“Betsy Blossom Brown” is a beautifully written coming of age story by West Virginia author Kathleen M. Jacobs. In the book we follow the life of the title character as she learns to live with and come to terms with all the things good and bad that life throws her way.

“The Making of a Field Hippie” is a new memoir from Joe Mirenna. If his name rings a bell, he plays banjo, mandolin, guitar, fiddle and hammered dulcimer and was a member of the Booger Hole Revival string band in the mid-1970s. The self-taught multi-instrumentalist was also an artist-in-resi…

The movie “Dark Waters,” about the effect of deadly chemicals in West Virginia, is “very damaging” for DuPont de Nemours Inc., Wall Street analysts at Fermium Research wrote in a report before the film’s theatrical debut this week.

The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra returns to the Clay Center Saturday with “Violin or Fiddle,” a concert featuring violinist Tessa Lark, recipient of a 2018 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship and a 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant. The presentation will include selections by Brahms and Beeth…

The Charleston Light Opera Guild returns for weekend number two of it’s 70th anniversary production of “Oklahoma!” at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center Little Theater. The show features a cast of 50 and includes notable songs like “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’,” “People Will Say …

Big Sandy Superstore gets a face full of rock Sunday with A Day To Remember’s “The Degenerates Tour.” The band is best known for alt rock hits like “All I Want,” “It’s Complicated” and “Paranoia.” The pop punk/metalcore show also includes “I Prevail,” “Beartooth” and “Can’t Swim.” Tickets fo…

If you're watching a big studio film featuring a female ensemble, there is a 50% chance that there is going to be some monologue about how men underestimating women is both a truism and an advantage. It's becoming as inevitable as environmentalist supervillains. On its face it's a harmless o…

The Charleston Light Opera Guild premiered its latest staging of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “Oklahoma!” at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center Little Theater on Friday evening to a solid crowd that was obviously excited to be part of the show.

Funerals for Thursday, November 21, 2019

Bias, Kenneth - 7 p.m., Evans Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Chapmanville.

Carrow, Mildred - 1 p.m., Marmet Memorial Gardens, Marmet.

Coleman, Aaron - 1 p.m., Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, Cedar Grove.

Fore, George - 7 p.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Midkiff, Cleo - 2 p.m., Bartlett-Nichols Funeral Home, St. Albans.

Outman, Roxine -  2 p.m., Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.

Shamblin, Cathy - 7 p.m., Christ Community Church, Scott Depot.