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Vintage Fair

ELKINS — The Kump Center, located at 401 Randolph Avenue in Elkins, will host “Vintage Fair on the Lawn” on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the historic home of former WV Governor H.G. Kump. It will feature...

Raking ‘Muck’: Buckhannon man returns home for film project
Raking ‘Muck’: Buckhannon man returns home for film project

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Rob Raffety owes a lot to the digital revolution.

While he was growing up in West Virginia, during high school, and then college, money was tight.

Despite his longstanding desire to try his hand at filmmaking, he ...

Novel ‘Carla Rising’ animated by the Battle of Blair Mountain
Novel ‘Carla Rising’ animated by the Battle of Blair Mountain

The Battle of Blair Mountain, in 1921, has been described as the largest armed rebellion in America since the Civil War, a civil insurrection that dwarfs any seen then or since.

It has been nearly a century since as many as 10,000 West Virginia...

Synnful words
Synnful words

David Kondakdjian always wanted to be a musician. He wanted to be a rock star.

About six years ago, the soft-spoken, dark-haired man with all those tattoos invented a stage name and started calling himself David Synn. It’s a name he still ...

I-Vibes brings Paul Trammell back to Charleston
I-Vibes brings Paul Trammell back to Charleston

Paul Trammell didn't necessarily pick up the guitar because he wanted to be some kind of a rock star. He did it because his brother picked up the guitar before him.

“Yeah, Sam was playing guitar and I thought it was cool,” the...

Tyler Childers deserves Mountain Stage spotlight
Tyler Childers deserves Mountain Stage spotlight

This weekend, Tyler Childers makes his debut on Mountain Stage. Personally, I couldn’t be more thrilled. And I don’t think it’s too far off to believe there are a lot of others in the area that feel the exact same way.

If...

Shots from the bar
Shots from the bar

There's lots of stuff going on in Charleston. The air is positively a-buzz with activity and we have the pictures to prove it.

Maybe you do, too. If so, send them to gazz@wvgazette.com.

Share your summer with the world.

As might be...

Book Notes: July 26, 2015
Book Notes: July 26, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — “The Other Side of Christmas,” a children’s book written and illustrated by Charleston native Beth Hoge Gully, will be presented at Taylor Books at 1 p.m. Saturday.

What makes the book unique is...

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...

Sounds of Summer: Music to play on repeat
Sounds of Summer: Music to play on repeat

You love music? We love music.

All summer long (and probably longer), the Charleston Gazette-Mail wants to share singers and songs, albums and artists, and maybe entire new genres of music for you to get to know....

Tex-Mex band to play Mountain Stage
Tex-Mex band to play Mountain Stage

The road is no place to raise a family. Rock band Journey said that once in a song, “Faithfully,” and they might have had a point.

Driving to a recording studio to work on their next record, Sarah Fox and her husband Joel...

Duo makes music together — at last
Duo makes music together — at last

When it comes to American roots music, there's no question that much is owed to the inimitable Levon Helm.

Sure, The Band is rightly regarded as one of the genre's quintessential acts, but Helm's impact reaches much farther, even years after...

Arts Notes: July 26, 2015

‘Addams’ auditions

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — The Actors Guild of Parkersburg will hold auditions for its upcoming production of “The Addams Family,” a new musical comedy by Andrew...

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