Photos: Balloon sculptures on display at mall are all about perspective

Photos: Balloon sculptures on display at mall are all about perspective

Sculptures by balloon artist Aaron Hay, who is also known as Dizzy Doc, are displayed in the center court of the Charleston Town Center mall on Sunday afternoon. Each balloon sculpture lines up to form a music symbol, which can be seen if the viewer...

Sunny day brings cheerful vendors, event-goers to Wine & All That Jazz

Sunny day brings cheerful vendors, event-goers to Wine & All That Jazz

Fellow winemakers are family to Dave Stone, even as they competed for attention at the 18th annual Wine & All That Jazz festival.

FestivALL Schedule of Events: June 25, 2017

FestivALL Schedule of Events: June 25, 2017

All-day: Driven By Design. Keep an eye or for the FestivALL art cab among the C&H Taxi fleet. For rides, call C&H at 304-344-4902.

Joni Deutsch brings a change of tune to ‘Mountain Stage’

Joni Deutsch brings a change of tune to ‘Mountain Stage’

Sunday night’s sold-out show “Mountain Stage” at the Culture Center will be another milestone show.

PHOTOS: FestivALL Children’s Art Fair

PHOTOS: FestivALL Children’s Art Fair

Kid-friendly crafts, games and performances were all a part of the Children’s Art Fair Saturday. The event, part of FestivALL, took place on Capitol Street in Charleston. The fair, along with the Capitol Street Art Fair, continues Sunday.

Artists paint planter boxes to beautify Charleston’s West Side

Artists paint planter boxes to beautify Charleston’s West Side

A new project is bringing more art to Charleston’s West Side.

WV Public Broadcasting lays off 5 after state funding cut

WV Public Broadcasting lays off 5 after state funding cut

Faced with a nearly $1 million, 22 percent reduction in state funding beginning July 1, West Virginia Public Broadcasting laid off five employees on Friday, Friends of Public Broadcasting chairwoman Susan Hogan confirmed.

FestivALL Schedule of Events: June 24, 2017

FestivALL Schedule of Events: June 24, 2017

All-day: East End Garden Showcase, Charleston East End, from Leon Sullivan Way to Greenbrier Street. Tour brochures are available at area businesses or along the way in “info tubes.”

Things to do today: June 24, 2017

Things to do today: June 24, 2017

Music

JIM MULLINS AND PAUL GARTNER: 7 p.m. Free. Bluegrass Kitchen, 1600 Washington St., E. Call 304-346-2871.

Things to do today: June 25, 2017

Things to do today: June 25, 2017

Music

MOUNTAIN STAGE: 7 p.m. SOLD OUT. With Marcus King Band, Kishi Bashi with strings and more. Culture Center Theater. Call 877.987.6487 or visit www.mountainstage.org.

PHOTOS: A FestivALL of dance

PHOTOS: A FestivALL of dance

Local dancers were treated Thursday to a master class with dancers from the Paul Taylor Dance Company as part of FestivALL. Ruth Andrien, a former dancer with the dance company and now a rehearsal director with Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company, led the...

FestivALL Schedule of Events: June 23, 2017

FestivALL Schedule of Events: June 23, 2017

All-day: East End Garden Showcase, Charleston East End, from Leon Sullivan Way to Greenbrier Street. Tour brochures are available at area businesses or along the way in “info tubes.”

Things to do today: June 23, 2017

Things to do today: June 23, 2017

Music

SINGER/SONGWRITER SHOWCASE: 3 p.m. Free. Bluegrass Kitchen, 1600 Washington St., E. Call 304-346-2871.

WVU archive to preserve work of Gazette-Mail editor emeritus

WVU archive to preserve work of Gazette-Mail editor emeritus

A half-century of writing by the Gazette-Mail’s editor emeritus will be preserved in an archive at West Virginia University.

Arts Notes: June 25, 2017

Arts Notes: June 25, 2017

The Charleston Studio School is offering a figure drawing class from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays beginning this week. The school also has watercolor classes this week from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays and a watercolor camp for ages 6 to 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 ...

Loved and hated, WV author Lee Maynard’s work was truly unique

Loved and hated, WV author Lee Maynard’s work was truly unique

I remember my professors at Marshall University, back when I studied journalism about 100 years ago, warning me to avoid using the word “unique.” There are few if any things in this world, they cautioned, that are truly the only one of...

Irish woman visits WV to view 1924 painting of her grandmother

Irish woman visits WV to view 1924 painting of her grandmother

Sarah Lavelle had tears in her eyes when she finally caught a glimpse of the painting of her grandmother.

One Month at a Time: Taking the stand-up stage for the first time

One Month at a Time: Taking the stand-up stage for the first time

In retrospect, I shouldn’t have had the Red Bull.

The morning before I was supposed to go on stage for my first comedy open mic at Monkey Barrel, a kind of trial run for my turn at emceeing at Comedy Zone Charleston, I woke up feeling...

Musical brings Booker T. Washington to life

Musical brings Booker T. Washington to life

American Ensemble Theater will stage a free performance of a one-man musical adapted for the stage by Martin Blank titled “Character Building by Booker T. Washington, “ at 2 p.m. Saturday at the African Zion Baptist Church, 4104 Malden...

Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. headlines Live on the Levee

Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. headlines Live on the Levee

“America’s Got Talent” winner and Logan native Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. will headline a special edition of Live on the Levee Friday as part of FestivALL Charleston along with opening act The Carpenter Ants. While he’s known ...

In Short: ‘Bridges’ rescheduled, Music in the Mountains, ArtWalk

In Short: ‘Bridges’ rescheduled, Music in the Mountains, ArtWalk

“The Bridges of Madison County,” has been rescheduled for today at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday matinee was canceled following a power outage caused by a serious car wreck nearby that damaged a transformer. All ticket holders for the June 18...

Delfeayo Marsalis headlines Charleston’s Wine & All That Jazz

Delfeayo Marsalis headlines Charleston’s Wine & All That Jazz

Delfeayo Marsalis thinks that some people don’t really know what they like. They maybe like the way something sounds, like a word, but want to put their own meaning behind it.

WV author Giardina to impersonate country comedian Minnie Pearl

WV author Giardina to impersonate country comedian Minnie Pearl

Her real name was Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon and she was born in 1912, the daughter of a wealthy Tennessee lumberman. She dreamed of becoming a Broadway or Los Angeles actress after graduating with a theater and dance degree from one of...

Through ups and downs, Asia drummer Carl Palmer still rocking

Through ups and downs, Asia drummer Carl Palmer still rocking

Progressive rock legend Carl Palmer remembered the first time he came to America.