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‘Anne of Green Gables’ At John Marshall

A cast from John Marshall High School's Monarch Company will bring to life L.M. Montgomery's classic novel, "Anne of Green Gables," today through Sunday, Nov. 16.The story is set in motion when middle-age siblings Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert decide to adopt a boy from the orphanage to help run ...

Wheeling Jesuit to Perform ‘The House of Blue Leaves’

Students at Wheeling Jesuit University will present "The House of Blue Leaves," a comedy about the lengths to which people will go to find their 15 minutes of fame.The production will take center stage at 8 p.m., Nov. 20-22 and at 2 p.m., Nov. 23 inside WJU's Troy Theater, located inside Swint ...

WLU Opens Theater Season

West Liberty University opened its 2014-15 season with a play that re-examines the plight and fate of the New Testament's most infamous and unexplained sinner, Judas Iscariot."The Last Days of Judas Iscariot" opened Thursday, and continues at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and Nov. 20-22 in Kelly ...

OUE to Present ‘The Miss Firecracker Contest’

The Theater Department of Ohio University Eastern will present Beth Henley's hilarious comedy "The Miss Firecracker Contest," at 8 p.m. today, Saturday, Nov. 15, Friday, Nov. 21, and Saturday, Nov. 22, and at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20.First produced in 1984 with Holly Hunter in the lead role, ...

OC Library to Host Festival of Books

The Ohio County Public Library will host the inaugural Upper Ohio Valley Book Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8.Five award-winning authors will speak at this free event. Authors will then lead workshops for those interested in writing and publishing in the areas of graphic novels, ...

‘Into the Woods’ Opens Tonight

The Hope Players will present the Tony Award-winning Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical, "Into the Woods," at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, Nov. 8, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9 at Harrison East Elementary School in Hopedale."Into the Woods" follows a number of fairy tale characters as they ...

Spanish, American Music at Masterworks

It will be a night of Spanish and American music when Andre Raphel conducts the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra's Masterworks II concert at 8 p.m. tonight at the Capitol Theatre in Wheeling."The Masterworks II program focuses on Spanish and American works. It's music that represents important ...

Woody Allen Film at Towngate Cinema

Woody Allen's latest film "Magic in the Moonlight," starring Colin Firth, Emma Stone and Marcia Gay Harden, will be shown this weekend at Oglebay Institute's Towngate Theatre and Cinema.Set in the 1920s on the opulent Riviera in the south of France, "Magic in the Moonlight" is a romantic comedy ...

Culinary Event Focuses on a Taste of Spain

Gather your foodie friends and take a journey with Chef Mark Glass through the culinary delights of Spain from Andalusia, the southern most region of Spain, to Galicia in the northwest corner.This culinary journey takes place at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14 at the Stifel Fine Arts Center as ...

Bethany College Theatre Tackles Tough Issues

Gift grades for athletes, painkiller abuse and denial of injuries. These might sound like recent headlines from the sports media, but Bethany College Theatre's upcoming production of Bill C. Davis' 1985 play, "Dancing in the End Zone" tackles all these issues and more."Dancing in the End Zone" ...

Artist to Make Presentation, Show Artwork at OUE

North Carolina artist, Skip Rohde, will be exhibiting his artwork at the Ohio University Eastern Art Gallery through Nov. 20. The exhibit, "Faces of Afghanistan," will showcase his talents in drawing and painting. Rohde will be featured as a guest lecturer at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov, 19 as part ...

WHAT’S GOING ON

Holy Grounds Looking for Open Mic PerformersHoly Grounds Cafe is looking for local musicians to perform at Open Mic Night on Thursday, Nov. 13.The coffeehouse is open from 7-9:30 p.m.Lisa Buckingham, who runs Holy Grounds as part of her job at Grace Church, encourages local musicians to show ...

WLU Percussion Ensemble to Present Concert

The West Liberty University Percussion Ensemble will present its fall concert, "Through the Kaleidoscope," at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13 in College Hall.Presented by the Department of Music and Theatre, the concert is free and open to the public. "The students will perform a terrific program ...

‘The Pledge’ To Be Shown at Fundraiser

Helping Heroes: A Center for Veteran Resources, will be holding a fundraiser at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 11 at The Strand Theater in Moundsville.With the cooperation of the team behind the locally made and nationally recognized movie, "The Pledge" (formerly known as "Doughboy"), will be shown on the big ...

Spanish, American Music on WSO Masterworks II Program

When composer Roberto Sierra hears the Wheeling Symphony perform his "Fandangos" next week, he will be listening more as an audience member than as a composer.During a three-day residency with the orchestra, Sierra will work with university students and meet members of the community. The ...

Wine Tasting At Stifel Center

Oglebay Institute continues its 2014-15 Art of Wine season at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7 at the Stifel Fine Arts Center.The evening will feature five wines from the Constellation Brands portfolio. Constellation is a leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits with ...

 Anathan Theatre’s Fall Comedy a Bureaucratic, Political Parody

Franciscan University's Anathan Theatre will present as its fall production, "The Memo," a parody of bureaucracy full of ridiculous characters, political satire, and funny situations. Written by Vaclav Havel, "The Memorandum" takes a satiric look at the absurdity of bureaucracy and the ways in ...

‘Into the Woods’ Cast Announced

The Hope Players have announced the cast and crew for the production of the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical, "Into the Woods," to be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7 and Saturday, Nov. 8, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9 at Harrison East Elementary School in Hopedale."Into the Woods" ...

Local Bands to Perform at Wheeling SleepOut

At the Wheeling SleepOut, while participants are crafting cardboard creations, they will be entertained by local musicians the?Sarah Hays Band, Hit Play and the Muddle.The Wheeling SleepOut will take place Nov. 7-8 at the I-470 Ballfields in the J.B. Chambers Sports Complex.The event raises ...

Poet at Lunch With Books

Bonnie Thurston will be at Lunch With Books at noon Tuesday, Nov. 4, at the Ohio County Public Library to read from her new book of poetry, "A Place to Pay Attention."Thurston believes "place shapes person." Her book of poetry, "The Heart's Lands," dealt with New Mexico and England. "Belonging ...