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Book review: Rock legend tells hell-raising story
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Book review: Rock legend tells hell-raising story

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Writer Jack Kerouac famously said, “The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live … the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman...

Hamlet in the round kicks of FestivALL Fall

Friday night saw the opening of FestivALL Fall with a stellar performance of “Hamlet” by the American Shakespeare Center at the Scottish Rite Temple on Capitol Street. True to their tagline “We do it with the lights on,”...

From Jethro Tull to Mozambique: a conversation with Dennis Miller
From Jethro Tull to Mozambique: a conversation with Dennis Miller

It amused Dennis Miller to hear that Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson had a show across town the same night — Friday — that he and Bill O’Reilly come to Charleston for their Bolder and Fresher Tour at the Municipal Auditorium....

Book review: Rock legend tells hell-raising story
Book review: Rock legend tells hell-raising story

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Writer Jack Kerouac famously said, “The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live … the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman...

Singers, storytellers grace ‘Mountain Stage’

One thing that can be said about Sunday night’s “Mountain Stage” is that Charleston has missed Todd Snider. After the warm reception the singer/songwriter received as he crept onto the stage, pausing to deliver an unexpected hug...

‘Evil Dead’ delivers bloody good fun

The Kanawha Players premiered “Evil Dead: The Musical” in 2012. Now it’s back with several changes: new cast members, redesigned costumes, Ebola jokes (oh yes, they went there) and more blood. Way more blood.

The musical,...

Cellist Albers dazzles in Adams Concerto with W. Va. Symphony

Cellist Julie Albers made a triumphant return to Charleston in a performance of Byron Adams’ Concerto for Violoncello with the West Virginia Symphony and conductor Grant Cooper Friday night at the Clay Center.

The concert marked her...

Review: Sensual ‘Venus’ not for the faint of heart

ST. ALBANS, W.Va. — For a play about a play, a playwright and an actress, “trite” was the first word that came to mind. More introspective navel-gazing from the theater community.

However, the Alban Arts Center’s...

Evil Dead returns
Evil Dead returns

For musician and actor Steve Wandling, the scariest part about 2014 wasn’t getting the lead role in the Kanawha Players’ production of “Evil Dead: The Musical.”

The show, based on director Sam Raimi’s...

Shocking Blue
Shocking Blue

Friday night, the Alban Arts Center debuts “Venus in Fur,” by David Ives. The dark comedy is a two-person performance about an attempt to adapt the 1870 Austrian novel “Venus in Furs” by Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch, a book...

‘Mountain Stage’ rich in contrasts

The anticipation for this week’s “Mountain Stage,” the second date in the five weekend stretch of shows at the Culture Center in Charleston, probably wasn’t nearly as high as last week’s, which featured Norah...

Fairy tale fun with Capital High’s ‘Cinderella’
Fairy tale fun with Capital High’s ‘Cinderella’

The Capital High School Theater Department will stage three performances of “Cinderella” this weekend at the school’s performing arts center, 1500 Greenbrier St. The school’s theater director, Kristopher Corbett, directs...

Children’s Theatre stages a ‘Schoolhouse’ sing-along
Children’s Theatre stages a ‘Schoolhouse’ sing-along

It’s been five years since the last original batch of “Schoolhouse Rock” episodes (2009’s direct-to-video “Earth Rock” series) and more than 40 since the show first debuted with the pilot episode named for the ...

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