‘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...
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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 ...

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...

Wee Asked Hydie Friend

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 ...

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...

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...

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...