Area Arts Events: 09-03-14

Ballyhoo! headlines Live Wire
Voted one of America’s top party rock bands Ballyhoo! will headline the  Live Wire concert of the school
year Thursday at 7 p.m. at  Clazel Entertainment, 127 N. Main St. Bowling Green.
Ballyhoo! delivers a powerful mix of  rock, reggae, punk, and pop. The band’s fifth studio album
“Pineapple Grenade”  broke through the Billboard Top 200 at No. 189 and reached No. 4 at Billboard
Heatseekers and No. 5 at iTunes Alternative charts.
Ballyhoo’s 2011 release “Daydreams,” debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Reggae Charts and No. 4 on Amazon.

Also on the bill will be Pittsburgh-based Lovebettie who will be performing a set of “swagger rock” in
advance of opening the Black Swamp Arts Festival Friday. Lovebettie was named to the 10
bands to watch list and was runner up in the CBS Grammy Gig of a lifetime competition.
Two other up-and-coming bands, Tropic Bombs, from Toledo, and the power pop band The Girls! from
Columbus, will also perform.
Tickets are $10 in advance and available at, Finders Records in
Bowling Green and the Clazel box office.
The Live Wire concert series, in its fourth season, is recorded as a TV and radio show by WBGU-FM. The
Live Wire TV show airs on WBGU-TV and is available free of charge to PBS affiliates.​
Miller to read from new books
Local author Anesa Miller give a reading from her recent books at Grounds for Thought, 174 S. Main St.,
Bowling Green, Thursday at 7 p.m. on the eve of the Black Swamp Arts Festival.
Among the works she will read will be “That Summer,” which describes life in Bowling Green in the months
before 9/11. The recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship, Miller has published
two books a novel, “Our Orbit,” and “To Go Boldly: Essays for the Turning Years.” Both books will be
available for sale.
Also, during the festival on Saturday and Sunday, Miller will have a booth outside Grounds.
Way Library will  screen “Secret Life of Walter Mitty”
PERRYSBURG — Way Library will open its new season of  Show Me the Movie contemporary film series with
“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,”  Thursday at 2 p.m.
Based on James Thurber’s classic story and starring Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig, the film tells of 
Walter Mitty who finds escape from his humdrum life in daydreams filled with heroism, romance, and
action. The threat of losing his job, however, inspires him to take action in reality, resulting in a
true-life adventure beyond his wildest imagination.
Michael Peslikis at Degage
MAUMEE — Bowling Green pianist Michael Peslikis will perform with his trio at Degage,     301 River Road
Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m.
Joining Peslikis will be John Johnson, bass, and Will Kinsey, drums.
Peslikis welcomes guest artists. Singers should bring charts.
Ben Sidran visits Toledo
TOLEDO — Noted jazz pianist, vocalist and journalist Ben Sidran will perform Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at The
Toledo Club.
The concert, presented by the Art Tatum Jazz Society, will celebrate Sidran’s most recent album “Don’t
Cry for No Hipster.”
Sidran fell in love with boogie woogie piano as a child growing up in Racine, Wisconsin. He first
appeared on the scene playing rock notably with the Steve Miller and as a session musician in England
with Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones and others. His own recordings are marked by a cool, laid-back
style. He’s the author of several books and served as a host for NPR.
Sidran will  be accompanied by his son Leo Sidran on drums with Ricky Peterson on organ and Billy
Peterson on bass.
Tickets are $45, $35 for jazz society members and $10 for students . Reservations are required. Visit
Global Grooves showcases dance from around the world
TOLEDO — Global Grooves, a showcase of world dance and music, featuring dance and music styles from the
Middle East, India, and West Africa, will be presented Sept. 6 at 5 p.m. in The Martin School
Auditorium, 10 S. Holland-Sylvania Road.  
The performance will feature the students and company performers from The Aegela Centers for Middle
Eastern Dance, Aha! Dance Classes, and ALMA Dance Experience.
Tickets are $10 at the door, and $8 in advance through