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Community notes: March 4-10, 2015

INSTITUTE — The third annual West Virginia State University Tower Awards Film Festival will take place Thursday from 5-9 p.m. in the Davis Fine Arts Center Theater on the school’s...

Contemporary Christian singer tries to play to his strengths
Contemporary Christian singer tries to play to his strengths

Contemporary Christian singer David Crowder said it’s all very humbling to look through a hymnal at all the songs that have been written about faith and God over the years.

Crowder, who headlines The Rock and Worship Roadshow at the...

In short: Feb. 26-March 4

The Clinton Gregory Bluegrass Band, out of Nashville, brings its tight harmonies and musical virtuosity to the Milton Opry House for a show beginning 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Admission is $15 adults,...

Community theater
Community theater

"My mom tried to keep me in dance when I was younger," Phillips said. "Honestly, it just wasn't my favorite thing."

At 17, Phillips auditioned for a musical theater program and moved to New York to attend college.

In New York, she took...

Bibb shines at Mountain Stage

The melting snow and slush that covered area streets and sidewalks may have kept some people home from the Culture Center theater Sunday night. The crowd at Mountain Stage was a little thin. The bottom of the auditorium was nearly full but the balcony ...

Eat, Ray, Love: Don’t feel guilty about what you read
Eat, Ray, Love: Don’t feel guilty about what you read

There’s a serious problem that’s plaguing many people: reader’s block.

It’s sort of like writer’s block, but for readers — you keep trying to read the same book, but you can never finish it. You stop in...

Things to do Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

Music

THAT HIGH COUNTRY REVIVAL: 7 p.m. Free. New and old-time mountain. Bluegrass Kitchen, 1600 Washington St. E. Call 304-346-2871.

THE BOB THOMPSON UNIT: 6:30 p.m. Tickets $15. D Street Art and Music Series. LaBelle Theater, 311 D St.,...

Book Notes: Feb. 22, 2015
Book Notes: Feb. 22, 2015

Meet the authors

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Taylor Books will host a book-signing event Wednesday at 6 p.m. with author Lynn Clarke. Clarke will debut her new novel, “Walker’s Father,” published in December by Anaphora...

WV Book Team: Stories real and magical
WV Book Team: Stories real and magical

“Me and My Daddy Listen to Bob Marley” by Ann Pancake. Counterpoint Press (2015). 290 pages.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — I’m always excited when I see new writing by West Virginia’s own Ann Pancake.

Her first...

Photo of the Week: Feb. 22, 2015
Photo of the Week: Feb. 22, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — This week’s Photo of the Week comes from Sharon Kay Carper, of Parkersburg. It was taken in the red fox habitat at the French Creek Game Farm in Upshur County.

Do you have a photo you’d like to submit for ...

Today’s list: Five things you probably didn’t know were offered at Kanawha County Public Library

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Books have always been a library’s stock in trade, but with the changing times, libraries have pushed to keep pace.

The Kanawha County Public Library has done a pretty good job of that, offering resources for...

“The Lion in Winter” to roar at Capitol Theater
“The Lion in Winter” to roar at Capitol Theater

Actors fall in love with plays. Kelly Strom and Alex Bannerman fell in love with James Goldman’s “A Lion in Winter.”

“I’ve always been a Katherine Hepburn fan,” Strom said.

“She...

Disney on Ice: Treasure Trove
Disney on Ice: Treasure Trove

Part of what makes Disney on Ice fun for the skaters is that each stop on the tour, they get a little time off.

Sometimes, it’s like a mini-vacation, where they get the chance to explore the area and sample the culture.

Skater...

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