Tag Archives: Charleston

The Art of Mentoring Kids Who Might Get Lost in the Cracks

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.

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10 Variations on Fireworks Exploding Over the W.Va. Capitol

September 16, 2012

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What do you do with ten seconds of fireworks exploding over the state’s gold dome? Run it through the filter machine on Final Cut Pro X and see what comes out the other end.

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And now a few words from the mayor of a capital city

August 23, 2012

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The mayor is in. A video profile of the popular, sometimes controversial, ever-a-good-quote mayor of the chief burg of West Virginia.

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Getting to the Heart of the Matter After All These Years

February 15, 2012

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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.

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Song of the Day: “He Saved My Soul” by the Carpenter Ants

January 21, 2012

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In honor of their CD release concert at the Empty Glass, take a listen to the Carpenter Ants version of “He Saved My Soul,” by Claude Jeter of the Swan Silvertones.

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Charleston by day and Charleston by night

October 23, 2011

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Al Peery serves up two striking photographs of the capital city of West Virginia, one by day and one by night.

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Mortar Man is A-OK. No Structural Damage Reported

August 30, 2011

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WestVirginiaVille News received a reassuring phone message from Charleston, W.Va., sculptor P. Joseph Mullins as the region picks up its lawn chairs and recovers from the earthquake that recently rattled Charleston.

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Banking on the Sun in the Hills of West Virginia

August 1, 2011

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So, this bright-eyed young fellow started showing up at the the weekly Meditation Circle of Charleston gatherings. He’d just got back from China and had three words for the rest of America: ‘solar water heaters.’

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Recalling the terrible flood of 1961 in the Kanawha Valley

July 21, 2011

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There are far smaller disasters that no one outside of a region knows about – just a handful of people killed. And yet these events are no less seared into a local community’s consciousness.

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Crowdsourcing a Drive-by Miracle Plane

June 11, 2011

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This video above is no great shakes and is hardly one for the ages. But it does demonstrate the first-ever example of crowdsourcing a video for the state newspaper of West Virginia.

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Space Opera Cookbook: The Art of the Sign, Part 1

May 31, 2011

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So, we’re doing this space opera. But first we need a sign. In the first of an occasional series, a behind-the-scenes peek at the making of Third Eye Cabaret, where much of “Saint Stephen’s Dream” takes place.

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Song of the Day: “Junk Food Junkie”

May 12, 2011

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Today’s Song of the Day is not quite new – actually, it’s more than a quarter-century old. In honor of Larry Groce’s turn as a headliner Saturday in Charleston, a taste of “Junk Food Junkie” and how it got to be a smash hit.

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Fighting in the streets, West Virginia style

May 5, 2011

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These are not the sort of videos that will make the Charleston Convention and Visitor’s Bureau happy campers.

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‘Saint Stephen’s Dream: A Space Opera’ an official FestivALL event

April 25, 2011

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FestivALL Charleston has added “Saint Stephen’s Dream: A Space Opera” as an official event to this year’s citywide cultural event in late June. So what is a ‘space opera’ anyway?

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Out standing on a bridge

March 9, 2011

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Hundreds of colorfully dressed marchers met in the middle of the South Side Bridge in Charleston, W.Va., as part of a worldwide event to meet on bridges on behalf of women’s rights around the world.

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The high art of the highway

January 21, 2011

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Interstate bridges might be the last thing you’d think a painter might wish to paint. Not Ellie Schaul, whose depictions of the coming of the interstate are a form of local history and high highway art.

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9 Ways of Looking at “Hallelujah”

December 16, 2010

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What weighs 198,000 pounds, is 64-feet tall, looks like a wrecked rocket ship and will surely get a reaction from you? Albert Paley’s monumental Charleston sculpture seen from several vantage points.

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Song of the Day: ‘Snowdancing through Charleston’

December 1, 2010

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In honor of today’s first snowflakes over the International Headquarters of WestVirginiaVille here’s a music video featuring Heidi Muller’s gorgeous song “Snowdance.”

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When sleeping people dream

November 12, 2010

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Scenes of Urban Appalachia by Walker DeVille and contributors: What will the air be full of tonight?

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