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

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...

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...

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...

REVIEW: Drum Corps International’s Drums Across the Tri-State

The green turf at Laidley Field turned “blue” Monday night by the end of Drums Across the Tri-State when the Bluecoats of Canton, Ohio, turned in a dominant performance of its show, “Tilt.”

The Bluecoats were one of...

Old Crow and friends highlight summer concert season at Power Park
Old Crow and friends highlight summer concert season at Power Park

Saturday afternoon, The Clay Center and Appalachian Power Park treated Charleston to what might have been the highlight of the summer season: an outdoor concert featuring Old Crow Medicine Show that felt less like a one-off show and more like somebody ...

‘Serpent of Venice’ another delight from Christopher Moore
‘Serpent of Venice’ another delight from Christopher Moore

Fans of William Shakespeare will tell you that once you get past the intricate language of his works, the plays are truly wild stories of adventure, tragedy and humor with more than a little inappropriateness. In fact, it could be said that...

Things to do today: Friday, July 25

MARSHALL PETTY & THE GROOVE: 5 to 8 p.m. Free. 5 Corners Cafe, corner of Delaware Avenue and Virginia Street. Call 304-205-7817.

THE WILHELM BROTHERS: 7 p.m. Free. Cello rock. Bluegrass Kitchen, 1600 Washington St., E. Call 304-346-2871....

Old Crow Medicine show looks back to move forward
Old Crow Medicine show looks back to move forward

There’s something to be said for holding on to old high school journals and notebooks — at least Old Crow Medicine Show’s Chris “Critter” Fuqua thinks so. He says It’s important to not only stay in touch with...

Tribute: Late singer made deep connection
Tribute: Late singer made deep connection

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Jason Molina never had arena-level fame as a singer-songwriter.

But the indie performer toured internationally and developed a deep connection with both a devoted set of fans and with other performers. Molina died in...

Donna the Buffalo embraces new musical landscape, shuns genre labels
Donna the Buffalo embraces new musical landscape, shuns genre labels

Tara Nevins of Donna the Buffalo said being in music is very different now than in the past. The whole relationship between fans and performers has changed.

“Before all this cyberspace stuff, you only had access to a band you enjoyed from ...

Mitch Ryder still rockin’ after five decades
Mitch Ryder still rockin’ after five decades

Mitch Ryder said there’s a reason why good music comes out of cities that historically are economically strapped and crime-ridden, like Detroit.

The 69-year-old rock ‘n’ roll singer and Michigan native said,...

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