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Review: Mountain Stage dishes up sentimentality

Sunday night’s Mountain Stage show at the Cultural Center offered a sentimental evening with congruent themes of love, loss, family and irreparable heartbreak. Early in the evening the audience found their collective hearts clutched in their...

Movie review: ‘Insurgent’ one-ups ‘Divergent,’ and suggests better films to come
Movie review: ‘Insurgent’ one-ups ‘Divergent,’ and suggests better films to come

“Insurgent” doesn’t seriously diverge from the “Divergent/Hunger Games/Maze Runner” formula until its final act.

Up until then, this “Divergent” sequel is Young Adults Save the World...

Celtic Tenors bring breezy fare to W.Va. Symphony

Friday night at the Clay Center, the Celtic Tenors — Matthew Gilsenan, James Nelson and Daryl Simpson — set the tone of its concert with the West Virginia Symphony, light-hearted and breezy, when it opened with a jaunty performance of...

Review: ‘ScreamRide’ built to thrill
Review: ‘ScreamRide’ built to thrill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — “ScreamRide,” the latest console exclusive from Microsoft, combines three of my favorite gaming activities — creating worlds, chasing high scores and blowing stuff up — in a futuristic world in...

Mountain Stage an eclectic musical grab bag

Sunday’s 840th episode of Mountain Stage was taped before a sold-out crowd as music lovers packed the auditorium at the Culture Center, filling the balcony, leaning in the doorways and sitting on stairs. It was obvious from the huge crowd that...

Va.-based quartet plays part of an American work and a big Brahms one

The only problem Saturday in the Garth Newell Piano Quartet’s concert for the Charleston Chamber Music Society at Christ Church United Methodist was that it played just the first, fourth and final movements of Stephen Hartke’s...

Review: ‘The Order: 1886’ left me wanting more
Review: ‘The Order: 1886’ left me wanting more

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — “Always leave them wanting more.” P.T. Barnum wasn’t talking about video games when he uttered this famous line, but it rings true nonetheless.

Especially in the case of “The Order: 1886,...

‘The Lion in Winter’ prowls across the local stage

There was no physical fighting Friday night, but there was no lack of sparring on the Capitol Centre Theater stage at the Limelight Theater Company’s premier of “The Lion in Winter.” The characters used their rapier sharp wit to...

Review: Symphony gives a memorable Mahler performance

Whenever the West Virginia Symphony and conductor Grant Cooper have turned to Mahler’s symphonies, the performances have been memorable. Friday night’s concert at the Clay Center featuring the composer’s Sixth Symphony in A Minor...

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