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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...

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....

Though strung out along East Coast, Yarn still a tight-knit band
Though strung out along East Coast, Yarn still a tight-knit band

Blake Christiana said his band Yarn doesn’t get back to Brooklyn much these days.

The Americana/alt country band, which headlines the season’s final Live on the Levee Friday, was founded in New York in...

Rock the Park benefit set for Saturday
Rock the Park benefit set for Saturday

On Saturday, car fanatics and music lovers will Rock the Park at Kanawha State Forest. The free event, a benefit for the Kanawha State Forest Foundation sponsored by the Hot Rod Devils, runs noon to 6 p.m. in the swimming pool parking lot. (And if you ...

Review: Brad Paisley returns to happier themes
Review: Brad Paisley returns to happier themes

Brad Paisley backs away from social issues and strikes up a party on his 10th studio album, “Moonshine In The Trunk” (Arista Nashville). However, that doesn’t mean the West Virginia native suddenly starts to play it safe....

Foundation bringing musical instruments to W.Va. schools
Foundation bringing musical instruments to W.Va. schools

The start of the school year at Calhoun County Middle-High School coincided with the opening of boxes containing shiny, new musical instruments.

The truck arrived earlier this month from the VH1 Save the Music Foundation had eight flutes, 11...

From ‘Africa’ to Charleston: Toto at Clay Center Sunday
From ‘Africa’ to Charleston: Toto at Clay Center Sunday

It used to be one of the crown jewels of rock ‘n’ roll: getting your band’s picture on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. 

Dr. Hook famously rhapsodized about the mind-blowing pleasure it would bring — and...

Former Hendrix bassist home for Live on the Levee
Former Hendrix bassist home for Live on the Levee

It was pouring rain the day Billy Cox met Jimi Hendrix.

“I was on post in the Army, and I was coming from a theater,” he said. “We all ran for cover, and I wound up on the doorstep of Service Club number one, along with some ...

Tyler Childers plays solo showcase in Huntington Friday
Tyler Childers plays solo showcase in Huntington Friday

Working his way from the backroads of Kentucky to a club near you, Americana singer/songwriter Tyler Childers is making a name for himself with his thoughtful songwriting and earnest delivery that has been compared to everyone from Sturgill Simpson to ...

Saturday music and art festival honors Diamond Teeth Mary
Saturday music and art festival honors Diamond Teeth Mary

The fifth annual Diamond Teeth Mary Blues & Art Festival runs 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at Harris Riverfront Park in Huntington. Charleston’s The Diablo Blues Band (pictured), Tee Dee Young, Ray Fuller & The Bluesrockers, Gary Applegate, the...

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