Mia and Wen must fight to find their way out of a world that offers no safety.

 

$10 Per Film. Please purchase film tickets at the door. 

Fall 2018 International Film Festival

Fall 2018 International Film Festival

12:30 PM: RBG USA | In English

A look at the life and work of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. RBG has become unexpectedly prominent within pop culture. The unique journey of Ginsburg’s rise to the nation’s highest court has been widely unknown, until now. The film presents a biographical depiction of Ginsburg’s life from her birth in Brooklyn, NY to her rise in politics.

 

2:30 PM: The Insult Lebanon | In Arabic with English Subtitles

In today’s Beirut, an insult blown out of proportion finds Toni, a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser, a Palestinian refugee, in court. From secret wounds to traumatic revelations, the media circus surrounding the case puts Lebanon through a social explosion, forcing Toni and Yasser to reconsider their lives and prejudices. What should have been a trivial altercation, quickly settled and forgotten, instead propels two men to the center of a politically charged scandal that reopens historical and political wounds on both sides. 

 

5:30 PM: Back to Burgundy France | In French with English Subtitles

Three siblings reunite at their home in Burgundy when their father falls ill. Jean, Juliette and Jérémie were all trained by their father on the production of wine. Juliette and Jérémie stayed closed to home as adults, while Jean took a different path. He travelled the world, buying a vineyard in Australia with his girlfriend and must now come to terms with the past and his relationships. The siblings must reconnect and work together to preserve the land that ties their family together.

 

7:45 PM: A Fantastic Woman Chile | In Spanish with English Subtitles

Academy Award®-winning A FANTASTIC WOMAN is the story of Marina, a waitress and singer, and Orlando, an older man, who are in love and planning for the future. After Orlando suddenly falls ill and dies, Marina is forced to confront his family and society, and to fight again to show them who she is: complex, strong, forthright, fantastic.

 

$10 Per Film. Please purchase film tickets at the door. 

Fall 2018 International Film Festival

Fall 2018 International Film Festival

12:30 PM: Loveless Russion | In Russion with English Subtitles

The marriage of Boris and Zhenya is in the final stages of a vicious divorce. The couple has a 12-year-old son, Alyosha whom neither want to claim. At such an unhappy time, Alyosha begins to feel he is unwanted and an intolerable burden to his parents. His parents are unaware he hears every argument and insult between the two. In the midst of this challenging time, Alyosha disappears.

 

2:45 PM: Angels Wear White Chian | In Madarin with English Subtitles

Mia is a teenager who works as a cleaner at a motel in a small seaside town. Two 12-year-old schoolgirls are assaulted at the motel by a middle-aged man and Mia is the only witness, as she was working reception the night the assault took place. Mia keeps quiet of the events, in fear that she will lose her job. One of the victims, Wen finds that her troubles have only just begun. Mia and Wen must fight to find their way out of a world that offers no safety.

 

5:30 PM: The Insult Lebanon | In Arabic with English Subtitles

In today’s Beirut, an insult blown out of proportion finds Toni, a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser, a Palestinian refugee, in court. From secret wounds to traumatic revelations, the media circus surrounding the case puts Lebanon through a social explosion, forcing Toni and Yasser to reconsider their lives and prejudices. What should have been a trivial altercation, quickly settled and forgotten, instead propels two men to the center of a politically charged scandal that reopens historical and political wounds on both sides.

 

7:35 PM: RBG USA | In English

A look at the life and work of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. RBG has become unexpectedly prominent within pop culture. The unique journey of Ginsburg’s rise to the nation’s highest court has been widely unknown, until now. The film presents a biographical depiction of Ginsburg’s life from her birth in Brooklyn, NY to her rise in politics.

 

$10 Per Film. Please purchase film tickets at the door. 

Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds: The Final Performances

Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds: The Final Performances

He is one of popular music's most deeply revered figures, the main creative force behind some of the most cherished recordings in rock history. Indeed, it is no exaggeration to call Brian Wilson one of the most influential composers of the last century. Wilson’s remarkable journey began in a modest Hawthorne, California home that was filled with music. His mom and dad both played piano, and as a young “boy soprano,” Brian’s vocal gift was immediately evident. He had also started singing harmonies…literally “in their room”…with his two younger brothers (Dennis and Carl). As a teen in the 1950s, he became obsessed with the harmonic blend of groups like the Four Freshmen, and then, in the early 1960s, inspired to combine multi-part vocal harmony with the rock rhythms of Chuck Berry, Brian found his place in the musical sun. He was barely out of his teens when he began to create some of the most beloved records ever... nine consecutive “gold” albums that featured such classics as "Surfer Girl," “In My Room,” “I Get Around,” “Don’t Worry Baby,” "Fun, Fun, Fun," “Help Me Rhonda” and "California Girls"...just to name a handful of the more than two dozen Top 40 hits Brian co-wrote, arranged, produced and performed on with his family band, the Beach Boys. The first was Pet Sounds; the emotional autobiography of its 23-year old “auteur,” it is considered by many to be one of the greatest albums ever made. In the process of bringing it to life, its composer, arranger and producer (that is, Mr. Wilson) rewrote all the rules of what a record could be; as one observer noted, its release was “Independence Day” for rock ‘n’ roll. Primarily working with a new collaborator (lyricist and songwriter Tony Asher), the album featured a dozen originals (including two astounding instrumentals); Pet Sounds was a musical canvas as boundless as Brian’s heart. (Ironically, when you hear the lost innocence in the wail of “Caroline No,” you realize that Pet Sounds not only heals our broken heart but Brian’s too.) On the charts in America, the album reached #10 and featured four hit singles (including two Top 10 hits, a reworking of the folk standard “Sloop John B” [#3] and “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” [#8] as well as two others that cracked the Top 40---“God Only Knows” and “Caroline No”). The former is considered by many, including Sir Paul McCartney, to be one of the most beautiful songs ever recorded; the latter was released as a solo single under the name “Brian Wilson”. (NOTE: It would be twenty years before there would be another Brian Wilson solo single.) If you’ve seen Brian in concert, you’ve already witnessed the magic and the celebration. If you’ve heard his records, you know why he’s been called the Mozart of Rock, the Gershwin of his generation. In a culture where trends change overnight, Wilson has gone the distance. It’s been said that if music is math, then Wilson just might be Einstein. But no comparisons are really necessary; he’s Brian Wilson, an American composer, arranger and producer whose work has proved to be as powerful as faith, as timeless as love and as heartfelt as mercy.

Gregory Porter with Orchestra

Gregory Porter with Orchestra

Soulful jazz singer-songwriter Gregory Porter kicks off the holiday season by paying tribute to one of the all-time greats. Porter’s “thrilling presence” (New York Times) has won over audiences and Grammy® voters, and now he’ll fill the theatre with selections from Nat King Cole & Me, his recent album. He’ll also treat the audience to some of his holiday favorites.

Evita

Evita

From Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, the geniuses behind PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, CATS and, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, EVITA captures musical gold with its Grammy® Award-winning score.EVITA combines Latin music, pop, jazz, and musical theatre styles that have captivated audiences for more than 40 years.

Spring 2019 International Film Festival

Spring 2019 International Film Festival

5:30 PM: I Am Not A Witch UK, France, Germany | In Engish and Nyanja with English Subtitles

When eight-year-old Shula turns up alone and unannounced in a rural Zambian village, the locals are suspicious. A minor incident escalates to a full-blown witch trial, where she is found guilty and sentenced to life on a state-run witch camp. As the days pass, Shula begins to settle into her new community, but soon she is forced to make a difficult decision - whether to resign herself to life on the camp, or take a risk for freedom. 

 

7:30 PM: Daughter of Mine Italy | In Italian with English Subtitles

10-year-old Vittoria’s summer will be one of two mothers to challenge, to hate, to love and to forgive. Shy Vittoria has a close relationship with her loving mother Tina. But their quiet Sardinian life will be upset when the young girl discovers that local party girl Angelica is her birth mother. When Angelica is forced to move away, she asks to become acquainted with Vittoria. Searching for something deep and inexplicable, Vittoria and Angelica spend more and more time together against Tina’s will.

 

$10 Per Film. Please purchase film tickets at the door. 

Spring 2019 International Film Festival

Spring 2019 International Film Festival

11:00 AM: The China Hustle USA | In English

Investors seeking new alternatives for high returns find a gold mine in China -- until the discovery of a massive web of fraud calls everything else into question. This is an unsettling and eye-opening Wall Street horror story about Chinese companies, the American stock market, and the opportunistic greed behind the biggest heist you’ve never heard of.

