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Artist creates puzzle to showcase what WV has to offer

ONA, W.Va. — Ona resident Linda Childers says she hopes to use her art to promote love for West Virginia and encourage people to explore the state for themselves. In 2020, she hosted an art show with 30 paintings in her yard. Childers said most of her paintings, besides the florals and occasional landscapes, are images of Huntington or Marshall University.
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Renowned storyteller captivates audience at Putnam Library program

Storyteller Bil Lepp spun a yarn on stage at Valley Park on Friday, June 18, as part of the Putnam County Public Library’s summer programming. Lepp, a Mountain State native, is a nationally renowned storyteller and five-time champion of the West Virginia Liars’ Contest.
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Alum Creek author to sign copies of final historical novel Sunday

A barber by trade for more than six decades, Jim Ryan of Alum Creek has also made a name for himself over nearly 20 years as an author/historian. Ryan, 81, will sign copies of his fifth — and, he says, final — novel, “Murder on Alum Creek,” from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 27, at the Alum Creek Community Center, 4452 Coal River Road at Lions Park in Alum Creek.
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Ona, WVHerald-Dispatch

Ona artist creates puzzle to showcase what WV has to offer

ONA — Ona resident Linda Childers says she hopes to use her art to promote love for West Virginia and encourage people to explore the state for themselves. In 2020, she hosted an art show with 30 paintings in her yard. Childers said most of her paintings, besides the florals and occasional landscapes, are images of Huntington or Marshall University.
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Artist promotes 'puzzling' love of Mountain State

ONA — Linda Childers said she hopes to use her art to promote love for West Virginia and encourage people to explore the state for themselves. In 2020, she hosted an art show with 30 paintings in her yard. Childers said most of her paintings, besides the florals and occasional landscapes, are images of Huntington or Marshall University.
Charleston, WVHerald-Dispatch

East End concert series launching this summer in Charleston

CHARLESTON — Live music in Charleston has been coming back strong in the past couple of weeks. Appalachian Power Park announced several performances, including one featuring rapper Wiz Khalifa. This week, the Charleston Coliseum announced a string of upcoming shows including Judas Priest and Lynyrd Skynyrd, with more likely on the way.
Chesapeake, WVHerald-Dispatch

Alchemy Theatre artistic director Mike Murdock brings Shakespeare to home region

Like many young people who study acting and desire to pursue the arts, Tri-State native Mike Murdock had to leave the area to follow his muse. A graduate of Chesapeake High School, Murdock traveled the country as an aspiring actor after going to Ohio University in Athens for a while and graduating from the Theatre Department of Marshall University here in Huntington. He ended up in Los Angeles where he acted in independent films and became the director of a theater company.
Charleston, WVjacksonnewspapers.com

Former slave William E. Davis lived to see the Civil Rights era

In the 1996 Stephen King novel “The Green Mile,” Paul Edgecombe, a retired Deep South penitentiary death row supervisor, received a divine gift from a condemned inmate that gave him an extraordinarily long life. That gift in turn cursed Edgecombe, as he soon learned that he had to endure the loss of all his friends and family to sickness and old age while he inexplicably kept on living. The “green mile” in the prison, which was the long walk from the death row holding cells to the electric chair, became a metaphor for Edgecombe’s life.
Charleston, WVHerald-Dispatch

Charleston Light Opera Guild returns after 18 months away

CHARLESTON — After a year and a half since its last show, the Charleston Light Opera Guild returns this week at the Clay Center with “Putting it Together.”. The outdoors show features a small cast, no costume or set changes, few props, and music extracted from 13 of Broadway titan Stephen Sondheim’s catalog of musicals.
Charleston, WVHerald-Dispatch

Foreigner latest act to announce tour stop in Charleston

CHARLESTON — Fall in the Capital City is looking busier and busier. Classic rockers Foreigner announced this week they are coming to the Charleston Municipal Auditorium Oct. 19 as part of their Greatest Hits of Foreigner tour, which was announced in April. The tour is scheduled to begin July 28...
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Charleston youth theater production more than a play about golf

A year away from live theater hasn’t softened playwright Dan Kehde. Talking about his new show, “The Trappist,” Kehde acknowledged he was again diving into deep and dark waters. “The Trappist,” a Contemporary Youth Arts Company production that opens this week at the Elk City Playhouse during FestivALL, deals with...
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Entries sought for state juried exhibition

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History (WVDACH) has issued a call for entries for its 22nd biennial West Virginia Juried Exhibition. The show will be on display at the Culture Center in Charleston. Since 1979, the exhibition has celebrated the exceptional talents and creativity of Mountain State artists.