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CLEVELAND A woman in the play "Cuttin' Up: Wit and Wisdom from Black Barber Shops" wants her sons to observe African-American barbers at work. She says she wants them to see black men doing something positive. Just about all of the characters, all of whom are black, are doing positive things which makes the humorous and tear-jerking "Cuttin' Up" a good play for the Cleveland Play House to stage in February, which is Black History month. Charles Randolph-Wright's adaptation of the book of the same name by Craig Marberry is on-stage through Feb. 25.
10:59 AM Aug 23, 2010
EDITOR'S NOTE: This play is NOT intended for children, or anyone younger than the late teens. It may offend devout Christians and lovers of animals, particularly horses. There are scenes of full-frontal nudity and sexual content. LAKEWOOD The Beck Center for the Arts is making the most of an extraordinary opportunity: Staging Peter Shaffer's controversial and powerful Broadway drama "Equus," which is on the center's Mackey Main Stage through Feb. 25. The production comes just three weeks before a West End production is set to open, starring Daniel Radcliffe of "Harry Potter" film fame, and Richard Griffiths.
10:59 AM Aug 23, 2010
MONROEVILLE Village Council met Wednesday and took care of the following business: Voted unanimously to enter into a financial agreement with the Monroeville school district for use of the school as an emergency shelter. School officials estimated the project's cost at $29,000. Huron County Emergency Management Agency Coordinator Bill Ommert has provided $10,000 to help with the cost of installation.
10:59 AM Aug 23, 2010
Most people would agree the weather right now isn't conducive for a farmers market. But, unless it is before 9 a.m. or after 5:30 p.m., there's one in operation at Burnham Orchards in Berlin Heights. Sure, the Burnham farmers market is indoors at this time of year, but there is one nonetheless.
10:59 AM Aug 23, 2010
WILLARD - People complaining about the lack of amenities for recreational activities here will soon be hard pressed to support their claim. The City of Blossoms has completed one recreation-related project and two others are in the works. A walking trail on the west end of the city park is 90-percent complete, while plans for a soccer field and recreation center are under way.
10:59 AM Aug 23, 2010
Years of frustration, depression and aggravation are over for New London resident Tammy Fannin. She no longer lugs bags of extra clothes to work, or spends 30 to 45 minutes daily in the bathroom. That's because Fannin discovered Novasure, a surgical procedure to treat menorrhagia, or heavy bleeding during a woman's menstrual period.
10:59 AM Aug 23, 2010
Tina and Chad Hinckley used to have to scream at the top of their lungs for their son, Chad Hinckley Jr. to respond. It's not that the younger Chad chose to tune out his parents he physically couldn't hear them, or anyone else. Now the 11-year-old can, thanks to a pair of hearing aids donated by the Miracle-Ear Children's Foundation. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
10:59 AM Aug 23, 2010
Sorry "Saved by the Bell" fans. Dustin Diamond, the actor who played Samuel "Screech" Powers on the show, will be in Norwalk Friday, but a question-and-answer session with him is only open to the media.
10:59 AM Aug 23, 2010
If informal group discussions about socially significant works of art interest you, the Firelands Cafe Wha? Society might pique your interest. The group will meet at the Lapatea in Norwalk from 7 to 9 p.m. the fourth Friday of every month. The Lapatea is located at 10 Benedict Ave. There are no officers, membership fees, age or social restrictions only the desire to discuss books, poetry, articles, music, art, film, theater and other topics with others in an informal setting. Each month will feature a different discussion topic.
10:59 AM Aug 23, 2010
WILLARD City Council voted 5-0 Wednesday night to place an additional one-eighth percent income tax proposal on the May ballot to pay for the hiring of additional police department personnel. Council members Diana Olson and David Sattig were absent for the vote.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
GREENWICH Noah Ratcliffe, a blond-haired, brown-eyed boy with a bright smile, is alive today thanks to South Central custodian Tim Hall. Noah, a South Central second-grader, was choking on a piece of cheese during lunch Tuesday, which Hall noticed.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
If variety is the spice of life, Yvonne Matus' life certainly has zest. The rural New London resident enjoys hand crafts, reading, water skiing, music, solving puzzles, cooking and spending time with family.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
One of the songs Edison High School's marching band played in the Edison Festival of Lights was "Shout it Out." If this were a command rather than a song, it would have been unnecessary.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
MONROEVILLE The village school board unanimously approved an agreement Monday with the village for the installation of a generator and accompanying electrical upgrades so the school can be used as an emergency shelter. Work will begin in June, after students are through with school.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
Jeff Franklin was a 35-year-old bachelor who had been looking for Miss Right for six years. His mother, 57-year-old Norwalk resident Becky Franklin, hoped her only son, a computer whiz with a reserved personality, would meet someone before she died. Last February, Franklin logged on to an Internet Christian chat room his friend had directed him to.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
MONROEVILLE - The village has a new full-time administrator. Josh Eggleston served for a little more than a year in the same position in Thornville, west of Columbus and half Monroeville's size.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
Cheryl Ott watched and listened as the young woman on television gave advice to her daughter about living life. The mother would not be around to see and enjoy her child's milestones high school prom, graduation, dating, college, commencement, marriage and raising a family. So, before she died of breast cancer, the young mother made a tape for her daughter to hear her voice anytime she wished, whenever she needed help.
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HURON Watching a musical adaptation of the magical fairy tale "The Emperor's New Clothes" Wednesday night, I couldn't help but think about another enchanting show: "Wicked," the blockbuster Broadway musical that tells how the two witches in "The Wizard of Oz," became who they are. "Emperor's," like "Wicked," turns what we've come to know about the characters upside down to the point of seeming farfetched.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
Chances are, you and Robert Sweetgall have entirely different notions of health insurance. To him, it's not a document you sign that will help subsidize your health care.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
WILLARD State Rep. Matt Barrett attended Monday's city council meeting and said he will appear at future meetings periodically to update council and citizens on progress in Columbus. Barrett, who in November defeated Republican challenger Dan White, briefly summarized what has happened during his first few months in Columbus.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
St. Paul High School students have turned to the tried and true for their spring musical this year. They'll be performing Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Oklahoma," a classic 40s musical that has set the standards for modern musical theater, and a show that never seems to age. St. Paul Band Director Juli Burt who also directs the school's spring musicals, said this year marks the first time "Oklahoma" will play St. Paul High School.