WVSU Creators Program to Discuss “Making a Living in Music” Nov. 7

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Nov. 2, 2017
WVSU Creators Program to Discuss “Making a Living in Music” Nov. 7
“Mountain Stage” guitarist Michael Lipton promises “whacky trip down memory lane”
INSTITUTE, W.Va. – West Virginia State University’s (WVSU) Creators Program will host a Creators Talk with award-winning musician Michael Lipton, entitled “Making a Living in Music in West Virginia,” Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. at the WVSU Economic Development Center (EDC) in Charleston.

Lipton promises a “whacky trip down memory lane” as he shares his journey from running a trash collection agency in the 1970s to becoming an acclaimed journalist, newspaper publisher, film composer and guitarist.

Lipton is a member of the house band for National Public Radio’s “Mountain Stage” and founder and executive director of the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame. He received the Edward R. Murrow Award and the Columbia School of Journalism Award for his contributions to the radio documentary “The Great Textbook War.” He has scored three feature films, documentaries and short films, and produced the feature documentary “WV My Home: Musicians and the Mountain State Experience.”

The Creators Program launched in 2012 as a series of community workshops focusing on skills and knowledge essential to creating for mass media and art. The EDC partners with WVSU Cultural Activities on the series. Workshops are designed for people of all skill levels, including students and others interested in expanding their creative endeavors.

Lipton’s Creators Talk is free to attend. Space is limited, and registration is required. To register, visit wvsuedc.org or call (304) 720-1401.

The WVSU EDC is located at 1506 Kanawha Blvd. W. in Charleston.

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