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

In Short: Dec. 17, 2015

The final week of a staged version of the iconic Frank Capra holiday movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” takes place at the Alban Theater, 65 Olde Main St., in St. Albans with performances of “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live ...

Radio-style production brings to life “It’s a Wonderful Life”
Radio-style production brings to life “It’s a Wonderful Life”

In an age of limited resources, to put on some theater productions, producers have had to get creative. Many elaborate Broadway musicals have retooled for the times and scaled down to keep them profitable.

For community theater groups, giant...

Five sets of sisters perform in Charleston Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’
Five sets of sisters perform in Charleston Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’

Brigette Madden wanted to be like her big sister.

Sheena Madden was two years older, and Brigette’s only sibling. If Sheena wore her hair one way, Brigette had to wear her hair that way. When Brigette got a hand-me-down leotard from her...

Review: Mountain Stage saves the best for last

“Mountain Stage” saved the best for last, with their final show of the year at the Culture Center Sunday night.

It was a wonderful set of performances from start to finish, with an added surprise.

February 14, the show will...

Best Bet: Marvel Universe comes alive
Best Bet: Marvel Universe comes alive

Comic book and movie characters spring off the page and screen and into action as “Marvel Universe LIVE!” comes to the Charleston’s Civic Center in shows at 7 p.m. today and Friday; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday; and 1 p.m....

Best Bet: Funny for the holidays
Best Bet: Funny for the holidays

The No Pants Players, West Virginia’s long-running improv comedy troupe, has some fun with the holidays with its annual Joytacular show, sponsored by the UPS Store of Kanawha City, starting 7 p.m. Saturday at the Alban Arts and Conference...

Best Bet — Marvel Universe comes alive
Best Bet — Marvel Universe comes alive

“Marvel Universe LIVE!” comes to the Charleston’s Civic Center in shows at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 and 4; 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 5; and 1 and 5 p.m. Dec. 6. Produced by Feld Entertainment, the show brings more than 25 Marvel characters...

“Ragtime” brings musical message to Clay Center’s Broadway in Charleston
“Ragtime” brings musical message to Clay Center’s Broadway in Charleston

To be sure, “Ragtime” isn’t a light-hearted musical celebrating the music and dance of the turn of the 20th Century.

Actress Kate Turner, who plays “Mother,” said, “It’s a very entertaining show, ...

CYAC’s “MARY” musical returns for 19th year
CYAC’s “MARY” musical returns for 19th year

In Charleston, the Christmas season ushers in a host of holiday traditions.

The West Virginia Symphony’s annual “Home for the Holidays” performance comes to the Clay Center December 5. Bob Thompson’s “Joy to...

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