All posts by Jeff McGinnis

Catch a Killer for a Good Cause

A murder is staged amid partygoers — guests dressed to attend a costume ball, each gathering clues and weeding out suspects. Questions hung in the air — who was responsible for all this and would we catch the killer in time? On September 23, the first Masquerade Murder Mystery Dinner in support of local charity

Toledo transplant to light up Columbus Caribbean Fest

September 9 will be a very happy birthday for roots reggae performer Ras Akkurate. The Jamaican-born artist, now living in Toledo, will celebrate turning 40 by taking part in the inaugural Columbus Caribbean Festival in the state capital, an event expected to draw over 5,000 people. Akkurate is excited with the opportunity to perform his

Valentine actors to bare it all in comedic musical

Director Jim Norman was blunt with actors auditioning for the production of The Full Monty. The musical— an Americanized version of a classic 1997 British comedy film— relates the story of six unemployed and down-on-their-luck steelworkers who are inspired by a touring Chippendale’s troupe. The group decides to earn cash by stripping as well, except

New installations bring beauty and symbolism to renovated Promenade Park

As the resurrected Promenade Park celebrated its grand reopening last month, attendees were treated to some magnificent sights, in addition to the sounds of music. Several stunning art installations have been added to Promenade, with more works to make their debut as part of the Momentum Art and Music Festival (September 15-17). From an illuminated

An updated guide to Toledo’s open mics

Whether you’re a veteran performer looking to test new material, or a rookie trying to overcome those stage-fright jitters, Toledo’s booming artistic scene offers plenty of chances to work in front of an audience via an open mic. “Open mic” is a catch-all term for an event that offers the opportunity to perform in front