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Entertainment

‘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 ...

Community picnic at Armory Square

Marietta's Armory Square will be the location of a community picnic and celebration honoring the U.S. Armed Forces, and the Citizens Armory Preservation Society Saturday."We've wanted to do something for some time, thanking CAPS for their longtime support of the armory's preservation," said ...

Circus is coming to town

Exotic animals, death defying stunts and comedy will all be waiting under one roof for residents when the Carson & Barnes circus comes to Marietta in July.The Washington County fair board secured the act to perform July 18 and 19 for only a $500 fee, said president Fred Boyd."It's a ...

Merchants Walk: Out and about downtown

Beneath fluttering American flags, teetering balloon hats and clear blue skies, hundreds of shoppers and browsers wove in and out of crowded Marietta sidewalks Friday during the Merchants and Artist Walk.The sunny evening was a delight to everyone, but especially the downtown shop owners who ...

Multicultural Festival is coming up June 20-22

For about the last decade, a variety of entertainment, food and wares from many cultures have decorated Parkersburg City Park in June.Since 1996, the Mid-Ohio Valley Multicultural Festival has graced the park with the culture of Eastern Europe, Asia and classic American.The festival has been a ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Ballet Company show tonight at MHS

From staff reportsThe Mid-Ohio Valley Ballet Company will present a new and original ballet as its spring production for 2014.Entitled "The Kitty Kapurrs," the performance will be 7:30 p.m. today in the Marietta High School auditorium.Reserved seat tickets are $15 for adults and $6 for children ...

Mountain bike race Sunday at Mountwood Park

From staff reportsMountain bikers of all skill levels will have the chance to race and compete during the 2014 Challenge at Mountwood Park mountain bike race Sunday at Mountwood Park east of Parkersburg off U.S. 50.The event -now in its 19th year - is sponsored by Simonton Windows and presented ...

Colony Film Festival

The community will have the chance to immerse itself in local and national film culture as the Hippodrome/Colony Historical Theatre Association presents its annual Colony Film Festival this weekend.Festival-goers can enjoy two days of both short and feature-length films while learning about the ...

5th annual Kite Fest this weekend

By Wayne TownerSpecial to the TimesMINERAL WELLS, W.Va. - "Go fly a kite" may sometimes be meant as an insult, but for local enthusiasts it means two days of fun.The fifth annual New Era Kite Fest will be Saturday and Sunday at Mineral Wells Elementary School on West Virginia 14.Sponsored by ...

Colony Film Festival on Friday, Saturday

The Colony Film Festival, an event of the Hippodrome/Colony Historical Theatre Association will be held March 21 and 22 at Putnam Commons Building, 121 Putnam St., Marietta.Eighteen independent films from local, regional and national filmmakers have been selected to be screened during the ...

Warren High School drama department presents:

For several members of the Warren High School drama department, the spring play "Brighton Beach Memoirs" will be a bittersweet experience.Of the seven cast members, five will be graduating seniors performing for the last time with a group of whom they have grown quite fond."It's kind of sad ...

Pink Panther on MOVP stage

The Mid-Ohio Valley Players will presdent the comedy "The Pink Panther Strikes Again" for three weeks in March.The show will be 8 p.m. March 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22 and at 3 p.m. March 16 at the Players Theatre at Third and Putnam streets in downtown Marietta.Tickets are $11 for adults, $9 for ...

Guild presents A Night of Dancing with the Stars

PARKERSBURG - The Actors Guild of Parkersburg will hold its second annual "A Night of Dancing with the Stars" on March 8 at the Parkersburg Art Center at Eighth and Market streets.Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the competition begins at 7 p.m. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served.Admission is $25 ...