July 23, 2014

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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…

Comedy duo returns for Christmas charity show

By JOHN BENSON Special to The Gazette A former touring stand-up comedian who dabbled in local theater and improvisational troupes, Brunswick native and Medina resident Jim Dove decided to get back into the funny game a few years ago by teaming up with Lodi resident Rick Rudolph to create their own comedy duo. In the Read More…

Brunswick ACT bridges Christmas past, present

By JOHN BENSON Special to The Gazette BRUNSWICK HILLS TWP. — As a Newton D. Baker School of the Arts teacher in Cleveland, Brunswick resident Stayce Nabors feels she knows the ins and outs of providing a performing arts foundation for youth. It’s for this reason the Brunswick Alumni Community Theater Board of Trustees member Read More…

Medina native joins chorus line as a Rockette

By JOHN BENSON Special to The Gazette A little more than 300 kicks is what professional dancer and Medina native Katie Russell averages during one performance as a Radio City Rockette in The Radio City Christmas Spectacular. “It’s a lot more difficult because we make it look so easy,” laughed Russell, 27, a 1999 Medina Read More…