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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,...

Closing weekend for ‘The Wedding Singer’
Closing weekend for ‘The Wedding Singer’

Audiences have three more chances to see the Charleston Light Opera Guild’s production of “The Wedding Singer,” which Gazette reviewer Autumn D.F. Hopkins called “lighthearted and riotously entertaining.” Based on...

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...

Light Opera Guild flashes back to the ‘80s with ‘The Wedding Singer’
Light Opera Guild flashes back to the ‘80s with ‘The Wedding Singer’

A lot of actors have dream roles. Not many of them would consider appearing in a musical based on an Adam Sandler movie a “dream role,” but then again, not everybody is 25-year-old Lauren Meyer.

Meyer stars in the Charleston Light...

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....

Puppet theater puts twist on Twain’s greatest tales
Puppet theater puts twist on Twain’s greatest tales

The Cincinnati-based performance group Madcap Puppets brings several of Mark Twain’s most beloved characters to life in “Twain’s Twisted Tales,” which it will perform at several Kanawha County libraries on Friday and...

Things to do today

ANNALISE EMERICK: 7 p.m. Free. Americana. Bluegrass Kitchen, 1600 Washington St., E. Call 304-346-2871.

THE BAND WAGON: 7 p.m. Adults $5. Kids $3. Bluegrass. Jerry Run Summer Theater, 824 Cleveland Road, Cleveland, W.Va. Call 304-493-6574....

‘Detroit’ challenges theatergoers’ perceptions of themselves, their world
‘Detroit’ challenges theatergoers’ perceptions of themselves, their world

Sometimes it's not enough for a piece of theater to entertain. Sometimes, it has to show you something, maybe even show you yourself.

Tyler Eldridge and Marlette Carter say that's what "Detroit" is trying to do — hold a mirror up to...

The Tennessee Tramp returns to Comedy Zone
The Tennessee Tramp returns to Comedy Zone

Back again by popular demand, Janet Williams — aka “The Tennessee Tramp” — returns to the Comedy Zone at the Holiday Inn and Suites in South Charleston this weekend, along with Jerry Harvey. Williams, has toured nationally...

Marshall Artists announces new season
Marshall Artists announces new season

Retired “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno, actor and television presenter Alan Thicke, and real-life “Jersey boy” Frankie Valli headline the 2014 Marshall Artist Series at the Keith-Albee Performance Center in Huntington....

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