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Law firm marks 150 years with book of its history
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Law firm marks 150 years with book of its history

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A year after West Virginia celebrated its 150th birthday, the Charleston law firm of Spilman Thomas & Battle is celebrating its own sesquicentennial.

Today, Spilman Thomas & Battle serves local, regional,...

Toothless Ruth returns to rockin’
Toothless Ruth returns to rockin’

Drummer Mike Felty knew the moment he heard Chris Short sing that he’d found the perfect guy to front that cool, new rock band he wanted to put together.

It’s just where he found him that didn’t seem all that cool....

Though strung out along East Coast, Yarn still a tight-knit band
Though strung out along East Coast, Yarn still a tight-knit band

Blake Christiana said his band Yarn doesn’t get back to Brooklyn much these days.

The Americana/alt country band, which headlines the season’s final Live on the Levee Friday, was founded in New York in...

Rock the Park benefit set for Saturday
Rock the Park benefit set for Saturday

On Saturday, car fanatics and music lovers will Rock the Park at Kanawha State Forest. The free event, a benefit for the Kanawha State Forest Foundation sponsored by the Hot Rod Devils, runs noon to 6 p.m. in the swimming pool parking lot. (And if you ...

Park Place flashes back with ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’
Park Place flashes back with ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’

Harrison Ford wasn’t in quite as much danger as his character, Indiana Jones, when he fell into the snake pit in “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” Many of the snakes were indeed real and poisonous, but in the case of the arched cobra...

In Short: Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 2014

Tickets for an Oct. 26 concert by rising hip-hop star Chance the Rapper at the West Virginia University Coliseum go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. They are $28 and $38. Call 800-745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

Labor Day weekend marathons lacking
Labor Day weekend marathons lacking

It’s another holiday weekend, so that, of course, means another round of holiday weekend marathons in TV land. And, unfortunately, it’s more of the same old, same old.

That means networks showing a lot of the same series that they ...

Review: Brad Paisley returns to happier themes
Review: Brad Paisley returns to happier themes

Brad Paisley backs away from social issues and strikes up a party on his 10th studio album, “Moonshine In The Trunk” (Arista Nashville). However, that doesn’t mean the West Virginia native suddenly starts to play it safe....

Plaid Clash crashes ‘RFC MINI SHOW’

A brand-new “RFC MINI SHOW,” online now at the PopCult blog (blogs.wvgazette.com/popcult), features Plaid Clash. The Celtic four-piece consists of Chris Higgins, Garrett Maner, Dan Carney and Vaughn Gold, who sing and play a variety of...

WVU band to perform in McDowell, Mercer

BRADSHAW, W.Va. — The West Virginia University marching band will take a side trip to McDowell County on its way to this weekend’s start of the college football season in Atlanta.

The Mountaineer...

For Disney star Olivia Holt, acting wasn’t always the goal
For Disney star Olivia Holt, acting wasn’t always the goal

With her roles in “Kickin’ It,” “I Didn’t Do It” and “Girl vs. Monster” and her music hits, such as “Had Me @ Hello,” Olivia Holt is Disney’s new It Girl. Earlier this month, ...

Foundation bringing musical instruments to W.Va. schools
Foundation bringing musical instruments to W.Va. schools

The start of the school year at Calhoun County Middle-High School coincided with the opening of boxes containing shiny, new musical instruments.

The truck arrived earlier this month from the VH1 Save the Music Foundation had eight flutes, 11...

Speaker to discuss black neighborhood

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Charleston native Barbara Hicks Lacy will present “African American Life in Charleston: A Personal Perspective” Thursday at the Archives and History Library in the Culture Center.

The program is the third ...

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