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Businessman shares fish tales in short story collection
Apr 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Businessman shares fish tales in short story collection

TWINSBURG -- What started out as a detailed log kept by Belmeadow Drive resident C. William King on his fishing forays has turned into a short story collection.

By April Helms Reporter
Twinsburg businessman shares fish tales in short story collection
Apr 21, 2017 10:01 AM

Twinsburg businessman shares fish tales in short story collection

TWINSBURG -- What started out as a detailed log kept by Belmeadow Drive resident William King on his fishing forays has turned into a short story collection.

By April Helms Reporter
Akron Symphony seeking nominations for Music Educator of the Year
Apr 7, 2017 3:11 PM

Akron Symphony seeking nominations for Music Educator of the Year

The Akron Symphony Orchestra is currently accepting nominations for its inaugural Music Educator of the Year Award. This award will be presented by Music Director Christopher Wilkins at the Nov. 18 concert at E. J. Thomas Hall.

Apr 5, 2017 12:00 AM

Aurora Community Theatre prepares to travel to 'Brigadoon'

The romantic musical fantasy "Brigadoon" opens at Aurora Community Theatre April 28.

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Apr 5, 2017 12:00 AM

Easter Bunny visits Akron Zoo for 'Breakfast with the Bunny'

The Akron Zoo will host its annual Breakfast with the Bunny event April 1 8, 9 and 15. Breakfast starts at 8:30 a.m., and includes a full breakfast buffet, a visit from the Easter Bunny and an outdoor egg hunt. Reservations are required and space is limited.

Hudson Players season will be announced at membership meeting
Apr 4, 2017 2:00 PM

Hudson Players season will be announced at membership meeting

For anyone interested in joining Hudson Players, and getting a sneak peak of next year's season, make plans to attend the group's annual spring membership meeting April 9 at 6 p.m. at the Barlow Community Center at 41 S. Oviatt St. in Hudson.

Music From the Western Reserve presents the Omni Quartet
Apr 4, 2017 2:00 PM

Music From the Western Reserve presents the Omni Quartet

Hudson -- Music from The Western Reserve is back for their final concert of the 2016-2017 season featuring The Omni Quartet, members of the illustrious Cleveland Orchestra.

Apr 4, 2017 2:00 PM

'Julius Caesar' on stage through April 23

AKRON -- Rubber City Shakespeare Company is pleased to present William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, directed by distinguished Guest Director, Marshall B Garrett. In this timely production, Rome is on the verge of crowning Julius Caesar as their new king after 500 years of republic rule.

Have Breakfast with the Bunny at Akron Zoo
Mar 22, 2017 12:00 AM

Have Breakfast with the Bunny at Akron Zoo

The Akron Zoo will host its annual Breakfast with the Bunny event on April 1, 2, 8, 9 and 15 starting at 8:30 a.m. The event includes a full breakfast buffet, a visit from the Easter Bunny and an outdoor egg hunt. Reservations are required and space is limited.

The Waves emerge on top at Rock Off
Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM

The Waves emerge on top at Rock Off

The 2017 Tri-C High School Rock Off champion was crowned Feb. 25. The Waves, a four-member band with members from Akron and Cuyahoga Falls, took first place in the 21st annual competition, which started with semi-final rounds in January with more than 40 bands and solo artists.

By April Helms Reporter
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Stow Players ends season with farce
Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM

Stow Players ends season with farce

Stow Players will wrap up its season with the farce "Sex Please We're Sixty," which opens March 10, and runs through March 25. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; the Sunday matinee on March 12 is already sold out, as is the March 17 show.

University's Steel Drum Band to perform free concert March 18
Mar 6, 2017 6:22 PM

University's Steel Drum Band to perform free concert March 18

The University of Akron Steel Drum Band will perform a free concert on March 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church at 245 Portage Trail in Cuyahoga Falls. The public is invited.

The Waves emerge on top at the Tri-C High School Rock Off
Mar 2, 2017 12:49 AM

The Waves emerge on top at the Tri-C High School Rock Off

The 2017 Tri-C High School Rock Off champion was crowned Feb. 25. The Waves, a four-member band with members from Akron and Cuyahoga Falls, took first place in the 21st annual competition, which started with semi-final rounds in January with more than 40 bands and solo artists.

By April Helms Reporter
My part in 'Mockingbird': studying time period behind Harper Lee classic for Weathervane's
Feb 20, 2017 2:48 PM

My part in 'Mockingbird': studying time period behind Harper Lee classic for Weathervane's

I have found that working backstage for a show gives you a greater appreciation for the work in question. I decided once again to help with props, this time with Weathervane Playhouse's "To Kill a Mockingbird," directed by Jimmie Woody.

By April Helms Reporter
VIDEO: Ballet Excel Ohio's 'Little Mermaid' to swim into Akron Civic Theatre
Feb 20, 2017 2:48 PM

VIDEO: Ballet Excel Ohio's 'Little Mermaid' to swim into Akron Civic Theatre

Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale about a mermaid who falls in love with a human prince gets a different twist with Ballet Excel Ohio. The youth ballet troupe, based in Cuyahoga Falls, will bring back its version of "The Little Mermaid" March 11 and 12 at the Akron Civic Theatre.

By April Helms Reporter
'Whale' of a tale of heartbreak, redemption at None Too Fragile
Feb 13, 2017 12:14 PM

'Whale' of a tale of heartbreak, redemption at None Too Fragile

Hurt, fear and redemption play an integral part of None Too Fragile's poignant "The Whale" by Samuel D. Hunter. The cast of this show does an incredible job balancing their characters' many flaws and cracks with their humanity. The sold-out crowd at the opening night show Feb.

By April Helms Reporter
Whimsical 'Mary Poppins' at Hudson Players sure to delight children, adults
Feb 9, 2017 5:29 PM

Whimsical 'Mary Poppins' at Hudson Players sure to delight children, adults

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
Gently humorous 'Bus Stop' delights at Aurora Community Theatre
Feb 6, 2017 2:28 PM

Gently humorous 'Bus Stop' delights at Aurora Community Theatre

A snowstorm strands four passengers and their bus driver at a roadside cafe for several hours.

By April Helms Reporter
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Suspenseful 'Mousetrap' at Coach House keeps audience engaged
Feb 6, 2017 2:27 PM

Suspenseful 'Mousetrap' at Coach House keeps audience engaged

A snowstorm, a mystery, a child's rhyme and a murder all combine in Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap," which opened at Coach House Theatre Jan. 26. This production marks the directing debut of Tess Burgler at Coach House Theatre.

By April Helms Reporter
Feb 6, 2017 2:17 PM

Stow Players brings classic 'Velveteen Rabbit' to life

The story of a much-loved stuffed rabbit who dreams of becoming real opened at Stow Jan. 27 and 28. "The Velveteen Rabbit" stage adaptation, based on the book by Margery Williams, is directed by Pat Robertell-Hudson.

By April Helms Reporter