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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...

Review: New music and a smashed stove dominate an exciting concert by womanSong

When you go to a choral concert in Charleston, you can be certain that you are going to hear some brand new music. You don’t expect to hear about a stove being smashed by a sledgehammer, though. Such was the case, delightfully, in a concert by...

Review: ‘Antigone’ a glimpse into the theater of yore

The cast and crew of the Alban Arts Center made the most of a piece of theatrical antiquity Thursday night in their presentation of “Antigone.” Considering the play was written by Sophocles around 441 B.C., and translated into English by ...

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