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Longtime supporters are allies for the arts

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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 tha...

Teenage piano prodigy Ethan Bortnick plays Clay Center Sunday

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It seems like there are endless stories about children being forced by their children to take music lessons. Less often do you hear about kids wanting to take lessons but being denied.

That was initially the case ...

Let the fall network TV season begin

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The first new shows of the networks’ fall season premiere Wednesday.

There are just two, plus a few other season premieres. It’s the week starting Sept. 21 that things really kick into gear. Until th...

Charleston pup finds new home in Ohio

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — All it took was one look.

When Suzanne Shriver saw the picture of two Shih-Tzu puppies on the Kanawha/Charleston Humane Association’s Facebook page, she knew she had to have them.<...

TV stands up to cancer Friday night

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The biggest event on TV this week isn’t a finale or a premiere, it’s a special. The “Stand Up to Cancer” special, to be precise.

At 8 p.m. Friday, a dozen networks (and...

Labor Day weekend marathons lacking

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It’s another holiday weekend, so that, of course, means another round of holiday weekend marathons in TV land. And, unfortunately, it’s more of the same old, same old.

That means networks showing a l...

Canine cancer companion is all heart

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Instead of her sleeve, Connie wears her heart on her side.

The 9-year-old rat terrier has a patch of black fur on her left side that’s shaped like a heart. It’s a unique loo...

New ‘Doctor Who’ arrives on BBC America this weekend

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The new season of “Doctor Who,” with Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor, premieres Saturday, and BBC America is going all out for it.

First, on Friday, there’s the ...

Stranger picks right yard to place stray dog

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The little black puppy didn’t know it at the time, but his whole life was about to change. Last year, he just appeared one day, out of the blue, in Cathy McClung’s daughter’...

Few TV tributes planned for Robin Williams this week

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Of all the celebrities tweeting and speaking out about Robin Williams’ death this week, “Glee” star Chris Colfer’s was one that really stood out to me. It said, in part, “You know someo...

One-eyed pup doesn’t let handicap get him down

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Tracy Goodson said it was love at first sight when she met her 2-year-old Shih Tzu in April. And it was quite the sight.

The dog was missing his left eye when he came to the Kanawha/Charl...

Binge on ‘Breaking Bad’ — with extras — starting Sunday

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The lone new drama premiering this week is not only the only show premiering this week, it’s also the only new show premiering for the rest of the month (at least according to my sources). Also, many of the shows ...

FX debuts Kelsey Grammer, Martin Lawrence sitcom

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The fall season will be here before you know it, with dozens and dozens of new shows rolled out for us to feast our eyes upon. In the meantime, though, the flood of premieres that came in July is slowing to a trickle.

Cat fought health issues valiantly

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Sissy was a remarkable cat.

When her owner, Debbie Bowes, of Alum Creek, contacted me at the end of June, I was impressed by her story.

During the last three years, Sissy survived t...

Two new shows wrap up July premieres

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This week wraps up a July full of premieres with WGN’s “Manhattan” and Nickelodeon’s “Henry Danger,” bringing the total to 17 new shows this mon...