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Opinion: It’s all about Mingus: A music pioneer

August 20, 2012 Miles Davis. Dave Brubeck. Thelonious Monk. And Charlie Mingus. They may not be household names to the average reader, but to me they are giants. more »»

‘Addams Family’ musical coming to Pittsburgh

August 2, 2012 PITTSBURGH — The upcoming national tour of “The Addams Family,” a new musical based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, is running through... more »»

Emotionally rich ‘Sunset Boulevard’ concludes

August 2, 2012 PITTSBURGH — Possession and usury flirted wildly with tempestuous fragility as the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera premiered a superbly bewitching production of “Sunset Boulevard,” Andrew Lloyd Webber’... more »»

Cash saluted in wide-ranging releases

August 2, 2012 I’ve always thought of Johnny Cash as more of a folk singer than country singer, or someone who couldn’t be defined in any limited way. more »»

Places to Go, Things to Do

August 2, 2012 Playhouse to present murder mystery WELLSBURG — Brooke Hills Playhouse will present Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery, “The Mousetrap,” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Aug. 10-11 and at 2 p. more »»

‘Sunset Boulevard’ brings tinsel town to CLO

July 26, 2012 PITTSBURGH — Audiences will be captivated by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s fiery story of love, fame and Hollywood in Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera’s debut production of “Sunset Boulevard,” currently running... more »»

Guthrie, Incubus top this week’s playlist

July 26, 2012 This week I review a great new Woody Guthrie box set and an upcoming release by the band Incubus. more »»

Places to go, Things to do

July 26, 2012 Music festival at Fort Steuben Hotel STEUBENVILLE — A free music festival featuring classical, jazz and bluegrass music will held from noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 3 in the lobby of the Fort Steuben Hotel. more »»

Sin recording first EP

July 19, 2012 STEUBENVILLE —Local heavy metal band Sin is hoping its first four-song EP will lead to new opportunities and a bigger audience devoted to it heavy sound. more »»

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ richly orchestrated

July 19, 2012 PITTSBURGH — The humble inhabitants of a small, impoverished Russian-Jewish village named Anatevka extend an invitation to break bread with them in Pittsburgh’s Benedum Center, where until Sunday th... more »»

Calendar of events

July 19, 2012 Weekender wants to know your local upcoming entertainment events. E-mail listings with phone number, event date and times to more »»

Places to go, Things to do

July 19, 2012 Meadowcroft Rockshelter, Historic Village to host African-American chef AVELLA —The Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village, part of the Senator John Heinz History Center museum system, will... more »»

Brooke Hills to present ‘Zombie Prom’

July 12, 2012 From staff reports WELLSBURG — When the Brooke Hills Playhouse opens its production of the Dana Rowe-John Dempsey musical comedy “Zombie Prom,” the show will have the youngest cast of any full-scal... more »»

A look at blues’ legend Taj Mahal

July 12, 2012 This week I take a look at a coming retrospective on blues’ legend Taj Mahal. more »»

Places to go, Things to do

July 12, 2012 Annual flower show coming to Wheeling Civic Garden Center WHEELING — The annual flower show of the Wheeling Civic Garden Center in Oglebay Park will be held Saturday and Sunday. more »»

Angelica to host free concert Sunday

June 21, 2012 STEUBENVILLE — Mingo Junction resident and singer/songwriter Rose Angelica claimed she knew what girls really wanted, and that led to an unexpected second career as a country music star. more »»

Horrifyingly bad release by Neil Young

June 21, 2012 This week I write about a recent release by an artist I much admired in the past but has grown way too comfortable lately releasing the mediocre. more »»

Places to go, Things to do

June 21, 2012 Brooke Hills Playhouse presents ‘The Dixie Swan Club’ WELLSBURG — The Brooke Hills Playhouse’s production of the Jessie Jones-Nicholas Hope-Jamie Wooten comedy “The Dixie Swim Club” opens this wee... more »»

Opinion: Video games require one element: Fun

June 21, 2012 Enough with the caring about whether games can be ar. more »»

Grecican Food Festival set

June 14, 2012 WHEELING — The parishioners of St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church are hosting the 12th-annual Grecian Food Festival from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. July5-7 and noon to 4 p.m. on July 8. more »»

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