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.
Tag Archives: Huntington
December 28, 2012
March 5, 2012
Comments Off on Al and Doug don’t win but do get to eat on stage
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.
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.
December 7, 2011
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.
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.’
September 21, 2011
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.
May 20, 2011
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.
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.
October 20, 2010
Comments Off on Where social media, porn, hip-hop and cool theaters meet
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.
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.
May 16, 2010
Comments Off on Visiting the tomb of the pharaohs in Huntington
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.
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.
April 26, 2009
Comments Off on Be what you want to be at Huntington’s Magic Makers
What began in Huntington as a teensy magic shop 30 years ago, is now a costume shop to the world.