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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...

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...

Did Poe write The Raven while visiting Saint Albans?

Might Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven" have been penned while the author was visiting West Virginia?
Might Edgar Allen Poe have written his famous poem "The Raven" while visiting Saint Albans, West Virginia? According to the late Jim Comstock, former editor...

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...

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