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Yakety yakin’ with The Coasters’ J.W. Lance
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Yakety yakin’ with The Coasters’ J.W. Lance

Fans of The Coasters will get a treat when the current incarnation of the band comes to the Clay Center Monday night as part of the musical revue "Smokey Joe's Cafe."

J.W. Lance, lead vocalist for the group, said, "The show is...

Yakety yakin’ with The Coasters’ J.W. Lance
Yakety yakin’ with The Coasters’ J.W. Lance

Fans of The Coasters will get a treat when the current incarnation of the band comes to the Clay Center Monday night as part of the musical revue "Smokey Joe's Cafe."

J.W. Lance, lead vocalist for the group, said, "The show is very, very nice....

A good year for bluesman Bonamassa
A good year for bluesman Bonamassa

When it's all said and done, Joe Bonamassa thinks 2014 will go in the books as a one of the good years.

The bluesman who performs Tuesday night at the Clay Center said, "A lot of stuff happened this year. On November 8, I celebrated 25 years as...

James Taylor at Civic Center Friday
James Taylor at Civic Center Friday

The last two times James Taylor has been to town, his shows have sold out. When he played the Clay Center in 2006, ticket requests averaged 50 per second when they went on sale, crashing the venue’s website. When he returned in 2011 to perform...

St. Paul and the Broken Bones rock ‘Mountain Stage’

Paul Janeway brought the gospel to Charleston, as he and his band St. Paul and the Broken Bones shook Mountain Stage with thunderous spirit on Sunday night.

Janeway, from Alabama, was brought up in the Pentecostal Church, evident in his...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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,...

‘Mockingjay: Part 1’ a glum set-up for ‘Hunger Games’ finale
‘Mockingjay: Part 1’ a glum set-up for ‘Hunger Games’ finale

Dark and hazy, relentlessly glum and dull, “The Hunger Games — Mockingjay: Part 1” is the first film in this sci-fi series to refuse to even attempt to stand on its own.

If you haven’t seen the previous films, good...

5 Questions with Blag the Ripper of the Dwarves
5 Questions with Blag the Ripper of the Dwarves

On Monday night, smutty, drug-fueled San Francisco-based punk band the Dwarves’ will play 123 Pleasant Street in Morgantown with The Queers. In advance of the show — the band’s first in the ...

Appalachian Children’s Chorus concert highlights ‘The Joy of Music’
Appalachian Children’s Chorus concert highlights ‘The Joy of Music’

The Appalachian Children’s Chorus’ presents its Ione Guthrie Holiday Concert, “The Joy of Music,” at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Clay Center. The two-hour program features Christmas selections, winter favorites and some songs from ...

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