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Chorus’ spring show a pleasant jaunt down road less taken

It is not necessary to program from the same old canon of popular, if overly explored, works to build a great concert. The West Virginia Symphony Chorus’ spring concert at Christ Church United Methodist had 20th-century music from beyond the...

Chorus’ spring show a pleasant jaunt down road less taken

It is not necessary to program from the same old canon of popular, if overly explored, works to build a great concert. The West Virginia Symphony Chorus’ spring concert at Christ Church United Methodist had 20th-century music from beyond the...

WomanSong with instruments, real, really long and imaginary

I knew something different was in store Saturday night for womanSong’s spring concert when, out of the corner of my eye, I saw the 13-foot alpine horn being pushed up the aisle of St Matthew’s Episcopal Church.

That proved to be...

David Wax Museum brings energy to new Clay Center series

The room was filled with chatter when the David Wax Museum took the Clay Center’s main stage Friday, but almost instantly when the band’s leading duo began harmonizing the sweet, sad tune of “Lavender Street,” a natural...

‘Greater Tuna’ has great actors, but plot really flounders

On Friday night The LimeLight Theatre Company opened their production of “Greater Tuna” at the West Virginia State University Capitol Center Theater.

The two-man play featured Alex Bannerman and Chris Terpening as seemingly the...

“Catch and Release” a challenging catch

Friday night The Alban opened its premiere of “Catch and Release,” written by West Virginia native Jeremy Richter. It is an odd production, barely an hour long, about four friends and their interactions over decades of their lives....

A requiem with economy, musicality

Setting the Latin mass for the dead, the requiem, has remained popular with composers. But for more than a century, it has become customary to include texts from other sources to amplify in the setting of the Latin words.

Such was the case...

Review: Fleet opera and Broadway when a trio joins the W. Va. Symphony

Opera has been pop music for as long as it has been opera, no matter what effort Wagner and his contemporaries made to elevate it into high art.

That pop quality was clear in the West Virginia Symphony’s “From Boheme to Broadway,...

Review: Hard to cope with Citizen at Clay Center

Wednesday night the Clay Center offered up Citizen Cope, an acoustic solo act. His music was mellow and funky, his voice a solid warm baritone, but the themes were pop-music-love-song repetitive with the occasional fight-the-man anthem thrown in for...

Review: Mountain Stage dishes up sentimentality

Sunday night’s Mountain Stage show at the Cultural Center offered a sentimental evening with congruent themes of love, loss, family and irreparable heartbreak. Early in the evening the audience found their collective hearts clutched in their...

Movie review: ‘Insurgent’ one-ups ‘Divergent,’ and suggests better films to come
Movie review: ‘Insurgent’ one-ups ‘Divergent,’ and suggests better films to come

“Insurgent” doesn’t seriously diverge from the “Divergent/Hunger Games/Maze Runner” formula until its final act.

Up until then, this “Divergent” sequel is Young Adults Save the World...

Celtic Tenors bring breezy fare to W.Va. Symphony

Friday night at the Clay Center, the Celtic Tenors — Matthew Gilsenan, James Nelson and Daryl Simpson — set the tone of its concert with the West Virginia Symphony, light-hearted and breezy, when it opened with a jaunty performance of...

Review: ‘ScreamRide’ built to thrill
Review: ‘ScreamRide’ built to thrill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — “ScreamRide,” the latest console exclusive from Microsoft, combines three of my favorite gaming activities — creating worlds, chasing high scores and blowing stuff up — in a futuristic world in...

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