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Mockingray: How movies based on books crush my soul
Tye Ward | Sunday Gazette-Mail
Mockingray: How movies based on books crush my soul

There was a time when I would be ecstatic about a book I loved being turned into a movie, counting down the days until I could see it in theaters.

Then as I started seeing more and more films based on my beloved books, I noticed a pattern...

WV Book Team: ‘Don’t Forget Me, Bro’
WV Book Team: ‘Don’t Forget Me, Bro’

“Don’t Forget Me, Bro” by John Michael Cummings. Stephen F. Austin University Press. 2014. 234 pages.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It’s always hard to go home, especially when you’ve fled home for decades, only...

Best bet: Gospel Sing
Best bet: Gospel Sing

The 18th annual Capital City Gospel Sing comes to the Municipal Auditorium starting at 7 p.m. Friday featuring a host of top-notch groups. The acts include the Primtive Quartet from Candler, North Carolina; the McKameys from Clinton, Tenn.; The...

Best bet: Rage Against the Machine Tribute Band
Best bet: Rage Against the Machine Tribute Band

The world’s first and only all-female Rage Against the Machine tribute band, based out of Nashville, comes to the Boulevard Tavern, 806 Kanawha Blvd., in a show starting after 9 p.m. Saturday. The band (from left) features Sarah Shepherd (bass),...

Best bet: ZZ Top in Huntington
Best bet: ZZ Top in Huntington

Long-running American rockers ZZ Top, a band first formed in Houston, Texas in 1969, comes to Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington in a show starting 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Tickets range from $47.50 to $145. This event has been rescheduled from Oct....

In Short: March 26, 2015

Thespian Festival

The Culture Center will set the stage for more than 500 high school students from 24 state schools as the West Virginia Division of Culture and History hosts the annual West Virginia State Thespian Festival today through...

Shots from the Bar
Shots from the Bar

The days are getting longer, but that doesn’t mean everybody goes to bed immediately after the sun goes down. Leave that to the guys who run dairies.

Life around Charleston is starting to perk up. Want some proof?

So, how are you...

5 Questions with singer/songwriter Tim Korenich
5 Questions with singer/songwriter Tim Korenich

For right at a decade, Tim Korenich fronted a group of high school friends who became The Beauregards after most of them moved to Pittsburgh for college. 

That iteration lasted for about five years. The group showed some promise, but then...

Inciteful thoughts about metal
Inciteful thoughts about metal

Pop music follows cycles. For the last couple of years, the radio airwaves have been full of bright dance music, banjo-infused folk rock and “bro country,” while other styles, like thrash metal haven’t been played as much....

Still a Freek - Freekbass returns to Charleston
Still a Freek - Freekbass returns to Charleston

Chris “Freekbass” Sherman has been coming to Charleston for a long time now. The first time he spoke with The Charleston Gazette was in 2001.

Sherman laughed and said, “I don’t think I was shaving the first time I...

Ferrell, Hart defend ‘Get Hard’ after a jolt of criticism
Ferrell, Hart defend ‘Get Hard’ after a jolt of criticism

NEW YORK (AP) – In the annals of film festival flops – from unexpected boos to red-carpet gaffes – the premiere of the Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart comedy “Get Hard” will go down as a doozy.

After the film...

Vin Diesel on Paul Walker’s delivery-room advice: ‘Own it’
Vin Diesel on Paul Walker’s delivery-room advice: ‘Own it’

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Vin Diesel, who named his newborn in honor of late friend and longtime co-star Paul Walker, says his participation in the child’s birth was all because of some advice Walker once gave him.

“I might never...

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...

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