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Review: ‘Cabaret’ a night of drama

Friday night, in the intimate confines of The Charleston Light Opera Guild’s church-cum-theater on Tennessee Avenue, an audience was transported through time. Swept back to the burgeoning underworld of Berlin — a city in the throes of an...

Review: ‘Cabaret’ a night of drama

Friday night, in the intimate confines of The Charleston Light Opera Guild’s church-cum-theater on Tennessee Avenue, an audience was transported through time. Swept back to the burgeoning underworld of Berlin — a city in the throes of an ...

Review: Mission accomplished for Cruise in new ‘MI’ flick
Review: Mission accomplished for Cruise in new ‘MI’ flick

There's some interesting talk in the cleverly satisfying script of “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” about the element of luck. As in: How much is luck a factor in the success of Ethan Hunt and his IMF cohorts? After all, in the...

Review: ‘Vacation’ reboot is a summer bummer
Review: ‘Vacation’ reboot is a summer bummer

There must be a way to pay tribute to '80s comedy classics like “National Lampoon's Vacation” without using the opportunity to traffic in archaic sexism, gender panic and off-color racial jokes. The reboot of the franchise, “Vacation,...

Gliding into town: Dancing with the Stars tour heads to Charleston
Gliding into town: Dancing with the Stars tour heads to Charleston

Professional dancer Emma Slater admits she didn't have a “Plan B” career-wise.

From the time that she was 10, the “Dancing With The Stars” performer has always just danced.

“I saw a demonstration by a...

‘Cabaret’ star shies away from spotlight
‘Cabaret’ star shies away from spotlight

Steve Brannon doesn’t know why a reporter would want to talk to him about his role in the Charleston Light Opera Guild’s upcoming production of “Cabaret.”

Brannon, who works for a local accounting firm, is a private...

Marshall Artist Series announces 2015-16 lineup

The 79th season of the Marshall Artist Series will bring a variety of highly anticipated musicians and Broadway performances to the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center in the coming months.

The series begins Oct. 1 with comedian Anthony Jeselnik,...

In short
In short

Boxes of Darkness

Charleston's Contemporary Youth Arts Company takes on hatred and intolerance in their latest production, "Boxes of Darkness."

The show, which runs 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Capitol Theater, is the...

Giardina’s ‘Storming Heaven’ being cast as a musical
Giardina’s ‘Storming Heaven’ being cast as a musical

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In last Sunday’s Gazette-Mail books page, I interviewed Topper Sherwood about his new novel, “Carla Rising,” which brings to life the drama surrounding the Battle of Blair Mountain, in 1921, one of the...

Improv comedy group is making it up as they go along
Improv comedy group is making it up as they go along

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — One recent night at Taylor Books, Melissa Ellsworth was trying to describe what she and a group of companions have been doing every Tuesday in the basement of the downtown bookstore and coffee shop.

Improv comedy...

Heart can still steal your soul

Wednesday night a packed Clay Center Auditorium had their souls moved and their seats shaken by the grand dames of American rock ‘n’ roll, the Wilson sisters, better known as Heart. Four decades of touring would leave many bands sounding ...

Community Notes

Stonewall Fourth of July

WESTON, W.Va. — Stonewall Resort will host a Fourth of July celebration, with fireworks, music and recreational activities for the whole family, beginning...

Review: ‘Mountain Stage’ wraps up FestivALL

There's a fine line between Saturday night and Sunday morning and Charleston got a little of both turned upside down Sunday night at the Clay Center, when “Mountain Stage” closed out this year's FestivALL.

Due to ticket demand,...

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