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Singers, storytellers grace ‘Mountain Stage’

One thing that can be said about Sunday night’s “Mountain Stage” is that Charleston has missed Todd Snider. After the warm reception the singer/songwriter received as he crept onto the stage, pausing to deliver an unexpected hug...

“School Girl Zombies” Take Campy to the Extreme

Thursday night the Contemporary Youth Arts Company staged a brand new musical by Mark and David Scarpelli and Dan Kehde, “School Girl Zombies from Hell High.” Although the name brings to mind some of the great B-budget horror movies of...

Who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters — West Virginia Division!
Who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters — West Virginia Division!

Standing outside the Beni Kedem Shrine Center on Quarrier Street Monday evening, the Ghostbusters West Virginia Division waited for a photographer to arrive.

They’ll be at ShockaCon, the area’s horror/sci-fi convention, when it...

Rock ‘n’ roll horror show: The Jasons channel the Ramones with a twist
Rock ‘n’ roll horror show: The Jasons channel the Ramones with a twist

Imagine it: You’re driving, and you pass a car with two guys wearing hockey masks and leather jackets, filming themselves. Then, you pass another car with two more guys dressed the same.

That was quite possibly the sight drivers saw on a ...

Local CD review: Kevin Scarbrough’s ‘Birthright’ an impressive success
Local CD review: Kevin Scarbrough’s ‘Birthright’ an impressive success

A real treat was unleashed on the world this week with Kevin Scarbrough’s new album. Kevin has appeared as a band member on “Radio Free Charleston” and is very well-regarded as a filmmaker, but I had no clue he was this talented a ...

Barton Pine joins WVSO for illuminating performance

Samuel Barber’s subversively modern Violin Concerto received an illuminating, imaginative performance from Rachel Barton Pine and the West Virginia Symphony, Friday night at the Clay Center.

Pine, a violinist of the highest quality,...

International film festival closes Sunday
International film festival closes Sunday

Four days remain of the West Virginia International Food and Film Festival at South Charleston’s LaBelle Theater, 311 D St. Tonight’s films kick off with the Roger Ebert documentary “Life Itself” at 5:45 p.m., followed by...

Montclaire quartet plays conversational music with drama and flair

The Montclaire String Quartet began its 25th season with a new lineup Sunday afternoon at the University of Charleston’s Emma Byrd Gallery.

Anton Shelepov, formerly the ensemble’s second violinist, won the concertmaster’s...

International film festival returns, expands focus
International film festival returns, expands focus

The West Virginia International Film Festival returns this year with a new location, a new addition to its name and a brand new approach.

The festival, now the West Virginia International Food and Film Festival, will kick off Friday at the...

West Virginia International Food & Film Festival Schedule

The West Virginia International Food and Film Festival runs Sept. 12-21 at the LaBelle Theater, 311 D St., South Charleston. Tickets are $8 per film for adults or $5 for students, with a six-ticket package for $30. Visit ...

African and American: play explores one man’s quest for identity
African and American: play explores one man’s quest for identity

Carlyle Brown’s one man show “The Fula From America: An African Journey” was inspired by something that seemed to have very little to do with Africa or being an African-American: September 11.

Brown, who performs the free...

‘November Man’ proves Pierce Brosnan’s still got it
‘November Man’ proves Pierce Brosnan’s still got it

Does Pierce Brosnan still have it? The answer to this, my friends, is yes.

When I decided to review “The November Man,” I knew I would have to remain as unbiased as possible, despite the fact that I grew up watching Brosnan on...

Marine Band plays with nuance and flair

At the end of the 19th century, professional concert bands were integral to American musical life. Touring constantly, they played not just marches, but everything from popular songs to the newest operatic or concert-music repertoire.

But the...

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