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Local environmental protection group to host Save Coonskin Park information day
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A local environmental protection group is opposing West Virginia International Yeager Airport’s proposal to extend a runway. The Facebook group, Save Coonskin Park! is concerned the proposed project will negatively impact the park, as the runway would extend into its property through mountaintop removal. “It...
Live on the Levee enters third week
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Live on the Levee enters its third week Friday evening with another round of live music at Haddad Riverfront Park in downtown Charleston. Tonight’s entertainment includes John Ingrahm presents: A Tribute to the Who, and Of the Dell. It will kick off at 6:30 p.m. on the Schoenbaum stage, located along the banks of the Kanawha River.
Tool to perform in Charleston, West Virginia
Alternative and progressive metal outfit Tool will perform in Charleston in November, according to the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center.
West Virginia juice bar locations to donate Friday's proceeds to Maynard family
TEAYS VALLEY, W.Va., CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — A West Virginia restaurant is stepping up to help raise funds for the family of Sgt. Cory Maynard. The Juice Box has two locations that will be donating proceeds to relatives of the fallen trooper during business hours on Friday, June 9.
West Virginia Symphony Orchestra Announces New Music Director
The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra has named Maurice Cohn its new Music Director. Cohn is a two-time recipient of the Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award and previously served as the Assistant Conductor for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. He recently conducted the Cincinnati Symphony, Utah Symphony, Amarillo Symphony, Colorado Music...
Local chef talks James Beard Awards experience
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – A local chef is back home after traveling to Chicago for a major award ceremony. Chef Paul Smith was a regional finalist for the James Beard Awards, the culinary equivalent to the Oscars. Smith owns 1010 Bridge and Ellen’s Ice Cream in Charleston as well as The Pitch in Dunbar. While […]
On Stage: A man-eating plant threatens the world in CLOG's FestivALL offering
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — For the third time in its storied history, the Charleston Light Opera Guild is brandishing its green thumb and presenting the musical "Little Shop of Horrors." It's based on the 1960 Roger Corman movie, but found its greatest fame in the 80s as a musical...
West Virginia Orchestra Announces 2023-24 Season
West Virginia Orchestra has announced its 2023-24 season featuring two vocal performances. The orchestra will present Händel’s “Messiah” in time for the holiday season. The orchestra present “A Night at the Opera” featuring the overture to Rossini’s “Semiramide” and Strauss’ “Vier Letzte Lieder.” Carline Waugh is the soprano. The concert will also feature choruses from Famous Operas featuring WVSO Chorus.
Charleston culinary artist taking it all in at Chef awards in Chicago
No matter the result, a Charleston culinary artist believes he will always feel like a winner. Chef Paul Smith, along with four other chefs from southeast United States, were nominated for a James Beard Award, considered to be “the academy awards for chefs.”. The James Beard Foundation Restaurant and...
Comedian Jo Koy announced Charleston, WV stop on 2023 world tour
CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) — After starring in a Universal Film and having a recent Netflix special, Comedian Jo Koy is on a hot-streak and is headed on a world tour that has several stops, including one in West Virginia. Comedian Jo Koy announced his 2023 Jo Koy World Tour will have a stop at the […]
Leslie Odom Jr. to perform at the Clay Center
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – From the Great White Way to the Silver Screen, the skies the limit for the incredibly talented, Leslie Odom Jr. The Tony and Grammy Award-winning, three-time Emmy and two-time Academy Award-nominated actor, vocalist, songwriter, and New York Times bestselling author has some exciting announcement for fans as he announces a return to Broadway.
Voting begins for next ‘ArtBus’ in Charleston
People can now cast their votes for the next ArtBus!
WV Symphony Sunday to mark 40 years with Wizard of Oz theme
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra plans to celebrate its 40th annual Symphony Sunday event on the University of Charleston lawn. This year’s theme is “There’s No Place Like Home: A Ruby Celebration” to commemorate 40 years. “It’s our 40th anniversary and that...
'Little Shop's' murderous plant is once again brought to life by veteran actor
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — As Audrey II wreaks havoc in the Charleston Light Opera Guild's "Little Shop of Horrors," the voice behind the murderous alien is once again fulfilling a lifelong dream of talking and singing as a big bad plant from outer space. Phil Washington talked about how...
Live on the Levee stage heating up again
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - The Schoenbaum stage will be heating up again Friday evening during Live on the Levee in downtown Charleston. Starting at 6:30 p.m., Haddad Riverfront Park will be the place to be for fans of musical acts Allie Colleen, and the Mikele Buck Band. Live on the...
Celebration Station playground officially opens on Charleston’s East End
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – The Celebration Station in Charleston’s East End is officially open. City of Charleston, Kanawha County Schools, the Charleston Rotary Club, and Piedmont Elementary School celebrated the grand opening on May 31, 2023, with a ribbon cutting. Celebration Station is a new accessible space for the community to enjoy. Officials say there […]
Local musician features city of Charleston in her first music video
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Charleston residents got a first look at a West Virginia musicians first ever music video Tuesday evening. The premier of Kate Boytek’s music video was shown at Short Story Brewing in downtown Charleston for her recently released song “Anywhere.”. The Logan, WV native was...
Breeze lands in Charleston beginning Wednesday
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Breeze Airways will begin its flights in and out of West Virginia International Yeager Airport Wednesday. Yeager (CRW) announced the deal with Breeze last month. The flights will be to and from Orlando, Florida and Charleston, South Carolina. The first flights Wednesday are the Charleston (SC) flights.
Jurassic World Live Tour coming to Charleston, Pre Sale begins Thursday
CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – It has been announced that Jurassic World will be bringing its Live Tour experience to the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center this fall. Shows will take place throughout the weekend of Friday, October 13, 2023 to Sunday, October 15, 2023, with pre sale tickets set to become available on Thursday. General […]
City of Nitro opens brand new pool
Nitro, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Summer splashes are here. The Nitro Athletic Complex opened a brand new pool, Wednesday. “It’s been an active construction site, and over the weeks it’s just really come to life,” Nitro Parks and Recreation Director Matthew Lawrence said. This pool gives visitors a...
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