Entertainment

Jimmy Kimmel tries to tone down feud with Hannity

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel is trying to de-escalate a feud with Fox News host Sean Hannity that began over a joke about first lady Melania Trump’s accent. Kimmel said in a Twitter post made Sunday his exchanges with Hannity were fun but he didn’t want to add to ...

Taking her moment

Laura Buskirk sings “One Moment in Time” during the Friday Night Live Series at The Ritz. The night featured performances by students in grades 4-12 from The Heidelberg Community Music School.

Tiffin native writes Civil War novel

A Tiffin native has released his first novel after starting it more than 20 years ago. Leonard Thomas Stonewall Jackson Caleb Chilson is the author of “Blood on the Battlefield,” a Civil War romance. He legally changed his name from Thomas Williams in 2001, with each name standing for ...

Entertainment briefs, April 5

Wintry weather cancels Spring Nationals at Attica ATTICA — Though it’s called the Core & Main Spring Nationals at Attica Raceway Park, Mother Nature surely isn’t paying attention. The forecast for Attica Friday — opening night of the 29th annual spring nationals — is calling for ...

Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’ tops box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steven Spielberg has found his way back to the top of the box office with the action-adventure “Ready Player One,” while Tyler Perry has scored again with “Acrimony.” Studio estimates Sunday say Spielberg’s virtual reality-focused film earned a solid $53.2 ...

For ‘Jesus Christ Superstar,’ NBC turns to a Legend

NEW YORK — Most Easter Sundays, you can find John Legend at home, helping cook a big dinner for family and friends. Except this Easter. He’ll be a little busy — being Jesus Christ in front of millions. Legend leads a cast that includes Sara Bareilles and Alice Cooper in a live NBC ...

‘Rumors’ has it

Issac Echegoyan portrays Lenny Ganz (from left), Alexandria Hope portrays Claire Ganz, Ian Holbrook portrays Ernie Cusack, Poetessa Worley-Harris portrays Cookie Cusack and Jessica Hollan portrays Chris Gorman during dress rehearsal Tuesday evening for the Tiffin University Dragon Den Players ...

Calvert stages ‘Singing in the Rain Jr.’

Sophia Weaver as Kathy Selden (left) and Sam Seibert as Don Lockwood are seen performing the first full run-through of dress rehearsals for Calvert Catholic High School’s production of “Singing In The Rain Jr.” Wednesday. Performance dates are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are ...

Entertainment briefly, March 22

Vocal ensemble to perform in new Heidelberg concert series Heidelberg University’s School of Music & Theatre is to host Ekmeles vocal ensemble as part of the school’s New Music Live Concert Series starting at 7 p.m. Friday in Ohl Concert Hall. Ekmeles is a six-person a capella vocal ...

Early on

It wasn’t until after leaving the Broadway hit “Hamilton” that an original chorus member realized the production’s impact. Betsy Struxness, a performer and photographer based in New York, was keynote speaker at Tiffin University’s inaugural Celebrating Cultural Uniqueness event ...

‘Pippin’

PHOTO BY NICOLE WALBY Columbian High School is to present the Broadway musical "Pippin" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and March 23 and 24 in the school auditorium. Tickets cost $7 and are available at the door or can be reserved by calling (419) 447-6331. "Pippin" is the story of one ...

‘Once Upon a Mattress’

PHOTO BY NICOLE WALBY Cameron Zorn as Prince Dauntless (from left), Alex Lersh as King Sextimus, Hannah Watson as Queen Aggravain and Bryce O’Flaherty as the Wizzard perform in dress rehearsals in preparation for the Mohawk High School Drama Department’s production of “Once Upon A ...

‘Back to the ’80s’

PHOTO BY NICOLE WALBY Old Fort High School’s drama department is going back in time with the production of “Back to the ’80s.” Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $8 for adults and $6 for seniors and students. From the era that brought ...

‘Black Panther,’ remains on top

LOS ANGELES (AP) — T’Challa still rules the box office four weeks in, even with the fresh rivalry of another Walt Disney Studios release in “A Wrinkle in Time.” “Black Panther” took the No. 1 spot at the North American box office with $41.1 million according to studio estimates ...

‘Hamilton’ actress to speak at TU

In part with Tiffin University’s Celebrating Cultural Uniqueness, TU is to host a Broadway performer who performed in the musical “Hamilton.” Actress Betsy Struxness is to talk about how she got to where she is today during a presentation 12:30-1:30 p.m. March 19 in the Marion ...

Entertainment briefs, March 8

Figure drawing offered at TAG Tiffin Art Guild is to host a five figure drawing class 7-9 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of the month starting Tuesday at the art guild, 130 S. Washington St. The cost is $8 per session and attendees are to bring their own materials. For more ...

‘Black Panther’ is box-office king for third straight week

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wakanda’s reign shows no signs of waning. “Black Panther” is king of the box office for the third straight weekend. The release from Marvel and Disney brought in $65.7 million domestically this weekend, easily outpacing new releases “Red Sparrow” and “Death ...

Estate-planning attorney to discuss matters of life and death Sunday

This weekend, Tiffin Right to Life and Knights of Columbus are hosting an event featuring the director of Patients Rights Council. Jason Negri, an estate-planning attorney and director for Patients Rights Council, is to speak about end-of-life issues. A public presentation is to take place ...

Entertainment briefs, March 1

Country singer Pam Tillis coming to Clyde Saturday Pam Tillis, a country singer-songwriter and member of the Grand Ole Opry, is to perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Clyde High School auditorium, 1015 Race St. Tillis is a three-time CMA award winner, including 1994’s Female Vocalist of ...

Two-county student art show set for March 2

Community members will be able to view art pieces submitted by students from five area school districts during the annual county art show. The 13 annual Seneca-Wyandot County Art Show is to take place 4-7 p.m. March 2 at Sentinel Career and Technology Center, 793 E. TR 201. “This is a ...