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Artist creates eerie, mysterious world using repurposed materials in WVSU display
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Artist creates eerie, mysterious world using repurposed materials in WVSU display

There’s something delightfully strange about Michael McKowen’s “The World of The Willing,” a multimedia exhibition currently on display at the Davis Fine Arts Center at West Virginia State University.

Using...

Film exploring history, impact of mining in Appalachia to show at WV Culture Center
Film exploring history, impact of mining in Appalachia to show at WV Culture Center

“Blood on the Mountain,” a new film about the history and impact coal mining has had in West Virginia and Appalachia, will have its inaugural showing in West Virginia Friday evening.

Doors to the event, at the West Virginia Culture ...

Artist creates eerie, mysterious world using repurposed materials in WVSU display
Artist creates eerie, mysterious world using repurposed materials in WVSU display

There’s something delightfully strange about Michael McKowen’s “The World of The Willing,” a multimedia exhibition currently on display at the Davis Fine Arts Center at West Virginia State University.

Using repurposed,...

West Virginia Public Broadcasting to launch ‘West Virginia Channel’ next year

West Virginia Public Broadcasting will launch a new television network on Jan. 1, geared to West Virginia programming, including extensive coverage of the 2016 legislative session.

“What a great opportunity this is to form a network that...

Fall festival preview
Fall festival preview

The music and fun doesn’t end just because summer is over. Through the fall, there are dozens of festivals and a few conventions where you can go for a taste of autumn, maybe hear some great music or indulge in a little fandom.

While by...

“Above the Fold” origami exhibit shows the power of paper
“Above the Fold” origami exhibit shows the power of paper

The Clay Center’s new exhibit, “Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami,” is the first traveling exhibit to bring origami installations from around the world to U.S. audiences.

The exhibit, which opens Friday at...

Here’s the beef: Beef Jerky Outlet opens in Kanawha City shopping center
Here’s the beef: Beef Jerky Outlet opens in Kanawha City shopping center

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Meat eaters looking for a salty, savory snack in the area are no longer limited to convenience or grocery stores.

Beef Jerky Outlet opens Wednesday in the Shops at Kanawha, 5707...

Growin’ and Grillin’: Dem 2 Brothers expands with a short move
Growin’ and Grillin’: Dem 2 Brothers expands with a short move

After newfound fame that followed its spotlight on the Food Network’s “Southern Fried Roadtrip” show, Dem 2 Brothers and a Grill is expanding to a larger space to accommodate its growing number of customers.

Barbecue lovers...

Horror movie director Wes Craven dies at 76
Horror movie director Wes Craven dies at 76

LOS ANGELES (AP) – It’s hard enough to redefine a genre once in a career, but horror virtuoso Wes Craven managed to do it twice.

The prolific writer-director, who died Sunday at age 76, ushered in two distinct eras of suburban...

Montclaire String Quartet to continue at WVSU
Montclaire String Quartet to continue at WVSU

The Montclaire String Quartet has found a new home at West Virginia State University.

The quartet, formerly the quartet in residence for the West Virginia Symphony, is now the quartet in residence at WVSU.

In the spring, it looked like the ...

Another MTV VMAs, another controversial Miley Cyrus
Another MTV VMAs, another controversial Miley Cyrus

Justin Bieber cried, Taylor Swift won most of the awards and Kanye West ranted onstage, but Miley Cyrus still owned the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.

The 22-year-old wild child flashed one of her breasts, wore outfits that showed most of her skin ...

TV academy, actors union toast diversity at pre-Emmy party
TV academy, actors union toast diversity at pre-Emmy party

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) – With hit shows like “Empire,” “black-ish” and “How to Get Away With Murder,” diversity is the new normal in TV.

That was the message at a pre-Emmy party celebrating...

Film about coal industry to premiere Friday

“Blood on the Mountain,” a new film about the impact of the coal industry in West Virginia and Appalachia, will premiere at the state Culture Center on Friday.

The film was produced by Evening Star Productions and directed by Mari-...

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