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Big Band Bash at the Blennerhassett Museum
December 11, 2018

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — The Blennerhassett Museum in Parkersburg is the place to be on New Year's Eve.

“The museum’s first ‘Big Band Bash’ debuts with a remarkable evening of music, dance, and food featuring the Doug Hess Big Band under the direction of Felice Jorgeson,” said Activities Coordinator Pam Salisbury. “It's dance music from the 1940s, from swing to rumba, with a rhythm section, trumpets, trombones, saxophones, drums, and guitar.”

The Doug Hess Big Band has been providing music for dances for nearly 50 years. FULL STORY

BCT presents Miracle on 34th Street
December 4, 2018

The Buckhannon Community Theatre presents Miracle on 34th Street, the heartwarming holiday play based on the popular films by the same name. In the play, Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy's. Kris unleashes waves of good will with Macy's customers... FULL STORY

Indivisible movie: Would your romance survive this
October 25, 2018

By Rusty Wright Could your marriage or romance survive the stresses that this film portrays? Any relationship has its struggles, but military families face significant and sometimes unique tensions. Lengthy separation. Difficulty maintaining personal contact during deployment. Death and ... FULL STORY

War of the Worlds
October 24, 2018

Buckhannon Community Theatre is pleased to present the original radio play War of the Worlds Oct 25th-27th at 7 pm, and Oct 28th at 2 pm. The production will take place at the historic Colonial Theatre on Main Street in Buckhannon, and is appropriate for the whole family! Set during the 1938 radi... FULL STORY

Miracle on 34th Street Audition Call
October 21, 2018

Director KB Saine seeks over 20 actors of all races & genders to fill multiple roles in Buckhannon Community Theatre’s holiday production of Miracle on 34th Street. actors who can play ages 10-70 are encouraged to audition for roles of all sizes & commitment levels, as well as for carolers who will ... FULL STORY

Interview with God movie: What would you ask?
August 17, 2018

By Rusty Wright Suppose you could interview God and ask any questions you wanted. What would you ask? Maybe… • Can you get my boss (lover, spouse, in-laws…) to be more understanding? • Got any good stock tips? • Will the Washington Nationals ever get to the World Series? Too mund... FULL STORY

Rock of Ages
July 11, 2018

Buckhannon Community Theatre takes you back in time: It’s the tail end of the big, bad 80s in Hollywood, California and the party has been raging hard; but for some, it seems like it may be the end of the line. Aquanet, Spandex, lace, and liquor flow freely at one of the Sunset Strips last legendary... FULL STORY

Junie B Jones
July 11, 2018

From Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, the creators who gave us Dear Edwina and Dear Edwina Jr., Buckhannon Community Theatre presents Junie B. Jones The Musical Jr.; brought to life in a delightful adapatation of four of Barbara Park's best-selling books in a production created specifically for Broa... FULL STORY

State Parks to host Farm-to-Table Dinners
May 25, 2018

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Eight West Virginia State Parks will host "Farm-to-Table" dinners this summer to promote the use of locally grown produce and food products at park restaurants. The dinners are scheduled between June 14 and Sept. 27 and are hosted by the West Virginia Department of Agric... FULL STORY

Easter Carnival
March 20, 2018

CHARLESTON, WV - Governor Jim Justice and First Lady Cathy Justice today announced plans for the 2018 Easter Carnival on Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the North Plaza of the State Capitol Complex. “Cathy and I are looking forward to continuing this annual Easter tradition, a... FULL STORY

Paul, Apostle of Christ movie
March 19, 2018

By Rusty Wright OK, Batman. Riddle me this: Who attacked his opponents with a vengeance, then switched sides, lost his head, but came out a winner? Was it Nick Saban, who led LSU football to a national championship, but since has coached rival Alabama to numerous titles? Or maybe Babe Ruth... FULL STORY

I Can Only Imagine movie: Abuse, anger, redemption
March 12, 2018

By Rusty Wright I cannot imagine perceiving my father as a monster. Bart Millard saw his father as a monster and more. My dad was warm, gracious, fun, affirming, friendly, professional, caring. A loving husband. By example and precept he inspired me to aim high in life, school, work, and ... FULL STORY

Samson movie: Passion, Betrayal, Redemption
March 4, 2018

By Rusty Wright Beware of seductive women who want to know the secret of your superpowers. And who keep scissors in their boudoir. The biblical Samson bears many similarities to today's film superheroes: Superhuman abilities, courage, concern for justice. But he's also flawed, sometimes sel... FULL STORY

Wesleyan ensembles to perform annual fall concert
November 9, 2016

BUCKHANNON — The West Virginia Wesleyan College’s choral ensembles, Wesleyan Singers, Concert Chorale and Concentus Vocum, will present their annual fall choral concert with a program titled “No One Is Alone” on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. in Wesley Chapel. Under the direction of Dr. R. Dan Hughes,... FULL STORY

Broadway Concert Sunday
October 30, 2016

Due to a scheduling glitch, the Buckhannon Choral Society’s “Broadway Baby” concert will now be held at the Chapel Hill Church at 88 S. Kanawha Street in Buckhannon on Sunday, November 6th at 3:00 p.m. Featuring songs from some of the best more recent Broadway shows, the concert will include med... FULL STORY

Banks District VFD Christmas in the Country CD
October 21, 2016

By David D. Taylor, JD Department spokesperson ROCK CAVE (WV) – Overcome with excitement, is an understatement for one southern Upshur County volunteer fire department who today formally announced the release of the department’s first ever Christmas in the County CD, which features area artists... FULL STORY

Eastern Kentucky gospel group to perform
October 10, 2016

FRENCH CREEK (WV) - The Kevin Prater Band will be performing at the 11:00 a.m. worship service at the French Creek United Methodist Church on Sunday, October 16, 2016. Situated in the hills of Eastern Kentucky, there is a small town of Belcher. Listen closely and you might hear what is first th... FULL STORY

Night On Broadway
October 5, 2016

Buckhannon Community Theatre's "Night on Broadway" returns to the stage this fall. Our show is hosted by the queen of all villains, Maleficent. She takes us through a journey teaching us that there are many ways to be a villain, but it's all in perception and point of view for some, while other vill... FULL STORY

Comedian Drew Lynch to Perform during Homecoming
September 19, 2016

Drew Lynch, 2015 runner-up on America’s Got Talent, will be performing during West Virginia Wesleyan College’s Homecoming weekend on Friday, October 7 at 8:30 p.m. in the Culpepper Auditorium of the Virginia Law Center for the Performing Arts. He will be joined by alumni opening act Eric Megert, MB... FULL STORY

Thank you St. Joseph's Hospital and UHC
September 16, 2016

Buckhannon Community Theatre would like to extend a big thank you to St. Joseph’s Hospital and United Hospital Center, Proud Members of WVU Medicine for their sponsorship of Disney's Beauty and the Beast this past August. All of the seats were filled every night of this production. None of this wou... FULL STORY

