PHOTOS: A fence becomes a work of art

PHOTOS: A fence becomes a work of art

Charleston-based artist Jack O’Hearn is making the chain-link fence surrounding the parking lot at the Main Post Office into a work of art. Weaving slats of plastic between the links, he is creating a mountainscape featuring pointy green...

Things to do today: Aug. 19, 2017

Things to do today: Aug. 19, 2017

Music

AMERI-COUNTRY: 6 p.m. Nitro Senior Center, 302 21st St., Nitro. Call 304-993-7693.

WV State Fair schedule: Aug. 19

WV State Fair schedule: Aug. 19

The West Virginia State Fair takes place at the West Virginia State Fairgrounds in Fairlea. Gate admission is $11 for adults. Children ages 12 and below receive free admission each day. For information, visit www.statefairofwv.com.

PHOTOS: South Charleston Summerfest 2017

PHOTOS: South Charleston Summerfest 2017

South Charleston’s annual Summerfest rolls on this week at the Mound. The event features concerts, food, car shows and more. The Esquires performed Thursday evening at the Mound. It was the band’s 16th appearance at the festival.

One in a Million: For Charleston woman, pilates is about more than exercise

One in a Million: For Charleston woman, pilates is about more than exercise

In 2007, Amy Teter looked at her life, and she knew she wanted a change.

Arts Notes: Aug. 20, 2017

Arts Notes: Aug. 20, 2017

Two of David J. Pittenger’s photographs are on display in the upcoming Tamarack exhibition “Viewfinders: Landscapes Captured by West Virginia Artists.”

WV Book Team: McClanahan’s ‘The Sarah Book’ is dark but lovely (Review)

WV Book Team: McClanahan’s ‘The Sarah Book’ is dark but lovely (Review)

“The Sarah Book” by Scott McClanahan (Tyrant Books)

State Fair of WV schedule: Aug. 18

State Fair of WV schedule: Aug. 18

The West Virginia State Fair takes place at the West Virginia State Fairgrounds in Fairlea. Gate admission is $11 for adults. Children ages 12 and below receive free admission each day. For information, visit www.statefairofwv.com.

Things to do today: Aug. 18, 2017

Things to do today: Aug. 18, 2017

Music

THE JOSEPH SISTERS and TBA: 6 p.m. Free. Summerfest, South Charleston. Call 304-746-5552.

Review: ‘Logan Lucky’ is sure to put a smile on your face

Review: ‘Logan Lucky’ is sure to put a smile on your face

“Logan Lucky “ is an easy movie to like, but maybe not love.

Review: ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ a fun, action-packed escape

Review: ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ a fun, action-packed escape

There’s not a whole lot that’s new about “The Hitman’s Bodyguard .” Its mismatched-pals premise is the stuff of classic buddy comedies. Stars Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson play their typical character types:...

Forest Hill pottery maker doesn’t let lack of vision slow her craft

Forest Hill pottery maker doesn’t let lack of vision slow her craft

FOREST HILL — As you walk through the door at Wake-Robin Gallery in small-town Forest Hill, you’re instantly greeted by the bark of a suspicious German shepherd and the chime of a ...

Charleston Ballet holding auditions for ‘The Nutcracker’ today

Charleston Ballet holding auditions for ‘The Nutcracker’ today

Auditions for Charleston Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker” will be held today from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. at Charleston Ballet’s studio at 100 Capitol St., on the mezzanine.

‘Nekkid’ curator says exhibit not about nudity

‘Nekkid’ curator says exhibit not about nudity

During this month’s Artwalk today in Charleston, the exhibit “Nekkid” at Apartment Earth on Hale Street can’t help but raise a few eyebrows.

Country star Brantley Gilbert performing at WV State Fair

Country star Brantley Gilbert performing at WV State Fair

Country star Brantley Gilbert has been working like a man possessed all summer.

In Short: ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,’ Decades Rewind

In Short: ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,’ Decades Rewind

The Kanawha Players will return to the Charleston Civic Center Little Theater for their two weekend performance of “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest.” Show dates are Friday, Aug. 18, Saturday, Aug. 19, and Aug, 25 and 26th at 7:30...

SportsFEST hits Charleston

SportsFEST hits Charleston

About 500 athletes will converge on Charleston Saturday and Sunday for SportsFEST. The event includes a national championship jet skiing competition, professional beach volleyball, skateboard slalom, disc golf, ultimate Frisbee and grappling events....

South Charleston hosts Summerfest this weekend

South Charleston hosts Summerfest this weekend

The South Charleston Summerfest brings lots of family-friendly music and activities to the heart of South Charleston today through Saturday. Today’s highlights include performances by The Esquires (6 to 7:45 p.m.) and The Van-Dells (8:30 to 10...

Electronic music fest comes to Fayetteville

Electronic music fest comes to Fayetteville

Electronic music is huge nationwide and West Virginia will get its own big dollop of national and statewide electronic music acts with the debut of the CLUSTXR music fest at ACE Adventure Resort in Fayetteville today through Sunday. The event is open...

Dickinson headlines ‘Mountain Stage’

Dickinson headlines ‘Mountain Stage’

In art and music there is often an urge to avoid repeating what’s already been done — particularly things a performer has already done.

Film clips: Aug. 17, 2017

Film clips: Aug. 17, 2017

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.

Work on new Charleston mural begins Thursday

Work on new Charleston mural begins Thursday

Work on the latest addition to downtown Charleston’s public art collection officially gets underway during ArtWalk Thursday on the rear wall of the Capitol City Building, located at 803 Quarrier St., on the corner of Capitol and Quarrier...

Photos: Fun at the State Fair of West Virginia

Photos: Fun at the State Fair of West Virginia

The State Fair of West Virginia continues today with a nighttime performance by the Old Crow Medicine Show. The annual event in Fairlea ends Saturday.

Esquires to headline Nitro’s Boomtown festival

Esquires to headline Nitro’s Boomtown festival

The Esquires are among the acts slated for the centennial edition of Nitro’s annual Boomtown Days festival next month.