Entertainment

New book examines Ohio murder

Local author David Kimmel, a professor of English at Heidelberg University, has written his first book, “Outrage in Ohio: A Rural Murder, Lynching and Mystery.” He is to have a book signing 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Paper and Ink, 98 S. Washington St. “It officially came out Sept. ...

Entertainment briefly, Dec. 13

Ritz to present ‘All is Calm’ Twelve performers with Theatre Latté Da are to transport the audience back in time with “All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914.” With more than two dozen songs, this production re-creates a scene along World War I’s Western Front, during which ...

‘Ralph’ tops box office again

NEW YORK (AP) — In the calm before the Christmas storm at the box office, “Ralph Breaks the Internet” remained No. 1 for the third straight week, while the upcoming DC Comics superhero film “Aquaman” arrived with a cannonball-sized splash in Chinese theaters. For the second week in ...

Thoughts on ‘A Season of Peace’

Michael McDonald has gathered 15 tracks for “A Season of Peace: The Christmas Collection.” The CD opens with the upbeat rock tune, “That’s What Christmas Means to Me.” Twinkie Clark does vocals on the rousing African-American spiritual “Children Go Where I Send Thee.” Seven ...

Entertainment briefs, Dec. 6

Discover holiday traditions of president and first lady FREMONT — Tour the historic Hayes Home in the evening and discover the holiday traditions of President Rutherford and first lady Lucy Hayes during a unique new holiday event at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums. Hayes Home ...

Make season merry with Michael McDonald

Experience a dose of nostalgia and Christmas cheer as The Ritz Theatre welcomes acclaimed recording artist and five-time Grammy winner Michael McDonald at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The composer, musician and former Doobie Brothers singer is on tour to promote his fifth holiday album, “A Season of ...

‘Ralph’ repeats as No. 1 movie

NEW YORK (AP) — On a typically sleepy post-Thanksgiving weekend in movie theaters, leftovers led the box office and Disney’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet” repeated as No. 1 with $25.8 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. The “Wreck-It Ralph” sequel dropped ...

Museum reports angels on the wing

Angelic creatures are flying in for the holidays as the Seneca County Museum has adopted the theme “Angels Among Us” for Christmas 2018. Museum director Tonia Hoffert said the décor is to honor deceased volunteers, patrons and family members who contributed to the museum in some ...

‘Joy to the World’ this year’s theme for Heidelberg’s Christmas concert

Heidelberg University has maintained a tradition of presenting portions of G.F. Handel’s “Messiah” during the Christmas season. This year, the School of Music & Theatre is to combine its 128th performance of “Messiah” with a festive journey around the world to celebrate the sounds ...

Entertainment briefs, Nov. 29

Bellevue troupe to produce play ‘Making God Laugh’ BELLEVUE — Bellevue Society for the Arts is to present “Making God Laugh” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Dec. 7. Matinees are at 2 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 8 in The Hirt Theatre, 205 Maple St. The play takes place in four ...

‘Wreck-It Ralph,’ ‘Creed’ fuel holiday

(AP) — Movie sequels are having their own Thanksgiving feast at the box office and fueling record industry-wide grosses for the long weekend. “Ralph Breaks the Internet” and “Creed II” took the top two spots on the North American charts, beat the openings for the original films and ...

Entertainment briefs, Nov. 22

Birchaven Village to host art show Nov. 29 at Hub Birchaven Village, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, is to host an open house art show 1-5 p.m. Nov. 29 at The Hub at Birchaven, 5100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay. The show is to include artwork created by residents with dementia ...

‘Fantastic Beasts’ on top at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” crawled, slithered and flew its way to the top of the weekend box office with a $62.2 million opening in the U.S. and Canada, according to studio estimates Sunday. The latest offering from the Harry Potter multiverse fell ...

Local teen actors to perform ‘Kindergarten’ Friday, Saturday

The Ritz Teen Thespian Guild is to present Robert Fulghum’s “All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Based on the best-selling books, ...

Entertainment briefs, Nov. 15

SpiritSpace celebrating 10 years of offering hand-made creations SpiritSpace Gallery and Gifts, located in the St. Francis Spirituality Center, is celebrating 10 years. The gallery is featuring new works by wood artist Chad Schock, pottery by Tina Mira and silk scarves eco-printed by Bob ...

‘Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch’ makes off with $66M at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — You’re a mean one — and you’re No. 1 — Mr. Grinch. “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch” sledded past mixed reviews and made off with $66 million for Universal Pictures to top the weekend North American box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. Last week’s top ...

Entertainment briefs, Nov. 8

Heidelberg to honor veterans Monday Heidelberg University is to host its annual Veterans Day tribute at 11 a.m. Monday in front of Beeghly Library on Greenfield Street. Award-winning novelist to visit Heidelberg Heidelberg University is to have a visit from award-winning novelist and ...

Holiday Extravaganza to return Saturday

The annual Y-Wives Holiday Extravaganza is to take place Saturday with a featured jewelry artist. Maureen Wise is the owner of Yz Creations, which offers steampunk jewelry and clocks. Originally from Maine, Wise met her husband from Tiffin and decided to stay. She was born in a military ...

With $50M debut, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is no poor boy

NEW YORK (AP) — The Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” and 20th Century Fox are — for now, at least — champions of the world. “Bohemian Rhapsody,” starring Rami Malek as the late Queen frontman, shrugged off production troubles and mediocre reviews to debut with $50 ...

Louie Anderson to stop at The Ritz Dec. 27

Iconic comedian Louie Anderson, the three-time Emmy Award winner, is one of the country’s most recognized and adored comics; named by Comedy Central as “One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time.” His career has spanned more than 30 years. He is a best-selling author, star of ...