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Thursday, 08 August 2013 09:05
Grape Smugglers in G. Rapids
GRAND RAPIDS - The Grape Smugglers will present the next program of the Rhythm on the River Arts Series on Sunday at 4 p.m. The programs are held in the Wright Pavilion located on the towpath between the canal and the Maumee River at the end of Lincoln Street behind LaRoe's Restaurant.
With over 150 combined years of musical experiences, The Grape Smugglers is a seven-piece band of players from the Toledo area covering many genres of music, including blues, rock, vintage R&B and soul, and country. Their set lists include Deep Purple, Average White Band, Doobie Brothers, Delbert McClinton and John Mayall.  
Members are Dave Stella, Rick Thomas, Jon Diener, Chuck Caswell, Joe Martin, John Grafing, and Grand Rapids' own Tim Tiderman.
The Rhythm programs are sponsored by the Grand Rapids Historical Society and are free to the public. Bring lawn chairs or blankets.

Auditon for 'Lettice, Lovage'
Auditions for the comedy "Lettice and Lovage," by Peter Shaffer, will be held Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. and Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Village Players' theater, 2740 Upton Ave.
The comedy will be staged Nov. 1-16. The director is Jeffrey Albright. Two men and three women are needed for the cast.
Lettice Duffet, an expert on Elizabethan cuisine and medieval weaponry, is an indefatigable but daffy enthusiast of history and the theater. As a tour guide at Fustian House, one of the least stately of London's stately homes, she theatrically embellishes its historical past, ultimately coming up on the radar of Lotte Schon, an inspector from the Preservation Trust. Neither impressed or entertained by Lettice's freewheeling history lessons, Schon fires her. Not one, to go without a fight, Lettice engages the stoic, conventional Lotte in battle to the death. This hit by the author of Equus and Amadeus featured a triumphant award-winning performance by Dame Maggie Smith in London and on Broadway.  
For more information call (419) 472-6817.

Homewreckers play Perrysburg
PERRYSBURG - The Homewreckers, a seven-piece, rhythm 'n' blues band from Toledo will perform a Music At the Market concert tonight from 7 to 8:30 on the lawn of Commodore Square Park, located on the corner of Louisiana and Indiana avenues.
The Homewreckers, formed in 1988, recently returned from hiatus with many of the original members.
If it rains the show moves to the Judy Beck Auditorium.

Toledo Rep Theatre prepares for Christmas in August
TOLEDO - Christmas is coming early to the Toledo Rep this year with auditions for "A Christmas Carol" set for Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at Toledo School for the Arts, 333 14th St.
Auditions are open for all ages. Performers should come prepared to sing 16 bars of music of their choice. Those interested in dancing roles should be dressed to move. Anyone interested in a speaking role will be asked to read from a provided script. The director is Debra Ross Calabrese,
"A Christmas Carol" will be performed at the Valentine Theatre Dec. 6-8. For more information, contact the Toledo Rep office at (419) 243-9277.

Charlie Rose adding fourth   TV show to his workload
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - As if Charlie Rose didn't have enough jobs, he's adding a fourth one.
The talk show host, 71, will oversee "Charlie Rose The Week," a 30-minute weekly program looking back at events in politics, business, sports, culture and the arts that will air on PBS.
In addition to the new show, Rose hosts his eponymous interview program on PBS, and on CBS he co-anchors "CBS This Morning" five days a week and contributes to "60 Minutes."
Rose told a Television Critics Association session Wednesday that he sleeps about six hours a night, and takes two daily naps because he believes it makes him more efficient. He rises at 5 a.m.

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