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From an embarrassment of riches, Opus sings with grace

When choruses program concerts, they have to sort through an embarrassment of riches: More than 1,000 years of compositions. In its excellent Christmas concert, Opus Chorale, the 16-voice chamber chorus, sampled music from across the choral canon,...

From an embarrassment of riches, Opus sings with grace

When choruses program concerts, they have to sort through an embarrassment of riches: More than 1,000 years of compositions. In its excellent Christmas concert, Opus Chorale, the 16-voice chamber chorus, sampled music from across the choral canon,...

Review: Miracle on 34th Street cute but lacks classic charm

Though “Miracle on 34th Street” was billed as a “beloved holiday classic,” you might have found yourself disappointed if you went expecting something true to the 1947 film starring Maureen O’Hara.

Friday night...

Community notes

Christmas dinner

The Black family presents its 5th annual Christmas dinner, free of charge and open to the public, at the Manna Meal soup kitchen, located at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1105 Quarrier Street in...

City announces annual GoodNight schedule
City announces annual GoodNight schedule

Charleston city officials announced the schedule Monday morning for the city’s annual GoodNight celebration.

The night of music and arts performances runs from 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 31 at various venues around town, and provides a night of...

Innerviews: Veteran guitarist gears up for Esquires’ 50th celebration
Innerviews: Veteran guitarist gears up for Esquires’ 50th celebration

Leave golf, tennis and other diversions to other guys. Butch Evans prefers his band. Not just any band. The venerable Esquires. That’s his hobby, a joyous respite from the everyday duties of running a computer software firm.

At 69, he...

Music about the cold never bothers womanSong

The choral Christmas season continued Saturday night as womanSong drew a large crowd to Christ Church United Methodist for a fine, if lengthy concert. Just a few empty seats dotted the hall.

Conductor Emily Capece’s program,...

W.Va. Symphony, Charleston Ballet deliver stunning “The Nutcraker”

On Friday night the Charleston Ballet and the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra teamed up for a stunning presentation of “The Nutcracker.” With guest dancers from the English National Ballet School and the Columbia Classical Ballet this...

Alban actors do their best to lift up Dickens’ bleak ‘Carol’

Last night, the Alban put on Charles Dickens’ classic holiday morality tale, “A Christmas Carol.” While the acting was up to snuff and the set design was lovely, this Christmas staple is more than 170 years old, so it may be time...

Thompson, O’Brien shine in annual Christmas concert

At Bob Thompson’s annual “Joy to the World” Christmas show Thursday night at the state Culture Center, Thompson assured the crowd that he and the band wouldn’t play “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer,” a...

Community Notes

Local authors Eliot Parker and Robin L. Ramey will sign copies of their recent novels at Books-A-Million at the Charleston Town Center location, on Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m.

Parker is the author...

Nora Jane Struthers at The Empty Glass Friday
Nora Jane Struthers at The Empty Glass Friday

Singer/songwriter Nora Jane Struthers gained national acclaim when her band, The Bootleggers, won the band competition at the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festival in 2008, and since then, her star has continued to rise on the Americana scene. At...

Bob Thompson’s “Joy to the World” on Thursday
Bob Thompson’s “Joy to the World” on Thursday

Bob Thompson’s annual “Joy to the World” concert kicks off at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Culture Center Theater. Joining the jazz pianist as this year’s guest vocalist is Wheeling native Mollie O’Brien (pictured), who...

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