 

5:30 PM: The Guilty Denmark | In Danish with English Subtitles

Alarm dispatcher and former police officer, Asger Holm, answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. When the call is suddenly disconnected, the search for the woman and her kidnapper begins. With the phone as his only tool, Asger enters a race against time to save the endangered woman. But soon he realizes that he is dealing with a crime that is far bigger than he first thought.

 

7:30 PM: The Nile Hilton Incident Egypt | In Arabic, Dinka, English & French with English Subtitles

Weeks before the 2011 Egyptian revolution, Noredin, a police officer in Cairo’s corrupt system, investigates the murder of a famous club singer at the Nile Hilton Hotel. What initially seems to be a crime of passion turns into something that concerns the very power elite of Egypt. Upon realizing this, Noredin decides to break the rules in order to obtain justice, colliding not only with the system but also with himself.

 

$10 Per Film. Please purchase film tickets at the door. 

Spring 2019 International Film Festival

Spring 2019 International Film Festival

12:30 PM: The China Hustle USA | In English

Investors seeking new alternatives for high returns find a gold mine in China -- until the discovery of a massive web of fraud calls everything else into question. This is an unsettling and eye-opening Wall Street horror story about Chinese companies, the American stock market, and the opportunistic greed behind the biggest heist you’ve never heard of.

 

2:30 PM: The Desert Bride Argentina | In Spanish with English Subtitles

A live-in maid with a family in Buenos Aires is forced to take a job in a distant town, when the family sells their home. She embarks on a journey and during her first stop, loses her bag with all her belongings. This unexpected incident leads her to cross paths with El Gringo, a traveling salesman and the only person who can help find her bag. What seems insurmountable will ultimately prove her salvation.

 

5:30 PM: Daughter of Mine Italy | In Italian with English Subtitles

10-year-old Vittoria’s summer will be one of two mothers to challenge, to hate, to love and to forgive. Shy Vittoria has a close relationship with her loving mother Tina. But their quiet Sardinian life will be upset when the young girl discovers that local party girl Angelica is her birth mother. When Angelica is forced to move away, she asks to become acquainted with Vittoria. Searching for something deep and inexplicable, Vittoria and Angelica spend more and more time together against Tina’s will.

 

7:30 PM: The Guilty Denmark | In Danish with English Subtitles

Alarm dispatcher and former police officer, Asger Holm, answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. When the call is suddenly disconnected, the search for the woman and her kidnapper begins. With the phone as his only tool, Asger enters a race against time to save the endangered woman. But soon he realizes that he is dealing with a crime that is far bigger than he first thought.

 

$10 Per Film. Please purchase tickets at the door. 

Spring 2019 International Film Festival

Spring 2019 International Film Festival

12:30 PM: I Am Not A Witch UK, France, Germany | In Engish and Nyanja with English Subtitles

When eight-year-old Shula turns up alone and unannounced in a rural Zambian village, the locals are suspicious. A minor incident escalates to a full-blown witch trial, where she is found guilty and sentenced to life on a state-run witch camp. As the days pass, Shula begins to settle into her new community, but soon she is forced to make a difficult decision - whether to resign herself to life on the camp, or take a risk for freedom.

 

2:30 PM: The Nile Hilton Incident Egypt | In Arabic, Dinka, English & French with English Subtitles

Weeks before the 2011 Egyptian revolution, Noredin, a police officer in Cairo’s corrupt system, investigates the murder of a famous club singer at the Nile Hilton Hotel. What initially seems to be a crime of passion turns into something that concerns the very power elite of Egypt. Upon realizing this, Noredin decides to break the rules in order to obtain justice, colliding not only with the system but also with himself.

 

5:30 PM: The Desert Bride Argentina | In Spanish with English Subtitles

A live-in maid with a family in Buenos Aires is forced to take a job in a distant town, when the family sells their home. She embarks on a journey and during her first stop, loses her bag with all her belongings. This unexpected incident leads her to cross paths with El Gringo, a traveling salesman and the only person who can help find her bag. What seems insurmountable will ultimately prove her salvation.

