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Review: Catching up with ghosts, guns, guillotine chokes and ‘Transformers’
Review: Catching up with ghosts, guns, guillotine chokes and ‘Transformers’

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As my yearly self-imposed summer vacation draws to a close, it is time once again to look back at some of the games I’ve been playing recently. It’s an eclectic mix, to be sure, but I was somewhat disappointed...

Review: Catching up with ghosts, guns, guillotine chokes and ‘Transformers’
Review: Catching up with ghosts, guns, guillotine chokes and ‘Transformers’

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As my yearly self-imposed summer vacation draws to a close, it is time once again to look back at some of the games I’ve been playing recently. It’s an eclectic mix, to be sure, but I was somewhat disappointed...

‘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...

‘Ring of Fire’ dated but still interesting
‘Ring of Fire’ dated but still interesting

With the presentation of “Ring of Fire” in the ElectricSky Theater, the Clay Center seems to have officially entered the flashback film business.

“Ring of Fire,” which opens Sunday at the arts and science center,...

FestivALL Dance Gala offers up a little of everything

FestivALL danced on Wednesday night with a collaboration between the Charleston Ballet and the River City Youth Ballet Ensemble with the presentation of “Dance Gala,” featuring dancers from the New York City Ballet. The short but...

REVIEW: ‘Catch Me If You Can’ isn’t to be missed

The Charleston Light Opera Guild pulled out all the stops for its FestivALL presentation of “Catch Me If You Can.” A larger-than-life show about larger-than-real criminal (Frank W. Abagnale Jr.), the talented actors of the guild did...

Beethoven played with dash and distinction

The popularity of Beethoven with audiences 200 years after he flourished as a composer is due in part to his easily followed harmonic language. The chords that he used are little different from the harmonies of rock music. The way he manipulated them, ...

‘Yonkers’ at Alban is unassuming, real

The Alban opened its summer production of Neil Simon’s “Lost in Yonkers” Thursday night. Set in 1942, in the middle of World War II, the entire play takes place in the living room of an immigrant grandmother, a Jew who fled...

E3: Winners and losers from video-game show

LOS ANGELES — The 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo wasn’t as dramatic as last year’s, when Sony and Microsoft were battling for attention in advance of the fall debuts of their new game consoles, the ...

E3: The next generation of gruesomeness arrives

LOS ANGELES — Game makers at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo went for the jugular.

That’s not just a metaphor about the competitive spirit of the video game industry at its annual...

E3: Not everyone diving headfirst into virtual reality

LOS ANGELES — While the lines to try virtual reality have been among the longest at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the buzzed-about technology isn’t necessarily a dominating force at the game...

‘Ace Combat Infinity’ May Crash and Burn

Namco Bandai

Sony PlayStation 3

Free download with micro-transactions

ESRB rating: Teen

Review rating: 3.5 stars

I’ve been flying the unfriendly skies of “Ace Combat” since the beginning of the series....

Review: Elton John wows fans of all ages at Civic Center concert
Review: Elton John wows fans of all ages at Civic Center concert

English singer-songwriter Elton John was back in Charleston after 17 years on Wednesday for a concert at the Charleston Civic Center. The show kicked off this leg of his world tour, which has stops in Virginia Beach, Charlotte and the Bonnaroo Music & ...

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