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Ragin’ Cajun and ol’ timey stringband music

September 30, 2015 - The Cajun Country Revival Spanning generations from across the nation the Cajun Country Revival is a veritable supergroup of American roots musicians. more »»

Popular haunted attractions not for the squeamish

September 30, 2015 After the calm facade is passed, hallways of old prisons, asylums and other abandoned buildings come alive as the sound of screams echo through the terror-filled nigh. more »»

Ben Gilmer: Straight outta Appalachia

August 31, 2015 Ben Gilmer grew up in the mountains of southwestern Virginia where he passed his time messing around the farm with his brother and cousins and playing music with family. more »»

Knoxville Nationals worth the trek to Iowa

August 31, 2015 You know you’ve been driving a long time when you leave in daylight and arrive at your destination in daylight. more »»

All-new, all-different Marvel picks

August 31, 2015 As Marvel prepares to revamp its entire line of comics in October and November in the wake of “Secret Wars,” here’s a look at the “All-New, All-Different” titles I want to check out mos. more »»

Fall movies promise to be a real fright fest

August 31, 2015 When serial killers — whether Jason, Freddy or a generic Boogeyman — haunted silver screens, viewers knew which of the teens in jeopardy would be the next up for slaughte. more »»

Marshall Tucker Band taking highway to Parkersburg

July 30, 2015 PARKERSBURG - The Marshall Tucker Band won’t just be performing Aug. 16 at the 2015 Parkersburg Homecoming - they’ll be participating too, said founding member and lead singer Doug Gray. more »»

UK singer/songwriter breaks out in front

July 30, 2015 By Joey Cutler Just a few short years ago, in the U.S.A. more »»

Squirrel Girl, Howard the Duck (and Prez?) lead new crop of humor comics

July 30, 2015 Despite my complaints last time about the darkness permeating comics, Marvel and DC are putting out a surprising number of genuinely funny books, though how long they’ll last has yet to be determined. more »»

Reviews: ‘Pixels’ and ‘Paper Town’

July 30, 2015 Pixels Are you afraid of ghosts? How about a crunching, blocky, unstoppable Pac-Man? Yellow up! Describing “Pixels” feels weir. more »»

Rocker has seen the world, stays grounded

June 24, 2015 Self-described river rat from the Mid-Ohio Valley, Jamie Fletcher, has touched stardom, touring with 80’s hair metal group Britny Fox a few years back, and hanging with the likes of Tattoo Tony and... more »»

Former Pantera vocalist fronts Superjoint this summer

June 24, 2015 Since 1990, Phil Anselmo has been a permanent fixture in the world of modern metal music. Some would even argue that metal would not be what it is today without his contributions. more »»

Trekking WV for oddities ... ghost towns, abandoned park, roaring falls

June 24, 2015 Summer instills thoughts of amusement parks, exotic swimming locales and adventurous journeys searching for unusual sights and individualistic thrills that are not found off an interstate exit. more »»

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

June 24, 2015 Nestled at 71 Asylum Drive in Weston, W.Va., the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum sits tall and proud, a Gothic behemoth towering over the small town. more »»

Hinder hits the ground running

May 28, 2015 Multi-platinum rock group Hinder, which has sold over 3.8 million albums and more than 7. more »»

Music fests to feed your soul

May 28, 2015 MAY 28 Nelsonville Music Festival 2015 Nelsonville, OH 29 BottleRock 2015 Napa, CA 29 Michael Arnone’s Crawfish Fest 2015 Augusta, NJ 30 Rockfest Kansas City 2015 Kansas City, MO 30 The Roots Picnic... more »»

Huntington is the place to be this summer

May 28, 2015 By Tony Rutherford Huntington Mayor Steve Williams has another community challenge — he would like for fairs and festivals to be weekly attractions. more »»

Vandalia-Con brings steampunk to Pburg

May 28, 2015 A hodgepodge collection of adventurers, tinkerers and enthusiasts descended upon downtown Parkersburg May 22-24 for the second Vandalia-Con, hosted at the historic Blennerhassett Hotel. more »»

FestivALL features Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

May 28, 2015 CHARLESTON — One of FestivALL Charleston’s most popular events, the Mayor’s Concert, returns for FestivALL 11 on June 25 at the Clay Center with Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. more »»

The Sunny Side of Anthropogenic Global Warming

April 29, 2015 Over the past decade, manmade global warming, or AGW, has become our culpable cultural credo. All too often, we only focus on the negative side of this much maligned malad. more »»

The Burning Dawn: Trial by fire

March 26, 2015 From fire breathing to fire fans, fire swallowing and incredible rhythms, the Burning Dawn Fire Troupe has been wowing audiences in the Mid-Ohio Valley and beyond for right around 10 years. more »»



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October 20, 2014 What’s black and white and pink all over? The initiative by Penguin Random House called Read Pink® in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October)! Today the scientific community has left... more »

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