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VIDEO: Lighting up the Akron Zoo: Wild Lights returns to the zoo in November
Sep 24, 2016 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Lighting up the Akron Zoo: Wild Lights returns to the zoo in November

Zoo employees took advantage of the balmy weather Sept. 21 to put up the lights for Wild Lights, the zoo's holiday display. Wild Lights, which will open the Friday after Thanksgiving, returns after a 16-year hiatus, said David Barnhardt, director of marketing and pr.

By April Helms | Special Products Editor
Elvis Costello, Akron Craft Beer Festival, part of Akron Civic's 2016-17 season
Sep 24, 2016 12:00 AM

Elvis Costello, Akron Craft Beer Festival, part of Akron Civic's 2016-17 season

The Akron Civic Theatre recently announced its 2016-17 season of national attractions and locally produced events, which includes Alice Cooper (Sept. 23), Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience (Oct. 7), OCTONAUTS Live! Deep Sea Adventure (Oct.

Quire Cleveland performs Monteverdi work at Cathedral of St. John
Sep 24, 2016 12:00 AM

Quire Cleveland performs Monteverdi work at Cathedral of St. John

Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Cleveland will have a free concert Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m., featuring Quire Cleveland. Quire Cleveland, led by artistic director Ross W. Duffin, will perform pieces by Monteverdi.

Sep 24, 2016 12:00 AM

Summit Metro Parks sponsors free fall events

Celebrate autumn with two free annual events in the Metro Parks. Area residents are invited to the Fall Family Outings: Oct. 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Goodyear Heights Metro Park, 2077 Newton St., Akron; and Oct. 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Silver Creek Metro Park, 5000 Hametown Road, Norton.

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Ohio Mart celebrates golden anniversary at Stan Hywet in Akron
Sep 24, 2016 12:00 AM

Ohio Mart celebrates golden anniversary at Stan Hywet in Akron

Stan Hywet Hall Gardens celebrates the 50th anniversary of Ohio Mart during the four-day artisan craft fair on the estate, Oct. 6 through 9. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Stan Hywet is at 714 North Portage Path in Akron.

Sep 23, 2016 12:00 AM

Dynamics seeks actors for 'Miracle on 34th Street'

Dynamics Community Theater of Tallmadge will have auditions for the magical holiday classic Miracle on 34th Street, adapted from the 1947 novel by Valentine Davies. Auditions are September 27 and 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theater at Tallmadge High School (140 North Monroe Road).

Fretwork, Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble part of Cleveland Museum of Art's performance series
Sep 23, 2016 12:00 AM

Fretwork, Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble part of Cleveland Museum of Art's performance series

Continuing its commitment to presenting the best in performing arts from around the world, the Cleveland Museum of Art announces its 2016-17 Performing Arts Series.

Hale Farm's Harvest Festival adds antiques sale
Sep 23, 2016 12:00 AM

Hale Farm's Harvest Festival adds antiques sale

In addition to fall scenery and family activities, visitors to Hale Farm & Village's Harvest Festival can do some shopping at the Fleas N Tiques sale.

VIDEO: Greedy, carnivorous plant invades Weathervane in 'Little Shop of Horrors'
Sep 23, 2016 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Greedy, carnivorous plant invades Weathervane in 'Little Shop of Horrors'

Weathervane Playhouse brings the comedy/horror rock musical "Little Shop of Horrors" to its main stage with Audrey II, an R B singing plant that causes mankind to "suddenly encounter a deadly threat to its very existence.

Political shenanigans run rampant in Western Reserve Playhouse's 'The Senator Wore Pantyhose'
Sep 23, 2016 12:00 AM

Political shenanigans run rampant in Western Reserve Playhouse's 'The Senator Wore Pantyhose'

What is a campaign manager to do when his or her candidate's honest campaign is slumping in the polls? Why, create a scandal! What can possibly go wrong?As the audience for "The Senator Wore Pantyhose" which is onstage now at Western Reserve Playhouse, will see, plenty.

