All posts by Jeff Klima

Janet Jackson to play at the Huntington Center

Dress up like you’re a member of the Rhythm Nation on Saturday, October 28, as Janet Jackson’s State of the World tour hits the Huntington Center. Singer of hits “If (I Was Your Girl),” “Nasty” and “Got ‘Til It’s Gone,” the multiplatinum artist and sister of Michael Jackson has recently returned to touring after taking

Socially conscious films at the Toledo Museum of Art

Two socially conscious films will be shown together: Birth of a Movement, a PBS documentary about African-American newspaperman and activist William M. Trotter, who, in 1915, spoke out about the dangerous message presented by the film Birth of a Nation, portraying the Ku Klux Klan as heroic mercenaries against a Black uprising, D.W. Griffith’s film

The Toledo Museum of Art presents Kara Walker: Short Films and Interviews

Further the conversation on race relations when the Museum’s Art House Film Series presents Kara Walker: Short Films and Interviews. Part of the exhibition, Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated), this series combines interviews with the African-American artist and two of her short films, offering an insightful look into her work.

Ghosts in the Glass City

Whether you believe in ghosts or not, you fully expect a visit from the supernatural when standing in the middle of the night in the nearly pitch black attic space of the Toledo Yacht Club. A mood-heightening green light has been cast over some toys— a stuffed bear, a toy truck, some bouncy balls— and

Gathering Volumes hosts two author events this month

Gathering Volumes is hosting two author events this month: Award-winning journalist Julia Torres will be doing a reading from her book Newyoricangirl…Surviving my Spanglish Life. The gritty story of a young mother from Jewish and Puerto Rican roots, this bio documents Torres’ time in Brooklyn including dealing with the events of 9/11. 2pm reading, 4pm

Become a better writer at the Toledo Writers Workshop

Want to become a professional writer? A City Paper contributor? You’re not alone. Join the Toledo Writers Workshop at its regular Tuesday meetings to brainstorm, read notes, get feedback and help other writers work on their manuscripts. Famed author Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club, Choke) cites joining a writers’ group as one of the major reasons