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Fostoria Community Band Spring Concert 2:30 pm
Fostoria Community Band Spring Concert @ Fostoria Intermediate Elementary School
Apr 3 @ 2:30 pm
The Fostoria Community Band will present a spring concert on Sunday at the Fostoria Intermediate Elementary School. The band is under the direction of Justin Brinkman and is made up of approximately 50 members ranging in age from high school students to senior citizens. The members come from Fostoria and the surrounding area. Some of the pieces that will be performed at the concert will be “Lead On, O King Eternal,” “The Liberty Bell March,” “King Cobra March,” and “Rhapsody For Euphonium and Concert Band.” Refreshments will be served during a short intermission. Donations will be accepted following the concert to support the band.
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The Annie Moses Band 7:30 pm
The Annie Moses Band @ Marathon Center for The Performing Arts
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm
Those interested in hearing a “musical trail” traced across the United States may be interested in a show coming to the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. The center is hosting “American Rhapsody,” a showcase of American music, at 7:30 p.m. April 8. The show, performed by The Annie Moses Band, features favorites from original American musicians and bands. The performance will include classical music, bluegrass, progressive folk and melodies, according to a release on the event. “With American Rhapsody, we wanted to cover the scope of the American musical landscape,” said Annie Dupre, lead vocalist, in a statement. “We can’t wait to share this cinematic experience with audiences.” The performance will begin with New England tunes and follow a “musical trail” west in its exploration of American music. The band includes six Wolaver siblings, each who contribute to the band’s sound with a mix of the viola, vocals, violin, mandolin, cello, guitar and electric guitar. The siblings play “Nashville-style” music written by the family patriarch and composer, Bill Wolaver. Annie Wolaver Dupree, William “Alex” Wolaver, Benjamin Wolaver, Camille Wolaver, Gretchen Wolaver and Jeremiah Wolaver are band members. The band is named after the members’ great-grandmother. Ticket prices range from $29 to $39 for adults, $24 to $34 for students and $19 to $29 for children. Those interested can purchase tickets online at marathoncenterarts.org, at the ticket office or by calling 419-423-2787. The office is open Tuesday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and one hour before the show.
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Molodi 8:00 pm
Molodi @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary's TLB Auditorium
Apr 9 @ 8:00 pm
Molodi, a Las Vegas dance show touring the United States, will perform at the University of Findlay at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 9, in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium. The troupe will also hold a free arts and education workshop for students in kindergarten through grade 12 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Black Heritage Library and Multicultural Center. Molodi is a performance ensemble where members use only their bodies as instruments, taking body percussion to the extreme. Consisting of artists from Stomp, Cirque du Soleil, Step Afrika!, Stomp the Yard and the International Body Music Festival, their performance blends collegiate stepping, gumboots, beatbox, poetry, hip-hop dance, guerrilla theater and robust personalities. The workshop will include several high-energy performance pieces from Molodi’s repertoire. Everybody will get on their feet and move with a rhythmic warm-up and a competitive step-show challenge between the attendees. The workshop will finish with a question-and-answer session and final encore performance. There is no pre-registration nor fees to participate in the workshop. At the conclusion of the evening show, Molodi will be available for a “meet and greet” with autographs and pictures. Admission to the evening show will be free with valid UF identification. Community members will be charged $10 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at the University of Findlay’s Student Activities/Campus Program Board Office located in the Alumni Memorial Union, office 8-A. Tickets will be available beginning Monday. Hours of sales will be Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Molodi is presented by the University of Findlay’s Campus Program Board. Call 419-434-4606 for more information. For more information on Molodi, visit www.molodilive.com.
