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Entertainment

Make season merry with Michael McDonald

Experience a dose of nostalgia and Christmas cheer as The Ritz Theatre welcomes acclaimed recording artist and five-time Grammy winner Michael McDonald at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The composer, musician and former Doobie Brothers singer is on tour to promote his fifth holiday album, “A Season of ...

‘Ralph’ repeats as No. 1 movie

NEW YORK (AP) — On a typically sleepy post-Thanksgiving weekend in movie theaters, leftovers led the box office and Disney’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet” repeated as No. 1 with $25.8 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. The “Wreck-It Ralph” sequel dropped ...

Museum reports angels on the wing

Angelic creatures are flying in for the holidays as the Seneca County Museum has adopted the theme “Angels Among Us” for Christmas 2018. Museum director Tonia Hoffert said the décor is to honor deceased volunteers, patrons and family members who contributed to the museum in some ...

‘Joy to the World’ this year’s theme for Heidelberg’s Christmas concert

Heidelberg University has maintained a tradition of presenting portions of G.F. Handel’s “Messiah” during the Christmas season. This year, the School of Music & Theatre is to combine its 128th performance of “Messiah” with a festive journey around the world to celebrate the sounds ...

Entertainment briefs, Nov. 29

Bellevue troupe to produce play ‘Making God Laugh’ BELLEVUE — Bellevue Society for the Arts is to present “Making God Laugh” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Dec. 7. Matinees are at 2 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 8 in The Hirt Theatre, 205 Maple St. The play takes place in four ...

‘Wreck-It Ralph,’ ‘Creed’ fuel holiday

(AP) — Movie sequels are having their own Thanksgiving feast at the box office and fueling record industry-wide grosses for the long weekend. “Ralph Breaks the Internet” and “Creed II” took the top two spots on the North American charts, beat the openings for the original films and ...

Entertainment briefs, Nov. 22

Birchaven Village to host art show Nov. 29 at Hub Birchaven Village, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, is to host an open house art show 1-5 p.m. Nov. 29 at The Hub at Birchaven, 5100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay. The show is to include artwork created by residents with dementia ...

‘Fantastic Beasts’ on top at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” crawled, slithered and flew its way to the top of the weekend box office with a $62.2 million opening in the U.S. and Canada, according to studio estimates Sunday. The latest offering from the Harry Potter multiverse fell ...

Local teen actors to perform ‘Kindergarten’ Friday, Saturday

The Ritz Teen Thespian Guild is to present Robert Fulghum’s “All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Based on the best-selling books, ...

Entertainment briefs, Nov. 15

SpiritSpace celebrating 10 years of offering hand-made creations SpiritSpace Gallery and Gifts, located in the St. Francis Spirituality Center, is celebrating 10 years. The gallery is featuring new works by wood artist Chad Schock, pottery by Tina Mira and silk scarves eco-printed by Bob ...

‘Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch’ makes off with $66M at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — You’re a mean one — and you’re No. 1 — Mr. Grinch. “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch” sledded past mixed reviews and made off with $66 million for Universal Pictures to top the weekend North American box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. Last week’s top ...

Entertainment briefs, Nov. 8

Heidelberg to honor veterans Monday Heidelberg University is to host its annual Veterans Day tribute at 11 a.m. Monday in front of Beeghly Library on Greenfield Street. Award-winning novelist to visit Heidelberg Heidelberg University is to have a visit from award-winning novelist and ...

Holiday Extravaganza to return Saturday

The annual Y-Wives Holiday Extravaganza is to take place Saturday with a featured jewelry artist. Maureen Wise is the owner of Yz Creations, which offers steampunk jewelry and clocks. Originally from Maine, Wise met her husband from Tiffin and decided to stay. She was born in a military ...

With $50M debut, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is no poor boy

NEW YORK (AP) — The Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” and 20th Century Fox are — for now, at least — champions of the world. “Bohemian Rhapsody,” starring Rami Malek as the late Queen frontman, shrugged off production troubles and mediocre reviews to debut with $50 ...

Louie Anderson to stop at The Ritz Dec. 27

Iconic comedian Louie Anderson, the three-time Emmy Award winner, is one of the country’s most recognized and adored comics; named by Comedy Central as “One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time.” His career has spanned more than 30 years. He is a best-selling author, star of ...

Art guild to present exhibit for Clyde artist

Tiffin Art Guild is to present the grand opening of the exhibit, “The Art of Carol K. Hoffman,” 4-6 p.m. Saturday at the guild, 130 S. Washington St. The exhibit is to be open until Dec. 1. Hoffman was born and raised in Clyde and is a professional artist and teacher. She has a ...

Experience AC/DC Friday at The Ritz

The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St., is to feature the AC/DC rock ’n’ roll tribute band Live Wire at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $15-$30 and an be purchased by calling (419) 448-8544 or visiting www.ritztheatre.org. Live Wire performs the best of AC/DC from the early roots of the ...

Entertainment briefs, Oct. 25

Foundation sponsors dueling piano show UPPER SANDUSKY — The Wyandot County Community Foundation is to sponsor the “T” and Rich Dueling Piano Show at 6 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $25, with dinner included. Dinner is at 7 p.m. with the show 8-11 p.m. A cash bar and appetizers are to ...

‘Halloween’ scares up $77.5 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forty years after he first appeared in theaters, Michael Myers is still drawing huge audiences for a good scare. Universal Pictures said Sunday that “Halloween” took in an estimated $77.5 million in ticket sales from North American theaters. It captured first place at ...

Briefly, Oct. 18

Lange Johnston at Empire at 138 Friday Singer and pianist Mimi Lange Johnston of Tiffin, who has performed in many Chicago music rooms, is to perform at 9 p.m. Friday at Empire at 138, 138 S. Washington St. Lange Johnston has performed at the Palmer House, Intercontinental and has had a ...