Charleston Light Opera Guild opens “Bright Star” Friday night at the Guild Theatre on Tennessee Avenue in Charleston. Written by actor/comedian/musician Steve Martin and Grammy award-winning songwriter Edie Brickell, “Bright Star” features bluegrass music and a story about a woman trying to …

Would any fictional gadget be more coveted by Hollywood executives than the memory-erasing "Men in Black" neuralyzer? Imagine the lucrative benefits of being able to, with a single flash, make moviegoers forget the film they just saw. Franchises would be endlessly renewable. IP could last forever.

The first thing you need to know about Robert Haddy’s Outta Time Excape Rooms on Charleston’s East End is that your experience begins the moment you open the door. You’ll be greeted by a mad scientist of sorts — and don’t expect him to leave his character behind.

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On May 27, a viola made in Charleston in 1938 by Ivan W. Allison was given to Japan’s Emperor Naruhito by President Donald Trump, along with a signed photo of composer Aaron Copland. The gifts were in honor of Naruhito’s ascension to the throne. He is following his father, Emperor Akihito.

“Storming Heaven,” the musical based on the award-winning book by West Virginia author Denise Giardina, premiers this weekend at the Gladys G. Davis Theatre at West Virginia University in Morgantown. Set during the mine wars in West Virginia in the early quarter of the 20th century, the show…

Charleston’s annual motorcycle meetup and celebration of motorcycle culture, the Capitol City Biker Bash, roars into town this week. Through the weekend, check out a full schedule that features a showing of vintage and collectors’ motorcycles, bike games and free nightly entertainment at Had…

One of Charleston’s most popular and most enduring party bands, Stratus, headlines Live on the Levee Friday night and kicks off a busy season of shows for the 45-year-old band.

The Brewgrass Reunion returns for year two Saturday at Adventures on the Gorge near Fayetteville. The bluegrass and craft beer festival will include performances by the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys, The Wild Rumpus, the Bing Brothers Band and Long Point String Band. The music and biergarten…

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Funerals for Today June 18, 2019

Anderson, Jewell - Noon, Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes.

Barker, Lorena - 11 a.m., Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.

Barnette, Alice - 2 p.m., Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley.

Field, Nancy - 1 p.m., Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet.

Fields, Norma - 6 p.m., O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Garnes, James - 2 p.m., Casto Funeral Home, Evans.

Johnson, Roy - 6 p.m., Ward Church of God, Cedar Grove.

Karnes, Sherri - 5 p.m., St. Timothy in the Valley Episcopal Church, Hurricane.

Nichols, Ethel Pauline - 1 p.m., Wilson-Smith Funeral Home.

Rayburn, Sandra - 11 a.m., Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane. 

Thomas, Tony - noon, 305 B McDonald Ave, South Charleston.

Weaver, Charles - Noon, Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.