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UF Concert-Chorale Extravaganza 3:00 pm
UF Concert-Chorale Extravaganza @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 10 @ 3:00 pm
Two works by Italian opera composer Giacomo Puccini will highlight the University of Findlay’s spring Concert-Chorale extravaganza set for 3 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts’ Thomas, Kathleen and William Donnell Theater. Showcasing almost 90 soaring voices and a 44-piece orchestra conducted by music professor and Director of Choral Activities Micheal F. Anders, the event will present the “Messa di Gloria” and “Mottetto per San Paulino.” It will be the first concert by a UF ensemble at the Marathon Center, as well as the final UF choir concert led by Anders, who has conducted the University’s Concert-Chorale for 35 years and is retiring. He will continue to work with the musical theatre program and Donnell Broadway Concert Series. Featured soloists will be soprano Angie Gwinn, tenor JR Fralick, baritone Lance Ashmore, and bass John Hines. Gwinn is a Charlotte, North Carolina, resident who holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in vocal performance from the Juilliard School. She has had roles with the San Francisco Opera, Merola Opera Center, San Francisco’s Western Opera Theatre and New York City Opera’s National Company. She has portrayed the title role in Puccini’s “Suor Angelica” and Marguerite in Gounod’s “Faust.” Fralick is professor of voice in the Music Conservatory of Baldwin-Wallace College. He is an active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and has been heard worldwide. He has appeared as soloist in more than a dozen symphonic works, including Jan Radzynski’s “Shirat Ma’ayan” with the Jerusalem Symphony and Britten’s “Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings” with the Kansas City Symphony, and will tour with the Music Inspire Africa orchestra as tenor soloist in “Messiah.” Ashmore is a member of the voice faculties at UF, Bowling Green State University and Ohio Northern University. His performing career has been centered in the Midwest, especially in Ohio and Michigan, where he has performed with the Cleveland Opera, Toledo Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Piccolo Opera and Lyric Opera Cleveland. He’s had leading roles in productions of “Carmen” and “The Marriage of Figaro” and played Captain Von Trapp in “The Sound of Music” at Heritage Music Theatre in Charlottesville, Virginia. Hines has performed in Italy, Austria, Russia and the United States. With a symphonic, oratorio and operatic repertory comprising nearly 75 works, his performances include Handel’s “Messiah,” the requiem masses of Verdi and Mozart, Beethoven’s “Piano Fantasy” and “9th Symphony” and Haydn’s “Creation,” the latter of which he performed with the UF Concert-Chorale in 2015. Tickets are free to the public. They may be reserved at the Marathon Center box office at 200 W. Main Cross St. from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, or from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The box office can also be accessed online at www.marathoncenterarts.org or by calling 419-423-2787.
Adam Cappa 8:00 pm
Adam Cappa @ Yoder Recital Hall
Apr 10 @ 8:00 pm
BLUFFTON — Recording artist and songwriter Adam Cappa will kick off Spiritual Life Week at Bluffton University during an 8 p.m. concert Sunday, April 10, in Yoder Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. Cappa released his first full-length studio album “The Rescue” in 2012 on BEC Recordings. He had Billboard success with his first single “The Rescue,” which peaked at 22 on the Billboard Christian Chart and at seven on the Billboard Heatseakers Chart for new and developing artists. Cappa will also lead the music during a worship service preceding the concert at 7 p.m. The service will include a message by Spiritual Life Speaker Cyneatha Millsaps, lead pastor at Community Mennonite Church in Markham, Illinois. Millsaps, who also serves as a multicultural liaison for the Illinois Mennonite Conference, will present a lecture at 11 a.m. April 12 titled “Living and Trusting in the Word of God.” The talk will be given in Founders Hall on campus. There is no charge to attend. The theme for Spiritual Life Week is “No Longer Strangers: Together in God’s Family” based on Ephesians 2:19. One week each semester is set aside for Spiritual Life Week, a special time for focusing on Christian life. Students play a major role in planning activities during the week that help strengthen growth and faithfulness in their relationship with God. The week includes guest speakers and special times of worship.
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United Way of Hancock County Annual Meeting 5:30 pm
United Way of Hancock County Annual Meeting @ Hilton Garden Inn
Apr 12 @ 5:30 pm
The United Way of Hancock County will hold its 61st annual meeting Tuesday at the Hilton Garden Inn. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a Gaslight Society reception for donors of $750 or more annually. The annual dinner meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a social reception, meal and presentations. Two community members will be honored during the event. Alisha Schroeder will receive the Secor Scholar Award, a $2,000 renewable scholarship honoring Steven and Doris Secor; and David Whikehart will be presented with the Jeri Bjorling Memorial Distinguished Volunteer Award. The event costs $30 per person or $240 for a table of eight. Register by visiting LiveUnitedHancockCounty.org or call 419-423-1432.
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Van Buren High School Cabaret 2016 7:30 pm
Van Buren High School Cabaret 2016 @ Van Buren High School
Apr 15 @ 7:30 pm
VAN BUREN — The Van Buren High School Music Department presents Cabaret 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens.
The Huntertones 8:00 pm
The Huntertones @ Alexandria's
Apr 15 @ 8:00 pm
Part of the Arts Partnership’s After Hours series. The New York-based jazz group features heavy horn-driven compositions that meld jazz, funk, soul, hip hop, gospel, R&B, and rock. General admission tickets are $15 presale and $20 at the door. Ticket sales will begin Aug. 10 for Arts Partnership patrons and on Aug. 24 to the public.
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Riley Creek Festival 11:00 am
Riley Creek Festival @ Sommer Center
Apr 16 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
Bluffton University will host the annual Riley Creek Festival from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the Sommer Center. The festival will feature family-friendly inflatables, face painting, music, games and other activities, concluding with the traditional rubber duck race on Riley Creek. Rubber ducks will be sold for $1 each, with proceeds benefitting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Duck race winners will receive prizes donated by local businesses. Riley Creek Festival concludes the university’s Lil’ Sibs weekend. A full schedule of events can be found at http://www.bluffton.edu/studentlife/involvement/events/rcf.html. The event is free, and lunch can be purchased for $9.
