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Zextrobe Concert Review, Issue #3

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Leah Deitz, Music Reviews

Zextrobe. I cannot tell you what a Zextrobe is, but I can give you an overview of what Zextrobe sounds like. Let’s say it sounds a little like Danzig, a smidge of Misfits, a fistful of Metallica and a punch of Alice and Chains. Does that sound like hard rock to you? It sure did […]

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Brown Chicken Brown Cow String Band, Issue #6

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Ian Lutz, Music Reviews

I must admit, I usually prefer to listen to BCBCSB in an outdoor setting by the light of a campfire. Tonight, the band performed at the Wild Bean and I was reminded, yet again, that this band has the chops to entertain in any setting. By now, West Virginia is well acquainted with our beloved […]

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Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.: A Wash-Rags to Riches Story, Issue #4

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Music, Sound of the Town, Susanna Robinson

From just a few months ago, when this amazing performer was still washing cars in Logan , WV , until next month, when he will be knocking the audience dead at Harlem ‘s legendary Apollo Theatre, the story of Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. is more than a Cinderella tale. Having won the first place title […]

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Ladysmith Black Mombazo, Issue #3

Ladysmith Black Mombazo, Concert Review For those of us fortunate enough to share Carnegie Hall’s performance of South Africa ’s Ladysmith Black Mombazo a few weeks ago, it was a lovely and heartfelt appearance by a warm and joyful group of amazing vocalists. Having been formed by Joseph Shabalala (then in his 20’s, in 1964), […]

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From Hollers to Hilltops, Morningstar Shines Bright, Issue #7

From Hollers to Hilltops, Morningstar Shines Bright The wild people and wonderful stories of West Virginia have a unique voice in Mike Morningstar. The state native (and legend in many parts) will bring his folksy and straightforward storytelling to Greenbrier County, performing at Stuart’s Smokehouse in Alderson, WV on Sunday, June 2 at 9pm. Mike […]

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Wisdom from the Woods: Distrustful People, by Jim Shock

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Jim Shock, Wisdom from the Woods

Wisdom from the Woods –Life lessons learned from being around distrustful people. I’m not sure what life event causes someone to become wary of the world but I suspect it’s very draining to live that way. Always seeking clues for motives that don’t exist is a relentlessly disappointing endeavor. In the end, no one wants […]

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Wisdom from the Woods: Seasoned Country Cooks, by Jim Shock

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Jim Shock, Wisdom from the Woods

Wisdom from the Woods –Life lessons learned from being around a kitchen full of seasoned country cooks. While enjoying ramps this spring, I had a revelation. Ramps have a bad reputation. The indigenous delicacy represents the wonderful spirit of West Virginia perfectly. It’s an uncommon delight that grows wild in the mountains and leaves a […]

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Wisdom from the Woods: Snobbish People, by Jim Shock

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Jim Shock, Wisdom from the Woods

Wisdom from the Woods –Life lessons learned from being around snobbish people. Living simple makes lots more sense. The greatest advantage West Virginians have is how ignorant we let people think we are. Dumb folks wouldn’t have the good sense to live here. It’s just a shrewd ruse meant to keep the riffraff away. How […]

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Wisdom from the Woods: Hospitable People, by Jim Shock

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Jim Shock, Wisdom from the Woods

“Wisdom from the Woods” –Life lessons learned from being around hospitable people. Acts of kindness aren’t random at all. I’d sooner be needy, hungry and broke down in WV than anywhere else in the world, ‘cause I know someone is gonna help me, feed me and fix me, probably all in the same dang day. […]

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Wisdom from the Woods: Thoughtless People, by Jim Shock

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Jim Shock, Wisdom from the Woods

Wisdom from the Woods” –Life lessons learned from being around thoughtless people. Kindness becomes valueless when given to worthless people. If equivalent effort isn’t applied at both ends of a king gesture, it profits no one. Certainly, the giver gets satisfaction from doing something good, but diminishing returns over time quickly bankrupt a person’s cache […]

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Groomed Trails & Crisp Mountain Air w/ HashtagWV this February!

Groomed Trails and Crisp Mountain Air this February w/ HashtagWV!- This winter, head over to The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs to experience southern hospitality, elegant charm, and winter fun…. Their most popular winter activity is family skiing and snowboarding with 9 trails including 3 beginner, 5 intermediate, and 1 expert. Also this month, we feature February 9th’s The Virginia Opry’s “Be My Valentine” Show at the […]

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Best Things to Do in Lewisburg WV!- Spending a day in Lewisburg? Here are a few of the best things to do while you’re visiting. Start your day at the Wild Bean coffee shop.  Located downtown, this cafe offers premium coffee, tea, veggie cuisine, wi-fi, entertainment, and more! The breakfast menu consisting of breakfast burritos, egg scrambles, breakfast sandwiches and granola w/ […]
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Wonder How HashtagWV Remains Free?

WONDER HOW HASHTAG LEWISBURG CITY PAPER REMAINS FREE?- Wondering how Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper gets published and distributed FREE every month in-print and online? Do we have wealthy parents or did one of us seduce a millionaire? No. Are we financed by bank loans or grant money? Nope, not that either. Until we hit it BIG in the lotto, every issue of HASHTAGWV comes […]