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Youngsters Dress to Impress for Fun at The Royal Snowflake Ball

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Young people throughout the Ohio Valley and their families are invited to come celebrate winter in style at the 2020 Royal Family Snowflake Ball. Presented by the St. C. Singers, the annual winter family dance will take place from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, in the St. ...

Moundsville Bluegrass Band Crandall Creek to Compete in Nashville

MOUNDSVILLE — Crandall Creek Band will compete in the 46th annual Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America Bluegrass Music Awards Show on Feb. 1 in Nashville, Tenn. Bell Buckle recording artist Crandall Creek is a high-energy bluegrass band based in Moundsville, W.Va. ...

Lunch With Books Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.

WHEELING — Marvin Jefferson portrays Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through Chautauqua (first-person historical characterization), followed by a question and answer session during the upcoming Lunch With Books program beginning at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Ohio County Public Library in ...

Pittsburgh Public Theater Presents ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

PITTSBURGH — In artistic director Marya Sea Kaminski’s first musical at Pittsburgh Public Theater, a legendary plant meets an irresistible pop score. Pittsburgh Public Theater starts 2020 with the musical comedy “Little Shop of Horrors,” with book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music ...

Community Auditions Schedled for ‘Death Of A Salesman’ at OUE

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Theater Department of Ohio University Eastern Campus announces open community auditions for its upcoming production of “Death of a Salesman” Wednesday, Jan. 22, and Thursday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. Written by American playwright Arthur Miller, “Death of a Salesman” ...

Burgettstown Amphitheater is Now S&T Bank Music Center

PITTSBURGH — The area’s largest outdoor concert venue has a new name, and with the change comes the promise of a bigger and better concert experience for live music enthusiasts from the Ohio Valley and the greater Pittsburgh area. Last weekend, Live Nation Pittsburgh announced its new ...

Program to Look Back at Frontier Legend Sam Brady

WHEELING — During the next Lunch With Books program presented by the Ohio County Public Library in Wheeling, Joe Roxby will discuss his new book about Sam Brady (1756-1795), one of the legendary Indian fighters of his day in the Wheeling area. The program will take place at noon on ...

‘The Birds’ Returns to the Big Screen at Towngate Theatre in Wheeling

WHEELING — Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 thriller “The Birds” is showing on the Towngate Theatre big screen for one night only Friday, Jan. 10. The film is part of Towngate’s popular Dinner and A Movie film series. “The Birds” centers on a small northern California coastal town that ...

Artworks Around Town: Studio Gallery To Feature Works By Artist Janet Wang

WHEELING — World traveler and noted artist Janet Wang will appear in the Studio Gallery at Artworks Around Town today, Friday, Jan. 3. A free public reception from 5:30-8 p.m. will open the show for the month of January. She will present pieces in all three of her favorite mediums, oil, ...

Mystery Theatre Unlimited Uncorks ‘Popguy the Sailor Man’

STEUBENVILLE — A unique way to celebrate New Year’s Eve is offered by Froehlich’s Classic Corner at 501 Washington St., Steubenville, as Mystery Theatre Unlimited brings to the restaurant its hilarious show “Popguy the Sailor Man.” The original musical-comedy murder mystery satire ...

Mansion Museum Is Decked for the Holidays

WHEELING — One of the most beloved holiday traditions returns to the Ohio Valley. Oglebay Institute’s Mansion Museum in Oglebay Park is now lavishly decorated for the holidays and open to the public for tours through Jan. 5. Each holiday season since 1973, the Mansion Museum, which was ...

Greta Gerwig’s ‘Little Women’ Is a New Classic

LOS ANGELES — There is a wild urgency to Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women” that hardly seems possible for a film based on a 150-year-old book. But such is the magic of combining Louisa May Alcott’s enduring story of those four sisters with Gerwig’s deliciously feisty, evocative and ...

Brooke Hills Playhouse Announces 2020 Season and Holiday Pre-Season Pass

The Brooke Hills Playhouse is offering pre-season passes for the Playhouse’s 49th season in time for the holiday season. According to Julia Barnhart of Wellsburg, president of the Playhouse’s parent organization, the Brooke County Arts Council, the pre-season passes will cover all five ...

Yinzer Yuletide At O’Reilly Theater in Pittsburgh

Yinzer Yuletide, Pittsburgh Public Theater’s brand-new holiday entertainment experience at Downtown’s O’Reilly Theater, began Dec. 12 with festivities in the theater’s large front windows, which will glow with decorations inspired by department store displays of yesteryear Creating ...

Calendar of Events

Music Dec. 20 — Bridge & Tunnel Collective Christmas show, Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre, 2118 Market St., Wheeling, 8 p.m. Dec. 20 - April’s Fool, acoustic evening, 19th Hole, 780 National Road, Wheeling, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 21 - MSM band, Billy’s Brickyard, 4720 ...

‘Rise of Skywalker’ Is a Sour End to a Grand Saga

By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer Not much has caused a disturbance in the “Star Wars” galaxy quite like Rian Johnson’s “The Last Jedi,” an erratic but electric movie that, regardless of how you felt about it, was something worth arguing about. The same can’t be said for J. J. ...

Forget CGI — Dench Is the Special Effect in ‘Cats’

There’s apparently enough groundbreaking technology used in “Cats” for NASA to send a rocket to unexplored parts of the universe — perhaps to a far-off planet where cats sing, dance on two legs, and recite T.S. Eliot poetry in half-Cockney accents. But let’s forget the ...

A Very Bridge + Tunnel Christmas: A Rocking Holiday Concert at Towngate

WHEELING — Members of The Bridge + Tunnel Collective and some very special guests continue their annual holiday revue benefiting Wheeling-area neighbors who are especially vulnerable and in need at this time of year. The third annual “A Very Bridge + Tunnel Christmas” takes place at 8 ...