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Feb 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Whimsical 'Mary Poppins' 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.

By April Helms Reporter
Akron Zoo offers free admission on Presidents' Day
Feb 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Akron Zoo offers free admission on Presidents' Day

The Akron Zoo will offer free admission on Presidents' Day, Feb. 20. The McKinley Presidential Library and Museum will be on-hand and kids can make a presidential craft with them indoors at Komodo Kingdom, while supplies last. The event is free to all visitors and parking is $3.

Whimsical 'Mary Poppins' at Hudson Players sure to delight children, adults
Feb 10, 2017 1:25 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.

By April Helms | Reporter
Akron ZooCamp offers summer programs for kids of all ages
Feb 10, 2017 12:16 PM

Akron ZooCamp offers summer programs for kids of all ages

The Akron Zoo will be offering 23 different ZooCamps for kids ages 2 through 15 this year. ZooCamp starts in early June and runs through August and are either one-day, three-day or five-day sessions. Registration is required and space is limited.

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Enjoy some Funky February Art
Feb 9, 2017 10:46 AM

Enjoy some Funky February Art

Escape the Ohio weather by coming to the Funky February Art Show featuring Bahamian artist Keith Wisdom and local artists, mother and son duo, Nancy and Ned Seibert at the Hudson Fine Art Framing Co., 160 N. Main St. in Hudson.

Dec 18, 2016 12:00 AM

Applications open Jan. 1 for 2017 Scholarship Competition

Tuesday Musical is accepting on-line applications starting Jan. 1 through Feb. 1 for its 2017 Scholarship Competition.

Dec 18, 2016 12:00 AM

Dynamics Community Theater to audition for comedic play Jan. 3

Dynamics to audition for comedic play Jan. 3 Dynamics Community Theater of Tallmadge will host auditions for the family-friendly comedic play, "The Trials of Robin Hood" by Will Averill. The show will be co-directed by Cody Stanley and Ryan M. Dyke.

Dec 18, 2016 12:00 AM

Western Reserve Community Band Christmas Concert

Enjoy the sounds of the season at the annual Christmas Concert Dec. 18 at 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the First Congregational Church of Hudson located at 47 Aurora St. Conductor Ralph Meyer, who founded the band in 1997, says the audience will enjoy a holiday music tour de force.

Dec 11, 2016 12:00 AM

Second offering from Ohio Shakespeare Festival Dec. 15-18

The second offering in Ohio Shakespeare Festival's first full season of indoor programming will be "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]," running one weekend only, Dec. 15 through 18, at Greystone Hall in downtown Akron.

GO!: 'Trailer Park Christmas' irreverent holiday fun
Dec 4, 2016 12:00 AM

GO!: 'Trailer Park Christmas' irreverent holiday fun

While there will always be a special place for holiday classics like "A Christmas Story," "It's A Wonderful Life," "Miracle on 34th Street" and the ubiquitous "A Christmas Carol," Stow Players' Christmas offering is a little off the beaten path.

By April Helms Reporter
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Holiday art sale planned
Nov 27, 2016 12:00 AM

Holiday art sale planned

The Portage Park District Foundation will present "Nature's Store Holiday Art Sale," featuring the work of over 30 artists, from Dec. 9 to 11 at the Downtown Gallery at 141 East Main St. in Kent. The opening reception will be Dec. 9 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Other times for the show are Dec.

Candlelight Concert tradition continues
Nov 27, 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.

Nov 20, 2016 12:00 AM

Holiday Extravaganza: Christmas in The Round at Akron Civic

Holiday Extravaganza: Christmas in The Round at Akron Civic Northeast Ohio singer/songwriter Ryan Humbert will perform the eighth annual Ryan Humbert Holiday Extravaganza: Christmas in The Round, at Akron Civic Theatre for two intimate cabaret performances. The shows take place Dec.

Local choir, ballet perform The Nutcracker Suite
Nov 20, 2016 12:00 AM

Local choir, ballet perform The Nutcracker Suite

HUDSON -- The Hudson Conservatory of Ballet and Hudson Community Youth Chorus are continuing a tradition started last year with a joint performance of "The Nutcracker Suite" Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 27 at 2 p.m. at Hudson High School.

By Laura Freeman Reporter
Enjoy Holiday Lantern Tours of Hale Farm in December
Nov 20, 2016 12:00 AM

Enjoy Holiday Lantern Tours of Hale Farm in December

Holiday Lantern Tours at Hale Farm & Village transport guests to the Christmas season during the mid-1800s. This holiday favorite is a 90-minute lantern-lit evening tour Dec 3, 9, 10, 16-18 and 20-23.

Award-winning 'Visiting Mr. Green' to play CVLT
Nov 13, 2016 12:00 AM

Award-winning 'Visiting Mr. Green' to play CVLT

Chagrin Valley Little Theatre's 65-seat River Street Playhouse stage is perfect for intimate stagings with smaller casts.

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.

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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.