The bees have been busy in the West Virginia outback, as evidenced by this video visit to a ‘meadery,’ where they make mead and honey-flavored wines.
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September 13, 2014
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A video visit to Vu Ja De Vineyard in Spencer, West Virginia, where a young couple is growing and bottling some of the finest wine in West Virginia.
July 4, 2013
The day Tiger Woods teed off for his first high-profile round of golf in West Virginia. And how my journalism career nearly ended. A true confession.
June 2, 2013
Calling Ric Ocasek! Who was that female singer?! And other ongoing notes about trying to piece together Elizabeth/George’s life through a haze of 30-year-old memories and often incomplete details.
May 17, 2013
Th challenge was to create a one-minute video that somehow communicated something that was somehow useful. I just barely made it, borrowing a few extra seconds for the credits in this Final Cut Pro X exercise, with a little juice added by The Flow.
May 7, 2013
Get ready. The 17-year cicadas are coming, HuffPo reports. Here is what a smaller brood sounded like in the Charleston-Huntigton axis in 2008.
April 21, 2013
Funny songs are great. Funny songs delivered by superior performing songwriters are even better. Here’s an except from Mark Bates’ song, “Why Don’t You Wanna Go Out With Me?”, performed live recently at Third Eye Cabaret.
April 8, 2013
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In the first episode of the new OutAbout in WestVirginiaVille series, we visit Blumie Mountain in Southern WestVirginiavVille for exactly one minute and 23 seconds.
March 25, 2013
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What is that sound? Descending into the Grand Street subway station in Chinatown in New York one cold day in March 2013, we hear a flute and something else. What is it?
March 14, 2013
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Christopher Harris of the West Virginia-based band Qiet, kicks off Third Eye Cabaret’s One Song Series with a song about West Virginia he hopes will vie for anthem status: “Wild and Wonderful.”
March 1, 2013
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Last night’s Third Eye Cabaret at The Cellar in downtown Charleston, W.Va., was filled with excellent players at the top end of their game. Here’s a video sampler of some their past performances, straight from the Cabaret Cam.
January 26, 2013
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Attention, cabaret appreciators, electronic music fans and spacey music video devotees. Here’s a music video that accompanied a cool electronic composition by David Synn, titled “Asteroid M,” from last Thursday’s Third Eye Cabaret.
January 23, 2013
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“Third Eye Cabaret” recommences at The Cellar this Thursday as the weekly multimedia cabaret showcases our first visiting electronic music artist.
January 19, 2013
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So, I am headed to D.C. tomorrow to witness for the second time the swearing in of a man I am still very glad is our president. A slideshow of his first inauguration on the occasion of Obama’s second.
December 15, 2012
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In this second installament of footage from the official Cabaraet Cam of Third Eye Cabaret, we hear Raymond Wallace on a snippet of Leon Redbone’s “Champagne Charlie,” Crystal Good performing her poem “Coach” and Bobby Altmann on blazing blues guitar.
November 16, 2012
Last night, we launched the fourth installment of ThirdEyeCabaret at The Cellar. No footage yet but here are some video excerpts from past cabarets.
October 26, 2012
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‘Mentoring Matters,’ a recently completed video for The Education Alliance, profiles the work of angels being done by mentors in West Virginia schools who aim to keep at-risk students moving forward.
October 14, 2012
TheWebTheater.com presents the world premiere of ‘Flow the Video,’ featuring The Flow. And some cool Final Cut Pro filters. And some really cool music.
September 26, 2012
Comments Off on Gone to Grinfest 2012: A mini-documentary
Here’s a 10-minute audiovisual visit to GrinFest 2012, a musical gathering alongside the Greenbrier River in the heart of West Virginia, full of fine music, much dancing and not a few rubber duckies.