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Grants offered for W.Va. artists, nonprofit groups

Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Division of Culture and History and the state Commission on the Arts are adding a second funding cycle for professional development grants for West Virginia artists and arts...

Grants offered for W.Va. artists, nonprofit groups

Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Division of Culture and History and the state Commission on the Arts are adding a second funding cycle for professional development grants for West Virginia artists and arts organizations....

Dylan Gardner has ‘Adventures in Real Time’ with music career
Dylan Gardner has ‘Adventures in Real Time’ with music career

At a very young age, up-and-coming artist Dylan Gardner started playing music. He didn’t realize music was his true passion until the age of 14, though, when he really started writing and singing songs.

After his freshman year of high...

Light Opera Guild flashes back to the ‘80s with ‘The Wedding Singer’
Light Opera Guild flashes back to the ‘80s with ‘The Wedding Singer’

A lot of actors have dream roles. Not many of them would consider appearing in a musical based on an Adam Sandler movie a “dream role,” but then again, not everybody is 25-year-old Lauren Meyer.

Meyer stars in the Charleston Light...

Stratus still going strong after 40 years
Stratus still going strong after 40 years

After 40 years together, Stratus, Charleston’s best-known R&B group, knows it’s starting to show its age. Most of the band members are eligible for retirement, but they’re not contemplating going away quietly.

“We...

Multifest entertainment schedule

The 25th annual Multifest runs Friday through Sunday on the Capitol Complex grounds.

Live entertainment for the free event is as follows:

Friday

6 p.m.: Opening ceremony with multi-denominational prayers and the National Anthem...

SC author gets a big award for ‘Little Things’
SC author gets a big award for ‘Little Things’

Bil Lepp remembers well the inspiration for his story, “The King of Little Things.”

Eight years ago, he was playing with his son, Noah, upstairs in their home. Noah, now 14, suggested, “Let’s play kingdoms.”...

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...

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