Entertainment

‘Wonder Woman’ buries ‘The Mummy’ at box office

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Cruise was no match for Wonder Woman. Warner Bros.’ “Wonder Woman” wrapped up Cruise’s “The Mummy” at the weekend box office, pulling in an estimated $57.2 million in North American theaters, according to studio estimates Sunday. Universal’s “The Mummy” ...

Female vocalists focus of The Ritz’s 2017-18 season

With more than 50 performances, The Ritz Theatre’s 2017-18 season will feature a “wide variety,” according to Executive Director Michael Strong. “No matter what you like, you will find something you can enjoy,” he said. Strong said in previous seasons, the focus was on male ...

‘Wonder Woman’ hits milestone

NEW YORK (AP) — “Wonder Woman” conquered milestones and movie myths at North American theaters, where the Patty Jenkins-directed superhero film powered its way to a $100.5 million debut this weekend and became the biggest blockbuster ever directed by a woman. The well-reviewed movie ...

‘Quilt National’ exhibit brings art quilts to Hayes

FREMONT – Birds flourishing next to oil rigs, the moon and earthquakes are among the inspiration for art quilts featured in a special exhibit to open Friday at Hayes Presidential Library & Museums. “Quilt National” is to feature 20 contemporary art quilts that were entered in the ...

Reading program to begin June 5

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is working to “Build a Better World” as part of this year’s summer reading programming. Babies, toddlers, tweens, teens, adults and seniors are able to participate in programs that provide reading incentives through prizes and special events. Starting June ...

Phat Cakes plans events throughout June

The following is a list of events to take place at Phat Cakes, 45 S. Washington St. • Jackie O’s brewery beer tasting at 6 p.m. Friday, with live music at 7 p.m. • Washington St. Outfitters Taste of Summer Fashion Show at 8 p.m. Saturday with a drink hour at 7 p.m. Cost is $10. • ...

C’mon, get ‘Happy’: Tinfoil releases new CD

Local band Tinfoil has announced the release of its latest album, “Happy.” Tinfoil is composed of Dave Harms, guitar and vocals; Cher Bibler, bass and vocals; and Rick Waggoner, guitar. The band was formed in Tiffin in 1993 and performs guitar-based rock with some tendencies toward punk ...

Columbian choirs to perform final concert of season

Columbian High School choirs are to perform their final concert of the year with the annual Pops Concert at 7:30 p.m. tonight at The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St. The concert is to feature contemporary popular music, including songs by Plain White T’s, Journey, Miley Cyrus, Rascal ...

Chamber to host golf event June 8

Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Services is to host its annual golf outing starting with registration at 8:30 a.m. June 8 at Mohawk Golf & Country Club. The Chamber Challenge this year is to feature the annual golf scramble tournament, chipping and putting contests and ...

Gospel singing set for Saturday

Gospel singing featuring Tommy Hall & Sunlighters is planned for 6 p.m. Saturday at Adams Township Freewill Baptist Church, 6901 TR 190, Green Springs. For more information, call the Rev. Paul Tyree at (419) 639-2206.

The Star Players to stage ‘Annie’

UPPER SANDUSKY – The Star Players of Upper Sandusky have announced the cast for the production of “Annie” at 7 p.m. June 23-25, 30 and July 2, and 2 p.m. July 1 at Star Theatre. Tickets cost $15 for general admission and $12 for Star Players members. Ticket sales are to begin June 8. To ...

‘King Arthur’ opening bleak, ‘Guardians 2’ still rules

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first major box office flop of the summer movie season has arrived. Studio estimates Sunday say director Guy Ritchie’s “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” opened to a bleak $14.7 million from more than 3,700 locations against a costly $175 million production ...

Titanic mystery on ‘Scotland Road’

In the Ritz Players drama “Scotland Road,” John (played by Seth Innis, center) hands The Woman (played by Michelle Castleman, left) a bucket of ice in an attempt to jog her memory about her time on the Titanic as Halbrech (played by Sandy Kimmel, right) tries to get him to stop pressing ...

Entertainment briefs, May 11

Monster truck to visit Bellevue auto dealer today BELLEVUE – The monster truck Raminator is to make a stop at Myers Chrysler, Dodges, Jeep and Ram, 1111 Castalia St., from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today. Attendees can get autographs from the driver and crew and have their photo taken with the ...

Ohio Travel Association chief to address Terra State grads

FREMONT — The executive director of the Ohio Travel Association is to address the class of 2017 during Terra State Community College’s commencement ceremony Friday. Melinda Huntley has worked in travel-related jobs along Lake Erie for more than 23 years. She became director of the Ohio ...

Entertainment briefs, May 4

Here Come the Mummies to perform Saturday at The Ritz The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St., is to present Here Come the Mummies at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $20-$35. Here Come the Mummies is an eight-piece funk-rock band of 5,000 year-old Egyptian mummies. HCTM has opened for ...

Globalism reigns at box office, while ‘Furious’ passes $1B

NEW YORK (AP) — A South India sensation, a Hispanic-focused comedy and the highest-grossing film ever directed by an African American made up the top three films in North America on a culturally diverse box office weekend. As expected, it was another runaway weekend for “The Fate of the ...

Entertainment briefs, April 27

Grammy award-winning artist to perform Saturday at The Ritz Melissa Manchester’s solo career earned critical praise and commercial success and, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, she is to perform on The Ritz Theatre stage. Tickets cost $20-$50 and can be purchased at the box office, by calling (419) ...

‘The Fate of the Furious’ laps new films at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Fate of the Furious” sped into first place at the box office again, leaving new thriller “Unforgettable” and historical drama “The Promise” in the dust. Universal Pictures’ eighth installment in “The Fast and the Furious” franchise earned $38.7 ...