Actor, musician and West Virginia native Lou Myers died Feb. 19 at the age of 76 . A 2011 Gazette profile captures some of the wide range of a man who was much more than just Vernon Gaines on “A Different World.”
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December 10, 2012
When you’re awake at 3:44 a.m., not willingly, and even all three cats are sleeping, and you’re having one of those insomniacal moments in the pre-wee hours of the morning, you decide instead to share some pictures.
October 29, 2012
Comments Off on Scenes from a Cabaret, Old Chum
If you missed this past Thursday’s soft launch of ThirdEyeCabaret at The Cellar in downtown Charleston, W.Va., you missed a pretty good time. Here’s the kind of thing you might see if you come to the cabaret.
August 23, 2012
The mayor is in. A video profile of the popular, sometimes controversial, ever-a-good-quote mayor of the chief burg of West Virginia.
August 20, 2012
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Profile of the young artist as a social media consulting pioneer in West Virginia. Not to mention a seasoned hip hop dance battler with a mean purple bow tie..
August 19, 2012
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I often sit on my glasses, bending them into pretzels. I lose them, constantly. Once, I dropped a pair on the cul de sac and proceeded to run over them with my Honda. Then I changed my ways.
July 20, 2012
Comments Off on In the Hills of Joseph, Part 5: Notes from the Empty Quarter
Leaving the Oregonian Rivendell of the Fishtrap writers workshop experience, a vast wasteland presents itself, full of cattle drives out of the 19th century, bearded wanderers on bicycle and the dry tang of the Empty Quarter.
February 15, 2012
Comments Off on Getting to the Heart of the Matter After All These Years
I thought a group video interview with eight elderly West Virginia couples, ages 70 to 90, who were renewing their vows for Valentines Day, would be unwieldy. I was un-correct.
October 19, 2011
Comments Off on Looking back at what West Virginia used to look like
A heads up if you’re within striking distance of Charleston, W.Va. This month’s free Charleston ArtWalk features a superb exhibit of remarkable historic West Virginia photos previously profiled in two audio slideshows on WestVirginiaVille.
September 17, 2011
What do you do with news of a suicide? It has hung overhead me like a scud of thick grey cloud since I learned the news early Sunday morning via the new Western Union of modern life.
September 17, 2011
Comments Off on The poet who would be West Virginia governor
As an arts-and-culture blogazine based in the alternative mythical realm of WestVirginiaVille, we are pre-disposed to be intrigued by writers running for governor of the state of West Virginia.
September 16, 2011
Kate Long’s photographic portrait of Barbara Bayes may fool the eye at first blush. Is it a painting? At a glance, the lighting and composition recall something from a Rembrandt portrait.
September 5, 2011
Comments Off on Artist at Work: A Profile of Jessica Levine
Changes are afoot for Lewisburg-based Jessica Levine, who describes herself as a contemporary Appalachian environmental artist in this ‘Artist at Work’ video profile.
August 29, 2011
Video clips of the Chemical Valley Roller Girls practicing for their first bout in Charleston; Greenbrier County artist Jessica Levine’s multifarious work and Dreama Denver on living with “Gilligan” once he got off that island.
August 23, 2011
What do you do when the earthquake doesn’t get you but just shakes, rattles and rolls you? Laugh at it.
August 22, 2011
Comments Off on From tonsil guillotines to foot-driven dental drills
A video tour of some of the thousands of items and books in Huntington’s private Touma Medical Museum, from stylish ear trumpets to a tonsillectomy guillotine.
August 21, 2011
In the debut of ‘Artist at Work,’ a new series on new work connected to West Virginia, Thad Settle gives the lotus-inspired back story to a work with some enlightening connections.
August 15, 2011
“The Only Song” is a tune about lost love without reprieve or favor. Albert Perrone invokes Alanis Morissette, Ani DiFranco and others in singing about what happens “when love knocks the brake pads off of you.”