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Light Opera Guild stages a Christmas ‘Miracle’
KENNY KEMP | Gazette
Light Opera Guild stages a Christmas ‘Miracle’

With Christmas just a few days away, there’s not much time left to get the shopping finished or put the Christmas cards in the mail. There’s a little less time for the cast and crew of the Charleston Light Opera Guild’s production...

Alban Arts Center gets in holiday spirit(s) with ‘A Christmas Carol’
Alban Arts Center gets in holiday spirit(s) with ‘A Christmas Carol’

For the Alban Art Center’s production of “A Christmas Carol,” director Adam Bryan decided to go a little darker than usual.

“I wanted to stick to it being a Gothic tale as much as possible,” he said....

Nora Jane Struthers at The Empty Glass Friday
Nora Jane Struthers at The Empty Glass Friday

Singer/songwriter Nora Jane Struthers gained national acclaim when her band, The Bootleggers, won the band competition at the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festival in 2008, and since then, her star has continued to rise on the Americana scene. At...

Bob Thompson’s “Joy to the World” on Thursday
Bob Thompson’s “Joy to the World” on Thursday

Bob Thompson’s annual “Joy to the World” concert kicks off at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Culture Center Theater. Joining the jazz pianist as this year’s guest vocalist is Wheeling native Mollie O’Brien (pictured), who...

womanSong provides ‘Comfort and Joy’ with holiday concert
womanSong provides ‘Comfort and Joy’ with holiday concert

At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, the womanSong Chorale, directed by Emily Capece, will present its winter holiday concert, “Comfort and Joy,” at Christ Church United Methodist, 1221 Quarrier St. The concert features guests Larry Groce and the...

Kanawha Valley Community Band holiday concert Friday
Kanawha Valley Community Band holiday concert Friday

The Kanawha Valley Community Band will host its free holiday concert at 7 p.m. Friday at the LaBelle Theater, 311 D St., South Charleston. Get in the holiday spirit with songs including “Sleigh Ride,” “White Christmas” and...

The 10 most fascinating fictional folks on TV in 2014
The 10 most fascinating fictional folks on TV in 2014

On Sunday, Barbara Walters’ annual “10 Most Fascinating People” special will air at 9 p.m. on ABC. Among the featured folks are Neil Patrick Harris, Oprah and Taylor Swift.

But what if the show...

In Short: Dec. 10-17, 2014

‘A Christmas Carol’ at Tamarack

The Treehouse Arts Ensemble will present “A Christmas Carol” at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at Tamarack, located off the1-64/77 Exit 45 near Beckley. Tickets are $7.50 in advance...

Music and more on latest ‘Radio Free Charleston’

Episode 205 of “Radio Free Charleston” is online now at the PopCult blog (blogs.wvgazette.com/popcult). The show features music from Chad Foss & Sean Sydnor, The Big Bad and Travis Egnor, plus a new Prelinger compilation from Frank...

Kathy Mattea returns home for Christmas
Kathy Mattea returns home for Christmas

Country star and West Virginia native Kathy Mattea and her husband, singer/songwriter Jon Vezner, have a schedule they try to adhere to during the holidays.

Mattea, who performs at Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg on Thursday and at the Keith-Albee...

Lisa Loeb has STAYing power
Lisa Loeb has STAYing power

Lisa Loeb likes that her mega hit, “Stay,” keeps coming around.

Just in the last year, the song has memorably shown up on the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black” and is featured in the trailer for the upcoming...

Symphony chorus director says there’s no place like ‘Home for the Holidays’
Symphony chorus director says there’s no place like ‘Home for the Holidays’

Singing Christmas carols and holiday songs with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra isn’t the most difficult job the West Virginia Symphony Chorus takes on, but conductor David Castleberry said it’s an enjoyable one.

“The...

Mollie O’Brien full of Christmas ‘Joy’
Mollie O’Brien full of Christmas ‘Joy’

Christmas changes a lot after the kids grow up, said singer/songwriter Mollie O’Brien.

The Wheeling native said, “Once the kids get older, you realize the excitement of Santa Claus in the morning just isn’t there....

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