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‘The Lion in Winter’ prowls across the local stage

There was no physical fighting Friday night, but there was no lack of sparring on the Capitol Centre Theater stage at the Limelight Theater Company’s premier of “The Lion in Winter.” The characters used their rapier sharp wit to...

Shen Yun delivers lyrical, storied performance

The audience gasped as the curtain rose for the first of two performances from Shen Yun Performing Arts — a New York-based group that focuses on traditional Chinese culture.

What caught the audience’s collective breath was fog...

Community notes: Feb. 4-10, 2015

“Elk River Blues,” a documentary on the 2014 water crisis and what writer/producer Mike Youngren of Charleston calls the “systemic failure” it represents, will be shown at St. John’s Episcopal...

Location, location, location: W.Va. Film Office looks for settings
Location, location, location: W.Va. Film Office looks for settings

For aspiring actors, the West Virginia Film Office might not be the fastest, easiest way to launch their careers.

“Well, when we get a casting call from someone, we post that on our Facebook page,” said Jamie Cope, location...

Seger still has all the right ‘Night Moves’
Seger still has all the right ‘Night Moves’

By Autumn D.F. Hopkins

For the Gazette

It is a pretty spectacular thing to stand in the arena of your hometown and hear a living legend belt out almost every hit he has ever written. That is exactly what Bob...

Old rockers give ‘Mountain Stage’ audience a surprise

If you don’t like surprises, you would have hated Sunday night’s “Mountain Stage.”

If you hated Sunday night’s “Mountain Stage,” I would have given ...

Mendelssohn, found not on new ground, but without fault

Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64has long been near the top of the charts for popularity in Western Art music, which means it is so familiar that it is hard to hear anything new in it. Violinist Nikki Chooi, in his debut with the ...

Photo of the Week: Jan. 25, 2015
Photo of the Week: Jan. 25, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Last week we debuted a new “Photo of the Week” feature to give all you photographers out there a chance to shine.

This week’s photo comes from Greg Sava, of Birch River. It was taken at last...

The List: Five films with W.Va. connections

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — While the lion’s share of films are still either filmed or set in California or New York, West Virginia has had a few over the years. Some are better remembered than others, but here are five that Pamela Haynes,...

Restoring Keith-Albee’s splendor is target of gala for 87th anniversary
Restoring Keith-Albee’s splendor is target of gala for 87th anniversary

One of Huntington’s grandest historic landmarks, the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center, will celebrate its 87th anniversary this year. To restore and maintain the building’s opulence, the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center Inc. will...

‘Guys and Dolls’ campy Broadway fun comes to Charleston

Friday night the Clay Center kicked off the new year with the best possible choice for the Broadway in Charleston series, “Guys and Dolls.” Due to technical difficulties the show was extremely late getting started, but the performance...

In Short: Jan. 8-14, 2015

Friday marks the first anniversary of the chemical leak into the Elk River at a Freedom Industries storage facility, a leak that affected the drinking water of more than 300,000 people in nine West...

Park Place opens ‘The Interview’ Friday
Park Place opens ‘The Interview’ Friday

On Friday, Park Place Stadium Cinemas will begin screening what’s currently the world’s most famous and controversial movie when it opens “The Interview.” In the R-rated comedy, James Franco and Seth Rogen star as the host...

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