Ashtabula Arts Center, 2928 W. 13th St., Ashtabula, 440-964-3396. Gallery open 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is free. www.ashartscenter.org
“Visions of the World” drawings and paintings by Philip Sugden on diplay Sept. 10-Oct. 20 (opening reception Oct. 19 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.)
Conneaut Community Center for the Arts, 1025 Buffalo St., Conneaut. 440-593-5888. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 440-593-5888, www.conneautartscenter.org
“Flora, Fauna and Figures: The Nature of Our Art” by Janie Altrogge and Jan Borgner.
Erie Art Museum, 411 State St., Erie. 814-459-5477. The museum offers a variety of temporary exhibits, as well as a permanent soft-sculpture collection. Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. www.erieartmuseum.org.
Blue Moon Gallery, 245 N. Franklin St., Chagrin Falls.
Lakeland Community College, 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland. 440-953-7327. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends. All exhibitions are free and open to the public. For more information, call 440-525-7029.
Lake Metroparks, 8800 Chardon Road, Kirtland. 440-256-2122.
Lake County East End YMCA, 730 N. Lake St., Madison; 440-428-5125.
Lake Erie College, 391 W. Washington St., Painesville. 440-639-7856. Gallery hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Lake Farm Park, 8800 Chardon Road, Kirtland. 440-256-2122.
McDonough Museum of Art, across from the Butler Institute of Art, on Wick Avenue, Youngstown. Hours are by appointment Tuesday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday; and noon to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Parking is $3.
The Fine Arts Association, 38660 Mentor Ave., Willoughby. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Parking is free. 440-951-7500.
Presque Isle Artists Association, 4516 Wood St., Erie. 814-866-9351.
Rabbit Run Community Arts Association, 5648 W. Chapel Road, Madison. 440-428-5913.
Sculpture Center, 1834 E. 123rd St., Cleveland. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Trumbull Art Gallery, 720 Mahoning Ave., Warren. 330-395-4876. Open noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Free.
Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown. 330-742-3285. Tuesdays by appointment; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Valley Art Center, 155 Bell St., Chagrin Falls. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. www.valleyartcenter. org.
Wildwood Cultural Center, 7645 Little Mountain Road, Mentor. 440-947-5735.
All Shook Up, on Nov. 3 from 10am-noon and Nov. 4 from 5-8 p.m at Ashtabula Arts Center. Come prepared with a short song and monologue in the style of show (audition total less than 2 minutes). Bring list of conflicts. Rehearsals begin Nov. 11 and will run most Sun-Thurs plus some Saturdays.
Our Town, on Jan. 27 and 28 at 7 p.m. at the Ashtabula Arts Center. Callbacks on Jan. 29. Readings from script. Bring a list of conflicts.
Ashtabula County District Library has many free classes in computers, careers and the community. Many programs are free! For further info, call 440-997-9341 or check online (www.acdl.info).
“Mandala Workshop” Oct. 20 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $15 per person. Call for info.
Ashtabula Arts Center, 2928 W. 13th St., Ashtabula; 440-964-3396. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Classes offered for all types of dance, including ballet, and for music, voice, theater, visual arts and cooking.
Conneaut Community Center for the Arts, 1025 Buffalo St., Conneaut. 440-593-5888. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Classes are available in music, visual arts, theater, woodcarving, Zumba, tap, ballet, jazz, painting, yoga, and various exercise classes for all ages. Email kilpi1025@ suite224.net or contact CCCA through its website (www.conneautartscenter. org).
Fine Arts Association, 38660 Mentor Ave., Willoughby, is a nonprofit organization operating the School of Fine Arts with classes in music, art, dance and drama. FAA also offers a full season of theater performances, recitals, art exhibits and cultural activities. Funding is received in part from the United Way and the Ohio Arts Council. For more information, contact Wanda Wareham (440 951-7500, ext. 104). www.fineartsassociation. org
Ashtabula County Choral Music Society, for experienced singers over 17, rehearsals are 7 to 9 p.m. Children’s Choir, for grades 5 and 6, rehearses 4 to 5 p.m., and Youth Choir for experienced singers in grades 7 through 12, rehearses 5 to 6:30 p.m. All choirs rehearse Mondays at the First United Methodist Church, 4506 Elm Ave., Ashtabula. Fee is $30 per season. Visit www.accms. org or call 440-224-2681.
The Good Life is made up of volunteers who love to sing and share their talents, is looking for individuals to join. They perform Christmas and spring concerts at the Ashtabula Arts Center and for other organizations in the county. Anyone interested in auditioning or sponsoring should call Angela Ackley (440-998-1883).
