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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...

Longtime supporters are allies for the arts
Longtime supporters are allies for the arts

As many arts groups prepare to begin their new seasons, renewed interest is paid to them and their offerings. But there’s one group that gets left out of the attention: their supporters.

It’s true that these folks are not up on...

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...

African and American: play explores one man’s quest for identity
African and American: play explores one man’s quest for identity

Carlyle Brown’s one man show “The Fula From America: An African Journey” was inspired by something that seemed to have very little to do with Africa or being an African-American: September 11.

Brown, who performs the free...

Donna Skeen Visiting Theatre Artist Series

"The Fula from America: An African Journey" kicks off the brand new Donna Skeen Visiting Artists Series at West Virginia State University. The series will include a variety of performances, lectures and workshops, all free and open to the public....

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...

Shrek ogretakes Logan
Shrek ogretakes Logan

It sounds a little like the plot to an old movie: people band together and pool their skills to put on a show, hoping to save their town — or maybe just make things a bit better for everybody.

Southern Coalition for the Arts in Logan is...

‘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....

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...

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