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From an embarrassment of riches, Opus sings with grace

When choruses program concerts, they have to sort through an embarrassment of riches: More than 1,000 years of compositions. In its excellent Christmas concert, Opus Chorale, the 16-voice chamber chorus, sampled music from across the choral canon,...

LimeLight Theatre Co. hosts ‘An Old Fashioned Christmas’
LimeLight Theatre Co. hosts ‘An Old Fashioned Christmas’

This weekend, the LimeLight Theatre Company will stage “An Old Fashioned Christmas and a Movie” at the Capitol Center Theater, 123 Summers St. The events begin with a concert featuring original and traditional Christmas songs, followed...

The gift that keeps on giving: Idiot Box’s 9th annual character gift guide
The gift that keeps on giving: Idiot Box’s 9th annual character gift guide

There are only seven shopping days left until Christmas, and I haven’t bought any of my gifts yet — for the recipients on my annual character gift guide, that is. With Christmas just a week away, I’ve decided to start my...

In Short: Dec. 18-24, 2014

Mall music

Charleston Town Center closes out its season of holiday music in Macy’s Court on Saturday with the Glenville State University Brass Ensemble, which will perform throughout the day. A dozen other groups also perform Thursday and ...

Total Meltdown makes ‘RFC’ debut
Total Meltdown makes ‘RFC’ debut

Total Meltdown debuts this week on the “RFC MINI SHOW,” online now at the PopCult log (blogs.wvgazette.com/popcult). The band uses traditional mountain instruments to interpret modern songs in a progressive instrumental style all its own....

Community notes

Christmas dinner

The Black family presents its 5th annual Christmas dinner, free of charge and open to the public, at the Manna Meal soup kitchen, located at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1105 Quarrier Street in...

City announces annual GoodNight schedule
City announces annual GoodNight schedule

Charleston city officials announced the schedule Monday morning for the city’s annual GoodNight celebration.

The night of music and arts performances runs from 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 31 at various venues around town, and provides a night of...

Innerviews: Veteran guitarist gears up for Esquires’ 50th celebration
Innerviews: Veteran guitarist gears up for Esquires’ 50th celebration

Leave golf, tennis and other diversions to other guys. Butch Evans prefers his band. Not just any band. The venerable Esquires. That’s his hobby, a joyous respite from the everyday duties of running a computer software firm.

At 69, he...

Music about the cold never bothers womanSong

The choral Christmas season continued Saturday night as womanSong drew a large crowd to Christ Church United Methodist for a fine, if lengthy concert. Just a few empty seats dotted the hall.

Conductor Emily Capece’s program,...

W.Va. Symphony, Charleston Ballet deliver stunning “The Nutcraker”

On Friday night the Charleston Ballet and the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra teamed up for a stunning presentation of “The Nutcracker.” With guest dancers from the English National Ballet School and the Columbia Classical Ballet this...

Last chance to enter FlipSide logo contest
Last chance to enter FlipSide logo contest

If you’ve been procrastinating entering our contest to create the new FlipSide logo, your time is running out. We’re only accepting entries through 5 p.m. Monday.

The new logo, debuting in January, will appear on all FlipSide...

Alban actors do their best to lift up Dickens’ bleak ‘Carol’

Last night, the Alban put on Charles Dickens’ classic holiday morality tale, “A Christmas Carol.” While the acting was up to snuff and the set design was lovely, this Christmas staple is more than 170 years old, so it may be time...

Things to do Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014

Music

21 FUNK STREET: 7 p.m. Free. Sax and keys. Bluegrass Kitchen, 1600 Washington St. E. Call 304-346-2871.

COOP D’VILLE: 7 to 10 p.m. Admission $8. Marmet Recreation Center, 8500 MacCorkle Ave., Marmet. Call 304-949-9692....

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