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Will Rogers Theatre gains support, Willstock shows promise

Tiffany Ponce | The Daily Eastern News Tiffany Ponce | The Daily Eastern News Kasey Burton, a 17-year-old from Carpentersville Indiana, sings and plays guitar at Kiwanis Park during Willstock Festival Saturday.

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

August 21, 2016

Despite some rain, Charleston residents came out to Kiwanis Park Saturday for the Willstock Music Festival to show support for the Will Rogers Theatre and listen to a variety of musicians. Hosted by the I Love the Will Rogers Theatre Project, the festival was intended to raise awareness and get donations...

Willstock music festival to raise money for theater’s restoration, rehabilitation efforts

Willstock, featuring Eastern alumna Charlotte Martin, will use money raised to benefit the Will Rogers Theatre in Downtown Charleston.

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

August 18, 2016

In its heyday, the Will Roger’s Theater was a local hot spot for Big Bands and movies. Now, the theater, located in the heart of Charleston, awaits restoration. The “Willstock” music festival, set to take place at 1 p.m. Saturday at Kiwanis Park, aims to benefit these rehabilitation efforts. Funds...

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