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Symphony guest violinist also a heavy metal fiddler
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Symphony guest violinist also a heavy metal fiddler

The line dividing classical music and heavy metal music isn’t all that thick — at least, it doesn’t seem so for world-renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine.

“So many of the serious heavy metal genres were influenced...

Introducing new symphony concertmaster Anton Shelepov
Introducing new symphony concertmaster Anton Shelepov

The new concertmaster for the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra doesn’t really think of West Virginia as rural.

“Not in my book,”Anton Shelepov said. “For me, it’s perfect. It’s in the center of...

African and American: play explores one man’s quest for identity
African and American: play explores one man’s quest for identity

Carlyle Brown’s one man show “The Fula From America: An African Journey” was inspired by something that seemed to have very little to do with Africa or being an African-American: September 11.

Brown, who performs the free...

Donna Skeen Visiting Theatre Artist Series

"The Fula from America: An African Journey" kicks off the brand new Donna Skeen Visiting Artists Series at West Virginia State University. The series will include a variety of performances, lectures and workshops, all free and open to the public....

Child prodigy Ethan Bortnick to play Clay Center Sunday
Child prodigy Ethan Bortnick to play Clay Center Sunday

Young prodigy Ethan Bortnick brings his “The Power of Music” tour, an extension of his successful PBS special of the same name, to the Clay Center at 7 p.m. Sunday. Though barely out of childhood, the 13-year-old musician, composer and...

Chaise Lounge opens FOOTMAD season
Chaise Lounge opens FOOTMAD season

The Friends of Old-Time Music and Dance kick off their 2014-15 concert season Saturday with a performance by Maryland six-piece Chaise Lounge. Some folks call them jazz; others say swing. They describe themselves as “classically smooth...

In Short: Sept. 11-17, 2014

East End block party

The seventh annual East End block party runs from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday on the corner of Elizabeth and Jackson streets, in front of Asbury United Methodist Church. The free event includes a concert by the Martin Luther King...

Christopher Carter and ‘Arteries’ art on ‘RFC’

The latest “RFC MINI SHOW,” online now at the PopCult blog (blogs.wvgazette.com/popcult), features Christopher Carter performing a couple of cover songs at last week’s horror-themed art show, “Arteries,” in Kanawha...

Singer/songwriter Adam Marsland comes to Boulevard Tavern Sunday
Singer/songwriter Adam Marsland comes to Boulevard Tavern Sunday

Adam Marsland has always been a kind of underground sensation. In the early to mid 1990s, he was the frontman for Cockeyed Ghost, a Los Angeles-based power pop punk band that was part of the city’s music scene.

Marsland, who performs...

Documentary project aims to capture some of region’s history, culture before it’s gone
Documentary project aims to capture some of region’s history, culture before it’s gone

Shane Simmons said he and Jason Barton had no idea what they were getting into when they started "The Appalachian Project," an ongoing documentary that "is committed to promoting and preserving the heritage and culture of the Southern Appalachians....

Culturefest more than just music
Culturefest more than just music

Small music festivals cultivate community. People don’t just coming for the music — often played by bands that are on the fringes of the pop music genres — but they come for the atmosphere, for the camaraderie and the interaction....

‘Ghostbusters’ re-release continues
‘Ghostbusters’ re-release continues

Who ya gonna call...to go see “Ghostbusters” with you this weekend? Last Friday, a remastered update of the ‘80s comedy classic was re-released in theaters to celebrate its 30th anniversary, and showings continue locally at Regal...

Prop 8 documentary ‘The Campaign’ to screen in Charleston, Huntington
Prop 8 documentary ‘The Campaign’ to screen in Charleston, Huntington

This week, the Appalachian Queer Film Festival will host two area screenings of the 2013 documentary “The Campaign.” The first is at 7 p.m. Friday at the Kanawha Players Theater, 309 Beauregard St., and the second is at 7:30 p.m. Monday...

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