Entertainment

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Awards, delighting those who see the film as a feel-good throwback but disappointing others who ridicule it as an outdated inversion of “Driving Miss Daisy.”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 ...

First-ever ‘Jeopardy!” team contest draws top champions

CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) — Glance around the “Jeopardy!” set during rehearsals for its first-ever team championship and it’s easy to be intimidated by the assembled brain power. There’s Brad Rutter, whose overall “Jeopardy!” haul, $4.3 million, is the most won on any game show. ...

‘Alita’ leads a slow box office weekend

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sci-fi fantasy “Alita: Battle Angel” topped the charts and beat out a number of newcomers including the meta romantic comedy “Isn’t It Romantic” and the horror sequel “Happy Death Day 2U” in its first weekend in theaters, but it is a victory with a few ...

One art show to end, another to begin

Tiffn Art Guild opened its “Anything Goes” 2019 high school student art exhibition with a reception Feb. 3. TAG received 87 pieces of art from 48 students representing four high schools: Calvert, Hopewell-Loudon, New Riegel and Columbian. A drawing by Julia Reinhart of New Riegel High ...

Heidelberg to host NY poet/performance artist

New-York-based poet and educator Joe Hall is to be at Heidelberg University Feb. 22 for a workshop with students and a public reading of his writings. Hall’s visit is the first in the spring semester’s Jean Warren Gekler Writer’s Series, hosted by the School of Communication, Humanities ...

‘Finding Your Roots’ looks into political leaders’ past

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr., hopes this season of his popular PBS series “Finding Your Roots” helps a divided U.S. see how all Americans have unique family links and how those family histories tell the story of the country. Now in its fifth season, the ...

‘Lego Movie 2’ opens No. 1

NEW YORK (AP) — “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” was easily the top ticket-seller in theaters over the weekend, but the film’s $35 million opening failed to stack up to its expected haul, according to studio estimates Sunday. The animated sequel had been forecast to draw around $50 ...

Piano program Saturday at Heidelberg to combine classic, contemporary pieces

A piano recital Saturday by Heidelberg University’s Margarita Denenburg is to combine a joyous Mozart sonata, a nostalgic Chopin nocturne and a contemporary nod to Cleveland by Ohio composer Gerald Evans. Denenburg, assistant professor of keyboard studies in the School of Music & ...

Cast set for Ritz Player’s drama ‘12 Angry Jurors’

The Ritz Players has announced the cast for ‘12 Angry Jurors’ Feb. 15-16 and Feb. 23-24. Based on the Emmy Award-winning TV movie by Reginald Rose, “Twelve Angry Men,” the play was adapted by Sherman L. Sergel. A 19-year-old boy has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his ...

TU to stage first musical theater production

Tiffin University is to present “Heathers The Musical” Feb. 15-17 in the Marion Center, 235 Miami St. Under the direction of Aly Horn, this show marks the first-ever musical theater production in TU’s history. “Heathers The Musical” is a comedic dark musical based on the 1988 film, ...

Oscar winners asked to be brief

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Winners at this year’s Oscars will need to be quick, in their walks to the stage and their acceptance speeches. Producers told nominees for the 91st annual Academy Awards they will have 90 seconds from the time their name is called until the conclusion of ...