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Playing any of Gustav Mahler’s nine symphonies is a big deal. Almost all of them require huge orchestras with extra players in the winds, brass and percussion section (the Fourth is the only one that doesn’t).

Artistic Director...

Contemporary Christian singer tries to play to his strengths
Contemporary Christian singer tries to play to his strengths

Contemporary Christian singer David Crowder said it’s all very humbling to look through a hymnal at all the songs that have been written about faith and God over the years.

Crowder, who headlines The Rock and Worship Roadshow at the...

Playing any of Gustav Mahler’s nine symphonies is a big deal. Almost all of them require huge orchestras with extra players in the winds, brass and percussion section (the Fourth is the only one that doesn’t).

Artistic Director...

In short: Feb. 26-March 4

The Clinton Gregory Bluegrass Band, out of Nashville, brings its tight harmonies and musical virtuosity to the Milton Opry House for a show beginning 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Admission is $15 adults,...

Bibb shines at Mountain Stage

The melting snow and slush that covered area streets and sidewalks may have kept some people home from the Culture Center theater Sunday night. The crowd at Mountain Stage was a little thin. The bottom of the auditorium was nearly full but the balcony ...

In Short: Feb. 19-25, 2015

Bob Thompson at La Belle

The “D” Street Art & Music Series presents The Bob Thompson Quartet in concert on Saturday at the La Belle Theater, 311 D St., South Charleston.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with a showing of work by...

5 questions with Kill Matilda
5 questions with Kill Matilda

Not every Canadian punk trio can boast that they also kill zombies, but for Toronto-based Kill Matilda, it’s a way of life.

The energetic, female-fronted powerhouse comes to The Empty...

Up with Justin Townes Earle
Up with Justin Townes Earle

Justin Townes Earle is just in a much better place these days. The 33-year-old indie singer/songwriter, who performs Tuesday night at the V Club in Huntington, is happily married, almost deliriously so, and really, just happy in general, which is ...

W.Va. Youth Symphony’s online auction still open
W.Va. Youth Symphony’s online auction still open

Organizers of West Virginia Youth Symphony’s online auction are hoping Thursday’s cocktail reception will be the final push they need to reach their fundraising goal.

To mark the...

Heart coming to Clay Center in July

Rock ‘n’ roll sisters Heart will come to the Clay Center July 1.

The add-on show was announced Monday morning by the Arts and Science Center.

Heart arrived on the American music scene in the mid-1970s with songs like...

Film music played in an intimate setting

Composers of film music do not always write just for films. Many, like John Williams and Bruce Broughton, have maintained vibrant careers as composers of art music, when not spending 80 hours a week working on a film.

The earliest film composers ...

Divinely uproarious, “Sister Act” wows the crowd

Midweek musicals are not always an easy sell, but fans who flocked to the Clay Center Wednesday evening were not disappointed as the slightly sacrilegious, but wildly entertaining “Sister Act” graced the Charleston stage. This hysterical ...

Brilliance lost on “Brilliant Traces”

By Autumn D. F. Hopkins

For the Gazette

Community theater is a tricky thing; participants must walk the tightrope of offering something generically appealing enough to please the masses yet still edgy enough to sate the artistic vision of ...

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