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Film, CD project tries to build bridge between West Virginian and Ugandan Jews
Photos courtesy of Jon Matthews
Film, CD project tries to build bridge between West Virginian and Ugandan Jews

Documentary filmmaker and Charleston native Jon Matthews has set himself an ambitious task that pairs a most unlikely group of performers drawn from two continents but the same spiritual world.

Matthews is in the midst of raising funds for a...

Review: ‘Get Hard’ plays with stereotypes with mixed success
Review: ‘Get Hard’ plays with stereotypes with mixed success

While the stereotypes in “Get Hard” may be gross exaggerations, its characters live in the real world: A place where the chasm between rich and poor is vast and growing; where black men are disproportionately jailed and white-collar...

Middle school students learn the art of drama
Middle school students learn the art of drama

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Move over, Shakespeare. The students of Madison Middle School in Boone County premiered their original one-act plays in the second annual “Voices of the Mountains” presentation...

Choreographer ‘maps’ his identity with dance
Choreographer ‘maps’ his identity with dance

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Dancer and choreographer Adam McKinney has a richly mixed family heritage not easily encapsulated in a few swift words. He is the son of a mother descended from Eastern and Western European Jews and a father with black,...

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....

Bollywood Night features music, dance, food
Bollywood Night features music, dance, food

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — One of Charleston’s biggest fundraising evenings of the year approaches on May 1 with Bollywood Night, presented by the India Center.

Now in its fifth year, the event, which will take place at the Charleston...

Arts Notes: March 29, 2015
Arts Notes: March 29, 2015

Poetry contest winner

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Greenbrier East High School’s Neely Seams will represent West Virginia at the Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest in Washington, D.C., April 28 and 29.

Seams won the state...

WV Book Team: ‘Don’t Forget Me, Bro’
WV Book Team: ‘Don’t Forget Me, Bro’

“Don’t Forget Me, Bro” by John Michael Cummings. Stephen F. Austin University Press. 2014. 234 pages.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It’s always hard to go home, especially when you’ve fled home for decades, only...

Best bet: Gospel Sing
Best bet: Gospel Sing

The 18th annual Capital City Gospel Sing comes to the Municipal Auditorium starting at 7 p.m. Friday featuring a host of top-notch groups. The acts include the Primtive Quartet from Candler, North Carolina; the McKameys from Clinton, Tenn.; The...

Best bet: Rage Against the Machine Tribute Band
Best bet: Rage Against the Machine Tribute Band

The world’s first and only all-female Rage Against the Machine tribute band, based out of Nashville, comes to the Boulevard Tavern, 806 Kanawha Blvd., in a show starting after 9 p.m. Saturday. The band (from left) features Sarah Shepherd (bass),...

Best bet: ZZ Top in Huntington
Best bet: ZZ Top in Huntington

Long-running American rockers ZZ Top, a band first formed in Houston, Texas in 1969, comes to Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington in a show starting 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Tickets range from $47.50 to $145. This event has been rescheduled from Oct....

In Short: March 26, 2015

Thespian Festival

The Culture Center will set the stage for more than 500 high school students from 24 state schools as the West Virginia Division of Culture and History hosts the annual West Virginia State Thespian Festival today through...

Shots from the Bar
Shots from the Bar

The days are getting longer, but that doesn’t mean everybody goes to bed immediately after the sun goes down. Leave that to the guys who run dairies.

Life around Charleston is starting to perk up. Want some proof?

So, how are you...

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