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Review: Brad Paisley returns to happier themes
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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.

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....

The Alban Arts Center stages musical ‘Sleeping Beauty’
The Alban Arts Center stages musical ‘Sleeping Beauty’

This weekend, the Alban Arts Center brings to life a beloved fairy tale with its production of “The Legend of Sleeping Beauty,” a family-friendly musical adapted from the Brothers Grimm’s “Briar Rose.” The show,...

Mickey and pals come to town Sunday for Disney Live! show
Mickey and pals come to town Sunday for Disney Live! show

Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and a slew of their animated pals come to life in Charleston Sunday in “Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival” at the Municipal Auditorium at 1 p.m. The show features songs and characters from...

Closing weekend for ‘The Wedding Singer’
Closing weekend for ‘The Wedding Singer’

Audiences have three more chances to see the Charleston Light Opera Guild’s production of “The Wedding Singer,” which Gazette reviewer Autumn D.F. Hopkins called “lighthearted and riotously entertaining.” Based on...

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...

Light Opera Guild flashes back to the ‘80s with ‘The Wedding Singer’
Light Opera Guild flashes back to the ‘80s with ‘The Wedding Singer’

A lot of actors have dream roles. Not many of them would consider appearing in a musical based on an Adam Sandler movie a “dream role,” but then again, not everybody is 25-year-old Lauren Meyer.

Meyer stars in the Charleston Light...

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....

Puppet theater puts twist on Twain’s greatest tales
Puppet theater puts twist on Twain’s greatest tales

The Cincinnati-based performance group Madcap Puppets brings several of Mark Twain’s most beloved characters to life in “Twain’s Twisted Tales,” which it will perform at several Kanawha County libraries on Friday and...

Things to do today

ANNALISE EMERICK: 7 p.m. Free. Americana. Bluegrass Kitchen, 1600 Washington St., E. Call 304-346-2871.

THE BAND WAGON: 7 p.m. Adults $5. Kids $3. Bluegrass. Jerry Run Summer Theater, 824 Cleveland Road, Cleveland, W.Va. Call 304-493-6574....

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