Entertainment

‘The Predator’ gobbles up competition

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Predator” is at the top of the food chain in its first weekend in theaters. 20th Century Fox said Sunday the film earned an estimated $24 million from more than 4,000 North American theaters. But with an $88 million production price tag, the Shane Black-directed ...

Heritage Festival offers something old, and new

History is to come alive again this weekend during the 40th annual Tiffin-Seneca Heritage Festival, which is to include new features and returning favorites for all to enjoy. The weekend is to kick off with the Heritage Festival Parade at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Melody Snyder, festival ...

‘The Nun’ continues box office streak

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The horror movie “The Nun” has topped the domestic box office in its first weekend, scoring a best for the “Conjuring” franchise and another win for Warner Bros. Studio estimates Sunday said the Demian Bichir and Taissa Farmiga-led film brought in $53.5 million ...

Entertainment briefs, Sept. 6

Terra State music department offers opportunities for local musicians FREMONT — Terra State Community College’s Music Department has multiple avenues for local musicians to get involved. For those with vocal talents, the choral society provides the stage for singing with other talented ...

Catch hits of Boston and Styx, performed Friday by Bostyx

Two iconic rock bands are to be featured Friday at The Ritz Theatre in a tribute performance. Bostyx features the hits of the bands Boston and Styx together and is to feature David Victor, former vocalist/guitarist of Boston. Victor recorded and toured with Boston on two North American ...

Award-winning documentary by Tiffin native to screen at Ritz

A Tiffin native will have her documentary film, talking about women’s right to be at the poker table, screened at The Ritz Theatre. Tracy Halcomb is to have a special film screening of her award-winning documentary, “Cracking Aces: A Woman’s Place at the Table,” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 ...

Neil Simon, Broadway’s master of comedy, dies at 91

NEW YORK (AP) — Playwright Neil Simon, a master of comedy whose laugh-filled hits such as “The Odd Couple,” “Barefoot in the Park” and his “Brighton Beach” trilogy dominated Broadway for decades, has died. He was 91. Simon died early Sunday of complications from pneumonia at New ...

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 ...