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Chorus’ spring show a pleasant jaunt down road less taken

It is not necessary to program from the same old canon of popular, if overly explored, works to build a great concert. The West Virginia Symphony Chorus’ spring concert at Christ Church United Methodist had 20th-century music from beyond the...

Book Notes: April 26, 2015
Book Notes: April 26, 2015

Poems to be published

West Virginia poet Victoria McCabe will have two of her poems published in literary journals soon.

“The Farm” will be published in the 2015 edition of From the Depths, an annual literary journal...

‘I, Raybot’: E-books kill the paperback star
‘I, Raybot’: E-books kill the paperback star

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — I have loved books as long as I can remember.

Growing up, I had a small, white desk in my bedroom with a three-shelf hutch on top. I can still picture exactly what was on two of those shelves for years — on the...

WV Book Team: ‘Reluctant Midwife’ finds strength
WV Book Team: ‘Reluctant Midwife’ finds strength

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — “The Reluctant Midwife: A Hope River Novel” is the follow up to Patricia Harman’s national best-seller, “The Midwife of Hope River.”

The story takes place in the fictional town of...

Arts Notes: April 26, 2015

UC choir concert

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The University of Charleston’s Concert Choir and University Singers will kick off their annual spring tour at 3 p.m. today in the Erma Byrd Gallery at Riggleman Hall. The concert is free and...

Review: ‘Adaline’ is both ludicrous and deeply moving
Review: ‘Adaline’ is both ludicrous and deeply moving

Is it possible for a movie to be at once ludicrously silly and genuinely moving? That's the strange question you might find yourself asking while watching “The Age of Adaline,” a romantic fantasy with surprising heft that will likely have...

Review: Russell Crowe’s ‘Diviner’ a robust, assured war tale
Review: Russell Crowe’s ‘Diviner’ a robust, assured war tale

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Making his directorial debut with the brawny and big-hearted Australian war drama “The Water Diviner,” Russell Crowe taps a deep well of symbolism, cultural empathy and good old-fashioned storytelling. Crowe, who...

“Catch and Release” a challenging catch

Friday night The Alban opened its premiere of “Catch and Release,” written by West Virginia native Jeremy Richter. It is an odd production, barely an hour long, about four friends and their interactions over decades of their lives....

Things to do Friday, April 24

Music

COUNTY LINE COUNTRY: 7 to 10 p.m. Cover $5. Elk River Community Center, 1047 Main St., Elkview. Call 304-965-3722.

SASHA COLETTE: 7:30 p.m. Free. Taylor Books, 226 Capitol St. Call 342-1464 or visit www.taylorbooks.com....

Activities calendar, in and around Charleston

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Following is a list of upcoming events for the next three months, provided by the Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau. Check venues for ticket availability and prices as well as any updates before committing to go....

In Short: April 23-29, 2015

‘Memphis: The Musical’

The touring Broadway hit, “Memphis: The Musical,” comes to the Clay Center tonight in a performance starting 7:30.

Inspired by actual...

Join Third Day in a night of earnest musical worship
Join Third Day in a night of earnest musical worship

It's not true for every Christian musician, but for guitarist Mark Lee, staying on track with his faith is a lot easier when he's away from home.

Lee, one of the founders of contemporary Christian band Third Day, which comes to the Municipal...

Ringling's big-cat man a 2nd-generation trainer
Ringling's big-cat man a 2nd-generation trainer

It was only a few months ago that the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced that it will phase out its elephant acts over the next couple of years.

Critics of the circus cheered and some wondered if all...

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