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Film, CD project tries to build bridge between West Virginian and Ugandan Jews
Photos courtesy of Jon Matthews
Film, CD project tries to build bridge between West Virginian and Ugandan Jews

Documentary filmmaker and Charleston native Jon Matthews has set himself an ambitious task that pairs a most unlikely group of performers drawn from two continents but the same spiritual world.

Matthews is in the midst of raising funds for a...

Film, CD project tries to build bridge between West Virginian and Ugandan Jews
Film, CD project tries to build bridge between West Virginian and Ugandan Jews

Documentary filmmaker and Charleston native Jon Matthews has set himself an ambitious task that pairs a most unlikely group of performers drawn from two continents but the same spiritual world.

Matthews is in the midst of raising funds for a...

Rolling Stones announce North American stadium tour
Rolling Stones announce North American stadium tour

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Rolling Stones are zipping across North America again.

The rock band announced a 15-city stadium tour Tuesday that will kick off May 24 at Petco Park in San Diego,...

FestivALL to add comedy punch
FestivALL to add comedy punch

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — FestivAll will return for its 11th year June 19-28, with another 10 days of music, dance, theater and art.

Details for the festival were announced Monday at the Clay Center by FestivALL co-directors Larry Groce and...

Trevor Noah set to replace Stewart on ‘Daily Show’
Trevor Noah set to replace Stewart on ‘Daily Show’

NEW YORK (AP) – Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa who has contributed to “The Daily Show” a handful of times during the past year, will become Jon Stewart’s replacement as host, Comedy Central announced...

Taylor Swift wins artist of the year at iHeartRadio Awards
Taylor Swift wins artist of the year at iHeartRadio Awards

The iHeartRadio Music Awards should be called the iHeartTaylorSwift Awards.

The pop singer cleaned house at the show Sunday, winning artist of the year and song of the year for “Shake It Off,” and even assisted Madonna by strumming ...

Mockingray: How movies based on books crush my soul
Mockingray: How movies based on books crush my soul

There was a time when I would be ecstatic about a book I loved being turned into a movie, counting down the days until I could see it in theaters.

Then as I started seeing more and more films based on my beloved books, I noticed a pattern...

Mac-and-cheese cook-off is Saturday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Childhood Language Center will hold its second annual Mac and Cheese Cook-Off at the Capitol Market on Saturday, where nearly 40 teams and individuals will compete for the chance to travel to the World Food Championship....

Easter egg hunt set for next weekend on Magic Island

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Charleston Parks and Recreation will sponsor the “It’s Magic” Easter egg hunt April 4 on Magic Island. Activities start at 11 a.m. and the egg hunt starts at 1 p.m. Children ages 3-10 may participate in...

Things to do Saturday, March 28, 2015

Music

TOM HOLCOMB: 7 p.m. Free. Bluegrass Kitchen, 1600 Washington St. E. Call 304-346-2871.

DANIELLE AND STEVE: 7:30 p.m. Free. Bridge Road Bistro, 915 Bridge Road. Call 720-3500

EXILES: 7 to 10 p.m. Admission $10. Marmet Recreation ...

Clay planetarium takes one giant leap forward
Clay planetarium takes one giant leap forward

The stars never quite aligned for the Clay Center’s ElectricSky Theater, though the Clay Center did its best with the planetarium show it had for as long as it could.

This weekend, the Clay Center debuts its new digital planetarium in the ...

Turley Richards sings out the tale of his life
Turley Richards sings out the tale of his life

Charleston native Turley Richards’ crazy-quilt, up-and-down life and performing career reads like a book.

Which is good since the 73-year-old blind singer-songwriter has written one....

Review: ‘Get Hard’ plays with stereotypes with mixed success
Review: ‘Get Hard’ plays with stereotypes with mixed success

While the stereotypes in “Get Hard” may be gross exaggerations, its characters live in the real world: A place where the chasm between rich and poor is vast and growing; where black men are disproportionately jailed and white-collar...

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