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Arts Notes: Feb. 14, 2016

Casting call for ‘The Woman in the Room’

INSTITUTE — The Department of Communications and Media Studies at West Virginia State University will be holding a casting call for roles in the short...

Best Bet: Disney on Ice
Best Bet: Disney on Ice

The ice will be filled with some of Disney’s favorite characters when “Disney on Ice: Let’s Celebrate” comes to the Charleston Civic Center with eight performances next week, featuring Mickey Mouse and Minnie ...

Community Notes: Feb. 11, 2016

The Department of Communications and Media Studies at West Virginia State University will be holding a casting call for roles in the short film, “The Woman in the Room,” on Feb. 18 (7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m....

Had enough of romance? Celebrate holiday with a good murder mystery
Had enough of romance? Celebrate holiday with a good murder mystery

This weekend, Tops Off Barber Shop would like to help you celebrate Valentine’s Day with good ol’ fashioned murder.

CYAC debuts ‘Mercy,’ an original play on the Salem Witch Trials
CYAC debuts ‘Mercy,’ an original play on the Salem Witch Trials

Thursday night, Contemporary Youth Arts Company debuts “Mercy,” a new musical from playwright Dan Kehde and composer Mark Scarpelli.

Actress Molly Ringwald to screen ‘The Breakfast Club’ in WV
Actress Molly Ringwald to screen ‘The Breakfast Club’ in WV

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Actress Molly Ringwald is celebrating the 30th anniversary of “The Breakfast Club” film by screening the movie with audiences in Huntington.

Halftime Review: Coldplay lets guests overshadow band
Halftime Review: Coldplay lets guests overshadow band

Give Chris Martin and Coldplay credit: It takes a certain lack of ego for musicians to essentially let themselves be upstaged at their own Super Bowl show.

John Williams’ music draws packed house for WV Symphony

John Williams didn’t burst onto the scene with his score for Steven Spielberg’s “Jaws” in 1975. Many would have begged for the career he had already had as a composer in film and television. But in the 41 years since cellos,...

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.

WVU Press using crowdsourcing to choose book cover design
WVU Press using crowdsourcing to choose book cover design

West Virginia University Press has an upcoming book coming out whose cover design will be chosen in an unusual fashion: crowdsourcing a vote for the cover.

Arts Notes: February 7, 2016

Art Store exhibit

The Art Store, 233 Hale St., will display “Go Figurative,” a collection of works for lovers of figure drawing featuring the natural elements of the human body in a variety of media. Artists included in our...

Super Bowl ads might be a snooze again this year
Super Bowl ads might be a snooze again this year

NEW YORK — No GoDaddy. Not a bikini in sight. Service messages instead of crotch or fart jokes. As the Super Bowl turns 50 and faces middle age, will this be the year that advertisers stick to — gasp — good taste?

Review: ‘Hail, Caesar!’ playfully mocks and adores Hollywood
Review: ‘Hail, Caesar!’ playfully mocks and adores Hollywood

The Coen Brothers’ latest comedy “Hail, Caesar!” is a loving tribute to the era of classical Hollywood, meticulously crafted with layers of reference, inside jokes, and tidbits of history that will excite any film buff. Not to...

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