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...

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...

“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...

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...

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...

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...

Park Service to honor Reid, Harris at Harper’s Ferry induction

Bassist Rufus Reid
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park on June 24 will honor pianist Barry Harris and bassist Rufus Reid during the sixteenth annual Don Redman Jazz...

More than 25,000 expected to attend Vandalia 2017

Vandalia Gathering 2017
An estimated 25,000 are expected to turn out this weekend to celebrate regional culture at the West Virginia capitol during the 41st annual Vandalia...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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