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Habitat for Humanity constructs homes; not just houses

Habitat for Humanity constructs homes; not just houses

Troy Alexander, Reporter

February 1, 2016


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The Huntington Habitat for Humanity has been providing affordable housing for low income families in the area since its founding in 1989. With the help of volunteers and local businesses, they have provided 95 families with new houses to date, 92 of which were built from scratch. CEO David Michael...

Jazz Combo Blue’s “Relaxin’” Wednesday night

Jazz Combo Blue’s “Relaxin’” Wednesday night

Leah Cook, Reporter

January 27, 2016


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Marshall University’s Jazz Combo Blue paid tribute to Miles Davis Wednesday night in the Jomie Jazz Forum, covering songs from his hit album “Relaxin’”. “Relaxin’”, originally released by the Miles Davis Quintet in 1958, had a large impact on performers in the Marshall ensemble.  ...

Hugs of Hope comfort children in times of need

Hugs of Hope comfort children in times of need

Troy Alexander, Reporter

January 27, 2016


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Hugs Across America is a national charity that was started by New York school teacher Sue Lucarelli at The Churchill School in lower Manhattan on the morning of September 11, 2001. Many children in her class were terrified, and she had one teddy bear setting on her desk. She was trying to calm the...

ZeroDarkThirty, Red Sun Rising perform at V-Club Tuesday

ZeroDarkThirty, Red Sun Rising perform at V-Club Tuesday

Ryan Fischer, Reporter

January 27, 2016


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Local rock group, ZeroDarkThirty opened the stage for Red Sun Rising Tuesday at the V-Club. “When we started playing, my statement was that we wanted to be a high-energy rock band,” said vocalist Alex Altizer. The band’s website at ReverbNation compares its sound and energy to the likes of The Foo Fighters, Bre...

Where the Rhododendrons Grow: The Life and Times of President Jerry Gilbert

Where the Rhododendrons Grow:  The Life and Times of President Jerry Gilbert

Rebecca Turnbull, Reporter

January 27, 2016


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“I want to wake up in the morning Where the rhododendrons grow, Where the sun keeps a-creeping Into where I’m a-sleeping, And the songbirds sing ‘Hello.’ I want to wander through the wildwood Where the fragrant blossoms blow And creep back to the mountains Where the rhododendrons grow,” P...

Swan Lake visits Keith Albee Tuesday

Staff, Reporter

January 26, 2016


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The classical ballet Swan Lake is making its Marshall Artist Series debut Tuesday night at the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center. The State Ballet Theatre of Russia is visiting Huntington to perform the tale of a young prince trying to free a beautiful swan from an evil spell. This story is based on...

Red Sun Rising debuts Tuesday at V-Club

Ryan Fischer, Reporter

January 26, 2016


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The V-Club will host Red Sun Rising along with local band, Zero Dark Thirty Tuesday night. Red Sun Rising is visiting the venue to kick off its “Polyester Zeal” headlining tour, fresh off of the release of its titular album, “Polyester Zeal,” in August 2015 on Razor and Tie Recordings Zero ...

The Cellar Door: A Year in Review

The Cellar Door: A Year in Review

Darius Booker, Reporter

January 21, 2016


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Right in the heart of the city, local tapas bar, The Cellar Door turns one-year-old and is continuing to offer a unique experience to their clientele. Robert Crickard, ggeneral manager of The Cellar Door and sister business Le Bistro, said he wanted to create an environment that was comfortable fo...

Harry Potter fans mourn loss of Alan Rickman

Harry Potter fans mourn loss of Alan Rickman

Emily Kinner, Reporter

January 19, 2016


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Many of Huntington’s Harry Potter fans are feeling nostalgia as they mourn the loss of Alan Rickman, who played Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films. Rickman, the English actor and director, died after battling cancer at age 69. Azyn Chahryar, a senior taking Professor Jill Treftz’s Speci...

Sly Roosevelt, Scroungehound take the stage

Sly Roosevelt, Scroungehound take the stage

Ryan Fischer, Reporter

January 19, 2016


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 Three bands delivered a powerhouse show before a full crowd Saturday, Jan. 16 at Huntington’s V-Club.  ScroungeHound, a “gypsy rock” group played the first set of the night, prepping the audience for an intense follow up from bands Sly Roosevelt and Ford Theatre Reunion.   To close the ...

Remembering the starman

Remembering the starman

Lukas Hagley, Reporter

January 19, 2016


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“Look up here, I’m in Heaven,” a familiar voice cooed over noir saxophones. “I’ve got scars that can’t be seen.” David Bowie’s final single and music video, “Lazarus,” is the tragically reflective ballad left behind in the wake of his sudden death Jan. 10. After an 18-month, secret ...

Prestige Piercing brings a custom touch to body jewelry

Prestige Piercing brings a custom touch to body jewelry

Ashley Sodosky, reporter

December 3, 2015


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“Blurple” is a common color of jewelry Anthony Watts’ customers request and purchase at Prestige Piercing on Sixth Avenue in Huntington. The color blurple is a mix of blue and purple hues creating an iridescent color that has become wildly popular at Watts’ piercing and fine body jewelry shop. To...