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Bellamy Brothers benefit

By Janelle Patterson The Marietta Times jpatterson@mariettatimes.com For the second year tickets are going fast for a benefit concert to provide foster children in Washington County with important pieces of a childhood. “We see that these kids have been really dealt a rough hand and ...

Music Tribute Series opens with Thursday show

From local reports PARKERSBURG -- The Mid-Ohio Valley Americana Music Tribute Series announces its first show of 2017 for this week. On Thursday, the Andrea Davidson Band from Nashville will be appearing at the Artsbridge Studio at 925 Market St. in downtown Parkersburg. The show also will ...

PEYTON NEELY   The Marietta Times
Kristina Davis, owner of Elizabeth Michaels in Vienna, stocks shoes at her store on Monday afternoon.

Steppin’ Out for Prom

Dresses and tuxedo rentals are, of course, a big portion of the prom looks being planned by local high schoolers. However, what they’re walking in may be quite eye-catching as well. This year’s shoe trends have shaped up into something more modern, pushing away from cowboy boots, which ...

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Jason Marquez with bass player Jeremiah Kidd performs on stage during the 25th annual River City Blues Competition at the Lafayette Hotel in February.

Blues festival weekend

From staff reports Some of the top regional and national blues acts in the country will be performing at the 26th annual River City Blues Festival on Friday and Saturday in downtown Marietta. The two-day event will be held at the Lafayette Hotel at 101 Front St. in Marietta and is being ...

JANELLE PATTERSON   The Marietta Times
Twin City Opera House Executive Director Adam Shriver places a movie poster outside the doors of the opera house Thursday.

Opera house

McCONNELSVILLE—Magic, movies and music have resonated within the halls of the Twin City Opera House for more than a century. The 125th anniversary of the venue will be commemorated this year with a series of shows promised to pay homage to the legacy of entertainment in Morgan County’s ...

Marietta First Friday event

It may be nearly 1,000 miles from New Orleans, but Marietta will be giving a Mardi Gras vibe on Friday night, as downtown businesses give away beads, welcome musicians and keep the lights on late. The theme for Marietta Main Street’s third First Fridays event is Mardis Gras After Party, ...

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Lynaea Oliver, 6, left, of Parkersburg, colors as she talks with artist J.D. Williamson at last year’s Classic Plastics Toy and Comic Expo at the Parkersburg Art Center.

Art center to host 4th Toy and Comic Expo

By Wayne Towner Special to the Times Now in its fourth year, the annual Classic Plastics Toy and Comic Expo at the Parkersburg Art Center is growing into a two-day event in downtown Parkersburg. The expo will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the art center at ...

No dearth of diversity in Oscar noms

By Jake Coyle AP Film Writer History, both recent and ancient, was made across Tuesday's 89th annual Academy Awards nominations, where the retro musical "La La Land" reaped a record-tying 14 nominations and a wave of African-American films, led by the luminous coming-of-age portrait ...

The Man from Earth, Cerebral sci-fi drama hits the stage

By Erin E. O’Neill The Marietta Times eoneill@mariettatimes.com John Oldman has a secret. When the middle-aged history professor unexpectedly resigns from the university where he teaches, his friends come looking for an explanation. What they are told is something unbelievable: John ...

Rhonda Vincent performs at Stuart’s

From staff reports Stuart’s Opera House will host a special award winning bluegrass matinee with Rhonda Vincent and The Rage at 3 p.m. Sunday in Nelsonville. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door for reserved seats and remaining general seating, while box seats are sold out. For ...

Ring in 2017 with music, more

From staff reports Mid-Ohio Valley residents will have a number of activities and events to choose from as they celebrate the end of 2016 and the arrival of 2017 on New Year’s Eve. Some of those will include: ¯  On New Year’s Eve, the Lafayette Hotel in downtown Marietta will ...

Art teachers display talents

From staff reports Several art teachers from the Wood County school system are exhibiting their artistic talent during December. The Wood County School Teachers Art Exhibit will be on display at WesBanco, 415 Market St., Parkersburg, during regular hours on Monday through Thursday from 9 ...

Holiday happenings at Peoples Bank Theatre

From staff reports Three holiday programs will be featured through the end of December at Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta. Full event details and ticket information for these events and more are available online at peoplesbanktheatre.com or by calling the box office at 740-371-5152. ...

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Alex Bauerbach, as George Bailey, and Madi Moore, as Mary Hatch, perform a scene from the MOVP Youth Theater production of "It's a Wonderful Life," opening Friday.

Stage adaptation of beloved Christmas classic opens on Friday

The story of “everyman” George Bailey is a classic Christmas favorite that will be brought to the stage this weekend by the Mid Ohio Valley Players youth theater. “It’s a Wonderful Life,” a stage play adapted by James W. Rodgers, is based on the 1946 film by Frank Capra, which ...

Holly Trail offers peek inside homes at holidays

PARKERSBURG — People got to see how others decorate for the holiday season during the 49th Annual Holly Trail Tour of Homes. The GFWC Parkersburg Woman's Club hosts the annual event, which this year featured five homes and one church open for the tour in Parkersburg and Vienna. The ...

Betsey’s annual doll tea Dec. 10

Teaching both historical context and exposing young girls to other cultures, The Betsey Mills Club will once again offer its annual doll tea for young girls ages 6 through 12 next week. "The doll tea is a great way to introduce kids to the Betsey," said Willa O'Neill, organizer for the ...

Peoples Bank Theatre’s December calendar is busy

The historic Peoples Bank Theatre is getting ready to tie the ribbon on its first year of operation this holiday season. To celebrate, the Theatre's December lineup includes performances by talented Marietta area youth, classic Christmas movies, renowned Celtic singer Cathie Ryan and friends, ...

MOV Ballet Co. presents ‘Nutcracker’

From local reports Mid Ohio Valley Ballet Company is presenting its annual performance of the beloved holiday classic the “Nutcracker” in two performances — 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in the Marietta High School auditorium, and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, in the Blennerhassett School ...

Victorian Christmas Home Tour & Tea Saturday

From staff reports The Julia-Ann Square Historic District will showcase several historic homes decorated for the season during the annual Victorian Christmas Home Tour and Tea on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, the tours will be escorted by guides in period attire, homeowners will ...