TU a cappella group to perform at The Ritz Friday

Friday Night Live at The Ritz will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the theatre, 30 S. Washington St.

Tickets are $10 and the event is sponsored by Tong’s Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing.

The Friday Night Live series features live music and entertainment. Each Friday Night Live performance turns the spotlight on two or more artists of different genres. Some local, some regional and all passionate about their art and showcasing their talents.

Artists featured Friday include various groups from the Tiffin University Music Department including TU Songwriters Collective, Up in the Air and Brian Fitzy.

For ticket information, contact The Ritz Theatre box office at (419) 448-8544 or online at www.ritztheatre.org.

Show choir meets jazz ensemble meets a capella for ‘Berg show

The high-energy choreography of the Hei-Notes, Heidelberg University’s show choir, will meet the sweet sounds of the jazz ensemble and the Heimonics, the university’s newest performing ensemble, in a performance on the Gundlach Theatre stage at 7 p.m. Friday.

Under the direction of adjunct music instructor David Cotter, the Hei-Notes will perform a series of contemporary numbers from Broadway musicals. Included in their repertoire will be selections from “My Favorite Year,” “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” “Once,” “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” and new musicals “The Prom,” “The Band’s Visit” and “Head Over Heels,” featuring songs of the Go-Go’s.

The Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Scott Kretzer, adjunct instructor of music, will perform “Just in Time,” “Afternoon in a Doghouse,” “Struttin’ with Some Barbecue,” “Sandu,” “The Four of Us,” “No Room for Squares” and “Ran Kan Kan.”

New to the fall concert will be a set by the Heimonics, a 14-member student a capella group formed just a year ago. The Heimonics will perform John Lennon’s “Imagine,” Stevie Wonder’s “Sir Duke,” Khalid’s “Coaster,” Dolly Parton’s “Jolene,” Christina Perri’s “Jar of Hearts” and P¡nk’s “Hustle.”

General admission tickets for the performance are $10 and can be purchased at gundlachtheatre.org or at the door.

Voices of Harmony to perform

BOWLING GREEN — Voices of Harmony Chorus will be performing “Sounds of the Season” at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at the First Presbyterian Church in Bowling Green.

This year, featured guests will be Van Buren High School’s show choir, “The Association!”

The concert will feature family-friendly holiday music, religious and secular, with an emphasis on four-part barbershop harmony.

Donations are accepted and a free-will offering will be collected.

Talk focuses on effect U.S.

presidents have on the economy

FREMONT — Does a U.S. president really have an effect on the economy while in office?

Mark Zachary Taylor, Ph.D., an associate professor at Georgia Tech University’s School of Public Policy, is researching a book to find out. Taylor is studying the role of the U.S. presidency in short-run economic performance. He will present what he has learned so far during a talk at 4 p.m. Nov. 25 at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

The talk is “The President and the Economy: Explaining Economic Success and Failure in the Modern White House.” Admission is free.

Part of Taylor’s talk will focus on President Rutherford B. Hayes and other presidents during the Gilded Age. His research indicates that Hayes’ presidency was good for the economy.

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One-night-only screening of INXS Wembley concert

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS — A screening of “INXS: Live Baby Live” will take place Dec. 9 at the Cedar Lee Theatre, 2163 Lee Road.

For one night only, CinEvents / Eagle Rock Films / Fathom Events will present “INXS Live Baby Live.” With a brand new audio mix by the band’s executive music producers Giles Martin and Sam Okell (created at Abbey Road Studios), the iconic 1991 Wembley Stadium performance is a widescreen concert experience, showcasing the band’s live prowess in full force, along with a previously unseen “lost” track “Lately.”

For tickets, visit www.inxscinema.com.