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Cry of the Mountain video preview

By Meg Holden
A journalist and editor with a keen eye for detail, Meg served as AV’s Communications Intern for summer 2011.

Often the most compelling stories are exactly that—true stories, told from the heart. In the one-woman show Cry of the Mountain, Adelind Horan portrays 13 individuals speaking in their own words about how they have been impacted by mountaintop removal coal mining. Horan interviewed people ranging from miners and mountaineers to scientists and mining executives, and relates their perspectives accompanied by live banjo music.

Horan will be performing Cry of the Mountain in Sweet Briar College’s Babcock Gallery on June 9, 10, and 11 at 7:00 p.m. and June 12 at 2:00 p.m. After each performance, Appalachian Voices’ Virginia Campaign Coordinator Mike McCoy will lead a discussion about mountaintop removal coal mining. A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to raise awareness of and stop mountaintop removal. Tickets are $15 or $7 with a valid student I.D. For more information on Cry of the Mountain, or to purchase tickets, visit See the video preview on YouTube here.





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  1. Robert Thompson on June 5, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    What a wonderfully inventive approach to increasing public awareness.

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