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Drums Across the Tri-State highlight of band season
F. BRIAN FERGUSON | Gazette-Mail
Drums Across the Tri-State highlight of band season

A sea of bright blue and white uniforms flooded Laidley Field.

The crowd was silent, watching as the Cascades, a marching band group from Seattle, pushed a giant spinning Earth into the center of the field. The steady drumbeat escalated along...

Drums Across the Tri-State highlight of band season
Drums Across the Tri-State highlight of band season

A sea of bright blue and white uniforms flooded Laidley Field.

The crowd was silent, watching as the Cascades, a marching band group from Seattle, pushed a giant spinning Earth into the center of the field. The steady drumbeat escalated along...

Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston, has died
Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston, has died

ATLANTA (AP) — The brief, chaotic life of Bobbi Kristina Brown was never really her own.

Born and raised in the shadow of fame and litigation, shattered by the loss of her mother, Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina was overwhelmed by the...

Activities calendar, in and around Charleston

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Following is a list of upcoming events for the next three months, provided by the Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau. Check venues for ticket availability and prices as well as any updates before committing to go....

WV agencies to poll public on arts programs

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Two state entities are asking West Virginians for their opinions on arts programs.

The state Commission on the Arts and the Division of Culture and History are offering surveys about the services and support they...

Super heroes hit Clay Center (featured photos)
Super heroes hit Clay Center (featured photos)

Photo of the Week: July 26, 2015
Photo of the Week: July 26, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Our Photo of the Week is of a downy woodpecker posing on a fencepost in upstate New York. The photographer is West Virginia native Jean Kirchner, who was living in Malta, New York, when she captured the photo of North...

Raking ‘Muck’: Buckhannon man returns home for film project
Raking ‘Muck’: Buckhannon man returns home for film project

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Rob Raffety owes a lot to the digital revolution.

While he was growing up in West Virginia, during high school, and then college, money was tight.

Despite his longstanding desire to try his hand at filmmaking, he ...

Novel ‘Carla Rising’ animated by the Battle of Blair Mountain
Novel ‘Carla Rising’ animated by the Battle of Blair Mountain

The Battle of Blair Mountain, in 1921, has been described as the largest armed rebellion in America since the Civil War, a civil insurrection that dwarfs any seen then or since.

It has been nearly a century since as many as 10,000 West Virginia...

Synnful words
Synnful words

David Kondakdjian always wanted to be a musician. He wanted to be a rock star.

About six years ago, the soft-spoken, dark-haired man with all those tattoos invented a stage name and started calling himself David Synn. It’s a name he still ...

I-Vibes brings Paul Trammell back to Charleston
I-Vibes brings Paul Trammell back to Charleston

Paul Trammell didn't necessarily pick up the guitar because he wanted to be some kind of a rock star. He did it because his brother picked up the guitar before him.

“Yeah, Sam was playing guitar and I thought it was cool,” the...

Tyler Childers deserves Mountain Stage spotlight
Tyler Childers deserves Mountain Stage spotlight

This weekend, Tyler Childers makes his debut on Mountain Stage. Personally, I couldn’t be more thrilled. And I don’t think it’s too far off to believe there are a lot of others in the area that feel the exact same way.

If...

Shots from the bar
Shots from the bar

There's lots of stuff going on in Charleston. The air is positively a-buzz with activity and we have the pictures to prove it.

Maybe you do, too. If so, send them to gazz@wvgazette.com.

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