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An unusual trio with new music makes for a superb concert

Musicians who have an interest in chamber music but work outside the usual ensembles of string instruments or string instruments plus piano don’t have centuries worth of repertoire from which to choose for putting together a program.

For...

An unusual trio with new music makes for a superb concert

Musicians who have an interest in chamber music but work outside the usual ensembles of string instruments or string instruments plus piano don’t have centuries worth of repertoire from which to choose for putting together a program.

For ...

Encore performance: actor reprises lead role in Guild’s ‘Fiddler’
Encore performance: actor reprises lead role in Guild’s ‘Fiddler’

The last time Joe Romagnoli played Tevye, the central character in “Fiddler on the Roof,” he was a younger man. Maybe not a lot younger, but younger.

“My last time was my first time,” the 71-year-old Charleston native ...

Kanawha Players closes ‘Evil Dead the Musical’ this weekend
Kanawha Players closes ‘Evil Dead the Musical’ this weekend

If you’re looking for a bloody good time this Halloween weekend, you’ve got two more chances to see the Kanawha Players’ “Evil Dead the Musical,...

The Kanawha Forum 2.0’s spooky songs and restaurant sounds entertain

The enjoyable final concert of The Kanawha Forum 2.0, “Nightmares,” featured an eclectic mix of art songs and numbers from recent Broadway shows mingled with contemporary art music for flutes.

Soprano Elisabeth Baer and pianist...

Streaming ‘Stage’ a mixed bag

For the last year or so, “Mountain Stage” has offered a live stream whenever they sell out a performance at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston.

It’s been an interesting addition to the show’s regular offerings,...

Choral forces remember World War I

Opus Chorale of West Virginia commemorated the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I with a solemn, lyrical concert Saturday night at Christ Church United Methodist.

The concert was in two parts. The first featured music by composers...

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...

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