Entertainment

Heidelberg to stage mystery drama

Christopher Boone, a 15-year-old autistic child, is extraordinarily intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. What happens when he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog? Find out when the Heidelberg University School of Music & Theatre stages the mystery ...

‘Glass’ stays at No. 1, while ‘Miss Bala’ opens in third

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the distraction of the Super Bowl, freezing temperatures affecting large portions of North America and only one big new release in theaters in “Miss Bala,” movie-going audiences largely took the weekend off from the theaters in what is estimated to be the ...

Entertainment briefs, Jan. 31

Chill for charity The 18th annual Polar Bear Plunge is set for Saturday morning at Camden Falls, 2460 S. SR 231, Tiffin. Registration is to start at 9 a.m. with breakfast buffet to open at 9:30 and the jump at 11.  The cost is $30 for first-time jumpers, which includes T-shirt, hat, patch ...

‘Glass’ movie No. 1 again

NEW YORK (AP) — Matthew McConaughey notched one of the worst debuts of his career, Oscar nominees saw only modest bumps and M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass” easily remained No. 1 on a quiet weekend in movie theaters. The weekend’s two new wide releases — McConaughey’s tropic noir ...

Nobodies of Comedy returning to Tiffin

Tickets still are available for The Nobodies of Comedy Tour which is to stop at The Ritz Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Even though you’ve never heard of them, the four talented comedians promise to provide plenty of laughs for mature audiences only. Bill Boronkay A former sportscaster, ...

He’s Red Green, and he can stop touring if he wants to, we guess

Steve Smith has made a career out of playing, well, Steve Smith. More accurately, he’s been, for most of 40 years, his signature character — Red Green. And Red is back on the road this year in what Smith hints could be the final public appearances for his alter ego. Red Green began as a ...

‘Glass’ is No. 1 at box office with $40.6M

NEW YORK (AP) — M. Night Shyamalan scored his fifth No. 1 movie as the director’s “Glass,” while not quite the blockbuster some expected, nevertheless dominated Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend at the box office with $40.6 million in ticket sales according to studio estimates ...

‘The Upside’ unseats ‘Aquaman’

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Hart isn’t hosting the Oscars, but he’s got a number one movie. “The Upside,” starring Hart and Bryan Cranston, surpassed expectations to open with $19.6 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. The strong performance of “The Upside” ...

‘Aquaman’ continues box office reign

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Aquaman” is still the champ at the box office three weeks in, but the high-concept thriller “Escape Room” also drew some substantial crowds in its debut weekend. Warner Bros. Sunday said “Aquaman” has added an estimated $30.7 million from more than 4,000 ...

Box office sees post-Christmas increase

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the final weekend of 2018, “Aquaman” still led the pack at the box office, but other films like “Mary Poppins Returns,” “The Mule” and “Second Act” enjoyed post-holiday bumps too, even amid an onslaught of new Christmas offerings like “Vice,” ...

Entertainment briefs, Dec. 27

Tickets still available for comedian Comedian Louie Anderson is to appear at 7:30 p.m. Friday at The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St. For tickets and information, call (419) 448-8544 or visit www.ritztheatre.org. TAG plans high school exhibit Tiffin Art Guild invites high school ...

‘Aquaman’ outswims ‘Poppins,’ ‘Bumblebee’

NEW YORK (AP) — In a flood of new releases, “Aquaman” easily swam past “Mary Poppins Returns” and “Bumblebee” to lead the busy pre-Christmas weekend with an estimated $67.4 million over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. Without a “Star Wars” film on the ...

Actress Debby Ryan, drummer Josh Dun are engaged

NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Debby Ryan and Twenty One Pilots drummer Josh Dun are engaged. They announced their engagement on social media Saturday. The 30-year-old Dun proposed to the 25-year-old Ryan in a treehouse in New Zealand. Dun posted a photo of himself proposing on one knee before a ...

Entertainment Briefs, Dec. 20

Lots happening at The Ritz The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St., has many events planned in the coming weeks. • Friday Night Live at The Ritz Theatre is to feature tuba players, ukulelists and a singer-song writer beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday in The National Theatre, 30 S. Washington ...

Up in the Air takin’ it to the stage

There are few musicians to whom the term “living legend” applies. Members of this exclusive club have written, recorded and performed chart-topping songs over the course of multiple decades, won the music industry’s top awards, influenced popular culture and inspired legions of younger ...

New book examines Ohio murder

Local author David Kimmel, a professor of English at Heidelberg University, has written his first book, “Outrage in Ohio: A Rural Murder, Lynching and Mystery.” He is to have a book signing 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Paper and Ink, 98 S. Washington St. “It officially came out Sept. ...

Entertainment briefly, Dec. 13

Ritz to present ‘All is Calm’ Twelve performers with Theatre Latté Da are to transport the audience back in time with “All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914.” With more than two dozen songs, this production re-creates a scene along World War I’s Western Front, during which ...

‘Ralph’ tops box office again

NEW YORK (AP) — In the calm before the Christmas storm at the box office, “Ralph Breaks the Internet” remained No. 1 for the third straight week, while the upcoming DC Comics superhero film “Aquaman” arrived with a cannonball-sized splash in Chinese theaters. For the second week in ...

Thoughts on ‘A Season of Peace’

Michael McDonald has gathered 15 tracks for “A Season of Peace: The Christmas Collection.” The CD opens with the upbeat rock tune, “That’s What Christmas Means to Me.” Twinkie Clark does vocals on the rousing African-American spiritual “Children Go Where I Send Thee.” Seven ...

Entertainment briefs, Dec. 6

Discover holiday traditions of president and first lady FREMONT — Tour the historic Hayes Home in the evening and discover the holiday traditions of President Rutherford and first lady Lucy Hayes during a unique new holiday event at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums. Hayes Home ...