Kansas City Swing Beat Comes to Wesleyan
September 14, 2016

West Virginia Wesleyan College will feature the Count Basie Orchestra on Thursday, September 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Culpepper Auditorium of the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts. Celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2015, the Count Basie Orchestra began under the leadership of Wi... FULL STORY

Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. to Perform at Wesleyan
September 9, 2016

During Family Weekend, September 23-25, at West Virginia Wesleyan College, Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. will be the featured performer. He will take the stage at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 24 in Wesley Chapel. Since impressing the judges with his interpretations of musical classics by the like... FULL STORY

Alumnus Bil Lepp ’92 to Present at “Ignite” Series
August 31, 2016

Bil Lepp ’92, storyteller and humorist, will be giving two performances as part of the West Virginia Wesleyan College Religious Life Council’s “Ignite” Series on campus. Lep will first appear on Tuesday, September 6 at 11 a.m. in Wesley Chapel as part of the Great Gathering. He will then give a lo... FULL STORY

Evening with Adrian Branch
August 30, 2016

An Evening with Retired NBA Player Adrian Branch Adrian Branch is considered to be one of the nation's most powerful speakers. Adrian was drafted in the 2nd round by the Chicago Bulls. He went on to win a World Championship with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1987 with "Magic" Johnson and Kareem Abduhl... FULL STORY

WVWC Religious and Spiritual Life to Offer Events
August 26, 2016

Wesleyan’s Religious and Spiritual Life to Offer Outreach Events West Virginia Wesleyan College hosts a myriad of activities throughout the year for students and community. Under the leadership of Chris Scott, director of religion and spiritual life, and students Jordan Danko, Wilson Harvey and ... FULL STORY

Daya to Present Concert September 17
August 26, 2016

West Virginia Wesleyan College’s Office of Campus Life announced Daya and opening act PUBLIC will be in concert on September 17. The concert begins at 9 p.m. in the John D. Rockefeller IV Physical Education Center, and doors open at 8 p.m. General admission tickets can be purchased in advance only ... FULL STORY

BCT presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
July 14, 2016

A tale as old as time, but one you’ll want to hear over and again, Buckhannon Community Theatre [BCT] proudly presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast production this summer. Be our guest as we join Belle, Gaston, Lumiere, Cogsworth, and all of your other favorite characters in this beloved, family-fr... FULL STORY

The third annual Banks BBQ & LIVE MUSIC Event
July 10, 2016

By Lt. David D. Taylor, JD Department spokesperson Banks Dist. VFD to host 3rd Annual BBQ & Live Music event and talent contest July 16-17 ROCK CAVE (WV) - The third annual BBQ & LIVE MUSIC event kicks off this weekend at the Banks District Volunteer Fire Department and event organizers are p... FULL STORY

Hoedown in the Hills at Chief Logan Lodge
June 8, 2016

LOGAN, W.Va. – To celebrate West Virginia’s birthday, Chief Logan Lodge is hosting a “Hoedown in the Hills” Saturday, June 18, 2016. The Hoedown, featuring local music, dancing and favorite country foods, starts at 8 p.m. at the Chief Logan Lodge community area. A country buffet prepared by Chef... FULL STORY

2016 summer amphitheater series
June 3, 2016

PIPESTEM, W.Va. – From Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr. to Beach Nite Band to storyteller/liar Bil Lepp, visitors to Pipestem Resort State Park are invited to enjoy cool summer evenings with outdoor amphitheater entertainment. “We’re all over the place with great performances and performers,” ... FULL STORY

Always...Patsy Cline performances
March 28, 2016

Buckhannon Community Theatre is proud to announce its upcoming production of "Always, Patsy Cline" directed by Jason A. Young. "Always…Patsy Cline" is more than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963. The show is based on a true story about C... FULL STORY

Acclaimed Hip Hop Culture Critic and Host Visit
March 9, 2016

Part of Black History month, the Multicultural Office of Programs and Services and Campus Life at West Virginia Wesleyan College are co-sponsoring a presentation by hip-hop radio founder and host Jay Smooth on March 14. The program will begin 7 p.m. in Wesley Chapel. Smooth is New York City’s lon... FULL STORY

BCT Fundraiser Puns and Buns?
February 21, 2016

Buckhannon Community Theatre is proud to present “Puns and Buns”, a fundraiser featuring The Vintage Theatre Company’s Fearless Fools Comedy and Improvisation group on Friday, March 18th at 6:00 PM at the Buckhannon VFW Post 3663. The Fearless Fools will present an evening of outrageous and original... FULL STORY

Risen movie: Resurrection hoax?
February 12, 2016

By Rusty Wright Did Jesus Christ really rise from the dead, or was his "resurrection" an elaborate hoax? Suppose you had been present at the events surrounding Jesus' death, burial and alleged resurrection, and could study the evidence yourself. Suppose, as a skeptic, you had the power and... FULL STORY

THE CASE OF THE SPOTTY-EYED FISH HAWK
February 10, 2016

The WV Wesleyan College Department of Theatre & Dance presents THE CASE OF THE SPOTTY-EYED FISH HAWK Written and Directed by Gregory Greg Mach Robber barons, hippies, dim-witted academics and goofy tree-huggers battle it out at an investors' meeting for the largest lumber mill ever built. Wi... FULL STORY

ZuZu African Acrobats to Perform at Wesleyan
February 5, 2016

West Virginia Wesleyan College will present Zuzu African Acrobats on Wednesday, February 10, at 7 p.m. in the Culpepper Auditorium of the Virginia Thomas Law Center for Performing Arts. Appearing on season 6 and making it to the semi-finals of NBC’s America’s Got Talent, the Zuzu African Acrobats... FULL STORY

Ilene Evans Storytelling Seminar Feb. 13
February 5, 2016

On Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in the Greek Alumni Room, Virginia Thomas Law Performing Arts Center, WV Wesleyan College, Ilene Evans’ storytelling workshop will be available here in Buckhannon. The length for this workshop/seminar is 2 hours, will run from 1 pm to 3 pm and the program is suitable for ... FULL STORY

W.Va. State Parks invitation to celebrate New Year
December 18, 2015

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia state parks have become popular places to bring in the New Year and they will offer a variety of dinners and dances and packaged options to close out 2015. State park lodges that are celebrating New Year’s Eve with parties Dec. 31, include Tygart Lake, Cac... FULL STORY

BCT Production of A Christmas Carol
December 11, 2015

Ebeneezer Scrooge is a grouch. He is a greedy businessman who never has a kind word for anyone and is infamous for his lack of Christmas cheer. When three ghosts of Christmas pay him a visit, Scrooge is given the opportunity to examine his conscience, inspiring him to change his ways and be transfor... FULL STORY

The Augusta Youth Ballet Company
December 6, 2015

BUCKHANNON, W. Va. – The August Youth Ballet Company is proud to present the holiday classic ballet, “The Nutcracker” from Dec. 11-13 at the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of West Virginia Wesleyan College. The performances on Friday, Dec. 11 and Saturday Dec. 12... FULL STORY

