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Symphony League Fashion Show is going Greek
Photo courtesy of the WEST VIRGINIA SYMPHONY LEAGUE
Symphony League Fashion Show is going Greek

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The ballroom at the University of Charleston will be transformed into a Greek temple for the West Virginia Symphony League fashion show Feb. 5, as more than 60 Charleston-area models, 30 retailers and 30 volunteers come...

Mendelssohn, found not on new ground, but without fault

Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64has long been near the top of the charts for popularity in Western Art music, which means it is so familiar that it is hard to hear anything new in it. Violinist Nikki Chooi, in his debut with the ...

Library starts fundraising for annual basket fundraiser

The Friends of The Library Foundation is preparing for its annual “A Tisket, a Tasket, a Literary Basket” fundraiser event, and is seeking donations from the community.

“You can donate an entire basket, an item for a basket ...

Things to do Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

Music

MIRANDA LAMBERT with JUSTIN MOORE, RAELYNN, JUKEBOX MAFIA: 7:30 p.m. Tickets $39.75 and $54.75. Charleston Civic Center. Call 800-745-3000.

SPENCER ELLIOTT and RUS REPPERT: 7 p.m. Free. Fingerstyle and looping guitars. Bluegrass...

Nancy Spielberg visits Charleston for film screening
Nancy Spielberg visits Charleston for film screening

Only three years after the deadliest war on the planet — World War II — ended, a group of Jewish-American fighter pilots answered a new call to action.

But this time they weren’t fighting for their home country. They...

Review: ‘Resident Evil’ back to scare new generation of gamers
Review: ‘Resident Evil’ back to scare new generation of gamers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The year was 1996. Will Smith was busy saving the world from aliens in “Independence Day,” people everywhere were dancing the macarena and “Resident Evil” was scaring the bejesus out of millions...

Symphony League Fashion Show is going Greek
Symphony League Fashion Show is going Greek

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The ballroom at the University of Charleston will be transformed into a Greek temple for the West Virginia Symphony League fashion show Feb. 5, as more than 60 Charleston-area models, 30 retailers and 30 volunteers come...

Fifty Shades of Ray: How I dominated reading
Fifty Shades of Ray: How I dominated reading

Leann Ray is the news editor for The Charleston Gazette and the Gazette-Mail, which means, in part, that she reads for a living. So imagine our surprise at learning that she also reads for fun. Voraciously. But it hasn’t always been that way....

WV Books Team: Books for the armchair traveler
WV Books Team: Books for the armchair traveler

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Living in the Mountain State means we are surrounded by majestic hills, rolling rivers, winding roads — all things that are good for the soul, but terrible for winter travel. But there’s a big world out there,...

W.Va. team joins snow carving contest
W.Va. team joins snow carving contest

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Think snow.

Do images of soft, white flakes blanketing trees in the dead of winter come to mind? Or a child landing on his back in a pile of fluffy stuff to make a snow angel? Or even rolling mounds together to form a...

Arts Notes: Jan. 25, 2015

‘Show Boat’ auditions

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Charleston Light Opera Guild will hold auditions for “Showboat” at 7 p.m. Feb. 2 (singing), 3 (reading) and 4 (dancing) at the Guild Theatre, 411 Tennessee Ave. The ...

Photo of the Week: Jan. 25, 2015
Photo of the Week: Jan. 25, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Last week we debuted a new “Photo of the Week” feature to give all you photographers out there a chance to shine.

This week’s photo comes from Greg Sava, of Birch River. It was taken at last...

The List: Five films with W.Va. connections

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — While the lion’s share of films are still either filmed or set in California or New York, West Virginia has had a few over the years. Some are better remembered than others, but here are five that Pamela Haynes,...

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