Apr. 13, 2015 @ 07:15 PM
Here's the official movie trailer for Maziar Bahari's film, "To Light a Candle about the Baha'i faith in Iran. The film will be screened at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 16 at Room 154 Smith Hall. The screening is free and open to the public. In 2015 the film sparked the global Education Is Not A Crime campaign for universal access to higher education.
Go online at www.educationisnotacrime.me for more info.
Apr. 13, 2015 @ 03:47 PM
Here is the video for The Suitcase Junket song, "Everybody Else."
The Vermont-born, Massachusetts-based one-man band will be rolling through the city this week.
Matt Lorenz will be performing from 8 to 10 p.m. Tuesday at the Black Sheep Burrito and Brews, 1555 3rd Ave., Huntington and from 10 to 11:30 p.m. Wednesday at the V Club, 741 6th Ave., Huntington.
Lorenz is known for his band, which was built around a resurrected dumpster-diamond guitar, an old oversized suitcase, a hi-hat, a washboard and a gas-can baby-shoe foot-drum.
Later on a cookpot-soupcan-tambourine foot-drum, a circular-saw-blade bell and a box of bones and silverware (that operate much like a hi-hat) joined the outfit.
On top of the rough and rootsy rhythms he pounds out with his feet and the twang-and-buzz guitar that growls through a couple of old tube amps, he adds an ethereal edge with his self-taught throat-singing.
The sound is not easy to pin down or define, but he is often compared to Tom Waits, The Black Keys, Andrew Bird and Jack White. His second album Knock It Down is a raw and gritty continuation of his original vision and like Sever and Lift is recorded, for the most part, live with no overdubs.
Go online at www.thesuitcasejunket.com to hear more and read an interview with Lorenz in Tuesday's Herald-Dispatch.
Mar. 27, 2015 @ 06:14 PM
Students at Burlington Elementary School had a special visit from animals from the Columbus Zoo on Friday, March 27.
Mar. 06, 2015 @ 10:50 PM
Video submitted by Roger Evans
Mar. 03, 2015 @ 04:46 PM
Here's the official video for Sundy Best's song, "Do You Wanna Go."
The red-hot country duo (Nick Jamerson and Kris Bentley) from Prestonsburg, Kentucky will be sharing songs from their latest CD, "Salvation City," at the V Club, 741 6th Ave., Huntington on Saturday, March 14 with opener Jordan Reeves Band.
Rolling Stone named both of their 2104 releases "Bring Up the Sun," and "Salvation City," in their annual 40 best albums of 2014.
Cover is $13 for the V Club show. Go online at www.vclublive.com to see more upcoming national act shows.
Feb. 25, 2015 @ 10:59 AM
NASHVILLE - Here's a video about Catlettsburg native Nashville artist Stephen Salyers' Indiegogo campaign to record his debut EP to celebrate his 10th anniversary in Nashville.
Go online at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/debut-ep-2015 and keep up with Salyers online at www.stephensalyers.com where you can hear his latest single, ""The Problem With Here," written with Dave Pittenger (who also produced the song,) and Lance Carpender, and mastered by Chris Gehringer at the Sterling Sound Studios in NYC.
Feb. 18, 2015 @ 01:53 PM
The campaign "My State, My Life" aims to produce a more skilled workforce and help the West Virginia provide workers for new and expanding businesses. The initiative was created by members of the Governor's Workforce Planning Council.
Feb. 18, 2015 @ 11:52 AM
Here's a video from the Broadway revival of the Cole Porter musical,"Anything Goes," winner of three Tony Awards multiple times, including Best Musical Revival and Choreography.
As part of the Marshall Artists Series, the national tour is stopping by The historic Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center, 925 4th Ave., Huntington, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23. Tickets are $93.95/$77.90/$67.20/$60.78.
Go online at www.marshall.edu/muartser for more info. Read more about "Anything Goes" in the Thursday Weekend section of The Herald-Dispatch.
Feb. 03, 2015 @ 01:45 PM
Here's the Wednesday 13 video for "Keep Watching The Skies" from their release
"Monsters Of The Universe - Come Out And Plague."
The Hollywood-based goth rock act are out their Monsters Of The Universe - U.S. Invasion tour with Arizona rockers Eyes Set To Kill and fellow L.A. rockers, Die So Fluid.
Wednesday 13 returns to the V Club, 741 6th Ave., for its third trip on Thursday, Feb. 5. Local support comes from the WV's Big Bad as well as Left Behind. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show is at 8 p.m. Admission is $15 advance and $17 day of show.
Jan. 30, 2015 @ 04:21 PM
Here is the official video for Caroline Rose's song "Blood On Your Bootheels" from her national debut album "I Will Not Be Afraid" on Little Hi!/Thirty Tigers.
Rose will be one of the three acts performing at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15 at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center as Marshall Artists Series teams up with Mountain Stage to present a taping of the famed WV Public Radio show. Other acts include Allen Toussaint and an extended set by John Pizzarelli.
Tickets are on sale now, $25 plus applicable fees, via www.ticketmaster.com and 304-696-6656. Tickets to the taping are free with Marshall University Student ID.