After a long selection process, the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra has selected Lawrence Loh as its new conductor and music director. He’ll make his official debut on September 23 at the Clay Center in Charleston. Loh, who grew up in southern California, fell in love with music early on. His mom was a violinist and encouraged her son’s musical development. He took piano, violin, and clarinet lessons and was voted “most musical” in high school.
Heroin(e), a Netflix documentary featuring three women committed to fighting Huntington’s heroin epidemic, has been invited to the inaugural Obama Foundation Summit, held in Chicago on October 31-November 1. The film’s director, Elaine Sheldon, also will lead a breakout session on the topic of active citizenship at the summit.
There’s a reason Whitetail Frenzy is the only nationally televised show where bowhunters bag trophy bucks in the hills of West Virginia. “It’s difficult,” says Kenny Davis, who started the show with his brother Aharon. Other shows might fill airtime with outfitter-run hunting trips, where prey has already been scouted and the tree stands are already set. But the Davis brothers and their crew do their own homework. “Typically we’ll run 20 trail cams apiece all over the state,” Kenny says.
DFMies are handed out by Digital First Media to journalists working for its newspapers around the country. I won the inaugural "Best Use of Social Media" award for my online coverage of a gas line explosion in Sissonville, W.Va.
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