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Johnny Staats headlines Live on the Levee
Johnny Staats headlines Live on the Levee

Acclaimed West Virginia musician Johnny Staats and his band, The Delivery Boys, headline a night of free bluegrass music at Live on the Levee Friday. They’ll perform 45-minute sets at 7:45 and 8:45 p.m., while Lincoln County trio The Band Wagon...

Johnny Staats headlines Live on the Levee
Johnny Staats headlines Live on the Levee

Acclaimed West Virginia musician Johnny Staats and his band, The Delivery Boys, headline a night of free bluegrass music at Live on the Levee Friday. They’ll perform 45-minute sets at 7:45 and 8:45 p.m., while Lincoln County trio The Band Wagon ...

Beckley’s Simply Jazz and Blues Festival this weekend
Beckley’s Simply Jazz and Blues Festival this weekend

The 2014 Simply Jazz and Blues Festival runs Friday through Sunday at Word Park, 421 Neville St., Beckley. The free event features multiple West Virginia artists, as well as a half dozen national acts. Headliners are The Bob Thompson Unit Friday and...

Third annual Lewisburg Literary Festival this weekend
Third annual Lewisburg Literary Festival this weekend

The free Lewisburg Literary Festival, now in its third year, will be held Friday and Saturday in various locations in the town. Featured authors are Garth Stein (“The Art of Racing in the Rain”) and West Virginia Poet Laureate Marc...

FX debuts Kelsey Grammer, Martin Lawrence sitcom
FX debuts Kelsey Grammer, Martin Lawrence sitcom

The fall season will be here before you know it, with dozens and dozens of new shows rolled out for us to feast our eyes upon. In the meantime, though, the flood of premieres that came in July is slowing to a trickle.

This week, there is only...

In Short: July 31-Aug. 6, 2014

Monologue show

The Contemporary Youth Arts Company present its annual “Boxes” monologue production at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at the Capitol Center Theater, 123 Summers St. This year’s production, “Best of...

Diablo Blues Band on ‘RFC’ this week

This week’s “RFC MINI SHOW” on the PopCult blog (blogs.wvgazette.com/popcult) presents The Diablo Blues Band.

Newly signed to Houston’s Arm The Pit Records, the band is a longtime “Radio Free...

Walking the dinosaur
Walking the dinosaur

Most people don’t really start remembering much of anything until they’re at least a couple of years old. What they do remember is often fragmented or sketchy, but special.

Brett Kern’s first solid memory was of visiting his ...

REVIEW: Drum Corps International’s Drums Across the Tri-State

The green turf at Laidley Field turned “blue” Monday night by the end of Drums Across the Tri-State when the Bluecoats of Canton, Ohio, turned in a dominant performance of its show, “Tilt.”

The Bluecoats were one of...

Old Crow and friends highlight summer concert season at Power Park
Old Crow and friends highlight summer concert season at Power Park

Saturday afternoon, The Clay Center and Appalachian Power Park treated Charleston to what might have been the highlight of the summer season: an outdoor concert featuring Old Crow Medicine Show that felt less like a one-off show and more like somebody ...

Review: Catching up with ghosts, guns, guillotine chokes and ‘Transformers’
Review: Catching up with ghosts, guns, guillotine chokes and ‘Transformers’

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As my yearly self-imposed summer vacation draws to a close, it is time once again to look back at some of the games I’ve been playing recently. It’s an eclectic mix, to be sure, but I was somewhat disappointed...

‘Serpent of Venice’ another delight from Christopher Moore
‘Serpent of Venice’ another delight from Christopher Moore

Fans of William Shakespeare will tell you that once you get past the intricate language of his works, the plays are truly wild stories of adventure, tragedy and humor with more than a little inappropriateness. In fact, it could be said that...

Book Notes: July 27, 2014

Literary festival

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — The third annual Lewisburg Literary Festival, featuring authors, guest speakers, workshops, book signings and more, will take place Friday and Saturday at Carnegie...

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Beckley’s Simply Jazz and Blues Festival this weekend
Third annual Lewisburg Literary Festival this weekend
FX debuts Kelsey Grammer, Martin Lawrence sitcom
In Short: July 31-Aug. 6, 2014
Diablo Blues Band on ‘RFC’ this week

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Arts

ReStore becomes hub in city’s art community
Arts Notes: July 27, 2014
Walking the dinosaur
REVIEW: Drum Corps International’s Drums Across the Tri-State
Old Crow and friends highlight summer concert season at Power Park

Books

WV Book Team: ‘Wolf’ chronicles end of species in W.Va.
Book Notes: July 27, 2014
‘Serpent of Venice’ another delight from Christopher Moore

Film

Things to do today: Friday, July 25

Music

Tribute: Late singer made deep connection
Old Crow Medicine show looks back to move forward
Donna the Buffalo embraces new musical landscape, shuns genre labels
Mitch Ryder still rockin’ after five decades

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Review: Catching up with ghosts, guns, guillotine chokes and ‘Transformers’

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