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What’s brewing at FestivALL this week?
CHRIS DORST | Gazette file photos
What’s brewing at FestivALL this week?

With the second weekend of FestivALL, arts and activities in Charleston don't slow down but kick into higher gear.

Here's a round up of things to look into or check out.

For more information, visit

What’s brewing at FestivALL this week?
What’s brewing at FestivALL this week?

With the second weekend of FestivALL, arts and activities in Charleston don't slow down but kick into higher gear.

Here's a round up of things to look into or check out.

For more information, visit www.festivallcharleston....

‘Keys to the city’: Painted pianos strike an interactive note around Charleston
‘Keys to the city’: Painted pianos strike an interactive note around Charleston

His invitation was subtle.

After John Smithson picked up a few groceries at The Purple Onion, he took a seat at the open piano — placed next to rows of flowers and boxes of fresh squash...

Not a story about a horn
Not a story about a horn

A guitar player or a banjo picker will sometimes have a story about how they came into their instrument. 

Some string players can get very particular about where their instrument comes from or how it was made. They have epic stories about how...

Chris Stapleton: Certified coalfield country boy
Chris Stapleton: Certified coalfield country boy

Songwriters go to Nashville by the thousands every year. Many of them pick up day jobs at Kmart or delivering pizzas to help pay the bills while they navigate the city looking for their big break — many, but not all.

“Yeah, I never ...

Charleston Light Opera Guild presents ‘La Cage aux Folles’
Charleston Light Opera Guild presents ‘La Cage aux Folles’

As an actor, having the ability to connect with your character is key to a successful performance.

Mark Parsons-Justice, who plays Georges in the Charleston Light Opera Guild’s upcoming production of the Broadway musical “La Cage...

A return visit from Parker Millsap
A return visit from Parker Millsap

Yes, Oklahoma native Parker Millsap has been this way before and who knows, might come back again.

He likes return visits.

“I’m excited to see a bunch of places this summer,” he said.

“We did a lot in the...

John Hodgman: More information than you require
John Hodgman: More information than you require

WANT TO GO?

John Hodgman concert

WHEN: 8 p.m. Monday

WHERE: Culture Center Theater

TICKETS: $30

INFO: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1391936

By...

Best Bet - FestivALL Dance Gala
Best Bet - FestivALL Dance Gala

The FestivALL Charleston Dance Gala takes place at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Culture Center Theater in the State Capitol Complex, showcasing guest dancers and musicians from Chicago Tap Theatre. The Tap Theatre is known for bridging the gap between...

Best Bet -- Puppetry art
Best Bet -- Puppetry art

The internationally acclaimed Cashore Marionettes redefine the art of puppetry. The moving and humorous performances have won acclaim in Europe, the Far East and across North America. Joseph Cashore will present his marionettes in two FestivALL shows, ...

In Short: June 18-24, 2015

FestivALL recital series

The FestivALL Recital Series features five days of recitals by musicians of the West Virgnia Symphony and friends in five historic Charleston locations, followed by dessert receptions.

A package to all five costs...

In short: June 11-16, 2015

Summer theater auditions

The Charleston Light Opera Guild will hold auditions at 7 p.m. today for “Cabaret,” a production to be staged July 31 and Aug. 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9.

The...

Shots from the Bar: June 11, 2015
Shots from the Bar: June 11, 2015

It’s been a couple of weeks since we last checked in with “Shots from the Bar,” but that doesn’t mean Charleston and its assorted locations have been all that quiet. Summer is around the corner and, along with it, FestivALL!...

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