Entertainment briefs, June 21
Downtown markets, paint out
The Seneca County Farmer’s Market in Downtown Tiffin is to return Saturday. The market is to begin at 9 a.m. and concludes at 1 p.m., rain or shine. Vendor set-up is to begin at 8 a.m.
The market is located on South Washington Street between East Perry and East Market streets. A variety of products will be available, including baked goods, fresh produce, plants and flowers. Live entertainment, demonstrations and children’s activities also are planned.
New this year in conjunction with the farmers’ markets is the Court Street Collection. A non-traditional market on Court Street between Washington Street and the alley allows any business to have a pop-up shop, but space is limited.
The Seneca County Farmers’ Market in Downtown Tiffin is sponsored by the Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Services.
Also Saturday, join painters of all skills during the Competitive Paint-Out! The event is in collaboration with the city of Tiffin, Ohio Plein Air Society, Tiffin Art Guild, Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Services and Bailiwicks Coffee Co. Competitive artists are to be scattered around the community as they participate in the adjudicated event. View their work as they paint and visit the judging, quick-draw contest and sale in downtown Tiffin starting at 3:30 p.m. Awards are to be presented at 6 p.m.
For more details, visit tiffinchamber.com.
Fostoria Community Band to join Findlay Civic Band
FOSTORIA – Fostoria Community Band is to perform along with the Findlay Civic Band at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Fostoria Foundation Park, 1225 S. Union St.
Fostoria Community Band is to play songs such as “Superman” and “Star Trek” as part of its Cosmic Wonders theme, and the Findlay Civic Band is to perform “Don’t Rain on My Parade” and “Travelin’ Music,” plus others.
Both bands are to perform “America the Beautiful” and “The Stars and Stripes Forever.”
Ritz to present second week of summer campers
The Ritz Theatre Summer Camp is to present “Robin Hood” at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday at the theater, 30 S. Washington St.
The camp is celebrating 20 years and invited all former campers, leaders and volunteers to join.
Tickets cost $7 for adults and $4 for students.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the box office, call (419) 448-8544 or visit www.ritztheatre.org.
Nickelodeon, HQ Trivia mark ‘Double Dare’ reboot’s debut
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nickelodeon is joining with HQ Trivia to celebrate the “Double Dare” reboot.
A 1990s-themed trivia game would pair the Nickelodeon show’s original host, Marc Summers, with HQ host Scott Rogowsky.
The game would include “Double Dare” trivia questions and moments familiar to fans of the 1986 to 1993 series, including physical challenges and toss-ups.
The HQ Trivia game will end with one contestant winning a cash prize and chance to appear on “Double Dare,” the companies said Wednesday.
The game is to be available on smart phones at 9 p.m. Sunday.
Liza Koshy is host of the “Double Dare” reboot to premiere 8 p.m. Monday on Nickelodeon. Original host Summers is an executive producer and is to provide color commentary.
Series guests are to include Rico Rodriguez, Chloe Kim and Lindsey Vonn.
After 4,000 episodes, a halt for Jerry Springer’s show
NEW YORK (AP) — Somehow it doesn’t seem right for Jerry Springer to exit quietly.
There should be one last thrown chair or a bleep-filled tirade, at the very least. Instead, it was announced with no fanfare this week he will stop making new episodes of his memorably raucous talk show, and neither Springer nor his bosses will talk about it.
“The Jerry Springer Show” won’t fully disappear; NBC Universal said this week that the CW and other networks that have bought the show in syndication will air reruns of the slugfest. Producers said “there is a possibility” that more original episodes could be ordered sometime in the future but, because they wouldn’t answer questions, it’s not known how serious that possibility is.
At its heyday in the 1990s, Springer’s show challenged Oprah Winfrey for daytime television supremacy with TV studios filled with seething spurned lovers, gender fluid guests before that was a term and pretty much anyone who was spoiling for a fight. It even provoked serious end-of-civilization-as-we-know-it talk.
Apple signs deal with Sesame Workshop for kids’ shows
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Apple is getting into business with the prestigious Sesame Workshop.
Apple said Wednesday it has given a multiple-series order to the nonprofit organization.
The shows will be part of a slate of children’s programming for Apple’s upcoming streaming service.
Apple said the long-running “Sesame Street” program, which airs on PBS and HBO, isn’t part of the agreement.
Apple has been making content deals with other big names, including Oprah Winfrey, as it prepares to compete with Netflix, Amazon and other streaming services.
AMC Theatres unveils $20-a-month rival to MoviePass
NEW YORK (AP) — AMC Theatres, the world’s largest movie theater chain, Wednesday unveiled a $20-a-month subscription service to rival the MoviePass.
The theater chain announced a new service to its loyalty program, AMC Stubs, allowing subscribers to see up to three movies a week for a monthly fee of $19.95. That’s more expensive than the $9.95 monthly fee for MoviePass, but AMC’s plan gives access to premium format screenings such as IMAX and 3-D.