September 19, 2014

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‘Vaudeville’: Stage Left Theatre Company performs variety show fundraiser to benefit the local nonprofit

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By JOHN BENSON Special to The Gazette MEDINA — When times are tough, families come together to offer support and enjoy each other’s company. This simple idea is the driving force behind the nonprofit Stage Left Theatre Company’s debut fundraiser, “Vaudeville Revue,” which takes place Jan. 30 and 31 at the Drake Center for the Read More…

Bounty of backyard art

By JOHN BENSON Special to The Gazette Picture-perfect photos are what naturalist Meredith Krajewski said the Medina County Park District’s annual Nature Photo Exhibit is all about. This year’s entries can be voted on from Jan. 17 to Feb. 19 at the Wolf Creek Environmental Center exhibit, with the winners being announced Feb. 20. “The Read More…

Four area high school bands compete in annual Rock Off

By JOHN BENSON Special to The Gazette A lucky year 13 is what organizers of the annual Tri-C High School Rock Off are expecting in 2009 at the popular battle of the bands event, which takes place weekends Jan. 9 through 31 at the House of Blues. “Every year is lucky 13 with this thing,” Read More…

Cheers to the New Year

By Kristen Nowak Winn Accent Editor What will be in your hand as you toast to 2009? A glass of champagne is the easy answer, but Tom Virosteck, owner of the new Cana Wine and Martini Bar, 113 W. Smith Road, Medina, offers some other advice. “Absolutely something different, because it’s the New Year,” Virosteck Read More…

Irish band The Answer opens for AC/DC

By JOHN BENSON Special to The Gazette When looking back at the list of bands that have supported AC/DC over the years, two things stand out: most are semi-obscure groups and most fail to experience any sort of longevity. From The Poor in the mid-’90s to Slash’s Snakepit at the turn of the century, getting Read More…

Trans-Siberian Orchestra to rock out in Cleveland

By JOHN BENSON Special to The Gazette Let’s cut right to the chase. What in the world is taking Trans-Siberian Orchestra so long in releasing its next studio album “Nightcastle”? Promised two years ago and then again last year, the highly anticipated follow-up to the prog-rock outfit’s 2004 album “The Lost Christmas Eve” is quickly Read More…

Home, sweet, home: Brunswick Hills pastry chef enters Gingerbread Lane

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By Kristen Nowak Winn Accent Editor There’s an easy way and a hard way to build a gingerbread house. But no matter which route you take — from a kit or from scratch — it’s all about the candy. Glittering gumdrops, red licorice twists, mounds of M&Ms and creamy caramels make mouths water. And whether Read More…

Dirty Cowboys adds rock nights; former members of Boston to perform tonight

By JOHN BENSON Special to The Gazette MEDINA — Changes are afoot at local entertainment hot spot Dirty Cowboys, which opened less than two years ago. “We’re definitely known as a country bar,” said Jake Thomas, Dirty Cowboys’ general manager. “And it was going well at first until basically we attracted the identity of being Read More…

Cleveland Play House revisits ‘A Christmas Story’ tradition

By JOHN BENSON Special to The Gazette A funny thing has happened to the Cleveland Play House with its annual holiday show “A Christmas Story,” which runs now through Dec. 21 in the Bolton Theatre. While the stage production of Jean Shepherd’s 1983 holiday classic movie “A Christmas Story” originally was featured at a few Read More…

Annual Boar’s Head Festival presents medieval Christmas

By JOHN BENSON Special to The Gazette YORK TOWNSHIP — For that person looking for something different or who hasn’t upgraded their wardrobe in centuries — and we’re talking since the 13th and 15th century — the Buckeye Community Theatre has the perfect night out planned with its annual Boar’s Head Festival Dec. 6 in Read More…