New Horizons Band is an adults-only group geared toward beginning musicians and those who may be a little rusty. Meetings are Wednesdays at the Conneaut Community Center for the Arts, 1025 Buffalo St. Instruments are available for rent at $5 per session. For further info, call 440-593-5888.
The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, East Ninth Street and Superior Avenue, Cleveland. 216-771-6666. All concerts are free.
Cleveland Institute of Music will hold concerts in Kulas Hall, 11021 East Blvd. 216-791-5000. All concerts are free, unless otherwise noted. Seating passes for free concerts are distributed 30 minutes prior to the concert, in the lobby.
Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra is holding concerts at the Cuyahoga Community College’s Western Theater, 11000 W. Pleasant Valley Road, Parma. 216-556-1800.
The Singers Club, Waetjen Auditorium, East 21st Street and Euclid Avenue, on the Cleveland State University campus. Repertoire of traditional men’s choral music, bold commissioned works and modern compositions. 216-556-4405.
Cleveland Orchestra, Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. 800-686-114.
Friends of Music at Holy Trinity, One Trinity Place, corner of Penn Avenue and Clinton Street, Greenville, Pa. 724-588-8870.
Greenville Symphony Orchestra. 724-475-3885. Tickets are $10 for students and children; $12, regular. 724-475-3885.
Blossom Music Center, 1145 Steels Corners Road, Cuyahoga Falls. 216-231-1111.
Northeast Ohio Family Music Society, 2051 Kingsboro Drive, Painesville. 440-350-1663.
Erie Philharmonic, 1006 State St., Erie. 814-455-1375.
Fine Arts Association, 38660 Mentor Ave., Willoughby, in the Corning Theater. 440-951-7500. Free concerts.
Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Blvd., Cleveland. 216-421-7340.
Erie Art Museum, 411 State St., Erie, Pa. 814-459-5477. www.erieartmuseum. org.
Mentor Fine Arts Association, 38660 Mentor Ave., Willoughby. 440-951-7500.
Jewels Dance Hall, 1770 Mill St., Austinburg. For more info: www.jewelsdancehallonline.com or call (440) 354-5997.
PlayHouseSquare Concerts, For more info: ncmchorus.org or call (216)556-0590.
Cuyahoga Valley Heritage Concert Series, in Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Brecksville. Admission is usually $17 adults, $12 Conservancy members, $5 children 3-12.
Jewels Dance Hall, 1770 Mill St., Austinburg. For more info: www.jewelsdancehallonline.com or call (440) 354-5997.
Concert Series, at the Struthers Library Theatre, 302 W. Thrid Ave., Warren, Pa., and The Crown Theater, 21 E. Third St., Jamestown, Pa. Struthers: Call (814) 723-7231. Crown: Call (814) 489-3110.
Verb Ballets, Upcoming performances: Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. at Breen Center for the Performing Arts; April 18-20 at 7 p.m. at Cleveland Public Theatre. Call (216) 397-3757. Visit www.verballets.org or call (216) 397-3757.
GroundWorks DanceTheater, a Cleveland-based company that presents groundbreaking work in contemporary dance, which embraces risk and imagination, explores the human experience and enlivens the community. Tickets: $20 general, $25 preferred, $17 seniors, $10 students. For more information, check online (www. groundworksdance.org) or call 216-691-3180, Ext. 2.
Inlet Dance, for more info, check online (www.inletdance.org)
Ohio Dance Theatre, visit www.ohiodancetheatre.org or call 440-774-6077.
Ballroom dancing, presented by Lake Metroparks, second and fourth Saturdays, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., at the Painesville Township Park Community Center. $6 per person, 18 years and over; concessions available; doors open at 7 p.m. 440-354-3885.
Country dancing, presented by Lake Metroparks, every second and fourth Fridays of the month, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m., at the Painesville Township Park Community Center. $6 per person, 18 years and over; doors open at 7:30 p.m. Concessions available. 440-354-3885.
Bluegrass Jamboree, Oct. 27 from 7-11 p.m. at Hambden Grange Hall, east of Chardon. Featuring: Vertical Limit, Young & Blue, Coney Carver & the Rainbow Valley Boys. Call: (330) 898-3559.
Holiday Arts & Craft Market, Nov. 2 & 3 at the Conneaut Community Center for the Arts, 1025 Buffalo St., Conneaut. Three floors of crafts! $3 general, $2 seniors, kids free.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron. CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational and natural activities in one setting. Visit www. nps.gov/cuva or www. dayinthevalley.com or call 800-445-9667.
Cinématheque, the Cleveland Institute of Art, is located in the Gund Building at the corner of East Boulevard and Bellflower Road, University Circle, Cleveland. Admission is $8, for members $6. Check online for the latest offerings. www.cia. edu/cinematheque.
