Entertainment

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 ...

90th Messiah

For 90 years, Marietta College’s Oratorio Chorus has been filling large rooms with harmonies and melodies with its annual performance of Baroque composer George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah.” “It’s a celebration of the nativity, essentially, and the resurrection,” said Director ...

Stained glass

As shoppers take to the streets of downtown Marietta this weekend they'll see many a holiday display inviting patrons indoors to shop local. But one storefront has also paid homage to a shop of the past through its display. From 1934 to 1970 Marietta residents bought their floral ...

Cities to hold tree lightings, Christmas parades

From staff reports A number of holiday lighted parades are planned for Saturday and Sunday. ¯ The annual Belpre Holiday Lights Festival displays have already started, with more than 160 lighted pieces placed throughout the city of Belpre, along with Howes Grove, River Access and ...

Parkersburg Art Center features Artists’ Market

As part of national “Shop Small” Saturday, the Parkersburg Art Center will be opening its doors at no charge all day on Saturday for a Holiday Open House. Art Center director Abby Hayhurst said there will be a number of activities planned just for the day, and all are designed to help ...

Brooks wins top CMA award

By Mefsin Fekadu AP Music Writer Garth Brooks, who lost entertainer of the year at last year's Country Music Association Awards when he returned to music after a 13-year break, won the top prize at the show Wednesday, where Beyonce, the Dixie Chicks and other big stars performed. Brooks ...

Review: Wee, weird heroes star in ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home’

By Mark Kennedy AP Entertainment Writer Fall has officially just started, but there's still one more superhero flick sneaking in just before all the summer heat vanishes completely. But if you want muscled torsos and capes, you'll be sadly disappointed. After a steady stream this year of ...

Review: A Holocaust denier is brought to justice in ‘Denial’

By Jake Coyle AP Film Writer Mick Jackson's "Denial" brings all the decorous polish of a British courtroom drama to the pungent libel case of a Holocaust denier. Based on Deborah Lipstadt's book "History on Trial: My Day in Court With a Holocaust Denier," the film depicts when the ...

Review: ‘Deepwater Horizon’ captivates throughout

By Lindsey Bahr AP Film Writer We all know how "Deepwater Horizon " ends. When the BP oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, 11 people died and millions of gallons of oil spewed into the waters and up against the Gulf shores in the worst environmental disaster in U.S. ...

‘The Magnificent Seven’ rides again, with more guns

By Lindsey Bahr AP Film Writer Deciding to remake "The Magnificent Seven " with a fresh batch of movie stars is certainly no sin. John Sturges' 1960 tome, itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa's classic "Seven Samurai," is a fun confection of star power and charismatic bravado, sure, but ...

Teddy Bear & Doll Show

On Sunday the Lafayette Hotel's ballroom will be stuffed with all kinds of collector and homemade teddy bears and dolls for the annual Teddy Bear and Doll Show and Sale.For the 24th year, the annual show will be held with around 30 vendors coming in to offer teddy bears and dolls and even offer ...

Smoot Theatre looks ahead with 2015 programs

PARKERSBURG - With the start of the new year, the Smoot Theatre in downtown Parkersburg will be continuing its programs in the coming months of 2015.The Smoot has several productions planned as part of its Kids Club Series and Live Entertainment Series programs resuming in early ...

STERNWHEEL FESTIVAL

From staff reportsA variety of musical styles from local, regional and national acts will be featured during the 2014 Ohio River Sternwheel Festival in downtown Marietta.EnertainmentThe final performance on the entertainment barge at the Ohio River Levee at the foot of Front and Greene streets ...

It’s Waterford Fair time!

WATERFORD-Amid laughter, small talk and parents giving directions were the loud squeals and quiet chuffing of pigs during Thursday morning's festivities at the Waterford Fair.The fair began Thursday and will continue through Sunday, with the fair parade kicking off at 6 p.m. today.For Owen ...

Parkersburg Homecoming weekend of fun

From staff reportsPARKERSBURG - The headliners for this year's Parkersburg Homecoming Festival will bring classic country and rock and roll to the city.Performing Friday, Saturday and Sunday are Restless Heart, Almost Queen: A Tribute to Queen and The Guess Who, respectively.The three-day ...

Experience Shakespeare on the River

For six nights, residents will be able to see locals and out-of-towners perform "Loves Labours Lost" during the Shakespeare on the River Festival.The play will be presented starting at 8 p.m. Friday at the gazebo in Muskingum Park, with five more shows to follow through the next week.The ...

Fun on July 4th

A number of activities are planned in the Mid-Ohio Valley around the Fourth of July holiday.Washington County The Washington County Fairgrounds in Marietta will host a day of activities and a demolition derby on Friday at the fairgrounds in Marietta.Gates open at 10 a.m. and admission is $6 a ...