Entertainment

Getting ready for the show

The youngest dancers from In Motion Dance Studio get ready during rehearsals Wednesday for their spring dance recital, “Dance, Fame & Rock n’ Roll” this weekend. Recitals are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. ...

Toledo Symphony Orchestra concert

St. Francis Ministries is hosting “A Senior’s Spring Symphony” featuring the Toledo Symphony Orchestra at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Francis Convent Chapel, 200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin. Prelude music is to be provided by St. Francis employees Beth Westphal, Katie Clark and April Russell ...

Tutu Cute

The Tutu Cute class from On Pointe Performing Arts Studio practices Thursday evening for their first dance recital this weekend. The recital, “New Beginnings,” is to take place at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Gundlach Theatre on Heidelberg University’s campus. Tickets are $5.

Entertainment briefs, May 24

Fostoria to honor local vets Monday FOSTORIA — The Fostoria Veterans of Foreign Wars is to present a Memorial Day service at 10 a.m. Monday at Fountain Cemetery to honor those who have served. The Fostoria Community Band is to honor veterans by performing the “Star Spangled Banner,” ...

‘Deadpool 2’ rakes in $125M to end reign of ‘Avengers’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Deadpool and his foul-mouthed crew of misfits and malcontents have taken down the Avengers. Fox’s “Deadpool 2” brought in $125 million this weekend, giving it the second-highest opening ever for an R-rated movie and ending the three-week reign of Disney’s ...

‘Jurassic Park’ dinosaur expert’s next big thing: color holograms

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Forget the gray, green and brown dinosaurs in the “Jurassic Park” movies. Paleontologist Jack Horner wants to transport people back in time to see a feathered Tyrannosaurus rex colored bright red and a blue triceratops with red fringe similar to a rooster’s ...

Fostoria HS stages ‘Charlie Brown’

Issac Morton (at right), as Charlie Brown, rehearses Tuesday afternoon for the Fostoria High School Music Program’s presentation of “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.” Performances are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at the high school, 1001 Park Ave., Fostoria. General ...

Entertainment Briefly, April 17

Glenn Miller Orchestra to take Ritz stage The Glenn Miller Orchestra is to perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St. Tickets are $20-$50 and can be purchased by calling (419) 448-8544 or visiting www.ritztheatre.org. The Glenn Miller Orchestra is one of the ...

‘Avengers’ overpowers at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Avengers: Infinity War” is still ruling the box office in its third weekend in theaters, easily beating out the mom-themed fare. Walt Disney Studios Sunday estimated “Infinity War” has added $61.8 million from North American theaters bringing its total domestic ...

Briefly, May 10

Diversity series to conclude today OLD FORT — Old Fort High School is to host the final talk in its diversity series 6:30-7:30 p.m. today at the school, 7635 N. CR 51. Robin Reaves of the Mental Health Recovery Services Board of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties is to discuss mental ...

Ritz Players to present ‘[title of show]’

The Ritz Players are to present “[title of show]” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and May 19 and at 2 p.m. May 20 at The National Theatre at The Ritz, 30 S. Washington St. The production, with music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and based on the book of the same name by Hunter Bell, is produced ...

More than thrill rides: Cedar Point adds more for non-riders

SANDUSKY — As the calendar changes from April to May, Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, is poised to open for the 2018 summer season Saturday. During Media Day April 25, reporters were introduced to Steel Vengeance, the park’s “headliner” attraction; however, the upgraded roller ...

Entertainment briefs, May 3

Star Players to stage musical in May UPPER SANDUSKY — The Star Players are to present “The Marvelous Wonderettes” at 7 p.m. May 10-12 and at 2 p.m. May 13 at the Star Theatre, 121 W. Wyandot Ave. The smash off-Broadway hit, written by Roger Bean, takes the audience to the 1958 ...

‘Infinity War’ opens with record $250M

NEW YORK (AP) — A whole lot of superheroes added up to a whole lot of ticket sales. The superhero smorgasbord “Avengers: Infinity Wars” opened with predictable shock-and-awe, earning $250 million in box office over the weekend and edging past “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” to set the ...

‘A Quiet Place,’ ‘Rampage’ lead newcomers at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was another weekend of buzz versus pure star power at the box office as the word of mouth sensation “A Quiet Place” found itself neck-and-neck again with Dwayne Johnson’s “Rampage.” This time buzz had the slight advantage. Studio estimates Sunday placed “A ...

In Motion dancers to help raise funds for F.A.C.T. April 29

A local dance studio is to bring its dancers together to perform for a cause at the end of April. In Motion Dance Studio is to present “Dancers In Motion For F.A.C.T.” at 2 p.m. April 29 in the auditorium of Columbian High School, 300 S. Monroe St. This will be the second local ...

Entertainment briefs, April 19

Terra State to host rhythm summit Friday through Sunday FREMONT — Terra State Community College, in partnership with Bass Gear Magazine, is to host the 2018 Midwest Rhythm Summit Friday through Sunday. The event is for high school and college educators, music technicians, professional ...

‘Rampage’ takes No. 1 from ‘A Quiet Place’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a wobbly start, Dwayne Johnson muscled his way to a No. 1 opening for “Rampage” — but just barely. Close on its heels was the word-of-mouth sensation “A Quiet Place” in its second week in theaters, and not too far behind that was the Blumhouse horror ...

Stapleton’s Sunday: ACM win, 40th birthday, birth of twins

By Mesfin Fekadu AP Music Writer Sunday is a day Chris Stapleton always will remember: His wife gave birth to twin boys, he celebrated his 40th birthday and he won album of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Stapleton didn’t attend the show in Las Vegas, but host Reba ...

‘Full Metal Jacket’ actor R. Lee Ermey dies at 74

LOS ANGELES (AP) — R. Lee Ermey, a former marine who made a career in Hollywood playing hard-nosed military men like Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket,” has died. Ermey’s longtime manager Bill Rogin said he died Sunday morning from pneumonia-related ...