Articles Archive for July 2009
Box office opened last Monday (July 20) for the Charleston Light Opera Guild’s second summer theatre production of the rock opera RENT at the Charleston Civic Center Little Theatre.
RENT is a rock opera with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Boehme. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of AIDS.
Performances at the Charleston Civic Center …
The Cultural Center inside the Capitol Complex has recently been renamed the Culture Center. Following the official name stated in the West Virginia code 29-2-2(e), Kay Goodwin, secretary of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, stated in a press release, “it seemed an appropriate time to return to the history of this beautiful center of West Virginia’s culture while we celebrate its future.”
The Culture Center houses West Virginia’s artistic, Cultural and historic heritage. It’s the venue of several festivals and events throughout the year. This July, you …
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West Virginia has been dubbed as the “Switzerland of the United States.” This is due to the mountains that dot the state. The state is entirely in the mountain range, that run from Alabama all the way up to the island of Newfoundland in Canada. The Appalachian Mountains is considered as the geographical dividing line of the eastern seabord from the Midwest United States.
West Virginia is in both the Appalachian Plateu and Valley & Ridge region of the Appalachian. Hikers doing the Appalachian Trail will be passing through the …
The Mountain Lakes Amphitheater in Sutton, WV is the site of the Aaron Shust in Concert with Billy Wayne this Saturday, July 18th, as well as the youth conference, ”Detonate: Light the Fire”, hosted by Billy Wayne at the Flatwoods Days Hotel & Conference Center. For more information and details, call the box office or visit their website.
Over at Milton is the Cabel County Fair, with its beauty pageant, 4H and FFA exhibits, livestock, motor events, carnival rides, beauty pageant, musical entertainment, arts and crafts, and commercial exhibits. Fireworks, food …
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How long have you been living in Charleston, and why did you decide to settle in this city?
Born and raised here, I left for college and came back to work for Charlie Connor at the Charleston Daily Mail. Fell in love with this city as an adult, married and settled here to raise my family.
How do you find the general vibe of Charleston?
Charleston has always been a place where residents are proud of where they are from — we’re proud to be a “big city” in the middle of a …
Celebrate the John Henry at the John Henry Days festival in Talcott, West Virginia. On July 10 to 12, join revelers at the John Henry Historical Park for a weekend of music, walks, runs, parade and live entertainment.
Over at Putnam County, it’s another year for te Putnam County Fair starting July 11 to 18. Expect arts & crafts, agricultural & 4-H exhibits, livestock, pageants, carnival entertainment and track events. The fair will be held at the Jr Fairgrounds Rt 62 Eleanor, WV 25070.
Looking for more active pursuits? Join the Scenic …
Dedicated to showing original 20th century and contemporary American art by leading local, regional and nationally recognized artists, The Art Store in Charleston, WV has invited uniquely talented emerging Artists from around the country to exhibit in their gallery for the month of July.
Curated by Maggie Starcher, the show features paintings, sculptures and prints from local WV talents: Cassie Clements, Huntington; Nik Botkin, Nitro; Justin Gillispie, Charleston; as well as current Charlestonian residents Jon Salo and Maitreyi Doshi, who studied at Concord College. Painters from New York to California, which …
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Everything is all set for the fourth of July weekend in celebration of the nation’s independence. Haven’t got a clue where to celebrate this year? Here’s a couple of places you can check out around Charleston:
North Bend State Park in Cairo, WV
If you’re the outdoorsy-type, this is the place for you, as the park offers a range of activities for the whole family. Nature hikes, crafts, recreational activities and live music can be expected this weekend.
Liberty! at Point Pleasant, WV
Watch reenactors as they live through the days and events …