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Montclaire quartet plays conversational music with drama and flair

The Montclaire String Quartet began its 25th season with a new lineup Sunday afternoon at the University of Charleston’s Emma Byrd Gallery.

Anton Shelepov, formerly the ensemble’s second violinist, won the concertmaster’s...

Montclaire quartet plays conversational music with drama and flair

The Montclaire String Quartet began its 25th season with a new lineup Sunday afternoon at the University of Charleston’s Emma Byrd Gallery.

Anton Shelepov, formerly the ensemble’s second violinist, won the concertmaster’s...

Marine Band plays with nuance and flair

At the end of the 19th century, professional concert bands were integral to American musical life. Touring constantly, they played not just marches, but everything from popular songs to the newest operatic or concert-music repertoire.

But the...

‘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...

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....

Light Opera Guild’s ‘Wedding Singer’ a lighthearted, entertaining romp

The Charleston Light Opera Guild’s summer comedy, “The Wedding Singer,” which opened Friday night in Charleston Civic Center’s Little Theater, appeals across the board to an audience of all ages. Based...

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...

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,...

‘Ring of Fire’ dated but still interesting
‘Ring of Fire’ dated but still interesting

With the presentation of “Ring of Fire” in the ElectricSky Theater, the Clay Center seems to have officially entered the flashback film business.

“Ring of Fire,” which opens Sunday at the arts and science center,...

FestivALL Dance Gala offers up a little of everything

FestivALL danced on Wednesday night with a collaboration between the Charleston Ballet and the River City Youth Ballet Ensemble with the presentation of “Dance Gala,” featuring dancers from the New York City Ballet. The short but...

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