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Black History Month event contemplates changing face of philanthropy
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Black History Month event contemplates changing face of philanthropy

The word “philanthropy” often conjures images of big organizations like the Ford Foundation or wealthy establishment figures such as Bill Gates or Warren Buffett.

Alabama Shakes ready to rock at Grammy Awards
Alabama Shakes ready to rock at Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes remembers being a nervous, fresh-faced, first-time nominee at the Grammys back in 2013.

Photo: Valentine voices
Photo: Valentine voices

Arts Notes: Feb. 14, 2016

Casting call for ‘The Woman in the Room’

INSTITUTE — The Department of Communications and Media Studies at West Virginia State University will be holding a casting call for roles in the short...

Black History Month event contemplates changing face of philanthropy
Black History Month event contemplates changing face of philanthropy

The word “philanthropy” often conjures images of big organizations like the Ford Foundation or wealthy establishment figures such as Bill Gates or Warren Buffett.

WV Book Team: ‘Academy Gothic’ a humorous murder mystery
WV Book Team: ‘Academy Gothic’ a humorous murder mystery

James Tate Hill, a Charleston native, won the Nilsen Prize for his first novel, “Academy Gothic,” a murder mystery set at a fictional, economically challenged college on its last legs, as many truly are these days.

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.

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Events

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Books

WV Book Team: ‘Academy Gothic’ a humorous murder mystery
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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

Photo: Valentine voices
Just Press Play: ‘Mountain Stage’ bandmember’s playlist picks
Left of the Dial: Hybrid Soul Project most underappreciated local band

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