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Entertainment briefs, Jan. 23

Heidelberg coaches

to ‘Pour for a Purpose’

Heidelberg University coaches will step off the court and assume the role of bartender for a charity event to support a university fund that assists students with unexpected emergencies.

The event, “Pour for a Purpose,” will take place 4-9 p.m. Monday at the Berg Bistro 1850, inside the University Commons. All tips and donations, along with a donation from Berg Bistro 1850, will go directly to support the Student Emergency Support Fund. Coaches and administrators from Heidelberg’s Athletics Departments will take one-hour shifts to serve beer and wine, smoothies and milkshakes.

Taking on the bartender role are Scott Donaldson (head football coach), Kayela Tidrick (assistant director of athletics), Mari Deppe (softball coach), Cindy Paul (Athletics administrative assistant), Morgan Harrigan and Shaun Gunnell (head women’s basketball coach and assistant coach), Jason Miller (volleyball coach), Matt Palm (director of athletics) and Andy Bucheit (head men’s basketball coach).

The Student Emergency Support Fund provides assistance to students at risk of dropping out of school as the result of an unexpected financial emergency. Eligible students can receive a one-time grant of up to $1,000 through the fund.

Ritz to present ‘Nobdies of Comedy’ for 16th year

For the 16th year, The Ritz will present The Nobodies of Comedy — with an all new line-up — at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at 30 S. Washington St.

Tickets are $10-$25 and can be purchased by calling (419) 448-8544, online at www.ritztheatre.org or at the box office.

The event is sponsored by Armes Family Cancer Care Center, Clouse Construction and Reineke Family Dealerships.

Intended for mature audiences, the line-up will feature Andy Beningo, Chad Thornsberry, Grant Lyon and Spencer James.

Beningo has established himself as one of the most in demand comedians working today. Hailed for his clean and “every man” style, Beningo has been named one of the “40 Best Up and Coming Comedians” in the country, as well as “Best Comedian” by the Detroit Metro Times and Detroit Hour magazine. He has appeared on AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, as a final four finalist on CMT’s Next Big Comic, and on the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom radio show.

Thornsberry has an instant likeability the second he steps behind a microphone. Drawing on experiences ranging from growing up in a trailer park, being a former public school teacher, marriage, kids, and all of life’s everyday problems, Thornsberry’s own unique view of life has him quickly becoming one of the most sought after clean comedians today. 

Lyon was once a collegiate soccer player. He decided to pursue a career on stage instead of on the field, and that decisions been rewarded by being chosen as a “New Face” in comedy at the Just For Laughs Festival, winning the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, and being a finalist in the Big Sky Festival. He plays a role in the second season of The Comedy Central show “Corporate” and stars in the upcoming feature film “Killer Kate!” He has also performed in a number of other comedy festivals including The Great American Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival. 

James has been taking comedy seriously since Feb 2, 2009 (irony intended). He was not taking it very seriously for two years before that. He performs a lot on cruise lines right now and Las Vegas. He’s starting to do more Improv’s and Funny Bones around the country and half the time they let him go last (A.k.a. – “the closer”).

Registration to open

for Ritz summer camp

Registration for The Ritz Theatre 2020 Summer Theatre Camp opens at 10 a.m. Saturday and runs through May 18.

This year, The Ritz Theatre’s summer camp will present “The Frog Prince.” Week one will take place June 15-22 with week two June 22-27.

Performance dates are at 7 p.m. June 19 and June 26 and 2 p.m. June 20 and 27.

Cost per child is $130.

This is the 22nmd annual summer camp to be presented by two directors from Missoula Children’s Theatre of Montana. The directors will work with the campers each week. The Ritz will also provide workshops for each age group from grades 1-12. Lessons can include make-up, story-telling, costumes, puppetry, dance and more.

Registration forms may be printed from The Ritz Theatre website at www.ritztheatre.org  or picked up at The Ritz Box Office. Payment of $130 per camper must accompany the registration form.

Registration forms will not be accepted prior to Saturday.

 The Ritz Box Office is open weekdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Additional information concerning Summer Theatre Camp at The Ritz may be obtained by contacting Education Director Mika Gibson at (419) 448-8544, ext. 112 or mika@ritztheatre.org

Community Hospice

to host bingo event

Community Hospice Care By Stein is to host a free community bingo event.

Event dates are 3 p.m. Jan. 28, Feb. 25 and March 31, and the events are to take place at 181 E. Perry St.

There will be prizes for every winner and a grand prize.

To RSVP contact Community Hospice Care By Stein at (419) 447-4040.

Church to host speaker

Mount of Hope Apostolic Church is to host guest speaker, the Rev. Dan Hinton of Michigan, at 5 p.m. Saturday at the church, 235 Third Ave., and at 9:30 a.m. for the Sunday service.

Taylor Swift reveals her mother’s brain tumor

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift has revealed in a new interview that her mother has a brain tumor.

Swift, who has spoken about her mother’s battle with cancer over the years, told Variety in an interview published Tuesday that while her mother was going through treatment, “they found a brain tumor.”

“And the symptoms of what a person goes through when they have a brain tumor is nothing like what we’ve ever been through with her cancer before. So it’s just been a really hard time for us as a family,” Swift said.

Though Taylor Swift is the celebrity, Andrea Swift has become a recognizable figure among the pop star’s die-hard fans, with some of them even posting about her online. Andrea Swift is often seen smiling by her daughter’s side.

at award shows and in public.

ìEveryone loves their mom; everyoneís got an important mom,î Swift, 30, told Variety. ìBut for me, sheís really the guiding force. Almost every decision I make, I talk to her about it first. So obviously it was a really big deal to ever speak about her illness.î

Copyright 2020 The Associated Press.

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