Entertainment

‘Black Panther’ blows away box office with $192M

NEW YORK (AP) — A wave of feverish anticipation, fawning critical acclaim and groundbreaking cultural meaning pushed “Black Panther” to a record-setting $192 million debut in U.S. and Canada theaters, firmly establishing the superhero sensation as a box-office landmark. The Marvel film ...

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PHOTO BY NICOLE WALBY Annie (Riley Gibson, left) comforts Molly( Zoe Rando) during dress rehearsal for Seneca East High School’s production of “Annie” Tuesday afternoon. Performances are to take place at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $9 for adults ...

Entertainment briefs, Feb. 15

Dinner, ‘Joey’s Story’ set for Feb. 26 at Old Fort High School OLD FORT — Old Fort High School is to host “Joey’s Story: A Community Event” starting at 6 p.m. with a free dinner Feb. 26 at the high school, 7635 N. CR 51. Dinner is to be provided by Bone Boys BBQ and Lee’s ...

Next TAG exhibition a cross to bear

Tiffin Art Guild is making a call for artists to enter its next art exhibition. The exhibition, “Crosses,” is to challenge artist to create a cross, either three-dimensional or flat, in any medium of their choice, according to Jill Groves, TAG treasurer. There are countless designs from ...

‘Fifty Shades Freed’ gets $38.8 million to top charts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Newcomers like “Fifty Shades Freed,” ‘’Peter Rabbit” and “The 15:17 to Paris” breathed some fresh life into a marketplace that has for weeks been dominated by “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” ‘’The Greatest Showman” and various Oscar contenders. But ...

‘How I Learned To Drive’ is timely for #MeToo movement

Staying with the theme “Keep Calm and Woman On,” Heidelberg University is to present a tale of survival by playwright Paula Vogel. Actors from Heidelberg’s School of Music and Theatre are to present the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “How I Learned To Drive” at 7:30 p.m. today, Friday ...

Entertainment Briefs, Feb. 8

TU alum to return to teach, perform Recording artist and singer-songwriter Prisca is to return to Tiffin University for a week of teaching, performing and mentoring future music industry professionals. Prisca is to teach songwriting and music production workshops in TU’s new recording ...

7 weeks later, ‘Jumanji’ is No. 1 at box office

NEW YORK (AP) — The heir to “Titanic” is ... “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”? For the first time since James Cameron’s disaster epic, a December release has topped the weekend box office in February. Seven weeks after first opening in theaters, Sony Pictures’ “Jumanji” ...

Entertainment Briefs, Feb. 1

Ritz summer camp now enrolling The 2018 Summer Theatre Camp at The Ritz Theatre is registering students through May 21. The camp is to present “Robin Hood” during the weeks of June 11-16 and June 19-24. Cost is $130 per child. The Ritz will be celebrating its 20th year of summer ...

Pirates, ho!

PHOTO SUBMITTED Bellevue Society for the Arts is to present “The Pirates of Penzance” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Feb. 2 and 3 and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday and Feb. 4. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $8 for adults age 60 and older and students through grade 12. Gilbert and ...

Pianist to perform Friday at Heidelberg

World-renowned pianist Nikita Mndoyants is to bring his talents to Heidelberg University at 7 p.m. Friday in Brenneman Music Hall for a free concert. Mndoyants gave his first public recital at age 8 and recorded his first CD at age 10. His concert is to feature pieces by classical composers ...

With films and testimony, Heidelberg to shine light on human trafficking

Next week, Heidelberg University is celebrating Human Trafficking Awareness Month with a series of presentations to bring light to the issue, including a talk by a long-term survivor. This is the fourth year the university has dedicated a week to Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Kristen ...

Entertainment briefs, Jan. 18

Izaak Walton sponsoring gun show Saturday, Sunday Tiffin-Seneca Izaak Walton League’s Gun Show is to take place 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at Seneca County Fairgrounds, 100 Hopewell Ave. Admission costs $5; parking is free. Contact John Weslow at (419) 618-1906, for ...

‘Jumanji’ tops ‘The Post,’ ‘Commuter’

NEW YORK (AP) — Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson, Taraji P. Henson and Paddington Bear all rushed into movie theaters over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, but “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” still roared the loudest with an estimated $27 million in ticket sales, Friday to ...

‘Jumanji,’ ‘Insidious’ top ‘Star Wars’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Move over, “Star Wars,” there are some new box office champs this weekend. “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” has topped the charts after three weekends in theaters, and newcomer “Insidious: The Last Key” opened in second, pushing “The Last Jedi” into third ...

Harmony ’n’ you: Church seeks more voices for cantata

Harmony United Methodist Church near Tiffin is looking for voices to join their community choir. The church, at 6487 S. CR 19, is forming a community choir for he purpose of presenting the Easter Cantata, “The Cross Changes Everything,” according to Dana Riedel, Harmony’s choir ...

Entertainment briefs, Jan. 4

BSA Tween Theatre to host auditions of ‘Annie’ BELLEVUE — Bellevue Society for the Arts’ Tween Theatre is to host open auditions for “Annie” at 1 p.m. Sunday and 6 p.m. Monday at the 205 Maple St. theater. BSA’s Tween Theatre is open to all ages 10-15 from any school system. ...

A different take on ‘A Christmas Carol’

PHOTO BY NICOLE WALBY Players (from left) Winston Schaffer, Katherin Gauthier, Jacqueline Defriece and Latisha Fields are pictured during dress rehearsal of the Bellevue Society for the Arts production of “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s ...

In a shrinking Hollywood, Payne aims big in ‘Downsizing’

TORONTO — There are rituals to an Alexander Payne production. Movie nights on Wednesdays during pre-production at Payne’s house, with pizza and soft drinks. Friday night screenings during post-production with martinis. And, reliably, an endless struggle to secure financing. “Only one ...

‘The Last Jedi’ opens with $220 million

NEW YORK (AP) — “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” will happily settle for second. Rian Johnson’s second installment in the third “Star Wars” trilogy rocketed to a debut of $220 million at the North American box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. That gives “The Last Jedi” ...