A&E Briefs: 4-12-19


See Owens students’ art work
PERRYSBURG — The opening reception for the student art show at Owens Community College is tonight at 6 in
the Terhune Art Gallery.
The show runs through May 10. The juried exhibition will showcase the best student work produced in the
College’s Visual Art classes this academic year.
The gallery is open Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and by appointment by calling 567-661-7081.
Square dance in Rossford
ROSSFORD — The Second Saturday Square and Contra Dance is at Rossford United Methodist Church, 270 Dixie
Dance from 7:30-10:30 p.m., with instruction starting at 7 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for
students age 12 through graduate school.
Partners are not necessary, and beginners and families are welcome. All types of dances are taught.
Bowling Green’s Toraigh will perform.
For more information on the dance, see NOTMAD.org or call 419-377-9136.
BGSU offers events to celebrate World Voice Day
Be Kind with Your Voice is the theme of Wednesday’s World Voice Day celebration at Bowling Green State
The event, which is free and open to the public, will include free vocal health screenings, information
about vocal health, and musical entertainment by students from the College of Musical Arts.
Community members with concerns about their voice or who want to learn about the importance of good vocal
health are welcome to attend.
Speech-language pathology graduate students, who are supervised by licensed, certified speech-language
pathologists, will provide free vocal health screenings from 11 a.m.-noon and 1:15-4:45 p.m.
Vocalists from the College of Musical Arts will demonstrate the power and beauty of the voice when they
perform from noon-1 p.m. All events are in 228 Bowen-Thompson Student Union.
The celebration is sponsored by the College of Health and Human Services’ Department of Communication
Sciences and Disorders, the BGSU Speech and Hearing Clinic, the National Student Speech Language Hearing
Association and the College of Musical Arts.
Guests with disabilities are requested to indicate if they need special services, assistance or
appropriate modifications to fully participate in this event by contacting Accessibility Services at
[email protected] or 419-372-8495 prior to the event.
Barbershop show celebrates ups and downs of falling in love
FOSTORIA — The Fostoria Lake Plains Chorus will present its annual barbershop show April 27 at 4 p.m. at
the Fostoria High School Performing Arts Center, 1001 Park Ave.
This year’s show, titled Happy Together, features songs in the barbershop style that celebrate falling in
love and the ups and downs that go with it. It will also feature the Fostoria chapter quartets Paragon
and the Mixatones, as well as the 2016 international champion quartet Forefront.
Tickets in advance are $12 for the show and $8 for the afterglow, which features more quartet singing and
meal. Tickets can be purchased by sending email to [email protected], calling Bob Manz at
419-927-4490, or by contacting any member of the Lake Plains Chorus. Tickets will also be available at
the door for $14.
The Fostoria Lake Plains Chorus began in 1962, headed by Dick Lee, Larry Strahm, Glenn Quisinberry and
other men who loved to harmonize. The original music director was Howard Reddick. Some early chapter
quartets included the Elks Club Four, the Seneca Lads, the Bar-B-Que 4, and the Four Winds. Fred Schmidt
took over as director in 1967 and directed his first show in 1968. He led the chorus until his
retirement after directing his 50th annual show in 2017. The chorus is now led by Mark Statler.
Lake Plains Chorus is the Fostoria chapter of the national Barbershop Harmony Society. The chapter has
performed all over this part of Ohio, at every county fair in the territory, at local celebrations,
concerts in the park, church services and funerals.
This year, they will host the 2016 international champion Forefront.
Forefront Quartet is the 2016 Barbershop Harmony Society international champion quartet. The quartet
formed in August 2009 and quickly made waves at the international quartet competitions, earning a fifth
place bronze medal in 2013 and two 2nd place silver medals, in 2014 and 2015.
They are one of Barbershop Harmony Society’s most sought-after quartets, and pride themselves in
providing their audiences with real emotional experiences through a musical journey.

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