Entertainment

After mission trip, United Baptist readies for block party

Following a mission trip to Honduras in July, one Tiffin church is getting ready for events this fall. United Baptist Church, 419 Coe St., sent 10 members to one of the most dangerous countries in the world, Honduras, on a mission trip this summer. “We had an exceptionally good trip,” ...

Eagles overtake ‘Thriller’ as top album

NEW YORK (AP) — The Eagles’ greatest hits album has moonwalked past Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” to become the best-selling album of all time. The Recording Industry Association of America told The Associated Press Monday that the Eagles’ album — “Their Greatest Hits ...

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ shines

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Glitz won over guns as the gilded romance “Crazy Rich Asians” debuted at No. 1 in North American theaters this weekend, surpassing industry expectations and beating out action-packed fare like “Mile 22.” Warner Bros. estimates the film earned $25.2 million over ...

Entertainment briefs, Aug. 16

Barbershop chorus schedules concerts FOSTORIA — Fostoria Lake Plains Barbershop chorus is to perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Wainwright Amphitheater in Foundation Park, 1225 S. Union St. The chorus also is to perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Riverside Summer Concert Series at Riverside ...

‘The Meg’ chomps $44.5M

NEW YORK (AP) — Adding to Hollywood’s sizzling summer, the shark thriller “The Meg” opened well above expectations with an estimated $44.5 million in ticket sales, while Spike Lee had his best debut in a decade. “The Meg” had been forecasted by some analysts for closer to half ...

Entertainment briefs, Aug. 9

Historian to share story on medicine of the Civil War FREMONT — Local historian Mike Gilbert is to discuss the medical practices in the time of the Civil War at 4 p.m. today at Hayes Presidential Library & Museums. Gilbert’s talk will complement the special exhibit, “In Search of ...

‘Mission: Impossible’ bests Winnie-the-Pooh

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Cruise sped past Winnie-the-Pooh at the box office to lead all films for the second straight week with an estimated $35 million in ticket sales for “Mission Impossible — Fallout.” The success of Paramount Pictures’ sixth, stunt-filled “Mission: Impossible” ...

Restoring balcony

Employees of Chicago Ornamental Plaster have been working at The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St., restoring the plaster on the walls of the balcony. According to Bruce Hannam, marketing director of The Ritz, the theater has had a problem with water leaking into the building, affecting ...

Entertainment briefs, August 2

Dueling Pianos set for Sunday FOSTORIA – Dueling Pianos — featuring Scott Hedden and Don Hanson, with Jay Cousins on drums — is to perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday as part of the Fostoria Community Arts Council’s Summer Concert Series at Wianright Amphitheater in Foundation Park. In case ...

Heidelberg announces 2018-19 theater season

Heidelberg University’s School of Music and Theatre has announced the 2018-19 theater season, which is to include performances of two musicals and two plays. The season is to have performances in the fall and spring. The theme for this year’s season is “Crisis of Faith.” “The ...

Children’s Musical Theatre to plans production for 7-12 graders

Heidelberg University’s Community Music School is working to bring more opportunities to area high school and middle school students this year, including a musical theater production. The high school and middle school musical theater program is in addition to the Children’s Musical ...

Entertainment briefs, July 26

Water Fest set for Aug. 4 at Miller Farm The annual Seneca Conservation District event, Water Fest, is to take place 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 4 at Miller Conservation Farm, 5670 E. TR 138. Featured events are to include a 15-foot tall inflatable slide, giant slingshots and exploring in the ...

‘Equalizer 2’ squeaks past ‘Mamma Mia 2’

By Associated Press In the battle of two very different sequels at the box office this weekend, Denzel Washington’s action pic “The Equalizer 2” narrowly won out over the ABBA jukebox musical “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.” Studios Sunday estimate the R-rated Denzel Washington joint ...

Entertainment Briefs, July 19

Carl Acuff Jr. to perform Saturday in Fostoria FOSTORIA — Carl Acuff Jr. is to perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Wainwright Amphitheater in Foundation Park, as part of the Fostoria Community Arts Council’s Summer Concert Series. Acuff has been performing since 1992. He and his band ...

‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ tops charts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” has checked into the No. 1 spot at the box office in its opening weekend and left the Dwayne Johnson action thriller, “Skyscraper,” in the dust. Sony Pictures estimated Sunday the animated family movie earned $44.1 million ...

Pay a call on ‘The Addams Family’ at The Ritz

“The Addams Family” features an original story. Wednesday Addams has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family — a man her parents have never met. Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do ...

Entertainment briefs, July 12

Farmers Market, Pizza Palooza, free concert and movie at East Green set for Saturday Events are planned all day for downtown Tiffin Saturday, beginning with a farmers market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on South Washington Street between Perry and Market streets. Then, stick around for the St. Joseph ...

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ buzzes to $76M

NEW YORK (AP) — Despite its heroes’ diminutive size, “Ant-Man and the Wasp” opened with typical Marvel might at the box office, with an estimated $76 million in ticket sales. According to studio estimates Sunday, the “Ant-Man” sequel easily surpassed the $57 million debut of the ...

First show

A park in Tiffin that is to be the home of a summer concert series is to open its doors for the first time tonight. According to a news release, the East Green Amphitheater opens with the debut performance of a concert series. The first concert is sponsored by National Machinery while the ...

Star Theatre to present Disney classic today, Saturday, Sunday

UPPER SANDUSKY — The Star Theatre, 121 W. Wyandot Ave., is to present “The Little Mermaid” at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $15 for non-members and $12 for members. To make a reservation, call (419) 294-1211. The story includes characters including ...