Entertainment

‘Halloween’ scares up $77.5 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forty years after he first appeared in theaters, Michael Myers is still drawing huge audiences for a good scare. Universal Pictures said Sunday that “Halloween” took in an estimated $77.5 million in ticket sales from North American theaters. It captured first place at ...

Briefly, Oct. 18

Lange Johnston at Empire at 138 Friday Singer and pianist Mimi Lange Johnston of Tiffin, who has performed in many Chicago music rooms, is to perform at 9 p.m. Friday at Empire at 138, 138 S. Washington St. Lange Johnston has performed at the Palmer House, Intercontinental and has had a ...

‘First Man’ blasts off behind ‘Venom,’ ‘A Star Is Born’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Neil Armstrong film “First Man” settled for a third-place landing at the North American box office in its opening weekend in theaters. The Ryan Gosling-starrer and a host of newcomers, like the family-friendly “Goosebumps” sequel and the neo-noir mystery “Bad ...

Entertainment briefs, Oct. 11

BSA to stage ‘Evil Dead The Musical’ BELLEVUE – Bellevue Society for the Arts is to present “Evil Dead The Musical” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Oct. 19 and 20 in the Hirt Theatre, 205 Maple St. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for those age 60 years and older and $5 for ...

‘Venom’ sets October record with $80M

NEW YORK (AP) — In a weekend of perfect counterprogramming for Hollywood, the comic-book movie “Venom” shrugged off bad reviews to shatter the October box-office record with an $80 million debut, while Bradley Cooper’s “A Star Is Born” soared to $41.3 million. With $174.5 million ...

Laced with humor

PHOTO SUBMITTED In the Ritz Players comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace,” Jonathan Brewster (played by Michael Steyer, center) has returned home after traveling the world and is trying to convince his “lovely” aunts, Abby and Martha (played by Peg Baker, left, and Beth Schweitzer, right), to ...

Haddish and Hart lead ‘Night School’ to No. 1

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in more than two years, a straight-up comedy is No. 1 at the box office. Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish’s “Night School” debuted with $28 million in ticket sales, according to estimates Sunday. The race for the weekend top spot was, in the end, a ...

Entertainment briefs, Sept. 20

Blue Oyster Cult, Mark Farner to perform at The Ritz; no word on cowbell Blue Oyster Cult, with special guests Mark Farner’s American Band, are to perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St. Tickets are $45-$75 and can be purchased at the box office, by ...

‘The Music Man’

PHOTO BY NICOLE WALBY Heidelberg University’s School of Music & Theatre kicks off the 2018-19 season with its rendition of Meredith Willson’s classic romantic comedy, “The Music Man,” with performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. “The ...

‘The Predator’ gobbles up competition

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Predator” is at the top of the food chain in its first weekend in theaters. 20th Century Fox said Sunday the film earned an estimated $24 million from more than 4,000 North American theaters. But with an $88 million production price tag, the Shane Black-directed ...

Heritage Festival offers something old, and new

History is to come alive again this weekend during the 40th annual Tiffin-Seneca Heritage Festival, which is to include new features and returning favorites for all to enjoy. The weekend is to kick off with the Heritage Festival Parade at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Melody Snyder, festival ...

‘The Nun’ continues box office streak

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The horror movie “The Nun” has topped the domestic box office in its first weekend, scoring a best for the “Conjuring” franchise and another win for Warner Bros. Studio estimates Sunday said the Demian Bichir and Taissa Farmiga-led film brought in $53.5 million ...

Entertainment briefs, Sept. 6

Terra State music department offers opportunities for local musicians FREMONT — Terra State Community College’s Music Department has multiple avenues for local musicians to get involved. For those with vocal talents, the choral society provides the stage for singing with other talented ...

Catch hits of Boston and Styx, performed Friday by Bostyx

Two iconic rock bands are to be featured Friday at The Ritz Theatre in a tribute performance. Bostyx features the hits of the bands Boston and Styx together and is to feature David Victor, former vocalist/guitarist of Boston. Victor recorded and toured with Boston on two North American ...

Award-winning documentary by Tiffin native to screen at Ritz

A Tiffin native will have her documentary film, talking about women’s right to be at the poker table, screened at The Ritz Theatre. Tracy Halcomb is to have a special film screening of her award-winning documentary, “Cracking Aces: A Woman’s Place at the Table,” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 ...

Neil Simon, Broadway’s master of comedy, dies at 91

NEW YORK (AP) — Playwright Neil Simon, a master of comedy whose laugh-filled hits such as “The Odd Couple,” “Barefoot in the Park” and his “Brighton Beach” trilogy dominated Broadway for decades, has died. He was 91. Simon died early Sunday of complications from pneumonia at New ...

After mission trip, United Baptist readies for block party

Following a mission trip to Honduras in July, one Tiffin church is getting ready for events this fall. United Baptist Church, 419 Coe St., sent 10 members to one of the most dangerous countries in the world, Honduras, on a mission trip this summer. “We had an exceptionally good trip,” ...

Eagles overtake ‘Thriller’ as top album

NEW YORK (AP) — The Eagles’ greatest hits album has moonwalked past Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” to become the best-selling album of all time. The Recording Industry Association of America told The Associated Press Monday that the Eagles’ album — “Their Greatest Hits ...

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ shines

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Glitz won over guns as the gilded romance “Crazy Rich Asians” debuted at No. 1 in North American theaters this weekend, surpassing industry expectations and beating out action-packed fare like “Mile 22.” Warner Bros. estimates the film earned $25.2 million over ...

Entertainment briefs, Aug. 16

Barbershop chorus schedules concerts FOSTORIA — Fostoria Lake Plains Barbershop chorus is to perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Wainwright Amphitheater in Foundation Park, 1225 S. Union St. The chorus also is to perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Riverside Summer Concert Series at Riverside ...