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Nellie McKey to hit the Keith-Albee

Oct. 27, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Singer-songwriter Nellie McKay is the newest artist confirmed to appear on Mountain Stage with Larry Groce set for 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center.

Mountain Stage is a two-hour music radio show produced by WV Public Broadcasting and distributed worldwide by National Public Radio (NPR) and the voice of America's satellite radio service.

There is really no limit to where McKay's musical talents have been heard, from radio, to TV, to Broadway and even in movies. She has written original music for the Rob Reiner film "Rumor Has It," as well as performed on-screen in the film "PS I Love You." Her music has also been heard on a variety of TV shows, such as "Grey's Anatomy," "NCIS," "Weeds," "Nurse Jackie" and "Privileged." She also recently finished contributing to the soundtrack for the HBO series "Boardwalk Empire."

McKay has won a Theatre World Award for her Portrayal of Polly Peachum in the Broadway production of "The Threepenny Opera." She was also the recipient of The Humane Society's Doris Day Music Award for her dedication to animal rights. She is also known as an outspoken advocate for feminism, civil rights and other progressive ideals. For more information on McKay, visit her website at www.nelliemckay.com.

Other artists appearing on Mountain Stage are Dr. Dog, Spirit Family Reunion, the Mountain Goats and Red Wanting Blue. Tickets are $25 advance or $30 day of show.

Tickets can be purchased at the box office on the campus of Marshall University at the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center, over the phone at 304-696-6656 or online at ticketmaster.com.

Mountain Stage with Larry Groce is sponsored by Neighborgall Construction, Air Systems, Inc., Boggs Roofing, Marshall University Alumni Affairs, Cabell Convention & Visitor's Bureau, Edward Tucker Architects, Frontier Communications, Oldies 97.1, TCR, WVHU, WOWK, The Herald-Dispatch, Marshall University and the College Of Fine Arts.

Read interviews with such artists as Dr. Dog, as well as Spirit Family Reunion and the Mountain Goats in upcoming editions of The Herald-Dispatch.

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