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Just Press Play: ‘Mountain Stage’ bandmember’s playlist picks
KENNY KEMP | Gazette-Mail
Just Press Play: ‘Mountain Stage’ bandmember’s playlist picks

This week’s “Just Press Play” comes to us from jazz guitarist and “Mountain Stage” bandmember Ryan Kennedy. Over the last dozen years so, the Berklee College of Music grad has become kind of a local music...

Just Press Play: ‘Mountain Stage’ bandmember’s playlist picks
Just Press Play: ‘Mountain Stage’ bandmember’s playlist picks

This week’s “Just Press Play” comes to us from jazz guitarist and “Mountain Stage” bandmember Ryan Kennedy. Over the last dozen years so, the Berklee College of Music grad has become kind of a local music institution....

Review: ‘Deadpool’ plays to Ryan Reynolds’ snarky strengths
Review: ‘Deadpool’ plays to Ryan Reynolds’ snarky strengths

It must be a sign of superhero fatigue that studios are injecting life into the genre via characters who declare that they want nothing to do with heroics. While the posse of baddies known as the DC Comics “Suicide Squad” will be rolling...

Review: ‘How to Be Single’ has its heart in the right place
Review: ‘How to Be Single’ has its heart in the right place

Based on the aggressive marketing for “How to Be Single,” which has thrust its grinning, champagne swilling female stars in the face of every person who might not have a date lined up for the dreaded Feb. 14th, it would be easy to assume...

Review: ‘Zoolander 2’ is all dressed up with no place to go
Review: ‘Zoolander 2’ is all dressed up with no place to go

“Zoolander 2” employed the talents of four credited screenwriters, but unfortunately not one of them seemed to notice that what they were working on wasn't actually a screenplay. It is, instead, an excuse to string together an endless and...

New Potter play coming out in book form
New Potter play coming out in book form

NEW YORK — The new Harry Potter play will become a new Harry Potter book.

Magician, burlesque belly dancer star in variety show at Empty Glass
Magician, burlesque belly dancer star in variety show at Empty Glass

Friday night, Penny Maple and Friends present: Spice of Life! Variety Show, a jam-packed evening that includes a little bit of everything. There’s music, magic, comedy, burlesque and who knows what else, all for the...

Movie Listings: Feb. 11, 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.

Left of the Dial: Hybrid Soul Project most underappreciated local band
Left of the Dial: Hybrid Soul Project most underappreciated local band

If there’s one question a music columnist gets asked most often, it’s: “What’s your favorite local artist/band?” It’s never a direct sort of question, and that’s not to say the veiled question and...

Best Bet: Disney on Ice
Best Bet: Disney on Ice

The ice will be filled with some of Disney’s favorite characters when “Disney on Ice: Let’s Celebrate” comes to the Charleston Civic Center with eight performances next week, featuring Mickey Mouse and Minnie ...

Community Notes: Feb. 11, 2016

The Department of Communications and Media Studies at West Virginia State University will be holding a casting call for roles in the short film, “The Woman in the Room,” on Feb. 18 (7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m....

Had enough of romance? Celebrate holiday with a good murder mystery
Had enough of romance? Celebrate holiday with a good murder mystery

This weekend, Tops Off Barber Shop would like to help you celebrate Valentine’s Day with good ol’ fashioned murder.

CYAC debuts ‘Mercy,’ an original play on the Salem Witch Trials
CYAC debuts ‘Mercy,’ an original play on the Salem Witch Trials

Thursday night, Contemporary Youth Arts Company debuts “Mercy,” a new musical from playwright Dan Kehde and composer Mark Scarpelli.

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Events

Bar crawl, craft beer fest on tap for spring
In Short: Feb. 11, 2016
Best Bet: At the Monkey Barrel
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Journalist, author Sam Quinones to speak at Festival of Ideas

Books

New Potter play coming out in book form
WVU Press using crowdsourcing to choose book cover design

Screen

Review: ‘Deadpool’ plays to Ryan Reynolds’ snarky strengths
Review: ‘How to Be Single’ has its heart in the right place
Review: ‘Zoolander 2’ is all dressed up with no place to go
Movie Listings: Feb. 11, 2016

Music

Left of the Dial: Hybrid Soul Project most underappreciated local band
John Williams’ music draws packed house for WV Symphony

Reviews

Stage

Had enough of romance? Celebrate holiday with a good murder mystery
CYAC debuts ‘Mercy,’ an original play on the Salem Witch Trials
Magician, burlesque belly dancer star in variety show at Empty Glass