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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,...

Katy Perry’s Prismatic Tour is one big party
Katy Perry’s Prismatic Tour is one big party

Katy Perry has been on her worldwide Prismatic Tour for a little more than three months, and she’s not stopping anytime soon. Her opening acts have changed as she’s traveled, and recently, when I had the pleasure of seeing Katy in...

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...

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....

W.Va. drama to screen at Capitol Center Theater Thursday
W.Va. drama to screen at Capitol Center Theater Thursday

The Capitol Center Theater, 123 Summers St., will host the West Virginia premiere of “Moving Mountains” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The film by writer/journalist Penny Loeb, based on her award-winning book of the same name, stars Theresa...

Clay Center sci-fi series screens ‘Brazil’ this weekend
Clay Center sci-fi series screens ‘Brazil’ this weekend

On Friday and Saturday, step into Terry Gilliam’s surrealist vision of the future when the Clay Center screens “Brazil” as part of its Sci-Fi Film Series. The award-winning film stars Jonathan Pryce (pictured) as a low-level...

KCPL wants creative young minds for its Reel Teens Book Trailer contest
KCPL wants creative young minds for its Reel Teens Book Trailer contest

Love books? Love filmmaking? Then combine your two passions for the Kanawha County Public Library’s Reel Teens Book Trailer Contest!

Teens in grades 7-12 are eligible for the competition, in which they’ll write and film a trailer...

Light Opera Guild’s ‘Wedding Singer’ a lighthearted, entertaining romp

The Charleston Light Opera Guild’s summer comedy, “The Wedding Singer,” which opened Friday night in Charleston Civic Center’s Little Theater, appeals across the board to an audience of all ages. Based...

REVIEW: Drum Corps International’s Drums Across the Tri-State

The green turf at Laidley Field turned “blue” Monday night by the end of Drums Across the Tri-State when the Bluecoats of Canton, Ohio, turned in a dominant performance of its show, “Tilt.”

The Bluecoats were one of...

Old Crow and friends highlight summer concert season at Power Park
Old Crow and friends highlight summer concert season at Power Park

Saturday afternoon, The Clay Center and Appalachian Power Park treated Charleston to what might have been the highlight of the summer season: an outdoor concert featuring Old Crow Medicine Show that felt less like a one-off show and more like somebody ...

‘Serpent of Venice’ another delight from Christopher Moore
‘Serpent of Venice’ another delight from Christopher Moore

Fans of William Shakespeare will tell you that once you get past the intricate language of his works, the plays are truly wild stories of adventure, tragedy and humor with more than a little inappropriateness. In fact, it could be said that...

Things to do today: Friday, July 25

MARSHALL PETTY & THE GROOVE: 5 to 8 p.m. Free. 5 Corners Cafe, corner of Delaware Avenue and Virginia Street. Call 304-205-7817.

THE WILHELM BROTHERS: 7 p.m. Free. Cello rock. Bluegrass Kitchen, 1600 Washington St., E. Call 304-346-2871....

Sensory sensitive screening of ‘Planes’ Saturday
Sensory sensitive screening of ‘Planes’ Saturday

Park Place Stadium Cinemas, 600 Washington St. E., will have a screening of “Planes: Fire & Rescue” for those with developmental disabilities at 10 a.m. Saturday. The lights will be turned on and the sound at a lower volume, plus guests...

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