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Friday, January 18, 2019

Movie theaters played unique role in rural West Virginia

The marquee over the Star Theater in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, glows in the Potomac night.
Movie theaters played a uniquely important role in isolated sections of West Virginia, says a historian who's helping breathe new life into historic theaters...

Culturefest 2018 music and arts festival set for Sept. 6-9

A dancer springs through a crowd at Culturefest, celebrated annually near Pipestem, West Virginia.
The 2018 Culturefest World Music & Arts Festival will awaken musical magic again in the Pipestem highlands near Athens in southern West Virginia Sept. 6-9. As...

Did Poe write “The Raven” while visiting Saint Albans, W.Va.?

Might Edgar Allen Poe have written his famous poem "The Raven" while visiting Saint Albans, West Virginia, on the Kanawha River? According to the late...

Five for Fighting to perform March 8 in Huntington, W.Va.

Singer, songwriter, and record producer Vladimir John Ondrasik III, known by his stage name Five for Fighting, will perform Thursday, March 8, at 7:30...

Lewisburg theater announces Met opera broadcast schedule

Lewisburg may seem a world away from New York City, but its arts scene is not so far removed. The Greenbrier Valley Theatre today...

Mountain Music Festival adds rafting, zip-lining options

BIG Something performs at Mountain Music Festival
Now in its fifth year, West Virginia's fast-growing Mountain Music Festival, scheduled for May 31-June 2, is adding zip-lining and whitewater rafting to its...

Yonder Mountain String Band to perform at Keith-Albee

Yonder Mountain String Band will perform at Keith Albee Feb. 10, 2018.
"Rewriting the hip progressive-bluegrass genre," Yonder Mountain String Band will perform Saturday, February 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center in...

Greenbrier Valley Theatre presents New Voices fest through Feb. 3

Kimberly King and Stephanie Bachman perform Dwayne Yancey's The Picture Window in 2017
The Greenbrier Valley Theatre through Feb. 3 will showcase a series of eight 10-minute plays featuring local performers as part of its tenth annual...

Songwriter’s Retreat at Twin Falls state park scheduled Nov. 10-12

Restored pioneer farm at Twin Falls Resort State Park, Wyoming County, Hatfield & McCoy Region
Nationally known songwriters Jim Ritchey and Kelly Hunt will host the third annual retreat for songwriters at Twin Falls Resort State Park Nov. 10-12. The...

Tale of Devil’s Saddle ideal for autumn night’s recitation

Saddle in New Creek Mountain, Mineral County, Potomac Branches Region
This tale of a young girl's encounter with a supposed witch in the Potomac River highlands has inspired readers since it was penned by...

Hidden History photo exhibit moving across southern W.Va.

Southern West Virginia's rich history is celebrated annually through winning photographs featured in the 2017 Hidden History photo exhibit now on display in Logan. According...

Alliance seeks funds to support three W.Va. preservation organizations

The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia is seeking contributions to help support three state historical-development organizations for which funding has been cut or is...

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