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Acting whim lands W.Va. native  support role in ‘Selma’ movie
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Acting whim lands W.Va. native support role in ‘Selma’ movie

John Merical never considered himself an actor until he stumbled into a second career a couple of years ago.

The West Virginia native can currently be seen on the big screen in three different scenes of “Selma” as he portrays a...

Acting whim lands W.Va. native  support role in ‘Selma’ movie
Acting whim lands W.Va. native support role in ‘Selma’ movie

John Merical never considered himself an actor until he stumbled into a second career a couple of years ago.

The West Virginia native can currently be seen on the big screen in three different scenes of “Selma” as he portrays a...

World-renowned violinist to play ‘Pay What You Wish’ concert
World-renowned violinist to play ‘Pay What You Wish’ concert

World-renowned violinist Nikki Chooi knows not everyone shares his abiding passion for classical music.

Some might find it too high-brow or difficult to access.

But Chooi, who first picked up a violin at age 4 and was studying at the...

Left of the Dial: Mountain Stage kicks off 32nd season
Left of the Dial: Mountain Stage kicks off 32nd season

As he always does, Mountain Stage host Larry Groce opened up this season with a quote from Oscar Wilde.

“It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating,” he told the packed crowd at the West Virginia University...

Charleston film festival bringing Nancy Spielberg
Charleston film festival bringing Nancy Spielberg

The featured guest at this year’s West Virginia Jewish Film Festival is no stranger to movie-making.

As the little sister of a Hollywood giant, Nancy Spielberg has been handling scripts, special effects and production equipment for about ...

PHOTO: Artist puts finishing touches on Clay Center mural
PHOTO: Artist puts finishing touches on Clay Center mural

Artist Mark Licari puts the finishing touches on a mural he’s creating at the Clay Center that features paintings, drawings, sculptures to depict the merging of the natural and technological worlds. The new exhibit, “Mark Licari: Drawing ...

Food Guy: Find new favorites, revisit old ones during Restaurant Week

Charleston Restaurant Week is a brilliant concept.

By offering three-course menus at reduced prices — and giving guests the freedom to select their own appetizer, entree and dessert, all for only $30 — many restaurants will attract ...

Photos: Jennifer Garner takes in a ballgame
Photos: Jennifer Garner takes in a ballgame

Actress Jennifer Garner, who grew up in Charleston, attends an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Boston Celtics in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 102-93. (AP Photos/Alex Gallardo)

Special moment for fan of longtime soap star
Special moment for fan of longtime soap star

Maxine Justice, a longtime fan of Eric Braeden, met the actor in person over the weekend.

“He looked me right in the eye,” said Justice, 89, of Charleston. “It was such a thrilling time.”

Braeden visited...

On MLK Day, MTV airs reflections on race in black and white
On MLK Day, MTV airs reflections on race in black and white

WASHINGTON (AP) — MTV is taking the color out of its programming on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to encourage people to talk about what race means in their lives.

The youth-oriented TV network is broadcasting its programming in black and...

Fan carried image of visiting soap star on world travels
Fan carried image of visiting soap star on world travels

Ex-organization leader will meet soap actor during Charleston visit

Salty brings sweet tunes to King chorus (video)
Salty brings sweet tunes to King chorus (video)

Singer calls membership in Martin Luther King Jr. Male Chorus ‘an honor’

By BILLY WOLFE

DAILY MAIL LIFE EDITOR

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Left of the Dial: Vinyl sales signify return to intimate listening
Left of the Dial: Vinyl sales signify return to intimate listening

It’s the start of a new year and the music industry is taking stock of 2014, crunching year-end sales and evaluating trends.

Some of this might sound like inside baseball to the average consumer, but there’s much to learn from...

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