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In Short: Suzanne Vega in Lewisburg; Clay Center fairytale event

Suzanne Vega in Lewisburg

Suzanne Vega, an acclaimed American singer/songwriter known for her eclectic folk-inspired music comes to Lewisburg’s Carnegie Hall in a performance starting 7:30 p.m. Friday.

WV Book Team: Author chronicles WV’s first black college
WV Book Team: Author chronicles WV’s first black college

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — To celebrate the history of African-Americans in West Virginia, West Virginia University Press has published a commemorative edition of “An American Phoenix: A History of Storer College from Slavery to Desegregation,...

Arts Notes: May 24, 2015
Arts Notes: May 24, 2015

Vandalia Gathering

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The 39th annual Vandalia Gathering, the state’s annual celebration of the traditional arts, music, dance, stories, crafts and foods of West Virginia, concludes today at the West Virginia...

Photo: Brown Bag Concert series begins
Photo: Brown Bag Concert series begins

In Short: May 21-27, 2015

Music Hall garden party

The West Virginia Music Hall of Fame will host “Garden Party IV” from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Café Cimino, in Sutton, featuring performances by all three living 2015 inductees and a...

Vandalia Gathering 2015 Schedule of Events

The 2015 Vandalia Gathering, a free celebration of West Virginia’s heritage and longtime customs, will take place Friday through Sunday on the state Capitol Complex grounds, in Charleston.

All activities are free.

Here are the...

Clay Center welcomes Aussie band Jakubi for Sound Check Series
Clay Center welcomes Aussie band Jakubi for Sound Check Series

For the Clay Center’s third installment of its new concert series, Sound Check Sessions, organizers really branched out — going to the opposite end of the globe — to bring new up-and-coming Australian band Jakubi to the science...

West Virginia superband to open Vandalia
West Virginia superband to open Vandalia

They say a band is only as great as the sum of its parts. With a band like the West Virginia All-Star Bluegrass Band, the individual parts add up to quite a lot.

The part-time bluegrass superband, which helps kick off the 39th Vandalia...

Shots from the Bar: May 21, 2015
Shots from the Bar: May 21, 2015

It's been a couple of weeks since we last checked in with Shots from the Bar, but that doesn't mean Charleston and assorted locations has been all that quiet. Spring has sprung and summer is around the corner. 

It's time to get out there,...

Wind symphony to tour WV by barge this summer

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — An orchestra that uses a barge as its floating home plans a concert tour of West Virginia this summer.

The Pittsburgh-based American Wind Symphony Orchestra will perform and give...

Aretha Franklin Clay Center performance was ‘practically a historical event’

The awful, unavoidable truth is that vocalists do not get better with age. After 20, 30 or 40 years, most of them lose power and range, and usually, the more notable the vocalist, the more noticeable the loss.

The fall can be terrible and for...

Wiepper family seeks to sell portrait of street personality
Wiepper family seeks to sell portrait of street personality

Charleston portrait artist and sculptor Bernie Wiepper left behind several public pieces around the city when he collapsed and died in 2009 at age 84 in the midst of doing a painting at his West Side home.

Most notable of all is the 10-foot-tall ...

Things to do Saturday, May 16, 2015

Music

MONDOCK ROUNDERS: 7 p.m. Free. Old time string trio. Bluegrass Kitchen, 1600 Washington St. E. Call 304-346-2871.

CLINTON GREGORY: 7 p.m. Tickets $10. Country/bluegrass. Jerry Run Summer Theater, W.Va. Route 20, 1.5 miles north of...

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