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‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ Brings Big Laughs to Stage in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces The Play That Goes Wrong, the hilarious Tony Award-winning hit Broadway comedy, will make its Pittsburgh debut and launch its Broadway National Tour Tuesday through Saturday, Sept. 18-23, at the Benedum Center . This tour is part of the ...

Wheeling Film Society Hosts Screening, Lunch With Books Conversation

WHEELING — The Wheeling Film Society will host a free screening of Howard Hawk’s 1938 classic “Bringing Up Baby” at 7:30 p.m. today at Towngate Theatre, 2118 Market St. in Wheeling. During the Golden Age of Hollywood Cinema (1930-1960), “Rom-Coms” were not yet a thing. What ...

Brooke Hills Playhouse Opens ‘Farce of Habit’ This Weekend

WELLSBURG — As the Brooke Hills Playhouse prepares to open the final production of their 47th summer season this Friday, director Diana Mendel of Wellsburg is reporting two cast changes for “Farce of Habit,” Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten’s sequel to last summer’s ...

Mountaineer Brewfest on Tap at Heritage Port in Wheeling

WHEELING — The 2018 Mountaineer Brewfest Committee is pleased to announce that the title sponsor for the fifth annual Mountaineer Brewfest will again be Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack. This year’s festival is Saturday and will be held at the Heritage Port in Wheeling. Brewfest ...

Kentucky-Based Band The Woodsheep to Perform in Barnesville

Skyflight Productions presents an evening with The Woodsheep on Thursday at The Albert S. George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville. The sound from the mountains of Appalachia has long been swelling at its banks, on the verge of spilling over the confines of folk and ...

W.Va. Flying Corps examined at Lunch With Books Tuesday in Wheeling

“Summit of Glory — The West Virginia Flying Corps” will be the program for the next Lunch With Books at noon on Tuesday at the Ohio County Public Library. As the United States entered World War I, a young West Virginian founded a flying corps to train young men for aerial combat. A ...

Artworks Third Friday brings electronic dance party tonight

The Bridge and Tunnel Collective in collaboration with Artworks Around Town announce two acts scheduled to entertain at Third Friday tonight. Sean Decker of the Collective is pleased to welcome Love and Data and Weird Lightning, and promises “an electronic dance party that’ll overload ...

Zane Run to Perform Saturday

WHEELING — Zane Run will return to Generations’ stage Saturday night with their re-energized show. With their mix of modern country, ’90s hits, a few rock surprises, as well as songs from their 2016 debut album, Zane Run’s show has something for everyone. Zane Run has performed ...

Shark Thriller ‘The Meg’ Goes Deep, Stays Shallow

By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer We’re going to need a bigger boat for all these shark movies. On the tail of “The Shallows,” “47 Meters Down,” “Dark Tide” and, of course, the seminal “Sharknado,” comes “The Meg,” the latest in a growing school of shark movies, all of ...

ArtsLink Series Will Host Steel Drummer

ArtsLink’s Coffeehouse Series will partner with “Bands on Broad” in Middlebourne on Thursday for a concert by steel drummer Dan Meunier. The free concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the town gazebo, located at the corner of Main and Broad streets. Food will be available for purchase, ...

Fundraiser, Music Fest Set to Take Place on Sunday

McMECHEN — Ohio Valley Peace announces a WEJP Peacenik fundraiser – a picnic and music festival fundraiser for their new non-profit low power community radio station, WEJP 107.1 FM. Time is 2-8 p.m. Music begins at 3 p.m. All ages are welcome. The WEJP Picnic and Music Festival features ...

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 ...