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The Wedding Singer

Take a trip back to the 80′s this August with the Charleston Light Opera Guild’s staging of the musical, The Wedding Singer at the Charleston Civic Center.
Based on the hit movie starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, The Wedding Singer is the story of Robbie Hart, the favorite wedding singer in New Jersey. He was living the good life, until his fiancee left him, and he was plunged into depression. He took his sour mood with him at every wedding gig, much to the dismay of the newlywed couples and …

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Take a trip back to the 80′s this August with the Charleston Light Opera Guild’s staging of the musical, The Wedding Singer at the Charleston Civic Center.
Based on the hit movie starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, The Wedding Singer is the story of Robbie Hart, the favorite wedding singer in New Jersey. He was living the good life, until his fiancee left him, and he was plunged into depression. He took his sour mood with him at every wedding gig, much to the dismay of the newlywed couples and …

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Summer Fun Day at the Clay Center

Have fun with the whole family at the Clay Center this Sunday, July 27, 2014, for the annual Summer Fun Day!
Guests are free to explore the Avampato Discovery Museum. The new exhibits include “What’s YOUR Story?,” which features digital puppet shows, green screen technology, and traditional props, costumes, and backdrops, “The Hunt for Treasures,” a hands-on exhibit which takes you to the virtual world of Oak Island, “Every Living Thing: A Closer Look at Nature,” an art exhibit that explores the natural world through artwork an interactive experiences, and the …

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Old Crow Medicine Show

Bluegrass, fold, old-time, and alt-country band from Nashville, Old Crow Medicine Show is coming to Charleston, WV to perform this Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the West Virginia Power, Appalachian Power Park.
The band will be joined by award winning bluegrass band The Del McCoury Band and Robert Randolph & The Family Band as part of the Charlie West Summer Jam. The event will be kicked off with the opening act, Qiet, a local band that masterfully blends the sounds of gypsy jazz, indie pop, wild rock, soul and funk.
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Bon Appetit! Bon Appalachia!

Four Charleston WV establishments have been included in the Appalachian Regional Commission’s campaign, Bon Appetit! Bon Appalachia!, which aims to highlight the distinctly local food establishments in the Appalachian region.
Included are the Capitol Market (farmers market) on Smith Street, East End Bazaar (festival/event every weekend from April – October) and the Bluegrass Kitchen (farm to fork restaurant), and the Tricky Fish (farm to fork restaurant) on Washington St. East.
Resulting from a nomination period held in 2013, the Visit Appalachia is showcasing establishments from 13 states that comprise the Appalachian …

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Only One Look

Charleston has gained an artsy addition: The Only One Look art and glass store.
Opened on the first week of July 2014, Only One Look is owned by Randolph Evans, who owned two other stores in Princeton, features mainly American-made artwork and focuses on regional history.
The store has an ongoing partnership with the Blenko Glass Company, so shoppers can expect a beautiful array of these exquisite glass masterpieces, including specially commissioned pieces. Aside from the original artworks and replicas, visitors to the store can also expect to see antiques and heritage …

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Calligraphy 101

The Clay Center workshops are not just for kids on summer break — they offer educational opportunites for adults too!
This Saturday, dive into the fray and learn about the fine art of writing at the Calligraphy 101 Workshop. This is a hands-on workshop where attendees will be taught the basics and foundation of calligraphy. This workshop coincides with the exhibition Faith and the Devil by artist Lesley Dill, which features mural-sized drawings of words and poetry on fabric.
The workshop is on July 19, 1 pm to 3 pm, and costs …

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Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival

Mickey and Friends are coming to Charleston, WV!
Tickets are now on sale through Ticketmaster.com for Disney Live’s Mickey’s Music Festival show at the Charleston Civic Center, happening on Sunday, August 17, 2014. Ticket prices start at $20 exclusive of taxes.
In Mickey’s Music Festival, your favorite Disney hits from The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Toy Story are remixed to the beat of country, hip-hop, swing, reggae, pop, rock, and other musical genres. This is a show full of singing and dancing with your favorite Disney characters: Mickey and Minnie; Donald and …

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On Exhibit at the Clay Center

On exhibit this month at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia are Every Living Thing: A Closer Look at Nature and Faith & the Devil.
In Every Living Thing: A Closer Look at Nature, visitors will get a chance to see the natural world as it was never seen before: a closer, more intimate look, showcasing the intricate beauty of nature that people have often overlook. The exhibit features painting, prints, and drawings from the museum’s own collection.
In Faith & the Devil, artist Lesley Dill delves …

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Happy 4th of July!

Freedom’s natal day is here.
Fire the guns and shout for freedom,
See the flag above unfurled!
Hail the stars and stripes forever,
Dearest flag in all the world.
– Florence A. Jones
We join the nation in commemoration of the freedom our great heroes have valiantly fought for, and of the brave men and women who continue to protect it.

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Charlie West Summer Jam

Get ready for a weekend of music in Charleston, WV!
On July 25-27, enjoy great activities in different venues around the city. Kicking off the Charlie West Summer Jam is the Live on the Levee performance of Donna the Buffalo on Friday at the Haddad Riverfront Park.
On July 26, the Old Crow Medicine Show, The Del McCoury Band, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, and Qiet are all performing at the Appalachian Power Park.
The Clay Center is offering free museum admission from noon until 5pm of July 27, as part of …