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Events for January 2019

  • Evita: Marshall Artists Series

    January 28, 2019 — Huntington, Cabell

    From Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, the geniuses behind Phantom of the Opera, Cats, and Jesus Christ Superstar, EVITA captures musical gold with its Grammy Award-winning score. EVITA combines Latin music, pop, jazz and musical theater styles that have captivated audiences for more than 40 years.

    Follow the rise of ambitious Eva Peron as she becomes the beloved iconic Argentinian First Lady, worshiped by many. Peron enthralled a nation and enchanted the world. Her story unfolds in EVITA, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, a high flying theatrical experience. This ground-breaking musical captures the rise and fall of one of the world’s most glamorous first ladies in this classic Broadway and London hit.

    Monday, January 28, 2019 at 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

    Keith Albee Performing Arts Center

    925 4th Avenue, Huntington, West Virginia 25701

  • Five Wheeling Men and Their Pre-Civil War Efforts

    January 28, 2019 — Wheeling, Ohio

    The Ohio Valley Civil War Roundtable is presenting a special lecture series this year to coincide with the Wheeling 250 observance.

    The roundtable’s series is exploring the theme of Wheeling During the Civil War. The programs are free and open to the public.

    Nine talks will be offered at 6:30 p.m. on specified Mondays in the auditorium of the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St.

    The roundtable’s regular meetings will be conducted after the lectures. The group will not meet in September or December.

    In addition to the lecture series, the Ohio Valley Civil War Roundtable is organizing a special event on Memorial Day.

    The dates and topics for the lectures are as follows:

    • Monday — “Five Wheeling Men and Their Pre-Civil War Efforts,” presented by Jeanne Finstein.
    • Feb. 25 — “Slavery in Wheeling and the Story of Lucy Bagby,” presented by John Mattox.
    • March 25 — “First (West) Virginia Infantry and Benjamin Franklin Kelley,” presented by Pete Chacalos.
    • April 29 — “Traitors in Wheeling: Stories of Those Who Signed the Ordinance of Secession,” presented by Ken Fones-Wolfe.
    • June 24 — “The B&O Railroad and Its Role in the War,” presented by Joe Laker.
    • July 22 — “Wheeling Hospital and Wheeling Ambulance,” presented by Margaret Brennan.
    • Aug. 26 — “Carlin’s Battery and Capt. John Carlin,” presented by Ed Phillips.
    • Oct. 28 — “Wheeling’s Confederate Unit, the Shriver Grays,” presented by Gerry Reilly.
    • Nov. 25 — “Pro and Con Wheeling Newspapers During the War,” presented by Laker.

    The Ohio Valley Civil War Roundtable will hold a Memorial Day walk through Greenwood Cemetery, beginning at 9 a.m. May 27. Participants will mark the graves of veterans from both sides of the conflict.

    More information at

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