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Nov 11, 2016 3:38 PM

Darkly comic 'Thumbs' delights at Hudson Players

A woman's attempts to cover up her crime go awry, and the events that follow make for the suspenseful and darkly funny "Thumbs," which can be seen at Hudson Players through Nov. 19.

By April Helms | Reporter
Same 'Flute,' different notes: Kent State Museum highlights stagings of 'Magic Flute'
Nov 9, 2016 12:00 AM

Same 'Flute,' different notes: Kent State Museum highlights stagings of 'Magic Flute'

Kent -- Even though a theatrical production may be done different times at varying venues, each theater and director adds a new take, a unique touch, to that show.

By April Helms | Reporter
Glimpse of southern Africa's growing fashion industry at Kent State University Museum
Nov 9, 2016 12:00 AM

Glimpse of southern Africa's growing fashion industry at Kent State University Museum

Kent -- Sara Hume, curator at the Kent State University Museum, had "been kicking around the idea for several years" of highlighting the growing fashion industry in southern Africa.The result is "Fashions of Southern Africa," which can be seen in the Higbee Gallery through July 2, 2017.

By April Helms | Reporter
Nov 7, 2016 2:28 PM

'Good People' at Aurora Community Theatre shows best, worst in people

Is it luck? Choices? Both? Or something else?The question of how people wind up where they are in life is explored, sometimes with gentle humor, sometimes through a harder lens, in "Good People," which opened at Aurora Community Theatre Oct. 21.

By April Helms | Reporter
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Twinsburg Community Theatre actors, productions nominated for 2016 BroadwayWorld Awards
Nov 7, 2016 12:47 PM

Twinsburg Community Theatre actors, productions nominated for 2016 BroadwayWorld Awards

Several actors and two productions with Twinsburg Community Theatre received eight nominations for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Cleveland Awards.The annual awards honor regional productions, touring shows, community theatre, school productions and more.

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'Good People' at Aurora Community Theatre shows best, worst in people
Nov 4, 2016 11:43 AM

'Good People' at Aurora Community Theatre shows best, worst in people

Is it luck? Choices? Both? Or something else?The question of how people wind up where they are in life is explored, sometimes with gentle humor, sometimes through a harder lens, in "Good People," which opened at Aurora Community Theatre Oct. 21.

By April Helms | Reporter
Nov 3, 2016 6:53 PM

'Red' at Weathervane Playhouse explores the nuances of art, life

"What do you see?" "Red." These first and last lines of John Logan's "Red" take on new meaning from the beginning to the end. That meaning is open to audience interpretation. "Red," which opened in Weathervane Playhouse's Dietz Theatre Oct.

By April Helms | Reporter
Nov 2, 2016 11:43 AM

VIDEO: Glimpse of southern Africa's growing fashion industry at Kent State University Museum

Kent -- Sara Hume, curator at the Kent State University Museum, had "been kicking around the idea for several years" of highlighting the growing fashion industry in southern Africa. The result is "Fashions of Southern Africa," which can be seen in the Higbee Gallery through July 2, 2017.

By April Helms | Reporter
Nov 2, 2016 11:27 AM

(VIDEO) Same 'Flute,' different notes: Kent State Museum highlights stagings of 'Magic Flute'

Kent -- Even though a theatrical production may be done different times at varying venues, each theater and director adds a new take, a unique touch, to that show.

By April Helms | Reporter
Zombies!!! board game fans get musical treat from Midnight Syndicate
Nov 2, 2016 10:37 AM

Zombies!!! board game fans get musical treat from Midnight Syndicate

They've done it again.Midnight Syndicate of Chardon recently released another soundtrack, this one for the Zombies!!! board game.

By April Helms | Reporter
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Book roundup: More books to curl up with on a crisp fall day
Oct 22, 2016 12:00 AM

Book roundup: More books to curl up with on a crisp fall day

Three Roads to Magdalena by David Adams https://kansaspress.ku.edu Magdalena, New Mexico was once a booming frontier town where Navajo, Anglo and Hispanic people lived in shifting, sometimes separate, sometimes overlapping worlds for well over a hundred years.

