Entertainment

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 ...

Students sewing up work on ‘Sister Act’

Guest artist Mary Nickson of New York is taking on the lead role of Deloris during Heidelberg University Theatre’s production of “Sister Act.” The Heidelberg University Theatre is to conclude its season with the production, to be staged at 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday and at 2 p.m. ...

Entertainment briefs, April 12

Eight pianists, eighty fingers April 21 FINDLAY — St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church sanctuary is to present 80 Fingers of Praise at 7:30 p.m. April 21 at the church building, 120 W. Sandusky St. The concert is to feature eight piano players performing ragtime, classical, patriotic, ...

‘A Quiet Place’ roars with $50M debut

NEW YORK (AP) — John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place” made a thunderous debut at the box office, opening with $50 million in ticket sales and rumbling to the year’s second-best weekend after “Black Panther,” according to studio estimates Sunday. The Paramount Pictures thriller far ...

Jimmy Kimmel tries to tone down feud with Hannity

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel is trying to de-escalate a feud with Fox News host Sean Hannity that began over a joke about first lady Melania Trump’s accent. Kimmel said in a Twitter post made Sunday his exchanges with Hannity were fun but he didn’t want to add to ...

Taking her moment

Laura Buskirk sings “One Moment in Time” during the Friday Night Live Series at The Ritz. The night featured performances by students in grades 4-12 from The Heidelberg Community Music School.

Tiffin native writes Civil War novel

A Tiffin native has released his first novel after starting it more than 20 years ago. Leonard Thomas Stonewall Jackson Caleb Chilson is the author of “Blood on the Battlefield,” a Civil War romance. He legally changed his name from Thomas Williams in 2001, with each name standing for ...