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Spider-Man climbs to top of box office PDF Print E-mail
Written by Associated Press   
Monday, 05 May 2014 07:24
NEW YORK (AP) — Spider-Man can still sling it at the box office.
“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” debuted with $92 million in North American theaters over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. It was a solid opening for Sony’s Columbia Pictures, which has released five movies about Marvel’s web-slinging superhero in the last 14 years.
The release of “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” essentially kicks off Hollywood’s summer season and its annual parade of sequels and spectacle. Marvel movies have regularly commenced summer moviegoing in recent years, and the “Spider-Man 2” opening begins the season with a business-as-usual blockbuster performance.
Toledo Opera bringing in star bass Samuel Ramey PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Friday, 02 May 2014 10:01
TOLEDO - The Toledo Opera  will welcome one of the biggest stars in international opera next season to inaugurate a new series of 20th and 21st century American operas.
Bass-baritone Samuel Ramey will perform the role of tortured preacher Olin Blitch in performances of Carlisle Floyd's "Susannah" in a  fully-staged concert format, Feb. 13 and 15.
Building on the success of three seasons of stable finances and regularly sold-out productions, Toledo Opera will add a third opera to its 2014-2015 season. Each opera features a powerful female lead, pushed by impossible circumstances to take up arms to defend herself in no uncertain terms.
The season opens with performances of Puccini's Tosca in a lush, traditional production conducted by James Meena on Oct. 10 and 12 at the Valentine Theatre.
As Mad editor Feldstein influenced America's wit PDF Print E-mail
Written by By HILLEL ITALIE /Associated Press Writer   
Thursday, 01 May 2014 14:03

NEW YORK (AP) — Before “The Daily Show,” “The Simpsons” or even “Saturday Night Live,” Al Feldstein helped show America how to laugh at authority and giggle at popular culture.
Millions of young baby boomers looked forward to that day when the new issue of Mad magazine, which Feldstein ran for 28 years, arrived in the mail or on newsstands. Alone in their room, or huddled with friends, they looked for the latest of send-up of the president or of a television commercial. They savored the mystery of the fold-in, where a topical cartoon appeared with a question on top that was answered by collapsing the page and creating a new, and often, hilarious image.
Thanks in part to Feldstein, who died Tuesday at his home in Montana at age 88, comics were more than escapes into alternate worlds of superheroes and clean-cut children. They were a funhouse tour of current events and the latest crazes. Mad was breakthrough satire for the post-World War II era — the kind of magazine Holden Caulfield of “The Catcher In the Rye” might have read, or better, might have founded.
Last Updated on Thursday, 01 May 2014 14:05
BGSU honors Shrude with lifetime award PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Friday, 02 May 2014 09:51
The Faculty Senate at Bowling Green State University has honored Distinguished Artist Professor Marilyn Shrude with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
She received the $1,000 award at the recent Faculty Excellence Awards. She has spent 37 years of her professional life at BGSU. An internationally known composer, Shrude is also an expert teacher, administrator, community liaison and advocate for contemporary music.
She has spent 37 years of her professional life at BGSU, during which both she and the College of Musical Arts have experienced enormous growth. An internationally known composer, Shrude is also an expert teacher, administrator, community liaison and advocate for contemporary music.
She played a critical role in establishing a doctoral program in contemporary music at BGSU in 2005, the first of its kind in the country, and is now the director of the program and its acting graduate coordinator.
She was the chair of the Department of Musicology, Composition and Theory from 1998-2011; was a founder and director of BGSU's MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music; a co-founder and former director of the New Music Festival, and led five study-abroad programs for BGSU students in Italy.
Area Arts Events: 05-01-14 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Thursday, 01 May 2014 08:53
Fremont theater presents musical 'Drowsy Chaperone'
FREMONT - The Fremont Community Theatre presents the 2006 Tony Award-winning musical comedy spoof, "The Drowsy Chaperone", weekends May 2  through May 18 at the Fremont Community Theatre, 1562 Dickinson St.  
The story concerns a middle-age musical theater fan who falls asleep while listening to a recording of his favorite musical, and the show comes to life in his New York efficiency apartment as he wryly comments on the music, story, and actors.
For times and tickets, call (419) 332-0695.
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