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From inside the WV Symphony: Playing Mahler’s Sixth
From inside the WV Symphony: Playing Mahler’s Sixth

Playing any of Gustav Mahler’s nine symphonies is a big deal. Almost all of them require huge orchestras with extra players in the winds, brass and percussion section (the Fourth is the only one that doesn’t).

Artistic Director...

A guitar worth a name
A guitar worth a name

Blues and rock guitarists sometimes have great stories about how they came into possession of their guitar of choice, their “main axe,” as it’s called sometimes.

Jazz guitarists aren’t always as fussy — at...

Best Bet: Georgia English at The Empty Glass
Best Bet: Georgia English at The Empty Glass

Based in Nashville, Tenn., Georgia English and the Jukebox Kids is a five-piece roots-soul group drawing on the traditions of Americana, Motown, Rock and Blues. Their debut album, Good Girls, set to be released in early 2015, showcases eleven original ...

Best Bet: David Roth at Woody Hawley Series
Best Bet: David Roth at Woody Hawley Series

Folk icon David Roth is a consumate performer, singer-songwriter, guitar player and story teller. He has recorded 10 CDs and is winner of several national songwriting competitions, including the prestigious Kerrville and Falcon Ridge contests. This...

Running away from the circus
Running away from the circus

There have been many stories about kids running off to join the circus. There aren’t that many stories about kids from the circus running off to become electrical engineers.

Vladimir Tsarkov, who performs this weekend with Cirque De La...

Different sisters in ‘Sister Act’
Different sisters in ‘Sister Act’

The line between an actress and her character can be a fine one, and sometimes it can be hard to see where the real person ends and the fictional one begins.

In the comedy, “Sister Act,” the loud and wise-cracking Deloris Van...

Finding Dale: Texas singer still searching after 40 years
Finding Dale: Texas singer still searching after 40 years

Dale Watson has spent almost 40 years trying to figure out where he belongs in American music. 

The 52-year-old Texas singer/songwriter who performs Sunday on “Mountain Stage” at the Culture Center said, “I don’t ...

Shots from the bar: Feb. 12, 2015
Shots from the bar: Feb. 12, 2015

Have you ever heard that things just sort of dry up in Charleston after dark?

You hear, “Groan . . . there’s never nothing to do, nobody goes out, everybody goes home . . . .”

A-hem. Submitted for your approval: a...

In Short: Feb. 5-11, 2015

As the most recent Sundance Film Festival comes to a close, many residents in Southern West Virginia are celebrating the release of one of last year’s Sundance favorites, “Little Accidents.”

The film, which is being...

Shots from the Bar: Jan. 29, 2015
Shots from the Bar: Jan. 29, 2015

We are on a fact-finding mission to prove without a doubt that there is life in Charleston after dark.

Here’s how you can help: Send us pictures of your friends, pictures of your friends’ friends or even pictures of complete...

Diving into driving
Diving into driving

During the holidays, while most entertainers are settling in for some much-needed time with their families, monster truck drivers keep busy — at least, some of them do.

Corey Rummell, the driver for “Spike,” which appears...

Finding Frisson
Finding Frisson

Like a lot of musicians, Yvette Landry started playing music in school. It just happened that she was a teacher at the time.

Landry, who performs Saturday night with Cajun trio Frisson at the Culture Center, said she probably wouldn’t...

Summer sounds in winter
Summer sounds in winter

The mission of indie folk and jam band Dangermuffin is very simple.

“We want to bring joy and love and positivity,” guitarist Dan Lotti explained.

“That’s what music should be about. Music is about lifting the...

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