‘Buddy’ Bops Into Wheeling

"Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story," the show that inspired a generation of multi-million selling juke-box musicals including "Jersey Boys," "Mamma Mia," "Million Dollar Quartet" and "We Will Rock You" is com...

B.E. Taylor Christmas Star Shines On

The first time I talked to B.E. Taylor, I was a young reporter at The Times Leader. I was assigned to preview the upcoming B.E. Taylor Christmas show at The Capitol Theatre in Wheeling by my boss Phyllis Sigal,...

Surprise Symphony (and a Conundrum or Two)

No, it’s not Haydn’s Symphony No. 94 (popularly known as the Surprise Symphony). It’s what the Wheeling Symphony is delivering this season. Surprises. And exceptional music-making, of course. Driscoll M...
Mezare and Driscoll of the Wheeling Symphony

Homegrown Players Bloom at the Symphony

"It is all very aerospace.” That’s how Robert Driscoll describes designing and creating a machine called a gouger that makes oboe reeds, which is, in turn, made by an even bigger machine, a Haas CNC milling ...

Curtain Up! Light the Lights!

Curtain up! Light the lights! … Season 11 of Broadway at The Capitol is starting here, starting now. ... You'll be swell! You'll be great! You'll be ... “Beautiful." The musical tale of singer/songwriter Car...

Ezra & the Reletivs Sets Album Release Event

The Ohio Valley’s own organic soul/R&B/pop group Ezra & The Reletivs, led by Ezra John Hamilton, is set to host a release party for its first full-length album, Guayaba (gwī-ya-ba), from 7-11 p.m. Frida...

Treasures Await at Area EVENTS

FIND THE TREASURE Kids are taking over Centre Market from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 8, for the Centre Market Family Treasure Hunt. Kids will receive a free wristband for bounce houses, face painting, Big...

Wee Asked Hydie Friends

WEEasked some simple questions — and your neighbors, friends, co-workers, acquaintances, even some strangers, answered. Get to know them a little bit better with our fun series, “WEEasked.” Look for it a couple...

BILL HOGAN’S MUSINGS: The Flicks

I was fortunate to attend a noon talk at our library recently, about the old movie theaters in West Virginia. It brought back so many memories of when I was a kid in the 1930s and ’40s when going to a movie on ...

COLORFUL EVENTS ON TAP

PRIDE FEST The 2019 Ohio Valley Pride Festival and Pride March are set for noon to 11 p.m., May 11, at Heritage Port. Presented by Ohio Valley Pride, there will be a beer garden, drag shows, live music, foo...

Area EVENTS Will Keep You Hoppin’

TREASURE HUNT The Easter Bunny will be hopping over to the Oglebay Good Zoo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 19, and Saturday, April 20, for the annual Good Zoo Treasure Hunt! Each participating child wi...

DOWNTOWN DO-OVER: The Big Pieces in Place

Editor’s note: A national redevelopment award here, a new building there, millions of dollars of renovations still somewhere else. What’s happening in downtown Wheeling can be hard to track, whether your city c...

EVENTS Feature Oldies But Goodies

OLDIES BUT GOODIES Wilson Lodge in Oglebay will be transformed into an antiques marketplace Friday, April 5, through Sunday, April 7, as Oglebay Institute presents its 65th annual Antiques Show and Sale. Mor...

EVENTS in the Ohio Valley? You Can Bet On It

OFF TO THE RACES The United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley’ presents its annual Night at the Races fundraiser from 5-10 p.m. Friday, March 29, at the Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack. Guests are invited ...

EVENTS Celebrate Country, Women, Heroes

The Oak Ridge Boys will bring their four-part harmonies and upbeat, award-winning songs to The Capitol Theatre, at 7 p.m. Friday, March 22. Their string of hits includes Elvira, Bobbie Sue, Dream On, Thank God ...

‘Something Rotten!’ Is Coming to The Capitol

“Fresh, irreverent and hysterical!” says The Associated Press about Something Rotten!, a new musical coming to The Capitol Theatre, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 20. Nominated for 10 Tony Awards, including Bes...

EVENTS: Feel the Love of Christmas

FEEL THE LOVE The B.E. Taylor tradition returns to The Capitol Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, with “Feel the Love — Celebrating a B.E. Taylor Christmas Concert!” B.C. Taylor, the band’s drummer, vo...

The Children of Wheeling and Willesden Lane

It was soggy and gray as I headed for The Capitol. I was going to see a performance that I only vaguely knew to be about children and the Holocaust and a pianist. There was a yellow bus at the curb by the marqu...

Recipe for a ‘Capitol’ Holiday

Take six parts theatrical spectacle, add a dash of distinctive cuisine, fold in a trip to one of many unhidden gems — and what do you have? All the ingredients for a delectable visit to Wheeling. Treat this ...

An Evening of Music From the Imperial City

Wheeling Symphony Orchestra will present A Night in Vienna, conducted by music director finalist Andrés Franco, featuring guest artist Alexi Kenney, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at The Capitol Theatre. Th...

Dancing With the Ohio Valley Stars

As Dancing With the Ohio Valley Stars sashays its way into season eight, prepare for more glamour, glitz and sequins as this year’s cast prepares to “light up the night” with their sparkling personalities and l...

Spring Events Have Sprung

Spring has sprung — believe it or not! While the temperatures are still on the chilly side, we can expect lots of sunshine for the next few days, so there’s no excuse not to explore the upcoming events! S...

East Meets West, Music Meets Storytelling

Music and storytelling — simply put — the foundation of humanities that extends beyond cultural barriers and told many different ways. The Wheeling Symphony will present a free festival celebration that examine...

Linsly to Present 80th Annual Extravaganza

The Linsly School presents the 80th annual Extravaganza performance at 8 p.m. Friday, March 2, at the Capitol Theatre. Celebrating its 80th year, the Linsly Extravaganza is the longest-running variety show o...