Christmas Dinner Theater with Mick Souter
November 10, 2015

BUCKHANNON — A Christmas dinner theater featuring Mick Souter as Stephen Foster will be performed Friday, Dec. 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Audrey’s Restaurant. Tickets are $25 each and include dinner. The menu features a choice of baked steak or baked ham with all the fixings. Tickets are available at Bu... FULL STORY

Appalachian Ghost Stories
October 20, 2015

Just in time for Halloween, join some of Buckhannon Community Theatre's scariest actors on Thursday, October 29, as they read and share with you a variety of spooky tales from the ghost-filled mountains, eerie hollows, and dark nooks and crannies of West Virginia. Located in Lascaux Micro-Theatr... FULL STORY

“Ghost of Windsor Manor” Murder Mystery Dinner
September 23, 2015

LOGAN, West Virginia – An eccentric spinster aunt has called together members of her family to inform them that her young nephew was discovered dead, hanging from the balcony railing that morning. A note was pinned to his body warning the family to leave the manor at once. Apparently, the ghost of W... FULL STORY

Wesleyan Night at Festival Fridays
August 20, 2015

West Virginia Wesleyan College will host Wesleyan Night at Festival Fridays on Friday, August 28 at Jawbone Park. The event, which begins at 5 p.m., will feature the Wesleyan jazz band, under the direction of Dr. James Moore, and the marching band, under the direction of Logan Lindsey. The commu... FULL STORY

Summer Theatre Presenting Quilters and Aladdin
July 23, 2015

Let us entertain you with two outstanding shows for the whole family! Buckhannon Community Theatre presents Quilters and Disney's Aladdin- Kids for two consecutive weekends. Disney’s Aladdin, Kids will be presented on July 31-August 1 at 7:00 PM and August 2 at 2:30 PM in Buckhannon-Upshur High S... FULL STORY

THE RURAL ROUTE FILM FESTIVAL - BEST OF SHORTS
July 3, 2015

For the month of July, at Lascaux Micro-theater, 33 east Main Street, Buckhannon, on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM, we are featuring: THE RURAL ROUTE FILM FESTIVAL - BEST OF SHORTS - 2015 2015, USA, Rated PG This is a great collection of short films from the Rural Route Film ... FULL STORY

Three Historic Portrayals at Watoga State Park
June 19, 2015

MARLINTON, West Virginia – The West Virginia Humanities Council’s History Alive! Programs are popular and present actor portrayals of figures who contributed to the Mountain State’s history. Three noted individuals will be portrayed at Watoga State Park in 2015: Ostenaco, Porte Crayon and Sacagawea.... FULL STORY

Sacagawea Portrayal at Four W.Va. State Parks
June 15, 2015

CAIRO, West Virginia – Sacagawea (c.1790 – 1812?) will be portrayed by Mary Dailey of Ronceverte in a West Virginia Humanities Council History Alive! program at four of West Virginia’s state parks during the summer of 2015. The first presentation is at North Bend State Park amphitheater on West Vir... FULL STORY

“Mamie” and “The Addams Family”
June 9, 2015

LOGAN, West Virginia – Two summer theater shows will be presented at Chief Logan State Park’s Liz Spurlock Amphitheater in 2015. Local singers, actors and actresses will perform “Mamie” and “The Addams Family” in June, July and August. “Mamie” is a murder mystery based on events occur... FULL STORY

Free Concert Presented by BCO
April 22, 2015

The Buckhannon Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Patience Brock will present its spring concert on Sunday, May 3, at 3:00 p.m. in Wesley Chapel on the campus of West Virginia Wesleyan College. The concert will include works by J.S. Bach, Grieg, Schubert, and other composers. Harpist E... FULL STORY

DanceWorks to Present Performance at WVWC
April 15, 2015

West Virginia Wesleyan College’s Department of Theatre & Dance will present DanceWorks on April 24 and 25 at 8 p.m. in the Culpepper Auditorium of the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts. This yearly performance provides a showcase for Wesleyan students to perform their own choreograp... FULL STORY

Call for Courthouse Entertainment
March 18, 2015

The West Virginia Strawberry Festival is now accepting soloists, groups, musicians, comedy acts and special talent for Thursday, May 14, Friday, May 15, and Saturday, May 16, during the scheduled Courthouse Entertainment. If you are interested in sharing your talents, contact Carol Long at 304-4... FULL STORY

Concentus Vocum, WVWC Select Vocal Ensemble Tour
March 6, 2015

Concentus Vocum, West Virginia Wesleyan College’s select ensemble, will embark on a six day tour from Tuesday, March 10 through Sunday, March 15. The performers will be visiting schools and performing evening concerts and services at churches throughout the state. The complete performance schedu... FULL STORY

Buckhannon Chamber Orchestra Prepares for Spring
February 23, 2015

Members of the Buckhannon Chamber Orchestra will soon begin rehearsals for their annual spring concert. Local musicians who play violin, viola, cello, or bass are welcome to join the group. The rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 on the top floor of the education buildin... FULL STORY

Arts Alive! Programming Scheduled for Spring
February 10, 2015

West Virginia Wesleyan College is pleased to announce the series of Arts Alive! events available to the public for the spring semester. Kicking off the semester will be Gia T. presents Frameworks on February 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Culpepper Auditorium of the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Pe... FULL STORY

Create Buckhannon Presents A Community Gathering
February 6, 2015

Festival Fridays -- Every Friday from May 29, 2015 until September 11, 2015 you are invited to Buckhannon's Jawbone Park to share in this community event. There is no admission charge, just bring a lawn chair, your children, grand-children, friends, neighbors and enjoy the festival's events each wee... FULL STORY

“A Night of Love”
January 20, 2015

Join Buckhannon Community Theatre and our sponsor, The 88 Restaurant and Lounge, for a Valentine’s Day special “A Night of Love”, a musical and theatre revue on February 13th and 14th. Buckhannon Community Theatre will be hosting a night of singing and acting as we celebrate various forms of love! H... FULL STORY

Buckhannon Choral Society Concert December 14
November 30, 2014

On Dec. 14 at 2 PM in Wesley Chapel, the Buckhannon Choral Society (BCS) will present a Christmas concert under the leadership of its new director, Ms. Sarah Nale. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Art from West Virginia Wesleyan College, a Master of Music from Shenandoah Conservatory and is completing he... FULL STORY

Urinetown, the Musical Opens at Wesleyan
November 20, 2014

The West Virginia Wesleyan College Department of Theatre & Dance will present the comedy Urinetown, the Musical on December 4 – 6 at 8 p.m. in the Culpepper Auditorium of the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts. There will be an additional matinee Saturday, December 6 at 2 p.m. Th... FULL STORY

A cappella trio "Bare Bones" to Perform
November 3, 2014

MULLENS, West Virginia – An evening with dinner and great music by a cappella trio Bare Bones is planned at Twin Falls Resort State Park Nov. 8. ‘It’s a little twist on a dinner theater,” said Tanya Humphrey, activities coordinator at this Wyoming County travel destination. “A cappell... FULL STORY

