PHYLosophy: Taking Stock of a Great Man

Iusually heard his friendly, booming voice before I saw him. He’d stop by the front two desks in the newsroom at The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register, first to visit with Linda Comins and Betsy Bethel-M...

Summertime Blues Series to Begin

It’s time for the summertime blues! A full slate of concerts is coming to BluesDays at River City, all leading up to a weekend of award-winning blues at Heritage Music BluesFest on Aug. 9-11. On Tuesday, ...

BluesFest: Another Strong Lineup of Stellar Acts

Several years ago, Robert Lockwood Jr. (who happened to be blues master Robert Johnson’s stepson) was up in arms about being the Heritage Music BluesFest opening act. “Why are you doing that … I am a headliner!...

Jason Ricci at BluesDays at River City

Jason Ricci is one of the most popular harmonica players on the planet today. That’s what “they” say. And Bruce Wheeler will agree. That’s why he’s bringing him back to Wheeling. Ricci has played at Heritage...

Gracie Curran at BluesDays

Gracie Curran will bring her “jaw-dropping” blues and soul to River City Restaurant at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17. “One of the hardest working blues artists on the circuit, Gracie’s bare feet should have ca...