Alderson celebrates ‘Bricktop,’ the queen of jazz

By Jeffrey Kanode, for RealWV In Cathey Sawyer’s play “Bricktop, Legend of the Jazz Age,” Ada “Bricktop” Smith gathers with her band in her nightclub in Paris, Chez Bricktop. Using music from the time period and from Bricktop’s repertoire as foundation, Sawyer lets Bricktop tell her own story: stories of the people she knew and […]

WVU announces deep academic cuts in response to budget shortfall 

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV In response to a $45-million budget shortfall announced by administration officials earlier this year, today West Virginia University released a full list of recommended academic cuts.  “After several months of review that included input from deans, department chairs, faculty and others,” says an article posted to their website, “West Virginia University […]

Stormy Weather Pattern Continues

By Jason Christian, Blue Weather & RealWV Dog days has ended but our stormy pattern has not. Stormy weather is expected through Monday for our region. Tune in to this weekend’s video for the storm outlook, temperature outlook, tropical outlook and more!

Carnegie Hall hosts 30th annual ‘Kids College’

PRESS RELEASE: LEWISBURG, W.Va. – Carnegie Hall celebrated two weeks of arts and fun during the month of July as the 30th annual Kids’ College program took place July 10-21, hosting campers from 12 counties in WV and 10 other states, including Colorado, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Washington. […]

Pocahontas County Courthouse News: August 1 through August 12

The following Death Certificates were filed in Pocahontas County between August 1 and August 12: The following Marriage Certificates were filed in Pocahontas County between August 1 and August 12: The following Land Transfers were filed in Pocahontas County Between August 1 and August 12:

John “Some Kind of Wonderful” Ellison at Big Draft, free show Saturday

Born August 11, 1941, into an impoverished family in a small coal mining town in West Virginia, a young John Ellison started on a difficult career path as a musician experiencing tremendous hardship and violent racism. In the mid-1960s, Ellison traveled to Rochester, New York, where he founded Soul Brothers Six. in 1967, John Ellison wrote what […]