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New show to feature local artists in West Virginia

Exciting news for many artists in and around West Virginia. A new local television show is in the works that will feature Aaliyah Jones as the host who will interview guests ranging from all forms of mixed media artists to music and fashion, but it’s main emphasis will be on the local music scene in the mountain state for their first season. It will be called Rokpad Entertainment. The show will feature various segments with artist interviews, skits, music videos and much more. It will air on local listings throughout and around West Virginia, see their website for more information. Rokpad Entertainment will also produce segments of the show for […]

DNR seeks wildlife paintings for 2020 calendar

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is requesting original color wildlife paintings for the 2020 edition of the award-winning West Virginia Wildlife Calendar, according to DNR Wildlife Resources Section Chief Paul Johansen. The deadline for submitting artwork is Feb. 15, 2019. Paintings may depict popular game and fish species or feature the state’s other wildlife such as snakes, frogs, turtles, salamanders, bats, songbirds, small mammals and nongame fish. “This calendar offers a wonderful opportunity for artists to feature their work,” said Johansen. “Besides distribution in West Virginia, our calendars are enjoyed by people all over the United States.” An electronic image of each entry capable of […]

Art That Speaks to the Spirit

WV Dance Company, the state’s only professional touring dance company, continues it’s 40th anniversary season this week with performances at Radford, VA, Greenbrier Valley Theatre and Strand Theatre in Moundsville, WV.  WVU Dance professor and former Paul Taylor Company dancer Maureen Mansfield Kaddar had the opportunity to view a company performance and provided Spotlight WV with her perspective on the company’s current works. It is a rare occurrence when a group of dance artists can thrive in a large concert venue as well as in an educational setting. West Virginia Dance Company is one such group. On the 40th anniversary celebration performance of the company’s founding, six dancers – 4 male and 2 […]