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U.S. Marine Band performs Wednesday in Charleston
STAFF SGT. BRIAN RUST/U.S. Marine Corps photo
U.S. Marine Band performs Wednesday in Charleston

There are long-running musical organizations, and then there’s the U.S. Marine Band. Established in July 1798, it’s the oldest continuously active professional musical organization in the country, and it’s coming to town...

U.S. Marine Band performs Wednesday in Charleston
U.S. Marine Band performs Wednesday in Charleston

There are long-running musical organizations, and then there’s the U.S. Marine Band. Established in July 1798, it’s the oldest continuously active professional musical organization in the country, and it’s coming to town...

‘The Giver’ will excite new and old fans alike
‘The Giver’ will excite new and old fans alike

A simple, haunting tale was transformed into a science-fiction thriller as “The Giver” hit theaters Aug. 15. Fans of the book and new fans alike will be spellbound by this astonishing film.

Set far in the future, “The...

Katy Perry’s Prismatic Tour is one big party
Katy Perry’s Prismatic Tour is one big party

Katy Perry has been on her worldwide Prismatic Tour for a little more than three months, and she’s not stopping anytime soon. Her opening acts have changed as she’s traveled, and recently, when I had the pleasure of seeing Katy in...

Things to do Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

Music

BETH AND ALASHA: 7 p.m. Free. Classical Gypsy jazz. Bluegrass Kitchen, 1600 Washington St. E. Call 304-346-2871.

CHRIS HALE AND COMPANY: 9 p.m. Free. Bruno’s, 222 Leon Sullivan Way. Call 304-720-7295.

MARK CHAPMAN: 7 p.m....

Lifetime of treasures up for auction
Lifetime of treasures up for auction

MORGANTOWN — The treasures of a life spent traveling the globe will be auctioned off, starting today.

Frances Yeend, a world-renowned opera singer, died in April 2008. She and her husband, James Benner, moved...

Copper Pint Irish Pub opens on the Boulevard
Copper Pint Irish Pub opens on the Boulevard

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Irish eyes are smiling on Charleston, with a brand-new pub that was scheduled to open its doors this past Friday. Copper Pint, the latest venture from owner Vicente Cruz, offers guests a taste of rustic Ireland with heavy...

WVSU theater student wins national scholarship
WVSU theater student wins national scholarship

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Once she receives her communications degree from West Virginia State University in the spring of 2015, Raynalle Rouse, a Washington, D.C., native, wants to return to her old Friendship Collegiate Academy and infuse other...

Arts Notes: Aug. 31, 2014
Arts Notes: Aug. 31, 2014

Photo competition

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The Beckley Camera Club is hosting its first photography competition and exhibit, open to photographers of all skill levels and ages, from elementary school to seasoned...

WV Book Team: Debut novels are exciting revelations
WV Book Team: Debut novels are exciting revelations

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It’s always exciting when an author you know and trust comes out with a new book, but it can be equally exciting to discover a new writer whose work knocks your socks off.

A good freshman novel can establish a...

Artist Ian Bode rediscovers, narrates his hometown
Artist Ian Bode rediscovers, narrates his hometown

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Artist Ian Bode is a bit uncomfortable having the spotlight on him as an artist — “It’s my work, not me,” he is quick to point out.

But the affable 38-year-old is not shy in talking about...

Review: After slow start, ‘Madden NFL 15’ delivers
Review: After slow start, ‘Madden NFL 15’ delivers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There was a moment, after having played a dozen or so games, that I was ready to throw in the towel on “Madden NFL 15.” I’ve been playing the “Madden” franchise since its inception and this ...

Toothless Ruth returns to rockin’
Toothless Ruth returns to rockin’

Drummer Mike Felty knew the moment he heard Chris Short sing that he’d found the perfect guy to front that cool, new rock band he wanted to put together.

It’s just where he found him that didn’t seem all that cool....

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