Out & About

President Grant Performance At Moundsville Public Library

President Ulysses S. Grant will visit the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library at 6 p.m. Monday through the powerful performance of living history impressionist Ken Serfass. A professional reenactor and educator from Gettysburg, Pa., Serfass will bring the great Union general and 18th ...

EmiSunshine to Brighten Day

Young Up-and-Comer Brings Old-time Music to Barnesville Skyflight Productions presents an evening with EmiSunshine and The Rain on Wednesday at The Albert S. George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville. The 14-year-old, East Tennessee prodigy has captured the nation’s ...

Wheeling Heritage Port Gets a Case of the Blues

Taste of the Blues kicks off the 18th annual Heritage Music BlesFest at noon today, with the gates officially opening at 4 p.m. for three days of award-winning blues music. Hear the likes of Delbert McClinton and Rick Estrin & the Nightcats on Friday; Southern Avenue, Southern ...

‘The Widow’s Tale’ at Towngate

WHEELING — Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre will stage “The Widow’s Tale” by Wheeling playwright Paul Orr at 8 p.m.today and Saturday. The performance is part of Towngate’s mission to present new and/or original works by local playwrights. The play follows Carol, a widow in ...

‘Christopher Robin’: Somber but Sweet Tale

Oh, bother. The misfortune of “Christopher Robin” is not only that it comes a year after “Goodbye Christopher Robin,” an earnest if sentimental tale about Winnie-the-Pooh author A.A. Milne and his son, Christopher Robin Milne, but that it arrives a few months after the screwball ...

BluesFest: Strong From Beginning to End

WHEELING — Several years ago, Robert Lockwood Jr. (who happened to be blues master Robert Johnson’s stepson) was up in arms about being the Heritage Music BluesFest opening act. “Why are you doing that … I am a headliner!” But, BluesFest producer Bruce Wheeler responded, ...

Comedy Night Coming To Morristown Saturday

MORRISTOWN — Chapz Bar & Grill on National Road in Morristown will play host to its first ever Comedy Night this weekend, welcoming a duo of veteran touring comedians for a night of laughs, food and drink on Saturday. Tickets and reservations are available in advance at Chapz, and ...

The Trongone Band to Perform Wednesday in Barnesville

Skyflight Productions presents an evening with The Trongone Band on Wednesday at The Albert S. George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville. Hailing from Richmond, Va., The Trongone Band is touring in support of their 2017 debut album, “Keys to the House,” released on ...

McKinnon Channels Her Inner Sleuth in Uneven ‘Spy’

By JOCELYN NOVECK AP National Writer From the get-go, “The Spy Who Dumped Me,” a Kate McKinnon-Mila Kunis buddy spy comedy, has two things going for it. First, female spies are clearly in vogue, if you’ve been reading the news — or if you prefer your spies to be fictional, may we ...

YA Hodgepodge ‘The Darkest Minds’ Whiffs on Presenting a Story

(AP) - Kids under the age of 18 are being persecuted by adults for their special powers in “The Darkest Minds ,” an adaptation of book one of Alexandra Bracken’s young adult trilogy that’s about five years and 15 movie dystopias too late to feel the least bit fresh or interesting. And ...

‘50s Show Coming To Victoria Jamboree

The Victoria Jamboree, located at 1228 Market St., will have an all ’50s show at 7 p.m. today. Beside the Friendly City Band, guests will be Yodeling Dick, Mary Lowers, Joylene Riggle, Diane Parsons, Russ Buchanan and Earl Brown.

‘Charlotte’s Web’ Was Chosen Because ‘It Is a Classic’

When the Brooke County Arts Council chose “Charlotte’s Web” as this season’s play for younger actors and audiences at the Brooke Hills Playhouse, Arts Council president Julia Barnhart of Wellsburg said a major .reason for the choice was that “It is a classic.” The play, adapted by ...

Vince Villanova Big Band To Play Chester City Park

The Chester City Park Summer Concert Series will kick off on Tuesday with a performance by The Vince Villanova Big Band, under the musical direction of Lou Casini, on the stage of the Davis Brothers’ Pharmacy Pavilion. The concert will take place from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and is being ...

Kara Grainger at BluesDays At River City on Thursday in Wheeling

Folky-blues, singer-songwriter Kara Grainger will perform at BluesDay at River City at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Grainger is touring to promote her latest album, “Living With Your Ghost.” “I was not aware of her until an agent pitched her to me. I went online and checked out her material ...

Young Performers Front and Center at Celebrate Youth Festival

On Thursday, Wheeling Park will host Youth Services System’s 11th Celebrate Youth festival. This free public event showcases local youth talent. Young performers will take the stage at the Skating Rink to entertain those attending. This year’s performers include Gabrielle Marshall, ...

Mensore to mark 79th birthday at ArtsLink’s Coffeehouse

John J. Mensore, a familiar face to valley residents, will once again take the stage at ArtsLink’s Coffeehouse Series concert on Thursday to celebrate his 79th birthday. ArtsLink’s Coffeehouse Series is sponsored by Wetzel County Convention & Visitors Bureau. This free concert will ...

Local Students to Bring ‘Peter and Wendy’ to Life in New Martinsville

When Captain Hook sends his right-hand man, Smee, on a quest to capture Peter Pan, it’s seemingly business as usual … at first. Little does Hook realize what fantastic adventures await him and his pirate posse in their search for the elusive Peter Pan. Join ArtsLink and the Missoula ...