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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...

Book event: Author writes strong Southern women
Book event: Author writes strong Southern women

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Born and raised in Charleston, Mary Ann Henry graduated from West Virginia State College, then earned a master’s degree at Ohio University.

After working as a public schoolteacher for five years, Henry spent her ...

Under the Streetlamp brings hits of yesteryear to Clay Center Friday
Under the Streetlamp brings hits of yesteryear to Clay Center Friday

It’s not unusual for performers working on a big musical production to become friends. It’s a little unusual for them to decide after the show is over to strike out on their own, but that’s what Michael Cunio, Michael Ingersoll,...

Three Dog Night plays on

Three Dog Night graced the Clay Center stage Sunday evening to an almost sold out auditorium. After more than four decades of hit music, the band has quite a repertoire of chart toppers to draw from, including such smashes as “Never Been to...

Carpe Diem siezes the chance to play music by a woman

The performance of music by a living composer who is a woman is big news in Charleston. Well, outside of the local choral groups, who perform music by female composers all the time.

The Cavani String Quartet gave a memorable concert of music by...

Eric Church, Dwight Yoakam, bridge generational gap at Civic Center

Eric Church fans sure got their money’s worth Friday night.

The platinum-selling country star played more than 20 songs and didn’t seem to want to stop.

Church, along with guests Dwight Yoakam and Brothers Osborne, brought...

“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...

CYAC opens the musical comedy ‘School Girl Zombies from Hell High’
CYAC opens the musical comedy ‘School Girl Zombies from Hell High’

The Contemporary Youth Arts Company opens its latest original production, “School Girl Zombies from Hell High,” today at 8 p.m. at the Capitol Center Theater, 123 Summers St. The musical comedy from Dan Kehde and Mark and David Scarpelli ...

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,...

Longtime supporters are allies for the arts
Longtime supporters are allies for the arts

As many arts groups prepare to begin their new seasons, renewed interest is paid to them and their offerings. But there’s one group that gets left out of the attention: their supporters.

It’s true that these folks are not up on...

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...

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...

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