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‘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...

Book review: Sheriff Walt Longmire tackles another case
Book review: Sheriff Walt Longmire tackles another case

When Craig Johnson was a youngster growing up in Huntington, he had some of his teachers shaking their heads. They wondered what would become of the boy. By his own admission, young Craig spent much of his time looking out the schoolroom window...

WV Book Team: Skip Johnson stalks W.Va.’s big cats
WV Book Team: Skip Johnson stalks W.Va.’s big cats

“West Virginia Mountain Lions: Past, Present, and Future of the Long Tailed Cat.” By Skip Johnson, with an afterword by Edwin Daryl Michael Ph.D. West Virginia Book Co. 200 pages. $15.95. Paperback.

***

Outdoors writer and...

Jeb Haught: Gamers wax nostalgic with ‘Wolfenstein: The New Order’

“Wolfenstein 3D.” DEVELOPER: MachineGames. PUBLISHER: Bethesda. SYSTEM: Sony PlayStation 4 (PS3, PC, Xbox 360). PRICE: $59.99. ESRB RATING: Mature. REVIEW RATING: 4.5 stars (out of 5)

Way back in 1992, the first person shooter...

Review: ‘Mountain Stage’ host stumbles, but musical acts gallop

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — For 30 years and 816 shows, Larry Groce has hosted “Mountain Stage” with the sort of charm and wit that makes the job look practically effortless, like anyone could do it.

On the 817th show, this one...

Reflective and evocative music sung by Civic Chorus

The Charleston Civic Chorus’ unusual step of featuring just a single composer, the Canadian Eleanor Daley, yielded an afternoon of reflective and evocative music. She was present to conduct and play piano and organ on a concert that included 18 ...

No time for rhapsodies with Bohemian Quartet’s frenetic pace

The pace and energy that the Bohemian Quartet brought to its concert of Central European folk music left little time for reflection — no rhapsodies here folks -— at the final concert of the Charleston Chamber Music Society on Saturday...

Voodoo Daddy gives strong finish for Clay Center season

Thursday night the Clay Center closed out their 2014 Spring Season with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, a swing band from the golden age of alternative music — the early 1990s.

It was a strong finish to what is probably the Clay Center’s...

Book review: ‘Mountain Girls’ is a mix of memoir, social history
Book review: ‘Mountain Girls’ is a mix of memoir, social history

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Novelist Thomas Wolfe famously warned “You can’t go home again.”

But Stephanie Kadel Taras has shown just how wrong Wolfe was.

If you’re determined enough, play your cards right and...

Review: MercyMe, have mercy on our wallet and time

Charleston, W.Va. — I walked into the Clay Center lobby Friday night and found myself besieged with tables of merchandise and informational booths. It looked more like a convention than a concert, but considering there were three bands set to...

Orff and Jackfert dominate orchestra’s excellent show

A certain candy company will know its new advertising campaign worked if every chocolate bar in a 5-mile radius of Charleston was bought by patrons of the West Virginia Symphony after the orchestra’s performance Friday...

‘9 to 5’ combines comedy and serious issues

On Friday night, the Charleston Light Opera Guild chose to tackle the original girl-power-movie-turned-musical, “9 to 5,” and its members did an excellent job of it.

The comedy,...

Boyz II Men bring extraordinary R&B to Clay Center

Boyz II Men brought their nostalgic and distinctively melodic harmonies to The Clay Center’s Maier Performance Hall on Wednesday night.

The award-winning and record-breaking R&B singing...

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