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[9 Jul 2014 | Comments Off | 20 views]
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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[4 Jul 2014 | Comments Off | 12 views]
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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[2 Jul 2014 | Comments Off | 82 views]
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 …

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[30 Jun 2014 | Comments Off | 9 views]
July Summer Camp at the Clay Center

If your children are into science or the arts, there’s no better place to keep them occupied this summer than at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia!
This July, summer workshops on engineering, science fiction, acting, and music are available for kids of all ages.
July 8-11 Experience Engineering
For children in Grades 2 to 6
July 14-18 Sci-Fi Film Camp
For children in Grades 2 to 5
July 14-18 Virtual Stories
For tweens in Grades 6 to 8
July 21-25 Kids Can Act!
For children and tweens in Grades 3 to 7
July 22-25 …

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[27 Jun 2014 | Comments Off | 30 views]
Blues, Brews & BBQ

Get ready for a night of great music tonight at the University of Charleston. Produced by Fund for the Arts and presented by Jackson Kelly PLLC, Blues, Brews & BBQ is one of the main events of the FestivALL celebrations.
Performing this evening are the Carpenter Ants at 5:30 pm, Samantha Fish at 6:50 pm, Rick Estrin & the Nightcats at 8:30 pm, and the Nighthawks at 10:00 pm. Tickets for the event are available for $20 at the gates or online through fundfortheartswv.org.
Food and drinks are available for purchase, …

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[25 Jun 2014 | Comments Off | 50 views]
WV FestivALL Sightseeing Cruises

Enjoy the sights of as you cruise along the Kanawha River onboard the River Queen.
From June 25 through June 29, the BB Riverboats will be running a one and a half hour sightseeing cruise up and down the Kanawha River.
Cruise times vary on the day, but there will be a 12 pm cruise on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; 2 pm cruise on all days, 4pm cruise on all days except Saturday, and a 6pm cruise on Wednesday and Thursday.
Tickets for the cruise costs $19 for adults, $18 for seniors, …

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[23 Jun 2014 | Comments Off | 7 views]
2014 Oscar Nominated Shorts Screening at WVIFF

The West Virginia International Film Festival will be screening the 2014 Oscar Nominated Shorts for the animated and action categories, as part of the 10th year celebrations of the FestivALL, on June 23 and 24 at Taylor Books in 226 Capitol Street.
The animated shorts will be screened at 5:30 pm, and is appropriate for children ages 10 and up. Animated shorts to be screened includes “Feral,” “Mr. Hublot,” “Possessions,” “Room on a broom,” and “Get a Horse!”
The action shorts will be screen at 7:05 pm is for adult audiences only.
Both …

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[20 Jun 2014 | Comments Off | 23 views]
Happy Birthday West Virginia!

We join everybody in celebrating our state’s 151th birthday!
The FestivALL kicks off this afternoon at the Haddad Riverfront Park. See you there!
Photo by Noel Benadom

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[18 Jun 2014 | Comments Off | 20 views]
East End Main Street StreetWorks Art Auction and Celebration

It’s time once again for the Annual East End Main Street StreetWorks Art Auction and Celebration. June 25th will launch “Street Works: Revolutions,” the new public art installation project that can be found all around Charleston’s East End.
Hosted by Ed Brightwell, the event will allow guests to place bids on different artworks by talented local artists that will be permanently installed in revolving displays at five locations in the East End business district. There will also be great prizes to be raffled off to attendees.
This events is sponsored by the …

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[16 Jun 2014 | Comments Off | 22 views]
The Blob

The Contemporary Youth Arts Company is staging Scarpelli and Kehde’s tribute classic sci fi thriller, The Blob, at the WVSU Capitol Center Theatre on June 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27 and 28.
It tells the story of an alien being that came from a meteorite that crashed into the Earth. The musical tribute is a complete entertainment treat, with singing, dancing, romance, and special effects. The Charleston production will also feature new songs from Scarpelli and Kehde, including “A Boy to Hold Me, “Too Young to Ever Fall in Love,” …