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Feb 15, 2017 12:00 AM

Akron Symphony Orchestra to peform Feb. 25

AKRON -- Join the Akron Symphony Orchestra and the powerful voices of the Gospel Meets Symphony Choir in a celebration as we present Gospel Meets Symphony on Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall.

Whimsical 'Mary Poppins' at Hudson Players sure to delight
Feb 15, 2017 12:00 AM

Whimsical 'Mary Poppins' at Hudson Players sure to delight

The cast and crew of "Mary Poppins" at Hudson Players gives more than a spoonful of sugar in this sweet, nostalgic musical based on the series of novels by P.L. Travers and popularized by the Walt Disney film. The theater's winter musical opened Feb. 3.

By April Helms Reporter
Feb 15, 2017 12:00 AM

Folk Duo Honey Dewdrops to perform Feb. 18

Brecksville -- Appalachian folk duo the Honey Dewdrops will play at Happy Days Lodge in Cuyahoga Valley National Park for the first time on Feb. 18. The concert is hosted by the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the National Park Service.

'Velveteen Rabbit' on stage in Stow
Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM

'Velveteen Rabbit' on stage in Stow

The Stow Players will present a children's beloved favorite story, "The Velveteen Rabbit." Performances will take place Feb. 3, 4, 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 5 at 2:30 p.m. at the Stow Heritage Barn, 5238 Young Road in Stow.

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Jan 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Akron Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven Symphony

AKRON -- Join the Akron Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Christopher Wilkins as we welcome guest conductor Benjamin Zander to the podium for Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 on Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. The concert is supported through the generosity of Glenmede and the Akron Symphony Guild.

Jan 18, 2017 12:00 AM

'Bus Stop' takes stage at Aurora Community Theatre

AURORA -- Northeast Ohioans know a thing or two about blizzards. They know when to leave the highway and find a warm, safe place to weather the storm. They know, too, that during refuge from blinding whiteouts, strangers can become friends, but friends can also turn a bit strange.

Akron Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven's Symphony
Jan 9, 2017 4:08 PM

Akron Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven's Symphony

Akron – Join the Akron Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Christopher Wilkins as we welcome guest conductor Benjamin Zander to the podium for Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 on Jan. 21 at 8 p.m.

Dec 28, 2016 12:00 AM

Entertainment Briefs

Roles available for Willy Wonka Additional roles are open in Brecksville Theatre on the Square's production of Willy Wonka, directed by Will C. Crosby, with Jake Hurwitz as music director and Samantha Woodill as choreographer. For questions email Willcodycrosby@gmail.com.

Stanley's new CD offers surprise for former NFL player
Dec 21, 2016 12:00 AM

Stanley's new CD offers surprise for former NFL player

Herman Edwards, a former National Football League player and head coach and a regular guest on ESPN-TV's "Mike and Mike," received a surprise during one of the late November broadcasts.

By Mike Lesko Reporter
Tickets to Akron Zoo holiday events on sale
Dec 21, 2016 12:00 AM

Tickets to Akron Zoo holiday events on sale

Tickets are now on sale for Wild Lights at the Akron Zoo, sponsored by Kay Jewelers. People are encouraged to buy their tickets ahead of time as both events can sell out. Tickets can be purchased at www.akronzoo.org or at the zoo's box office from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

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Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage upcoming events
Dec 21, 2016 12:00 AM

Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage upcoming events

Free for the holidays? The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, 2929 Richmond Road in Beachwood has a number of upcoming events. From a Hanukkah candlelighting open to people of all faiths to a Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dec 21, 2016 12:00 AM

'Brain Candy Live!' at Playhouse Square

Tickets are on sale for the new live show Brain Candy Live!, starring Adam Savage, editor-in-chief of Tested.

Dec 16, 2016 10:49 AM

Holiday Tours at the Perkins Stone Mansion; book signing dates

Akron The Summit County Historical Society opens its doors to host holiday tours featuring Victorian era decorations and vintage clothing from the permanent collection Wednesdays through Saturdays until Dec. 21.

Website helps find houses lit up for holiday
Dec 14, 2016 12:00 AM

Website helps find houses lit up for holiday

This house in Hudson s one of many houses around the area that are decorated for the holidays. There is also a website that lists houses with holiday displays in Northeast Ohio. Check out https://northeastohiofamilyfun.

Twinsburg Community Theatre presents Disney's Little Mermaid
Dec 14, 2016 12:00 AM

Twinsburg Community Theatre presents Disney's Little Mermaid

"The Little Mermaid" will be presented by Twinsburg Community Theatre and Twinsburg Parks and Recreation on Jan. 20. The show is sponsored by Strachan Novak Insurance Services. Tickets are on sale at TwinsburgTheatre.com and are available at the Community Center, 10260 Ravenna Road.

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Candlelight Concert tradition continues
Dec 14, 2016 12:00 AM

Candlelight Concert tradition continues

Summit Choral Society presents the joyous tradition of the Christmas Candlelight Concerts again this year Dec. 16, 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 44 University Ave. in Akron.

New adaptation of Christmas Carol on Rubber City stage
Dec 14, 2016 12:00 AM

New adaptation of Christmas Carol on Rubber City stage

Rubber City Shakespeare Company presents a new adaptation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," directed by Dane CT Leasure. The holiday classic graces Rubber City Shakespeare Company's stage for the first time in this adaptation by Leasure and Casey Robinson.

Canton Ballet's Nutcracker a cherished holiday tradition
Dec 7, 2016 12:00 AM

Canton Ballet's Nutcracker a cherished holiday tradition

Under the artistic direction of Cassandra Crowley, Canton Ballet will present its sparkling holiday showpiece The Nutcracker, sponsored by Kenan Advantage Group, in four performances Dec. 9-11 at Canton's Palace Theatre. Performance times are Friday, 7:30 pm; Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

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African Children's Choir to sing at Northfield Baptist
Nov 30, 2016 3:52 PM

African Children's Choir to sing at Northfield Baptist

The highlight of this year’s Christmas in the Valley celebration at Northfield Baptist Church will be the African Children’s Choir, a group that tours North America every two years to raise awareness of the need of destitute and orphaned children in Africa and to raise funds for continued development and support for children in seven African nations.

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Nov 16, 2016 11:09 AM

Three bluegrass bands will perform in Shalersville

Shalersville Town Hall at Routes 303 and 44 will host three bluegrass bands Nov. 19 from 7 to 11 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Featured will be Coney Carver and the Rainbow Valley Boys, Ottawa County Bluegrass and Caney Creek.