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BEX arts exhibition June 22-30 celebrates “weird” Beckley vibe

A poster for the BEX exhibitions at Beckley seems to underscore the community's undefined vibe.
Artists in downtown Beckley, West Virginia, have engaged more than 40 partners in BEX, a remarkable collaborative exhibition set for June 22-30 that includes...

Stories define West Virginia songwriter’s new collection

The father of Shirley Stewart Burns is baptized in southern West Virginia.
Wandering an old cemetery, Shirley Stewart Burns considers the stories that headstones tell. And it occurs to her that birth and death dates aren't...

Wheeling Heritage presents Rosalie Haizlett watercolor exhibit

Lichens appear abstract in a watercolor study by Rosalie Haizlett.
On May 9, Wheeling Heritage will host an opening reception for “Learning to See,” an exhibit featuring the works of artist Rosalie Haizlett, whose...

Historian to speak on evolution of theaters in West Virginia

Fantastic detailing decorates the inside the Keith-Albee Theater in Huntington, West Virginia.
On April 13, Dr. Kelli Shapiro will present “The Evolution of the West Virginia Movie Theatre” in the Archives & History Library at the...

W.Va. youth kinship with nature demonstrated through art

Model of Glade Creek Gristmill
Children raised in rural West Virginia have advantages that many others may not. Strong familial units and low-crime are commonly accounted for, but they...

West Virginia storyteller shares five favorite ghost stories

Houses that would appear to be haunted are common across West Virginia.
Nobody tells a story like "Granny Sue," as Susanna Connelly Holstein is known across West Virginia. Born a spinner of yarns, she's never more at...

Did a clown help relocate West Virginia’s capital to Charleston?

Did a clown help found the West Virginia capital?
What might sound like a Wheeling joke (Wheeling having been West Virginia's first capital), it's true that a circus clown did help relocate West...

New performance of Hatfield-McCoy feud to debut in July

Surrounded by kin, "Devil Anse" Hatfield engaged in a feud that brought worldwide attention to Appalachia.
Performed among the very mountains over which Devil Anse Hatfield walked, a new, historically accurate retelling of the Hatfield and McCoy Feud will debut...

Five authors to discuss UFOs, paranormal in Sutton Nov. 17

The Braxton County Visitors Center will host Bazarre, a forum for authors who specialize in the paranormal Nov. 17, 2018.
Five nationally recognized authors who specialize in paranormal investigations will gather November 17 in Braxton County—home of the legendary Flatwoods Monster—for a public discussion...

West Virginia’s legendary “Bricktop” focus of new musical

Born in Alderson, West Virginia, Ada "Bricktop" Smith became one of the most iconic figures of the Jazz age.
Born into relative obscurity in the valley of the Greenbrier River in Alderson, West Virginia, Ada "Bricktop" Smith become one of the world's most...

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...

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