SPOOKY Night Tours at W.Va Wildlife Center
October 21, 2014

FRENCH CREEK, W.Va. – The name says it all: SPOOKY Night Tours. The 4th annual event at the West Virginia State Wildlife Center in French Creek will be held Oct. 24 and 25, 2014. This family friendly event is a rare opportunity to visit the Wildlife Center at night. Hayrides around th... FULL STORY

Department of Music to Present Evening Concert
October 8, 2014

The West Virginia Wesleyan College Department of Music will present an Evening of Music on Thursday, October 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Culpepper Auditorium of the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts. The concert will kick off Homecoming weekend for the College. This year’s Evening o... FULL STORY

Charlottesville Group 'Love Canon' to Perform
October 7, 2014

Love Canon from Charlottesville, VA will take the stage on October 15 in the Culpepper Auditorium in the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts at West Virginia Wesleyan College. Sponsored by Bobcat Entertainment, the group will perform at 7:30 p.m. The Love Canon musicians, led by g... FULL STORY

Theatre Department Presents First Production
September 30, 2014

The Department of Theatre and Drama at West Virginia Wesleyan College presents The Laramie Project on October 9-11 at 8 p.m. in Culpepper Auditorium in the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts. The Laramie Project, directed by Greg Mach and written by Moises Kaufman and members of ... FULL STORY

FLASHBACK plays at Pipestem
September 9, 2014

PIPESTEM, West Virginia – It's a classic rock evening with FLASHBACK at Pipestem Resort State Park Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. “This is an extra summer show at the park amphitheater and is a September treat,” said Kim Hawkins, Pipestem activities coordinator. Band members incl... FULL STORY

The Identical movie: Elvis-esque, Secret Past
September 3, 2014

By Rusty Wright Ever have trouble getting people you love to embrace your life dreams? You'll likely identify with Ryan Wade in The Identical. Music is in his soul. He has the looks, voice and moves of Elvis, and drives audiences wild. But his preacher father has different dreams for him, s... FULL STORY

Arts Alive! Fall Series Schedule Now Available
August 28, 2014

West Virginia Wesleyan College will offer a variety of Arts Alive! events during the fall semester. All events are open to the public. Opening the year’s series will be Printmakers Sage Perrot and Adam Leestma. The art show is open September 9 – October 9 in Sleeth Gallery in McCuskey Hall. A... FULL STORY

New Football Movie: Character Trumps Winning
August 18, 2014

By Rusty Wright Could a football coach who teaches his players that character trumps winning…win games? Consistently? It's happened – and quite dramatically – inspiring the film When the Game Stands Tall, opening August 22. Coach Bob Ladouceur led a struggling, obscure, Catholic Californ... FULL STORY

“Porte Crayon” – History Alive! Performance
August 13, 2014

DAVIS, West Virginia – David Hunter Strother, also known as “Porte Crayon,” was a renowned West Virginia author and artist who will be portrayed by Don Teter of Monterville, West Virginia during a special presentation at Canaan Valley Resort State Park Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. The interactive h... FULL STORY

Buckhannon Community Theatre Presents Oliver!
August 1, 2014

Buckhannon Community Theatre will present the musical classic Oliver! August 7th, 8th, and 9th at 7:30 PM and August 10th at 2:30 PM at the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of West Virginia Wesleyan College. Oliver!, with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart, is based upo... FULL STORY

Kendrick Brothers Wrap Production on Fifth Film
July 31, 2014

Faith Film From Creators of COURAGEOUS Highlights Power of Prayer,a Regular Practice for Nine of 10 Americans CHARLOTTE, N.C. – July 29, 2014 – Alex and Stephen Kendrick—creators of hit faith films FIREPROOF and COURAGEOUS—have just wrapped principal photography on their anticipated fifth movie... FULL STORY

“The Golden Age of Illusion”
July 29, 2014

St. Joseph’s Hospital and West Virginia Wesleyan College will host their eighth annual Gala on Friday, August 15th at the Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, West Virginia. “The Golden Age of Illusion” invites you to experience a time when the Masters of the Grand Illusion amazed Victorian audiences throug... FULL STORY

“Lasagna and Laughs” Fundraiser
July 21, 2014

Buckhannon Community is proud to present “Lasagna and Laughs”, a fundraiser featuring The Vintage Theatre Company’s Fearless Fools Comedy and Improvisation group on Sunday July 27th at the Buckhannon Moose Lodge.   The Fearless Fools will present an evening of outrageous and original comedy for a... FULL STORY

Summer Concert Series to be Held on Campus
July 4, 2014

West Virginia Wesleyan College, in conjunction with the Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA), will be hosting a summer concert series on the College’s Buckhannon campus. During each concert, donations will be collected to benefit the sustainability of the arts in Upshur and Randolph Counties. “... FULL STORY

Independence Day Holiday Weekend
July 2, 2014

ROANOKE, West Virginia – Nothing says summer fun like the Fourth of July holiday. Stonewall Resort in Lewis County will offer activities the whole family will enjoy Independence Day weekend, July 4-6, 2014, including live music and fireworks. Steve Ludwig, director of sales and market... FULL STORY

Trains, Night Golf, and Bluegrass
June 26, 2014

SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia –The last weekend of June 2014 is brimming with a variety of activities and events at West Virginia’s state parks. For example, Night Golf at Pipestem Resort State Park is a new addition to outdoor summer fun. “The evening temperatures are great and a b... FULL STORY

Pickin’ and Story Tellin’ at Pipestem State Park
June 18, 2014

PIPESTEM, West Virginia – Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings of West Virginia Day week are brimming with music and stories at Pipestem Resort State Park. In addition to hikes and nature center activities, this Summers County destination features three special events. June 19, 2014 - Thursday ... FULL STORY

Celebrate West Virginia Day Weekend
June 13, 2014

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Day, June 20, falls on a Friday in 2014, opening up the whole weekend to a variety of outdoors activities at West Virginia’s state parks. Planned events include a Civil War encampment, concerts and birthday parties. Here is a list of planned activities for Wes... FULL STORY

Maurice Ulmer Group Performs At Pipestem
June 10, 2014

PIPESTEM, West Virginia – The Maurice Ulmer Group will be the next performers for the 2014 Pipestem Resort State Park Summer Amphitheater Series June 14. This group has been performing its brand of classic rock and roll, blues and rockabilly in the two Virginias for many years. They also will play o... FULL STORY

Kick Off Summer with Live Music and Fireworks
May 20, 2014

ROANOKE, W.Va. - Stonewall Resort State Park will host a Memorial Day Weekend celebration featuring live music and fireworks the evening of May 25. Steve Ludwig, sales and marketing director, said, “Summer is almost here and the staff at Stonewall have a host of Memorial Day activitie... FULL STORY

