Tag Archives: Huntington

ALLEYS and LIGHT: An After-dark Walking tour of Huntington, WV

December 28, 2012

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Alleys are curious places. It is where you witness a city or town in a state of deshabile. They are where a town’s careful pose to visitors droops. Trash spills out. Graffiti grows. I kind of love alleys.

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Al and Doug don’t win but do get to eat on stage

March 5, 2012

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With their iPhones and point-and-shoot cameras in hand, Doug and Al document the over-the-top wonders of the Keith-Albee Theater at the 2012 Appalachian Film Fest.

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The Night They Lit 10,000 Candles on 10,000 Graves

December 13, 2011

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The sun’s long gone, it’s dead dark now. Heading east on U.S. Route 60, I look to the left. What is that over there? Lights. Hundreds of small lights. No, thousands of them.

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Dean Martin, Glen Campbell and I

December 7, 2011

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OK, the headline is a bald-faced lie. Dean Martin, Glen Campbell and I have never ever hung out together, at least in person. But actually, we did spend a lot of time together, which is when I fell in love with singing.

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Seeing the roccoco Keith-Albee and one unrelenting film

October 22, 2011

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Being inside the historic Keith-Albee Theater in downtown Huntington is sometimes like being on drugs without the drugs. Photos of the interior on the way to seeing the unreleneting ‘Biutiful.’

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Restoring a sign of the times in Huntington

September 21, 2011

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This Friday, Huntington hosts the Save Our Sign Benefit Concert benefit to restore the Keith-Albee theater’s sign — knocked down earlier this year in a windstorm — to its dashing glory.

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When Comic Legend Harvey Pekar Met West Virginia

May 20, 2011

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Huntington, West Virginia stars in one of Harvey Pekar’s final books in his lifelong project of chronicling the average moments in an average – if rumpled and depressed and obsessive-compulsive – guy’s life.

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Song of the Day: “The Change” by Option 22

November 10, 2010

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Mix one West Virginia city, a fish-eye lens attached to the end of your guitar, two members of the band Option 22 and what do you get? This West Virginia Music Video of the Week.

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Where social media, porn, hip-hop and cool theaters meet

October 20, 2010

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Social media trumps pornography, Huntington hip-hop impressarios, notable exercises in theatrical renovation in the Mountain State and other echoes from Create West Virginia 2010.

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Google Street View racing through Huntington

September 25, 2010

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Take a hyper-speed street-level view of Huntington, W.Va., in this stop-motion animation compiled from more than 1,700 shots extracted from Google Street View.

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Visiting the tomb of the pharaohs in Huntington

May 16, 2010

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Ken Fox, the pharaoh-addicted owner of Huntington’s Magic Makers costume shop, harbors a secret upstairs: a hometown homage to Egypt’s Valley of the Kings and age of the pyramids.

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Airships of the future flying over Huntington

May 14, 2010

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Huntington as you’ve never seen it before. Maybe in the year 2025? A cool video from FantasticPlanetTV with a taxi we want to take a ride in.

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Be what you want to be at Huntington’s Magic Makers

April 26, 2009

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What began in Huntington as a teensy magic shop 30 years ago, is now a costume shop to the world.

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