Sign In | Create an Account | Welcome, . My Account | Logout | Subscribe | Submit News | Contact Us | Home RSS
Opinion: ‘She Stoops to Conquer’ lively, entertaining

April 4, 2012 STEUBENVILLE — A curious account of two-facedness and light-hearted mischief with bountiful amounts of romance and merriment recently pervaded Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Anathan Theatre... more »»

‘Beauty and the Beast’ comes to Pittsburgh

March 30, 2012 PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and PNC Broadway Across America – Pittsburgh will bring the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” to Heinz Hal... more »»

Opinion: Local bands show slices of Americana

March 30, 2012 This week I review two recent releases by bands hailing from the Wheeling area that are slices of Americana. more »»

Opinion: Tekkoshocon delights with atmosphere; organization lacking

March 30, 2012 Friday evening I sat outside the Wyndham Grand Hotel in Pittsburgh on a black, grated bench near a nice patch of newly sprouted pink tulips and watched two people in pink, hoop-skirted, back-laced... more »»

‘Stars and Stripes Spectacular’ to be presented

March 30, 2012 ADENA — The sound of music has echoed the halls of the Buckeye West Elementary School and when it was a high school for many year. more »»

Renowed sitarist comes to Pittsburgh

March 22, 2012 PITTSBURGH — Renowned sitarist Anoushka Shankar has demonstrated why she is one of the leading figures in world music, with her classical Indian background in sitar and interest in exploring the... more »»

Opinion: Portland, me and music

March 22, 2012 If you had the chance to read the story in Sunday’s Herald-Star you would have learned that Toronto native and guitarist/singer for the legendary band fIREHOSE Ed “From Ohio” Crawford was rejoining... more »»

Opinion: In defense of the video game ending

March 22, 2012 The climax. The finale. The big hoorah. In almost any medium, the ending is the big payoff — the reward for sticking it out. more »»

Opinion: ‘La Cage Aux Folles’ not so satisfying

March 22, 2012 PITTSBURGH — The Benedum Center recently transformed into a glamorous nightspot as the revival tour of “La Cage Aux Folles” sashayed its way through a recent run. more »»

Old Schoolhouse Players rock with ‘Always ... Patsy Cline’

March 22, 2012 HICKORY — The Bud Allison Memorial Theater, home of the Old Schoolhouse Players, is alive and well as long as Patsy Cline is in the house, and in the house she is. more »»

Couple’s life in Steubenville chronicled in new book

March 15, 2012 STEUBENVILLE — An author who recently published a book that tells the story of a developmentally disabled couple and their lives in the city will be at a book-signing from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. more »»

Opinion: Three eras of African-American music reviewed

March 15, 2012 There’s been a mountain of new releases since my last reviews, so let’s get started! One of my passions through the years has been my love of African-American music in all its complex shades and... more »»

Joseph Sisters ready to bring the country

February 23, 2012 WHEELING — The Joseph Sisters are hoping their first self-titled album will reach a large audience who will appreciate the sisters’ distinctive, three-part country harmonies with a classic rock twist. more »»

Chaos Killed recording new album

February 11, 2012 STEUBENVILLE —The members of progressive rock band Chaos Killed said writing new material for an album is not something they do in a day. more »»

Machine Head heading to Pittsburgh

January 26, 2012 PITTSBURGH — Machine Head brings its Eighth Plague Tour to Pittsburgh’s state-of-the-art Stage AE beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesda. more »»

Opinion: Local studio does well; review of new releases

January 26, 2012 This week I talk about a coup for a local recording studio as well as review two recent releases from Sony/Legacy featuring contemporary gospel great Kirk Franklin and the latest — and probably last... more »»

Lecture, book signing on ‘Ocean Soul’ in Pittsburgh

January 26, 2012 PITTSBURGH — Brian Skerry, a National Geographic underwater photographer, will present a lecture, “Ocean Soul,” at 4 p.m. Feb. more »»

Places to go, things to do

January 19, 2012 Comic coming to Krazy Bout Sportz, Weirton WEIRTON —Krazy Bout Sportz, 2850 Weir Ave., welcomes nationally touring comic Tim Young for its Krazy Bout Comedy Show beginning at 9 p.m. Saturday. more »»

Murals, drawings from Afghan students comes to Pittsburgh

January 19, 2012 PITTSBURGH — “Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan,” a traveling exhibit of 45 murals from artists across the country and drawings from Afghan high school students, will be on... more »»

Band to perform Neil Young tribute

January 18, 2012 STEUBENVILLE — Those wishing to witness a tribute concert to master singer-songwriter Neil Young will have an opportunity Feb. more »»

I am looking for: