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The only band that mattered

August 30, 2013 This week I review a gargantuan box set being released by Sony Legacy containing rock pioneers the Clash’s entire recorded output, including B-sides, unreleased material and a chest hair from the... more »»

Sony releases next Dylan bootleg series

August 1, 2013 This week I discuss the upcoming release of another installment in Sony’s outstanding bootleg series featuring music icon Bob Dylan. On Aug. more »»

‘Lion, Witch, Wardrobe’ taking stage

August 1, 2013 WELLSBURG — When the Brooke Hills Playhouse production of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” opens this weekend, the play will be the result of many people working as a single team, according to... more »»

Club to feature cigarbox guitar concert

July 25, 2013 TORONTO — The ghost of bluesman Robert Johnson will surely be smiling down on the Handmade Music Extravaganza II as several performers and bands carry on the tradition of cigarbox guitars from 6 p.. more »»

Music review: 'The Best of Merry Clayton’ is a winner

July 19, 2013 One aspect of listening and loving music from all eras is finding a forgotten gem somewhere, hidden in a dusty corner of time, waiting to be rediscovered by a new generatio. more »»

West Virginia AG makes visit

July 19, 2013 West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey wanted to know what’s on the minds of Mountain State residents. Thursday evening, he got his wis. more »»

OPINION: Sly, Family Stone set highly recommended

June 27, 2013 This week I review a Sony Legacy upcoming box set highlighting the artistically towering work of Sly and the Family Stone. more »»

Places to go, things to do

June 27, 2013 ‘Haunting of Hill House’ continues at playhouse WELLSBURG — Unlike the average summer movie, the Brooke Hills Playhouse’s production of Shirley Jackson’s “The Haunting of Hill House,” adapted for th... more »»

Elvis, Nilsson, Allen releases reviewed

June 20, 2013 This week I review three new releases from Sony Legacy being released sometime this summer, including from King Elvis, Harry Nilsson and Paul Allen and the Underthinkers. more »»

Bringing public art to the streets

June 20, 2013 WHEELING — Members of Artworks Around Town announce an outdoor painting event that will serve as a way to support artists in the area and bring public art to the streets of Wheeling. more »»

New vinyl for classic albums from Beatles

June 14, 2013 This week I finally get to what I’ve been wanting to do for weeks — write about the new Beatles’ vinyl albums recently released by Capitol Records. more »»

Symphony profiles West Virginia

June 6, 2013 WHEELING — The Wheeling Symphony will celebrate West Virginia’s sesquicentennial with a free concert that will include the world premiere of “Forever Free, Fanfare-Overture for West Virginia” by... more »»

OPINION: Flaming Lips, Doctor Scary get the ear

June 6, 2013 This week I review a bunch of stuff, both national and local, including the Flaming Lips new album and a local musician known as Doctor Scary. more »»

Places to go, things to do

June 6, 2013 Cultural trust presents Showcase Noir exhibit PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Showcase Noir is an exhibit that celebrates the works of artists and designers of the African Diaspora. more »»

Gospel show set for Saturday

May 23, 2013 STEUBENVILLE — A Gospel Homecoming featuring the Chrisagis Brothers and friends will bring their message from 4:30 p.m. to dusk Saturday to the Historic Fort Steuben’s Berkman Amphitheater. more »»

OPINION: New releases on Sony/Legacy

May 23, 2013 This week I go through three upcoming releases by Sony/Legacy. more »»

Places to go, things to do

May 23, 2013 Carnegie Museum to hold 2-Minute Film Festival PITTSBURGH — The Carnegie Museum of Art will hold its 2013 2-Minute Film Festival, with submissions being accepted through June 21, beginning at 7:30 p. more »»

Creedence Revisited comes to Mountaineer

May 9, 2013 CHESTER —Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort will feature legendary group Creedence Clearwater Revisited in concert June 14 at the Harv events center. more »»

Opinion: Record Store Day, Midnight Oil

May 9, 2013 Anyone who reads my column knows of my deep love for vinyl records, and that love was only reinforced with the assistance of Sony/Legacy for the big day April 20 — Record Store Day — where I proudly... more »»

Opinion: ‘Clybourne Park’ staggeringly impactful

May 9, 2013 Multitudes of cardboard boxes, an artwork turned on its side and clothing lain neatly across the top of a couch confront audiences as they enter the disarrayed, yet inviting living room of Bev and... more »»

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