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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 ...

Annual Wine Festival Comes to Seven Springs This Weekend

SEVEN SPRINGS, Pa. — Seven Springs Mountain Resort presents the 27th Annual Wine Festival this weekend, Friday through Sunday, Aug. 23-25. Showcasing wineries from across Pennsylvania, the Seven Springs Wine Festival offers festival-goers an unforgettable wine sampling experience in the ...

Summer Coffeehouse Series Concludes With Shortline Junction

NEW MARTINSVILLE — Local bluegrass band Shortline Junction wraps up the 2019 ArtsLink Summer Coffeehouse Series. The free show will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, on the lawn of the Francis Creative Arts Center at the corner of Maple Avenue and Washington Street in New Martinsville. ...

Iron Maiden Still Packs the House … and Packs a Punch

PITTSBURGH — If someone 30 years ago would have predicted the hottest ticket in Pittsburgh in the summer of 2019 would be for an Iron Maiden concert, they probably would have been called crazy. But last Saturday, the hottest ticket in town was for the veteran British heavy metal band’s ...

Entertainment Is on Tap At Mountaineer Brewfest

WHEELING — The Mountaineer Brewfest, presented by Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack, announced the entertainment lineup for the 2019 festival to be held Saturday Aug. 17, at the Heritage Port in Wheeling. On the VIP stage from 3-4:10 p.m. will be The Cherry Trio, a folk/blues band ...

Band Ezra & The Relativs to Drop 1st Full-Length Album Tonight in Wheeling

WHEELING — The Ohio Valley’s own organic soul/r&b/pop group ezra & the reletivs, led by Ezra John Hamilton, are set to host the release party for their first full-length album “Guayaba” today, Friday, Aug. 16, at The Capitol Theatre Ballroom in Wheeling. Band members include ...

Singer Wilson-Toliver To Perform in Concert

WHEELING — Bass-baritone Miles Wilson-Toliver is featured in the anniversary music series of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 1410 Chapline St., with a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday. A free-will donation is accepted at the door. St. Matthew’s is accessible to wheelchairs from its 15th ...

Brewing History Is on Tap At 2nd Annual ‘Pier-Pint’ Event

WHEELING — History and hops will take center stage at the Francis Pier-Pint Historic Brew-Off: Prohibition Edition. The event, which takes guests back to prohibition-era Wheeling, is part beer tasting, part trivia, part interactive history. The Brew-Off takes place today, Friday, Aug. 16, ...

Ananga Martin Band Album Release Party Hits Saturday

WHEELING — Live music returns to Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre this weekend when the Ananga Martin Band performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. Adrian Niles, Matt Smith, Chad Burrall, Michael Iafrate and John Whorton join Martin onstage and the group will perform songs from ...

ArtsLink Summer Coffeehouse Series Presents Ryan Ritchea on Thursday

NEW MARTINSVILLE — Singer songwriter Ryan Ritchea, originally from New Martinsville, continues the 2019 ArtsLink Summer Coffeehouse Series. The free show will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, on the lawn of the Francis Creative Arts Center at the corner of Maple Avenue and ...

WLU Steel Drum, African Drum/Dance Ensemble to Perform

MIDDLEBOURNE — ArtsLink’s Coffeehouse Series will partner with “Bands on Broad” in Middlebourne on Thursday, Aug. 15, for a concert by West Liberty University Steel Drum Band and African Drum/Dance Ensemble. The free concert will begin at 6 p.m. near the town gazebo, located at the ...

After-Hours Film ‘A Walk On the Moon’ to Show at Library

MOUNDSVILLE — The Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library will offer a special after-hours film presentation of “A Walk On the Moon” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15. Regular library operations will close at 6 p.m. but anyone interested in viewing the movie in the library’s lower ...