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BluesFest Kicks Off Today

Take advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see blues icon Taj Mahal on stage with the Keb’ Mo’ Band at Heritage Music BluesFest at Wheeling’s Heritage Port. TajMo takes the stage at 9:30 p.m. today at Wheeling’s Heritage Port. The 2017 edition of Heritage Music BluesFest kicks ...

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Two nights of entertainment at Holy Grounds Cafe

 Holy Grounds Cafe will open its doors twice this month — on Saturday, Aug. 12, and on Thursday, Aug. 17. Doors open at 7 p.m. on both nights and the events will run until about 9:30 p.m.  On Aug. 12, Holy Grounds Cafe is sponsoring an evening of live gospel music by hosting two musical ...

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Entertainment Briefs

Youth orchestra to hold auditions The Wheeling Symphony Youth Orchestra will hold auditions for those interested in joining the Philharmonic group, which is made up of mostly high school and college students.  Auditions will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 21, in the Wheeling Park High ...

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Jon Stickley Trio in Barnesville

Skyflight Productions will present an evening with Jon Stickley Trio on Thursday Aug. 17, at the Albert S. George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m., and the show will begin at 8 p.m. On the tail of their critically acclaimed 2015 album, ...

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Brooke Hills announces cast for ‘Farce of Nature’

 The Brooke Hills Playhouse has announced the cast for the closing comedy of their 46th summer season, “Farce of Nature” by Jessica Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, which will run Aug. 18-20 and 25-27. Reservations are available by calling or texting the Playhouse at ...

Lebanese Fest expands to two days

Building on the success of its long-standing Mahrajan, Our Lady of Lebanon Church in Wheeling is expanding its 84th annual heritage celebration into a two-day Lebanese Fest on Saturday, Aug, 12 and Sunday, Aug, 13. The Lebanese Fest will open this year with a Maronite Catholic Liturgy at the ...

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Quaker Steak offers wings, ribs and more in unique atmosphere

By SCOTT McCLOSKEY For Ticket Known for their delicious wings, ribs and burgers — Quaker Steak & Lube at The Highlands in Ohio County features a large variety of menu items that keeps cutomers returning for more. “We have definitely been known for our wings. We have been voted as ...

Les Claypool of Primus performs before a sold-out crowd Sunday night at Stage AE in Pittsburgh.

Primus, Clutch Deliver a Titanic Double-Bill at Stage AE

PITTSBURGH — A hard rock torch was reignited Sunday night at Stage AE in Pittsburgh, where Primus and Clutch delivered a one-two punch that proved why only a fistful of bands can remain not only relevant but also at the top of their game after more than 25 years on the road. Billed as a ...

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Artworks Around Town Exhibit Showcases Work of Teachers

“We’ll Show Them, Those that Teach, CAN,” or “the teachers’ show” opens tonight during First Friday at Artworks Around Town. Teachers often are portrayed unfairly as being unable to succeed in their chosen subject, said Judy Minder, who started this show a decade ago. “There ...

The cast of “Godspell” performs “All Good Gifts” as they rehearse for their upcoming production. Pictured in front is Woody Pond as Jesus. Kneeling front from left are: Joana Tsuhlares, Megan Chacalos, Veda Wheeler, Ben Ashmore and Stephanie Ebarb; back, Josie Jarrett, Lexie Kosanovic, Maguire Glass, Ryan Bartsch, Betsy Brossman and David Gaudio. Performances are at 7 p.m. today and Saturday, Aug. 5, at Towngate Theatre. Tickets can be purchased at www.oionline com, by calling 304-242-7700 or at the door, if available. Towngate Theatre is located at 2118 Market St. in Centre Wheeling.

Mt. Wood Castle Overlook topic of Tuesday’s Lunch With Books

The Mt. Wood Castle Overlook, located across the street from the Mt. Wood Cemetery in North Park, has long been the subject of a mystery well-loved by many Wheeling natives. The overlook will be the topic of Lunch With Books at noon Tuesday, Aug. 8, at the Ohio County Public ...

