Tribute artist to James Taylor
Nashville’s Sweet Baby James (Bill Griese) — the #1 James Taylor tribute artist in the nation — will perform his acoustic solo show “Walking Man” at the Loudonville Theater at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 16. Tickets are $12 for adults. and $10 for seniors and students ages 5-18. Children 4 and under are admitted free. For more information or to purchase presale tickets, visit The Ohio Theater’s website at www.theohiotheatre.com or call the box office at 419-994-3750. Tickets will also be available on the day of the show on a first-come, first-served basis.
Appalachian Acoustic Music Weekend
The annual Appalachian Acoustic Music Weekend will take place January 14-16 at the Mohican Lodge and Conference Center in Perrysville. There will be acoustic music all weekend (jamming throughout the lodge) and country cooking in the dining room. All events are free and open to the public. Check with Mohican Lodge for any questions regarding pandemic regulations. For room reservations contact Mohican Lodge at 419-938-5411 or mohicanlodge.com and for event information contact Barb Mast at 330-201-1748 or [email protected]
Flea Market at the Ashland County Fairgrounds
The Ashland County Fairgrounds will be holding a flea market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, January 15 at Mozelle Hall. Seats are available ($2 per foot) by calling the Parc des expositions office at 419-289-0466 or you can get a seat on Saturday morning starting at 7 a.m. Entrance to the market is free. For more information, call Cathy Rice at 419-289-0466 or email her at: [email protected]
Arms show in Medina
The Medina Gun Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 15 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 16 at the Medina County Community Center at the fairgrounds. Admission is $7. There are 450 display tables. Full schedule at www.conraddowdell.com/Page/Medina-Ohio-Gun-Show.
Art + Design Department Faculty Exhibition
The Art + Design faculty exhibit will open at Ashland University’s Coburn Gallery on Thursday, January 20, with a reception from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. February 17.
This annual exhibition – featuring the works of Keith Dull, Priscilla Roggenkamp, Dan McDonald, Cynthia Petry and Michael Bird – highlights the two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of current faculty as professional artists exhibiting in their potential fields. . Professors in the Art + Design department pursue active studio careers in addition to their teaching activities.
The Coburn Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and noon to 4 p.m. weekends. Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public. Face masks are required under AU COVID-19 protocols.
For more information on the exhibition, call 419-289-5652 or find the gallery on Facebook.
Ashland Symphony Orchestra Concert
The Ashland Symphony Orchestra will present “From the Champs-Élysées to Broadway” on Saturday, January 22 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Robert M. and Janet L. Archer Auditorium.
The ASO auditions five candidates for the position of musical director/conductor. Each will program and conduct a concert during the 2021-22 season. Michael Repper is both the conductor and star soloist of this program.
In addition to the 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in-person performances, this program will be available to stream on demand from Jan. 28 through Feb. 26. Tickets for the live and virtual concerts are $24 for adults, $21 for adults. seniors and $5 for children and students and can be purchased at the ASO office 419-289-5115 located at 331 College Ave, or online at ashlandsymphony.org.
The ASO currently requires all customers to wear masks. Customers can also request socially distant seating at the time of purchase. For announcements regarding any changes to these performances due to the ongoing pandemic, call 419-289-5115 or visit the website.
Kingwood Center Storybook Trail
The Storybook Trail at Kingwood Center Gardens features a new book called “Good Night, Bat! Good Morning, Squirrel!” This charming picture book by award-winning Geisel author-illustrator Paul Meisel tells the story of a lonely bat who thinks he’s found a perfect home – until he discovers it’s already inhabited by a shrewd squirrel. Squirrel does her best to oust her unexpected guest by leaving notes, but Bat misunderstands and thinks she’s happy with the new guest and wants to be friends. The friendship eventually blossoms as they find common ground despite humorous miscommunications and outward differences.
The Storytelling Trail is open during regular Conservatory hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is located along the Nature Trail that begins at the Peacock Playhouse. General admission is $5 for ages 13 and up; admission is free for children 12 and under and for Kingwood members.
Auditions of the Renaissance Theater
The Renaissance Theater has announced auditions for the remainder of its 2021-22 season, which includes musicals, plays and even shorts. Upcoming auditions include Broadway musicals like Spamalot, Once and Sound of Music in Concert by a Mansfield Symphony. Auditions also include new work written by local emerging artists, Jason Kaufman & Alison Bolen (Young and Unsullied), Aaron & Allie Nicolas (This Too Shall Pass) and a comedy short written by Tatum Hunter (Things We Know to Be True ).
Auditions are open to artists of all ages. All diversities are encouraged to submit as Renaissance maintains an equal opportunity policy. All Renaissance Theater health and safety policies are strictly enforced and subject to change at any time. Currently, all actors are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of negative COVID-19 test results every 72 hours during the rehearsal and performance process.
The deadline to audition is 12 p.m. on January 16, 2022. All auditions are conducted virtually by submitting a video to the Renaissance Theater casting team. For more information on shows, roles, or how to audition, visit rentickets.org/audition
Submit your audition via the Renaissance Theater audition form at https://bit.ly/RenAuditionForm, including the necessary information, link to your audition video, and feedback to the casting team.
This article originally appeared on Ashland Times Gazette: James Taylor Tribute Artist, Appalachian Acoustic Music Weekend Coming Soon