September 2, 2014

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Cleveland gets big dose of glamour with Rock Hall inductions

The glitz of Hollywood once again came to Cleveland for the 27th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Induction Ceremony on Saturday night at Public Hall. Prior to the show, shock rocker Alice Cooper mingled with the funky George Clinton, while LL Cool J and Kid Rock shared a word. Then John Read More…

Tuesday night entertainment: Billy Currington

Billy Currington performs during the private Medallion Ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tenn., in May. (AP photo.)

When country music singer Billy Currington is cutting an album in Nashville, the Georgia native admits he has a few people in his mind from back home in Savannah that represent a litmus test of authenticity. That is, will this song connect to regular folk? “My niece is one of them,” said Currington, calling from Read More…

Monday night entertainment: Easton Corbin

Easton Corbin performs in June during the CMA Fan Fest in Nashville, Tenn. (AP photo.)

Patiently waiting for his chance in the spotlight for years, country singer Easton Corbin is starting to reap the rewards from his 2010 self-titled debut effort, which includes No. 1 singles “A Little More Country Than That” and “Roll With It.” Born and raised in rural Gilchrist County, Fla., Corbin spent much of his time Read More…

The Rock Hall celebrates 15 years

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Crystal may be the appropriate gift for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s 15th anniversary, but you’d better believe Rock Hall officials are feeling golden these days. With the institution recently seeing its 8-millionth visitor through its doors, you can understand the need to celebrate. To mark those occasions, the Rock Hall Read More…

Charlie Daniels brings classic tunes, politics to county fair

WELLINGTON — Mother Nature may have finally cooled things down, but the Charlie Daniels Band definitely turned up the heat Monday night for the nearly sold-out Lorain County Fair grandstand. In case fans didn’t know what to expect, the Mount Joliet, Tenn., artist kicked off the evening with a crowd pleaser and his calling card Read More…

Charlie Daniels to perform

AP file photo.

Even though country music icon Charlie Daniels has been performing professionally for more than 50 years, the North Carolina native and Nashville resident is excited about his new album “Land That I Love,” a compilation of patri­otic songs he cut over the decades, as well as new songs “Iraq Blues” and “(What This World Needs Read More…

Craig Morgan’s popularity growing

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If you’re not familiar with country music singer Craig Morgan, odds are you will be real soon. Not only did the Nashville native, known for his hits “Little Bit of Life,” “I Got You,” “Red­neck Yacht Club,” “Almost Home,” “Love Remembers,” “Bonfire” and “That’s What I Love About Sunday,” spend the spring opening for Carrie Read More…

Oberlin dispels the rage with dance

Marya Barrios, a student at the Oberlin Conservatory, performs as part of “Dispelling the Rage: Generations.” The work will be performed 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday at Hall Auditorium in Oberlin.

OBERLIN — When Nusha Martynuk first conceived the original production “Dispelling the Rage: Generations,” she strived to create a unifying environment with the overriding theme of getting along. “I wanted to bring together a lot of the diverse populations and the very diverse interests of our very talented Oberlin students who work in hip-hop and Read More…

Local family appears on ‘Family Feud’

From left: Anna Marie Hubert, Jen Graves, Vicki Jancsi, “Family Feud” host John O’Hurley, Jodi Dixon and Jim Dixon.

When Olmsted Township resident Jodi Dixon signed her family up online to audition for game show “Family Feud,” the 1990 Midpark High School graduate didn’t expect much. At best, perhaps the family would have fun trying out and maybe come away with a memory of a lifetime. “It was last summer when I had heard Read More…

LCCC to host benefit concert for United Way

ELYRIA — You don’t have to tell Gerald “Jerry” Skully, executive director of the United Way of Greater Lorain County, that times are tough. With a mission statement of assessing, prioritizing and funding human service needs around Lorain County, the benevolent organization also is struggling to meet its goals. That’s why it has scheduled “Give Read More…