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Photo of the Week: April 19, 2015
Photo of the Week: April 19, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — This week’s Photo of the Week comes from Laura Moul, who captured the image of a lone cross-country skier at Blackwater Falls State Park following a winter snow.

W.Va. International Film Festival Schedule

General Admission: $8, Six pack of tickets $30. Students $5.

W.Va. International Film Festival returns to LaBelle Theatre
W.Va. International Film Festival returns to LaBelle Theatre

Once again, the West Virginia International Film Festival returns, this year to the LaBelle Theatre, in South Charleston.

From April 17-26, the festival will present critically acclaimed films, most of which weren’t shown in West Virginia....

A requiem with economy, musicality

Setting the Latin mass for the dead, the requiem, has remained popular with composers. But for more than a century, it has become customary to include texts from other sources to amplify in the setting of the Latin words.

Such was the case...

Review: Fleet opera and Broadway when a trio joins the W. Va. Symphony

Opera has been pop music for as long as it has been opera, no matter what effort Wagner and his contemporaries made to elevate it into high art.

That pop quality was clear in the West Virginia Symphony’s “From Boheme to Broadway,...

New River Gorge Bridge documentary featured Sunday

A free showing of the documentary, “Iron Men of the Gorge,” produced locally by Greg Michael of GMProductions, will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the LaBelle Theater in South Charleston.

The documentary is about the building...

Review: Hard to cope with Citizen at Clay Center

Wednesday night the Clay Center offered up Citizen Cope, an acoustic solo act. His music was mellow and funky, his voice a solid warm baritone, but the themes were pop-music-love-song repetitive with the occasional fight-the-man anthem thrown in for...

Film, CD project tries to build bridge between West Virginian and Ugandan Jews
Film, CD project tries to build bridge between West Virginian and Ugandan Jews

Documentary filmmaker and Charleston native Jon Matthews has set himself an ambitious task that pairs a most unlikely group of performers drawn from two continents but the same spiritual world.

Matthews is in the midst of raising funds for a...

Ferrell, Hart defend ‘Get Hard’ after a jolt of criticism
Ferrell, Hart defend ‘Get Hard’ after a jolt of criticism

NEW YORK (AP) – In the annals of film festival flops – from unexpected boos to red-carpet gaffes – the premiere of the Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart comedy “Get Hard” will go down as a doozy.

After the film...

Review: Mountain Stage dishes up sentimentality

Sunday night’s Mountain Stage show at the Cultural Center offered a sentimental evening with congruent themes of love, loss, family and irreparable heartbreak. Early in the evening the audience found their collective hearts clutched in their...

Movie review: ‘Insurgent’ one-ups ‘Divergent,’ and suggests better films to come
Movie review: ‘Insurgent’ one-ups ‘Divergent,’ and suggests better films to come

“Insurgent” doesn’t seriously diverge from the “Divergent/Hunger Games/Maze Runner” formula until its final act.

Up until then, this “Divergent” sequel is Young Adults Save the World...

Celtic Tenors bring breezy fare to W.Va. Symphony

Friday night at the Clay Center, the Celtic Tenors — Matthew Gilsenan, James Nelson and Daryl Simpson — set the tone of its concert with the West Virginia Symphony, light-hearted and breezy, when it opened with a jaunty performance of...

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