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Bluefield State welcomes Sternloff Center for W.Va. music

" I’ve had the opportunity and play with some of the finest blues and jazz musicians in the country right here in Mercer County," Sternloff says.
Bluefield State College announced today the founding of the Pete Sternloff Center for West Virginia Musicology, which will archive and promote the history of...

Trails, conservatory key to mission at Huntington Museum of Art

A blue tropical frog alights on a leaf at the Huntington Museum of Art.
Nature has always been a key component of the mission at the Huntington Museum of Art in Huntington, West Virginia. With a nature trail,...

2022 Golden Horseshoe smithing finalists announced

Every year, eighth grade students of West Virginia History celebrate their knowledge in the Knights of the Golden Horseshoe competition.
First Lady Cathy Justice and the West Virginia Department of Education have announced the names of the five finalists for its Golden Horseshoe Sword-Smithing...

Dyes can be found in variety in the West Virginia woodlands

A variety of dyes can be made from substances found commonly in the West Virginia woodlands.
Before commercial dyes became readily available to mountain people in West Virginia, homespun yarn was colored with natural materials that could easily be obtained...

Beckley arts festival reveals extraordinary line-up Sept. 20-25

Two young girls pose for a vintage tintype portrait.
Beckley's second annual "BEX" arts festival, set for Sept. 20-25, will feature twelve extraordinary workshops and performances designed to bolster the growing arts community...

W.Va. native Mattea named new host of Mountain Stage

Renowned Country music singer Kathy Mattea will return to West Virginia to host Mountain Stage.
National Public Radio and West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Mountain Stage today announced that West Virginia native Kathy Mattea will take over as the new host starting September...

Photographer O. Winston Link tied to West Virginia

Hotshot Eastbound (1956), taken at a drive-in theater in Iaeger, West Virginia, was used in O. Winston Link's book Steam, Steel & Stars.
Photographer O. Winston Link may best be known for his ties to Virginia, home of the O. Winston Link Museum at Roanoke, but museum...

Play W.Va. History Trivia, and help save historic properties

The first annual West Virginia History Trivia Night for the Preservation Alliance will be Tuesday, December 1, 2020.
Think you know West Virginia history? Then it's time to put that knowledge to work and help save some of the state's historic buildings. Historic...

West Virginia an ideal destination for young musicians

West Virginia may be an ideal destination for many young musicians.
When you think of the arts, you might not first think of West Virginia, but the state is an ideal destination for musicians, according...

Eight tips for new poets from West Virginia's poet laureate

Marc Harshman, poet laureate of West Virginia
(Editor's Note: Ever think of writing poetry? We've asked Marc Harshman, the poet laureate of West Virginia, to provide a few tips to help...

W.Va. State U. initiates tree art contest for isolated children

A peach tree flowers in a yard near Pineville, West Virginia, in central Wyoming County.
West Virginia State University is celebrating Arbor Day with a Facebook-based art project designed to encourage children isolated by the COVID-19 outbreak to create...

Merger to provide architectural services across Virginias

The ZMM design for the Charleston Convention Center has helped transform the Elk River front in Charleston, West Virginia.
Two renowned architectural firms based in Virginia and West Virginia have announced a merger that will provide integrated design services across both states. Charleston, W.Va.,-based...

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