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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 ...

‘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, ...