Moms' Night Out movie: Laughs, Plus Hope for Moms
May 2, 2014

By Rusty Wright Want laughs, plus a way to tell a mother she's loved? Take her to see Moms' Night Out, opening Mother's Day weekend. When I visited this film's set last year, actors and producers promised it would be a hoot. They've delivered, with loads of family fun. I laughed out loud. ... FULL STORY

Jazz Ensembles Set to Swing at Spring Concert
April 29, 2014

West Virginia Wesleyan College’s jazz ensemble will present their annual spring concert this Friday, May 2 at 8:00 p.m. in the Culpepper Auditorium in the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts. The concert will feature Wesleyan’s Big Band as well as University High School (UHS) jazz en... FULL STORY

Pennington Project Band
April 24, 2014

The Pennington Project, a local band, will play a free concert at Chief Logan LodgeSaturday, April 26, starting at 7p.m. The show is open to the public to enjoy listening and dancing. The Pennington Project is a three-to-six piece Charleston-based band that plays jazz, golden oldies ... FULL STORY

Buckhannon Chamber Orchestra Concert May 4
April 6, 2014

The conductor of the Buckhannon Chamber Orchestra, Patience Brock, has announced the program for the group's annual spring concert. As a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the first appearance of the Beatles in the US, the concert will include Yesterday and Michelle by John Lennon and Paul Mc... FULL STORY

Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. Headlines at Stonewall
March 19, 2014

WESTON, W.Va. – The Arnold Palmer Signature Course at Stonewall Resort opens March 29 for the 2014 season with special rates and an April Fools Golf Tournament March 30. To celebrate the new season, Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., West Virginia native and the 2011 winner of NBC TV’s Americ... FULL STORY

Musical Little Shop of Horrors
March 4, 2014

“Someone show me the way to get out of here,” moan the inhabitants of skid row in Little Shop of Horrors, the spring musical at West Virginia Wesleyan College. The Music Department and Theatre & Dance are collaborating once again to bring Broadway-style entertainment to Buckhannon on March 27-29 in ... FULL STORY

Mountain Stage Announces Final Guest Artists
February 26, 2014

West Virginia Wesleyan College and Mountain Stage with Larry Grose are pleased to announce the addition of three musical artists to perform on April 6 at the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts in the Culpepper Auditorium. Added to the list of artists are Della Mae, Cahalen Morris... FULL STORY

Heaven is for Real
February 25, 2014

Randall Wallace, Joe Roth and T.D. Jakes Bring A Boy's Story of Heaven to the Big Screen April 16 Culver City, CA–Feb. 19, 2014–From the international bestseller, and with an impressive Hollywood creative team and cast, HEAVEN IS FOR REAL–the spellbinding story of 4-year-old Colton Burpo’s trip ... FULL STORY

Joint Effort Brings Songs of the Civil War to Town
February 24, 2014

The Annie Merner Pfeiffer Library, the Honors Program, and the Department of Music at West Virginia Wesleyan College will hold a special event on Thursday, February 27 at 7 p.m. in the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts on the Buckhannon campus. We Are Coming, Father Abram: Abraham ... FULL STORY

NEW FEATURE FILM COMEDY: 'MOMS' NIGHT OUT'
January 29, 2014

Culver City, CA – Jan. 28, 2014 – With a laugh-packed mix of big-screen, small-screen and music stars, Patricia Heaton and her husband, David Hunt have executive-produced MOMS’ NIGHT OUT, a new kind of family comedy in theaters May 9, 2014–just in time for Mother’s Day. From TriStar Pictures, dis... FULL STORY

Mountain Stage Returns to Wesleyan
January 29, 2014

West Virginia Wesleyan College will host Mountain Stage with Larry Groce, the internationally distributed live performance radio program, for the fourth consecutive year. Mountain Stage returns on Sunday, April 6 at 7 p.m. for a performance at the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts. ... FULL STORY

Ballroom & Latin Dance Weekend
January 18, 2014

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Go dancing at one of two West Virginia state parks the weekend of Jan. 24-26, 2014. A Ballroom and Latin Dance weekend is planned at Stonewall Resort and a Couples Country-Western Dance Weekend will be held at Pipestem Resort. Both weekends are geared toward ... FULL STORY

Spring Arts Alive! Events Announced
January 16, 2014

West Virginia Wesleyan College will offer a variety of Arts Alive! events during the spring semester, including the fourth consecutive year featuring Mountain Stage. All events are open to the public. Opening the season is the art department showcasing a video programme from the New Media Caucu... FULL STORY

Community Theatre Seeking Directors
December 9, 2013

The Buckhannon Community Theatre is seeking directors for its 2014 season. The theatre's first production will be "Steel Magnolias" in the spring of 2014. "Oliver!" will be performed Aug. 7-10, and "Dracula" is planned for October, near Halloween. Anyone interested in directing any of the prod... FULL STORY

A Christmas Carol and More at Cacapon
December 7, 2013

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. – Some of the best gifts are not wrappable, and that includes participating in activities at Cacapon State Park in Berkeley Springs, W.Va. “Visiting the park with friends or as a family is truly a gift when things seem to revolve around material things,” said R... FULL STORY

Concentus Vocum Begins Concert Tour
December 5, 2013

West Virginia Wesleyan College’s Concentus Vocum will embark on a tour of West Virginia and Washington D.C. from December 11 through 15. The ensemble will visit and work with high school choral programs throughout the state and offer performances at host churches in the evenings. The tour begins... FULL STORY

Percussion Ensemble Presents Fall Concert
November 19, 2013

West Virginia Wesleyan College Percussion Ensemble will present its annual fall concert in the Loar Music Hall on Wednesday, November 20, at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. Under the direction of music director and conductor Robert Baden, the evening will feature various ... FULL STORY

Wild West Dinner Theater Spurs Fun at Twin Falls
November 1, 2013

TWIN FALLS, W.Va. - Enjoy a night of Wild West adventure and some good grub at Twin Falls Resort State Park Nov. 9, as the park hosts a “History Alive” presentation with an interpretive performance of Belle Star. There were many people who embodied the spirit of the Old West and one ... FULL STORY

Buckhannon Chamber Orchestra to Present Concert
November 1, 2013

The Buckhannon Chamber Orchestra will present its next concert on Sunday, November 10, at 3:00 p.m. in Wesley Chapel on the campus of West Virginia Wesleyan College. The concert will again feature Eric Harshbarger, a WVWC student on the harp. One of the pieces Eric will play is Prayer by Ernest... FULL STORY

"Silent Night, Deadly Night"
October 30, 2013

ANSTED, W.Va. - A blizzard and an avalanche have closed a road down the mountain. That is the scenario and the premise of a murder mystery evening at Hawks Nest State Park scheduled Nov. 2, 2013. The “whodunit” event, “Silent Night, Deadly Night,” begins at 7 p.m. at Hawks Nest Rest... FULL STORY

