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From ‘Africa’ to Charleston: Toto at Clay Center Sunday
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From ‘Africa’ to Charleston: Toto at Clay Center Sunday

It used to be one of the crown jewels of rock ‘n’ roll: getting your band’s picture on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. 

Dr. Hook famously rhapsodized about the mind-blowing pleasure it would bring — and...

Country singer John King provides music to eat by at Ribfest
Country singer John King provides music to eat by at Ribfest

John King is having the time of his life. The young singer from Habersham County, Georgia has a song on the country charts, “Tonight Tonight,” and he’s staying on the road, trying to kick start a music career.

King, who...

The Alban Arts Center stages musical ‘Sleeping Beauty’
The Alban Arts Center stages musical ‘Sleeping Beauty’

This weekend, the Alban Arts Center brings to life a beloved fairy tale with its production of “The Legend of Sleeping Beauty,” a family-friendly musical adapted from the Brothers Grimm’s “Briar Rose.” The show,...

Clay Center sci-fi series screens ‘Brazil’ this weekend
Clay Center sci-fi series screens ‘Brazil’ this weekend

On Friday and Saturday, step into Terry Gilliam’s surrealist vision of the future when the Clay Center screens “Brazil” as part of its Sci-Fi Film Series. The award-winning film stars Jonathan Pryce (pictured) as a low-level...

Mickey and pals come to town Sunday for Disney Live! show
Mickey and pals come to town Sunday for Disney Live! show

Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and a slew of their animated pals come to life in Charleston Sunday in “Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival” at the Municipal Auditorium at 1 p.m. The show features songs and characters from...

Appalachian String Band Festival winners

The 25th annual Appalachian String Band Festival was held July 30-Aug. 3 at Camp Washington-Carver in Clifftop. Nearly 30 musicians, as well as nine dancers, took home awards and, in some cases, cash prizes. The winners were:

* Banjo: 1st: Bob...

In Short: Aug. 14-20, 2014

Jimmy Beasley benefit

A benefit for Jimmy Beasley, the bouncer who was severely wounded in an April 26 shooting, will be held Saturday at The Blue Parrot, 14 Capitol St. The night begins at 9 p.m. with stand-up comedy from Andy Frampton, Michael ...

Summerfest back for year 15
Summerfest back for year 15

Summerfest is back “around the mound” in South Charleston again with music, games and fun through Saturday.

This marks Summerfest’s 15th year, and Bob Anderson, the executive director of the South Charleston Convention and...

‘RFC’ previews ‘Legend of Sleeping Beauty’

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — This week’s “RFC MINI SHOW,” available now on the PopCult blog (blogs.wvgazette.com/popcult), previews the Alban Arts Center’s “The Legend of Sleeping...

Foreigner rocks this year’s West Virginia State Fair
Foreigner rocks this year’s West Virginia State Fair

It’s not unusual for golfers to take their clubs when they travel on business. If there’s a course nearby, maybe they can squeeze in a round. At the very least, they can always practice.

Tom Gimbel, guitarist and saxophone player...

West Virginia State Fair concert schedule
West Virginia State Fair concert schedule

One of the biggest attractions of West Virginia State Fair is the grandstand concert series. This year’s slate includes country stars, oldies acts, a contemporary Christian singer and more.

Ticket prices include admission to the fair....

Hybrid Soul Project honored to headline live on the Levee
Hybrid Soul Project honored to headline live on the Levee

For The Hybrid Soul Project, getting to headline Live on the Levee Friday night feels like a major step and an honor that’s been a long time coming.

“I feel like we’ve paid our dues. We’ve worked really hard, and...

Local musician, now clean and sober, speaks of the transformative power of music
Local musician, now clean and sober, speaks of the transformative power of music

First, two things about Sheldon Vance.

One: when you hear he’s playing an acoustic show in your town, think punk rock rather than folk rock.

Two: when he talks about drugs, poverty and (lonely) life in his hometown of Logan...

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