Entertainment

Calvert to stage ‘Guys and Dolls Jr.’

Damon Runyon’s New York City, “Guys and Dolls Jr.” follows gambler, Nathan Detroit as he tries to find the cash to set up the biggest crap game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck. Meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they’ve been ...

‘Mamma Mia!’

PHOTO BY NICOLE WALBY Columbian High School students are pictured during their dress rehearsal of the school’s production of the Broadway musical “Mamma Mia!” Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and March 29 and 30 in the school auditorium. Tickets cost $7 and are available at ...

Entertainment briefs, March 21

‘Creatures’ invade local art gallery The Tiffin Art Guild opened its current show Feb. 23 with a reception for the winners of “Featured Creatures.” The show, which runs through March 30, includes 82 pieces by 27 artists. They produced a variety of artworks depicting real or imaginary ...

‘Captain Marvel’ soars even higher in 2nd weekend

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Captain Marvel” has continued to dominate the global box office in its second weekend in theaters, leaving newcomers in the dust. Walt Disney Studios estimated Sunday that the intergalactic superhero fell only 55 percent from its record-breaking opening. This ...

Entertainment briefs, March 14

Midtown Men to perform Saturday at The Ritz The Midtown Men, stars from the original Broadway cast of “Jersey Boys,” are to perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at The Ritz Theatre, located at 30 S. Washington St. Tickets are $35-$65 and can be purchased by contacting The Ritz box office at ...

‘Captain Marvel’ rockets to historic $153M debut

NEW YORK (AP) — “Captain Marvel,” Marvel Studios’ first female-fronted superhero movie, launched with $153 million domestically and $455 million globally, according to studio estimates Sunday, making it one of the biggest blockbusters ever led by a woman. It also sets a new worldwide ...

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 ...

Entertainment briefs

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 ...