Out & About

18th Annual Heritage Port Sternwheel Festival Hits Wheeling This Weekend

The three-day annual Heritage Port Sternwheel Festival offers something for the entire family, according to Festival Chairwoman Diane Jordan. In addition to viewing about a half dozen sternwheel vessels docked at the waterfront, visitors can expect to see live musical entertainment, food ...

Genre-Blending Sultans of String to Play Free Show Thursday

SISTERSVILLE — ArtsLink presents the Sultans of String, three-time JUNO (Canada’s Grammy) nominees and Billboard charting musicians who are set to raise the rafters with their globetrotting tunes at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at Tyler Consolidated High School. This free concert is ...

Ebert Brothers Bring ‘First Fall Show Of The Season’ Saturday

NEW MARTINSVILLE — The Ebert Brothers Family and Friends “First Fall Show of the Season” will be coming up on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Lincoln Theater in downtown New Martinsville. Show time is 7 p.m. This will be the beginning of the 53rd year of having shows at the Lincoln ...

‘Old Brown’ To Be Discussed On Tuesday

WHEELING — “Old Brown” will be discussed at the next Lunch With Books program at noon Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Ohio County Public Library in Wheeling. As we near the 160th anniversary of John Brown’s ill-fated, October 1859 raid, author Craig Paulenich will read from his collection, ...

Carolina Blue to Perform at Belmont County Fairgrounds Saturday

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Red-hot, nationally acclaimed bluegrass band Carolina Blue will perform at the Belmont County Fair on Saturday, Sept. 7, in St. Clairsville. Based in Brevard, N.C. and formed in 2007, Carolina Blue is hot on the trail of the legends of bluegrass, paving their own way to a ...

Songstress Rachel Baiman Takes the Stage in Barnesville

BARNESVILLE — Skyflight Productions presents an evening with Rachel Baiman today, Friday, Sept. 6, at The Albert S. George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville. Rachel Baiman’s 2017 label debut Shame was featured on NPR’s “Songs We Love”, called a “Rootsy ...

Artworks Around Town Doubles Down On Young Talent, Photographers in September

WHEELING — A double treat is in store for guests at Artworks Around Town during the month of September. A group of four student artists will present their work in the Studio Gallery and The Ohio Valley Photography Club will display their work in the student section of the North Gallery. ...

New Art Show at Summit Gallery in Weirton Features Industrial and Steampunk Art

WEIRTON — The Top of West Virginia Arts Council will present its new exhibit from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at Summit Art Gallery, 3393 Main St. The reception is open to the public and refreshments will be provided. Free parking is available in two lots along Purdy Lane, located behind ...

Author to Discuss ‘Five for Freedom’ at Lunch With Books in Wheeling

WHEELING — Author Eugene Meyer will discuss his book, “Five for Freedom: The African American Soldiers” in John Brown’s Army. On Oct. 16, 1859, John Brown and his band of raiders descended on Harpers Ferry, in an ill-fated attempt to incite a slave insurrection. The raiders were ...

Teen Band Battle to Rock Riverfront in Wheeling

WHEELING — School is back in session, and it’s time to kick off a great year. Ohio Valley People4Positivity invites area youth bands to compete in the Back2School Band Bash from 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at Wheeling Heritage Port. The event is free to attend and open to Ohio Valley ...

Pittsburgh Public Theater to Present ‘A Few Good Men’

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Public Theater begins its rousing 45th anniversary season with iconic writer Aaron Sorkin’s masterpiece, “A Few Good Men.” Directed by The Public’s Artistic Director, Marya Sea Kaminski, “A Few Good Men” runs Sept. 12 – Oct. 13 at the O’Reilly ...

Wheeling Symphony Orchestra to Kick Off 90th Season

Wheeling — Wheeling Symphony Orchestra announces its annual Labor Day program, Music Under the Stars, featuring guest artists, Hit Play and Nathan Strasser, and conducted by new music director, John Devlin. The program will feature music through the decades on Sunday, Sept. 1, at Anne ...

Vintage Raceboats Will Once Again Be the Highlight of Wheeling Regatta

WHEELING — Most motor-racing activities are not kid-friendly, but the annual Wheeling Vintage Raceboat Regatta, presented by WesBanco, is, and co-founder Debbie Joseph thinks that’s one reason the event has been so popular. Held at the Heritage Port in Wheeling, the regatta will be back ...

Broadway returns to the Capitol Theatre for big 2019-20 season

WHEELING — The Bordas & Bordas Broadway at The Capitol is bringing some of Broadway’s best and newest shows to the Capitol Theatre in Wheeling as part of its 2019-20 season. This year’s titles include Wheeling premieres, timeless classic tales, family favorites and more. Season ...

Forgotten history of Wheeling’s city government to be explored

WHEELING — The history of Wheeling’s city government will be explored at noon Tuesday, Sept. 2, at the weekly Lunch With Books program at the Ohio County Public Library in downtown Wheeling. A dual city council, a whipping post, a pillory and a ducking chair are some of the highlights ...

Teen Band Battle to Rock Riverfront On September 7

WHEELING — School is back in session, and it’s time to kick off a great year. Ohio Valley People4Positivity invites area youth bands to compete in the Back2School Band Bash from 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at Wheeling Heritage Port. The event is free to attend and open to Ohio Valley ...

Women in Labor History Is Theme Of Symposium on Saturday in Wheeling

WHEELING — The Wheeling Academy of Law and Science (WALS) Foundation, through its Reuther-Wheeling Library and Labor History Archive, in partnership with Wheeling Heritage, Cassidy, Cogan, Shapell, & Voegelin, LC, and the Ohio County Public Library, will offer the third Reuther-Pollack ...

Knotfest Roadshow Rolls Into Pittsburgh Area With New Slipknot Album at No. 1

BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. — Heavy metal band Slipknot rolled into the KeyBank Pavilion Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, with their new album “We Are Not Your Kind” riding in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. The U.S. band is once again hosting the 2019 Knotfest Roadshow North American ...

Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper to Play Oglebay

WHEELING — Award-winning fiddle player Michael Cleveland and his top-notch bluegrass band Flamekeeper will return to the Ohio Valley on Sunday, Aug. 25, for a free show at Oglebay’s Anne Kuchinka Amphitheater as part of Oglebay’s Summer Concert Series. Showtime for Michael Cleveland and ...