 

7:30 PM: The China Hustle USA | In English

Investors seeking new alternatives for high returns find a gold mine in China -- until the discovery of a massive web of fraud calls everything else into question. This is an unsettling and eye-opening Wall Street horror story about Chinese companies, the American stock market, and the opportunistic greed behind the biggest heist you’ve never heard of.

 

$10 Per Film. Please purchase film tickets at the door. 

Breakfast at Tiffany’s in Concert with Full Orchestra

Breakfast at Tiffany’s in Concert with Full Orchestra

Truman Capote’s best-selling novella comes to life on the big screen accompanied by a full symphony orchestra as CineConcerts brings you Breakfast at Tiffany’s in Concert! Audrey Hepburn dazzles in her legendary role as the deliciously eccentric Holly Golightly, a New York City socialite determined to marry a millionaire. Relive Henry Mancini’s legendary score, including the beautiful Oscar® and Grammy® winning song Moon River, performed live to Audrey Hepburn’s original vocals.

Rodger’s & Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Rodger’s & Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations, and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists!

Steve Martin & Martin Short

Steve Martin & Martin Short

Expect an evening of nonstop laughs with these big-screen funnymen and SNL co-stars, as they reunite for an unforgettable evening that includes stand-up, film clips, musical numbers and more. The duo recently released a comedy special on Netflix.In this special performance Steve Martin and Martin Short recall their iconic careers, creative influences and most memorable encounters, uniquely presented through a blend of stand-up, musical numbers and conversations about their lives in show business.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival

The Banff Mountain Film Festival

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is the most prestigious mountain festival in the world. Right after the festival, held every fall in Banff, Alberta, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour starts to travel around the globe with stops in about 450 communities and 40 countries.

Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages

Broadway’s Best Party is turning up the volume to ten! The ROCK OF AGES Tenth Anniversary Tour is blazing across North America!

Nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. ROCK OF AGES captures the iconic era that was the big bad 1980s Hollywood. “Know What Love Is,” “Feel The Noise,” and “Take Your Best Shot” at one of the Sunset Strip’s last epic venues, a place where the legendary Stacee Jaxx returns to the stage and rock-n-roll dreamers line up to turn their fantasies into reality.

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Many nationally-known acts and performers have graced the stage of the Keith-Albee over the years. The Marshall Artists Series was formed in 1936 and moved to the Keith-Albee in 1939, bringing a wide variety of entertainment to Huntington including touring Broadway shows, great American and international orchestras and operas, beloved comedians, and wonderful film festivals. 

It is unusual for any theatre not located in the largest cities in America to be the site of a major motion picture’s premiere. Remarkably, Huntington’s Keith-Albee has hosted two major studio motion picture premieres and was even the site of a rare preview premiere of a blockbuster film. 

The preview premiere was held for 1988’s Rain Man, a magnificent film which starred Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman. Hoffman portrayed an autistic savant, an interpretation greatly aided by his close association with and study of Huntington resident Joseph Sullivan. The film’s screening was the centerpiece of a benefit for the city’s renowned Autism Services Center, itself housed in the Keith-Albee building. Shortly after the preview premiere, Rain Man was officially unveiled before a second capacity audience---this time at its official premiere in New York. Dustin Hoffman, Barry Levinson, the film’s director and its producer, Mark Johnson, all attended the preview premiere. Later, Mark Johnson accepted the Academy Award for Best Picture for Rain Man while Hoffman was awarded Best Actor and Levinson Best Director in recognition respectively of their work on the film. 

In 1969, the world premiere of The Bridge At Remagen, a Warner Brothers film, was held at the Keith-Albee. The film starred George Segal, Ben Gazzara and Robert Vaughn. It was based on a book by the same name which told the story of the effort by American armed forces to destroy a German bridge during World War II. It was written by a former West Virginia U.S. congressman and Secretary of State, Ken Heckler, thus the Huntington connection to the film. 

In December 2006, the Keith-Albee hosted the world premiere of the Warner Brothers motion picture We Are Marshall. The well-received film starred Matthew McConaughey, Anthony Mackie and Matthew Fox. It told the story of the loss of Marshall University’s football team, most of its staff and coaches and several local supporters in a horrific 1970 plane crash. The film explored the impact of this devastating loss on the school and its city and recounted the story of the subsequent rebuilding of Marshall’s football program. Much of the film was shot in Huntington and the Keith-Albee itself is a featured backdrop.