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SHEL concert at E.J. Thomas postponed
Sep 22, 2016 4:18 PM

SHEL concert at E.J. Thomas postponed

According to information provided by E.J. Thomas Hall in Akron, the SHEL concert scheduled on Oct. 11 has been postponed due to illness. It will be rescheduled in the future.

HalloWeekends at Cedar Point opens with thrills and chills
Sep 16, 2016 12:00 AM

HalloWeekends at Cedar Point opens with thrills and chills

Cedar Point's fall festival of fright is here, and family fun is lurking around every corner! From The Great Pumpkin Fest to Haunt, the spectacular 20th year of HalloWeekends is set to delight and scare beginning Sept. 16.

Area theaters well represented at this year's state OCTAFest
Sep 16, 2016 12:00 AM

Area theaters well represented at this year's state OCTAFest

More than 50 theaters from Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and West Virginia were represented at this year's state Ohio Community Theatre Association's conference, which took place over Labor Day weekend.The state OCTAFest, themed "Wild Wild OCTA," was in Independence.

By April Helms | Special Products Editor
Stow Symphony Chorus rehearsals resume for Messiah
Sep 16, 2016 12:00 AM

Stow Symphony Chorus rehearsals resume for Messiah

The Stow Symphony Chorus will meet Thursdays at 7 p.m. at the Tallmadge Alliance Church, 1155 E Ave. in Tallmadge, to rehearse for Handel's Messiah.The performance is Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m.; the location will be announced later.

Akron Art Museum features 2D, 3D works in Intersections: Artists Master Line and Space
Sep 16, 2016 12:00 AM

Akron Art Museum features 2D, 3D works in Intersections: Artists Master Line and Space

The Akron Art Museum will showcase recent work by six contemporary sculptors whose engagement with paper is also an important part of their practice in Intersections: Artists Master Line and Space. The exhibition opens with a public celebration Sept.

Sep 16, 2016 12:00 AM

Electric Pressure Cooker takes open mic entertainment to Kent

The Electric Pressure Cooker is once again going on the road, to Standing Rock Cultural Arts, Sept. 24, 2016 at 8 p.m. Standing Rock Cultural Arts is at 300 N. Water St. in Kent.The Electric Pressure Cooker is open the public.

Hold That Thought: Star Trek has lived long and prospered for 50 years. Here's to 50 more
Sep 9, 2016 2:56 PM

Hold That Thought: Star Trek has lived long and prospered for 50 years. Here's to 50 more

Star Trek, that pop culture milestone which gave the world Tribbles, aliens with pointed ears and the Starship Enterprise, was first broadcast on Sept. 8, 1966. At a time of war, strife and turmoil, show creator Gene Roddenberry gave television audiences a glimpse into an idealized future.

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Opera theme in this year's Murder in the Mansion' at San Hywet
Sep 9, 2016 12:00 AM

Opera theme in this year's Murder in the Mansion' at San Hywet

Stan Hywet Hall Gardens presents "Murder In The Mansion: Night Of The Opera" Oct. 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28 from 6:45 to 9 p.m. Guests are an important component, acting as "amateur detectives" during this interactive evening, and should arrive by 6:45 p.m.

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VIDEO: Sneak peek at upcoming shows at E.J. Thomas offered
Sep 9, 2016 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Sneak peek at upcoming shows at E.J. Thomas offered

Area residents were able to get a peek at what was coming up at E.J. Thomas Hall in Akron during the 2016-17 season. Representatives from Tuesday Musical, the Akron Symphony Orchestra and Broadway in Akron gave the highlights for their respective group's seasons at a Sept. 1 event.

By April Helms | Special Products Editor
VIDEO: Political hijinks take over in Western Reserve Playhouse's 'The Senator Wore Pantyhose'
Sep 9, 2016 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Political hijinks take over in Western Reserve Playhouse's 'The Senator Wore Pantyhose'

Western Reserve Playhouse will wrap up its 2016 summer season with the political farce "The Senator Wore Panty Hose" by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore. The play, directed by Stow resident Brian Westerley, opens Sept. 16 and runs on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. through Oct. 1.

By April Helms | Special Products Editor