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Review: ‘The Order: 1886’ left me wanting more
Review: ‘The Order: 1886’ left me wanting more

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — “Always leave them wanting more.” P.T. Barnum wasn’t talking about video games when he uttered this famous line, but it rings true nonetheless.

Especially in the case of “The Order:...

Review: ‘The Order: 1886’ left me wanting more
Review: ‘The Order: 1886’ left me wanting more

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — “Always leave them wanting more.” P.T. Barnum wasn’t talking about video games when he uttered this famous line, but it rings true nonetheless.

Especially in the case of “The Order: 1886,...

‘The Lion in Winter’ prowls across the local stage

There was no physical fighting Friday night, but there was no lack of sparring on the Capitol Centre Theater stage at the Limelight Theater Company’s premier of “The Lion in Winter.” The characters used their rapier sharp wit to...

Review: Symphony gives a memorable Mahler performance

Whenever the West Virginia Symphony and conductor Grant Cooper have turned to Mahler’s symphonies, the performances have been memorable. Friday night’s concert at the Clay Center featuring the composer’s Sixth Symphony in A Minor...

N’Awlins invades Clay Center

The first few pages of online audience reviews of Harry Connick Jr.’s concerts are almost invariably negative, talking about phoned-in performances, not enough singing, late starts and short shows.

Apparently, those folks are clueless...

Bibb shines at Mountain Stage

The melting snow and slush that covered area streets and sidewalks may have kept some people home from the Culture Center theater Sunday night. The crowd at Mountain Stage was a little thin. The bottom of the auditorium was nearly full but the balcony ...

Film music played in an intimate setting

Composers of film music do not always write just for films. Many, like John Williams and Bruce Broughton, have maintained vibrant careers as composers of art music, when not spending 80 hours a week working on a film.

The earliest film composers ...

Divinely uproarious, “Sister Act” wows the crowd

Midweek musicals are not always an easy sell, but fans who flocked to the Clay Center Wednesday evening were not disappointed as the slightly sacrilegious, but wildly entertaining “Sister Act” graced the Charleston stage. This hysterical ...

Review: In ‘Dying Light,’ tension rises when night falls
Review: In ‘Dying Light,’ tension rises when night falls

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As longtime readers already know, I have an affinity for survival-horror video games. After all, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of exhilaration that only a good scare can provide.

But here’s the...

Brilliance lost on “Brilliant Traces”

By Autumn D. F. Hopkins

For the Gazette

Community theater is a tricky thing; participants must walk the tightrope of offering something generically appealing enough to please the masses yet still edgy enough to sate the artistic vision of ...

Mountain Stage acts don’t disappoint

The rest of the world may have been at home watching the Grammy Awards, but if you’re a country music fan in Charleston, the state Culture Center was a good place to be on Sunday night. While they had distinctly different sounds, the bands...

Shen Yun delivers lyrical, storied performance

The audience gasped as the curtain rose for the first of two performances from Shen Yun Performing Arts — a New York-based group that focuses on traditional Chinese culture.

What caught the audience’s collective breath was fog...

Seger still has all the right ‘Night Moves’
Seger still has all the right ‘Night Moves’

By Autumn D.F. Hopkins

For the Gazette

It is a pretty spectacular thing to stand in the arena of your hometown and hear a living legend belt out almost every hit he has ever written. That is exactly what Bob...

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