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

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,...

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...

Gatsby’s Green Light Shines at The Clay Center

The green light shone bright on The Clay Center's stage Thursday evening as F. Scott Fitzgerald's “The Great Gatsby” was brought to vivid life by the Montana Repertory Theatre.

Fitzgerald's classic tale of the Jazz Age is often...

Things to do today: April 3, 2015

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

RITCH COLLINS THREE-O: 7:30 p.m. Free. Taylor Books, 226 Capitol St. Call 342-...

Charleston theater lover wins WVU scholarship
Charleston theater lover wins WVU scholarship

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Michaela Edens grew up loving music, theater and dance, often performing with the Children’s Theatre of Charleston, in the Capital High School show choir, and even as a soloist on a Carnival Cruise.

After...

In Short: April 2-8, 2015

‘Dachau’ premieres

The Contemporary Youth Arts Company premieres the new Scarpelli-Kehde collaboration, “Dachau,” at 8 pm today on stage at the West Virginia State University Capitol Center, 123 Summers St., with...

Middle school students learn the art of drama
Middle school students learn the art of drama

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Move over, Shakespeare. The students of Madison Middle School in Boone County premiered their original one-act plays in the second annual “Voices of the Mountains” presentation...

Choreographer ‘maps’ his identity with dance
Choreographer ‘maps’ his identity with dance

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Dancer and choreographer Adam McKinney has a richly mixed family heritage not easily encapsulated in a few swift words. He is the son of a mother descended from Eastern and Western European Jews and a father with black,...

Review: Mountain Stage dishes up sentimentality

Sunday night’s Mountain Stage show at the Cultural Center offered a sentimental evening with congruent themes of love, loss, family and irreparable heartbreak. Early in the evening the audience found their collective hearts clutched in their...

Movie review: ‘Insurgent’ one-ups ‘Divergent,’ and suggests better films to come
Movie review: ‘Insurgent’ one-ups ‘Divergent,’ and suggests better films to come

“Insurgent” doesn’t seriously diverge from the “Divergent/Hunger Games/Maze Runner” formula until its final act.

Up until then, this “Divergent” sequel is Young Adults Save the World...

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