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Beach Boys coming to Charleston again

Good vibrations are headed this way again with the return of the Beach Boys to Charleston, June 29 at the Municipal Auditorium.

The iconic American pop band has been around for more than 50 years, but are best remembered for a string of hits...

Wheeling toy museum plays to kids at heart
Wheeling toy museum plays to kids at heart

WHEELING — As Judith Rubin walked along, thoughtfully peering into the glass cases filled with rag, rubber and plastic dolls, one particular plaything caught her eye.

It wasn’t a Raggedy Ann,...

Beach Boys coming to Charleston again

Good vibrations are headed this way again with the return of the Beach Boys to Charleston, June 29 at the Municipal Auditorium.

The iconic American pop band has been around for more than 50 years, but are best remembered for a string of hits...

Free Comic Book day (photo)
Free Comic Book day (photo)

‘Into the Woods’ is simply spectacular

If you were to mix up everything you love about fairy tales, add in a dash of terror, sprinkle on some playful humor and wrap it in outstanding music you would have the Charleston Light Opera Guild’s Friday night opening of “Into the...

Modernist Rachmaninov played with nuanced rhythm, but a bit brittle

Russian pianist Lola Astanova was popular enough with the local audience in her performance of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the West Virginia Symphony in November, 2013 that she was brought back this season. Friday night she joined...

Things to do Saturday, May 2, 2015

Music

WEST VIRGINIA YOUTH SYMPHONY SPRING CONCERT: 3 p.m. Scottish Rite Temple, 406 Capitol St. Adults $10, children under 18 free. Call 304-561-3542, visit www.wvyouthsymphony.org or email wvyouthsymphony@gmail.com.

HIDDEN PROMISE...

Review: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ is full of thrills but quickly forgettable
Review: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ is full of thrills but quickly forgettable

LOS ANGELES-It would be silly to pretend that “Avengers: Age of Ultron” isn’t good at what it does, that it’s not proficient at delivering superhero thrills for those who crave them most.

With a budget of $250 million,...

WV Book Team: Maynard’s ‘Cinco Bucknell’ cruel, absorbing
WV Book Team: Maynard’s ‘Cinco Bucknell’ cruel, absorbing

“Cinco Becknell: A Novel,” by Lee Maynard. Vandalia Press (2015), an imprint of West Virginia University Press. 384 pages.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Lee Maynard, one of West Virginia’s best-known authors, has written...

Jesse Stuart biography signing coming up

Staff reports

ASHLAND, Ky. — A book signing with the author of a biography of Kentucky’s late Poet Laureate Jesse Stuart will take place Friday at noon at the recently completed conference room in the new Jesse Stuart Foundation...

Area restaurants participate in literacy fundraiser

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Literacy Volunteers of Kanawha County are hoping to come up in your conversation the next time you eat out.

The literacy nonprofit organization has partnered with area restaurants for their Desserts for Literacy...

Arts Notes: May 3, 2015
Arts Notes: May 3, 2015

Clay Center concert

Matthew West and Colton Dixon will take the Clay Center stage today at 7:30 p.m. Opening acts are up-and-coming Christian rapper Mr. Talkbox and local group Bible Center Praise Band from Charleston’s own Bible Center...

Photo of the Week: May, 3, 2015
Photo of the Week: May, 3, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — This “beautiful, golden nugget” at Yosemite National Park’s Half Dome was captured by Amy Keith during a family vacation.

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