Area arts events (2-14-14)


BG Winterfest ready to rock
Music venues will keep the Winterfest rocking on Saturday night.
Grounds for Thought will host Bob Manley with the drummer Bob Rex band. The group plays regular Sunday
night sessions at the Village Idiot in Maumee.
Manley explained recently that the band has been working with a couple younger keyboard players. Kyle
Turner will be bringing in his Hammond B3 and Leslie amp. The sound veers toward a funkier, greasier
style of jazz, Manley, who plays saxophone and flute.
Also, having Turner on organ frees John Johnson up to switch from bass to guitar, his main instrument,
Manley said.
At Howard’s Club H, the all-female punk band Kitty Glitter will headline a show. Featured acts will be
Mechanical Cat and Fragile X.
At Stone’s Throw, Acoustic Penguin, featuring teen fiddle prodigy Grant Flick, will play its distinctive
mix of bluegrass and swing.
Art songs on tap at St. Tim’s
PERRYSBURG – Music of Rachmaninoff, Poulenc – Song as Art will be presented Sunday at 4 p.m. as part of
the St. Tim’s Discovers Series at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 871 E. Boundary The event features
vocalists soprano Cheryl Babb, tenor Brian White and bass and countertenor Micah Graber with pianist Amy
The 45-minute performance will include: "Seven Secular Songs" by William Presser, "Die
Nachtigall" by Berg, "In the Silent Night" by Rachmaninoff, "Breit uber mein
haupt" by Strauss, "La Rosa y el sauce" by Gustavino and "On Wenlock Edge" by
Vaughan Williams.
Babb, from Perrysburg, most recently performed as the soprano soloist in Messiah with the Toledo Symphony
Orchestra. White from Ann Arbor, Mich., has been a soloist in major works by Haydn, Mozart and Bach.
Graber, from Toledo, teaches at Ohio Northern University and The Toledo School for the Arts. All three
are members of the Canterbury Singers, USA, a choir based in northwest Ohio.
A free will offering will be accepted to help defray expenses.
PRIZM shows abstract art
PERRYSBURG – "The Girl with Purple Hair," an exhibit of abstract art by painter Sarah C.
Bonham, is on on view at the Levis Commons Starbucks, 3145 Levis Commons Blvd.
Bonham, of Bowling Green, uses oils and acrylics to create bright and textured paintings.
The show is part of PRIZM Creative Community’s Art in Public Places Program,
The show continues through March 31.
Festival youth committee seeking new members
The Black Swap Arts Festival Youth Art Committee is preparing for the 2014 festival, and is seeking new
members for the Youth Art Planning Committee.
An organizational meeting will be held Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. at Grounds for Thought, 174 S. Main St.
For information contact Matt Reger at [email protected].
Symphony, amateur musicians share stage for performance
TOLEDO – The Toledo Symphony Orchestra will present a ProAm Concert Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Toledo
Museum of Art Peristyle.
Conducted by Stefan Sanderling, the program brigs together more than 70 adult amateur musicians who will
perform side by side with members of the symphony.
The joint orchestra will perform: Max Steiner, "Tara’s Theme" from "Gone With the
Wind"; Johannes Brahms, "Academic Festival Overture"; J.S. Bach, "Little Fugue in G
Minor"; Pietro Mascagni, "Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana"; Georges Bizet,
"Toreadors March" from "Carmen"; George Gershwin, "Porgy and Bess
Selections" and Beethoven, finale from Symphony No. 5.
To reserve free tickets call 419-246-8000.
Jazz bassist celebrates birthday with jam session
TOLEDO – Bassist Clifford Murphy, the dean of the Toledo jazz scene, will celebrate his 82nd birthday
Wednesday during a Jazz on the Maumee show, at 6 p.m. in the Grand Plaza Hotel Ballroom, 444 N. Summit
The long-time resident and former proprietor of the club Murphy’s Place will be joined by long-time
collaborator vocalist Glenda Biddlestone and other jazz performers.
Tickets are $30, $5 for students and $20 for members of the Art Tatum Jazz Society. Deadline for
reservations is Tuesday. Visit
‘American Idiot’ tickets on sale
TOLEDO – Tickets are now on sale for the national tour production of "American Idiot" at the
Stranahan Theater March 2 at 3 and 7:30 p.m.
Based on the music of the band Green Day, the show features the hits "Boulevard of Broken
Dreams," "21 Guns," "Wake Me Up When September Ends," "Holiday" and
"American Idiot."
Tickets start at $28. Available online at and

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