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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 ...

‘Feel the Love of Christmas’ One Last Time

WHEELING — The legacy of the late B.E. Taylor, singer/songwriter/musician, lives on in the music that can only be described as filled with love. Taylor, a Wheeling resident and Pennsylvania native, died Aug. 7, 2016 after an almost decade-long battle with brain cancer. Taylor’s annual ...

Poll: Americans Grateful At Holidays — And a Bit Stressed

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Wade Holcomb has a lot to be grateful for this year. In addition to graduating college and getting a job, he also has a beautiful 4-month-old girl — who will be celebrating her first Christmas with her dad clearly wrapped around her tiny fingers. “It’s different, ...

New ‘Jumanji’ Sticks With the Formula and Just Adds to It

By MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer The creators of the latest “Jumanji” sequel have begun from an age-old premise — if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. And they’ve taken note of other successful franchises to adopt what must surely be a new Hollywood motto — just add ...

Mystery Theatre Unlimited Brings Yuletide Laughs to River City

WHEELING — You’ll be slashing through the snow as Mystery Theatre Unlimited’s interactive musical comedy murder mystery show, “Slay Ride II: Fright Christmas or It’s a Wonderful Knife” will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at River City Restaurant in Wheeling and Friday, ...

Raised Together on Music: The Bundys Take the Stage Tonight in Barnesville

BARNESVILLE — Skyflight Productions presents an evening with The Bundys tonight, Friday, Dec. 13, at The Grange Hall in Barnesville. Siblings Megan, Katey and Ryan Bundy were raised on music. They grew up listening to artists ranging from John Denver and Patsy Cline all the way to Dave ...

World-Class Bluegrass: Pennyroyal Hosts The Grascals

The Pennyroyal Opera House invites everyone to come out for an evening of world-class bluegrass with The Grascals at 8 p.m. today, Friday, Dec. 6. The Grascals will be performing two sets. The Bean Boys will open the show at 7 p.m. The doors and the kitchen will open at 5 p.m. Children ages 12 ...

Wheeling Symphony Youth Orchestra Fall Concert Set Sunday Afternoon

WHEELING — Wheeling Symphony Youth Orchestra announces its annual fall concert, featuring both the Sinfonietta and the Philharmonic orchestras. The performance will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at J.B. Chambers Performing Arts Center at Wheeling Park High School in Wheeling. This concert ...

‘The Littlest Angel’ Comes to the Towngate Theatre Stage in Wheeling

WHEELING — This classic Christmas story of a little angel who is transformed from a celestial pest to the toast of the Heavenly Host comes to life onstage at Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre. The inspirational musical “The Littlest Angel” opens tonight, Friday, Dec. 6, and will be ...

Mystery Theatre Brings Yuletide Laughs to the Ohio Valley

MOUNDSVILLE — You’ll be slashing through the snow as Mystery Theatre Unlimited’s interactive musical comedy murder mystery show, “Slay Ride II: Fright Christmas or It’s a Wonderful Knife” will be presented at 7 p.m. today, Friday, Dec. 6, at the Vue Bar and Grill in Grand Vue Park, ...

Wetzel County Christmas Parade, More on Saturday

NEW MARTINSVILLE — The Wetzel County Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the fifth annual Christmas Activities Day and Parade on Saturday, Dec. 7, in downtown New Martinsville. The day will begin with breakfast at the ACTs Mission Church, 400 Main St., and will continue with a variety ...

Holiday Music Extravaganza ‘Monarch Tidings’ at John Marshall High School

GLEN DALE — The John Marshall High School Music Department is pleased to invite the public to celebrate the holiday season at a combined Christmas concert. The third annual “Monarch Tidings” takes place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12, in the John Marshall Center for Performing Arts in ...

Pittsburgh Puppet Works Brings Holiday Show to the Ohio Valley

MOUNDSVILLE — The Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library will host the Pittsburgh Puppet Works at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, for a very special holiday performance. Back by popular demand, this professional puppet troupe will entertain children of all ages with the show “Flurries ...