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Arts and Culture briefs for July 2, 2015
Arts and Culture briefs for July 2, 2015

Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., the classic crooner vocalist who won season six of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” a $1 million grand prize and a Columbia Records contract, will perform Friday at Haddad Riverfront...

Weekly podcast offers a stage for local, national comedians
Weekly podcast offers a stage for local, national comedians

Broadcasting live from West Virginia to the world, the Charleston Comedy Podcast offers local and national comedians alike the opportunity to entertain an audience that’s growing with each episode.

Brandon Lowe, 29, a producer at Bristol...

Artistic offerings the cherry on top of the Greenbrier Classic
Artistic offerings the cherry on top of the Greenbrier Classic

While golf is the main attraction for thousands of people descending on The Greenbrier this week, it’s not the only attraction on display.

The four-star resort also provides direct access to about a dozen artisans specializing in pottery, ...

Left of the Dial: FestivALL opens eyes, ears to city’s music scene
Left of the Dial: FestivALL opens eyes, ears to city’s music scene

Let me sum up FestivALL in such a way that is inarguable: what happens over the course of those ten days is truly just a magnifying glass on what Charleston is already.

Sure, you’re likely not going to come across a marionette show every...

Arts and Culture briefs for July 2, 2015
Arts and Culture briefs for July 2, 2015

Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., the classic crooner vocalist who won season six of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” a $1 million grand prize and a Columbia Records contract, will perform Friday at Haddad Riverfront Park....

Garner, Affleck announce divorce after 10 years
Garner, Affleck announce divorce after 10 years

After months of tabloid speculation on the matter, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck told People magazine they are divorcing after 10 years of marriage.

Garner, who grew up in Charleston, and Affleck, who was raised near Boston, issued ...

NBC tells Donald Trump ‘you’re fired’
NBC tells Donald Trump ‘you’re fired’

NEW YORK — NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments he made about Mexican immigrants during the announcement of his campaign.

NBC said it would...

Brad Paisley headlines N.Y. festival
Brad Paisley headlines N.Y. festival

FarmBorough was New York City’s first major country music festival

Art Show brings FestivALL to a festive close
Art Show brings FestivALL to a festive close

Nearly 100 vendors lined the sidewalks on Capitol Street on Sunday for the FestivALL Art Fair.

Betty Rivard, producer of the FestiVALL Art Fair, said she received excellent feedback from the public regarding the fair.

“Several...

Agent 23 Skidoo slides into street fair
Agent 23 Skidoo slides into street fair

He’s a man of many names who has toured the United States and beyond, soothing the growing pains of childhood for his young audience of listeners.

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, also known as “Cactus,” writes, performs and...

Review: Ridiculous plot ruins ‘Ted 2’
Review: Ridiculous plot ruins ‘Ted 2’

“Ted 2” asks a question that we never needed, or particularly wanted, to know the answer to: Is Ted, the magical, foul-mouthed, pot-smoking teddy bear, a person in the eyes of the law?

While it's unfair to judge a comedy simply for ...

Marriage to Jennifer Garner saved Affleck’s career
Marriage to Jennifer Garner saved Affleck’s career

Ben Affleck’s professional life has long been inextricably intertwined with his love life. It was true in the early-2000s when his overexposed, roller coaster romance with Jennifer Lopez dovetailed with a series of cinematic bombs — and...

Blues Brews & BBQ performer aspired to a different B: Basketball
Blues Brews & BBQ performer aspired to a different B: Basketball

Since he was a child, Jarekus Singleton has had two loves: basketball and music. In that order.

But when an on-the-court injury sidelined any hopes of a career in sports, the music was there to provide comfort and a backup plan.

At 9...

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