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Kathy Griffin brings the ‘D-List’ to C-town
Kathy Griffin brings the ‘D-List’ to C-town

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Kathy Griffin has a lot going on. The comedian’s schedule this year includes 80 stand-up performances (so far), among them a show Thursday night at the Clay Center in Charleston.

Aside from the comedy gigs,...

David Wax Museum brings energy to new Clay Center series

The room was filled with chatter when the David Wax Museum took the Clay Center’s main stage Friday, but almost instantly when the band’s leading duo began harmonizing the sweet, sad tune of “Lavender Street,” a natural...

‘Greater Tuna’ has great actors, but plot really flounders

On Friday night The LimeLight Theatre Company opened their production of “Greater Tuna” at the West Virginia State University Capitol Center Theater.

The two-man play featured Alex Bannerman and Chris Terpening as seemingly the...

“Catch and Release” a challenging catch

Friday night The Alban opened its premiere of “Catch and Release,” written by West Virginia native Jeremy Richter. It is an odd production, barely an hour long, about four friends and their interactions over decades of their lives....

In Short: April 23-29, 2015

‘Memphis: The Musical’

The touring Broadway hit, “Memphis: The Musical,” comes to the Clay Center tonight in a performance starting 7:30.

Inspired by actual...

Michael Cerveris talks about the ‘draining, exhausting’ ‘Fun Home’
Michael Cerveris talks about the ‘draining, exhausting’ ‘Fun Home’

NEW YORK — As a kid in Huntington, West Virginia, Michael Cerveris was a big fan of black-and-white monster movies — but his loyalties weren’t always with the humans.

“I always identified...

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,...

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...

Gatsby’s Green Light Shines at The Clay Center

The green light shone bright on The Clay Center's stage Thursday evening as F. Scott Fitzgerald's “The Great Gatsby” was brought to vivid life by the Montana Repertory Theatre.

Fitzgerald's classic tale of the Jazz Age is often...

Things to do today: April 3, 2015

MARSHALL PETTY & THE GROOVE, and DUGAN CARTER AND FRIENDS: 5 to 8 p.m. Free. 5 Corners Cafe, corner of Delaware Avenue and Virginia Street. Call 304-205-7817.

RITCH COLLINS THREE-O: 7:30 p.m. Free. Taylor Books, 226 Capitol St. Call 342-...

Charleston theater lover wins WVU scholarship
Charleston theater lover wins WVU scholarship

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Michaela Edens grew up loving music, theater and dance, often performing with the Children’s Theatre of Charleston, in the Capital High School show choir, and even as a soloist on a Carnival Cruise.

After...

In Short: April 2-8, 2015

‘Dachau’ premieres

The Contemporary Youth Arts Company premieres the new Scarpelli-Kehde collaboration, “Dachau,” at 8 pm today on stage at the West Virginia State University Capitol Center, 123 Summers St., with...

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