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Artworks Around Town July Gallery Shows Underway

WHEELING — This month, Artworks Around Town is showcasing creations members made during the recent quarantine because of COVID-19. Betsy Cox, curator of the Studio Gallery, will hang a variety of works, some inspired by the virus and its effects on the artist and some done just because ...

‘Antebellum’ Brings Racial Justice Call to Reopened Theaters

NEW YORK (AP) — Back in March, filmmakers Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz gathered their artist friends and a few journalists at Manhattan’s members-only social club, Soho House, for a screening of their first feature-length project, “Antebellum.” They wanted a constructively ...

The Dixie Chicks Officially Change Their Name to The Chicks

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning country group The Dixie Chicks have dropped the word Dixie from their name, now going by The Chicks. The band’s social media accounts and website were changed on Thursday to the refer to the new name for the band, which is made up of Martie Maguire, ...

New HBO Series Looks at Lives Disrupted by a Serial Killer

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s said that documentary filmmaking is all about being in the right place at the right time. If so, director Liz Garbus has been doubly lucky with her latest project. Two years ago, she and her team started filming their series on the hunt for the still-unknown Golden ...

2 Brothers Change Minds, Will Cooperate in 2019 Smollett Case

CHICAGO (AP) — Two brothers who admitted helping actor Jussie Smollett stage a racist and homophobic attack in Chicago last year are again willing to help in the case after initially saying they were done cooperating with prosecutors, their attorney said Thursday. In yet another strange ...

Oglebay, Wheeling Parks to Host Father’s Day Weekend Activities

WHEELING — Oglebay Park has a jam-packed weekend of events planned in celebration of Father’s Day. At 6 p.m. today, Oglebay’s golf pro will be offering free golf tips at the Par 3 Driving Range. Also at 6 p.m., there will be Friday Night Restore Yoga at the Wilson Lodge Movement ...

17th Annual Wheeling Heritage Port Car Show Scheduled for July 5

WHEELING — The 17th annual Wheeling Heritage Port Car Show will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 5, at the city’s Heritage Port, 12th and Water streets. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, all attendees and participants will be encouraged to wear masks, social distance and ...

Brooke Hills Playhouse Is Adjusting Plans for 49th Season Amid COVID-19

WELLSBURG — The Brooke Hills Playhouse is adjusting the plans for its 49th season in light of the limitations imposed by the COVID-19 virus. According to Julia Barnhart of Wellsburg, president of the Playhouse’s parent organization, the Brooke County Arts Council, that group’s board of ...

Crosscurrents Art Exhibit Now Open at Stifel Fine Arts Center

WHEELING — Oglebay Institute’s annual Crosscurrents exhibition will take place again this year at its Stifel Fine Arts Center. While no opening night reception will be held because of the COVID-19 crisis, the gallery will be open and the public can view the artwork in person. Crosscurrents ...

Around the World And Through Time

WHEELING — For Summer Reading 2020, the Ohio County Public Library in Wheeling will offer a new People’s University Livestream series to be broadcast simultaneously on YouTube, Facebook, and the library’s website. The series will occur live online on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. from ...

The Festival is Virtual, But the Art is Real!

PITTSBURGH — Now in its 61st year in 2020, the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, announces the festival will be presented for the first time in its history as an all-digital festival. This year’s Festival grounds will take place on the ...

The Gallery is Open For Artworks Around Town

WHEELING — Fresh, vibrant work done by students of St. John Central Academy will be on display through July 2020 in the student gallery of Artworks Around Town in Wheeling’s historic Centre Market. The black and white photographs of artists Larry Travis, Giullio Cappelletti and Len ...

The Muddle is Back With Live Music on Saturday

CAMBRIDGE — On Saturday, May 30, The Muddle will perform live from 6-9 p.m. at Georgetown Vineyards in Cambridge. The public is invited to come out and enjoy an evening of live music.

Grand Ole Opry Salutes the Troops, Essential Workers During Special Show

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The show that made country music famous saluted the United States Military with its annual pre-Memorial Day Salute the Troops Opry performance last weekend featuring Opry member and Army veteran Craig Morgan, Steven Curtis Chapman and Kellie Pickler. This year the Opry also ...

Kickoff of Wheeling’s Summer Events Postponed Until August

WHEELING — In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the kickoff of Wheeling’s summer events has been postponed until August. This includes Waterfront Wednesdays, Toe Tappin’ Tuesdays, Toe Tappin’ Tuesday’s, Too and Movie Nights. City Manager Robert Herron said while it was a difficult ...

Library Publishes Its First Issue Of Upper Ohio Valley Historical Review

WHEELING — Founded by the Wheeling Area Historical Society in 1968, the Upper Ohio Valley Historical Review is the only publication of its kind in the northern panhandle of West Virginia. Dedicated solely to local history topics, it has become a treasured publication and valuable tool for ...

Artworks’ Gallery Hop Reception Tonight

WHEELING — If the ice and snow prevented anyone from attending the February Gallery Hop and opening of “Departure From Reality,” you are in luck. This is a two-month show and will continue through the month of March. The photographers will be present at the Gallery Hop on Friday, March ...

Program Looks Back At Women Aviation Pioneers

WHEELING — The next Lunch With Books program at noon Tuesday, March 10, at the Ohio County Public Library in downtown Wheeling will focus on “Breaking Through The Clouds: The First Women’s National Air Derby.” Executive Producer Heather Taylor will discuss her documentary about the ...

Music of 1960s and ’70s Celebrated At Undo’s Elm Grove Saturday Night

WHEELING — Undo’s Elm Grove will present an evening of nostalgic live music from the 1960s and ’70s from 8-11 p.m. Saturday, March 7, with the specialty band Vinyl Soul and featuring a ’60s and ’70s costume contest with prizes. “This will be a special night at Undo’s Elm ...