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    Tryst

    BY J.M.R. HARRISION   “So beautiful,” he sighed, “it breaks your heart.” But he was not looking at or listening to me; he was staring into a past distance. He shook his head slightly, dispelling the ghosts. He was looking in my direction again, those eyes I once spent hours pondering whether blue or gray, […]

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    Making Connections: The Photography of David Rosen

    BY NANCY MCKEITHEN   He’s passionate about photographing architecture, and about taking pictures of things people connect with. “Buildings speak to us,” says David Rosen. “A good building tells a story to anyone.” Like this yellow church across the street from the White House—it’s one of his favorite photographs. Rosen shoots with a Sony DSLR […]

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    Mercy Killers Comes to the Eastern Panhandle

    BY SEAN O’LEARY   If you hang around people who work in the arts, it’s not unusual to hear that artistic works can powerfully influence politics… that novels, movies and plays can bring to public awareness issues that would otherwise go unnoticed… or that the arts can change peoples’ opinions about already roiling controversies. Sadly, […]

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    Ed:Cetera

    BY ED ZAHNISER   Our present taken-in-stray cat is fastidious about its food and disdainful of its staff if we alter its diet. (I am using the objective “it/its” forms to avoid close identification.) At our former house, the contrast between our cat and the opossum was acute. The opossum thought cat food was wonderful. […]

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    Kipyn Martin: Singer/Songwriter Living Her Passion

    BY TODD COYLE   Your recent album “Undercover Muse,” tell us about it and the philosophy behind the title. KM  “Undercover Muse” is my debut album, which was self-released in 2013. The album offers a representation of my live performances, as almost the entire album is just one voice and one acoustic guitar. It’s what […]

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    Monica Ann Wilkins’ Colorful Story

    BY SHEILA KELLY VERTINO   The roads around Morgantown are lined with rows of skinny, unremarkable trees. Dull gray and brown, they might go unnoticed by some. But not by painter Monica Ann Wilkins, who has painted an entire series of those trees. “Put on your imagination glasses,” says Wilkins. “Painting allows me to move […]

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    New Guitars Mimic Old-Time Blues

    BY PAULA PENNELL   To understand Michael Hauver’s craft is to experience finger-picking blues and ragtime guitar from the 1920s and 30s. To remember the old bluesmen, like the great Charley Patton, father of the Delta blues; Blind Blake, who became an accomplished blues guitarist despite being born blind; and Barbeque Bob, an early Atlanta […]

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Tryst

BY J.M.R. HARRISION   “So beautiful,” he sighed, “it breaks your heart.” But he was not looking at or listening to me; he was staring into a past distance. He shook his head slightly, dispelling the ghosts. He was looking in my direction again, those eyes I once spent hours pondering whether blue or gray, […]

Making Connections: The Photography of David Rosen

BY NANCY MCKEITHEN   He’s passionate about photographing architecture, and about taking pictures of things people connect with. “Buildings speak to us,” says David Rosen. “A good building tells a story to anyone.” Like this yellow church across the street from the White House—it’s one of his favorite photographs. Rosen shoots with a Sony DSLR […]

Mercy Killers Comes to the Eastern Panhandle

BY SEAN O’LEARY   If you hang around people who work in the arts, it’s not unusual to hear that artistic works can powerfully influence politics… that novels, movies and plays can bring to public awareness issues that would otherwise go unnoticed… or that the arts can change peoples’ opinions about already roiling controversies. Sadly, […]

Ed:Cetera

BY ED ZAHNISER   Our present taken-in-stray cat is fastidious about its food and disdainful of its staff if we alter its diet. (I am using the objective “it/its” forms to avoid close identification.) At our former house, the contrast between our cat and the opossum was acute. The opossum thought cat food was wonderful. […]

Kipyn Martin: Singer/Songwriter Living Her Passion

BY TODD COYLE   Your recent album “Undercover Muse,” tell us about it and the philosophy behind the title. KM  “Undercover Muse” is my debut album, which was self-released in 2013. The album offers a representation of my live performances, as almost the entire album is just one voice and one acoustic guitar. It’s what […]

Monica Ann Wilkins’ Colorful Story

BY SHEILA KELLY VERTINO   The roads around Morgantown are lined with rows of skinny, unremarkable trees. Dull gray and brown, they might go unnoticed by some. But not by painter Monica Ann Wilkins, who has painted an entire series of those trees. “Put on your imagination glasses,” says Wilkins. “Painting allows me to move […]