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WVU Press using crowdsourcing to choose book cover design
WVU Press using crowdsourcing to choose book cover design

West Virginia University Press has an upcoming book coming out whose cover design will be chosen in an unusual fashion: crowdsourcing a vote for the cover.

Trombones from Costa Rica, different and brilliant

Brass quintets, made up of a couple of trumpets, a horn, a trombone, and a tuba, have appeared occasionally in Charleston.

WVU Press using crowdsourcing to choose book cover design
WVU Press using crowdsourcing to choose book cover design

West Virginia University Press has an upcoming book coming out whose cover design will be chosen in an unusual fashion: crowdsourcing a vote for the cover.

Arts Notes: February 7, 2016

Art Store exhibit

The Art Store, 233 Hale St., will display “Go Figurative,” a collection of works for lovers of figure drawing featuring the natural elements of the human body in a variety of media. Artists included in our...

Super Bowl ads might be a snooze again this year
Super Bowl ads might be a snooze again this year

NEW YORK — No GoDaddy. Not a bikini in sight. Service messages instead of crotch or fart jokes. As the Super Bowl turns 50 and faces middle age, will this be the year that advertisers stick to — gasp — good taste?

Review: ‘Hail, Caesar!’ playfully mocks and adores Hollywood
Review: ‘Hail, Caesar!’ playfully mocks and adores Hollywood

The Coen Brothers’ latest comedy “Hail, Caesar!” is a loving tribute to the era of classical Hollywood, meticulously crafted with layers of reference, inside jokes, and tidbits of history that will excite any film buff. Not to...

Review: ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ is fun, but lacks bite
Review: ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ is fun, but lacks bite

Author Seth Grahame-Smith has dined out on the winning combination of stitching together two incongruous things, one high-brow, one low, and letting the concept do the heavy lifting. “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” gave readers, and...

Just Press Play: Johnny Compton
Just Press Play: Johnny Compton

Johnny Compton is one of the great veterans of the Charleston music scene and over the years has done a little bit of everything, from hosting open mics to playing in some of the best rock bands in the valley. His current outfits include the Diablo...

Movie Listings: Feb. 4, 2016

Theater key: M = Marquee Cinemas in South Charleston; N = Nitro Stadium 12; PP = Park Place Stadium Cinemas in downtown Charleston; TV = Teays Valley Stadium 10 in Scott Depot.

In Short: Feb. 4, 2016

Wearing bright red jackets, the Kanawha Kordsmen will sing their way across the Greater Kanawha Valley and Putnam County area again this year to deliver Singing Valentines. The Kordsmen will be making deliveries of Singing Valentines on...

Greenbrier Valley Theatre’s 49th season opens April 8
Greenbrier Valley Theatre’s 49th season opens April 8

Lewisburg’s Greenbrier Valley Theatre returns in April for its 49th season, with Broadway favorites, provocative classics and the world premiere of a new musical comedy from Emmy Award-winner Arnold Margolin.

Rising stars of traditional music coming to FOOTMAD
Rising stars of traditional music coming to FOOTMAD

Saturday night at the Culture Center Theater, in Charleston, bluegrass and traditional music fans will get a chance to see some of the players who could become the biggest names in both musical genres.

Piano man plays songs for CCR’s Fogerty — and for us, on Saturday
Piano man plays songs for CCR’s Fogerty — and for us, on Saturday

Recording an album often leads in unexpected directions. Sometimes songs get rewritten and rearranged, and sometimes you have to toss out a piano.

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Events

Journalist, author Sam Quinones to speak at Festival of Ideas
Best Bet: Trombones of Costa Rica
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Best Bet: All the Blockbusters
Cast Iron Cook-Off pits two 2015 winners against each other

Books

Screen

Review: ‘Hail, Caesar!’ playfully mocks and adores Hollywood
Review: ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ is fun, but lacks bite
Movie Listings: Feb. 4, 2016

Music

Rising stars of traditional music coming to FOOTMAD
Trombones from Costa Rica, different and brilliant
Piano man plays songs for CCR’s Fogerty — and for us, on Saturday
Just Press Play: Johnny Compton

Reviews

Stage

Greenbrier Valley Theatre’s 49th season opens April 8