Dates for Fall Planetarium Schedule Released
October 28, 2013

The Planetarium at West Virginia Wesleyan College has released show dates for the November and December seasons. November 2- Webb Space Telescope: The Next Great Observatory. The James Webb Space Telescope will see infrared light and is scheduled for launch in 2014 as a successor to the Hubble ... FULL STORY

Buckhannon Choral Society Fall Concert
October 24, 2013

The Buckhannon Choral Society will present a fall concert featuring folk music on Sunday, October 27 at 3:00 pm. in Wesley Chapel on the campus of West Virginia Wesleyan College. The cost of the concert is $8 for seniors/students and $10 for adults. To many people folk music is the music of ... FULL STORY

New NASA Movie Filmed and Edited in Tucker County
October 22, 2013

Water Falls, a new movie produced for NASA, was principally shot and edited by West Virginia-based production company Verglas Media. The Science On a Sphere short film presents the upcoming Global Precipitation Measurement satellite mission, a high-tech NASA project that will study global precipitat... FULL STORY

College to Host West Virginia Symphony Orchestra
September 21, 2013

The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra (WVSO) will appear at West Virginia Wesleyan College on Friday, September 27 at 8 p.m. in the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts during Family Weekend. The Orchestra is appearing at the College as part of the Arts Alive! series and is sponsored p... FULL STORY

Sky Shows Announced
August 26, 2013

The Planetarium at West Virginia Wesleyan announced its Sky Shows throughout the months of September and October. Shows are held the first and third Saturdays of each month at 8 p.m. and last approximately one hour. On September 7, will show Apollo 8: Go for TLI: Seven months before NASA attempt... FULL STORY

Music, Dancing, Bird Counting, And More
August 24, 2013

PIPESTEM, W.Va. – The late summer through early winter months bring a variety of outdoor activity options to visitors and guests at Pipestem Resort State Park. Pond walks. Miniature golf tournaments. Hayrides and campfires. Crafts and nature hikes. Most activities are free to attend and open to the ... FULL STORY

All Nations Drum, Native American Group to Perform
August 24, 2013

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. – The Point Pleasant Battle Days Committee and Tu-Endie-Wei State Park are proud to announce that “All Nations Drum,” a Native American drum group, will be performing as part of Point Pleasant Battle Days Oct. 5. All Nation’s Drum is a renowned group dedicated t... FULL STORY

Wesleyan Offers Exciting Performances This Fall
August 23, 2013

This fall, West Virginia Wesleyan College will offer a variety of entertainment for the community to enjoy. The line-up includes a performance of Smokey Joe’s Café and a concert by the West Virginia Symphony, as well as art exhibits, musical performances, and theatre productions. LOLWUT will ope... FULL STORY

Weston Jazz Stroll Set
August 21, 2013

The Weston Jazz Stroll is this Fri., Aug. 23...free music at four downtown restaurants - Second and Center; Thyme Bistro, Kathy's Riverside and the Pink Moon starting at 6:30, 7:45, and 9 p.m. The Weston Town Market will open at 5 p.m. that evening on West Second Street. There will be a Summe... FULL STORY

Encore Presentation of Privy Evolution
July 14, 2013

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. - Presentation number two of “History of Bathrooms…From Ancient Times to the 21st Century” will be presented by Dr. Ray Swick, West Virginia State Parks historian, on Saturday, July 20, 2013, at 1 p.m. Dr. Swick made his first presentation April 20. The talk is bein... FULL STORY

Summer Planetarium Schedule
July 5, 2013

The Planetarium at West Virginia Wesleyan College has released show dates for the July and August seasons. July 6- Building the Universe. Deep under Geneva Switzerland, the Large Hadron collider might offer clues about the big bang; meanwhile investigators probe the origin of the planets and th... FULL STORY

Summer Winds And Woodwinds Welcome Visitors
July 4, 2013

DAVIS, W.Va. - Cooler temperatures in the mountain valley and a multitude of activities and entertainment are scheduled at Canaan Valley area of West Virginia. Kite flying at Windfest and The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra performance at Canaan Valley Resort State Park, and fireworks in Thomas are some... FULL STORY

Lou Maiuri and the Appalachian Country Cloggers
July 2, 2013

PIPESTEM, W.Va. - Circle up! It's an evening of square dancing with caller Lou Maiuri and the Appalachian Country Cloggers at Pipestem Resort State Park on Thursday, July 4, 2013. Dancing begins at 8 p.m. in the McKeever Lodge in the Faulconer Meeting Room. “If you know your left fro... FULL STORY

State Park Hosts Wheeling Symphony
June 30, 2013

DAVIS, W.Va – The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra will perform at the 23rd Annual Celebration of the Arts on Saturday July 6, at Canaan Valley Resort State Park. Featuring Music Director Andre Raphel, the Symphony will begin this free concert at 3 p.m. with Chris Tedesco as special guest artist. The aft... FULL STORY

BCT to Present “Into The Woods”
June 27, 2013

Tickets are now on sale for Buckhannon Community Theatre’s (BCT) production of Into the Woods with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. Directed by BCT veteran Ron Williams with musical direction by Joshua Stubbs, the musical is an interwoven story of several Brothers Grim... FULL STORY

GIANT BIRTHDAY CAKE TO BE SERVED
June 19, 2013

Celebration begins at 1:50 p.m., Thursday, June 20th CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced details of the giant birthday cake to be served during the birthday celebration at the State Capitol later this week. The main cake will be a detailed replica of the State Capitol build... FULL STORY

Kanawha State Forest Swimming Pool
June 12, 2013

June activities add to outdoor opportunities CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Kanawha State Forest swimming pool is open for the summer on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. The price is $3 for adults and $2 for children 11 and younger. ... FULL STORY

Cass Scenic Dinner Trains
June 1, 2013

CASS, W.Va. - Dinner Trains at Cass Scenic Railroad have evolved over time. A Pocahontas County tourist destination, the inclusion of evening trips in addition to the day trips at Cass are great fun. “Evening trips began with the novel thought of trips up the mountain at dusk,” sai... FULL STORY

Bluegrass Festival May 10-11
May 3, 2013

CAIRO, W.Va. – The 19th annual Bluegrass Festival at North Bend State Park features seven bands over a two-day period, May 10-11. Bluegrass weekends are popular across the United States, from Kentucky, Tennessee and Pennsylvania, to “Pickin’ in Parsons” in West Virginia. “We’re not the biggest fest... FULL STORY

Pipestem State Park Amphitheater Staged for Fun
May 1, 2013

PIPESTEM, W.Va. – Pipestem Resort State Park in Summers County has a variety of entertainment planned for the 2013 summer season, from a community band and local music school productions to bluegrass and gospel music evenings. Pipestem’s 525-seat amphitheater is a summer outdoor venue. Show attendee... FULL STORY

Civil War Encampment Featured at North Bend
April 30, 2013

CAIRO, W.Va. – North Bend State Park will host a Civil War encampment at the Old Playground Area May 3 and 4, 2013. The Kanawha Artillery Battery D from Saint Marys, W.Va., portrays the Union regiment in the 14th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Co. F, as well as Confederate soldiers under the Kanaw... FULL STORY

