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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...

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,...

Shorty brings good time to Charleston

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue brought life and soul into the Clay Center’s packed Maier Foundation Performance Hall on Thursday night.

The New Orleans group was in town for the Mayor’s Concert —an annual event...

Community notes: June 24-30, 2015

Award-winning authors

BECKLEY — West Virginia authors, publishers and poets will converge at Tamarack for a weekend of collaboration, education and information on June 26 and 27....

Hodgman, a smart, funny Hipster Dad

Comedian John Hodgman took to the Culture Center stage Monday night, opened his arms to the audience like the god he is, told us about the upcoming season of his television show and then left.

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Flute, oboe and piano played with effortless flair

George Gershwin’s Three Preludes for Piano have been popular fare for transcription for many years. Brief, full of character and aided by excellent melodies, it fits naturally for many combinations of instruments. I’ve heard arrangements ...

Out of the closet and into the cage with “La Cage aux Folles”

Titters of delight and gasps of glee peppered the Civic Center Little Theater Friday night as the Charleston Light Opera Guild opened it’s FestivALL offering of “La Cage aux Folles,” a musical loosely based on the 1973 film of the ...

Ann Magnuson creates a mix of rural and surreal
Ann Magnuson creates a mix of rural and surreal

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Throughout her career as a singer, actress, performance artist and writer, Ann Magnuson has been attracted to art that combines surrealism with rural themes.

Then, one day, the word popped into her head:...

In Short: June 18-24, 2015

FestivALL recital series

The FestivALL Recital Series features five days of recitals by musicians of the West Virgnia Symphony and friends in five historic Charleston locations, followed by dessert receptions.

A package to all five costs...

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