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Record Store Day returns Saturday
BILL LYNCH | Gazette
Record Store Day returns Saturday

Christmas comes but once a year. The same is true for Record Store Day, which for vinyl record fans is the next best thing to Christmas.

Since 2007, on the third Saturday in April, independent record stores around the country bring out special,...

Record Store Day returns Saturday
Record Store Day returns Saturday

Christmas comes but once a year. The same is true for Record Store Day, which for vinyl record fans is the next best thing to Christmas.

Since 2007, on the third Saturday in April, independent record stores around the country bring out special,...

Michael Cerveris talks about the ‘draining, exhausting’ ‘Fun Home’
Michael Cerveris talks about the ‘draining, exhausting’ ‘Fun Home’

NEW YORK — As a kid in Huntington, West Virginia, Michael Cerveris was a big fan of black-and-white monster movies — but his loyalties weren’t always with the humans.

“I always identified...

A requiem with economy, musicality

Setting the Latin mass for the dead, the requiem, has remained popular with composers. But for more than a century, it has become customary to include texts from other sources to amplify in the setting of the Latin words.

Such was the case...

Review: Fleet opera and Broadway when a trio joins the W. Va. Symphony

Opera has been pop music for as long as it has been opera, no matter what effort Wagner and his contemporaries made to elevate it into high art.

That pop quality was clear in the West Virginia Symphony’s “From Boheme to Broadway,...

Wind symphony tour promises musical riches
Wind symphony tour promises musical riches

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Robert Boudreau has set his sights on West Virginia.

A world traveler who has carved out a unique niche in the symphonic world with his floating musical barge, Boudreau plans to embark on a 10-city tour this summer as...

Future unclear for Montclaire String Quartet
Future unclear for Montclaire String Quartet

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — At 3 p.m. today in the Erma Byrd Gallery at the University of Charleston, the members of the Montclaire String Quartet play the final performance of their 25th season in Charleston.

And for all they know, this may be...

Review: Hard to cope with Citizen at Clay Center

Wednesday night the Clay Center offered up Citizen Cope, an acoustic solo act. His music was mellow and funky, his voice a solid warm baritone, but the themes were pop-music-love-song repetitive with the occasional fight-the-man anthem thrown in for...

Shots from the bar: April 9-15, 2015
Shots from the bar: April 9-15, 2015

Springtime is here. People are staying out later and finding things to get into after the 9 to 5 is done. 

Check out the proof.

So, what are you doing after work?

Send your pictures to “Shots from the Bar,” the...

Hip Hop artist Darnell Poole comes from the heart of West Virginia
Hip Hop artist Darnell Poole comes from the heart of West Virginia

Growing up in McDowell County, Darnell Poole didn't dream of becoming a hip hop star. He was more about shooting hoops.

“I played basketball and baseball. I was All-State in basketball,” said Poole, a Huntington-based rapper who...

Milk Carton Kids found in “Monterey”
Milk Carton Kids found in “Monterey”

Most records fall into one of two categories. There's the studio record, where a band goes into a studio, records tracks, and eventually creates an album. There's also a live record, which is an album recorded live at a concert or compiled from a...

2014 People’s Choice winners

Favorite Event: FestivALL

Favorite Specialty Drink: milkshakes, Ellen’s Homemade Ice Cream

Favorite Food Dish: grape pie, Pies & Pints

Favorite Lodging: Charleston Marriott Town Center

Favorite Retail/Boutique: Taylor...

Community music group to disband after decades

After more than 80 years, Community Music Live!, formerly known as Charleston Community Music Association, will come to an end, the group’s leaders announced.

The group's final performance will be Galleria Seasons at the University of...

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