Jazz Ensembles to Present Spring Concert
April 25, 2013

West Virginia Wesleyan College’s jazz ensembles will present their annual spring concert on Friday, April 26 at 8 p.m. in the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts. This year’s spring concert will feature a mix of student and guest artist performances. Dr. James Moore, director of j... FULL STORY

Summer Planetarium Schedule Released
April 25, 2013

The Planetarium at West Virginia Wesleyan College has released show dates for the May and June seasons. May 4 – The Flight of Apollo 7. This 1968 documentary chronicles the first flight of humans aboard the then-new Apollo spacecraft, which was designed to take humans to the Moon. May 18 – ... FULL STORY

Buckhannon Chamber Orchestra Concert
April 16, 2013

The Buckhannon Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of its long-time conductor, Patience Brock, will present its next concert on Mother’s Day, May 12 at 3:00 p.m., in Wesley Chapel on the campus of West Virginia Wesleyan College. Eric Harshbarger, a student at WVWC will again play his har... FULL STORY

Students to Perform in Danceworks
April 8, 2013

The Department of Theatre & Dance at West Virginia Wesleyan College will present two concerts this week at the Culpepper Auditorium in the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, April 11 and Friday, April 12 at 8:00 pm. This year, Gretchen Moore and Nina Scattaregia, lec... FULL STORY

NEOTERIC to Perform at WVWC
April 2, 2013

NEOTERIC, a unique trio from the University of Southern Illinois (Carbondale campus) will perform in Loar Auditorium at West Virginia Wesleyan College on Monday, April 15, at 7:30 pm. This trio is the only one of its kind, combining the bassoon, cello, and French Horn. They perform a ... FULL STORY

Pirates of Penzance to Open
March 27, 2013

Buckhannon, WV- The West Virginia Wesleyan College Department of Theater & Dance is partnering with the Department of Music to produce Gilbert & Sullivan’s exuberant musical theatre masterpiece Pirates of Penzance. The play runs Thursday and Friday, April 4 and 5 at 8 p.m., and twice on Saturday, Ap... FULL STORY

“Murder Among the Meringues”
March 25, 2013

CAIRO, W.Va. – Gigi Sharp and The Meringues newest song, “Sweet Sugar,” is a hit single, topping the charts. And, Gigi has just learned that she has been nominated for a Grammy award for the song. Gigi is currently touring the nation, promoting a new album. Gigi is a fabulous singer. The Meringues a... FULL STORY

PLANS FOR ANNUAL EASTER CARNIVAL
March 14, 2013

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin today invited West Virginians to participate in an Easter Carnival at the Capitol grounds on Saturday, March 23rd. "From pictures with the Easter Bunny to games, face painting, clowns and more, each year the Easter Carn... FULL STORY

“Murder Among the Meringues”
March 14, 2013

LOGAN, W.Va. – Gigi Sharp and The Meringues’ newest song, Sweet Sugar, is a hit single, topping the charts. And, Gigi has just learned that she has been nominated for a Grammy award for the song and is currently touring the nation, promoting a new album. Gigi is a fabulous singer. The Meringues are ... FULL STORY

‘Three Rivers: The Bluestone, Gauley and New’
March 1, 2013

Documentary premiers March 3 on WVPBS SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- “Three Rivers: The Bluestone, Gauley and New,” will premier on WVPBS Sunday, March 3 at 8 p.m. and again at 11 p.m. The 90-minute documentary is produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting, with assistance from the National P... FULL STORY

Spring Planetarium Schedule Released
February 14, 2013

The Planetarium at West Virginia Wesleyan College has released show dates for the March and April seasons. March 2- IMAX Hubble. In this IMAX movie, you will travel with the astronauts as they make vital repairs and upgrades to the Hubble Space Telescope. March 16- Bill Nye: The Planets. In ... FULL STORY

West Virginia Dance Company to Perform
February 14, 2013

The West Virginia Wesleyan Department of Dance and Arts Alive! will host the annual Winter Dance Festival on February 22-23 in the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts. On Friday, February 22, the West Virginia Dance Company (WVDC) will perform a concert at 8 p.m. in the Culpepper Audi... FULL STORY

Concentus Vocum Members Participate in Honor Choir
February 12, 2013

Nine members of Concentus Vocum, the select vocal ensemble, at West Virginia Wesleyan College, had the opportunity to participate as members of the West Virginia American Choral Directors’ Association Collegiate Honor Choir from February 1-2. In conjunction with the association’s annual state c... FULL STORY

Mountain Stage Returns to Wesleyan
February 4, 2013

“Mountain Stage w/ Larry Groce,” the internationally distributed live performance radio program, returns West Virginia Wesleyan College, Sunday, April 7 for a performance at the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts. General admission tickets for the event will be $30 in advance. A limi... FULL STORY

Nichole Greene Chosen to Reign
January 30, 2013

Nichole Greene was chosen from among nearly 90 contestants as “Miss West Virginia Association of Fairs and Festivals” at the group’s annual pageant held in Charleston January 11-12. Greene, who represented the West Virginia Oil and Gas Festival in Sistersville in the “Queen of Queens” contest, will ... FULL STORY

“Wonder of the World”
January 22, 2013

The West Virginia Wesleyan College Department of Theatre and Dance presents David Lindsay-Abaire’s hilarious play Wonder of the World. The play will run from January 31 to February 2, and then again from February 8 to February 9 at 8 p.m., with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. in Room 11 of the English... FULL STORY

Arts Alive! Announced for Spring Semester
January 18, 2013

West Virginia Wesleyan College is pleased to announce the cultural events for the spring semester. The first event opened with the 2013 WVWC Art Faculty Biennale, a compilation of recent and ongoing works by the faculty of the WVWC Art Department. The exhibit will continue through January 31 in Slee... FULL STORY

Alumna, Professor Bring Grammy Ties to College
January 7, 2013

An artist can go through his or her entire life and never be recognized for their talent. However, there is something to be said for an artist who can not only find a place in which to showcase their talent, but also be acknowledged for it. A Grammy nomination, for instance, is a perfect example;... FULL STORY

A Movie Review of “The Hobbit”
By Don Smith
December 16, 2012

When it comes to Peter Jackson as a director, my vote is squarely in his column. Once again, he has managed to take his audience on a journey back to Middle Earth in the prequel to “The Lord of the Rings”, entitled “The Hobbit”. For anyone that is familiar with the JRR Tolkien series, this movie ... FULL STORY

Tourism Adventure Media Advisory For December
December 13, 2012

Christmas in the Park: now until Dec. 31, Chief Logan State Park, Logan Celebrate the season with Christmas in the Park and more than a mile of drive-through holiday lights. Enjoy more than 120 display pieces and more than 1 million lights. Hours are from dark until 10 p.m. each evening through ... FULL STORY

