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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.

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.

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...

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.

Just Press Play: An accessible classical playlist
Just Press Play: An accessible classical playlist

This week’s Just Press Play comes from Shiva Shafii, eMarketing and Guest Artist Manager for the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra.

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I adore classical music. Sitting in an orchestral hall and being enveloped by the sounds of an...

The search is on for new WV Symphony Orchestra conductor
The search is on for new WV Symphony Orchestra conductor

It might have come as a shock when Maestro Grant Cooper announced last fall that he would be retiring from the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra.

The New Zealand-born conductor had been with the...

Photos: A night at the Opry
Photos: A night at the Opry

It’s Saturday night at the Mountaineer Opry House and the lights are on.

It’s cash only. People are standing around, leaning over seats talking.

It’s as if you’ve entered the past.

Owners Larry and Mary ...

Folk musician Jen Starsinic brings roots music to Empty Glass
Folk musician Jen Starsinic brings roots music to Empty Glass

Even a traveling musician has to put down roots somewhere, sometime.

It took singer/songwriter Jen Starsinic awhile, but she finally decided to make Nashville home.

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Left of the Dial: A few words about rock star deaths
Left of the Dial: A few words about rock star deaths

In case you haven’t been paying attention, celebrity musician deaths have been happening at a seemingly alarming rate over recent weeks. If you love a respectable musician within the age of their mid-to-late-60s, prepare yourself for tragedy or ...

Eric Bibb brings the blues to Carnegie Hall
Eric Bibb brings the blues to Carnegie Hall

Bluesman Eric Bibb agreed that they don’t make blues musicians like they used to — at least, they don’t make them like blues legend Huddie William Ledbetter, better known as Lead Belly.

Bibb, who performs Friday night at...

Just Press: Play: Old-school tunes for old souls
Just Press: Play: Old-school tunes for old souls

This week’s Just Press Play comes from Ray Whiting, host of “Soulful Sessions” on WTSQ 88.1, The Status Quo. Ray’s show is big on easy feelings and romance with, “a lot of love songs, old-school R&B and some neo-soul,...

Best Bet: Empty Glass
Best Bet: Empty Glass

Sunday night at the Empty Glass, 410 Elizabeth St., is always a wild card night when there’s a live “Mountain Stage” that evening as there is this Sunday at the Culture Center in the state Capitol Complex. You just never know who...

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