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Brooke Hills Offers Bonus Puppet Play

 After each performance of the Brooke Hills Playhouse production of “Txt U Later” ends, and after a quick change of scenery, audiences will be treated to a free puppet show written by the cast members and director Julia Barnhart of Wellsburg. The show concludes its run at 8 p.m. today ...

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Fabio’s Pizza manager Candy Basil, right, and Haleigh Hannas wait on customers at the restaurant’s front counter.

Fabio’s Pizza Satisfying Customers for Nearly 25 Years

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Offering a variety of Sicilian, Napolitana and Chicago styles of pizza, calzones, stombolis, salads, pasta and a variety of sandwiches, Fabio’s Pizza has stood the test of time for 25 years. Owner Tom Cracolici says it’s the customer loyalty for the past 25 years that ...

Rehearsals Continue for ‘Seussical Jr.’; Cast of 40 Ready to Perform

Rehearsals continue for ArtsLink’s presentation of Academy of Dance and Theatre Arts and the Wayward Players’ production of “Seussical Jr.” “With a cast of over 40 local kids, this will be one hilariously entertaining show,” said ArtsLink president Miranda ...

‘Toast of the Vineyard’ Tonight

Harmony House, Children’s Advocacy Center, is holding its biggest fundraiser of the year from 7-10:30 p.m. today at River City Restaurant in Wheeling. The theme of the 13th annual Toast of the Vineyard will be “A Midsummer Masquerade.” Nineteen wines from eight regions will be featured ...

The cast of “Godspell” performs “Light of the World” as they rehearse for their upcoming       production. Front, are Woody Pond and  Veda Wheeler. Second row, from left: Betsy Brossman, Joana Tsuhlares, Stephanie Ebarb. Third row: Megan Chacalos, Ben Ashmore, Josie Jarrett. Back row: David Gaudio, Maguire Glass, Lexie Kosanovic and Ryan Bartsch

Parcel Players To Present ‘Godspell’

Oglebay Institute’s Parcel Players continue its 2017 season with the musical “Godspell,” one of the biggest off-Broadway and Broadway successes of all time. This immensely popular rock opera needs little introduction, but when it was first produced in 1971 it broke new ground in its ...

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Variety of Gyros on Menu At Jimmy Gyro at Roger’s Hotel

WHEELING — The Jimmy Stewart Steak Gyro, Jimmy “The Greek” Traditional Greek Gyro and the Jimmy Cagney Chicken Gyro are just a few of the menu items offered at the newly opened Jimmy Gyro diner located on the ground floor of the former Roger’s Hotel Building on 14th Street. In addition ...

Ally Sarras, left, and Brynna Jackson rehearse for the Brooke Hills Playhouse production of “Txt U Later.”

‘Txt U Later’ Opens At Brooke Hills Today

When the Brooke Hills Playhouse production of “Txt U Later,” a comedy for younger actors and audiences opens this weekend, audiences will see a young cast the play’s director describes as “intelligent, funny and very enjoyable.” The comedy runs at 8 p.m. today, Saturday and next ...

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Bednarsky At Grange Hall

Skyflight Productions presents an evening with Matt Bednarsky on Sunday, July 30, at The Grange Hall in Barnesville. People try to box others in. Genres and artist comparisons are how the public tries to make sense of a musician. You can’t really do that with Matt Bednarsky. Born to a ...

Pavlov Polka Pals in Barnesville

The final program of the 34th season of SHOWCASE 2017 in Barnesville is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, featuring Pavlov Polka Pals, at the Community Arts Place. The Cambridge duo, guitarist Dick Pavlov and accordionist Werner Ziemann, will present a polka and variety music program mixing ...

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Poet at Lunch With Books Poet Diane Gilliam Fisher will be featured at the Aug. 1 Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library. Fisher grew up in Columbus, the daughter of parents who were part of the post-war Appalachian outmigration, from Mingo County in West Virginia and ...