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Chorus’ spring show a pleasant jaunt down road less taken

It is not necessary to program from the same old canon of popular, if overly explored, works to build a great concert. The West Virginia Symphony Chorus’ spring concert at Christ Church United Methodist had 20th-century music from beyond the...

Chorus’ spring show a pleasant jaunt down road less taken

It is not necessary to program from the same old canon of popular, if overly explored, works to build a great concert. The West Virginia Symphony Chorus’ spring concert at Christ Church United Methodist had 20th-century music from beyond the...

West Virginia poet laureate discusses poetry, words and everyday life
West Virginia poet laureate discusses poetry, words and everyday life

The words came out poignant and clear. The speaker’s voice rising and falling with the enlivening turns of phrase.

The passion in Marc Harshman’s voice could be felt as much as it could be heard.

Harshman, West...

WomanSong with instruments, real, really long and imaginary

I knew something different was in store Saturday night for womanSong’s spring concert when, out of the corner of my eye, I saw the 13-foot alpine horn being pushed up the aisle of St Matthew’s Episcopal Church.

That proved to be...

David Wax Museum brings energy to new Clay Center series

The room was filled with chatter when the David Wax Museum took the Clay Center’s main stage Friday, but almost instantly when the band’s leading duo began harmonizing the sweet, sad tune of “Lavender Street,” a natural...

Jay Rockefeller documentary coming to WVPB in June
Jay Rockefeller documentary coming to WVPB in June

MORGANTOWN — Suzanne Higgins, a senior producer at West Virginia Public Broadcasting, said it wasn’t easy to get Jay Rockefeller to talk about himself.

...

‘Greater Tuna’ has great actors, but plot really flounders

On Friday night The LimeLight Theatre Company opened their production of “Greater Tuna” at the West Virginia State University Capitol Center Theater.

The two-man play featured Alex Bannerman and Chris Terpening as seemingly the...

Blind man opens actor’s eyes to TV character
Blind man opens actor’s eyes to TV character

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Marvel’s masked vigilante ­Daredevil has all the usual qualities of a typical superhero — he’s quick, strong, agile and a skilled fighter.

He’s also blind, which came as a surprise to...

Humanities Council elects new board members

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The West Virginia Humanities Council elected three new members to its board of directors during the spring board meeting on April 10 in Morgantown.

The new members are Elliot Hicks, Billy Joe Peyton and Timothy Sweet....

Actor David Selby writes novel, ‘Promises of Love’

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia actor David Selby has written a book about a complex family relationship in a small town.

“Promises of Love,” a work of fiction, is published by Headline Books of Terra Alta.

Selby, 74,...

New Rockefeller documentary coming to WVPBS this summer
New Rockefeller documentary coming to WVPBS this summer

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Suzanne Higgins, a senior producer at West Virginia Public Broadcasting, says it wasn’t easy to get Jay Rockefeller to talk about himself.

“When we first approached the senator about the project, he...

Things to do Saturday, April 25, 2015

Music

VERACOCHA: 7 p.m. Free. Latin Lounge jazz combo. Bluegrass Kitchen, 1600 Washington St. E. Call 304-346-2871.

DR. GERALD LEE: 7 p.m. Tickets $20. Christ Church United Methodist, Quarrier and Morris streets. Sponsored by the...

Clay Center announces new Broadway in Charleston season
Clay Center announces new Broadway in Charleston season

The upcoming Broadway in Charleston series is a mix of Broadway hits and a few familiar (blue) faces.

Jam Theatricals and the Clay Center announced the new series Thursday.

Mel Brook's film-turned-Broadway-musical-turned-movie-based-on-the-...

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