Photographer of iconic New River Gorge photo found

Sunset in the New River Gorge, New River Gorge National River, Wendy Parks Scott
For more than a year after this iconic photograph of the New River Gorge hit social media, West Virginia Explorer editor David Sibray spent countless...

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...

“Country Roads” to be adopted as an official state song

Paddlers on Shenandoah River, Eastern Panhandle Region
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia this week formalizes the adoption of "Take Me Home, Country Roads," as an official state song, according to a...

Top 10 West Virginia Arts Communities: 2014

Support West Virginia Artists, State of the Art Magazine
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- What makes for a good arts community? According to John Villani, the author of “The 100 Best Small Art Towns in...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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