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Excitement Building for 2021 Blame My Roots Fest

WHEELING — It’s early spring, but excitement is already building for the 2021 installment of the Blame My Roots Country Music Festival in Belmont, which promises to deliver the local tradition of live, top-notch country music during the third weekend in July. Blame My Roots made its ...

Musical Trio Returns To Lunch With Books

WHEELING — The Ohio County Public Library’s next Lunch With Books live stream program will feature the return of the Zaffiro Trio. The program will take place virtually online starting at noon on Tuesday, April 20. A pleasant afternoon performance of classical music will be provided by ...

Towngate Theatre Set to Show ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’

WHEELING — Towngate Theatre will show romantic drama’ The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ (1939) tonight, Friday, April 16. The film begins at 7:30pm. Starring Charles Laughton and Maureen O’Hara, this lavish film is based on Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel and is widely considered as the ...

Live Music Roundup

Blue Moon Tavern Hosts The Muddle BARNESVILLE — The Muddle will perform at the Blue Moon Tavern in Barnesville from 9 p.m. to midnight today, Friday, April 16. Daniel Welsh Performs at Knotty Pines WHEELING — Daniel Welsh will perform at Knotty Pines in Elm Grove from 8-11 p.m. on ...

Two Comedians, Two Nights, Two Venues!

Big laughs invade the Ohio Valley this weekend with a double shot of comedy on two different nights. Both nights will deliver Kevin Downey Jr. (no relation to Robert) who made a splash on “America’s Got Talent,” as the headliner, and Eric Potts as the feature. Tonight, Friday, April 16, ...

Brooke Hills Playhouse to Celebrate 50th Season

WELLSBURG — Brooke Hills Playhouse announceD its 50th season with the underlying theme of celebration to be included throughout the coming months. According to Brooke County Arts Council President Julia Barnhart, the season’s shows focus on laughter, which always ensures a good time for ...

Short Film Festival To Hit Paden City Tonight

PADEN CITY — A sleepy little town along the Ohio River in Tyler County will play host to the Inaugural Ohio River Valley Short Film Festival today, Friday, April 9. The brainchild of award winning film and television writer/cartoonist Dave Shelton (“Everybody Loves Raymond,” “National ...

West Virginia 6th Cavalry In The Civil War Is Examined

WHEELING — The Ohio County Public Library in downtown Wheeling will explore the West Virginia 6th Calvary in the Civil War during the next Lunch With Books live stream at noon on Tuesday, April 13. Participants will take a look at the new book “On the Plains in ’65: The 6th West ...

The Muddle Brings Live Music to the Ohio Valley

SMITHFIELD — The Muddle will perform live from 8-11 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, at LeChateu Pier’s Luna Bleu Lounge in Smithfield. On Friday, April 16, The Muddle will play from 9 p.m. to midnight at the Blue Moon Tavern in Barnesville.

The Victoria Jamboree Is Back!

After many months of being closed because of the pandemic, the Victoria Jamboree will have a Welcome Back Show beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 10. The public is invited to come out and enjoy a fun-filled evening with your favorite classic and contemporary love songs. Besides the Friendly ...

Review: Young Adult Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Voyagers’ Doesn’t Quite Take Off

The most surprising thing about “ Voyagers,” a sci-fi thriller about a group of young adults who have been tasked with travelling to and repopulating a new planet, is that it isn’t based on a Young Adult book series. Writer and director Neil Burger, who was also behind the ...

Artworks Leaps Into Spring With Return of Gallery Hop

WHEELING — Betsy Cox, exhibit creator at Artworks Around Town, was pleased to announce the Gallery will host its first Hop in more than a year on Friday, April 9. Ushering in this “new normal” chapter is the opening of a spectacular array of paintings presented by the Pittsburgh Pastel ...

Ernest Hemingway Featured at Next Lunch With Books

WHEELING — The Ohio County Public Library’s next Lunch With Books Live Stream event will welcome Dr. Verna Kale, who will explore the life and works of Ernest Hemingway. The event will take place at noon on Tuesday, April 6, virtually online. Hemingway is one of the most famous and yet ...

Washington’s Land Is Moundsville Library’s Next Book-Talk Topic

MOUNDSVILLE — Local author and educator Susan R. Jones will have a virtual presentation about her book “Washington’s Land and Round Bottom” for the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library starting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 7, on Zoom or Facebook. The book talk is free, and no ...

Deadline Looms for Entries to Stifel’s Crosscurrents Exhibit

WHEELING — The deadline is approaching for entries to this year’s Crosscurrents exhibit at Oglebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Arts Center. Applications are being taken for the annual multi-media exhibition, which will be on display at the Stifel Fine Arts Center from May 13-July ...

Ohio Valley Live Music Roundup

River City Set to Bring Downtown Alive Tonight WHEELING — River City, 1400 Main St., Wheeling, will have live music with The Muddle from 8-11 p.m. tonight, Friday, April 2. MSM to Play Tiger Pub Baseball Team Benefit SHADYSIDE — Matt’s Tiger Pub In Shadyside will be hosting a ...

Eckhart House Hosts Easter Tea

WHEELING — The Eckhart House, 810 Main St., Wheeling, will host an Easter Tea at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 3. The menu will include assorted tea sandwiches, scones served with sweet cream and jam, confections and gourmet tea selections. Reservations are required. Please call for ...

Next Level Teen Bible Crusade Promises Fun for All

BRIDGEPORT — The Next Level Teen Bible Crusade is a free event that is geared for those in grades 7-12. It is going to be a three-night event on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, March 29-31. Everything will take place at the Skyliner event hall in Bridgeport (also known as “The Fat ...

Music, Fun at Tiger Pub Benefits Shadyside High School Baseball Team

SHADYSIDE — Matt’s Tiger Pub In Shadyside will be hosting a baseball fundraiser for the Shadyside High School Baseball Team from 9 p.m. to midnight on Friday, April 2. The band MSM — or Miller, Smith and Mazure — will perform, and there is no cover charge, Matthew Coffland, owner of ...

Uniglobe, West Sports Bar Team Up for Opening Day

WHEELING — Opening day for the Pittsburgh Pirates is Thursday, April 1, as they play the Chicago Cubs in a 2:20 p.m. game at Wrigley Field. Although most local fans will not be traveling to Chicago for the game, Uniglobe Ohio Valley Travel wants fans to join them at The West Sports Bar to ...