By April Helms | Special Products Editor
The Nightlight screens film 'Christine,' on former Hudsonite Chubbuck
Oct 22, 2016 12:00 AM

The Nightlight screens film 'Christine,' on former Hudsonite Chubbuck

A Hudson native is the subject of a film that will be screened at The Nightlight Cinema in downtown Akron. "Christine," the story of Christine Chubbuck, was directed by Antonio Campos and was released earlier this year. It opens Nov. 4. For details, visit http://www.nightlightcinema.

Stan Hywet offers complimentary to veterans, military personnel on Veterans Day
Oct 22, 2016 12:00 AM

Stan Hywet offers complimentary to veterans, military personnel on Veterans Day

Stan Hywet welcomes all veterans as well as men and women in uniform, to the estate for a complimentary self-guided tour of Stan Hywet on Veterans Day, Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Stan Hywet is at 714 North Portage Path in Akron.

Masque of the Red Death returns for seventh year to Akron Civic
Oct 22, 2016 12:00 AM

Masque of the Red Death returns for seventh year to Akron Civic

The Akron Civic Theatre presents The Masque of the Red Death Masquerade Party, Oct. 29 starting at 8 p.m. Masque of the Red Death is a masquerade ball themed loosely around Edgar Allan Poe's short story of the same name.

'The Creation,' collaboration with Akron Symphony, part of Summit Choral Society's season
Oct 22, 2016 12:00 AM

'The Creation,' collaboration with Akron Symphony, part of Summit Choral Society's season

The Summit Choral Society's Masterworks Chorale and its children's choirs have several concerts planned for its 27th season. The Masterworks Chorale, under the direction of Marie Bucoy-Calavan, will open the season Nov. 6 with "The Creation" by Franz Joseph Haydn.

Stow Players stages 'Nightmare in Stow' for one weekend
Oct 21, 2016 12:00 AM

Stow Players stages 'Nightmare in Stow' for one weekend

Kicking off the 2016-17 season with a creak and a shiver, Stow Players presents "Nightmare in Stow!

VIDEO: Hudson Players opens season with mystery 'Thumbs'
Oct 21, 2016 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Hudson Players opens season with mystery 'Thumbs'

The darkly comic mystery "Thumbs" by Rupert Holmes will launch Hudson Players' 2016-17 season. The play, which concerns a series of bizarre murders in Vermont, runs Nov. 4 through 19, and is directed by Brian Westerley.

By April Helms | Special Products Editor
Oct 21, 2016 12:00 AM

Cuyahoga Valley Art Center hosts two-day workshop on business tips for artists

The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center is hosting The Thriving Artists workshop Oct. 29 and 30. CVAC has partnered with The Arts Business Institute to host this two day workshop providing artists business strategies to market and sell their artwork.

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Act-It UP! staging 'Ultimus Veneficus' in Cuyahoga Falls, Cleveland
Oct 21, 2016 12:00 AM

Act-It UP! staging 'Ultimus Veneficus' in Cuyahoga Falls, Cleveland

Act-It UP! Community Theatre of Cuyahoga Falls in collaboration with FamFest USA, Cleveland, Ohio, presents "Ultimus Veneficus, The Last of the Sorcerers," written and directed by Fred Anthony Taylor.

Local artists take home awards in Akron Society of Artists' 85th anniversary show
Oct 21, 2016 12:00 AM

Local artists take home awards in Akron Society of Artists' 85th anniversary show

Artists from Stow, Tallmadge, Kent and Cuyahoga Falls were honored for their works submitted to the Akron Society of Artists' 85th anniversary juried art show at Summit Artspace in Akron.Works by the Akron Society of Artists can be seen through Nov. 19 at the Akron facility, 140 E.