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Magic of Music new at the Smoot

PARKERSBURG — The Smoot Theatre, which has brought the arts to the Mid-Ohio Valley for 32 years, has announced a new children’s program. The Magic of Music is a day camp for children in grades 3-5 who know nothing or little about music. Children will leave camp with a repertoire of songs ...

Fish Derby on line for Saturday at parks

PARKERSBURG — After a year’s hiatus, the Parkersburg Fishing Derby returns Saturday at City Park and Southwood Park. The 40th edition of the annual Fishing Derby, canceled in 2020 because of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, begins with registration at 8 a.m. at the ponds in both ...

Hussey slated for Artsbridge online concert 7 p.m. today

Steve Hussey will perform in the Artsbridge Virtual Winter Music Series at 7 p.m. today, Jan. 14. Hussey bought a Yamaha FG acoustic guitar and an Eagles book of chords when he was 19. The rest is history. He has released four albums on his own label, Merf Records, over the years, two with ...

Artsbridge readying City Park concert series

PARKERSBURG — Artsbridge will continue its annual summer music series this year with a few changes to create a safer environment for the audience. The shows, held 7 p.m., will start Thursday near the band shell and will feature the local group Insured Sound. Some shows are 2 p.m. ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Players to air performances this evening

MARIETTA — The Man of Steel and the country’s most famous axe murders will be featured in today’s presentation of WMOVP Radio Theatre, the Mid-Ohio Valley Players online social-distancing theater alternative developed because of the pandemic. The show begins at 7 p.m. on Zoom. The ...

Singer with Parkersburg ties looks to hit a high note

PARKERSBURG — A New York City singer and songwriter with ties to the Mid-Ohio Valley is taking his act on the road and plans a show in Parkersburg. Will Lockhart, who goes by Willie Lock, used to do about 100 shows a year in the Big Apple and its environs, but the pandemic and the measures ...