Princesses Proceed to North Bend State Park
December 13, 2012

CAIRO, W.Va. – The fourth annual “Little Princess Ball,” scheduled for January 5, 2013, at North Bend State Park, is an evening for dads and daughters. “Little girls ages 5-12 and their fathers do have a ball at this event,” according to Ken Zebo, event coordinator at North Bend. The event includ... FULL STORY

Hawks Nest State Park Winter Dinner Parties
December 11, 2012

ANSTED, W.Va. – From the New River/Central Appalachian music styles of Doug and Shelley Harper to “Lady D’s” first-person performance of legendary Bessie Smith, Hawks Nest State Park has scheduled six Saturdays of evening entertainment and dinner for early 2013. Hawks Nest State Park is located ... FULL STORY

Tracks for Radio Controlled Cars Enthusiasts
December 11, 2012

PIPESTEM, W.Va. – Radio controlled (R/C) cars are enjoyed by kids and adults, often together. “It’s an outdoor activity. It’s a lot of fun.” said Paul Redford, lodge parks administrator with West Virginia’s state parks. An advocate of outdoor recreation, Redford worked with the recreation staff at ... FULL STORY

Two Distinct Nights of Jazz
December 4, 2012

On Friday, December 7, 2012 at 8 p.m., WV Wesleyan’s “Big Band” will present their annual winter jazz concert, sharing the stage with the Buckhannon-Upshur High School Jazz Ensemble. This concert, which is free and open to the public, will feature the music of Mike Tomaro and promises to be a great ... FULL STORY

College Celebrates Festival of Lessons and Carols
November 27, 2012

On December 2, West Virginia Wesleyan will celebrate the holidays with its annual Festival of Lessons and Carols. Under the direction of R. Daniel Hughes, associate professor and director of choral activities, the service will feature works by Pinkham, Palestrina, Argento, Mouton, Lauridsen, Gardine... FULL STORY

BCT Announces 2013 Season
November 26, 2012

Buckhannon Community Theatre is excited to announce its 2013 season, featuring a variety of shows for all interests and ages. The season opens with a play by Bruce Graham for mature audiences entitled Coyote on a Fence. The show features a small adult cast and explores the concept of the death pen... FULL STORY

Musical Comedy Show Comes to WVWC
November 21, 2012

West Virginia Wesleyan College’s Arts Alive! Series will feature Broadway’s Next H!T Musical, New York City’s original award-winning improvised musical comedy awards show. The group will perform on Wednesday, November 28 at 8 p.m. in the Culpepper Auditorium in the Virginia Thomas Law Center for th... FULL STORY

WVWC Percussion Ensemble and Concert Band
November 9, 2012

The West Virginia Wesleyan Concert Band and Percussion Ensemble will present the annual winter concerts. The Concert Band will perform on Tuesday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts. Under the co-direction of Professor Robert Baden and Dr. James Moore,... FULL STORY

Buckhannon Choral Society to release CD
June 7, 2012

The Buckhannon Choral Society will release a new CD of its fall concert repertoire, entitled "Simple Gifts." The CD features many familiar Thanksgiving hymns and traditional American Folk Tunes, including "How Firm a Foundation," "All Creature of Our God and King," "When the Saints Go Marching In... FULL STORY

BUCKHANNON CHORAL SOCIETY TO PRESENT CONCERT
May 30, 2012

The Buckhannon Choral Society will present “We Praise Thee, O God” on Sunday, June 3 at 3:00 pm in Wesley Chapel on the campus of West Virginia Wesleyan College. The cost of the concert is $8 for seniors/students and $10 for adults. The concert will open with a wonderful piece arranged by Ruth ... FULL STORY

Festival Fridays to Rock Buckhannon
May 27, 2012

Beginning June 8, Buckhannon is going to be the "place to be" on Friday night all summer long and into the fall. Every Friday, from June 8 to October 12 at the newly developing Jawbone Park, people from all over the state can come to enjoy music, entertainment, demonstrations, food, and West Virgini... FULL STORY

The Odd Couple!
April 12, 2012

Buckhannon Community Theatre dinner theatre performances of The Odd Couple (Female Version) on April 20th and 21st at The 88 Restaurant and Lounge. Doors open at 6:00pm and the dinner will be at 6:30pm. Make sure to reserve or purchase your tickets early. The show is great and the food will be excep... FULL STORY

WVWC Mr.& Ms. Wesleyan Comp. Part 1
March 18, 2012

WVWC talent competition held on 3/16/12 for members of WVWC fraternities and sororities. FULL STORY

WVWC Mr.& Ms. Wesleyan Comp. Part 2
March 18, 2012

The talent competition of 3/16/12 continues. FULL STORY

WVWC Mr.& Ms. Wesleyan Comp. Part 3
March 18, 2012

The talent competition of 3/16/12 continues. FULL STORY

WVWC Mr.& Ms. Wesleyan Comp. Part 4
March 18, 2012

The talent show of 3/16/12 continues. FULL STORY

WVWC Mr.& Ms. Wesleyan Comp. Part 5
March 18, 2012

The talent show of 3/16/12 continues. FULL STORY

WVWC Mr.& Ms. Wesleyan Comp. Part 6
March 19, 2012

The talent conpetition of 3/16/12 continues. FULL STORY

WVWC Mr.& Ms. Wesleyan Comp. Part 8
March 19, 2012

The judges results of the competition. FULL STORY

Mamma Mia! (1)
March 12, 2012

Arranged by Mac Huff Buckhannon Choral Society "An Evening at the Movies" May 28, 2011 FULL STORY

Mamma Mia! (2)
March 12, 2012

Arranged by Mac Huff Buckhannon Choral Society "An Evening at the Movies" May 28, 2011 FULL STORY

Buckhannon Choral Society - Christmas 2010
March 12, 2012

The Buckhannon Choral Society presented its Christmas program "Carol of Joy" on December 12, 2010 at Wesley Chapel located on the campus of West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, West Virginia. The First Noel arranged by Dan Forrest FULL STORY

John Denver - Country Roads (with lyrics)
March 12, 2012

John Denver - Country Roads (at the Wildlife Concert - 1995) FULL STORY

BUHS Marching Band Strawberry Festival
By Don Smith
March 12, 2012

BUHS Marching Band Strawberry Festival FULL STORY

Buckhannon-Upshur High School Band 2010
By Don Smith
March 12, 2012

The Buckhannon-Upshur High School Blue and White Band in performance at the Morgantown Band Spectacular on September 14, 2010 at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, WV. FULL STORY

WVWC - "My Home Among the Hills"
March 25, 2012

WVWC - "My Home Among the Hills" - a beautiful rendition. FULL STORY

WVWC - Chapter 6- It Don't Mean a Thing
March 25, 2012

WVWC - Chapter 6- It Don't Mean a Thing FULL STORY

WVWC - Virginia Thomas Law Performing Arts Center
March 25, 2012

WVWC - Virginia Thomas Law Performing Arts Center and some of it's contributions to cultural enrichment for one and all. FULL STORY