Victorian Perambulator Museum of Jefferson, Please make an appointment: (440) 576-9588.
Historic Jefferson Depot Village, a quaint preserved “living history” village reminiscent of early life in the 1800s in Jefferson (147 E. Jefferson St.).
The Finnish American Cultural Center, open by appointment, 1330 W. Eighth and Joseph. 440-964-5790 or 440-998-2061. www.faha-ashtabula.org.
Drake Well Museum, Regular summer hours are Tues through Sats from 9-5 and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Visit www.drakewell.org or call (814) 827-2797.
Ashtabula Arts Center, 2928 W. 13th St., Ashtabula. Season-subscription discounts available. Call 440-964-3396. “I Hate Hamlet” Oct. 26-28 and Nov. 2, 3 (dinner before show), 4, 9-10; “All Shook Up” Jan. 11-13, 18, 19 (dinner before show), 20 and 25-26; “Crimes of the Heart” Feb. 8-10, 15, 16 (dinner before show), 17, 22-23; “Our Town” April 5, 6 (dinner before show), 7, 12-14.
Straw Hat Theare, a summer-only theater is located on the grounds of the Ashtabula Arts Center.
Conneaut Community Center for the Arts, presents “Dracula Meets the Mummy” Oct. 19 (local restaurant deal), 20 (includes dinner), 21 (cookies & brew), 26 (local restaurant deal) & 27 (potion and treats), at 1025 Buffalo St., Conneaut. Call for tickets/prices: (440) 593-5888.
Broadway Series at PlayhouseSquare, subscriptions are available by calling 216-830-7221 or online (www. PlayhouseSquare.org). The seven-show KeyBank Broadway Series subscription package ranges from $85 to $480 per person. “Anything Goes” in Oct., “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” in Nov., “Pricilla” in Jan. 2013, “Sister Act” in March, “War Horse” in April, “Guys and Dolls” in May/June, “The Book of Mormon” in June/July.
Chagrin Valley Little Theatre, 40 River St., Chagrin Falls. “God of Carnage” Sept. 20-Oct. 28; “Veronica’s Room” Oct. 26- Nov. 10. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Tickets: $16 adults/ $12 seniors/students. Visit www.cvlt. org or call (440) 247-8955.
Erie BROADWAY Series. For more information: www. ErieBroadwaySeries.com
Geauga Lyric Theater, 101 Water St., in the historic Chardon Square. Visit www.geaugatheater.org or call 440-286-2255.
Lakeland Community College, Call (440) 525-7526 for theater info and (440) 525-7134 for tickets.
Rabbit Run Theater, a summer only theater. For more info: (440) 428-5913.
Akron Civic Theater, presents “Girls Night: the Musical” on Oct. 19 at 8 p.m., 182 S. Main St., Akron. Call (330) 253-2488.
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B-Side Music in Ashtabula is ready for Record Store Day
Record Store Day 2014 is Saturday and Ashtabula’s B-Side Music is ready for it. The day long event celebrates independent record stores around the world and provides vinyl and CD collectors with an opportunity to find rare releases and re-releases.
‘Charley’s Aunt’ at Harbor Playhouse will keep family laughing
The road to love can be a drag. Just ask the cast of Harbor Playhouse Theatrical Co-Op’s three-act family comedy “Charley’s Aunt.”
‘The Rocky Horror Show’ is well performed, funny and worth seeing
Mention “The Rocky Horror Show” and almost everyone has an opinion, whether they've seen the movie or stage adaptation or not. It has been a cult classic for over three decades, since its release in 1975, and it has garnered plenty of criticism and negative commentary. Because public reaction to this extremely odd piece of musical comedy has been so strong for so long, many with an opinion have never even seen the movie or play. And many certainly do not understand that it is a spoof of shock theater. Yet they continue to berate the show as immoral and lewd.
Ashtabula native nominated for Daytime Emmy
Freddie Smith was thrilled to hear of his nomination for a Daytime Emmy for his role on “Days of Our Lives.”
Music, art worldwide at Lakeside festival
A celebration of folk arts from around the world is the theme of the “Big, Wide, Wonderful World” festival Saturday at Lakeside High School.
ARTS IN BRIEF
The May art exhibit at the Ashtabula Arts Center will feature “Lake Shore Artists Presents...” On display today until May 29, the exhibit will feature works by local artists.
Country star George Jones dead at 81
George Jones, the peerless, hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic "He Stopped Loving Her Today," has died. He was 81.
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Few novels have been adapted for the stage as many times and different ways as Mark Twain’s “Tom Sawyer.”
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