Raise Choir 7:30 pm
Raise Choir @ Yoder Recital Hall
Apr 16 @ 7:30 pm
Raise Choir is bringing a performance of spirituals, traditional and contemporary gospel music to Bluffton University for its April Artist Series. The choir was formed in Columbus in 1986 and its members represent several churches, choirs and denominations. The university’s gospel choir will join the Raise Choir for several selections. Tickets are available at http://tickets.bluffton.edu or at the Marbeck Center information desk. Reserved seats are $15 for Bluffton faculty and staff, $5 for Bluffton students, $25 for adults, $20 for senior citizens and non-Bluffton college students and younger and $10 for children ages 6-13. Kids 5 and under admitted free.
The Broadway Boys 7:30 pm
The Broadway Boys @ Biggs Theatre at Freed Center
Apr 16 @ 7:30 pm
ADA — The Ohio Northern University Freed Center for the Performing Arts will host The Broadway Boys at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Freed Center’s Biggs Theatre. The Broadway Boys are a collection of Broadway singers who have performed on “America’s Got Talent” and “The Today Show.” Their album, Lullaby of Broadway, debuted at No. 6 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart. Tickets for each of the Freed Center performances are $25 for general admission, $20 for seniors, $15 for ONU faculty and staff and $10 for students and children. The Freed Center box office is open Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Phone orders are accepted with American Express, MasterCard, Visa or Discover by calling 419-772-1900. Tickets also are available online at freedcenter.com
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An Evening at the Cabaret 7:30 pm
An Evening at the Cabaret @ Cory-Rawson High School Auditorium
Apr 22 @ 7:30 pm
RAWSON — The Cory-Rawson Impressions presents “An Evening at the Cabaret” at 7:30 p.m. April 22 and 23 in the Cory-Rawson High School Auditorium. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets will be available at the door. A silent auction will be held and snacks and drinks will be provided for those attending.
Bluffton University Pops Concert 7:30 pm
Bluffton University Pops Concert @ Yoder Recital Hall
Apr 22 @ 7:30 pm
Four Bluffton University musical ensembles will come together to present the annual Pops Concert. Providing instrumental music will be the university’s Jazz Ensemble and Concert Band, both conducted by Dr. Roy Couch, assistant professor of music. Dr. Mark J. Suderman, professor of music, conducts both performing choral groups, Camerata Singers and the University Chorale. Accompanying the Chorale’s performance will be Ana Yoder Coulter on piano. The concert will feature a mix of Broadway tunes, secular music and songs with an international flair.
The Four Seasons with a Twist 8:00 pm
The Four Seasons with a Twist @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary's TLB Auditorium
Apr 22 @ 8:00 pm
The Toledo Symphony, violin soloists and celebrated Argentine Tango dancers will collaborate for a special performance at the University of Findlay at 8 p.m. Friday, April 22, in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium. “The Four Seasons with a Twist,” presented as a conductor-less performance, features two compositions: the much beloved “Four Seasons” by Antonio Vivaldi and a tango setting of “Seasons of South America” by Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla. During the South American seasons, dancers from The Ballroom Company, including Erin Myrice, Nicole Nieves, Kristin Rummell, Kyle Solomon and Gil Aromas, will join the orchestra to illustrate the music through tango. UF’s Marie Louden-Hanes, art history professor, will narrate. It’s the “Four Seasons” as you’ve never heard it before with Vivaldi’s classic paired with Piazzolla’s tango-flavored depiction of changing seasons in his native Argentina. Two Toledo Symphony Orchestra musicians, including concertmaster Kirk Toth and Merwin Sui, will perform in virtuosic solo roles. This event is part of the University’s Concert and Lecture Series. Tickets are on sale at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Findlay. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and $10 for UF faculty, staff and non-UF students. UF student tickets are free with a valid UF ID. They can be purchased online at www.marathoncenterarts.org, by calling the performing arts center at 419-423-2787 or by stopping by the box office at 200 W. Main Cross St.
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An Evening at the Cabaret 7:30 pm
An Evening at the Cabaret @ Cory-Rawson High School Auditorium
Apr 23 @ 7:30 pm
RAWSON — The Cory-Rawson Impressions presents “An Evening at the Cabaret” at 7:30 p.m. April 22 and 23 in the Cory-Rawson High School Auditorium. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets will be available at the door. A silent auction will be held and snacks and drinks will be provided for those attending.
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Swing in the Spring 7:30 pm
Swing in the Spring @ Freed Center
Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm
ADA — The ONU Jazz Ensemble will present “Swing in the Spring” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts. The Jazz Ensemble will perform a wide selection of classics from the Ellington and Basie bands. The performance also will feature the ONU Student Jazz Combos and Gene Parker on saxophone. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for seniors, $10 for ONU faculty and staff, and $5 for students and children. The Freed Center box office is open Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. Phone orders are available by calling 419-772-1900. Tickets also are available online at www.onu.edu/freed.
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