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Fairmont guitarist finds his audience in the Ozarks
MARTA TANKERSLEY HAYS | Sunday Gazette-Mail
Fairmont guitarist finds his audience in the Ozarks

BRANSON, Mo. — Fairmont native Matt Hanshaw learned to play guitar when he was 6.

He climbed up on the bed where his dad kept his guitar safe and out of the way. Hanshaw started playing chords right off...

Kanawha libraries plan holiday open houses

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Kanawha County Public Library will offer holiday open houses for all ages at several library branches in December. Music, refreshments and crafts will be featured. The schedule includes:

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Talented teens sought to create new FlipSide logo
Talented teens sought to create new FlipSide logo

Starting in January, FlipSide will get a new logo — courtesy of one talented West Virginia teen. Not only will the winning logo appear on all publications, promotional items and other official FlipSide materials, but the artist responsible for...

Teenage singer pursues country music dream
Teenage singer pursues country music dream

As intimidating as the music industry can be, many musicians try to make a career in it. One of the talented artists looking to make it big on the country music scene is Ricky Cooper, a freshman at Sherman High School.

Cooper, 15, started his...

Things to do Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Music

JEFFERSON STARSHIP: 7:30 p.m. Free (tickets required). Salute to America, veterans concert series in cooperation with Soldier’s Wish. Clay Center. Call 304-561-3570 or visit www.theclaycenter.org.

BLUE YONDER: 6 p.m. Free....

Harshbarger to visit Taylor Books to sign new novel
Harshbarger to visit Taylor Books to sign new novel

West Virginia author Dwight Harshbarger has just published a new novel about people living near chemical plants that generate leaks and spills that threaten lives and safety in local communities.

Harshbarger will visit Taylor Books, at 226...

Fairmont guitarist finds his audience in the Ozarks
Fairmont guitarist finds his audience in the Ozarks

BRANSON, Mo. — Fairmont native Matt Hanshaw learned to play guitar when he was 6.

He climbed up on the bed where his dad kept his guitar safe and out of the way. Hanshaw started playing chords right off...

WV Book Team: Picture books aren’t just for kids
WV Book Team: Picture books aren’t just for kids

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Looking at picture books can be one of our fondest childhood memories, whether cuddling with our moms to hear Margaret Wise Brown’s “Goodnight Moon” or listening as a first-grade class to “The Cat ...

Harry Connick Jr. to return to Charleston in 2015

Grammy-award winner Harry Connick Jr. will return to Charleston for a show at the Clay Center Feb. 26. The date was listed on the performer's website as part of his recently announced 2015 tour.

After nearly 30 years, Connick has recorded...

Photo synthesis: Exhibits of famed photographers
Photo synthesis: Exhibits of famed photographers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It’s not every day that art and photography lovers in West Virginia get to view a collection of works by Ansel Adams.

In fact, it might be as long as 34 years ago that such an opportunity was offered in West...

Artisans offer one-of-a-kind scarves at annual craft show
Artisans offer one-of-a-kind scarves at annual craft show

The finished product isn’t always the main goal when it comes to arts and crafts. Sometimes, it’s the experience, the chance to personally create something new that’s important. The finished product is just documentation of an...

Jefferson Starship plays free show Saturday honoring Vietnam vets
Jefferson Starship plays free show Saturday honoring Vietnam vets

Paul Kantner, band leader and guitarist for Jefferson Starship, bristled slightly at the mention of that other Starship and the song “We Built This City.”

“Totally not,” he said. “It’s not my band,...

Talking love and mileage with songstress Amy LaVere
Talking love and mileage with songstress Amy LaVere

For touring performers, living on the road becomes a lifestyle. You either embrace and learn to love it, or it’s something you come to hate but accept as a means to an end.

Memphis-based singer/songwriter Amy LaVere loves the road....

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