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Improv comedy group is making it up as they go along
DOUGLAS IMBROGNO | Sunday Gazette-Mail
Improv comedy group is making it up as they go along

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — One recent night at Taylor Books, Melissa Ellsworth was trying to describe what she and a group of companions have been doing every Tuesday in the basement of the downtown bookstore and coffee shop.

Improv comedy...

Improv comedy group is making it up as they go along
Improv comedy group is making it up as they go along

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — One recent night at Taylor Books, Melissa Ellsworth was trying to describe what she and a group of companions have been doing every Tuesday in the basement of the downtown bookstore and coffee shop.

Improv comedy...

Retired Elkins surgeon handcrafts custom guitars
Retired Elkins surgeon handcrafts custom guitars

ELKINS, W.Va. — Bob Rose, a general surgeon for more than 30 years in Randolph County, traded in his scalpel for a workshop full of woodworking tools where he handcrafts guitars and ukuleles in the tradition...

Things to do Saturday, July 4, 2015

Music

ONE FOR THE ROAD: 7 p.m. Adults $5, children $3. Jerry Run Summer Theater, W.Va. Route 20, 1.5 miles north of Holly River State Park, Cleveland, Webster County. Call 304-493-6574.

TRINITY RIVER BAND: 7:30 p.m. Adults $15, seniors $12,...

Photo of the Week: July 5, 2015
Photo of the Week: July 5, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Our Photo of the Week comes to us from a young Winfield photographer.

Alexis Reed, 12, was out on a walk when she spotted a nice silhouette scene. As the sun was falling down through the trees, she snapped an image of...

History app created by Marshall professor gains momentum
History app created by Marshall professor gains momentum

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Born of his own desire to “connect curiosity with expertise,” Marshall University history professor David Trowbridge, 38, developed a free history application for smartphones that alerts users to historic...

Outleannder: How a book is overtaking my life
Outleannder: How a book is overtaking my life

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Typically I write this book column a week or two in advance. I get inspiration, write out all my thoughts and then keep coming back to it over several days until it turns into something readable.

This month I...

Arts Notes: July 5, 2015
Arts Notes: July 5, 2015

Art auction

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — Greenbrier Valley Theatre’s 21st Annual Art Auction is scheduled for Saturday at 113 E. Washington St., Lewisburg. It is the largest fundraiser for GVT and continues ...

WV native is bringing her Appalachian upbringing to the big screen
WV native is bringing her Appalachian upbringing to the big screen

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After years spent in L.A., Tijah Bumgarner returned to her home state with a handful of experiences testing the waters of the entertainment industry, a bachelor’s degree in film and a script about her hometown....

Sounds of summer
Sounds of summer

There is so much good music out there. You can find it on the radio and the TV. It's...

Q&A with rising country star Chase Bryant
Q&A with rising country star Chase Bryant

WANT TO GO?

Chase Bryant

Presented by the Point Pleasant Sternwheel Regatta

WHEN: 9 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Riverfront Park Stage, Point Pleasant

TICKETS: Free

INFO: 304-593-2404 or ...

Get your firework fix here: when and where
Get your firework fix here: when and where

Friday

n Haddad Riverfront Park, Charleston. Following Live on the Levee (9:30-ish).

n Beckley/Raleigh County Convention Center, 200 Armory Drive, Beckley. 9:30 p.m.

Saturday (Fourth of July)

n Appalachian Power Park,...

Heart can still steal your soul

Wednesday night a packed Clay Center Auditorium had their souls moved and their seats shaken by the grand dames of American rock ‘n’ roll, the Wilson sisters, better known as Heart. Four decades of touring would leave many bands sounding ...

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