Entertainment briefs, May 16

Barbershop Chorus to perform

BOWLING GREEN — The Voices of Harmony Barbershop Chorus is to present “An Evening of A Capella” at 7 p.m. May 25 at First Presbyterian Church in Bowling Green.

The chorus will be performing a mix of both religious and secular music.

Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

TAG to host ‘meet the artist’ event

The Tiffin Art Guild and Gallery is to present a “Meet the Artist” event featuring Judy Downey from 3-6 p.m. Saturday at the Tiffin Art Guild, located at 130 S. Washington St.

An opening for Downey’s art exhibit took place on May 11 and is to continue through May 31.

Downey was born in 1940 and she attended Clyde High School, graduating in 1958. She started out creating themed Christmas trees and in 1996 tried her hand at oil painting and fell in love with the medium.

Downey suffered eight strokes in 2016 and lost her fine-motor skills in her hands. She still paints but found she was not able to complete portrait work. She remains surrounded by 35 of her favorite paintings in her apartment and enjoys teaching art classes.

Spring Home and Garden Show set for Saturday at St. Francis

The Spring Home and Garden Show is set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday on the St. Francis campus, 200 St. Francis Ave.

Find everything spring, including Ikebana Pots, Posey Pots, planters and Starry Light lanterns. The event also is to feature pottery, art, live plants and flowers. Also planned: on-the-hour tours of the St. Francis Convent and grounds in celebration of the 150th anniversary; Sabaidee Coffee and Crepes available 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; door prizes; kids activities; refreshments; and art demonstrations by local artists.

Clarkson to sing national anthem at Indianapolis 500 May 26

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kelly Clarkson is to sing the national anthem at this year’s Indianapolis 500.

It would be the second straight year and the third time the Grammy Award-winning superstar performed on race day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. She also sung the anthem before the 2011 race.

The appearance comes just five days after the season finale of NBC show “The Voice,” where Clarkson serves as a coach. NBC is to televise the 500 for the first time May 26.

In making the announcement Tuesday, speedway president Doug Boles called Clarkson a “global icon” and an “incredible singer.”

Clarkson, a Texas native, was the inaugural winner of “American Idol” in 2002.

CBS defends handling of ‘Bull’ actor and misconduct claim

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS is defending its handling of a sexual harassment claim against “Bull” drama series star Michael Weatherly.

CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl said Wednesday that Weatherly “owned” his mistake and was apologetic and remorseful.

Last year, CBS reached a $9.5 million confidential settlement with actress Eliza Dushku after she alleged on-set sexual comments from Weatherly made her uncomfortable.

Dushku, who was starting a run as a recurring character, was written off the show after complaining about Weatherly. She said he had remarked on her appearance and made jokes involving sex and rape in front of cast and crew in early 2017.

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