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Video: Recording artist returns home, leads sing-along at alma mater
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Video: Recording artist returns home, leads sing-along at alma mater

Mira Stanley, an alumnae of Mountaineer Montessori and daughter of the school’s music teacher, Ron Sowell, returned to the school Monday to lead sing-along and songwriting workshops with 6- to 9-year-old students. Stanley was joined by her...

Video: Recording artist returns home, leads sing-along at alma mater
Video: Recording artist returns home, leads sing-along at alma mater

Mira Stanley, an alumnae of Mountaineer Montessori and daughter of the school’s music teacher, Ron Sowell, returned to the school Monday to lead sing-along and songwriting workshops with 6- to 9-year-old students. Stanley was joined by her...

New film reveals actor inside Big Bird
New film reveals actor inside Big Bird

NEW YORK — He has lent body and soul to a certain 8-foot-tall 6-year-old for nearly half a century, all the while hidden from sight.

Now Caroll Spinney drops his fine-feathered obscurity (and emerges from his garbage-can fortress as Oscar ...

Photos: Jennifer Garner speaks at moms empowerment event
Photos: Jennifer Garner speaks at moms empowerment event

Actress Jennifer Garner, who grew up in Charleston, was one of the speakers at the third annual Moms +SocialGood event at the New York Times Center on...

Marshall University has its own version of Professor X
Marshall University has its own version of Professor X

There’s no doubt in Jess Morrissette’s mind: It’s a good time to be a comic book nerd.

With the release of “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” comic book properties, superheroes and other objects of geekdom are...

Movie review: Battle against killer machine offers backdrop for flawless ‘Avengers’ ensemble
Movie review: Battle against killer machine offers backdrop for flawless ‘Avengers’ ensemble

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

(PG-13)

Two and a half stars

By ANN HORNADAY

THE WASHINGTON POST

“We’re mad scientists, monsters. You gotta own it.”

That’s Tony Stark lecturing his...

Ultron makes the perfect foe for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes
Ultron makes the perfect foe for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes

Over the past several years, Marvel Studios has become synonymous with the summer blockbuster.

Beginning with the release of 2008’s “Iron-Man,” the studio has learned superheroes equal big box-office success. Even...

Local stores to participate in Free Comic Book Day
Local stores to participate in Free Comic Book Day

Local comic book stores to take part in Free Comic Book Day Saturday

Clay Center unveils mobile exhibit on natural gas extraction
Clay Center unveils mobile exhibit on natural gas extraction

It wasn’t the first time Lewis Ferguson entered the trailer, but familiarity did little to dull his sense of wonder.

As he pushed his way through the heavy, plastic partition and entered a dark room lit only by the soft glow of panel...

Out of the woods: Actress finds kinship with character
Out of the woods: Actress finds kinship with character

Actors sometimes struggle to relate to the characters they portray.

Not so for Rachel Scarpelli, who plays The Baker’s Wife in the Charleston Light Opera Guild’s production of “Into the Woods.”

Left infertile...

Entertainment briefs for April 30, 2015
Entertainment briefs for April 30, 2015

The Woody Hawley series wraps up with a performance by The Sea The Sea at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Clay Center’s Walker Theater.

The Sea The Sea is a male/female due comprised of Mira Stanley, of Charleston, and Chuck E. Costa....

Despite self doubt, singer-songwriter Joe Pug still has ‘Windfall’
Despite self doubt, singer-songwriter Joe Pug still has ‘Windfall’

Despite self doubt, singer-songwriter still has ‘Windfall’

Left of the Dial: Martinsburg’s Rozwell Kid proves hard to ignore
Left of the Dial: Martinsburg’s Rozwell Kid proves hard to ignore

If you’ve been paying the least bit of attention to music coming out of West Virginia over the past few years, Martinsburg’s Rozwell Kid is unquestionably on your radar by now.

If you’ve yet to hear them, stop reading this...

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