Entertainment

Rotary fundraiser to bring Nashville musicians to Tiffin

The Rotary Club of Tiffin is to host its newly revamped annual Rotary Auction 5:30-10 p.m. April 5. The event has been part of the local philanthropic calendar for the past 34 years. The organization, whose motto is “Service Above Self”, has raised money for the Rotary Foundation through ...

Entertainment briefs, March 28

International Dinner Saturday The annual Tiffin University International Dinner, with the theme “Backpack Around the World” is to take place 6-8 p.m. Saturday in the Heminger Center. Tickets cost $15, and children 10 age 10 and younger are admitted free. TU celebrates 235 international ...

Trouble in River City

PHOTO BY NICOLE WALBY Cameron Zorn, as Harold Hill, encounters the townsfolk of River City, Iowa, Tuesday night during dress rehearsal of Mohawk High School’s production of “The Music Man.” Performances are to take place at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday in Mohawk ...

Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ shatters records with $70.3 million

NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan Peele has done it again. Two years after the filmmaker’s “Get Out” became a box-office sensation, his frightening follow-up, “Us,” debuted with $70.3 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. The opening, well above forecasts, had few ...

Calvert to stage ‘Guys and Dolls Jr.’

Damon Runyon’s New York City, “Guys and Dolls Jr.” follows gambler, Nathan Detroit as he tries to find the cash to set up the biggest crap game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck. Meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they’ve been ...

‘Mamma Mia!’

PHOTO BY NICOLE WALBY Columbian High School students are pictured during their dress rehearsal of the school’s production of the Broadway musical “Mamma Mia!” Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and March 29 and 30 in the school auditorium. Tickets cost $7 and are available at ...

Entertainment briefs, March 21

‘Creatures’ invade local art gallery The Tiffin Art Guild opened its current show Feb. 23 with a reception for the winners of “Featured Creatures.” The show, which runs through March 30, includes 82 pieces by 27 artists. They produced a variety of artworks depicting real or imaginary ...

‘Captain Marvel’ soars even higher in 2nd weekend

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Captain Marvel” has continued to dominate the global box office in its second weekend in theaters, leaving newcomers in the dust. Walt Disney Studios estimated Sunday that the intergalactic superhero fell only 55 percent from its record-breaking opening. This ...

Entertainment briefs, March 14

Midtown Men to perform Saturday at The Ritz The Midtown Men, stars from the original Broadway cast of “Jersey Boys,” are to perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at The Ritz Theatre, located at 30 S. Washington St. Tickets are $35-$65 and can be purchased by contacting The Ritz box office at ...

‘Captain Marvel’ rockets to historic $153M debut

NEW YORK (AP) — “Captain Marvel,” Marvel Studios’ first female-fronted superhero movie, launched with $153 million domestically and $455 million globally, according to studio estimates Sunday, making it one of the biggest blockbusters ever led by a woman. It also sets a new worldwide ...

Sweet treat: Maple Fest set for Sunday

Experience the making of maple syrup along with food and fun at the 2019 Maple Fest 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at Snavely’s Sugar Shack. The Snavelys have been making maple syrup at their sugar camp, 9409 TR 138 in Republic, for eight generations and have about 1,200 taps — all on buckets — ...

Composer’s ‘Langston’s Lot’ song cycles to be performed March 15

It’s a collaboration and friendship that dates back 20 years. New Music Live: “Langston’s Lot” with Doug McConnell and Friends is to reunite the Heidelberg University music professor and composer with former colleagues in an upcoming concert featuring the poetry of Hughes and his ...

Ohio Music Teacher Association to host ribbon festival at Heidelberg Sunday

This section of the North Central District of the Ohio Music Teachers Association is to present a music ribbon festival Sunday in Brenneman Hall at Heidelberg University. Members and non-members of the association are to present 46 students in a non-competitive program beginning at 1 p.m. ...

Listen to Ohio poet laureate Wednesday

Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas is to visit Heidelberg University Wednesday for a reading of his poetry. The community is invited to the reading, set for 3 p.m. in The University Commons. Lucas’s visit is the second in the spring semester Jean Warren Gekler Writer’s Series, hosted by the ...

‘How to Train Your Dragon’ remains No. 1

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” topped the North American box office for a second week, but close on its tail was Tyler Perry’s final installment of the “Madea” franchise. Driven by a largely female audience, “A Madea Family Funeral” had a ...

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New pastor at Grace Pentecostal plans revival services today, Friday, Sunday The new pastor at Grace Pentecostal Church, the Rev. Justin Gorton, is planning revival services to begin at 6:30 p.m. today and Friday and 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Guest speakers, Caleb and Hannah Hollingsworth of St. ...

‘Green Book’ wins best picture in an upset at the Oscars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The segregation-era road-trip drama “Green Book” was crowned best picture at the 91st Academy Awards, delighting those who see the film as a feel-good throwback but disappointing others who ridicule it as an outdated inversion of “Driving Miss Daisy.” In a year ...

‘How to Train Your Dragon’ tops Oscar weekend

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” breathed some fire into a slumping box office with a franchise-best $55.5 million debut over Oscar weekend. Writer-director Dean DeBlois’ third and supposedly final installment in the “How to Train Your Dragon” series ...

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A date with Dad Tiffin Community YMCA is to host “Ties and Tiaras,” its third annual father/daughter dance, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday. Girls whose fathers cannot attend are encouraged to bring an adult male role model as their guests. There will be games, dancing, light refreshments and a ...